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May 22, 2013
The European Union will impose provisional antidumping duties on biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia, according to various media reports. Argentinean biodiesel will face a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/EU-to-impose-dumping-duties-on-biodiesel-from-Argentina-Indonesia_52234.html
May 21, 2013
Lanxess says its Rhein Chemie (Mannheim, Germany) subsidiary has opened a previously announced new facility for high-performance curing bladders, which are used in the production of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Lanxess-opens-production-facility-for-curing-bladders_52110.html
May 21, 2013
Evonik Industries has started basic engineering for a precipitated silica plant in Brazil and expects to complete the plant by 2015, subject to approval from the relevant bodies and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Evonik-starts-engineering-for-silica-plant-in-Brazil_52058.html
May 21, 2013
NatureWorks (Minnetonka, MN) has named Cromex (São Paulo) as its distributor for Ingeo biobased polymers in Brazil, NatureWorks has announced. Cromex will distribute...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/NatureWorks-names-distributor-for-Brazilian-market_52195.html
May 21, 2013
PolyOne says its PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers (McHenry, IL) business, a leading player in custom-formulated thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) solutions, has established new TPE...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/PolyOne-adds-TPE-capacity-in-Brazil_52188.html
May 20, 2013
H.B. Fuller says it has signed an agreement to purchase adhesives company Plexbond Quimica (Curitiba, Brazil), a provider of chemical polyurethane specialties and polyester resins...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/H-B-Fuller-to-acquire-Brazilian-adhesives-firm-Plexbond-Quimica_52186.html
May 16, 2013
Oxiteno, the specialty chemicals arm of Ultrapar (São Paulo), achieved an Ebitda of 81 million Reais ($40 million) during the first quarter of 2013 compared with the same...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Oxitenos-Ebitda-increases-21-percent-supported-by-weaker-currency-and-higher-volumes_52049.html
May 16, 2013
Argentina has filed a challenge with the World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva) against the European Union and/or its member states over a recent decision on the import and marketing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentina-challenges-EU-at-WTO-on-biodiesel-import-measures_52046.html
May 14, 2013
Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (Iffco; New Delhi) and Vale (Rio de Janeiro) have signed a five-year agreement, under which Vale will supply Iffco with rock phosphate from its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Vale-signs-5-year-deal-for-supply-of-rock-phosphate-to-Iffco_51988.html
May 14, 2013
Makhteshim Agan (Tel Aviv) and ChileAgro Solutions (Calera de Tango, Chile) have entered into a definitive agreement under which Makhteshim is to acquire a majority stake in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Makhteshim-to-acquire-majority-stake-in-agchems-company-in-Chile_51975.html
May 13, 2013
Lanxess says its Rhein Chemie (Mannheim, Germany) subsidiary has opened the previously announced new facility for high-performance curing bladders, which are used in the production of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Lanxess-opens-production-facility-for-curing-bladders-in-Brazil_51949.html
May 13, 2013
The sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention has agreed to begin phasing out the use of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) in little more than a year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Report-Stockholm-Convention-agrees-on-phaseout-of-HBCD_51948.html
May 10, 2013
Evonik has started basic engineering for a production plant for precipitated silica in Brazil and expects to complete the plant by 2015, subject to approval from respective bodies and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Evonik-starts-basic-engineering-for-silica-site-in-Brazil-continues-to-expand-global-silica-capacity_51908.html
May 9, 2013
Braskem's first quarter earnings totaled R$227 million ($113 million), up 49% year-over-year (YOY) from R$152 million, but down 18% sequentially from R$275 million in the fourth quarter of 2012....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-first-quarter-net-income-up-49-percent_51886.html
May 9, 2013
Bioflex Agroindustrial (São Miguel dos Campos, Brazil) has secured 300.3 million reais ($149.5 million) in financing from the Brazilian Development Bank (Rio de Janeiro) for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazilian-firm-secures-financing-toward-construction-of-commercial-scale-second-generation-bioethanol-plant_51879.html
May 7, 2013
Distributor Univar says it has appointed Marco Antonio Quirino as its new president of Univar Brazil. Quirino will manage the company’s Brazil business and operations and will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Univar-appoints-new-president-of-Brazil-operations_51800.html
May 2, 2013
Odebrecht (Salvador, Brazil) is planning to invest heavily in Latin America across various industries including petrochemicals, according to various media reports. Projects the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Odebrecht-bids-for-gas-pipeline-in-Peru-to-supply-Pacific-coast-petchem-complex_51665.html
May 1, 2013
Wolf Group (Tallin) has acquired a 40% stake in Elasteq do Brasil (São Paolo), the group announced.  Elasteq specializes in the manufacture and sale of waterproofing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Estonias-Wolf-Group-acquires-stake-in-Brazil-sealants-producer_51632.html
April 30, 2013
Vale (Rio de Janeiro) has signed an agreement with the Argentinean government and trade unions, allowing the company to quit the Rio Colorado potash project in the province of Mendoza...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Reports-Vale-signs-agreement-to-exit-Argentina-potash-project_51546.html
April 26, 2013
Brazil has proposed a set of tax cuts to boost its petrochemical and ethanol sectors, according to a statement from the Finance Ministry (Brasilia) issued on 24 April. One of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-cuts-taxes-to-support-petchem-and-ethanol-makers_51495.html
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