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February 4, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it has agreed to acquire Lwart Química (Lençóis Paulista, Brazil), a supplier of waterproofing products in Brazil. The financial...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Sika-to-acquire-Brazilian-waterproofing-materials-company_58529.html
January 28, 2014
Praxair today announced that it has signed a long-term contract to supply industrial gases to Companhia Siderúrgica do Pecém’s (CSP; Fortaleza, Ceará State...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Praxair-to-build-cryogenic-plant-for-Brazilian-steel-mill_58375.html
January 27, 2014
Argentina's basic chemicals output in December 2013 fell 4.7% year-on-year (YOY), according to the latest figures released by state statistic office Indec (Buenos Aires). Production...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentinas-basic-chemical-output-down-4-7-percent-in-December_58329.html
January 22, 2014
Codexis last month abandoned the development of biobased detergent alcohols, but LS9 is pushing ahead with its own program. The firm continues to develop plans for commercial-scale production in Brazil, and construction could begin this year, according to Gary Juncosa, executive v.p./chemicals at LS9....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/LS9-moving-forward-on-Brazil-fatty-alcohols-project_58158.html
January 21, 2014
Brazil incurred a trade deficit for chemcial products of about $32 billion during 2013, according to figures released by Abiquim (São Paulo), the country's chemical industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-chemical-trade-deficit-reached-a-record-$32-billion-in-2013_58151.html
January 21, 2014
Bunge says that Pedro Parente, president and CEO of its Brazilian operating company, will retire effective 30 June. Parente, 60, has led Bunge’s Brazilian operations since...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Bunge-president-and-CEOBrazil-to-retire_58138.html
January 20, 2014
Production has started at  Petroquímica de Venezuela's (Pequiven; Valencia, Venezuela) new 1,800-m.t./day ammonia plant at the Morón petrochemical complex in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Pequiven-starts-up-ammonia-plant_58123.html
January 17, 2014
Braskem says it has raised $500 million via an overseas bond issuance. Proceeds will be used to buy back some existing bonds and pay down short-term debt, Braskem says. The company did...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-raises-$500-million-through-bond-issue_58094.html
January 17, 2014
Braskem (São Paulo) has sold its water-treat unit (WTU) located in the Triunfo petrochemical complex in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil to Odebrecht Ambiental, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-sells-water-treatment-unit-at-Triunfo-petchem-complex-to-Odebrecht_58090.html
January 15, 2014
Siluria Technologies (San Francisco), a startup developing catalyst technology to convert natural gas into ethylene and fuels, announced today that Braskem is funding construction of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-to-collaborate-with-methane-to-ethylene-startup-Siluria_57977.html
January 10, 2014
Azabache Energy (Calgary, AB) has commenced a well fracture stimulation at the Covunco Norte-Sur block in Argentina's Vaca Muerta shale formation, the company has announced. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Canadian-firm-commences-well-fracture-stimulation-at-Argentina-shale-formation_57863.html
January 9, 2014
Braskem has defended its offer to buy out the minority shareholders of Solvay Indupa, which was rejected by Argentina’s stock regulator, the Comisión Nacional de Valores (CNV), on 3 December 2013. In a statement issued on 6 December, the company says it is discussing the issue with CNV in order to find a path forward....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-defends-offer-for-Solvay-Indupa-negotiating-next-move_57754.html
January 9, 2014
Solvay has issued a statement confirming that the planned divestment of the company's 70.59% stake in polyvinyl chloride producer Solvay Indupa to Braskem is moving ahead and does not...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Solvay-sale-of-Indupa-stake-to-Braskem-is-underway-does-not-depend-on-deal-for-listed-Indupa-shares_57827.html
January 6, 2014
Argentina’s stock regulator, the Comisión Nacional de Valores (CNV), has rejected Braskem’s bid to acquire the 29.41% of Solvay Indupa that is publicly traded, according to a report by Reuters....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Report-Argentina-rejects-Braskems-offer-for-publicly-traded-Solvay-Indupa-shares-corrected_57746.html
January 6, 2014
DIC (Tokyo) says that its wholly owned subsidiary Sun Chemical (Parsippany, NJ) has become the sole owner of Tintas (Medellín, Colombia), a manufacturer of printing inks, by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/DIC-buys-out-partner-in-Colombian-printing-inks-manufacturing-JV_57747.html
January 3, 2014
Oxiteno (São Paulo) has initiated a project to expand its R&D activities for products serving the oil and gas sector. The project aims to foster the development of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Oxiteno-to-expand-R-and-D-activities-serving-oil-and-gas-sector_57730.html
December 23, 2013
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vale Fertilizantes’ share in Fosbrasil, a joint venture producing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Israel-Chemicals-to-acquire-Vales-share-in-Fosbrasil_57627.html
December 23, 2013
Vopak says that it has divested its 50% stake in Vopak Oxiquim - Mejillones Terminal, a 10,000-cubic meter chemicals terminal in Chile, to its joint venture partner Oxiquim (Santiago)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Vopak-sells-50-percent-stake-in-chemicals-terminal-in-Chile_57622.html
December 19, 2013
Evonik Industries says it will, next year, bring onstream €1 billion ($1.4 billion) in investments in high-growth emerging markets. These include four large-scale production...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Evonik-Industries-to-commission-several-plants-next-year_57535.html
December 19, 2013
Vale (Rio de Janeiro) is seeking a partner for its fertilizer business as it plans to replace the 4 million m.t. of potash it stands to lose from the cancelled Rio Colorado project in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Reports-Vale-seeks-fertilizer-partner-plans-to-advance-potash-projects-in-Brazil-Canada_57537.html
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