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Lanxess launches new compounding plant in Brazil aimed at auto market


April 11, 2014 12:32 pm ET

Lanxess AG has officially opened its auto-oriented thermoplastics compounding plant in Porto Feliz, Brazil.

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De Caso elected president of Mexico trade group Anipac


April 8, 2014 5:36 pm ET

MEXICO CITY — Francisco de Caso Peláez, a partner in Mexican flexible packaging company Minigrip de México SA de CV, is the new president of national plastics industry association Anipac.

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Plastics leaders predict growth and investment in Mexico


April 4, 2014 12:56 pm ET

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's plastics industry is likely to invest US$500 million in new equipment and raw materials this year, triggering a 6 percent growth in the sector, according to one of the two candidates seeking election as president of...

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Wittmann Battenfeld forms unit to deal with maquiladora customers


April 4, 2014 12:47 pm ET

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO — Wittmann Battenfeld Inc, of Torrington, Conn, has formed a company exclusively to handle business with Mexico’s flourishing maquiladora industry.

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Inergy names new CEO for Americas


March 28, 2014 10:15 am ET

Inergy Automotive Systems LLC named John Dunn as president and CEO of its Troy, Mich.-based Americas division, effective April 21.

Pipe maker ADS expands in Brazil


January 21, 2014 3:34 pm ET

Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. is starting up a second manufacturing facility in Brazil with its joint venture partner Tigre SA to fill orders for the rapidly expanding infrastructure of South America.

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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.

Tredegar adding PET film capacity in Brazil


January 17, 2014 11:20 am ET

Tredegar Corp.’s Terphane business unit will spend $80 million to increase production capacity for biaxially oriented polyester (BOPET) film at its plant in Pernambuco, Brazil.

Solvay to grow in Brazil, sale of Indupa PVC asset near, says exec


December 6, 2013 10:02 am ET

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL — Belgium’s Solvay SA is revising its portfolio while pursuing organic growth and acquisitions following the integration of Rhodia SA this year. The plan that includes expanding in niche markets in Brazil where it’s strongest, while divesting from local operations like PVC where profits have disappointed.

Deal could mean growth for Plastimagen brand beyond Mexico


November 26, 2013 1:10 pm ET

MEXICO CITY —Tarsus Group plc has bought a 50 percent stake in Plastimagen México, one of Latin America’s two largest plastics industry shows, from E.J. Krause & Associates Inc, of Bethesda, Md.

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