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China's biggest fuel tank maker getting a US foothold

The majority owner of China's biggest fuel tank maker is expanding its global automotive footprint with the acquisition of the fuel tank unit of Canada's ABC Group.


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China's Shide, BASF unveil 'revolutionary' all-plastic window profile

SHANGHAI -- The PVC window profile market in Asia is expected to increase four-fold by 2025, and Chinese building products maker Dalian Shide Group Co. Ltd. hopes to take a bigger slice of that as a result of a new partnership with German chemicals giant BASF AG.


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Sabic adding Stamax production line in Shanghai

SHANGHAI -- Sabic Innovative Plastics announced April 23 at Chinaplas that it is investing in a production line for Stamax-brand long glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene resin at its manufacturing site in Shanghai.


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Clariant says Asia holds the key to future growth

SHANGHAI - Clariant AG is based in Switzerland, but its eyes are firmly focused further east. "Our future lies in Asia," declared Christian Kohlpaintner, a member of the executive committee of the multinational specialty chemicals supplier, in Shanghai on April 22.


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CPM Extrusion, ECON launch new line of underwater pelletizers

SHANGHAI -- CPM Extrusion Group and ECON GmbH unveiled their brand new EUPC line of underwater pelletizers today at ChinaPlas held in Shanghai, China.


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Milliken expands U.S. capacity, with Asia being its largest market

American chemical company Milliken & Co. announced plans today at Chinaplas for a major expansion in capacity for its Millad NX8000 clarifying agent for polypropylene. The company overall is growing strongly in Asia.


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DuPont: Asia’s food packaging market at major transition point

SHANGHAI - DuPont Co. touted its packaging innovations and applications and updated the firm's commercial status at a media event two days before the Chinaplas show opens.


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Recycling industry sees lasting impact of 'Green Fence'

Last year's Green Fence action by the Chinese government is having a lasting impact on the global plastics recycling industry, said many of the attendees and speakers at this year's spring China Replas conference in Shanghai, organized by the China Scrap Plastics Association.


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The China Blog

Plastic cutlery is 'less lethal'

We all know plastic cutlery has its advantages: convenient, affordable, and so on. But Thai Airways just added one more to the list: it likely causes less damage when used as a weapon, compared to metal silverware.



Dutch company launching $100 million PP, PE recycling plant

Quality Circular Polymers is building a new plastics recycling operation in Geleen, the Netherlands' Chemelot industrial chemical site, with a capacity of 100,000 metric tons of polypropylene and polyethylene per year, at full production.


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