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Chem-Trend plans international expansion


October 2, 2014 4:06 pm ET

Chem-Trend LP has outlined several more expansion projects for its mold release agents, process aids and specialty lubricants.

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ZF finalizes deal to buy TRW, creating another global auto supply giant


September 15, 2014 1:09 pm ET

TRW Automotive Holdings, in a supply chain megadeal that has been in the works since mid-July, said Sept. 15 it has agreed to be acquired by German supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG for $13.5 billion in cash.

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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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Cardia Bioplastics opening bag manufacturing plant in Brazil


August 19, 2014 9:31 am ET

Australia's Cardia Bioplastics Ltd. says the high demand for environmentally friendly bags has prompted it to set up a film and bag plant in São Paulo, Brazil, which is due to start production in September 2014.

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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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