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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...

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.

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