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Report: Shale gas renaissance reshaping Latin America


September 4, 2014 11:56 am ET

HOUSTON — The North American petrochemical renaissance, driven by low-cost shale feedstocks, is reshaping the Latin American petrochemical industry, including investments and projects in Brazil, Mexico, and other countries in the region,...

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Report predicts growth for flexible packaging


August 21, 2014 12:34 pm ET

Flexible packaging in the United States grew last year and is expected to continue to grow this year, according to a new report by the Flexible Packaging Association.

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RTP expands very long fiber thermoplastic production to Mexico


August 19, 2014 9:47 am ET

RTP Co. has introduced very long fiber reinforced compounds at its Monterrey, Mexico, facility.

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Osterman rebranding to focus on its value-added services


July 11, 2014 11:49 am ET

Resin distributor Osterman & Co. Inc. has a full growth agenda for 2014, including major volume gains, new sales hires and a corporate rebranding.

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BASF, Alpek swap business units as they change JV agreement


July 10, 2014 3:44 pm ET

Alpek SAB de CV, the petrochemicals arm of Mexican conglomerate Alfa Group, has signed an agreement with German giant BASF SE that changes the complexion of their 50-50 Polioles SA de CV joint venture in Mexico.

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Argentina's top masterbatch producer to expand capacity


July 7, 2014 2:38 pm ET

Julio Garcia e Hijos SA, Argentina's largest domestic producer of color concentrate and compound masterbatches, will expand production capacity in the third quarter by 100 metric tons per month at its newest subsidiary.

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Technical Precision Plastics growing in US, Dominican Republic


July 2, 2014 3:58 pm ET

Technical Precision Plastics Inc. is boosting its capacity, adding 8,000 square feet of Class 8 clean room molding space in Mebane, N.C., and nearly doubling the size of its facility in the Dominican Republic.

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Singapore-based toolmaker and molder expands in Brazil


June 11, 2014 11:42 am ET

Singapore-based plastics molder and toolmaker Sunningdale Tech Ltd. is setting up an operation in Brazil, part of a series of restructurings designed to cope with challenging business conditions and rising costs in its manufacturing bases in China...

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Brazilian pharma market increases at rapid clip


June 6, 2014 11:20 am ET

Brazil was the sixth largest pharmaceutical sales market in the world in 2013 with 58 billion Brazilian real ($26.3 billion) in revenue, up 17 percent from the year prior, and by 2016 it's expected to rank fourth in the category worldwide, trailing...

New Tigre, ADS JV aims to open more doors for Tigre in US


April 16, 2014 12:15 pm ET

A new joint venture between Tigre S.A. Brazil, a leading PVC pipe maker, and Advanced Drainage Systems Inc., the world's largest high-density polyethylene pipe producer, seeks to open more doors into North American markets for the Latin American company.

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