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Press maker partners with medical equipment firm to expand

A leading Taiwanese plastic machinery manufacturer and a Chinese medical equipment maker have broken ground on a new joint venture factory in central China.

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Small is beautiful in Nissei’s newest press

Responding to customer demand for flexibility, Japanese plastics-equipment manufacturer Nissei Plastic Industrial Co. Ltd. is demoing a caster-mounted injection molding machine so small that a single worker can wheel it around a factory floor.

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Cosmetic packaging suppliers embrace new brands, social media

Intensified competition, coupled with a social media-fueled shift in the way cosmetics are marketed and purchased in China, is opening opportunities for Asian packagers that can provide close B2B service.

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Molder Carclo expands in China, chasing medical growth

U.K.-based injection molder Carclo plc is "significantly" expanding its Chinese medical manufacturing capacity with a new factory, as the company said it's seeing growing business from global medical device firms there.

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Bayer flame-retardant PC blends keep evolving

Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) introduced a further development on the back of the 3000 flame-retardant polycarbonate blends it introduced in 2005.

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Silica can replace plastic microbeads

As cosmetics and soap makers face pressure to remove plastic microbeads from their products, Evonik Industries touts its new silica-based microbeads as replacements.

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Category winners announced for SPE Automotive Innovation Awards

The Society of Plastics Engineers' automotive division has announced the category winners for its 2014 Automotive Innovation Awards.

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US firm 3D prints second car faster than the first

Local Motors, the US company that 3D-printed and assembled a drivable car in just five days, is at it again - this time making a vehicle in four days and with several more ambitious plans for 2015.

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Cosmetics packaging specialist Z&Z building new factory

Yuyao, China-based plastics and aluminum packaging manufacturer Z&Z Co. Ltd. plans to open a 70,000-square-meter factory in September 2015.

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Beauty beats recyclability at CosmoProf show

Down on the retail sections of CosmoProf, Hong Kong's gigantic annual trade show for the beauty industry, green was very in.

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