Plastics

Akzo Nobel completes US$ 23 million expansion at Mexican facility
Netherlands-based Akzo Nobel N.V. announced it has completed a US$ 23.3 million expansion at its Mexican facility, located in Los Reyes, State of Mexico, to strengthen its global manufacturing footprint for organic peroxides. The new site will produce Laurox brand organic peroxides, essential ingre...
Altopro to invest US$ 50 million at Irapuato facility
Polypropylene film manufacturer Altopro SA de CV will invest US$ 50 million at an Irapuato facility to build a new 28.5 foot-wide, five-layer oriented film line to be operational around March 2017, the company revealed to Plastic News website. The equipment will be supplied by Brückner Group GmbH ...
Arizona-based Molded Devices acquires production facility in Piedras Negras
Arizona-based Molded Devices Inc. (MDI), a custom injection molder with facilities across North America, announced the acquisition of Hamar Enterprises, a manufacturer located in Piedras Negras owned by Grupo Innovador Coahuila (GIC).  “Hamar/GIC currently serves numerous Fortune 100 customers i...
Canadian auto supplier M.I. Integration to open second plant in San Luis Potosi
Canadian automotive supplier and mold maker M.I. Integration just finished its second facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Now the company is hosting an open house on December 1 to launch the plant. Construction of the new facility, called M.I. Moldes, was completed in September, roughly five years...
Custom Profile buys plastic extrusion business; will move production to Juarez
Custom Profile Inc. has acquired the plastic extrusion business from Wisconsin-based Bemis Manufacturing Company. Theacquisition by the Michigan-based company was made to expand the manufacturer of plastic products’ customer-base and market segments, according to a statement. With the acquisit...
France-based Plastivaloire to open a manufacturing plant in San Luis Potosi
The France-based injection moulder Plastivaloire will start up production at its latest manufacturing plant in San Luis Potosi in central Mexico before the end of this year. Interior automotive parts supplier which already operates 26 production units across Europe and in Tunisia and Turkey, is l...
GW Plastics marks 10 years in Queretaro with major facility upgrade
Precision injecting moulding company GW Plastics marked the tenth anniversary of its facility in Queretaro, by completing a major upgrade of its facility to accommodate additional room for expansion in a high-tech, climate-controlled contract manufacturing environment, according to a press release...
HRSflow opens service center in Queretaro
To better meet the needs of its expanding customer base, HRSflow announced the establishment of its new service center in Queretaro, Mexico, in cooperation with WCS. The new location will provide technical service support to all of the company's customers and OEM users of its hot-runner systems loc...
Japanese firm Teijin acquires Michigan-based Continental Structural Plastics for US$ 825 million
Japanese firm Teijin Ltd. announced that it has agreed to acquire Michigan-based Continental Structural Plastics, a leading automotive composite supplier in North America, for US$ 825 million. CSP will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Teijin. "Through this acquisition, Teijin intends to estab...
JSR Corporation builds US$ 5 million plant in Irapuato to supply raw rubber
Japan-based JSR Corporation will invest US$ 5 million to build a carbon masterbatch plant in Irapuato, Guanajuato, aimed to supply raw rubber for molded products manufacturers all over the region. The subsidiary will run by the name of Elastomix Co., Ltd and is scheduled to begin commercial product...
Keter Plastic invests US$ 36 million to expand facility in New Mexico
Israel-based household and garden plastic products manufacturer Keter Plastic will invest US$ 36 million to renovate and expand an existing facility in Belen, New Mexico, adding 175 new jobs on the run. New positions will include manufacturing and production operators, technicians, engineers, manage...
Lego expands production capacity in Mexico to meet US demand
Lego, the Danish toy company, best known for its building bricks, had a decline in revenue growth and profits for the first half of 2016, but only because the Danish toymaker needed time to add production capacity to meet increased demand for its colorful building bricks in North America, the compan...
Mecaplast Group to acquire Key Plastics; deal includes two plants in Chihuahua
European auto supplier Mecaplast Group has agreed to acquire Michigan-based Key Plastics LLC in a bid to expand its global presence, according to a press release. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The deal is subject to regulatory approval. The acquisition would provide expans...
Mexican manufacturer invests US$ 18 million to open facility in Pennsylvania
  Envases Universales, a Mexican manufacturer of products for the food and beverage industry will lease a production facility in Pennsylvania creating 32 full-time jobs, according to an announcement made by the Governor's office. Company's subsidiary DevTech PET Inc. will lease a 120,000-square...
New Zealand firm plans US$ 73 million investment in Tijuana
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, New Zealand's largest high-tech manufacturer, is planning to spend up to US$ 73 million expanding its manufacturing facilities at Tijuana, Mexico, from which it supplies the United States market. F&P Healthcare makes breathing equipment for patients. In 2010, the...
Plastic solutions provider Techmer PM to open its first plant in Mexico
Color and additives manufacturer for the plastic industry Techmer PM announced plans for its first facility in Mexico. The Tennessee-based company provided few details in a news release announcing the move. Officials confirmed that the Mexican plant will open in the second half of 2017 and will ha...
Preferred Compounding expands operations in San Luis Potosi
Preferred Compounding de Mexico will expand its operations with the addition of a 75-liter tilt mixer. This measure will add up to 25 employees over the next six months to handle the growing capacity and the addition of the mixer. Once the expansion is completed, the company’s workforce will sum ...
Preferred Compounding to open second plant in San Luis Potosi
Custom mixed rubber compounds supplier Preferred Compounding Corporation is increasing its Mexican production and warehousing facilities by more than 70 percent to 137,000 square feet. The Ohio-based company has signed a ten-year lease effective January 1 on a building immediately adjacent to its S...
Solvay Group plans nylon compounding facility in San Luis Potosi
Belgium-based Solvay Group is building a nylon compounding unit in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, with initial annual capacity of 10,000 tons aimed at the automotive market, the company revealed in a press release. This new facility is expected to become operational in July 2017 to serve the region’s...
Sonoco acquires Peninsula Packaging Company; deal includes one Mexican plant
Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Peninsula Packaging Company, a manufacturer of thermoformed packaging for fresh fruit and vegetables that operates five manufacturing facilities, four in the United States and one in Mexico...

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