VN to get region’s first fibreglass recycler

Minh Hưng Group of Việt Nam signed a memorandum of understanding with the GFSI-MHE Manufacturing of Texas LLC to build and operate Southeast Asia’s first facility to manufacture plywood from recycled composite (fibre glass). Keep reading ...

Environmental group praises Bridgestone's zero deforestation policy

Mighty Earth, an environmental group devoted to protecting rain forests and other endangered landscapes, is praising Bridgestone Corp. for the zero deforestation portion of its recently announced Global Sustainability Procurement Policy. []Demand for natural rubber has caused rapid deforestation in Southeast Asia, especially in Cambodia, Laos, ...

Rubber & Plastics News Staff

How Antibiotic-Tainted Seafood From China Ends Up on Your Table

From the air, the Pearl River Delta in southern China’s Guangdong province resembles a mass of human cells under a microscope. Hundreds of thousands of tiny rectangular blocks, all of them shades of green, are clustered between cities and waterways. Keep reading ...

Bloomberg Reporter

Thai industrial park developer plumbs expansion on the Mekong

Amata plans Vietnam, Myanmar sites; eyes Laos.Amata Corp. of Thailand plans to develop industrial estates in cheaper neighboring countries along the Mekong River where it is betting manufacturing will pick up.Amata will begin development of two sites in Vietnam and one in Myanmar next year. ...

Nikkei staff

Cambodia clampdown threatens Chinese interests

[] US President Donald Trump’s government, after all, had pledged to deeply cut development aid to several developing countries, including Cambodia, even before recent political tensions mounted.But the US and EU remain Cambodia’s largest trading partners and possible economic sanctions on the Southeast Asian nation, which ...

David Hutt

TOA to establish three more overseas plants in ASEAN leadership drive

TOA Paint (Thailand) plans to set up three additional production plants overseas – in Indonesia, Myanmar and Cambodia – as it aims to become the leading player in ASEAN paint and coatings markets. Keep reading   ...

The Nation News Staff

GMS ministers endorse strategy to boost food safety in Mekong

Agriculture ministers in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) endorsed a five-year strategy and action plan to build a regional food safety system on Friday during a meeting in northwest Cambodia’s Siem Reap province. Keep reading ...

Xinhua News Staff

EA to build charging stations

A SET-listed renewable energy firm, Energy Absolute Plc (EA), has announced plans to develop and operate charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) for the first time in Thailand, allotting 600 million baht to set up charging stations nationwide over the next few years.Keep reading ...

Legality of Mon State Cement Factory’s Power Plant Questioned

A controversial 500-ton cement factory in Mon State’s Kyaikmayaw Township has not sought permission from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy in order to generate power, according to the ministry. The US$400 million cement factory run by Mawlamyine Cement Limited (MCL) –a joint venture between ...

Fibre, yarn exports surge over last 7 months

Over 341,000 tonnes of fibre and yarn were shipped abroad for $933.4 million in the first half of this year alone, up 18.5 per cent in volume and 29.47 per cent in value, according to the General Department of Customs. Keep reading ...

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