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HP out to prove 3D printing is ready for wider production

Global computer maker HP Inc. is predicting open materials development and consistent build times will be the boost 3D printing needs for wider application in automotive and other industries.


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Eastman makes China the global launch for new bioplastic

Eastman Chemical Co. launched a new bioplastic material at the Chinaplas trade show that's made 50 percent from trees from sustainably managed forests.


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Chinese firms see gains but worry over costs, trade

China's Hong Kong-listed plastics companies are reporting mixed results for 2016, with some helped by government infrastructure spending, while others were citing increased pressure to move to lower cost countries like Vietnam or watching for signs of potential trade wars.


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American injection molder grows from 'crawl' to 'run' in China

Steady growth is prompting Poly-Cast Plastics (Suzhou) Co. Ltd., a U.S.-owned injection molding company in China, to plan a sizable expansion.


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The China Blog

The first African made smartphones are a sign of upgraded plastics industry

Africa is getting some attention this week in manufacturing and plastics, with news that a South African startup is planning to start the first-ever production of smartphones and tablet computers on the continent.



Electronics molder adding size, capabilities in Canada

Custom injection molder Patrick Industries Inc. is expanding in Markham, Ontario, and is preparing to enter thermoforming next year. Patrick is part of Season Group, a vertically integrated electronics manufacturer headquartered in Donguang, China.


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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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Executive Q&A: Michael Yung, CEO of TK Group

"The mold is an art piece. We say to be a mold-maker, you need to have the mind of a scientist but possess the craftsmanship of an artist."


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TK surfs the Industry 4.0 wave

In three decades, TK Group (Holdings) Ltd. has grown from modest beginnings to a powerhouse mold maker and injection molder that's on the speed-dial of top brands from Silicon Valley to Sweden.


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Dell on track to hit plastics recycling target

Dell Inc. is making fast progress on its closed-loop plastics recycling goals.


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