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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
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
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