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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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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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