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April 24, 2015
Petrobras's net loss totaled 26.6 billion reais ($8.85 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2014, and revenue was 85.04 billion reais, according to the delayed, audited results that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-reports-a-big-net-loss-due-to-corruption-charges-asset-writedowns_69811.html
April 20, 2015
Harvest Minerals (Subiaco, Australia) has acquired the Sergi potash project, near Vales in the state of Sergipe, Brazil. Harvest Minerals has entered into a binding agreement with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Australia-fertilizer-developer-acquires-Brazil-potash-project_69604.html
April 17, 2015
The US Dept. of Commerce on 14 April issued a preliminary determination that China and the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago have been subsidizing melamine imported to the United States, and that the imports can therefore be subjected to countervailing duties. Commerce says it will announce a final determination in late August....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Commerce-proposes-countervailing-duties-for-melamine-from-China-Trinidad-and-Tobago_69581.html
April 17, 2015
Brazil's demand for commodity plastics contracted significantly during 2014 compared with the previous year, according to figures released by chemical industry association Abiquim...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-demand-for-plastics-contracted-significantly-during-2014_69565.html
April 17, 2015
Brazil's chemical imports during the first quarter amounted to $9.1 billion, down 6.8% compared with the first quarter of 2014, equivalent to about 7.5 million m.t. in volume terms...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-chemical-imports-down-in-first-quarter-trade-balance-still-in-deficit_69564.html
April 14, 2015
Petrobras says that it is expecting to release its delayed, audited financial results for the second half of 2014 as early as 22 April. However, Petrobras also has had to clarify the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-responds-to-reports-of-Braskem-stake-sale_69415.html
April 13, 2015
Arkema has expanded its acrylic resin manufacturing capacity at Araçariguama, Brazil, by 60%, the company announced today. A new reactor will enable Arkema to introduce its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Arkema-starts-up-coatings-resins-reactor-in-Brazil_69372.html
April 13, 2015
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC), Mitsubishi Corp. (MC), and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) announced today that they have signed an agreement with state-owned National Gas Company of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical-and-partners-finalize-$1-billion-methanol-and-DME-investment-in-Trinidad_69354.html
April 10, 2015
Praxair has started up multiple plants serving the oxygen needs of Nadir Figueiredo (São Paulo), the company announced today. Praxair’s plants, which are located...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Praxair-starts-ups-plants-supplying-oxygen-to-Brazil-glass-manufacturer_69336.html
April 10, 2015
Indian pharma major Cipla (Mumbai) says that an EU subsidiary will acquire a company in Brazil. Cipla has definitively agreed to acquire a 100% stake in Duomed Produtos Farmaceuticos...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Indian-pharma-group-acquires-company-in-Brazil_69324.html
April 10, 2015
The port of Santos, Brazil, in the state of Sao Paulo, remained closed to traffic on 9 April because of an almost week-long fire that continues to burn at storage tanks there belonging...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-Santos-port-remains-closed-as-terminal-fire-still-rages_69318.html
April 2, 2015
Braskem has launched an internal investigation into illegal payments it is alleged to have made to Petrobras, Braskem says in a securities filing. Petrobras is embroiled in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-opens-internal-probe-into-alleged-payments-to-Petrobras_69134.html
April 2, 2015
Clariant says that it has completed the previously announced divestment of the company’s water treatment business located in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia, to Ecolab. In...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Clariant-completes-divestment-of-water-treatment-business-in-Latin-America-to-Ecolab_69120.html
March 27, 2015
Styrolution, the styrenics subsidiary of Ineos, anticipates the demand for all grades of styrenic resins to experience relatively strong demand as a result of replenishment along the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/NPE2015-Styrolution-anticipates-demand-for-styrenic-resins-to-remain-strong_68894.html
March 24, 2015
Polyethylene (PE) prices are likely to remain at healthy levels as a result of sustained demand according to Dow Chemical. Converters had refrained from restocking in the first months...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/NPE2015-Dow-says-2015-PE-prices-will-be-supported-by-supply-constraints-demand-to-remain-healthy_68857.html
March 24, 2015
“There is a lot of value in plastic often found in landfills, a value that is not getting captured [in the right way], because the plastics are either not being sorted the right...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/NPE2015-The-untapped-value-of-plastic-waste-civil-society-and-industry-approaches_68866.html
March 23, 2015
Adama Agricultural Solutions, the leading global off-patent provider of crop protection solutions, today reported its financial results for full-year 2014 and the fourth quarter, ended...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Adama-reports-increased-sales-earnings-growth-rates-among-highest-in-the-pesticides-sector_68796.html
March 19, 2015
PPG today completed a $40 million, 65,000-square-foot expansion of a coatings manufacturing plant at Sumare, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The plant makes resins for electrocoat products for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/PPG-completes-expansion-in-Brazil_68707.html
March 18, 2015
The three directors that PotashCorp nominated to the board of Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santiago) have resigned from SQM's board. The announcement follows the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/PotashCorp-representatives-resign-from-SQM-board_68667.html
March 17, 2015
Ceres (Thousand Oaks, CA) and Raízen (São Paulo) have signed a multiyear collaboration agreement to develop and produce sweet sorghum on an industrial scale. Sweet...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Raizen-Ceres-agree-to-scale-up-ethanol-production-from-sweet-sorghum_68632.html
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