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US packaging and printing exhibition to showcase next generation technologies

US packaging and printing exhibition to showcase next generation technologies

The future of package printing lies in fast, flexible and smart technologies. Today’s manufacturers are striving to meet growing consumer demand for products tailored to the needs and preferences of different market segments split by...
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Ushering in better elastomer days

Ushering in better elastomer days

Since the introduction of thermoplastic elastomers or TPEs in the 1950s, the materials have been continuously transforming. Today, TPEs cover more applications and uses, thus enabling the material to edge out polymers like PVC and rubbers. New advanced materials replacing traditional...
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Infrastructure paves the path for AEC

Infrastructure paves the path for AEC

As the AEC draws near, ASEAN countries are gearing up for transitional challenges and a windfall of opportunities expected with it. Figuring largely in the AEC is infrastructure development, which is necessary to accelerate economic integration within the region...
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Polyolefins addressing the global food challenge

Polyolefins addressing the global food challenge

With a global population currently at about 7 billion and expected to expand to 11 billion by the middle of this century, we are going to have a lot of mouths to feed. Hence, there is an urgent need to focus on zero wastage of food. Borouge, provider of polyolefin solutions...
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Extending sustainability through recycling

Extending sustainability through recycling

With the industry under pressure to increase recycling targets, highlighted are a research into automated sorting of regrind; a case study of a recycling partnership in Europe; a brand owner’s entry into the commercial recycled materials...
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Mobile healthcare, an industry game changer

Mobile healthcare, an industry game changer

Merging technology advances with low price is no longer farfetched with mobile and wireless gadgets. Such solutions are a welcome respite for patients and users worldwide amidst the rising costs of healthcare, says...
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Plastic packaging: less is more

Plastic packaging: less is more

Sometimes environmental sustainability and business don’t always go hand in hand, especially when it comes to packaging of products. But multi-national companies hoping to woo sustainability-minded customers are beginning to make a concerted effort in building more...
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With a global population expected to expand to 11 billion by the middle of this century, there is an urgent need to focus on zero wastage of food. Borouge, provider of polyolefin solutions, is addressing the food challenge through its innovative solutions
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  • SCTR to set up joint-venture truck tyre facility
    South China Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. has agreed to set up a joint-venture truck tyre factory in Hefei, Anhui Province, with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Co. Ltd., a leading Chinese vehicle maker. According to the local government’s website, the first phase of the project is expected to result in an annual capacity of 2 million truck/bus radials with an investment... image
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  • DIC picks China for PPS plant; auto sector growth targeted
    Japanese materials supplier DIC Corporation is building its first polyphenylene sulphide (PPS) compounding plant in China in the city of Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province. The new plant, total investment in which will be approximately 1.3 billion yen, will be located within the site occupied by wholly owned subsidiary DIC Zhangjiagang Chemicals, which produces synthetic resins... image

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