2014 PRA Highlights:    Building & Construction Industry           Flexible Packaging           Thermoplastic Elastomers           Automotive Industry (IMA)           Indian Rubber Industry (RJA)           Bonus Distribution           Taipeiplas, Taiwan 26-30 September           Ad and Editorial Deadline - August 29

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Recycling efforts improve all-round

Recycling efforts improve all-round

As China strengthens its “green fencing”, European countries are pressured to push for recycling effectiveness. Meanwhile, brand owners are improving their recycling efforts, by conducting further studies to push the frontiers. With China increasingly concerned over...
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Practical technologies redefining healthcare

Practical technologies redefining healthcare

Technology advances in the medical sector are equated to giving better quality results for treatments and diagnostics. In developing and low to middle-income economies, where spending on medical services is limited and inadequate infrastructure and facilities are concerns...
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Scoring high in energy efficiency

Scoring high in energy efficiency

At a time when energy costs, carbon footprint, and economics are crucial issues across manufacturing industries, there is no other important technology than the one that is energy efficient. Battenfeldcincinnati (Foshan) Extrusion Systems, the Chinese arm of Austrian machinery maker battenfeld-cincinnati...
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The making of a revitalised Indonesia

The making of a revitalised Indonesia

Forecast to become the seventh largest economy by 2030, Indonesia is expected to boldly uplift its sombre economic climate of the previous year’s rupiah decline, market volatility, and lower exports. It is against this backdrop that the 9th edition of Indoplas and 8th editions ...
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Asia to lead in chemicals sector: push factor for olefins growth; China in running for PP

Asia to lead in chemicals sector: push factor for olefins growth; China in running for PP

Asia’s growing middle class and increasing urbanisation have buoyed the region’s chemical demand, particularly for olefins, according to analysis from IHS, but not all countries are equal in their demand growth. According to IHS...
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PRA August 2014
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ON THE COVER:

The surging demand for pipes, especially in Asia, is giving the impetus for a plethora of feature-enhanced extrusion machines
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  • Cambodia expects growth in dry rubber exports
    Cambodia has seen a 91 percent rise in dry rubber exports in the first half of 2014 as revenue from the exports increased only 3 percent due to global decline of rubber prices. During the January-June period this year, the country exported 42,190 tons of dry rubber, up 91 percent from 22,120 tons over the same period last year, the latest figures from the Ministry of Commerce... image
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  • Fastest system in the world producing tamper-evident caps
    With 190,000 caps/hour and 1.5 billion/year, German/Japanese injection moulding machinery supplier Sumitomo (SHI) Demag together with its partners, Total and Plastisud, says it has set a new world record in the production of HDPE caps with tamper-evident band without post-moulding operations.Displayed at Chinaplas 2014, the El-Exis SP 420-3000... image

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