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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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Haitian builds system for Renault’s new China factory

A late-comer to the world's largest auto market, French carmaker Renault is currently building its first factory in China.

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Engel, VW working on joint research into high volume composites in auto

Engel Holding GmbH, the Austria-based manufacturer of injection molding machines, is building one of its largest machines for a research center looking into integrating composites into high volume auto production.

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Dramatic price hikes for resin in Europe as supply shortages bite

European processors of standard thermoplastics were shaken in April by unprecedented material shortages and price hikes that they said bore no resemblance to the increase in the cost of feedstock.

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Lego expands Czech packaging facility

Danish plastic toy maker Lego A/S has completed an expansion of its plant in Kladno, the Czech Republic and expects to hire up to 600 more workers for the site. Lego is also building a factory in China.

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Tibet’s capital to hand out 420,000 free reusable bags

Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, plans to distribute 420,000 reusable shopping bags for free to its residents this year, in a bid to reduce the use of disposable plastic shopping bags.

China’s largest compounder sees 32 percent drop in profit

Despite double-digit sales growth, Kingfa Science & Technology Co. Ltd. saw its annual profit decline by more than 30 percent in 2014.

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Ube expands nylon capacity in Spain, reorganizes chemicals unit

Japan's Ube Industries Ltd. completed an expansion project in March to increase the output of nylon 6 at its plant in Castellón, Spain.

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Adidas phasing out plastic bags

Sporting goods company Adidas AG is phasing out the use of plastic bags in its own retail stores as part of a larger effort raise awareness about ocean plastic pollution.

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