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August 21, 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-Genetically-Modified-Soybeans-by-Year-End_45755.html
August 20, 2012
An Argentine court plans to rule tomorrow in a landmark lawsuit brought by residents of Córdoba who have sued two soybean growers and the pilot of a spray plane for alleged...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Verdict-Expected-Tomorrow-in-Argentine-Herbicide-Lawsuit_45734.html
August 20, 2012
Brazilian mining giant Vale (Rio de Janeiro) says it will delay plans for a $3-billion potash project that was planned for Saskatchewan, Canada, according to local press reports. Vale...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Vale-Postpones-$3-Billion-Potash-Project-Planned-for-Saskatchewan_45730.html
August 20, 2012
Braskem (São Paulo) says it opened its previously announced new 200,000-m.t./year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Marechal Deodoro in the state of Alagoas, Brazil, on August...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Opens-PVC-Plant-in-Brazil_45725.html
August 14, 2012
Braskem reported a net loss of R$1.03 billion ($510 million) in the second quarter 2012, compared with a gain of R$420 million in the year-ago quarter, due to continued weakness in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Swings-to-Loss-on-Local-Currency-Depreciation_45606.html
August 14, 2012
Samsung Engineering said today that it received a notification of award (NOA) for an $843 million fertilizer plant from Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Samsung-Engineering-Enters-Latin-American-Market_45597.html
August 8, 2012
DSM says it has agreed to acquire animal nutrition company Tortuga Companhia Zootécnica Agrária (São Paulo) for a total enterprise value of about €465 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/DSM-to-Buy-Animal-Nutrition-Leader-in-Brazil-for-&euro465-Million_45500.html
August 1, 2012
Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA) says it has signed an agreement with Solvay’s Rhodia business to build a demonstration-scale production facility for biobased n-butanol in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Rhodia-and-Cobalt-Plan-Biobased-Butanol-Plant_45325.html
July 25, 2012
Praxair reported second-quarter net income of $429 million, up 1% from the year-ago quarter. Reported earnings of $1.42/share were 3% above the prior-year quarter and matched the midpoint of analyst estimates as reported by Thomson Reuters (New York).  Praxair cut its full-year earnings forecast by about 3%, citing the impact of a stronger dollar and weaker economies in Europe and South America....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Praxair-Earnings-Up-1-percent-Second-Half-Earnings-Forecast-Cut_45179.html
July 23, 2012
Fluor Daniel says it has formed a new joint venture (jv), CFPS Engenharia e Projetos, with São Paulo-based Construcap to pursue engineering, procurement, and construction...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Fluor-Forms-Engineering-JV-in-Brazil_45110.html
July 20, 2012
Praxair has opened its new air separation plant at Gran Sabana, a free trade zone located near Bogota, Colombia. The plant has a production capacity of 200 tons/day of oxygen, nitrogen...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Praxair-Opens-Air-Separation-Unit-in-Colombia_45102.html
July 17, 2012
DSM’s pharmaceutical division has signed its first contract manufacturing agreement in South America, the company says. Under the agreement, DSM with work with Recepta Bioopharma...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/DSM-Signs-Contract-Manufacturing-Deal-in-Brazil_44939.html
July 17, 2012
Lord Corporation (Cary, NC), an adhesives and sealants maker, has opened a subsidiary focused on the Argentine market. The subsidiary will be housed in Buenos Aires. The company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Lord-Launches-Argentine-Subsidiary_44829.html
July 16, 2012
The World Health Organization (WHO; Geneva) says that the Codex Alimentarius Commission, a food standards body jointly run by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO; Rome) of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/WHO-Sets-Standards-for-Melamine-in-Milk_44919.html
July 16, 2012
Arkema’s Coatex subsidiary is buying an additives and emulsions production site at Araçariguama, near São Paulo, Brazil, from Resicryl (São Paulo). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Arkema-to-Buy-Production-Site-in-Brazil_44895.html
July 12, 2012
Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales de Bolivianos (YPFB; La Paz) says it has received bids from five companies interested in building a world-scale ammonia and urea complex at Entre...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Bolivia-Takes-Bids-on-World-Scale-Fertilizer-Complex_44851.html
July 11, 2012
Bostik, Total’s adhesives and sealants subsidiary, has acquired Usina Fortaleza (São Roque, Brazil), a Brazilian tiling adhesives maker. Usina Fortaleza’s products...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Total-Subsidiary-Acquires-Brazilian-Tile-Adhesives-Firm_44828.html
July 9, 2012
Myers Industries (Akron, OH) has completed its acquisition of Plasticos Novel S.A. (Lauro de Freitas, Brazil) for $27.5 million. Novel is a designer and manufacturer of reusable...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Myers-Completes-Acquisition-of-Brazilian-Plastics-Manufacturer_44760.html
July 9, 2012
W.R. Grace has closed on the acquisition of RheoSet, a maker of concrete admixtures. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.   RheoSet makes concrete admixtures designed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Grace-Buys-Brazilian-Concrete-Admixture-Firm_44761.html
July 9, 2012
Ceradis has signed a distribution agreement with Grupo Transmerquim (GTM) for their specialty banana-fertilizer, MusaCare. GTM will market and distribute Ceradis’s product in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Ceradis-Signs-Banana-Fertilizer-Distribution-Agreement-with-GTM_44748.html
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