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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
July 26, 2013
Bunge's (White Plains, NY) previously announced sale of its Brazil-based fertilizer business to Yara International (Oslo) remains on track and is expected to be finalized during the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Sale-of-Bunges-Brazil-fertilizer-assets-expected-to-close-in-third-quarter_53963.html
July 19, 2013
Brazil has decided to impose provisional, four-month antidumping duties on imports of ethanolamine and triethanolamine originating from the United States and Germany...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-sets-provisional-antidumping-duties-on-ethanolamine-and-triethanolamine-imports-from-US-Germany_53771.html
July 18, 2013
Sal de Vida Korea Corp. (SDVKC) has declined to take up its option to acquire a 30% stake in Galaxy Resources’ (Perth, Australia) lithium brine and potash project in Argentina...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Galaxys-lithium-project-faces-setback-after-Korean-partner-declines-to-increase-its-stake_53730.html
July 17, 2013
Momentive Performance Materials has selected De Sangosse Agroquimica (Pont du Casse, France) as a distributor for its adjuvants in Brazil's south region, effective 1 July. The move...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Momentive-selects-De-Sangosse-as-distributor-for-adjuvants-in-Brazil_53699.html
July 17, 2013
Kemira says it has completed an expansion of its hydrogen peroxide plant at Fray Bentos, Uruguay. The expansion was planned at the start of operations at the facility in 2007, and the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Kemira-expands-hydrogen-peroxide-capacity-in-Uruguay_53691.html
July 12, 2013
Brazil's chemical trade deficit reached $14.9 billion during the first half of 2013, according to Abiquim (São Paulo), the country's chemical industry association. Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-chemical-trade-deficit-reaches-$14-9-billion-in-first-half-of-2013-hits-new-high-in-12-months-to-June_53592.html
July 8, 2013
Braskem says it has entered into a partnership with the University of São Paulo's Center for Innovation in Logistics Systems Engineering, within the university's polytechnic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-enters-into-research-partnership-with-University-of-Sao-Paulo_53415.html
July 3, 2013
PPG Industries says its subsidiary in Argentina recently consolidated its operations at its coatings manufacturing complex at Pilar. In addition to being PPG’s manufacturing hub...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/PPG-Argentina-consolidates-operations-at-Pilar-site_53381.html
July 3, 2013
Brazil produced more than 1.15 billion liters of biodiesel in the 5 months to May 2013, according to figures released yesterday by Abiove (São Paolo), the country's association...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-biodiesel-output-up-41-percent-in-April_53359.html
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