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Study: TPEs gaining in popularity


February 6, 2015 10:44 am ET

Germany-based research group Ceresana says thermoplastic elastomers are increasingly replacing other plastic materials.

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Cuba a question mark for US plastics


December 23, 2014 6:00 am ET

Fans of cigars, rum, Caribbean travel and more than a few Major League Baseball managers celebrated at the White House announcement of plans to normalize relations with Cuba after nearly 55 years of embargo. But the manufacturing sector, including...

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PepsiCo's Drinkfinity combines plastic flavor pods with reusable bottle


December 23, 2014 9:55 am ET

PepsiCo Inc. is trying out a fruit-flavored water brand called Drinkfinity, developed in Brazil and initially only available in that country, which combines a reusable plastic bottle with smaller flavor pods.

German plastics firms weigh options for Brazil


November 25, 2014 6:00 am ET

Brazil, the largest market in South America, has been a lure for foreign investors for many years, and in the past decade, it has enjoyed good economic growth. But members of Germany's plastics and rubber machinery association, VDMA, are questioning if the industry should be cautious.

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PET film maker Evertis expanding production in Mexico, Brazil, Portugal


November 20, 2014 2:52 pm ET

Evertis, a PET film maker, is expanding production at plants in Mexico, Brazil and Portugal, the company said.

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Dow Chemical moving ahead with plastics expansion plans


November 13, 2014 9:30 am ET

Dow Chemical Co. is moving ahead with plans to add plastics capacity in North and South America, and is advancing other strategic options as well.

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Brazil regulator vetoes Braskem purchase of Solvay Indupa


November 12, 2014 5:16 pm ET

Brazil's anti-trust regulatory body, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), has vetoed Braskem SA's purchase of Solvay Indupa SAIC.

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Omega buys Vinylex, adds capacity, locations


October 21, 2014 1:48 pm ET

Profile extruder Omega Plastics LLC has expanded its stake in the market by acquiring Vinylex Corp.

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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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