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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...

Export sales for PVC expected to grow, PET struggles with oversupply


April 15, 2014 2:46 pm ET

PVC is looking up, PET is looking for answers. That's a brief summary of global market conditions described by analysts Henry Warren and Chase Willett at the IHS World Petrochemical Conference, held March 26-27 in Houston.

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Lanxess launches new compounding plant in Brazil aimed at auto market


April 11, 2014 12:32 pm ET

Lanxess AG has officially opened its auto-oriented thermoplastics compounding plant in Porto Feliz, Brazil.

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Inergy names new CEO for Americas


March 28, 2014 10:15 am ET

Inergy Automotive Systems LLC named John Dunn as president and CEO of its Troy, Mich.-based Americas division, effective April 21.

Solvay insists Indupa sale is 'ongoing'


January 9, 2014 1:32 pm ET

Belgian resin company Solvay SA says a deal to sell its majority stake in South American PVC producer Solvay Indupa will go ahead and is unaffected by an objection from the Argentinian share regulator.

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