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Polymer discovery brings new hope for plastics recycling

United States: Although only 2% of the world’s 78 million tonnes of manufactured plastics are recycled into a similar product, a new polymer created by US researchers could reshuffle the cards for plastics recycling. Their breakthrough is a 'multiblock polymer' that, when added in small measure to a mix of two otherwise incompatible materials such as polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), creates 'a new and mechanically-tough polymer'.

Plastics industry unified in combatting marine litter

Vietnam: This year, a further seven plastics industry associations have signed the Declaration of the Global Plastics Associations for Solutions on Marine Litter, also known as the Joint Declaration.

Bình Phước eyes investors for 13 industrial parks

The southern province of Bình Phước is seeking investors to inject more capital into its 13 industrial parks and spur industrialisation, the People’s Committee said.

Plastics And Rubber Products Manufacturing Market Global Briefing 2017

The largest region in the plastics and rubber products manufacturing market in 2016, accounting for 35% market share. This can be attributed to high demand for plastic products from the food and beverages and the retail industry in countries such as China and India and tire from the automobile industry.

Rubber industry expects export recovery this year

Rubber exports are expected to reach 1.2-1.25 million tonnes of this year, a year-on-year increase of 5.5-10 per cent, according to the Việt Nam Rubber Association.

200 VN firms in Samsung chain

Nearly 200 Vietnamese enterprises are participating in the component supply chain used by three Samsung plants in Viet Nam, including 20 tier-1 vendors and 178 tier-2 vendors.

Plastic sector eyes alternatives

The Việt Nam Saigon Plastic Association will focus on research to develop renewable raw materials replacing fossil-based materials for making plastics in the 2016-20 period, its president has said.

Viet Nam second in ASEAN in manufacturing sector growth

The Vietnamese manufacturing sector ended 2016 on a positive note, with the Nikkei Viet Nam Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) coming second among the top three PMIs in ASEAN region.

The New Plastics Economy: Thriving in a Plastic World

Forty-nine years ago, on Dec. 22, 1967, “The Graduate” opened in movie theaters to rave reviews. Not only was the film a hit, but it also went on to become a cultural signpost of a generation and a historical record of the times.

Dong A Plastic JSC to start operation of expanded plastic profile plant in June

Dong A Plastic JSC (HoSE: DAG) is going to start operation of phase 1 of its VND400 billion ($18 million) expanded plastic profile plant manufacturing plant in the northern province of Ha Nam this June.
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