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July 2, 2015
Clariant says that, on 1 July, it completed the previously announced acquisition of the remaining 50% of shares of Companhia Brasileira de Bentonita (CBB; Vitória da Conquista...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Clariant-completes-acquisition-of-remaining-shares-in-CBB_71832.html
June 30, 2015
Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) will cut its investments by 37% over the next five years, according to the company's business plan presented by Aldemir Bendine, CEO. The company anticipates...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-slashes-investment-budget-for-2015-19-citing-fall-in-oil-prices_71767.html
June 26, 2015
Amyris (Emeryville, CA), and Dinaco Importação Comércio (Rio de Janeiro) announced an exclusive reseller agreement for Amyris's cosmetic ingredients in Brazil...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Amyris-signs-exclusive-reseller-agreement-for-biobased-emollients-in-Brazil_71686.html
June 19, 2015
Construtora Norberto Odebrecht (CNO; São Paulo), a fully owned subsidiary of Odebrecht Group (Salvador, Brazil), has confirmed that the federal police fulfilled search and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Offices-of-Odebrecht-subsidiary-searched-CEO-reportedly-arrested-as-Petrobras-corruption-case-builds-up_71478.html
June 19, 2015
BASF has inaugurated a world-scale production complex for acrylic acid, butyl acrylate, and superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) at Camaçari, Brazil, the company announced Friday. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BASF-inaugurates-world-scale-acrylic-acid-complex-in-Brazil_71471.html
June 19, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) has started up a mortar production facility at Asunción, Paraguay, to meet rising demand in the country's infrastructure and residential construction...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Sika-opens-plant-in-Paraguay_71467.html
June 18, 2015
DuSolo Fertilizers (Vancouver, BC), a producer and distributor of phosphate fertilizers within the Cerrado region of Brazil, one of the fasting-growing agricultural producing regions...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/DuSolo-reaches-production-capacity-at-Bomfim-phosphate-fertilizer-plant_71430.html
June 16, 2015
Stepan says that it has completed the previously announced purchase of the sulfonation production facility in the states of Bahia, Brazil, from Procter & Gamble. The facility is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Stepan-completes-purchase-of-sulfonation-production-facility-in-Brazil_71345.html
June 16, 2015
Phosphate fertilizer producer MBAC Fertilizer (Toronto) on Monday said it had received revised proposals from third parties active in the fertilizer and agriculture sector. MBAC...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/MBAC-receives-proposals-as-part-of-a-review-to-address-liquidity-problems_71363.html
June 10, 2015
Solazyme (South San Francisco, CA), a renewable oils and ingredients company, says that Natura Cosméticos (São Paulo), one of Latin America’s largest cosmetics and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Natura-to-use-Solazyme-oils-in-multiple-skin-care-products_71129.html
June 8, 2015
Brazil's trade deficit in chemicals was $7.8 billion in the first four months of this year, down 12% decline compared with the same period of 2014, according to figures released by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-chemical-trade-deficit-narrows-in-first-four-months-on-slow-demand-currency-effects_71070.html
June 4, 2015
Trafigura (Lucerne, Switzerland) is developing a $350-million facility in Argentina comprising a port area and a logistics center with fuel and petroleum storage capacity, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Trafigura-invests-$350-million-to-develop-port-logistics-facility-in-Argentina_71003.html
June 3, 2015
Revolymer (Deeside, UK) has signed a further license with Solvay; under the terms of the deal, Solvay has exclusive rights to apply Revolymer’s encapsulation technology to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Revolymer-signs-further-licensing-agreement-with-Solvay_70969.html
June 3, 2015
Enagás (Madrid) has reached an agreement to acquire 3.94% of Transportadora de Gas del Perú (TGP; Lima) from SK Innovation (Seoul) and 0.40% from Corporación...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Enagas-increases-stake-in-Peru-natural-gas-pipeline-firm_70970.html
June 2, 2015
Solvay on Tuesday opened in Brazil its first fully dedicated industrial biotechnology laboratory (IBL) to boost the development of innovations and solutions based on sustainable...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Solvay-opens-biotechnology-laboratory-in-Brazil_70959.html
May 28, 2015
TCU (Brasilia), Brazil's court of audit,  has blocked Petrobras's tender for the concession of the country's first gas pipeline, in a vote carried out on 27 May, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Reports-Brazil-court-blocks-Petrobras-gas-pipeline-project_70748.html
May 26, 2015
Symrise has opened a production plant at Belém, Pará, in the Amazon region of Brazil, the company announced Tuesday. The investment will aid developing products for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Symrise-opens-production-plant-in-Brazil_70679.html
May 22, 2015
Eastman Chemical says it will increase prices on methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) in North America and Latin America by 5 cts/lb ($110/m.t.), effective 5 June or as contracts allow. The company cites elevated operating costs, especially in raw materials....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Eastman-to-increase-MIBK-prices_70638.html
May 22, 2015
PotashCorp’s CEO Jochen Tilk on Thursday said that the company will continue to review whether to retain its  shareholdings in fellow potash producers, SQM (Santiago, Chile)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/PotashCorp-reviewing-shareholdings-in-SQM-and-ICL_70628.html
May 20, 2015
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santiago) reports net income of $71.7 million for the first quarter, down from $81 million one year earlier. Income before tax was $99.6...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/SQMs-first-quarter-net-income-shrinks_70519.html
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