South America


Appliance giant eyes in-house recycling, compounding

April 22, 2015 6:00 am ET

The world's largest residential air conditioner manufacturer is looking into in-house compounding of recycled plastics.


Rajoo eyes South American growth along with global JVs

April 14, 2015 10:52 am ET

Rajoo Engineers Ltd. is one of India's more diverse plastics machinery companies, manufacturing equipment for blown film, pipes, thermoforming, sheet extrusion and drip irrigation. It also has a global outlook — in the last five years, it has...


Brazil's São Paulo launches plastic bag restrictions, fines

April 9, 2015 12:11 pm ET

Brazil's mega-city of São Paulo initiated a ban on petroleum-based plastic grocery bags on April 5, following a multi-year dispute between plastic industry trade groups and city government.


Brazil's Inbra making first international expansion in S.C.

April 7, 2015 4:58 pm ET

Brazilian plastic and rubber additives producer Inbra Indústrias Químicas Ltda. is building its first international operation in Orangeburg County, S.C., with an investment of $ 7.7 million planned for a plant that will open by mid-2016, the company ...


Myers cuts earnings following investigation into Brazil operations

April 2, 2015 10:14 am ET

Myers Industries Inc. adjusted downward its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2014 after completing an investigation into accounting problems at its Brazilian operations.


Proposed Cardia-Stellar merger labeled 'not fair,' but still 'reasonable'

March 20, 2015 10:34 am ET

If the proposed merger of two Australian bioplastics companies goes ahead, the new company will be called Secos Group Ltd. and have annual sales of about A$27 million (US$21 million).


Dispute prompts director's resignation from Myers Industries' board

March 19, 2015 10:10 am ET

Plastics manufacturer Myers Industries Inc. disclosed that a director has resigned from its board of directors following a dispute over the board's management.


Myers misses 10-K deadline, citing 'possibly fraudulent activities'

March 18, 2015 9:30 am ET

Myers Industries Inc. of Akron, Ohio, disclosed it is unable to file its form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission by the required date “without unreasonable effort or expense,” in part due to the discovery of “possibly ...


JEC Group planning Brazil event

March 12, 2015 9:29 am ET

The composites trade show JEC Europe is changing its name to JEC World as part of an expanded focus which will also see it develop its first event in south America.


Borealis completes Brazil PP restructuring

March 10, 2015 1:23 pm ET

Polyolefin supplier Borealis AG has completed a restructuring and 45 million euros ($48.8 million) of expansion of its polypropylene compounding operations in Brazil, adding capacity at a plant in Itatiba to supply materials to South America's...

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