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Clariant's ColorForward predicts future consumer trends

Clariant International Ltd. is marking a decade of color forecasting with the 10th edition of its ColorForward program.

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Guest column: Reshoring impacts are not immediate

Leading into 2015 economic indicators are pointing to another positive growth year for America's plastics manufacturing industry. That's why I was surprised when reading the article, "Study: Impact of manufacturing reshoring 'less than hype' indicates," in Plastics News.

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The future for PolyOne is colorful

PolyOne Corp. is writing four color stories for 2016.

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Gurit wins carbon fiber auto contract using new processing technology

Switzerland-based composite materials group Gurit Holding AG has been selected as the supplier for carbon fiber based automotive body panels at a value of more than 30 million Swiss francs, calculated on a multi-annual basis.

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The China Blog

China XD to catch up on Sichuan project

Automotive compounder China XD Plastics Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq: CXDC) has been working on its fourth production base in Nanchong, Sichuan province since 2013. But the project did not progress as originally planned.

Continental builds low-emission interior trim factory in China

Benecke-Kaliko AG is making the largest investment in its history to build an environmentally-friendly auto interior trim plant in China, prompted by rapidly increasing demand for in-car air quality improvement in a country plagued by air pollution.

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Dow Corning names new Greater China president

Dow Corning Corp. has appointed Jeroen Bloemhard its new Greater China president.

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Hekuma expands China presence

Hekuma GmbH, the German maker of high-speed robots for injection molding and thermoforming, is expanding its China sales and service organization.

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Plastics an essential part of the auto diet

The automotive industry is on a crash diet, with designers looking for every opportunity to trim an ounce here and there from the overall weight of each vehicle.

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Hong Kong toymaker struggles to build a brand

The bulk of toy makers at the Hong Kong Toys & Games Show are still focused on the mass-production market, but those eager to break out of the low-margin OEM rut are trying to build their own brands.

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