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Plastics production falls in Mexico even as economy grows


February 6, 2014 12:25 pm ET

The manufacture of plastics products fell by 4 percent to 4.48 million metric tons in Mexico in 2013 while demand was down 4.8 percent, according to a leading consultant.

Boryszew eyes move into North American market


February 3, 2014 10:14 am ET

European automotive parts supplier Boryszew SA has revealed it is seriously considering setting up a production plant in Mexico which would assist its entry into the U.S. market.

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Maquiladoras settling differences over Mexico's tax changes


January 31, 2014 1:25 pm ET

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's maquiladora industry has largely settled its differences with the government over fiscal issues, according to the sector's new leader Emilio Cadena Rubio.

Plastimagen Norte postponed until 2015


January 21, 2014 3:13 pm ET

International exhibition organizer E.J. Krause & Associates Inc, of Bethesda, Md., has put off the launch of its second plastics industry show in Mexico for a year.

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India's Plastivision show looks at Africa, Mexico


January 20, 2014 2:15 pm ET

The organizer of India's second-largest plastics show, Plastivision, is looking seriously at expanding its franchise to Africa next year, likely in Kenya, after launching a show in the Persian Gulf in 2012, show executives said.

Tax changes may ease burden on Mexico’s maquiladoras


January 2, 2014 3:15 pm ET

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s maquiladora industry says it is seeking clarification from the government of five amendments to a new tax law. It believes the changes are favorable to the sector.

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Lower prices driving auto parts to Mexico


December 13, 2013 1:04 pm ET

PUEBLA, MEXICO — Plastic injection molded components for the automotive industry are 20 percent cheaper to make in Mexico than in the United States, according to a financial expert speaking at a major sector conference in early December.

Mexico signals possible amendments to maquiladora tax changes


December 13, 2013 11:38 am ET

MEXICO CITY — An association representing thousands of maquiladora plants in Mexico says the federal finance ministry has acknowledged the economic benefits for the country of the sector, despite wanting to increase its tax burden.

Mexican researchers point to potential of natural fiber feedstocks


December 2, 2013 4:20 pm ET

QUERETARO, MEXICO — Mexico has a host of natural fibers that could be used in the manufacture of biodegradable polymers, according to studies conducted at a leading research center in the country.

Growth in region prompts Hexpol to expand in Mexico


November 29, 2013 4:39 pm ET

Hexpol Group's Hexpol Compounding business is expanding its two plants in Mexico, which company officials say is its fasting growing region in North America.

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