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August 18, 2014
Sirius Minerals (London), which is developing the world’s largest and highest grade deposit of polyhalite, announced today the signing of an additional binding take-or-pay...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Sirius-signs-potash-offtake-agreement-with-Central-American-distributor_63262.html
August 14, 2014
Clariant will increase ether amines production at the company's Suzano, Brazil facility, the company announced today. The "multimillion Swiss franc" capacity expansion will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Clariant-to-expand-ether-amines-capacity-in-Brazil-doubling-worldwide-production_63191.html
August 14, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals (MSC) says it has selected the city of Curitiba, in the state of Parana, Brazil, as the location of its next forest products manufacturing site in Latin...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Momentive-selects-Brazil-site-for-forest-products-facility_63190.html
August 8, 2014
Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales' (YPF; Buenos Aires) sales of petrochemical products—domestic and exports—totaled 1.48 billion Argentine pesos ($178.3 million) in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/YPFs-petrochemical-sales-up-23-percent-on-higher-peso-denominated-prices_63086.html
August 7, 2014
Braskem reported 124 million reais ($54.3 million) in net profit for the second quarter, compared with a R$125-million loss one year earlier, according to the company's results...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-swings-to-a-net-profit_63056.html
August 7, 2014
Oxiteno, the chemical subsidiary of Ultrapar (São Paulo), generated 63.7 million reais ($27.9 million) in operating income during the second quarter, down almost 13%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Oxitenos-operating-income-down-13-percent-on-lower-volumes_63047.html
August 5, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) says it has agreed to acquire a 60% stake in Galvani Indústria Comércio e Serviços (São Paulo) for an enterprise value of $318...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Yara-to-acquire-majority-stake-in-Brazilian-fertilizer-company-Galvani_62981.html
August 4, 2014
Johnson Matthey announced on 29 July that it has established a site for a new catalyst plant in Brazil. The new plant, which will be part of the company's process technologies...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Johnson-Matthey-builds-catalyst-plant-in-Brazil-Update_62792.html
July 31, 2014
Vale's (Rio de Janeiro) gross operating revenue from its fertilizer operations totaled $661 million in the second quarter, down about 18% year-on-year (YOY), and net revenue amounted...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Vales-fertilizer-revenue-down-18-percent_62871.html
July 30, 2014
Air Liquide will invest close to €40 million ($53.9 million) in an air separation unit (ASU) that will supply paper maker Klabin's factory at Ortigueira --as well as to another...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Air-Liquide-to-build-&euro40-million-ASU-in-Brazil_62700.html
July 28, 2014
Over the next four years, Ceres (Thousand Oaks, CA)  will enhance its product-development programs in Brazil and expand its development activities in biotech traits for sorghum...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Biotech-firm-Ceres-to-expand-sorghum-sugarcane-research-in-Brazil-under-innovation-grant_62745.html
July 23, 2014
Syngenta today announced plans to broaden and scale up its Plene platform of integrated sugarcane solutions. Through an exclusive licensing agreement with New Energy Farms, Syngenta...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Syngenta-expands-Plene-sugarcane-platform-with-new-agreement_62651.html
July 21, 2014
Evonik Industries has confirmed plans to build a previously announced plant to produce precipitated silicas at Americana, Brazil, near São Paulo. Evonik says it is investing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Evonik-confirms-plans-for-precipitated-silicas-plant-in-Brazil_62606.html
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
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