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Global competition comes from new places beyond China

Panelists at a recent industry event believed global competition is rising from new places beyond China.

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Africa shows promise for plastics growth

Large-scale investment in African countries makes the region "one of the most exciting markets for polymers in the world today", says Applied Market Information (AMI), the UK-based research group.

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Survey: Profitability returning to plastics

The profitability of the plastics industry is as good as it was in the late 1990s as more companies get strategic about pursuing customers in industries of interest, investing in new technology and finding the best employees.

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Gerresheimer opens first development center in China

Medical molder Gerresheimer AG has launched a development center for medical plastic systems in Dongguan, China.

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Unilever uses foaming to reduce bottle weight

Foaming is a good alternative to thin-walling for reducing plastic use in consumer goods packaging, according to a Unilever plastics expert.

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One millionth tons of polycarbonate by Bayer China

Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) today celebrated the production of its one millionth ton of polycarbonate at Bayer Integrated Site Shanghai.

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Messe Düsseldorf supports Plastindia move, but with reservations

Germany's Messe Düsseldorf, the largest overseas partner of the Plastindia show, has given its support to the last-minute move of Plastindia to a new convention center in Gujarat, but the German group has made it clear it would rather not have to shift locations.

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Petition asks for Plastindia to move back to Delhi, PIF board member resigns

A member of Plastindia Foundation's management board has quit the organization to protest the manner in which the group moved its namesake Plastindia show to Gujarat. Meantime, an online campaign has started to pressure PIF to move the fair back to New Delhi.

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China working on first safety standards for baby feeding products

The China Toy and Juvenile Products Association will develop the country's first industry-wide safety standards for infant and children's feeding utensils.

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OnePlastics Group brand created to cover seven different plastics firms

A Dublin-based company is launching a new brand to unify its plastics businesses, including Protech Plastics China, into a single entity called OnePlastics Group.

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