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Dangerous plastics experiment sparks evacuation

An experiment conducted by a Manchester University researcher looking into sustainable plastics sparked a mass evacuation over fears that dangerous chemicals could explode.


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The China Blog

Why Chinese consumers go overseas to buy made-in-China products

One of their favorite products to purchase in Japan is the bidet toilet seat - those smart plastic toilet seats with fancy washing, drying and other features.



India’s plastic processing industry needs 3 million skilled workers by 2020

A trained workforce is shaping up to be a major challenge for the Indian plastics industry, which needs 2 million to 3 million more staff by 2020 to keep up with demand, according to one Indian trade association.


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Bayer to stop MDI production in Brazil

Bayer AG's Bayer MaterialScience plans to stop production of MDI polyurethane at its plant near Rio de Janeiro in July, removing 55 metric tons per year of MDI production from the market, according to a company announcement.


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Plastics News Europe to launch in April

European Plastics News will become Plastics News Europe in April, starting an exciting new era of top quality coverage of Europe's plastics industry.


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New era, new editorial feature

The year of 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of Plastics News China.


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Executive Q&A: King of plastics straws

A Chinese entrepreneur with a humble beginning as an involuntary middle school drop-out. A businessman who built the world's largest manufacturer of plastic drinking straws from scratch and earned the nickname "king of plastics straws." A forward-thinker who opted out big name American customers like Wal-Mart and Kmart.


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Small is big in the world of plastic straws

A large piece of Chinese calligraphy hangs on the wall behind Lou Zhongping's office desk: Small is Big. That's the motto he has tried to live by in his past 30 years as founder and chairman of Soton Daily Necessities Co. Ltd.


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Experts explain why resin sales are down in a healthy US economy

The economies of the U.S. and Canada posted solid growth in 2014 -- even though resin demand in those countries lagged behind.


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China’s fire-retardant business booming but bumpy, report says

Big changes are in the offing for the vibrant Chinese market for flame-retardant chemicals, as new health and environmental regulations come into play both domestically and oversea.


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