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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
September 3, 2014
Chile's financial regulator SVS (Santiago) has levied a combined $163-million fine on eight individuals and the country's largest brokerage firm, Larrain Vial (Santiago), for their...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Chiles-financial-regulator-fines-SQM-CEO-and-7-others-a-combined-$163-million-for-illegal-share-trading_63592.html
September 1, 2014
Petrobras and Braskem have extended the terms of their existing naphtha supply contract for six months after the companies failed to reach an agreement on the price, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Report-Braskem-Petrobras-fail-to-agree-on-naphtha-contract-price-extend-existing-deal-until-February-2015_63549.html
September 1, 2014
Argentina's output of polymers and synthetic rubber rose 31.4% year-on-year (YOY) in July, according to national statistics office Indec (Buenos Aires). Overall production of polymers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentinas-polymer-and-synthetic-rubber-output-up-31-percent-in-July_63547.html
August 29, 2014
Petronas (Kuala Lumpur) and Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (YPF; Buenos Aires) have signed an agreement covering the development of unconventional hydrocarbons in Neuquén...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Petronas-YPF-to-develop-uncoventional-hydrocarbons-in-Argentina_63533.html
August 27, 2014
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santiago) reports a net profit of $71.1 million for the second quarter, down almost 35% year-on-year (YOY). Pretax profit also fell, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/SQMs-second-quarter-net-profit-drops-almost-35-percent_63410.html
August 27, 2014
Methanex says that it anticipates gas curtailments in Trinidad in the second half of 2014 to be higher than those experienced in the first half. The National Gas Company (NGC; Couva...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Lower-gas-supply-to-reduce-production-at-Methanex-plants-in-Trinidad_63407.html
August 21, 2014
Billionaire George Soros has more than doubled his stake in Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (YPF; Buenos Aires), purchasing 8.47 million shares during the second quarter, Bloomberg...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Report-Billionare-Soros-more-than-doubles-stake-in-Argentinas-YPF_63333.html
August 20, 2014
DuSolo Fertilizers (Vancouver) has received environmental and operating licenses for a direct application natural fertilizer (DANF) processing capacity expansion in the Cerrado region...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/DuSolo-Fertilizers-receives-environmental-operating-licenses-for-DANF-expansion-in-Brazil_63312.html
August 20, 2014
Braskem could be forced to halt operations at two of its production units in Brazil in the coming weeks if talks with Petrobras over naphtha-supply pricing do not come to an agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Report-Braskem-could-halt-two-units-if-naphtha-contract-talks-with-Petrobras-fail_63311.html
August 18, 2014
Brazil's chemical trade deficit amounted to $17.2 billion in the first seven months of the year, down of 3.4% year-on-year (YOY), according to the latest figures published by Abiquim...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-chemical-trade-deficit-decreases-more-than-3-percent_63268.html
August 18, 2014
Sirius Minerals (London), which is developing the world’s largest and highest grade deposit of polyhalite, announced today the signing of an additional binding take-or-pay...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Sirius-signs-potash-offtake-agreement-with-Central-American-distributor_63262.html
August 14, 2014
Clariant will increase ether amines production at the company's Suzano, Brazil facility, the company announced today. The "multimillion Swiss franc" capacity expansion will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Clariant-to-expand-ether-amines-capacity-in-Brazil-doubling-worldwide-production_63191.html
August 14, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals (MSC) says it has selected the city of Curitiba, in the state of Parana, Brazil, as the location of its next forest products manufacturing site in Latin...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Momentive-selects-Brazil-site-for-forest-products-facility_63190.html
August 8, 2014
Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales' (YPF; Buenos Aires) sales of petrochemical products—domestic and exports—totaled 1.48 billion Argentine pesos ($178.3 million) in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/YPFs-petrochemical-sales-up-23-percent-on-higher-peso-denominated-prices_63086.html
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