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Targeting efficiency in packaging/medical sectors

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...
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Asian FTAs: balancing the pros and cons for the automotive industry

Asian FTAs: balancing the pros and cons for the automotive industry

Asia is at the forefront of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) activities. There are more than 500 FTAs in the region, some of which are in effect and the rest are in the midst of being implemented. The FTAs are meant to give equal benefits to signatory parties, or are they...
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Wired up by plastics

Wired up by plastics

The printed electronics sector, which has been projected by BCC Research to build a market value of more than US$12.6 billion in 2016, is reinventing itself with plastics to produce thinner, smaller and eco-friendly devices. Conventional silicone-based electronics may be a thing of the past with the advent of printed electronics. According to a report by...
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Customising automotive interiors easily and cost-effectively

Customising automotive interiors easily and cost-effectively

In virtually no other industry are the demands regarding the quality and diversity of surfaces as high as in the automotive industry. Customers value diversely and attractively decorated elements and individual appointments, particularly in the interior. To accommodate this wish, car makers...
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Downward trend or on the way up?

Downward trend or on the way up?

The less-than favourable state of the global automotive industry has been making the headlines lately. Not that the world is aiming for a car-less/vehicle-less society. It is just that the European economic crisis, slow recovery of the US economy and less bullish sectors in China and India are limiting...
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Giving a boost to productivity

Giving a boost to productivity

With the K2013 being the largest plastics show in the world, machine makers are pushed to introduce ground-breaking innovations. Highlighted are novelties and technologies that were introduced at the show with some boasting faster cycle times and higher productivity. German injection moulding machine maker Arburg introduced...
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