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December 13, 2012
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it has agreed to acquire Inatec (Asunción, Paraguay), the market leader in Paraguay in the area of construction chemicals. Financial details of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Sika-acquires-construction-chemicals-firm-in-Paraguay_48321.html
December 11, 2012
Lehigh Technologies (Atlanta), a sustainable materials company specializing in micronized rubber powder (MRP), is expanding to Latin America with a distribution partnership with Andes...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Lehigh-Technologies-to-expand-MRP-technology-into-Latin-America_48269.html
December 10, 2012
BP says it plans to invest $350 million to expand its ethanol processing capabilities at its Tropical sugarcane mill in Goiás, Brazil. The investment, which includes...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/BP-announces-$350-million-sugarcane-ethanol-expansion_48240.html
December 7, 2012
The US Trade Representative (USTR), Ron Kirk, has asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to create a dispute settlement panel to review Argentina’s import restrictions on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/US-seeks-WTO-review-of-Argentinas-import-restrictions_48214.html
December 4, 2012
Imerys has announced a price increase for kaolin, effective 1 January. Kaolin is produced in the United States and Brazil, including calcined kaolin products, will increase by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Imerys-increases-kaolin-prices_48138.html
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
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