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Chinese compounder invests $15 million in US site

Chinese thermoplastic elastomer maker Top Polymer Enterprise Ltd. is investing $15 million in a factory near Atlanta, its first outside China, as it makes a bigger push into the U.S. market.


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Yizumi launches expansion plan

With orders up sizably in recent years, Guangdong Yizumi Precision Machinery Co. Ltd. has announced plans to expand its annual production capacity to 4 billion yuan ($630 million).


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Dow Packaging bets on Asia's middle class

Dow Chemical Co.'s Packaging and Specialty Plastics Division sees Asia's fast-growing urban middle class as a key market in coming years.


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Taiwan's FENC part of group buying unfinished M&G PET plant in Texas

Three global materials firms, including Taiwan's Far Eastern Investment Ltd., have formed a joint venture to buy an unfinished PET resin and feedstocks plant in Corpus Christi, Texas, for $1.125 billion.


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Taiwan's FENC winning bidder for M&G assets in Ohio, W.Va.

A PET plant in West Virginia and an R&D center in Ohio have a surprising new owner in Asian PET giant Far East New Century Corp.


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EU sets out ambitious plans to cut plastics use to protect environment

The European Commission adopted the first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics in January, saying that it wanted all plastic packaging in the European Union to be recyclable by 2030.


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Pact buys two Reynolds companies in Asia

Plastic packaging giant Pact Group Holdings Ltd. is buying two Asian packaging companies from Reynolds Group Holdings Ltd.


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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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Plastic Bank recycling effort partners with Henkel as it expands

Officials at Plastic Bank are forging major business partnerships, getting props from the United Nations and preparing for a Vatican visit as their programs to stem the tide of ocean-bound plastic spread beyond the shores of Haiti and the Philippines.


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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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