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Indian plastics group targets bottle waste

An Indian plastics environmental group and the country's largest brand for packaged water, Bisleri International Pvt. Ltd., have launched a trial program in schools to promote plastics bottle recycling, and the plastics group hopes to take it nationwide.

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EU sets consumption goal of 40 plastic bags per person by 2025

Representatives of European Union member states hammered out a deal Nov. 21 to reduce consumption of lightweight plastic bags to 40 bags per person per year by 2025.

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Three advancements have driven injection molding technology

Injection molding technology has made major advances in the last 25 years, from largely a world of shoot-and-ship to doing as much as possible at the press -- using automation to remove parts and assemble them, two-shot molding, even assembling parts inside the mold.

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Renners leaving Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

Christian Renners, chief sales officer and a member of the managing board, is leaving injection molding press manufacturer Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH.

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Faurecia aims to double annual China sales

French supplier Faurecia SA aims to double its annual China sales by 2018 as it builds a wave of new factories.

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Press maker partners with medical equipment firm to expand

A leading Taiwanese plastic machinery manufacturer and a Chinese medical equipment maker have broken ground on a new joint venture factory in central China.

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Small is beautiful in Nissei’s newest press

Responding to customer demand for flexibility, Japanese plastics-equipment manufacturer Nissei Plastic Industrial Co. Ltd. is demoing a caster-mounted injection molding machine so small that a single worker can wheel it around a factory floor.

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Cosmetic packaging suppliers embrace new brands, social media

Intensified competition, coupled with a social media-fueled shift in the way cosmetics are marketed and purchased in China, is opening opportunities for Asian packagers that can provide close B2B service.

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Molder Carclo expands in China, chasing medical growth

U.K.-based injection molder Carclo plc is "significantly" expanding its Chinese medical manufacturing capacity with a new factory, as the company said it's seeing growing business from global medical device firms there.

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Bayer flame-retardant PC blends keep evolving

Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) introduced a further development on the back of the 3000 flame-retardant polycarbonate blends it introduced in 2005.

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