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October 29, 2014
Verde Potash (Toronto) has been approved for a 57.5 million Reais ($22.9 million) credit line, to be sourced by Brazil's development bank BNDES (Rio de Janeiro), at a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Verde-Potash-approved-for-R$57-5-million-credit-facility_64891.html
October 28, 2014
Borealis is to restructure its operations in Brazil to optimize production, the company said today. Following a €45 million ($57.3 million) investment at its Itatiba plant near...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Borealis-to-consolidate-plastics-compounding-operations-in-Brazil_64859.html
October 27, 2014
Construction of Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos's (YPFB; La Paz) fertilizer complex at Bulo Bulo, Bolivia is 48% complete—including construction, basic engineering...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Construction-of-Bolivia-fertilizer-complex-48-percent-complete_64817.html
October 22, 2014
Braskem (São Paulo) has restarted its steam cracker at Santo André in São Paulo State, after a planned 39-day turnaround for general maintenance, Braskem tells CW...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-restarts-cracker-in-Brazil-after-major-turnaround_64667.html
October 21, 2014
Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA; Caracas) has begun operating a natural gas pipeline linking the company's complex at Muscar, Venezuela, to its extraction plant at Santa Barbara...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/PDVSA-inaugurates-natural-gas-pipeline_64633.html
October 21, 2014
Nilit (Migdal HaEmek, Israel), a manufacturer of nylon-6,6 for thermoplastics and apparel applications, has signed an agreement to acquire Invista’s Americana, Brazil...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Israeli-firm-to-acquire-Invistas-nylon-plant-in-Brazil_64630.html
October 15, 2014
Evonik Industries today opened a production plant in São Paulo State, Brazil, to make ingredients for customers in the cosmetics and consumer goods industries. The plant has the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Evonik-opens-plant-for-cosmetics-and-consumer-goods-in-Brazil_64527.html
October 14, 2014
Belarusian Potash Co. (BPC; Minsk) has signed a contract with Rocha Terminais Portuários e Logística (Paranaguá, Brazil), covering potash storage and cargo...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Belarusian-Potash-signs-contract-for-storage-and-handling-at-Brazilian-port_64494.html
October 10, 2014
Mosaic has named Floris Bielders general manager/Brazil, effective 15 October. Bielders was also recently named v.p./international distribution. In his new role, he will lead the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Mosaic-announces-regional-leadership-changes_64456.html
October 10, 2014
Methanol Holdings Trinidad Ltd. (MHTL), one of the largest global methanol players, is now 100% owned by Consolidated Energy Ltd (CEL), a Trinidad holding company that combines the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Methanol-Holding-Trinidad-has-new-ownership-structure_64455.html
October 2, 2014
Brazil's antitrust body CADE (Brasilia) has approved the acquisition of Innova (Triunfo, Brazil), a subsidiary of Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro), by plastic packaging and styrene producer...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-antitrust-body-approves-Videolar-acquisition-of-Petrobras-styrenic-assets_64231.html
October 2, 2014
Yara International said today that it has obtained the relevant regulatory approvals and closed the acquisition of OFD Holding, allowing the integration process to begin. The OFD...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Yara-completes-acquisition-of-Latin-American-fertilizer-player-OFD-Holding_64225.html
October 1, 2014
Bayer CropScience announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the seeds business of Granar (Encarnacion, Paraguay). The private company, founded in 2001...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Bayer-CropScience-acquires-soybean-seeds-business-in-Paraguay_64195.html
October 1, 2014
PhosAgro (Moscow), a leading, integrated phosphate fertilizer producer, announced today that it is considering increasing exports to Brazil following a decision by Camex, the Brazilian...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/PhosAgro-to-increase-exports-to-Brazil-after-suspending-import-duties-on-DAP_64186.html
September 30, 2014
Flavors and fine ingredients company Frutarom Industries (Haifa, Israel) says it will acquire the flavors and natural food colors division of Peruvian company Montana SA (Lima) for a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Frutarom-acquires-flavors-and-natural-colors-business-of-Montana-SA-in-Chile-and-Peru_64133.html
September 25, 2014
Biofeedstock company Proterro (Ewing, NJ) and Bunge Global Innovation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bunge (White Plains, NY), will carry out a pilot study of Proterro’s sucrose...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Poterro-Bunge-plan-pilot-study-on-sucrose-technology-in-Brazil_63999.html
September 25, 2014
GranBio (São Paulo), an industrial biotechnology company, has initiated production at the first commercial-scale plant for second-generation bioethanol in the southern...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/GranBio-begins-production-at-second-generation-bioethanol-unit-in-Brazil_64000.html
September 19, 2014
Methanex says it has restarted its Chile I methanol plant at its site at Punta Arenas. The Chile operation had been idled since May because of insufficient natural gas supply...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Methanex-restarts-plant-in-Chile_63897.html
September 16, 2014
Merck Serono, the biopharmaceutical division of Merck KGaA, today confirmed that it is establishing a long-term strategic partnership with Lupin (Mumbai). Lupin will support Merck...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Merck-Serono-confirms-pharma-alliance-with-Lupin-targeting-emerging-markets_63840.html
September 9, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals (Columbus, OH) has completed construction of a production facility at Itatiba, Brazil, that will produce epoxy resins and curing agents for large-diameter wind turbine blades, the company announced on 8 September....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Momentive-completes-Brazil-epoxy-resins-plant_63669.html
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