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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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Despite struggles, Europe still key market in global resin picture


April 15, 2014 2:06 pm ET

Challenges and opportunities facing international plastics and chemicals markets were tackled by a trio of top executives at the IHS World Petrochemical Conference in Houston.

Export sales for PVC expected to grow, PET struggles with oversupply


April 15, 2014 2:46 pm ET

PVC is looking up, PET is looking for answers. That's a brief summary of global market conditions described by analysts Henry Warren and Chase Willett at the IHS World Petrochemical Conference, held March 26-27 in Houston.

Mexico reports rising auto production


April 14, 2014 1:18 pm ET

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s automotive industry assembled an unprecedented 774,731 light vehicles in the first quarter, 6.5 percent up on the 727,571 produced in the first three months of 2013, according to industry association AMIA.

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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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