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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
August 7, 2013
Braskem Idesa, the joint venture building a petrochemical complex at Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, says it has received $1.5 billion in project financing, the first installment of the project...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Idesa-receives-first-tranche-of-financing-for-Mexican-petchems-project_54276.html
August 5, 2013
Momentive Specialty Chemicals (MSC; Columbus, OH) has formed a joint venture with MicroBlend (Gilbert, AZ), a retail and commercial paint systems company, at Cali, Colombia. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Momentive-Specialty-forms-Colombian-JV-with-MicroBlend_54227.html
August 1, 2013
Propilco (Bogotá), the polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) manufacturing subsidiary of Ecopetrol (Bogotá), reports a net profit of 2.2 billion Colombian pesos ($1.16...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Mixed-results-for-Ecopetrol-subsidiaries_54156.html
August 1, 2013
BASF today announced plans to expand its capacity for waterborne coatings at the Demarchi coatings site in São Paulo State. The €2-million ($2.6 million) investment will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BASF-hikes-capacity-for-waterborne-coatings-in-Brazil_54152.html
July 27, 2013
Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB; La Paz, Bolivia) on Friday signed a testing, inspection and certification contract with Bureau Veritas Argentina (Buenos Aires) for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/YPFB-signs-ammonia-urea-certification-contract-with-Bureau-Veritas_53989.html
July 26, 2013
Styron today held an official opening ceremony for its solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) plant at Schkopau, Germany. The company was joined by Reiner Haseloff...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Styron-commissions-S-SBR-plant-in-Germany_46979.html
July 26, 2013
Taminco (Ghent, Belgium), and Temix (Milan, Italy) have signed a distribution agreement whereby Temix becomes Taminco’s exclusive distributor for its line of fatty tertiary...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Taminco-signs-exclusive-distribution-agreement-with-Temix-for-fatty-tertiary-amines_53962.html
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