As China rises to the status of a global power, it gives way to face off against a United States that has seemingly always had its way. The two countries appear to be butting heads more often, sizing each other up as they travel the dangerous path on the brink of a trade war.
According to a recent press release of Engel Austria, Sole SpA of Italy is producing cockpit covers for the new Mercedes-Benz Actros with its single process step Dolphin-method. The production line for molded parts with soft touch surfaces, which is operated by Sole at the Daimler works premises in Wörth, Germany, is composed of an
Oregon-based alternative energy start-up Agilyx says it has developed a system to convert difficult-to-recycle discarded plastics into synthetic crude oil. The technology has been in development for a year and a half, and the company predicts that it will be ready for commercial sales in mid-2012. The system vaporizes the plastics and then condenses the
Gerresheimer AG, one of two world’s leading suppliers to the pharma and healthcare industry, further invests in the growth market of complex plastic systems for pharmaceutical and medical applications. Production capacity is being extended at the southern German production facility in Pfreimd at the value of approximately EUR 25 million. High customer demand led to
The Beaverton, Ore., company yesterday raised $25 million in a series C round of funding, which was led by Keating Capital and joined by existing investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Waste Management, an affiliate of oil company Total, and Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital. The company, which raised $22 million in March this year, will
The 19th China International Exhibition on Packaging Machinery & Materials (Sino-Pack 2012) and the 16th China International Exhibition on Brewery, Beverage and Liquid Packaging (China Drinktec 2012) is expected to reach a record-breaking scale, with an exhibition area exceeding 30,000sq m. To be staged at China Import & Export Fair Pazhou Complex (Area A), Guangzhou,
A plastics manufacturing company with offices in Fort Collins and Loveland plans to build a $12 million corporate headquarters near the Harmony Road and Interstate 25 interchange to better serve the biofuels and biotech industries. The company, Eldon James, received initial permission from the Timnath Planning Commission on Wednesday evening. The town board must still
Qatar Petrochemical Co (QAPCO) will start operating its polyethylene 3 plant in the second quarter of next year, it said on Wednesday, revising a previously expected launch date of end-2011. The estimated total cost of the Polyethylene 3 plant was nearly 2.2 billion riyals ($604 million), QAPCO General Manager Mohammed al-Mulla said in a statement