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Solvay production underway at new China plant

Solvay has begun production at its new fluoroelastomers (FKM) plant in Changshu, China, as part of its ongoing strategic site expansion.

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Countries with largest plastics trade deficits in the world

Mexico claims the largest trade deficit of plastics in the world. Guess who's No. 2 on the list? China.

Chinese molder plans $100 million expansion into Mexico

In a move to follow its customer BMW, a Chinese automotive molder is eyeing a major investment in Mexico.

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Industry veteran explores new future of recycling

The old game is over. But the story doesn't end here. The world map of recycling has shifted away from global trade and refocused on local recycling.

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Report: Stand-up pouches expected to continue growth trend

This an excellent time to be in the stand-up pouch business. And the next few years look pretty darn good as well.

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BASF posts modest revenue rise

Chemicals giant BASF has seen sales rise 3% in the first-half of the year, boosted in part by the positive effects of currency translations.

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Procter & Gamble to use more recycled plastic

Household product giant Procter & Gamble expects to use more recycled plastic in more fabric care product packaging - in some cases going from zero to 50% - in a move that will affect hundreds of millions of containers.

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Dow Chemical reports profits rise despite sales dip

Dow Chemical has wrapped up a first half in which profits rose significantly as sales fell.

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New French law helps bioplastics market

European Bioplastics, a trade group that represents the bioplastics industry, has welcomed new French laws created to support bio-based, compostable plastics to some packaging, such as fruit and vegetable bags.

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Video: Dancing with the bosses

Check out this popular dance video released by Guangdong Yizumi Precision Machinery Co. Ltd. earlier this month.

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