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June 21, 2013
Brazil's polymer imports increased by about 21% in the first five months of the year, compared with the same period in 2012, according to figures released yesterday by the Ministry of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-polymer-imports-increase-by-21-percent-in-first-five-months-of-2013_53032.html
June 19, 2013
A labor strike affecting two Argentine petrochemical clusters—one comprising Gualeguaychú and Larroque and the other Zárate, Campana, Baradero—came to an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Labor-dispute-affecting-2-petrochemical-clusters-in-Argentina-resolved_52906.html
June 18, 2013
Applied Minerals (New York), a producer of halloysite clay, has entered into an agreement for Mitsui & Co. to market Applied Minerals' dragonite halloysite clay and iron...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Mitsui-and-Co-to-distribute-Applied-Minerals-halloysite-clay_52887.html
June 18, 2013
Unigel (São Paulo), Brazil's second-largest petrochemical manufacturer after Braskem (São Paulo), is considering an initial public offering for mid-2014, according...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Report-Brazils-Unigel-mulling-mid-2014-IPO_52885.html
June 17, 2013
Monsanto announced it has received regulatory approval from China’s Ministry of Agriculture to launch its Intacta RR2 Pro soybeans in Brazil for the upcoming crop season. Along...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Monsanto-receives-regulatory-approval-from-China-for-soybeans-in-Brazil_52866.html
June 17, 2013
Petrobras’s board has approved the restructuring of its petrochemical portfolio, including the merger of wholly owned subsidiaries Comperj Participações, Comperj...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-to-restructure-petchems-portfolio_52864.html
June 13, 2013
Alcoholes del Uruguay (ALUR; Montevideo) inaugurated on 12 June its second biodiesel production facility, the company has announced. The plant, at Capurro, Uruguay, has annual capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Uruguays-ALUR-inaugurates-second-biodiesel-facility_52809.html
June 13, 2013
Two companies remain in the race for the acquisition of Innova (São Paulo), the styrene unit of state-owned Petrobras, based at Triunfo, Brazil, according to Valor...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Reports-Elekeiroz-and-Videolar-competing-to-acquire-Petrobrass-styrene-assets_52805.html
June 12, 2013
Ecolab announced that it is expanding its research, development, and engineering (RD&E) center at Campinas, São Paulo—doubling its size to 1,300 sq meters.  The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Ecolab-to-expand-Brazil-R-and-D-center_52784.html
June 12, 2013
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it has started operations at a new powder mixing plant at Holzminden for producing flavored powders for sweet and savory food. The complex also...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Symrise-starts-up-powder-mixing-plant_52768.html
June 10, 2013
BASF will invest more than €50 million ($66 million) to expand its capacities for crop protection production at the Guaratinguetá chemical complex, about 170...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BASF-invests-&euro50-million-to-expand-crop-protection-production-in-Brazil_52726.html
June 10, 2013
The Chinese government has approved imports of three genetically modified soy varieties—Monsanto's Intacta  RR2 PRO, BASF's CV127, and Bayer CropScience's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/China-approves-genetically-modified-soy-imports-from-Brazil_52728.html
June 10, 2013
China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC; Beijing) signed a framework agreement to take a stake in a planned refinery in Ecuador, CNPC announced on Sunday. The agreement was signed on 6...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/CNPC-signs-framework-agreement-to-take-stake-in-Ecuador-refinery_52715.html
June 10, 2013
Verde Potash (Toronto) announced at its annual meeting on 5 June that it had appointed Leonardo Moertzsohn chairman and Jose Fernando Coura a director. The appointments bring Verde's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Verde-Potash-names-new-chairman_52703.html
June 7, 2013
Brazil’s state oil company, Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro), says it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the nitrogenous fertilizer plant of mining company Vale (Rio...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-completes-acquisition-of-Vale-fertilizer-plant_52683.html
June 7, 2013
H.B. Fuller says it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Plexbond Quimica (Curitiba, Brazil), a provider of chemical polyurethane specialties and polyester resins, for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/H-B-Fuller-completes-acquisition-of-Brazilian-adhesives-firm-Plexbond-Quimica_52681.html
June 5, 2013
Yara International (Oslo) says that the Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defence (CADE) has approved Yara's previously announced acquisition of Bunge's fertilizer business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Yara-receives-approval-for-acquisition-of-Bunges-fertilizer-business-in-Brazil_52566.html
May 31, 2013
Brenntag has announced that Peter Staartjes, president and CEO of Brenntag Latin America, has decided to leave the company and "take on new challenges," effective 1 June...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brenntag-announces-senior-management-changes-in-Latin-America_52481.html
May 31, 2013
Chemical prices slipped 0.8% in Brazil during April compared with the previous month, the first drop since November 2012, according to the Producer Price Index (IPP), published by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Chemical-prices-drop-0-8-percent-in-Brazil-during-April_52467.html
May 31, 2013
Argentina's production of basic chemicals fell 11.8% during April compared with the same period last year, according to the latest figures released by Indec, the government statistics...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentinas-basic-chemical-production-drops-12-percent-year-on-year-in-April_52465.html
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