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Tekni-Plex builds $15 million plant in China

Tekni-Plex Inc. has built a $15 million manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China, to meet demand for pharmaceutical and medical devices in the Asia-Pacific region.


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Uponor begins operations in China

The first Asian manufacturing plant for Uponor Oyj is producing plastic plumbing, heating and cooling pipes and tubing in Taicang, China, as the Finland-based company strengthens its foothold on the continent.


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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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Pipe group encourages innovation

"At the end of the day, what we're trying to do is build on a foundation going back to the 1950s to address the needs of design engineers and those creating new materials so there is one place to get clarity in what is becoming a very complex industry."


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Pipe showdown: Extruder and machinery supplier face off in court

When Walter Wang, owner and CEO of the world's largest plastics pipe manufacturer, decided to expand into mainland China in 2012, he probably never thought his new business would be impacted by his longstanding extrusion equipment supplier in a way that would end up in court.


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Chinese extruder builds new plant, cancels EV firm acquisition

China's leading profiles manufacturer Conch Profiles and Science Co. Ltd. has walked away from the negotiation table for its attempted acquisition of Chery Automotive Co. Ltd.'s electronic vehicle subsidiary.


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Baerlocher poised to benefit from China’s phase-out of lead stabilizer

"The China Plastics Piping Association (CPPA) has made a commitment to eliminate lead from stabilizers in plastics by the end of next year. That’s a pretty dramatic statement. If it happens, it would dwarf any other lead replacement from PVC on the planet,” said Andy Jones, global head of PVC additives at Baerlocher.


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Battenfeld-Cincinnati says China craves technical advantages

Battenfeld-Cincinnati Extrusion Systems Ltd. announced the first Asian sales of production lines with the company’s “fast dimension change” technology, which allows rapid changes in the diameter and wall thickness of extruded pipe.


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Norma fills large order from China

Norma Group announced a major order from a leading Chinese petroleum and petrochemical group.


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China's Lesso to build extrusion, molding factory in India

China's largest plastic pipe maker, China Lesso Group Holdings Ltd., is investing $45 million in an extrusion and injection molding factory in India, to try to capture growth in that country's building markets.


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