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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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India's Plastivision show looks at Africa, Mexico


January 20, 2014 2:15 pm ET

The organizer of India's second-largest plastics show, Plastivision, is looking seriously at expanding its franchise to Africa next year, likely in Kenya, after launching a show in the Persian Gulf in 2012, show executives said.

Deadline looms to comply with conflict minerals rule


January 10, 2014 3:59 pm ET

As the clock ticks on a May 31 deadline to submit conflict mineral reports to the federal government, some in the plastics industry are wondering how the new law aimed at addressing a humanitarian crisis in Africa applies to them.

Nigeria's Poly Products to double capacity in next two years


September 6, 2013 1:31 pm ET

MUMBAI — Poly Products Nigeria plc is planning to expand its film plant in Lagos, Nigeria. The company, which was established in 1995 by Indian settlers, manufacturing polyethylene and polypropylene film, water storage tanks, and bottles for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

Egypt's turmoil forces Pegas to halt Cairo plant


August 20, 2013 1:17 pm ET

Czech Republic nonwovens producer Pegas Nonwovens SA announced it has suspended trial production at a new 60 million euro plant near Cairo, Egypt in the face of the country's mounting political turmoil.

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Taiwan machinery firms see growing demand in Africa


August 12, 2013 9:57 am ET

TAICHUNG, TAIWAN — Some companies in Taiwan's plastics machinery industry, which are often among the first to go into the newest “emerging” markets, are reporting significant increases in shipments to Africa.

Jushi Group delays opening of fiberglass plant in Egypt


August 12, 2013 9:36 am ET

Tongxiang, China-based fiberglass manufacturer Jushi Group Co. said is has delayed plans to open a factory in Egypt due to political unrest.

First PolyChem moves PVC, other resins into Mideast, N. Africa


May 6, 2013 1:07 pm ET

HOUSTON — Materials supplier First PolyChem LLC is helping meet the growing resin needs of North Africa and the Middle East through its relationships with resin makers around the world.

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