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Celanese to expand production in Brazil


July 23, 2014 11:15 am ET

Celanese Corp., the Irving, Texas-based chemicals and specialty materials company, has announced that it will expand its manufacturing capabilities at its Suzano, Brazil, facility to include Celstran long fiber reinforced thermoplastics (LFRT)...

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PolyOne closing 2 plants in Brazil


July 16, 2014 12:40 pm ET

Materials maker PolyOne Corp. is closing two of its four Brazilian plants in order to streamline operations and improve its financial performance in the region.

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Risk of recession, default threaten progress of Argentina's plastics sector


July 10, 2014 2:03 pm ET

With Argentina's economy expected to dip into a recession this year due to foreign currency shortages, inflation pegged at more than 30 percent since January, and risk of economic default for a second time since 2001, players big and small within...

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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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PP spunbond nonwoven fabric producer to triple capacity


June 30, 2014 4:21 pm ET

Argentina's GTR srl, a growing producer of polypropylene spunbond nonwoven fabrics, should triple its production capacity with the addition of a second line by the end of this year, and is open to a sale of the company if an attractive offer is made,...

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Argentina's top PVC producer to expand capacity


June 27, 2014 3:04 pm ET

PVC Tecnocom SA, Argentina's leading producer of PVC compounds, paneling and tubing, will debut 1,500 metric tons of new monthly production capacity in July, transforming it into one of the continent's top two producers.

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Dow pushes new waste reduction initiatives with 100 percent PE pouch


June 27, 2014 2:48 pm ET

Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics is introducing a handful of new products and initiatives in Argentina this year aimed at recycling and waste reduction, including a standup pouch for liquids made for the first time from 100 percent polyethylene.

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DAK Americas focusing on PET growth and recycling in Argentina


June 18, 2014 3:53 pm ET

DAK Americas expects to introduce local production of its heat-set Laser+HS PET resin for hot-fill applications with PepsiCo and Coca-Cola Co. in the third quarter of this year, a product long available in the United States but under review by...

Argentine extruder producer still has its eyes on US growth


June 18, 2014 3:39 pm ET

BUENOS AIRES — Argentina's only local producer of extrusion and co-extrusion lines, Roberto O. Rodofeli y Cia. srl, is further pursuing sales in the United States after breaking into the market in recent years, and is actively looking to move its plant to a new site with more than twice the space, the company's director told Plastics News...

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Braskem opens new R&D center focused on renewables


June 10, 2014 1:40 pm ET

Brazil's Braskem SA, the leading thermoplastic resins producer in the Americas and the world's largest biopolymers producer, inaugurated a new research and development center on June 6 that will focus on renewable chemical products, with as much as...

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