Plastics Production 5 - Intrepid Sourcing

Are Plastic Products Safe?

Potentially harmful plastic additives have to be distinguished between the different kinds of plastic. Several international organisation and countries have determined banned and restricted substances.  
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Research and development China

China’s Innovation Challenge

Following a challenging economic climate, the importance for China to focus on innovation is greater than ever. Shedding the country’s image of being the go to location for cheap manufacturing won’t be easy. Continuous growth within the specialised manufacturing sector is helping. However, over the long term, the country needs even further technology advances.
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Cluster Manufacturing in China

Business clusters are found globally. From Silicon Valley to your neighborhood. Cluster manufacturing is not much different, but China implements it best.
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a look at the PMI sees tremendous growth

Analysts Predict Positive End To The Calendar Year

China’s manufacturing industry going to hold onto an unexpected expansion during November. Signalled by China's PMI revealing another continuous month of expansion in the manufacturing industry. A poll by Reuters revealed activity levels within factories continued to increase
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Networking Supplier

Networking To Find A Chinese Supplier

Finding a reliable, trustworthy and cost effective supplier can be a difficult task. Online directories advertise thousands of different company profiles. However, despite there being a large volume, quality can still be rare. Due diligence can be a costly and long process. Whittling down the prospective list of suitable suppliers may be too large of...
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Chinese New Year 2017

Total production shutdowns usually last up to one month. Factory workers enjoy taking an extended break. The Chinese New Year may only last 2 weeks, but production levels only return to normal by 3-4 weeks after Chinese New Year.
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manufacturing quality in China

What Happened to Low Quality Chinese Factories?

China has a reputation when it comes to manufacturing quality, and it's not a pleasant one. However, the reality is most of the risk can be avoided.
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People morning slows thai manufacturing

Limited Manufacturing Seen After Thai King’s Death

On the 13th of October 2016 King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away. Shortly after, an official period of mourning begun for Thailand, lasting for 12 months. With respects to be paid, what affect will be seen upon the Thai manufacturing industry?
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