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In China, KraussMaffei pushes open the door

Guangzhou, China -- China National Chemical Corp.'s acquisition of Germany's KraussMaffei Group last year will open up business prospects with China's huge state-owned enterprises, said Xiaojun Cui, CEO of KraussMaffei Group China.


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China's BanBao to begin selling sustainable toy blocks this year

Chinese toy company BanBao plans to beat Lego A/S in the introduction of sustainable plastic children's building blocks.


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HP says 3D printing is moving from niche to production

Computer and printer maker HP Inc. is getting into the additive manufacturing industry and believes the new technology could disrupt traditional plastics processes like injection molding.


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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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