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ElringKlinger enters JV to bring more lithium-ion batteries to auto market

German auto parts maker ElringKlinger AG has a joint venture deal with the Chinese company Sichuan Chengfei Integration Technology Co Ltd. (CITC) to develop and produce lithium-ion battery modules.


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Lego wins against look-alike toys in China

The Danish toymaker Lego A/S has won a case against certain Bela-branded Lego look-alike products in the China Shantou Intermediate People's Court.


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Toyoda Gosei stalks a new world of products

The parts that Toyota Group supplier Toyoda Gosei Co. is best known for -- plastic molding, sealing strips, brake hoses and plastic interior auto parts -- are hardly the high-tech stuff of future technology. But the Japanese giant says it will not be sidelined in the coming era of autonomous driving and electrification.


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Chinese cosmetics molder HCP looks for European investment to be 'game changing'

Shanghai-based cosmetics industry supplier HCP Packaging Group is looking for significant growth in Europe with the acquisition of plastics firms in Germany and France, a company executive said at the recent CosmoProf Asia show.


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Cosmopack offers look at molding in the Instagram age

Let's talk about beauty bloggers, shall we? It may seem a strange topic for the plastics supply chain, but bloggers, those social media arbiters of taste, were on the minds of many manufacturers at the recent Cosmopack show in Hong Kong.


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P&G says Imflux has created new way to mold

After four years of secrecy, U.S. consumer products giant Procter & Gamble Co. is pulling back the veil on its Imflux process -- an injection molding technology that uses low, constant pressure to fill the mold, controlled by software and pressure sensors in the mold and the nozzle.


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TK Mold looks to Europe to train its next generation

The new head of one of China's largest export-oriented mold makers, TK Mold (Shenzhen) Ltd., is looking to Europe to help train the next generation of Chinese toolmakers.


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China Array goes off beaten path in medical molding industry

Companies specializing in precision engineering and high-performance plastics may still be something of a rarity in commodity-oriented China. But for Pittsfield, Mass.-based China Array Plastics LLC, it's a path the company has been walking for a decade now.


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China XD keeps up expansion pace

Automotive materials supplier China XD Plastics Co. Ltd. said Aug. 9 that sales rose 13 percent in the second quarter of 2017, to $313.6 million, as the company told analysts it plans to continue its aggressive spending on expansion.


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Process marries plastics, 3D printing and electroplating

Applications for 3D printing are growing at dizzying speed. One new strategy, however, stands out because it marries plastics, 3D printing and electroplating to easily create a complex research instrument that manipulates individual molecules.


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