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More plastics machinery in Times Square

The Chinese plastics machinery industry has become a growing customer base for advertising in New York's Times Square.

DSM Engineering Plastics looks for future organic growth

Roeland Polet, the new head of DSM's engineering plastics business, talks about the company's market strategies and the impact of China's slowdown.

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Trinseo expands polycarbonate compounding capacity in Asia

Materials maker Trinseo SA now offers polycarbonate compounds in Asia.

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Global oversupply of PET to continue pressure on recycled PET

PET recyclers will feel pressure for the foreseeable future because of continued low prices of virgin resin, one plastics industry analyst believes.

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Zotefoams launches T-Fit insulation products

Zotefoams plc has unveiled a newly branded T-Fit range of high-performance closed-cell foam insulation products set to launch in the second quarter of 2016. T-Fit Clean will be the first product line produced at the new custom-built molding facility in China.

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Plastic engine helps Solvay push new automotive technology

Pushing the limits for plastics in extremely difficult under-the-hood applications plays an important role in moving polymer technology forward, and finding new commercial opportunities.

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Evonik adding nylon 12 powder capacity

Evonik Industries is boosting production of nylon 12 powder at its plant in Marl, Germany.

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Walking on water

For two weeks this summer, the artist Christo will turn an Italian lake in the foothills of the Alps into his latest participatory art project, building long, temporary bridges of plastic to form walkways stretching several kilometers over the water.

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Bottled water still on track to overtake soft drinks in US by early 2017

Coke or Pepsi? It ends up that a growing number of Americans are saying neither. And that means bottled water is the big winner as people continue their years-long retreat from carbonated soft drinks.

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India considers bans, incentives for plastic waste issues

Plastic waste from bags and other packaging are increasingly taking center stage in India, prompting governments to use both carrots and sticks: pushing ahead with bans but also creating incentives to use discarded plastic in more constructive ways.

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