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Sumitomo (SHI) Demag targets growth in Iran

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag, the injection molding machine manufacturer, has opened a new sales, service and consulting office in Iran.

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Making a profit from the UK's new polymer bills

The United Kingdom's new polymer-based bank note may say it's worth 5 pounds, but collectors have been paying well over that amount to get their hands on some of the first ones in circulation.

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New plastics technology 'could transform mainstream packaging applications'

A United Kingdom-based firm has unveiled what it called a "major new green plastics technology" which it claimed has the potential to transform mainstream packaging applications.

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K 2016 event to highlight 3-D printing

K 2016 will include special events that will explore the possibilities and limits of additive manufacturing.

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Covestro unveils Asia Pacific Innovation Experience Center

On the one-year anniversary of its spinoff from Bayer AG, Covestro AG debuted its Asia-Pacific Innovation Experience Center in Shanghai.

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Borealis studies feasibility of PDH plant in Belgium

Borealis AG has announced a feasibility study for a potential propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant in Belgium to support European supply of polypropylene and propylene.

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Four die in explosion at world’s largest MDI producer

China's Wanhua Chemical Group Co. Ltd. announced that an explosion occurred on Sept 20 at its 600,000-metric-ton-per-annum MDI facility in Yantai, Shandong province, and caused four deaths and four injuries.

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Maag Pump Systems opens India center

Maag Pump Systems, a maker of gear pumps, pelletizing systems, filtration systems and pulverizers, has opened its first sales and service center in India -- including a rotor sharpening workshop for strand pelletizers.

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Global plastic waste reduction initiative launched

A network of 90 non-governmental organizations have combined to unveil a new 10-point plan to eliminate plastic pollution.

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Analysis: Bag ban could up plastic use

Phil Rozenski, policy chair for the American Progressive Bag Alliance and director of sustainability for paper and plastic bag maker Novolex, expects plastic consumption to increase by about 30 percent to produce the larger, 2.25-mils-thick bags, and an increase in paper bag consumption as well.

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