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Vinyl flooring makers seek tariffs on Chinese imports

U.S. vinyl flooring and tile makers are pushing for tariffs on Chinese imports, arguing it will result in more domestic investment and jobs, and help them overcome a flood of imports.

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China's plastic pipe makers eye global growth

Chinese manufacturers of the humble plastic pipe -- used to carry drinking water, irrigation water, sewage, electricity and gas -- are increasingly looking globally.

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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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Indian industry sees opportunities for plastics in infrastructure push

A spending push for $375 billion to improve India's infrastructure over the next three years is creating opportunities for the plastics industry, but polymer processors need to pay attention to minimizing their environmental impact.

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China’s PVC scrap imports rebound sharply

After a six-year decline, 2016 is becoming an inflection point for China's PVC scrap imports.

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AAT to make Plexiglas in China under Evonik license

Mooloolaba, Australia-based AAT (Advanced Aquarium Technologies) will produce Plexiglas acrylic glass in China under Evonik's license.

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Profile extruder builds capacity in China’s far west

China's leading profile manufacturer, Conch Profiles and Science Co. Ltd., is investing in a new plant in China's northwestern frontier region Xinjiang, as part of the government's border region assistance program.

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Dow to end solar shingle production

Just five years ago, Dow Chemical Co. unveiled a line of roof shingles that doubled as solar collection panels, calling the technology revolutionary.

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Evonik helping Antarctic scientists grow fresh veggie

Evonik has helped provide scientists at the edge of the Antarctic with fresh vegetables, such as cucumbers and tomatoes. The Polar Research Institute of China and Shanghai Dushi Green Engineering Co worked on the design of the Antarctic's first greenhouse.

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