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October 2, 2013
Sales of petrochemical products in Brazil between January and August 2013 were up 2.16% year-on-year (YOY), according to Abiquim (São Paulo), the country's chemical industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-petchem-production-continues-to-grow-but-at-a-slower-rate_55577.html
October 2, 2013
Brazil had a $1.65-billion trade deficit in plastic products during the eight months ended August 2013, according to the latest figures released by Abiplast (São Paulo), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-plastics-trade-deficit-was-$1-65-billion-in-January-August_55579.html
October 2, 2013
Petrobras's (Rio de Janeiro) shareholders have approved the sale of Innova (Triunfo, Brazil) to plastic packaging and styrene producer Videolar (São Paulo) in a deal valued at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobrass-shareholders-approve-divestment-of-Innova_55583.html
October 2, 2013
BASF, the third-largest agricultural chemicals producer, behind Syngenta and Bayer CropScience, has raised its 2020 crop protection sales targets to €8 billion ($10.8 billion)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/BASF-raises-2020-crop-protection-sales-targets-ups-investments_55574.html
September 25, 2013
Dow Chemical has signed a formal agreement with YPF to provide $120 million in project financing for development of shale gas in the El Orejano block in Argentina’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Dow-signs-agreement-with-YPF-to-develop-shale-gas-in-Argentina_55426.html
September 19, 2013
Braskem has launched a plan to strengthen the plastics converting sector in Brazil, the company has announced. Braskem will provide a series of initiatives under the Plastic Chain...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-launches-plan-to-strengthen-Brazils-plastics-converting-sector_55258.html
September 19, 2013
Novozymes says it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Brazil’s largest sugarcane crusher, Raízen Energia (São Paulo). Raízen is the world’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Novozymes-and-Raizen-to-collaborate-on-cellulosic-ethanol_55250.html
September 18, 2013
Brazil has imposed provisional antidumping duties on nylon imports originating in China, Thailand, and Taiwan, says Camex (Brasilia), Brazil's chamber of foreign trade. The antidumping...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-imposes-antidumping-duties-on-nylon-imports-from-three-Asian-countries_55230.html
September 18, 2013
Evofuel (Rehovot, Israel) has completed three years of successful field trials in Brazil for the development of castor beans as an alternative feedstock for production of biodiesel and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Israeli-firm-completes-trial-of-castor-beans-in-Brazil-for-biofuel-production_55235.html
September 18, 2013
State-owned Petroquímica de Venezuela (Pequiven; Caracas) will invest $4 billion to build new polymer plants in western Venezuela. Pequiven estimates that it will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Pequiven-to-invest-$4-billion-to-develop-new-plastics-capacity_55179.html
September 17, 2013
Sumitomo Chemical says its wholly owned subsidiary Sumitomo Chemical Brazil has opened a branch office at Buenos Aires. Sumitomo has been working with Sumitomo Chemical Brazil and a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Sumitomo-Chemical-opens-office-in-Buenos-Aires_55201.html
September 11, 2013
Sigdo Koppers (Santiago), an industrial conglomerate, has sold its plastics subsidiary Sigdopack in a deal valued at $51.6 million, according to a company filing with the Chilean...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Sigdo-Koppers-sells-plastics-business-to-Perus-Oben-Holding_55094.html
September 6, 2013
 Klöckner Pentaplast Group (Heiligenroth, Germany), a manufacturer of rigid plastic films, says it is adding to its production capacity in Asia, the Americas, and Europe. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Klockner-Pentaplast-outlines-worldwide-capacity-expansion_55006.html
September 5, 2013
Braskem is participating in the bidding process to acquire Indupa (Buenos Aires), Solvay's South American polyvinyl chloride (PVC) business, which is up for sale, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-confirms-participation-in-bidding-for-Solvays-Indupa-PVC-business_54946.html
September 5, 2013
IMCD Group (Rotterdam) has acquired a majority interest in Makeni Chemicals (São Paulo), a specialty chemical distributor in Brazil, IMCD has announced. Financial details...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/IMCD-acquires-majority-stake-in-Brazil-specialty-chemical-distributor_54944.html
September 4, 2013
Ecuador has outlined two alternatives for building the country's first urea production facility, according to a feasibility study published by the country's preinvestment institute INP...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Ecuador-examines-options-to-build-its-first-urea-facility_54897.html
August 30, 2013
Faced with the unfamiliar challenge of ethane supply limitations, producers in the Mideast are shifting attention to heavier feedstocks and higher value-added products, according to The IHS Chemical World Analysis—Ethylene 2014. The situation contrasts with that in North America, where the petrochemical industry, revived by abundant shale energy resources, has surged back after a decade of decline....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/IHS-Chemical-Ethane-constraints-drive-Mideast-producers-to-heavier-feedstocks-higher-value-added-derivatives_54820.html
August 30, 2013
Petrochemical sales volume in Brazil was up 2.46% year-on-year (YOY) in June and July, according to Abiquim (São Paulo), the country's chemical industry association. Domestic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-domestic-petchem-sales-up-2-46-percent-in-June-July_54839.html
August 28, 2013
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santiago) reports net income of $107.4 million for the second quarter of 2013, down 44% compared with the year before. Net income also...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/SQMs-second-quarter-net-income-shrinks-44-percent_54787.html
August 27, 2013
Jacobs Engineering announced today that it was awarded a contract by CMPC Group’s Celulose Riograndense for the design and supply of an integrated chlorine dioxide plant for its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Jacobs-awarded-contract-to-build-a-chlorine-dioxide-plant-in-Brazil_54763.html
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