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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
August 23, 2013
Petrobras has started production of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) at its Pernambuco, Brazil, complex, the company announced. The plant is Brazil's only operating PTA facility. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-starts-production-of-PTA-at-Pernambuco-complex_54692.html
August 23, 2013
Verde Potash (Toronto) has laid out a new strategy for its Cerrado Verde Potash project in western Minas Gerais state, Brazil, the company has announced. The new strategy will reduce...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Verde-Potash-lays-out-new-strategy-for-potash-project-in-Brazil_54693.html
August 21, 2013
GranBio (São Paulo), a Brazilian biotech company, and Rhodia, a Solvay Group company, have signed an agreement to create a partnership to produce bio n-butanol, the companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/GranBio-and-Rhodia-plan-worlds-first-biomass-based-n-butanol-plant_54426.html
August 20, 2013
Belaruskali (Soligorsk, Belarus) will continue marketing its products via Belarusian Potash Co. (BPC; Minsk), the companies say in a joint statement. BPC retains its status as...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Belaruskali-to-continue-selling-potash-through-BPC-eyes-Brazil-for-future-growth_54578.html
August 18, 2013
Petrobras says that its board of directors on Friday approved plans to sell $2.1 billion worth of assets, including upstream and downstream operations. The company is selling...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-sells-$2-1-billion-worth-of-assets-including-Innova_54546.html
August 14, 2013
Brazil's securities commission, CVM (Rio de Janeiro), has requested Braskem and energy company Petrobras to provide an explanation of the adoption of hedge accounting in the companies'...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Reports-Brazils-regulator-seeks-explanation-from-Braskem-Petrobras-of-hedge-accounting-in-second-quarter_54480.html
August 14, 2013
Toyobo do Brasil, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyobo (Osaka), has decided to build an engineering plastics production plant at the company's Americana, Brazil site, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Toyobo-to-build-engineering-plastics-plant-in-Brazil_54476.html
August 9, 2013
Fertilizantes Heringer (Paulínia, Brazil) reported a net loss of 63.9 million Reais ($27.7 million) during the second quarter of 2013, 27.6% bigger than the loss reported in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Fertilizantes-Heringers-net-loss-widens-in-the-second-quarter_54398.html
August 9, 2013
Yara International (Oslo) says it has closed the previously announced acquisition of Bunge's fertilizer business in Brazil, for $750 million, marking a major step forward for its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Yara-completes-acquisition-of-Bunges-fertilizer-business-in-Brazil_54393.html
August 8, 2013
Braskem reported a 12% increase in second-quarter 2013 Ebitda, to 1.05 billion Reais ($506 million). Net income and sales figures were not available at press time. The Ebitda increase...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskems-Ebitda-grows-12-percent-during-the-second-quarter_54332.html
August 8, 2013
The US Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL; Washington) is working with Ecopetrol (Bogotá) to develop ways to process the residue from sugar cane and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Ecopetrol-seeks-NREL-expertise-in-developing-bagasse-to-ethanol-process_54323.html
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