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US largest export market for VN’s footwear, bags

The United States (US) has been the largest export market for Vietnamese footwear, bags and suitcases in the first five months of 2017, the General Department of Customs said.

Dutchman wants to deploy barriers to gather, recycle Pacific plastic

A 22-year-old Dutchman on Tuesday said it would be possible to reduce by half the millions of tonnes of plastic garbage in the Pacific by deploying floating barriers.

Formosa to pour additional $1bn into steel project

Major subsidiaries of the Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan’s largest industrial conglomerate, have announced they are planning to invest $1 billion in the Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corp. (FHS), the owner of a sizable steel project in Vietnam.

EU poultry industry to study feather-based plastics packaging

This may not answer the old question about the chicken and the egg, but a European project is looking at whether it's possible to use poultry waste products in bio-based packaging for, among other things, poultry products.

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.
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