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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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Dyson opens invention powerhouse at the University of Cambridge

Globally renowned inventor James Dyson has opened some of the world's most advanced engineering facilities at the University of Cambridge.


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Solvay’s Browning talks about managing capacity

Solvay Engineering Plastics General Manager Peter Browning spoke in depth with Plastics News China about plans to better support the business' Asian clients.


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Safety is Eastman’s magic keyword in China

Eastman Chemical Co.'s Specialty Plastics business is finding that "made in USA" and "safety" are keywords for success in China.


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Discovery may yield better material for electronics

Polymer scientists and chemists combined to uncover a new discovery that may lead to more efficient and cost-effective material for use in cell phones, laptops, lasers, LED lights and fiber optic communications.


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