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Marine litter and waste management, rallying points at plastics meet

Marine litter and waste management, rallying points at plastics meet

Manila-based Philippine Plastics Industry Association (PPIA) recently hosted the 25th global meeting on plastics and sustainability held December 08 to 10 in Pasay City, Philippines, and participated by international experts on plastics...
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Indonesia, all set for change

Indonesia, all set for change

The recently concluded 27th Plastics and Rubber (Propak) Indonesia held 19-22 November in Jakarta, had posted an increased number of participating firms and country representations this year, The event, which also incorporated application showcases of DrinkTech Indonesia, PlasPak Indonesia, and...
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Asia Pacific market boosts global ethylene capacity through 2017

Asia Pacific market boosts global ethylene capacity through 2017

Global ethylene capacity will rise from 167 million tonnes per year in 2014 to an estimated 208.5 million tonnes per year by 2017, according to a latest report from research and consulting firm GlobalData. The report said that the Asia Pacific market will maintain its...
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Jinming gains an award; introduces new line

Jinming gains an award; introduces new line

China’s manufacturer of blown film equipment, Guangdong Jinming Machinery is globally recognised for its collaborative efforts. Among other companies that Jinming has worked with (including Dow Chemical, Davis-Standard and BASF), ExxonMobil Chemical...
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  • Rubber trade fair returns at Plast 2015 in Milan
    The Rubber industry exhibition, Rubber 2015, is back at PLAST 2015 to be held from 5 to 9 May at the Fiera Milano fairgrounds in Rho-Pero, Italy. Following the success of the previous edition held in 2012, the rubber event, will once more become a venue of knowledge exchange and technology sharing... image

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Composites are used in modern aircraft to set out an era of fuel efficient flights
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  • Thai rubber industry urges gov’t to set farmers compensation for price below Bt6
    The rubber industry will today ask the government to compensate farmers for a market price below Bt60 per kilogram after initially seeking compensation for prices below Bt80. The news comes as the government has revealed that it believes a planned rally by rubber farmers in Phatthalung on Friday in response to falling rubber prices is not an attempt... image
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  • Verstraete to expand capacity
    Belgian in-mould labelling supplier Verstraete IML is adding on three new printing presses into use by March 2015, representing a 20% increase in production capacity. One of these is a UV press: a new technology that will extend its reach. According to CEO Koen Verstraete, “We currently meet 80% of our customers’ requirements. As number one our goal is 90%. This will be possible with the innovative UV... image

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