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July 16, 2014
Celanese will expand its manufacturing facilities at Suzano, Brazil, to include long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics (LFRT) production, the company announced today. The new capacity is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Celanese-to-expand-its-long-fiber-reinforced-thermoplastic-production-in-Brazil_62482.html
July 15, 2014
Stepan says it has acquired a sulfonation production plant in Bahia, Brazil from Procter & Gamble (P&G), for an undisclosed sum. The plant, in the country’s northeast...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Stepan-acquires-Brazil-sulfonation-plant-from-P-and-G_62472.html
July 15, 2014
PolyOne announced today that it is closing two production facilities in Brazil – one at Diadema in Sao Paulo state, and one at Joinville in Santa Catarina state. The two plants...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/PolyOne-to-close-two-plants-in-Brazil_62473.html
July 11, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it has opened a plant at Aparecida de Goiânia, Goiás State, in mid-estern Brazil. Sika's new plant will supply concrete admixtures and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Sika-opens-concrete-admixtures-and-mortars-plant-in-Brazil_62414.html
July 11, 2014
BASF today provided more information on its asset swap deal with Alpek, which was announced on Thursday. Alpek and BASF have signed agreements covering the expandable polystyrene (EPS)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Alpek-to-acquire-large-part-of-BASFs-EPS-business-BASF-to-buy-Polioless-PU-operations-Update_62393.html
July 11, 2014
Surfachem Group (Leeds, UK), and Vitrine Química (Santo Andre, Brazil) have formed Surfachem Brasil (Guarulhos, Brazil), a joint venture for the distribution and supply of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/UK-firm-establishes-distribution-and-supply-JV-in-Brazil_62415.html
July 9, 2014
DSM says it will raise the price of its Akulon and Novamid polyamide 6 (nylon-6) polymers by €120/m.t. in Europe and 10 cts/lb in North America and South America, effective 1 August. The company cites increasing raw material costs....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/DSM-increases-nylon-6-prices-in-Europe-Americas_62372.html
July 2, 2014
Peru has awarded to the Gasoducto Sur Peruano (GSP) consortium, formed by Odebrecht (Salvador, Brazil) and Enagas (Madrid), a contract that covers the design and construction of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Odebrecht-Enagas-consortium-awarded-contract-for-Peru-gas-pipeline_62217.html
July 1, 2014
Brazil's cumulative chemical trade deficit during the first five months of 2014 reached $11.8 billion, according to figures released by Abiquim (São Paulo), the country's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-chemical-trade-deficit-reaches-$11-8-billion-in-first-five-months_62189.html
July 1, 2014
Brazil's chemical production declined 7.07% year-on-year (YOY) over January–May despite improved monthly production volumes and domestic sales in the final month, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-chemical-output-drops-7-percent-in-first-five-months_62188.html
June 26, 2014
Haldor Topsøe is establishing an automotive catalyst production facility in Brazil, the company announced today. It will focus on manufacturing catalysts that can remove...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Haldor-Topsøe-to-build-automotive-catalysts-plant-in-Brazil_62045.html
June 24, 2014
Brazil's antitrust body CADE (Brasilia) has challenged the proposed acquisition by Braskem of Solvay Indupa (Bueno Aires), Solvay's polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and chlor-alkali business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-antitrust-authority-challenges-Braskems-acquisition-of-Indupa_61991.html
June 18, 2014
Praxair announced today that is has started up a 125-m.t./day noncryogenic vaccum-pressure-swing adsorption plant at the Montes del Plata pulp mill at Punta Pereira, Uruguay. Under a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Praxair-starts-up-oxygen-supply-at-Uruguay-pulp-mill_61910.html
June 16, 2014
Lubrizol says it has broken ground on a new surfactants plant at Belford Roxo, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. Lubrizol will invest over $20 million to build the new plant, which will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Lubrizol-builds-surfactants-plant-in-Brazil_61826.html
June 13, 2014
Fertilizantes Heringer (Viana, Brazil) and Office Chérifien des Phosphates (OCP; Casablanca) have signed definitive agreements under which OCP will acquire 9.5–10.5% of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/OCP-to-buy-stake-in-Brazilian-fertilizer-firm_61801.html
June 12, 2014
Polymer Group (Charlotte, NC) has acquired a controlling interest in Companhia Providencia Industria e Comercio (São Jose Pinh, Brazil), a manufacturer of nonwovens used in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Polymer-Group-acquires-majority-stake-in-Brazilian-producer-of-nonwovens_61718.html
June 12, 2014
The Mexican Petroleum Institute (IMP; Mexico City) and Oxiteno (São Paulo) have signed a three-year technological and commercial partnership that will promote development of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Oxiteno-Mexican-Petroleum-Institute-sign-technical-and-commercial-partnership_61713.html
June 11, 2014
RPM says it has acquired Betumat Quimica (Candeias, Brazil), maker of waterproofing products in Bahia state. Betumat makes asphaltic membrances, cement grouts and modified asphalt...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/RPM-acquires-waterproofing-products-maker-in-Brazil_61700.html
June 11, 2014
TransGas Development Systems (New York) is planning to invest $2.7 billion for the development of a coal-gasification plant for the production of fertilizers in the state of Santa...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/TransGas-invests-$2-7-billion-to-build-coal-gasification-plant-in-Brazil-for-fertilizers_61674.html
June 11, 2014
Braskem (São Paolo) has opened an R&D center at Campinas, Brazil, dedicated to biotechnology or projects involving chemical processes using renewable raw materials, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-opens-lab-for-renewables-R-and-D_61673.html
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