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March 26, 2014
PPG announced today that it has agreed to acquire Canal Supplies Inc. (CSI; Panama City), a Panamanian distributor of protective and marine coatings, for an undisclosed sum. CSI...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/PPG-acquires-coatings-distributor-in-Central-America_59845.html
March 20, 2014
Lanxess today said it expects first quarter 2014 Ebitda pre-exceptionals to reach around €200 million ($276.6 million), up from €174 million in the year-earlier period, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Lanxess-expects-a-better-first-quarter-and-full-year-after-a-challenging-2013_59684.html
March 17, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals has narrowed the potential location of its planned forest product facility in Brazil to the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, and Parana, the company says....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Momentive-narrows-site-selection-for-forest-product-facility-in-Brazil_59618.html
March 11, 2014
Cytec Industries says it has opened an expanded office and lab facility at Santiago. The facility houses sales, technical service, and support experts. “The mining industry in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Cytec-opens-mining-chemicals-technical-center-in-Chile_59457.html
March 7, 2014
Gevo (Douglas County, CO) and Porta Hermanos (Córdoba, Argentina) have signed a letter of intent for Porta Hermanos to become the exclusive licensee in Argentina of Gevo's GIFT...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Gevo-to-license-its-biobased-isobutanol-technology-to-Argentine-firm_59407.html
March 7, 2014
Brazil's antitrust authority CADE (Brasilia) has approved without restrictions a joint venture between Braskem and Styrolution (Frankfurt) to build an acrylonitrile butadiene stryrene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-antitrust-authority-approves-Braskem-Styrolution-ABS-venture_59404.html
March 7, 2014
Brazil's demand for chemical products grew 7.1% in 2013 compared with 2012, exceeding GDP growth, 2.3%, during the same period, according to figures released by Abiquim (São...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-demand-for-chemicals-up-7-1-percent-in-2013-but-production-up-just-1-6-percent_59401.html
March 6, 2014
Bayer CropScience announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Biagro Group (Gral Las Heras, Argentina), a producer and distributor of biological seed treatment...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Bayer-CropScience-acquires-biological-seed-treatment-firm-Biagro_59385.html
March 5, 2014
Agricultural chemical company UPL (Mumbai), which was known as United Phosphorus until last October, says it has increased its stake in UPL do Brasil Industria E Comercio de Insumos...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Indias-UPL-increases-stake-in-Brazil-agchem-company_59328.html
March 5, 2014
Sociedad Química y Minera (SQM; Santiago) says its net profit during the last quarter of 2013 totaled $69 million, down more than 50% from the $141.8 million reported in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/SQMs-fourth-quarter-net-profit-falls-by-half_59330.html
March 4, 2014
Syngenta today announced that Elatus, a foliar fungicide, has been approved by the Brazilian authorities. Elatus is one of the company’s succinate dehydrogenase inhibiting (SDHI)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-approves-Syngentas-SDHI-fungicide-Elatus_59288.html
March 3, 2014
The fertilizer business of mining company Vale (Rio de Janeiro) posted negative adjusted Ebitda of $105 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared with positive adjusted Ebitda of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Vales-fertilizer-business-swings-to-loss-on-lower-prices-sales_59277.html
March 3, 2014
Argentina's chemical output fell 7.8% in January 2014 compared with January 2013, according to the latest monthly industrial estimates released by state statistics office Indec (Buenos...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentinas-January-chemical-output-shrinks-7-8-percent_59263.html
February 28, 2014
Repsol says that its board has accepted a $5-billion offer of compensation from the Argentinian government for Argentina's expropriation of a 51% stake in YPF (Buenos Aires) and YPF...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Repsol-accepts-$5-billion-in-compensation-from-Argentina-for-expropriation-of-YPF-stake_59237.html
February 25, 2014
Braskem has revised the price of its stock tender offer to minority shareholders of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturer Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires) to 2.40 Argentinian pesos/share...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Braskem-raises-offer-for-Indupa-listed-shares-by-78-percent_59070.html
February 24, 2014
Kemira announced today that it will invest in an expansion of facilities and a new reactor capable of multipurpose chemicals production at its Telêmaco Borba plant, in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Kemira-expands-paper-chemicals-operations-in-Brazil_59044.html
February 20, 2014
Oxiteno, the chemicals business of Ultrapar (São Paulo), posted a 47% increase in Ebitda for the fourth quarter of 2013, compared with the corresponding quarter of 2012, to 107...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Oxiteno-reports-higher-earnings-and-sales_58978.html
February 19, 2014
Verde Potash (Toronto), a Brazilian fertilizer development company, said on Tuesday that the Brazilian government will help fund the construction of its previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Verde-Potash-secures-financing-for-Cerrado-Verde-project-in-Brazil_58894.html
February 14, 2014
CP Kelco announced today that it is expanding capacity by 30% at the company’s pectins plant in Limeira, Brazil. Pectin is a texturizer derived from citrus peels and beet pulp...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/CP-Kelco-expanding-pectins-capacity-in-Brazil_58833.html
February 14, 2014
M&A activity in the chemical sector during 2013 was to a large extent driven by shareholder activism and investments by hedge funds, which pushed many chemical companies to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Deloitte-Farm-chemicals-health-care-and-biobased-products-to-drive-M-and-A-activity-in-2014_58828.html
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