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Cosmetic packaging maker expands in China

A $180 million expansion project by the Derjin Group of Taiwan has broken ground in China's Jiangsu province.


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Majority of China’s polyolefin new capacity will come from coal

China's polyolefin suppliers are shifting from using oil to coal or natural gas as their feedstock, according to experts at the FlexPO conference, held Oct. 22-24 in Shanghai.


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Speaker discusses shale gas impact on China

Shale gas and its impact on China was the hot topic at the FlexPO conference, held Oct. 22-24 in Shanghai.


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Automation firms join forces, look to automotive for future growth

Hoping to ease the way for automation in some specialized areas of automotive plastics like laser cutting of door panels, a German robot maker and an Austrian lamination and joining specialist announced a partnership at Fakuma.


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Sabic, Shell cancel expansion for SADAF joint venture in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell have cancelled plans to expand an existing petrochemical joint venture in Saudi Arabia following feasibility studies.


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Self-texturizing vinyl for auto exterior trim

New vinyl extrusion compounds from Teknor Apex Co. provide a textured surface without secondary steps such as top coating or milling.


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Bioplastics, design join forces for SOMA

A polylactic acid made by Germany's Fraunhofer UMSICHT is a key part of the Soma home water filtration system, which its developers call the "first 100 percent compostable" filtration system on the market.


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Biodegradable flame retardant shows promise

Deflamo AB reports successful test results in vinyl wall coverings for a biodegradable flame retardant.


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Transparent nylons can replace polycarbonate

Invista has introduced cost-effective, transparent nylons in trial quantities for sampling.


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SRG opens second China auto parts factory

U.S. automotive supplier SRG Global Inc. is opening its second plant in China, an injection molding, plating and painting facility in the Chinese car production hub of Hubei province.


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