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Japan's Meiji builds new plant to boost production capacity

December 10, 2012
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

December 3, 2012
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

November 26, 2012
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
November 26, 2012
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

November 20, 2012
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

November 16, 2012
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

October 29, 2012
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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PepsiCo, Suntory form strategic alliance in Vietnam

October 23, 2012
PURCHASE, N.Y. and OSAKA, Japan — PepsiCo and Japanese beverage company Suntory have formed a strategic alliance in Vietnam. Under the terms of the agreement, Suntory will acquire a
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Omega Engineering opens new office in Shanghai

October 19, 2012
STAMFORD, Conn. — In a move to strengthen its presence in Asia, process measurement and controls manufacturer Omega Engineering announced it has opened a new office in Shanghai. Sharon
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Asia’s synthetic rubber sector expected to recover

October 8, 2012
NEW YORK — Asia’s weakened demand for synthetic rubbers, commonly used in tire production, is expected to recover following this year’s drop in car production, according to a new
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