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Africa shows promise for plastics growth


October 21, 2014 12:31 pm ET

Large-scale investment in African countries makes the region “one of the most exciting markets for polymers in the world today”, says Applied Market Information (AMI), the UK-based research group.

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Plastics firms ramp up production, donations in Ebola fight


October 10, 2014 3:57 pm ET

As health care workers around the world battle the spread of Ebola, plastics processors are doing their part — ramping up production and even giving products away.

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India's Astral expanding, signs action star as brand ambassador


August 8, 2014 12:31 pm ET

Indian plastic pipe maker Astral Poly Technik Ltd. is making significant investments in new capacity, including setting up its first plant in South India, as it expects that the country's new government will dramatically speed up home building...

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KraussMaffei forms partnership with IPS for service in Middle East, Africa


June 26, 2014 11:52 am ET

KraussMaffei AG has announced that Dubai-based Integrated Packaging Systems (IPS) has become the exclusive partner for the KraussMaffei brand in key markets across the Middle East and Africa.

Indorama's purchase of Sasa to give wider access to multiple markets


April 16, 2014 10:07 am ET

PET maker Indorama Ventures Public Co. Ltd. is expanding in Turkey with the acquisition of a majority of Sasa Polyester Sanayi.

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Sidel sees potential for PET in Africa


April 8, 2014 8:24 am ET

Liquid packaging specialist, Sidel Group, is targeting Africa's beverage market — a territory that the company believes is ripe for growth.

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