2015 PRA Highlights:    Country Focus: India          Italian Machinery & Technology (Plastmilan Preview)          Blown/Cast Film Extrusion & Converting           Tyre Sector - RJA          Electronic/Electrical Industry - IMA          Bonus Distribution:    Plastmilan (Milan, Italy), 5-9 May          Ad and Editorial Deadline - April 6

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Indonesia: steady gait of an Asian tiger cub

Indonesia: steady gait of an Asian tiger cub

Indonesia, one of Asia’s tiger-cub economies, is relishing its “growing-up” pains from the political and economic reforms, for an outcome of steady growth in the years ahead, says...
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Clothing fashioned from plastics

Clothing fashioned from plastics

Plastic waste to fabrics may solve the problem of tonnes of plastic debris found in the oceans. But the solution is found to have both pros and cons, says...
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Meeting market needs through constant change

Meeting market needs through constant change

Indian extrusion and thermoforming machinery maker Rajoo Engineers has brought its technologies globally, with exports accounting for over 50% of its sales and it has installations in 56 countries. Rajoo was founded in 1986 by the late Chandrakant N. Doshi...
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Lohia to unlock its potential growth

Lohia to unlock its potential growth

India-based plastic woven fabric machinery maker Lohia Corp Ltd, the flagship company of the Lohia Group, has delivered accumulated plastic processing capacity of 2.5 million tonnes, with an installation base of 1,000 extrusion lines and 40,000 circular looms in over...
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One of the machines on show by Rajoo Engineers at Plastindia 2015, from 5-10 February, will be the Multifoil blown film line
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  • Butadiene prices drop further
    Butadiene prices are dropping. This is due to sharp declines in crude oil prices, continued soft demand for synthetic rubber and new butadiene capacities led to prices for the monomer touching a new low in FY15, the Indian petrochemicals group said in a performance review for its elastomers business. The price declines were accentuated by high operating rates at naphtha crackers, which ensured abundant availability... image
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  • Cooper Standard restructuring European operations; savings of US$50 mn/year
    US supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry, Cooper-Standard Holdings, the parent company of Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc. is restructuring its European manufacturing footprint based on current and anticipated market demands. The restructuring effort aims to further improve Cooper Standard's European capability by removing... image

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