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BIR chairman claims ‘no correlation’ between oil and plastic scrap prices

The chairman of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) Surendra Borad has dismissed the link between oil and plastic scrap prices in an address to the World Recycling Convention & Exhibition in Dubai recently.

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China’s thirst, Sadara point to tremendous growth for Dow

Forget about China's "new normal" and slowdown. Further acceleration is right ahead for Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, which has been delivering already robust growth that exceeds 1.5 times the country's GDP rate.

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Phillips-Medisize adds design and development center in China

Medical injection molder Phillips-Medisize Corp. opened a new design and development center in China this week, rapidly expanding the company's Asia presence and its ability to serve China's growing drug delivery device market.

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Surface Generation expands in UK and Asia

Surface Generation, a provider of advanced materials processing technologies, has opened new technology demonstration facilities in the UK and Taiwan after successful trials for parts created using new injection moulding techniques.

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Auxiliary equipment maker expanding into new factory in Shanghai

Kawata Machinery Manufacturing (Shanghai) Co., the Japanese-invested auxiliary equipment manufacturer, will open a new factory this fall just in time for its 20th anniversary in China.

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BOPP film behemoth adding factory, production line

Production will start by the end of this year at biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film manufacturer Gettel Group China Co. Ltd.'s sixth plant. Gettel claims to be the world's biggest BOPP film producer.

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Frigel says Asia remains a steam train of growth

Italian cooling systems manufacturer Frigel Firenze SpA will expand its Asia-Pacific headquarters this year in Bangkok, Thailand, according to Ben Sutch, president of sales of Frigel Asia Pacific Co. Ltd.

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German automotive molder has Chinese growth plans in medical

Gaudlitz GmbH, a German injection molding known mostly for its work as a Tier 2 auto supplier, is actively looking to enter the medical plastics sector, said CEO Lucas Galuppo.

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The China Blog

What plastic rice?

I initially thought it was just a joke or misunderstanding, but "plastic rice" has become a diplomacy issue and is getting serious attention from government officials.

Q&A: DuPont investing to respond to market needs

DuPont Performance Polymers Asia Pacific Regional Business Director Colleen Pritchett sat down with Plastics News last week at the Chinaplas show in Guangzhou, sharing the company's strategies as well as market trends.

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