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November 4, 2013
Kaneka (Osaka, Japan) says it has established Kaneka South America Representative Ltd. (KSA; São Paulo), a company that is focused on promoting sales of Kaneka products, market...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Kaneka-establishes-subsidiary-in-Brazil_56406.html
October 30, 2013
Syngenta says it has registered Fortenza, a novel insecticide for use on soybean, corn, and sunflower, in Argentina. The company says that further registration is pending in several...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Syngenta-launches-insecticide-for-seed-treatment_56311.html
October 24, 2013
Amyris (Emeryville, CA), and GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes (São Paolo)—the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America—announced the signing of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Amyris-signs-agreement-to-supply-Brazilian-low-cost-airline-with-renewable-jet-fuel_56142.html
October 21, 2013
Evonik Industries says it has started up a previously announced new plant at Puerto General San Martín, Argentina, for manufacturing biodiesel-production catalysts. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Evonik-opens-biodiesel-catalysts-plant-in-Argentina_56058.html
October 18, 2013
Praxair’s Brazilian-based subsidiary White Martins has started up an 800 m.t./day air separation unit (ASU) for oxygen, nitrogen and argon at Minas Gerais, Brazil. The plant will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Praxair-starts-up-ASU-in-Brazil-for-steel-mining-company_56035.html
October 18, 2013
Braskem is investing approximately $50 million reais ($22.9 million) to expand its production capacity for linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) by 120,000 m.t./year at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-to-expand-LLDPE-capacity-at-Camaçari_56013.html
October 15, 2013
DSM has signed an agreement with Petropol Polimeros (Mauá, Brazil) under which Petropol will produce DSM's Akulon-branded nylon-6 compounds. DSM will market the compounds...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/DSM-and-Petropol-Polimeros-in-agreement-for-production-and-marketing-of-nylon-6_55940.html
October 14, 2013
Styrolution, a joint venture between Ineos and BASF; and Braskem, the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in America and a global leader in biopolymers, today announced the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Styrolution-and-Braskem-plan-ABS-joint-venture-in-Brazil_55915.html
October 11, 2013
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says its biobased farnesene plant in Brazil has achieved a production run rate of 1 million liters over a 45-day period, meeting the company’s technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Amyris-farnesene-plant-hits-production-targets_55897.html
October 10, 2013
The government of the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro launched a program design to attract plastic processing firms, and encourage the expansion of existing facilities, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Government-of-Rio-de-Janeiro-state-launches-program-to-encourage-development-of-plastics-value-chain_55784.html
October 8, 2013
Methanex (Vancouver) has completed methanol capacity expansions totaling 1 million m.t./year in New Zealand and Canada and restarted its 900,000 m.t./year Chile I plant, the company said on 7 October....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Methanex-increases-methanol-production-capacity-by-1-9-million-m-t-year_55722.html
October 4, 2013
At its Triunfo, Brazil, site, Lanxess has delayed replacing its emulsion styrene butadiene rubber (E-SBR) technology with that for solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Report-Lanxess-delays-converting-E-SBR-tech-to-S-SBR-tech-at-Triunfo_55647.html
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
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