South America

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Ball to build Paraguay beverage can plant

By Rachel Arthur

Ball Corporation is to build a beverage can and end manufacturing plant in Paraguay, as well as adding capacity to its facility in Buenos Aires, as people consume more beer in South America.

The Scholle IPN facility in Chile. Picture: Scholle IPN.

Scholle IPN expands in Latin America

By Jenny Eagle

Scholle IPN, which produces flexible packaging for wine, processed fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and aseptic juices in the Latin American market, has opened a manufacturing facility in Santiago, Chile.

Bemis Company

Bemis Company to acquire Emplal Participações

By Jenny Eagle

Bemis Company will acquire the South American rigid plastic packaging operations of Emplal Participações, a Brazilian manufacturer of plastic packaging for food and consumer applications.

Asia dominates world beer label demand

Asia dominates world beer label demand


Asia dominates the world market for beer labels but the market is still dominated by old-style wet glue applied labels, but pressure-sensitive labels continue to make inroads in North America.

Headwinds south of the border depress Ingredion earnings

Headwinds south of the border depress Ingredion earnings

By Hank Schultz

Food ingredient giant Ingredion reported a steep drop in year-over-year earnings in the third quarter of 2013, mostly from problems in South American markets.  In addition, the company foresees a complicated impact from a newly-passed tax in Mexico on...