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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
November 15, 2013
The government of Argentina has protested Spain's decision to exclude Argentinian producers of biodiesel from accessing the Spanish market, today said Héctor Timerman...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentina-protests-ban-on-access-to-Spains-biodiesel-market_56724.html
November 13, 2013
Syngenta says it has appointed Karsten Neuffer as the new regional director for Latin America. He will succeed Antonio Carlos Guimarães, who will retire on 31 December 2013...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Syngenta-appoints-new-regional-director-for-Latin-America_56666.html
November 8, 2013
Oxiteno, the chemicals subsidiary of Ultrapar (São Paulo), posted a 28% increase in third-quarter Ebitda compared with the corresponding quarter of last year, to 146 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Weaker-Brazilian-currency-boosts-Oxitenos-earnings-sales_56590.html
November 7, 2013
Braskem today reported a net profit of 394 million Brazilian reais ($172.2 million), compared with a loss of 124 million real in the year-ago quarter. Net revenue totaled 10.7 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Ebitda-rises-as-domestic-market-share-expands_56524.html
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
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