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May 9, 2014
AkzoNobel's Imperatriz Chemical Island at Imperatriz, Brazil, has become operational and started supplying the Suzano Maranhão pulp mill, in the northern part of the country...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/AkzoNobel-chemical-island-starts-up-in-Brazil-to-supply-pulp-industry_60965.html
May 9, 2014
DAK Americas Argentina (Zarate) has acquired CabelmaPET, a recycler of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles into food-grade recycled raw materials. The deal is subject to post-closing review by Argentina’s antitrust authorities....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/DAK-Americas-Argentina-acquires-PET-recycler_60925.html
May 8, 2014
Braskem's quarter-one net profit grew 70% year-on-year (YOY), to 396 million reais ($177.5 million), partly resulting from the sale of the water treatment unit at the Triunfo, Brazil...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskems-net-profit-up-70-percent-on-operational-efficiencies-divestments_60903.html
May 7, 2014
Empresa Nacional del Petróleo (ENAP; Santiago) will close its steam cracker at Hualpén, Chile, and a Dow Chemical subsidiary in the country will shutter its low-density...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Reports-Dow-and-ENAP-to-close-units-in-Chile_60859.html
May 7, 2014
Toyo Engineering in cooperation with SOG - Oleo e Gás, a leading engineering company in Brazil, has been awarded a contract from Petrobras to build a new ammonia plant, UFN-5...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Toyo-Engineering-to-build-ammonia-plant-for-Petrobras-in-Brazil_60852.html
May 6, 2014
PolyOne says it has appointed Uniflon Performance Additives (São Paulo) as distributor of its colorant chromatics high-temperature polymer formulation and colorant solutions in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/PolyOne-appoints-Uniflon-as-distributor-of-colorant-chromatics-solutions-in-Brazil_60814.html
May 6, 2014
H.B. Fuller says it has opened a $10-million manufacturing facility at Rionegro, Colombia, about 36 kilometers east of Medellin, in order to support the expansion of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Fuller-opens-manufacturing-facility-in-Colombia_60798.html
May 2, 2014
BASF today reported a 2% rise in first quarter net income to €1.48 billion ($2.05 billion) on 1.1% lower sales of €19.5 billion. Earnings before interest and tax (Ebit)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/BASF-plans-methane-to-propylene-investment-in-the-US-reports-higher-income_60752.html
May 1, 2014
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has joined forces with a number of other parties to form the Brazilian Industrial Biotechnology Association (ABBI). The new trade association brings...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Amyris-and-partners-launch-Brazilian-industrial-biotech-association_60721.html
May 1, 2014
Vale (Rio de Janeiro) says that first-quarter net revenue from the company's fertilizer business amounted to $533 million, down 26% from $721 million one year earlier. The company did...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Vales-fertilizer-sales-down-26-percent_60722.html
April 30, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) has revamped its fertilizer blending unit at Porto Alegre, Brazil, and restarted operations there on 24 April, the company announced. The expansion boosts...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Yara-completes-revamp-of-fertilizer-blending-unit-in-Brazil_60692.html
April 29, 2014
Koch Fertilizer Trading's (Wichita, KS) Uruguayan subsidiary has opened a bonded warehouse in the port of Paranaguá, Brazil, Koch has announced. The facility—built, owned...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Koch-Fertilizer-opens-bonded-warehouse-in-Brazil_60657.html
April 16, 2014
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) has resumed production at its industrial fermentation plant at Brotas, Brazil, following a planned maintenance and upgrade period, the company announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Amyris-resumes-farnesene-production-in-Brazil-prepares-to-make-patchouli_60324.html
April 15, 2014
Mosaic agreed to acquire Archer Daniels Midland's (ADM) fertilizer distribution business in Brazil and Paraguay for $350 million. The price assumes the delivery of $150 million in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Mosaic-acquires-ADMs-fertilizer-distribution-businesses-in-Brazil-and-Paraguay_60315.html
April 14, 2014
Archroma (Reinach, Switzerland), the former textile, paper, and emulsions business of Clariant, has appointed Miguel De Bellis to the post of president/emulsion products and Americas...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Archroma-appoints-emulsions-and-Americas-head_60268.html
April 11, 2014
BASF says it has invested €2.5 million ($3.47 million) in its Demarchi coatings site, located in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, to expand its capacity to service...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BASF-expands-production-of-waterborne-automotive-coatings-in-Brazil_60250.html
April 11, 2014
Lanxess's Porto Feliz site. Lanxess says it has opened its previously announced, new, high-tech plastics plant at the company’s site at Porto Feliz, Brazil. Lanxess has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Lanxess-opens-high-tech-plastics-plant-in-Brazil_60247.html
April 10, 2014
Chevron has signed agreements with energy company Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (YPF; Buenos Aires) to develop shale oil and gas resources from the Vaca Muerta formation located in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Chevron-YPF-ink-agreement-to-continue-cooperation-on-shale-oil-and-gas-development_60230.html
April 9, 2014
Praxair has started up a new 270-m.t./day air separation plant at Pisco, in central Peru, the company announced today. The unit will allow the company to increase supply of oxygen to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Praxair-starts-up-air-separation-plant-at-Peru-steelmaker_60207.html
April 9, 2014
In the fourth quarter, Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) will open a site for R&D and the manufacturing of sustainable ingredients from the Amazon region, the company announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Symrise-opens-R-and-D-facility-in-Brazils-Amazon-region_60206.html
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