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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
December 12, 2013
Technip announced today that it has extended its long-standing agreement with BP in the field of engineering services for purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plants based on BP’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Technip-and-BP-extend-PTA-plant-alliance_57305.html
December 11, 2013
Kemira said today that it has completed the divestment of its Brazilian iron and aluminium coagulant business to Bauminas. The transaction was announced on 29 November. The deal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Kemira-completes-divestment-of-coagulant-business-in-Brazil_57265.html
December 11, 2013
Braskem and Genomatica (San Diego) announced an agreement for the joint development of commercial process technology to make butadiene from renewable feedstocks. Under the terms of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Genomatica-agree-to-develop-biobutadiene-technology_57256.html
December 10, 2013
Elekeiroz (São Paulo) has acquired an oxo gas plant that supplies its facility in Camaçari, Brazil, from Air Products. Elekeiroz, a producer of plasticizers, announced the move on 10 December. The deal includes the transfer of the plant’s employees and the purchase of equipment to adapt the plant’s product mix. Including the cost of integration, Elekeiroz values the investment at 70 million reais ($30 million)....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Elekeiroz-acquires-Air-Products-oxo-gas-plant-in-Brazil-updated_57225.html
December 10, 2013
Waterfront Shipping (Vancouver, BC), the marine transportation subsidiary of Methanex, said on Monday that it has reached an agreement with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL; Tokyo)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Methanexs-shipping-subsidiary-orders-new-methanol-powered-vessels_57239.html
December 10, 2013
Univar announced today that two members of its executive leadership team have been nominated to board positions at industry associations. Marco Quirino, president of Univar Brazil, was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Univar-executives-named-to-NACD-Associquim-boards_57220.html
December 6, 2013
Syngenta today announced the launches of two products for sugarcane under the company’s Plene brand. Plene Evolve and Plene PB will help growers increase yields and plant quality...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Syngenta-launches-sugarcane-products-under-Plene-brand_57160.html
December 5, 2013
Canada Lithium (Toronto) and iodine producer Sirocco Mining (Vancouver) have agreed to merge, the companies announced on 4 December. The merger has already been approved by the respective boards of directors. Shareholders will be asked to vote on the deal in January....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Canada-Lithium-and-Sirocco-Mining-to-merge_57075.html
December 5, 2013
Bayer CropScience announced today that it entered into an agreement to purchase the start-up company FN Semillas (Buenos Aires). FN Semillas specializes in breeding, production and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Bayer-CropScience-to-acquire-start-up-seeds-company-in-Argentina_57102.html
December 4, 2013
Syngenta is today hosting a crop update event in Brazil for analysts and investors focusing on soybean, specialty crops, and sugarcane. The combined sales potential of these three...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Syngenta-gives-crop-update-at-analysts-event-in-Brazil_57070.html
December 3, 2013
Argentina will raise the blend rate for biodiesel from 8% to 10%, effective next year, the Ministry of Agriculture (Buenos Aires) has announced. The blend rate will increase from 8% to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentina-to-increase-biodiesel-blend-rate-next-year_57044.html
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