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A Chinese toymaker’s road to automation

Once upon a time, filling holiday season orders from Western countries with a massive workforce in China was the trump card for toymaker and injection molder Donngguan Lung Cheong Digital Technology Co. Ltd.

Europe puts its 'Circular Economy' recycling effort on hold, for now

The European Commission has withdrawn its Circular Economy initiative from its 2015 work program, and will instead replace it with "a new, more ambitious proposal by end 2015."

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U.S. port congestion disrupts toy imports from Asia

Toy companies know what they want for Christmas: an end to crippling shipping delays at West Coast ports in the U.S.

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Chinese plastics industry in single-digit growth

China's plastics production for the first nine months of 2014 was 53.4 million metric tons, up 7.7 percent from 49.6 million metric tons in the same period of 2013, the China Plastics Processing Industry Association reports.

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Strong recycling growth in Thailand

In the world of plastics recycling, China's loss may be Thailand's gain.

Ecolean expanding flexible packaging production in China

Flexible packaging maker Ecolean AB is opening a new factory and warehouse in China to increase production.

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Bayer expanding PC sheet production in China

Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) today announced the start-up of a new polycarbonate sheet production plant at its Guangzhou site.

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Amcor buys Chinese flexible packaging plant

Australian-based global packaging company Amcor Ltd. is buying a Chinese flexible packaging business. The sale will be finalized in the first half of 2015.

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Global machinery sales set for 3% growth per year

The European manufacturing countries and China account for almost three quarters of global plastics and rubber machinery production.

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Food packaging market to see rapid growth in Asia-Pacific

The food packaging market will reach a value of $305.9bn (€245bn) by 2019 and the Asia-Pacific market is projected to grow at the highest rate during the forecasted period.

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