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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
December 2, 2013
Raízen (São Paulo) has broken ground on a cellulosic ethanol facility in Brazil, the company has announced. The second-generation ethanol plant is a 50-50 joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Raizen-Iogen-JV-breaks-ground-on-cellulosic-ethanol-facility-in-Brazil_57018.html
November 29, 2013
Kemira and Bauminas Quimica signed a contract today for Kemira to sell its Brazilian iron and aluminium coagulant business to Bauminas. The deal includes coagulant business related...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Kemira-sells-coagulant-business-in-Brazil-to-Bauminas-Quimica_57010.html
November 26, 2013
Clariant today announced the opening of its new mining application and development center (CADM) at Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, which will serve as the company’s global...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Clariant-opens-mining-application-and-development-center-in-Brazil_56960.html
November 26, 2013
German chemical companies have invested more money abroad than domestically for the first time since 2001, chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says. Fixed foreign...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/German-chemical-companies-boost-US-investment-while-domestic-spending-stagnates_56940.html
November 26, 2013
Yara International (Oslo) says it has entered into an agreement to acquire OFD Holding from energy and fertilizer company Omimex Resources (Fort Worth, TX), for $425 million. OFD is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Yara-acquires-businesses-in-Latin-America-for-$425-million_56952.html
November 22, 2013
This Week in CW: The Gulf Petrochemical and Chemical Association’s (GCPA; Dubai) annual forum kicked off this week in Dubai, with industry coming together to address global...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-roundup-22-November_56919.html
November 22, 2013
Solvay has agreed to acquire the specialty chemical assets of ERCA Química (Itatiba, Brazil), Solvay announced today. Solvay says the acquisition more than double...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Solvay-to-acquire-ERCA-Quimica-specialty-chemical-assets-in-Brazil_56915.html
November 21, 2013
Oxiteno, a subsidiary of Ultrapar (São Paulo), has received approval from Brazil's antitrust authority CADE (Brasilia) to acquire American Chemical (Montevideo), CADE...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Oxitenos-acquisition-of-American-Chemicals-approved-by-Brazils-antitrust-authority_56854.html
November 21, 2013
The European Union intends to impose 'definitive antidumping duties' on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, effective 27 November, the European Commission says. The measures...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/EU-to-impose-definitive-antidumping-duties-on-biodiesel-from-Argentina-Indonesia_56848.html
November 20, 2013
NACD has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Brazil's chemical distribution organization Associquim/Sincoquim (São Paulo) that includes a pledge accept each...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/NACD-signs-MOU-with-Brazilian-AssociquimSincoquim_56825.html
November 20, 2013
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santiago) reported $138.9 million in net income during the third quarter of 2013, down almost 16% from $165.2 million during the same...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/SQMs-third-quarter-net-income-falls-almost-16-percent_56801.html
November 15, 2013
Boeing and GOL Linhas aereas inteligentes (São Paulo) say they will work together to speed the research, development, and approval of new sources of sustainable aviation biofuel...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Boeing-and-airline-GOL-partner-to-speed-R-and-D-approval-of-new-sources-for-aviation-biofuel-in-Brazil_56725.html
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