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Spain’s Antolin expands China auto footprint

Global auto interiors specialist Grupo Antolin has consolidated its position in the world's largest car market with the launch of a new headliners plant in northeast China.


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German auto parts maker execs resign after Chinese acquisition

Members of the executive board of German parts manufacturer Grammer AG have resigned following the company's acquisition by its Chinese joint venture partner Jiye Auto Parts GmbH.


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Haitian reports solid results but sees choppier waters

Haitian International Holdings Ltd., China's biggest maker of injection molding equipment, saw sales jump a healthy 16.7 percent to 5.877 billion yuan ($858.2 million) in the first half of the year but warned of risks from global economic uncertainty and the U.S.-China trade conflict.


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Big US plastics firm Pactiv pushes for tariffs on Chinese packaging

Pactiv LLC, one of the largest U.S. plastics companies, is pushing for tariffs on a range of Chinese injection molded and thermoformed packaging, including cutlery and tableware.


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China's Rebo has big plans for US auto lighting growth

In the North American vehicle lighting market, one player's desire to cash out was the ticket for another player to join in.


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Shanghai Kawata targets U.S. but wary over tariffs

Kawata Machinery Manufacturing (Shanghai) Co., a Japanese-invested auxiliary equipment manufacturer in China, is making a push into the U.S. market.


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Euromap unveils first digital 4.0 standard

The European machinery association Euromap is introducing what it's calling a significant step forward for the development of Industry 4.0, releasing the first common digital standard that allows machines from different companies to talk to each other.


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Yizumi launches expansion plan

With orders up sizably in recent years, Guangdong Yizumi Precision Machinery Co. Ltd. has announced plans to expand its annual production capacity to 4 billion yuan ($630 million).


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China's Haitian sees sales jump 25 percent

Haitian International Holdings Ltd., China's largest maker of injection molding machines, said sales rose 25.8 percent in 2017, with both exports and the domestic market showing similar gains.


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Push for electric vehicles means plastics may take charge

It should not be a shock to automotive suppliers that the plastics industry has an electric future. By 2025, electric and hybrid electric vehicles could account for 33 percent of total vehicle production worldwide, according to data from IHS Markit Ltd., and suppliers are being tapped by OEMs to put different composites and materials into real-world vehicle applications.


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