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NYC using plastic, concrete to rebuild boardwalk

The first phase of reconstruction of New York City's symbolic 2.7-mile Coney Island boardwalk is underway.

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RTP to make, market Solvay PPSU for aircraft industry

A new deal will allow compounder RTP Co. to make and market compounds based on Solvay Specialty Polymers' polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) resins for the commercial aircraft industry.

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Researchers probe microbes for a future plastics building block

Microbes commonly found in moist, natural environments could eventually be a source of ethylene, the building block for polyethylene resin and many other polymers.

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BASF starts MDI production in Chongqing

BASF SE has begun its first production of diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) at its wholly owned site in Chongqing, China.

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Recycling event rescheduled in aftermath of Tianjin explosions

A plastics recycling conference has been delayed and relocated from the blast-damaged original venue to a new site in Tianjin.

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Borouge sees opportunity in China’s slowdown

Even with the slowdown in China's economy, China remains an important market for polyolefins supplier Borouge.

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4-D technology on Global Plastics Summit agenda

4-D printing is being looked at by many different sectors, including health care, construction and infrastructure.

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Haitian sales hold steady in rough waters

Bolstered by strong growth in its electric and two-platen offerings, Ningbo, China-based Haitian International Holdings Ltd., China's biggest maker of injection molding equipment, posted modest sales growth in the first half of the year.

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China's Tech-Long expands its North American headquarters

China-based Tech-Long Packaging Machinery Co. Ltd. is moving its North America headquarters from the West Coast to the Atlanta area for a bigger presence.

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Automotive plastics market to be worth $53bn by 2022

Increasing demand in power train and interior and exterior furnishing applications is expected to make the automotive plastics market worth $53bn by 2022, a new report has claimed.

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