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December 3, 2012
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA; Brussels) says it will highlight the important role that products of the global chemical industry play in achieving...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/ICCA-at-Cop-18-highlights-industrys-contribution-to-GHG-reductions_48107.html
November 27, 2012
Ceres (Thousand Oaks, CA) says its Brazilian subsidiary, Ceres Sementes do Brasil, has signed a market development agreement with Syngenta to provide sweet sorghum as a source of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Syngenta-and-Ceres-collaborate-on-sweet-sorghum-development-in-Brazil_47937.html
November 20, 2012
Mexico's state oil company Pemex (Mexico City) says it has restarted its ammonia unit at Ciudad Camargo, Chihuahua state. The plant has been offline since 2002 and was restarted with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Pemex-restarts-Camargo-ammonia-unit_47873.html
November 19, 2012
US EPA and Louisiana state authorities have granted Methanex the air permits required to begin construction of a 1-million m.t./year methanol project in Geismar, LA. The project...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Methanex-obtains-federal-state-permits-for-Geismar-methanol-complex_47825.html
November 19, 2012
Perstorp says it has signed a new and extended distribution agreement with Grupo M.Cassab (São Paulo). Besides its role as the distributor for Perstorp’s range of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Perstorp-signs-distribution-deal-in-Brazil_47818.html
November 15, 2012
Renewable oils firm Solazyme and agribusiness giant Bunge have signed a framework agreement to expand the global production capability of their tailored oils joint venture from the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Solazyme-and-Bunge-to-triple-size-of-renewable-oils-joint-venture_47723.html
November 14, 2012
Competitive raw materials stemming from shale gas development in the US have caused investors to reconsider the timing for planned world-scale projects in Latin America, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/APLA-2012-Shale-gas-alters-Latin-Americas-prospects_47655.html
November 14, 2012
The deal doubles Sherwin-Williams' Latin American coatings business and increases retail distribution in many markets where current store counts are low, the company says....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Sherwin-Williams-to-acquire-Comex-for-$2-34-billion_47635.html
November 13, 2012
Latin America is well positioned to take advantage of the demand growth stemming from rapidly growing middle classes in countries such as China and Brazil, but governments and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/APLA-2012-Latin-American-growth-set-to-outpace-developed-world_47637.html
November 13, 2012
The high cost of production in Brazil, due in part to expensive raw materials, energy, and high taxes, has been a central concern for domestic producers, according to speakers and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Brazil-takes-steps-to-alleviate-high-cost-of-production_47652.html
November 8, 2012
MWV Specialty Chemicals, the pine chemicals unit of MeadWestvaco,  has agreed to acquire full ownership of Brazilian oleochemicals JV Resitec from partner AECI....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/MeadWestvaco-to-buy-full-ownership-of-Resitec_47540.html
October 29, 2012
Air Liquide says it has licensed its technology to Petrobras for a previously announced gas-to-chemicals complex at Linhares in southeast Brazil. The company will use its own and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Air-Liquide-licenses-technology-to-Petrobras_47341.html
October 28, 2012
Petrobras has licensed the Chiyoda Acetica acetic acid technology for a previously announced gas-to-chemicals complex at Linhares in southeast Brazil. The technology was licensed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-to-use-Chiyodas-Acetica-acetic-acid-process-in-gas-to-chemicals-complex_47310.html
October 24, 2012
Brazil state oil firm Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) has awarded Eurotecnica High Pressure Melamine Technology (Milan) the contract for the 40,000-m.t./year melamine unit to be built at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Eurotecnica-awarded-contract-for-melamine-unit-at-Petrobras-complex_47187.html
October 24, 2012
Evonik Industries announced today that it is investing €200 million ($258.6 million) in the "attractive growth markets of Brazil and Argentina," with 3 new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Evonik-Industries-ups-investment-in-South-America-breaks-ground-on-oleochemicals-unit-in-Brazil_47180.html
October 23, 2012
Syngenta, the global-leading agricultural chemicals player, today reported a rise in sales at constant exchange rates “driven by an excellent performance in Latin America.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Syngenta-reports-increase-in-third-quarter-sales-confirms-outlook-for-2012_47139.html
October 18, 2012
Praxair has started up an air separation unit (ASU) at Lima, Peru. The ASU will provide additional industrial gas supply to the refinery and liquefied industrial gases industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Praxair-builds-air-separation-unit-in-Peru_47071.html
October 17, 2012
Braskem is considering divesting its distribution unit quantiQ, which it acquired as part of its 2008 acquisition of Ipiranga Petroquímica, executives say. The distribution...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Braskem-seeks-buyer-for-distribution-unit-quantiQ_47033.html
October 15, 2012
Brenntag says it has signed a preliminary agreement to acquire specialty chemicals distributor Delanta Group (Buenos Aires), for $14.4 million. Delanta—which distributes...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Brenntag-to-acquire-South-American-specialties-distributor_46983.html
October 7, 2012
DyStar (Singapore) says it has completed the acquisition of Anglostar (Greer, SC) for an undisclosed amount. The deal includes the Anglostar Colombia, Anglostar Ecuador, and Anglostar...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/DyStar-acquires-distributor_46766.html
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