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Tibet’s capital to hand out 420,000 free reusable bags

Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, plans to distribute 420,000 reusable shopping bags for free to its residents this year, in a bid to reduce the use of disposable plastic shopping bags.

China’s largest compounder sees 32 percent drop in profit

Despite double-digit sales growth, Kingfa Science & Technology Co. Ltd. saw its annual profit decline by more than 30 percent in 2014.

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Ube expands nylon capacity in Spain, reorganizes chemicals unit

Japan's Ube Industries Ltd. completed an expansion project in March to increase the output of nylon 6 at its plant in Castellón, Spain.

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Adidas phasing out plastic bags

Sporting goods company Adidas AG is phasing out the use of plastic bags in its own retail stores as part of a larger effort raise awareness about ocean plastic pollution.

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China offers potential for higher-end lithium-ion battery separator film

German machinery manufacturer Brückner Maschinenbau GmbH & Co KG sees great potential in China for lithium-ion battery and separator film market.

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Ford moving forward in carbon fiber development for 'high volume'

Ford Motor Co. has signed a deal with a carbon-fiber manufacturer to jointly explore "high-volume" automotive uses for the lightweight material.

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Report: European chemical, plastics production stalled in 2014

The Brussels-based European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has reported in its 'Chemicals Trend Report' that European chemical output only grew by 0.2 percent in 2014, while sales were down 1.1 percent on the previous year.

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Premixed cocktail in PET bottle

A Chinese beverage giant is introducing PET packaging for its premixed cocktail products, replacing frosted glass bottles.

Toyota to boost China output by 100,000 vehicles as part of efficiency drive

Toyota Motor Corp. will spend $440 million (2.7 billion yuan) on a new assembly line in China as part of an ambitious global plan to reinvent the way it builds vehicles.

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Spain's Grupo Antolin to buy Magna's interiors business

Spain's Grupo Antolin has reached an agreement to purchase Canadian auto supply giant Magna International Inc.'s interiors unit in a deal valued at about $525 million

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