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Cargill invests in Indian food processing sector

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U.S. agribusiness giant Cargill has announced plans to invest in India's fast-developing processed food sector by constructing a $73 million corn milling unit.
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Indonesia to invest heavily in petrochemical industry

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Indonesia is planning to boost its petrochemical industry and start exporting by 2016 thanks to two upstream petrochemical centers that will be constructed over the next couple of years.
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Chalco to invest in Indonesian alumina plant

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CHONGQING, China — Aluminum Corporation of China Limited, China''s largest producer of aluminum, is planning to open new processing plants in Indonesia after the country reduced exports.
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Japan's Meiji builds new plant to boost production capacity

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INAZAWA CITY, Japan — Japanese dairy products manufacturer Meiji Holding has announced plans to build a new processing plant to meet its goals for increased production capacity for yogurt
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Yaskawa to strengthen automation solutions portfolio with VIPA acquisition

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WAUKEGAN, Ill. — Yaskawa Electric Corp. has agreed to acquire a majority of the shares of VIPA, a Herzogenaurach, Germany-based supplier of automation technology and control solutions.
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Taiwan's petrochemical industry to see output rise in Q4

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TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan''s petrochemical sector is predicted to grow over the last three months of the year. A government report expects a 7.6 percent rise in output compared
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Machinery bearing quality impacts energy costs

Indonesian textile plant tests lead to reduced energy consumption and lower operating costs
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Not long ago, along with the rest of Indonesian industry, PT. Leuwijaya Utama Textile Co. (Leuwitex) was confronted with a government-enforced increase in electricity costs, in its case approximately 18%. The Bandung plant includes 300 textile weaving machines and 176 twisting machines, consuming 2,120 megawatt-hour (MWh) per month. This threat to bottom-line profitability had to be reduced.
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Japan signs deal with India on rare earth production

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TOKYO — Japan signed an agreement to import 4,100 tons of rare earths a year from India in its second deal this month to diversify supply from China for the
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Digital valve controller helps Chinese chemical plant save $40,000 in repairs and downtime

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After Emerson Process Management replaced existing valve positioners in the Shanghai Ethylene Cracker Complex (SECCO) with Fisher® FIELDVUE™ DVC6200f digital valve controllers, the SECCO plant gained better control, production
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Chinese city halts petrochemical plant expansion following protests

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NINGBO, China — Officials in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo halted plans to expand a China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. plant after hundreds of residents gathered in protest
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