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August 17, 2015
MBAC Fertilizer (Toronto) has released its financial results and said it is in exclusive negotiations with an investment fund active in the fertilizer industry and that has submitted...
August 11, 2015
PotashCorp says that it has closed the previously announced acquisition of a 9.5% stake in Fertilizantes Heringer (Viana, Brazil) and concluded a long-term potash supply agreement with...
August 6, 2015
Brazil's northeastern state of Pernambuco will have its first biorefinery, producing biobased kerosene and diesel. The investment to develop the Plataforma Pernambucana de Bioquerosene...
August 6, 2015
Oxiteno, the petrochemicals subsidiary of Ultrapar (São Paulo), says that its second-quarter Ebitda more than doubled year-on-year (YOY), to 203.0 million reais, on sales up...
August 6, 2015
Braskem reports a net profit of 1.06 billion reais ($303.1 million)  in the second quarter, up from R$124 million one year earlier. The results benefited from a good operational...
August 4, 2015
M. Holland Co. (Northbrook, IL) has completed the formation of its new affiliate in Mexico, M. Holland Latinoamérica. The business is a partnership between M. Holland and...
August 3, 2015
Brazil's National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES; Rio de Janeiro) and Finep (Brasília), a development agency of the country's ministry of science, technology...
July 31, 2015
Air Products says it acquired an additional 30.5% of the outstanding shares of Indura (Santiago, Chile) for $278 million....
July 30, 2015
Evonik Industries is globalizing its R&D activities for the global cosmetics industry, and at the same time using local R&D to strengthen its position in important growth...
July 24, 2015
Braskem (São Paulo) and Tecon Rio Grande (Rio Grande, Brazil), a wholly owned subsidiary of Wilson Sons (Hamilton, Bermuda), have signed a partnership to resume moving...
July 22, 2015
The board of Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) has confirmed that the company is considering "strategic alternatives" for its wholly owned fuel-distribution subsidiary, Petrobras...
July 22, 2015
Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) has confirmed that an internal investigation committee has found irregularities in the approval process of a July 2009 contract to provide Braskem...
July 21, 2015
Brazil’s cumulative chemical trade deficit reached $12.5 billion in the first half of this year, according to figures disclosed by the country's chemical industry association...
July 20, 2015
Braskem is holding an extraordinary shareholders' meeting on 4 August to appoint a new chairman to replace current chairman, Marcelo Odebrecht, CEO of Construtora Norberto Odebrecht...
July 20, 2015
Braskem will invest 1.5 million reais ($470,000) to build two laboratories to chemically analyze and test polymers, the company has announced. The new spaces, located in the technology...
July 15, 2015
The government of Bolivia has awarded Camc Engineering Co. (Beijing) a 1.24-billion Bolivianos ($178 million) contract for the construction and commissioning of a potassium salts plant...
July 14, 2015
Technip (Paris), Europe’s largest engineering and construction firm and one of the largest worldwide players, announced today that in anticipation of an even more challenging...
July 9, 2015
Omnova Solutions (Beachwood, OH) has announced a price increase in the Americas of 5 cts/wet lb. or 10 cts/dry lb. on all styrene-butadiene latex (SB latex) products, effective 1 August. BASF announced an equivalent increase on 8 July....
July 8, 2015
Albemarle today began commissioning its new 20,000 m.t./year lithium carbonate production facility in northern Chile, near Antofagasta. The $200-million plant will begin producing...
July 8, 2015
Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) would consider selling its stake in Braskem as a means to build provisions against tax debts nearing 40 billion reais ($12.7 billion) to reduce debt, and...
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