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Dunkin' Donuts looking at PP to replace foam cups

Dunkin' Donuts is testing a new polypropylene coffee cup that the company believes could help boost recycling.


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Reshoring not a big concern for AsiaMold exhibitors

Reshoring may be a hot topic in U.S. manufacturing circles, but the mid-level and small players putting in appearances at this year's AsiaMold in Guangzhou were taking a wait-and-see approach.


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Hong Kong's TK eyes expansion, may buy Nypro Tool operation

Hong Kong-based mold maker and plastics processor TK Group (Holdings) Ltd. said it's reached a tentative agreement to buy a tooling factory in Shenzhen from a multinational company, which it said is needed to expand capacity.


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India's plastic exports could hit $15bn by 2019

Plastic exports from India are expected to rise from the current level of around $8bn to $15bn by 2019, according to local officials.


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Study: 75 percent of Australia's ocean debris is plastic

About 75 percent of the trash found in the waters off Australia's beaches is plastic, with most of that coming from local sources rather than sea-borne debris drifting in.


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Investor group wants DuPont to split in two

Investment firm Trian Fund Management LP is calling for plastics and chemicals giant DuPont Co. to split itself into two firms, one of which would include most of the firm's plastics units.


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P&G removing PE microbeads from its Crest brand toothpaste

Polyethylene microbeads get most of their hype and negative press from their presence in face washes. Their gentle exfoliating abilities made them all the rage in face and body washes just a few years ago.


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Smartphone work pushes molding sales up 52 percent for China’s Eva Precision

Growth in supplying the smartphone and automotive industries helped Chinese processor Eva Precision Holdings Ltd. push injection molding sales up 52 percent in the first six months of the year, to HK$742.8 million (US$95.8 million).


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Bayer spinning off plastics business

Bayer AG will spin off its MaterialScience plastics group into a separate, publicly-traded company within the next 12 to 18 months.


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Chinese 3-D printing specialist aims at better materials, wider applications

Founded in 2009 by industry veteran Xu Xiaoshu, Farsoon now boasts of being third in the nylon 3D printing field, behind USA pioneer 3D Systems and Germany's EOS GmbH.


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