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Tuning in at Taipei Plas

A trip to the Taipei Plas show in Taiwan is a reminder of the big role manufacturing plays in East Asian economies.

Chinese airplanes get on board with Victrex polymers

The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) has used Victrex polymers to provide aircraft floor brackets in its new regional jet ARJ21.

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South Korean firm buying bioplastics business from Metabolix

Metabolix Inc. is selling its bioplastics business to a South Korean agricultural firm for $10 million.

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Half-year sales flat, profit up at Haitian

Amid a bumpy global economy, Ningbo, China-based Haitian International Holdings Ltd. posted a healthy 18 percent increase in profits for the first half of the year.

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Hayco, Wittmann help ready training program for new Dominican factory

Hong Kong-based processor Hayco is contributing $500,000 worth of equipment to a training program that will support its new factory in the Dominican Republic.

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Dutch-Chinese PPS joint venture hits the ground running

Netherlands chemical giant Royal DSM and Chinese specialty chemicals producer Zhejiang NHU Special Materials Co. Ltd., have officially inaugurated their joint venture for polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) compounds.

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McDonald's recalls plastic activity bands after complaints

McDonald's is recalling millions of activity wristbands that were given out in Happy Meals after getting reports from customers of skin irritations and burns from wearing the colorful plastic bands.

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New compounder offers small samples, fast

New compounder Rev Materials LLC helps processors speed up product development by offering small samples for initial testing in an e-commerce format followed by quick supply of variations of the sample for fine tuning.

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Researchers have a new 'whey' to make film

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture are developing a food packaging film made from the milk protein casein that is bio-based, biodegradable and edible.

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Platinum Equity buys units from Singapore’s Broadway Industrial

Los Angeles-based investment firm Platinum Equity LLC is paying up to US$111 million to buy two plastics-related businesses from Singapore's Broadway Industrial Group Ltd., including operations in China.

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