Industry News

Alpla buys Wisconsin HDPE plant with eye on growth

Plastic packaging maker Alpla Inc. is investing more than $5 million to acquire an existing bottle manufacturing plant in West Bend, Wis.

Co-processing, solution for industrial waste

With its rapid industrialisation and population growth, Việt Nam produces more than 15 million tonnes of waste a year, including 4.7 million tonnes of solid industrial waste, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

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.
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