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GAC wants to be a bargain brand in U.S.

How much does a Chinese brand need to discount its cars to make it in America?

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Resin price drop, U.S. acquisition bumps up Pret’s financials

Chinese automotive compounder Shanghai Pret Composite Co. Ltd. posted stagnant net profit for fiscal year 2014, but first quarter results received a strong boost from the acquisition of U.S. recycler WPR Holdings LLC, as well as higher margins.

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Japan develops carbon-fiber reinforced plastic gear

Japan's Gifu University and Central Fine Tool Co. Ltd. have co-developed plastic gears reinforced with carbon fiber fabric.

PolyOne launches Geon BIO PVC using soy-based materials

More than a decade of research is paying off for Battelle Memorial Institute in the form of Geon BIO PVC compounds from PolyOne Corp.

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The China Blog

China claims polycarbonate production milestone

China has launched what it calls the country's first large-scale polycarbonate production facility using domestically developed technology, and it's also the first non-phosgene PC project in China.

Jaguar Land Rover to begin using MuCell across its product line

Another automaker has announced plans to use Trexel Inc.'s MuCell molding technology in future production.

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Solvay launches South Korea plant construction

Solvay, the Belgium-headquartered chemicals giant, has launched the construction of its Highly Dispersible Silica production plant in Gunsan, South Korea, to address growing demand in Asia for energy saving tires.

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Plastic panels silence traffic noise

Australian packaging company Pact Group Holdings Ltd. has manufactured 180,446 square feet of lightweight polyethylene panels for noise barriers on a highway upgrade into Sydney.

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The China Blog

China’s top makers of lithium-ion battery separator film

As we continue to cover the fast-growing lithium-ion battery separator film industry in China, here is a quick reference to the major players.

Plastic scrap back to work on new roofs

From its own manufacturing facility to construction sites around the United States, DaVinci Roofscapes recycles about 300,000 pounds of polymer scrap annually.

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