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Zhongtai Chemical calls off large-scale PVC project

Accepting the gloomy reality of the PVC market, Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical Co. Ltd. has officially canceled a 800,000-ton PVC resin project and instead is moving the investment costs into other projects.

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German energy bar company goes green for its wrapper

Innovia Films Ltd. has announced that German company Jäger und Sammler has selected its compostable flexible material, NatureFlex, as the packaging for its range of energy bars.

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Invista enters the plastic pipe market

New shale gas and oil production is leading Invista to enter the plastic pipe market with Raptor-brand nylon pipe.

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Beaumont battles technology theft from China

John Beaumont, whose runs a small company in Erie, Pa., making a product for injection molds called the MeltFlipper, is facing a website in China that he says cut-and-pasted company sales information from his Beaumont Technologies Inc., and from Moldflow simulation software.

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Plastics barely mentioned in iPhone 6 introduction

Bigger than its predecessors, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus will pack more pixels and power into a thinner design that has a glass face curving around the sides to meet an aluminum enclosure.

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Ukraine crisis prompts factory move to Russia

The crisis in the Ukraine has prompted Polish PVC window maker Fakro Co. to consider shifting production from some of its plants in the country to neighboring Russia.

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Battenfeld-Cincinnati sells major pipe production system into Asia

Tien Phong Plastic Joint Stock Co. will be the first pipe maker in Vietnam able to extrude polyethylene pipe with an external diameter of up to 78 inches (2,000 millimeters), after ordering a pipe extrusion line from Battenfeld-Cincinnati.

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Trade group ranks top Chinese plastics processors

China National Light Industry Council has released its annual rankings of plastic processors.

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Video: Dogs help recycle plastic bottles

On top of all the other amazing things our canine friends do, a pair of German shepherds in the Chinese city of Chongqing have a daily routine of recycling plastic bottles.

Toyoda Gosei develops water-assisted molded lightweight pipes

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. has started mass production of lightweight plastic water pipes, claiming this is the first time the pipes have been manufactured in Japan with water-assisted injection molding.

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