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Lubrizol buys Brazil-based coatings technology manufacturer


January 30, 2015 11:50 am ET

Specialty chemicals company Lubrizol Corp. of Wickliffe, Ohio, said it has acquired a Brazilian company that makes coatings technology for products used in decorative paints, textiles, cement, elastomeric coatings and paper coatings.

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Braskem invests $19 million to meet Brazil’s LLDPE demand


January 19, 2015 3:56 pm ET

SÃO PAULO — Braskem SA recently concluded a nearly $19 million-investment in Brazil that should allow it to meet the entire country’s demand for linear low density polyethylene.

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Cuba a question mark for US plastics


December 23, 2014 6:00 am ET

Fans of cigars, rum, Caribbean travel and more than a few Major League Baseball managers celebrated at the White House announcement of plans to normalize relations with Cuba after nearly 55 years of embargo. But the manufacturing sector, including...

Yamada looks to expand customer base


November 7, 2014 6:00 am ET

Japanese plastics molder Yamada Electric Ind. Co. is expanding the customer base for its two plants in Latin America, and is pondering where to set up its first plant in Eastern Europe.

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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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