2014 PRA Highlights:    US Machinery & Technology (Chinaplas Review)           Country Focus: China (Chinaplas Review)           Medical Industry (Silicones)-RJA           Machinery at Chinaplas (Review)-IMA           Ad and Editorial Deadline - April 29

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Piovan: 50 years as a key player in the world of plastics

Piovan: 50 years as a key player in the world of plastics

For Italian auxiliary equipment maker Piovan (1964-2014), with 50 years in existence and with more than 50,000 customers worldwide, it has attained important milestones which for it are the fundamental building blocks for pursuing new goals. This year, Piovan celebrates...
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Davis-Standard: Moving up the global curve

Davis-Standard: Moving up the global curve

Industry players have one ultimate goal, which is to expand to the world market. With this in mind, global machinery player Davis-Standard is harnessing efforts on its “The Global Advantage™” philosophy. Over the last few years, the firm has centred on its globalisation and...
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Navigating in Asia with packaging at the helm

Navigating in Asia with packaging at the helm

Japan-headquartered Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (MCI), a strong player in the Southeast Asian region through its Singapore-based Mitsui Chemicals Asia Pacific (MCAP) affiliate, is staying true to its focus of achieving its double-digit growth target in the packaging market segment in...
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Is Asia ready for the market?

Is Asia ready for the market?

Given that Asia has abundant shale gas/oil deposits, the lack of infrastructure and technologies related to water supply and utilisation, chemicals and drilling are curbing its potential to clinch a bigger market share in this capital-intensive sector...
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PRA March/April 2014
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ON THE COVER:

Davis-Standard will showcase the new dsX medical tubing line at Chinaplas. With over ten extrusion/converting product lines in its portfolio, the firm supports applications in the packaging, automotive, medical, construction, technical and speciality sectors
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  • Philippines visited India to improve rubber production
    Rubber is poised to emerge as a potent growth driver for economic relations between India and the Philippines which have remained muted over the years. A 35-member delegation from the Philippines, including government officials, rubber and products manufacturers, visited India and held... image
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  • Targeting efficiency in packaging/medical sectors
    As the pressure to reduce costs continues to rise, efficiency and automation will increasingly become the focus for processors in Asia. It with this in mind that machine makers will exhibit at Chinaplas, showcasing applications for packaging and medical sectors. Austrian machine maker Engel will be demonstrating four integrated... image

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