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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
October 4, 2012
Toyo Engineering has confirmed that its urea technology will be used in apreviously announced fertilizer complex planned by Bolivia’s national oil company Yacimientos...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Toyo-Engineering-confirms-urea-contract-award-in-Bolivia_46698.html
October 3, 2012
Arkema says its Coatex subsidiary has completed the acquisition of an additives and emulsions production site at Araçariguama, near São Paulo, from Resicryl...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Arkema-completes-acquisition-of-production-site-in-Brazil_46657.html
September 27, 2012
Coca-Cola says it has partnered with JBF Industries (Mumbai) to expand production of biobased ethylene glycol (EG) for its partially biobased polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Coca-Cola-JBF-Industries-Plan-Renewable-Glycols-Unit-in-Brazil_46553.html
September 18, 2012
Air Liquide says it will invest $90 million to develop separate projects with Femsa (Monterrey, Mexico), a leading Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America, and Suzano Papel e Celulose...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Air-Liquide-Expands-Brazilian-Presence-with-New-Supply-Contracts_46337.html
September 14, 2012
This Week on CW:   This Brazilian government has increased tariffs for 100 products, including various forms of polyethylene and polycarbonate to support domestic chemical makers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Sept-14_46296.html
September 14, 2012
The Brazilian government has temporarily increased tariffs for 100 products including high-density polyethylene (PE), low-density PE, linear low-density PE, polycarbonate, ethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-Increases-Import-Tariffs-for-100-Products_46286.html
September 7, 2012
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has issued a report saying more progress is needed on its Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) if parties...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/UN-Industry-Focus-on-SAICM-Before-Intl-Meeting_46112.html
September 5, 2012
Perstorp says it has signed a new distribution agreement with Alcouro Comercial de Couros in Brazil. Alcouro is responsible for distributing Perstorp’s products for the tanning...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Perstorp-Signs-Distribution-Deal-in-Brazil_46051.html
September 4, 2012
Oxea says it is increasing prices for several products, effective September 15. In North America, propanol prices will increase 5 cts, to $1.45/lb. Its propyl acetate prices will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Oxea-Increases-Propanol-and-Propyl-Acetate-Prices_46001.html
August 31, 2012
The European biodiesel industry has lodged a formal complaint with the European Commission against alleged dumping of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia in European Union (EU)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/EU-Biodiesel-Industry-Seeks-Antidumping-Duties-on-Imports-from-Argentina-Indonesia_45982.html
August 29, 2012
Sociedad Quimica y Minera (SQM; Santiago) reported second quarter 2012 net income up 31% from the year-ago quarter, to $192.2 million, due in part to deferred volumes from first...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/SQM-Reports-Second-Quarter-Earnings-Up-31-percent_45886.html
August 28, 2012
Foster Wheeler says a subsidiary of its global engineering and construction sector has been awarded a contract by Petrobras for a grassroots gas-to-chemicals complex at Linhares...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Foster-Wheeler-Awarded-Gas-to-Chemical-Construction-Contract-by-Petrobras_45815.html
August 27, 2012
Paraguay will approve the use of Monsanto's Roundup Ready 2 soybean seeds by the end of the year, allowing the country to nearly double its soy output, to 8 million m.t., in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Paraguay-Expected-to-Approve-Monsanto-Soybean-Seeds-by-Year-End_45830.html
August 27, 2012
Justices in Córdoba, Argentina, have convicted a soybean grower and an aerial herbicide applicator for sprayings of glyphosate and endosulfan without authorization near the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentine-Court-Convicts-Two-in-Landmark-Glyphosate-Decision_45779.html
August 27, 2012
U.S. EPA says that Ineos has agreed to stop importing short-chain chlorinated paraffins into the U.S. as part of a settlement agreement. EPA says Ineos had been importing chlorinated...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Ineos-to-Stop-Imports-of-Some-Chlorinated-Paraffins-as-Part-of-TSCA-Settlement_45829.html
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