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March 1, 2013
Solvay has confirmed CW reports that it plans to exit its Latin American polyvinyl chloride (PVC) business Indupa. The company reported Indupa as “assets held for sale” in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Solvay-to-sell-Latin-American-PVC-business-Indupa_50167.html
February 27, 2013
Pacific Potash (Vancouver) says it has negotiated new terms to its previously announced option and joint venture agreement, dated 16 May 2012,  with Western Potash (Vancouver) for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Pacific-Potash-acquires-100-percent-rights-in-the-Amazonas-Basin-Potash-property_50086.html
February 25, 2013
Bayer CropScience says it announced new Latin American partners in its Food Chain Partnership program, which includes 240 projects in 30 countries and 40 crops, offering its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Bayer-CropScience-announces-new-food-chain-partners_49903.html
February 22, 2013
Toyoda Gosei (Aichi, Japan) is establishing a new company at Itapetininga, Brazil, to handle the production and sale of rubber and plastic components, Toyoda said today. The capital...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Toyoda-to-build-production-facility-in-Brazil_50015.html
February 21, 2013
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA; Brussels) has objected to the findings of the recently published World Health Organization-United Nations Environment...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/ICCA-UN-report-fails-to-meet-scientific-work-standards_49991.html
February 19, 2013
Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA; Caracas) says that repair work and preparation for restart are ongoing at its refinery site in El Palito, Puerto Cabello...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Reports-El-Palito-complex-still-offline-contradicting-PDVSA-statement_49936.html
February 18, 2013
Solvay has confirmed CW’s exclusive report that it plans to exit its Latin American polyvinyl chloride (PVC) business Indupa. The company reported Indupa as “assets held...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Solvay-to-sell-Latin-American-PVC-business-Indupa_49926.html
February 13, 2013
The petrochemical portion of the Complejo Petroquimica Rio de Janeiro (Comperj) project at Itaborai, Brazil, will eventually require an investment of more than $5 billion, says Carlos...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Report-Braskems-investment-in-Comperj-petchem-project-valued-at-more-than-$3-2-billion_49739.html
February 7, 2013
Braskem's net profit swung back to positive territory in the fourth quarter of 2012 as the company reported 275 million reais ($138.3 million) in net earnings, compared with a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-swings-to-a-net-profit-in-the-fourth-quarter_49647.html
February 6, 2013
Brazil biofuels firm ETH Bioenergia (São Paulo) says it has changed its name to Odebrecht Agroindustrial, part of its parent company's corporate strategy to better align it...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/ETH-Bioenergia-becomes-Odebrecht-Agroindustrial_49603.html
February 6, 2013
Brazilian production of industrial chemicals was up by 2.89% in 2012 compared with the year before, according to preliminary figures released by Abiquim (São Paulo), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Abiquim-Brazils-chemical-production-up-by-2-89-percent-in-2012_49597.html
February 4, 2013
Agrochemical firm Nufarm (Melbourne) says that its wholly owned seed and traits subsidiary Nuseed has acquired a 51% stake in Atlantica Sementes (Curitiba, Brazil), a business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Nufarm-acquires-majority-stake-in-Brazilian-seeds-firm_49527.html
February 1, 2013
Adjusted Ebitda for the fourth quarter totaled $119 million, an increase of 14% over the third quarter’s $104 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Methanex-earnings-beat-estimates-on-healthy-demand_49509.html
February 1, 2013
Biobased fuels and chemicals firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has made the first commercial shipment of Biofene-brand farnesene from a purpose-built facility. The company, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Amyris-reaches-commercial-milestone-for-biobased-farnesene_49507.html
January 31, 2013
Regulation and sustainability issues are topping agendas at international trade associations for makers of cleaning chemicals, association executives said yesterday at a panel at ACI's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/ACI-2013-Regulation-sustainability-top-global-trade-group-agenda_49461.html
January 29, 2013
Oxea (Oberhausen, Germany) says it has put its North American and South American customers on a 100% sales control to be implemented on n-propanol, n-butanol, n-propyl acetate, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Oxea-puts-North-and-South-American-customers-on-sales-control_49403.html
January 25, 2013
Vale (Rio de Janeiro) says it has not suspended its Rio Colorado potash project at Mendoza, Argentina, but that it has instead extended construction workers' end-of-year break while it...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Vale-denies-suspension-of-Argentina-potash-project_49343.html
January 23, 2013
Monsanto says it has reached a compromise with Brazilian farmers in a legal dispute that has disrupted royalty collections for the company's first-generation Roundup Ready (RR1)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Monsanto-reaches-compromise-with-Brazilian-soybean-farmers-in-RR1-royalties-dispute_49237.html
January 23, 2013
Brazil’s chemical industry association Abiquim (São Paulo) has announced that the country's chemical trade deficit in 2012 reached $28.1 billion, the highest registered to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-Abiquim-confirms-record-$28-1-billion-chemical-trade-deficit_49214.html
January 22, 2013
Brazil’s economic development bank BNDES (Rio de Janeiro) is investing 600 million reais ($293 million) in biotechnology company GraalBio Investimentos. The funds will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-BNDES-invests-$293-million-in-cellulosic-ethanol-producer_49197.html
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