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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...

Klockner Pentaplast in midst of PVC films expansion in Brazil


June 9, 2014 3:34 pm ET

Film leader Klöckner Pentaplast Group is in the midst of a $15 million capacity expansion for PVC monofilms production in Brazil that should be ready by July, and is looking to capitalize on a recent $3.3 million line expansion in Argentina, according to a lead executive with the company.

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Track-and-trace law pushing changes in Brazil


June 9, 2014 2:41 pm ET

Serialization, one of the most important issues facing the global pharmaceutical industry today, has been placed front and center in Brazil after federal regulator ANVISA instituted a new law last year for track-and-trace aggregation by companies...

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ACG-Pharmapack expands footprint in South America


June 9, 2014 1:58 pm ET

ACG-Pharmapack, a solution provider in barrier packaging films, is expanding its South American footprint in Brazil, and starting a new laminating partnership in Argentina for the second quarter, the company's regional business director told...

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PVC and concrete panels going to build 3,000 kindergartens in Brazil


June 9, 2014 12:58 pm ET

Austria-based GHS Global Housing Solutions has formed a subsidiary in Brazil after winning a bid to build up to 3,000 kindergartens in Brazil using PVC and concrete panels.

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Honeywell sees growth in Brazilian pharmaceutical market


June 6, 2014 10:50 am ET

Brazil is one of the most promising global growth markets for fluoropolymer films use in pharmaceuticals, but for years Honeywell struggled to break the hold that aluminum held on Brazil's high moisture barrier demand.

DAK Americas buys Brazilian PET recycling specialist


May 8, 2014 4:26 pm ET

DAK Americas is expanding into recycled PET resin in Argentina through the acquisition of CabelmaPET SA.

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Frigel growing in Asia, South America


May 5, 2014 2:45 pm ET

Frigel Firenze SpA has nearly quadrupled its business in Asia between 2011-2013 and expects at least 50 percent growth this year.

Weidenhammer to expand in Chile and Russia


April 25, 2014 11:37 am ET

Germany’s Weidenhammer Packaging Group, has announced that it will open a new plant in Chile in January 2015, while its Russian plant in Vladimir, near Moscow, also being significantly expanded.

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Producers urge booming Brazilian housing market to use EPS


April 18, 2014 1:08 pm ET

Leaders in Brazil's plastics industry are asking lawmakers to mandate the use of expandable polystyrene (the raw material for expanded EPS) in new construction, but say it's an uphill battle despite the energy and construction savings that EPS...

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