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Ecolean expanding flexible packaging production in China

Flexible packaging maker Ecolean AB is opening a new factory and warehouse in China to increase production.

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Bayer expanding PC sheet production in China

Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) today announced the start-up of a new polycarbonate sheet production plant at its Guangzhou site.

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Amcor buys Chinese flexible packaging plant

Australian-based global packaging company Amcor Ltd. is buying a Chinese flexible packaging business. The sale will be finalized in the first half of 2015.

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Global machinery sales set for 3% growth per year

The European manufacturing countries and China account for almost three quarters of global plastics and rubber machinery production.

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Food packaging market to see rapid growth in Asia-Pacific

The food packaging market will reach a value of $305.9bn (€245bn) by 2019 and the Asia-Pacific market is projected to grow at the highest rate during the forecasted period.

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Kabra, Metzerplas team up on drip irrigation for developing regions

India's Kabra Extrusion Technik Ltd. and Israel's Metzerplas have formed a technology partnership to jointly develop drip irrigation machinery, seeing opportunities in supplying the water-saving equipment to farmers in developing countries.

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Mexico's auto expansion sparking opportunities for plastics industry

Mexico is the world's sixth largest producer of auto parts, behind China in first place, Japan, the United States, Germany and South Korea, and the fifth largest exporter.

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The China Blog

Chinese fisheries share in blame for marine litter

The 5.25 trillion pieces of plastics floating in the ocean have caught the attention of mainstream media and the public. It's a striking number for sure, but how do plastics end up there in the first place?

Study on ocean plastics turns up some surprises

While the estimated 5.25 trillion floating plastic particles sounds like a huge number, it's actually less plastic than the researchers expected to find in the seas.

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Suppliers hit back against automakers' cost-cut demands

Relations between automakers and suppliers are deteriorating largely because of intensifying cost-cutting demands, according to a report.

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