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Pipe maker brings academician on board

A plastic pipe extruder in China has taken a big step to boost its R&D by bringing a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering on board.

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ISO publishes international standard for measuring phthalates in toys, drafted by China

The Geneva-based International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published an international standard on phthalates used as plasticizers in toys and children's products.

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Search for 'superpolymer' led to nylon 75 years ago

The quest for synthetic silk led to the creation of nylon, the versatile engineering resin that's celebrating its 75th birthday this year.

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Viscoelastic polymer quiets the world

The Nathan Airchime train signal, which can be heard for miles, couldn't permeate the two thin sheets of a sound-proofing material called Acoustiblok.

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Innovation renders counterfeit protection just a breath away

A watermark made of nanoscopic polyurethane pillars that remains invisible until it is breathed on has been developed by U.S. students.

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Mitsubishi buys German automotive composite-part supplier

Japanese materials firm Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd. (MRC) has acquired a majority stake in Wethje Holding GmbH, a German producer of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRP) for the auto market.

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Euromap designs machine energy efficiency label

A European trade group has designed a new standardized label that shows the energy efficiency class of plastics processing machinery.

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Dow Corning lauds China for crackdown on counterfeiting

Dow Corning Corp. officials say they appreciate efforts of the Chinese officials in their effort to crack down on counterfeit trafficking.

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VDMA clarifies Tokyo statement about China

Some remarks that VDMA President Reinhold Festge made at a recent press conference in Tokyo turned into sensational headlines in China.

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China’s top 10 plastic mold makers

A new market report ranks the top 10 players in China's plastic mold industry, showing strong geographic concentration in the Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta regions.

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