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Shanghai Kawaguchi and Yizumi in court over failed agreement

Shanghai Kawaguchi Machinery Co. Ltd. and Chinese injection molding equipment maker Yizumi Precision Machinery Ltd. are in a legal battle in a Chinese court over the breakdown of a 2016 agreement for Yizumi to buy a majority stake in Shanghai Kawaguchi.


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U.S. molder sees Baxter robots as way to compete against China

A small custom injection molding factory in the United States says its use of Baxter collaborative robots helps it stay competitive against China.


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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 Mehow builds medical molding plant in Malaysia

Guangzhou, China -- Chinese medical injection molder Mehow Innovation Ltd. is investing more than $20 million in a new facility in Malaysia, its first outside China, as it responds to global customers who want it to diversify outside its home country.


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Plastic Omnium expects to double revenue in China by 2021

French automotive components molder Plastic Omnium expects to double its revenue in China to 9.66 billion yuan (1.3 billion euros) by 2021, supported by a new research and development center and test lab in Wuhan.


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Industry vet Franz gazes on plastics’ ‘vast’ future

As part of a special report on the 75th anniversary of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Plastics News asked a number of executives for their thoughts on what the industry will look like in 25 years. In his 45 years in the plastics machinery industry, the globe-trotting Helmar Franz has been an executive on three continents


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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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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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Lights out with Evco Plastics in China

Dongguan, China -- In Southern China's bustling Pearl River Delta, Evco Plastics Inc. is mapping out an ambitious strategy far from its corporate headquarters in rustic DeForest, Wisconsin.


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