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Plastic Omnium opens Tokyo development center

French automotive components molder Plastic Omnium SA said its business in China was stable in spite of that country's auto manufacturing dropping 6.9 percent in the first nine months of 2015.

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CEO profile: Yizumi's Richard Yan

Richard Yan might have stayed in banking, had not an old friend who had become the human relations manager at an injection molding machine maker called one day with an offer.

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Lanxess says new plant in China a global model

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has completed construction of an inorganic pigments plant in Ningbo, China, which will operate under a newly developed and patented "Ningbo Process."

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North American PP market is 'outright short of resin'

The PP market "isn't tight -- it's outright short of resin," a PP buyer in the Midwest U.S. told Plastics News.

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Whistleblower in Formosa Plastics case stands to get $6.3 million

A proposal to split the $22.5 million court settlement paid more than two years ago by resin supplier Formosa Plastics Corp. USA (FPC-USA) gives the whistleblower in a federal case $6.29 million.

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Inspiration in a glass

This isn't your typical napkin sketch story for a new product. More of a cocktail napkin sketch story.

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World demand for thermoplastic elastomers to reach 6.7 million tonnes by 2019

The global market for thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) is set to reach $24 billion in the next four years.

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Milacron, Consolidated unveil lighter milk jug

Milacron Holdings Corp. has announced that its Uniloy business and Consolidated Container Co. have partnered to develop a new, lower-weight family of milk jugs, in gallons, half-gallon and other sizes: Dura-Lite.

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High-performance plastics on the upswing in China

The slow but steady transition of China's plastics industry from a commodity-based model to one driven by research and intellectual property was evident at the China International Engineering Plastics Industrial Innovation Conference.

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Lumber Liquidators to halt sale of vinyl flooring using recycled plastics

U.S. flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators Inc. is giving the boot to any vinyl flooring made from recycled plastic, the company and a chemical reform advocacy group announced Nov. 17.

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