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Westlake buys out Ineos in Chinese JV

Westlake Chemical Corp. has acquired an additional 35.7 percent interest in Suzhou Huasu Plastics Co. Ltd., a joint venture maker of PVC resin, film, profile and laminates based outside Shanghai.


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Denk opens molding plant in China

Gevelsberg, Germany-based automotive parts molder Denk Kunststoff Technik started up its first molding operation in China.


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Analyzing reshoring's impact on the market

Nexant conducted a survey of the plastics industry, in collaboration with Plastics News, to understand reshoring trends and the effect on the North American market.


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Hong Kong's transitioning role in the global toy industry

Emily Cheung wears two hats.


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Bayer names MaterialScience business Covestro in advance of spinoff

Bayer AG has given its MaterialScience business the new name of Covestro.


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PE manufacturer exports education program to China

Australia's only polyethylene manufacturer was a finalist for a prestigious award for an education program it shares with its Chinese parent company.


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New regulations impact China’s medical device sector

China's new regulations are having a strong impact on the medical device industry and, in particular, on medical plastics.


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‘New normal’ in China may have upside for overseas machinery firms

What's being called the "new normal" for China's economy -- a period of slower, more moderate economic growth -- may not be a bad thing for the plastics machinery industry. For some higher-priced foreign machine makers, it could be a good development.


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BIR chairman claims ‘no correlation’ between oil and plastic scrap prices

The chairman of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) Surendra Borad has dismissed the link between oil and plastic scrap prices in an address to the World Recycling Convention & Exhibition in Dubai recently.


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China’s thirst, Sadara point to tremendous growth for Dow

Forget about China's "new normal" and slowdown. Further acceleration is right ahead for Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, which has been delivering already robust growth that exceeds 1.5 times the country's GDP rate.


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