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Reports: Foxconn considering Pennsylvania molding plant

Apple supplier Foxconn Technology Group is in early discussions about setting up an injection molding factory in Pennsylvania, as part of a look at a larger manufacturing presence in the United States, according to press reports.

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Wood-plastic composite toy trucks come to market

Toy trucks molded from a wood-plastic composite are designed to sustain interest among both children and their parents.

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International agreements, rather than kids, may impact toy production

While toy demand rides its own unique growth arc, questions loom about how international trade in the products will fare under a new U.S. government.

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Massive Lego plant opens in China, keeps focus on sustainability

Toy molder Lego A/S has a new 1.77 million-square-foot injection molding plant in China that, when it's operating at full capacity, will make 72 billion ABS bricks annually.

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20-somethings offer fresh take on old concept of pillboxes

The budding entrepreneurs found that pillboxes are not just for the elderly. Adults of all ages who take supplements or vitamins as well medicines could use a more efficient way to organize their pills and remember when to take them.

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SPE, Tupperware, Solvay discuss innovation

The Society of Plastics Engineers is all about innovation. Plastics firms Tupperware Brands Corp. and Solvay Group share that focus.

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France bans disposable plastic tableware

In France, picnics may become a plastic-free affair following reports that French government ruled to ban disposable plastic plates, cutlery and cups on Sept. 1.

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Lehrmitt uses 3-D printing for mold textures

Lehrmitt Associates Inc.'s design studios of Austin, Texas, is using 3-D printing to etch molds with tactile, textured surfaces that bring the finishing touch of an artist to plastic consumer products.

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McDonald's recalls plastic activity bands after complaints

McDonald's is recalling millions of activity wristbands that were given out in Happy Meals after getting reports from customers of skin irritations and burns from wearing the colorful plastic bands.

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Reshoring knife production slices through lead times

Production of high-quality kitchenware has returned to the UK from China with the help of an East Anglian injection moulding and tooling firm.

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