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Indonesia rises up to meet growth challenges

Indonesia rises up to meet growth challenges

Indonesia’s rise to become the world’s tenth largest economy, contributing 2.3% of the global economic output, according to the World Bank, has not been easy. Much like its ASEAN neighbours, the country has been riddled with political blizzards and out-dated policies...
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German show for machinery

German show for machinery

European machinery specialists will showcase a range of machinery at the upcoming Fakuma show to be held in Friedrichshafen, Germany, from 14-18 October. An underwater pelletiser that removes dirt and fine particles from process water is said to drastically reduce power usage in water filtration...
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Honing a healthy business sense in Asia

Honing a healthy business sense in Asia

Already having an advantage of being able to serve the growing Asian thermoplastic elastomer or TPE market, Kraiburg combines its extensive TPE portfolio with its healthy commitment to the people and environment, says...
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Taipeiplas 2014: in the running to be Asia's no.1 show?

Taipeiplas 2014: in the running to be Asia's no.1 show?

The above is what officials at the opening ceremony of Taipeiplas, the biennial show held in Taipei, are aiming for, ie, "not to be the world's no. 1, but Asia's no. 1 show." The officials also spoke about the construction of a new exhibition centre, juxtapposed to the current Nangang...
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Strati, which means layers in Italian, is a fully functional electric vehicle made of carbon-reinforced plastic and developed using 3D printing or additive technology, at a deposition rate of 18 kg/hour. If it becomes a reality, the maximum speed of the vehicle will be set at 65 km/hour, with a current maximum range of 193 km on a single charge
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  • Bridgestone relocates Shenyang TBR factory
    Bridgestone Corp. has completed the relocation of its Shenyang truck and bus radial factory to a site in Shenyang Chemical Industry Park, finishing a process started in January 2013. Bridgestone budgeted $300 million to relocate the Bridgestone (Shenyang) Tire Co. Ltd. truck tire plant, which opened originally in 1995 and had become “landlocked” by urban growth... image
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  • Lanxess subsidiary Bond-Laminates adds on Tepex capacity
    German chemicals firm Lanxess's subsidiary Bond-Laminates, that belongs to the business unit High Performance Materials, has completed capacity expansion at its site in Brilon, Germany, for the high-performance composite Tepex on schedule. The two new production plants were recently taken into operation. Altogether, the company... image

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