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3-D printing: The hype is shrinking, but the market is still growing

Despite all the hype from a few years ago, 3-D printing hasn't replaced injection molding -- or any other traditional manufacturing process. But that doesn't mean it's going away. In fact, the market is still growing like crazy.


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UN event to provide focus for plastics industry's work combating marine debris

The plastics industry has about 260 projects around the world planned, underway or completed in its effort to combat marine debris under the Declaration of the Global Plastics Associations for Solutions on Marine Litter.


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Honeywell localizes production of coal-to-plastics catalysts in China

Honeywell International Inc.'s UOP business group is building new production capacity in China that will allow the company for the first time to fully manufacture MTO catalysts for local customers.


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Ford looks to turn captured CO2 into car parts

Ford Motor Co. wants to develop foams and plastics made for its vehicles that use captured carbon dioxide (CO2) as a feedstock.


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KDF sees Southeast Asia as the next China

German materials distributor K.D. Feddersen Holding GmbH is expanding its business throughout Asia, the company said at the recent Chinaplas trade show.


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As Wittmann grows, it remains nimble

Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year -- and officials are planning a celebration in Vienna in June.


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Three companies team up to export resin to Asia

Three Texas-based firms plan to build a massive resin export facility in Fort Worth, connecting Texas to Asia through ports in California.


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Röchling building new technology center in Germany

German auto supplier Röchling Group has started construction of a new technical center in Worms, Germany, investing 9 million euros ($10 million) in what it calls a "think tank."


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New study examines recycling’s environmental savings

Environmental consultancy Trucost LLC has released the results of a study on the positive impact of using sustainable plastics, showing that it could generate $3.5 billion in environmental savings.


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Covestro executives say name change a success

The name change from Bayer MaterialScience has spurred a change in company culture, Covestro's Asia executives said at Chinaplas.


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