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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
April 3, 2014
Petroquímica de Venezuela (Pequiven), Braskem, and construction company Norberto Odebrecht (Salvador, Brazil) will build an ammonia and granulated urea plant at Pequiven's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Pequiven-Braskem-Odebrecht-to-build-ammonia-production-urea-granulation-plant-in-Venezuela_60049.html
April 3, 2014
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM, Santiago) suffered no structural damage to its facilities following the 8.2-magnitude earthquake that shook most of northern Chile and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/SQM-reports-no-structural-damage-to-its-facilities-from-Chile-earthquake_60048.html
April 3, 2014
Solvay says it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the specialty chemical assets of ERCA Química (Itatiba, Brazil), a subsidiary of chemical company ERCA...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Solvay-completes-acquisition-of-ERCAs-specialty-chemical-assets-in-Brazil_60034.html
April 2, 2014
 The port of Antwerp intends to strengthen ties with Brazil. Apec-Antwerp/Flanders Port Training Center, a subsidiary of the Antwerp port authority, has signed a declaration of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Port-of-Antwerp-strengthens-ties-with-Brazil_60003.html
April 2, 2014
Agricultural chemical company UPL (Mumbai), which was known as United Phosphorus until last October, informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (Mumbai) on 1 April that it has entered into an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Indias-UPL-exits-Brazil-agchem-JV-with-Sipcam_60000.html
April 1, 2014
Synthos (Oswiecim, Poland) has announced plans to invest about $170 million in a new synthetic rubber plant at Triunfo, Brazil. The plant will produce neodymium catalyzed polybutadiene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Synthos-to-build-Nd-polybutadiene-rubber-plant-in-Brazil_59995.html
April 1, 2014
Brenntag says it will acquire Gafor Distribuidora, a distributor of specialty solvents in Latin America. Gafor Distribuidora is part of Grupo Gafor (São Paulo). Financial terms...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brenntag-acquires-specialty-solvents-distributor-in-Brazil_59962.html
March 31, 2014
Dow Chemical says it has joined forces with Energias Renováveis do Brasil (ERB; São Paulo) to launch a cogeneration plant using energy based on eucalyptus biomass. With...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Dow-and-ERB-open-biomass-based-cogeneration-plant-in-Brazil_59923.html
March 28, 2014
While US producers have entered growth and investment mode thanks to the surge in unconventional energy production, producers in all regions must adapt in response to challenges in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/IHS-WPC-2014-Producers-adapt-to-rapidly-changing-petrochemical-landscape_59857.html
March 26, 2014
PPG announced today that it has agreed to acquire Canal Supplies Inc. (CSI; Panama City), a Panamanian distributor of protective and marine coatings, for an undisclosed sum. CSI...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/PPG-acquires-coatings-distributor-in-Central-America_59845.html
March 20, 2014
Lanxess today said it expects first quarter 2014 Ebitda pre-exceptionals to reach around €200 million ($276.6 million), up from €174 million in the year-earlier period, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Lanxess-expects-a-better-first-quarter-and-full-year-after-a-challenging-2013_59684.html
March 17, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals has narrowed the potential location of its planned forest product facility in Brazil to the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, and Parana, the company says....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Momentive-narrows-site-selection-for-forest-product-facility-in-Brazil_59618.html
March 11, 2014
Cytec Industries says it has opened an expanded office and lab facility at Santiago. The facility houses sales, technical service, and support experts. “The mining industry in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Cytec-opens-mining-chemicals-technical-center-in-Chile_59457.html
March 7, 2014
Gevo (Douglas County, CO) and Porta Hermanos (Córdoba, Argentina) have signed a letter of intent for Porta Hermanos to become the exclusive licensee in Argentina of Gevo's GIFT...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Gevo-to-license-its-biobased-isobutanol-technology-to-Argentine-firm_59407.html
March 7, 2014
Brazil's antitrust authority CADE (Brasilia) has approved without restrictions a joint venture between Braskem and Styrolution (Frankfurt) to build an acrylonitrile butadiene stryrene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-antitrust-authority-approves-Braskem-Styrolution-ABS-venture_59404.html
March 7, 2014
Brazil's demand for chemical products grew 7.1% in 2013 compared with 2012, exceeding GDP growth, 2.3%, during the same period, according to figures released by Abiquim (São...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-demand-for-chemicals-up-7-1-percent-in-2013-but-production-up-just-1-6-percent_59401.html
March 6, 2014
Bayer CropScience announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Biagro Group (Gral Las Heras, Argentina), a producer and distributor of biological seed treatment...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Bayer-CropScience-acquires-biological-seed-treatment-firm-Biagro_59385.html
March 5, 2014
Agricultural chemical company UPL (Mumbai), which was known as United Phosphorus until last October, says it has increased its stake in UPL do Brasil Industria E Comercio de Insumos...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Indias-UPL-increases-stake-in-Brazil-agchem-company_59328.html
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