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October 30, 2009Polymer Group (Charlotte, NC) has purchased the remaining 40% stake in Dominion Nonwovens Sudamericana, S.A. (PGI Argentina; Buenos Aires) from its partner, Guillermo E. Kraves, the...
September 21, 2009Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires) says it has permanently closed its Brazilian polyethylene unit at Santo André, São Paulo state. The slurry, high density polyethylene (HDPE)...
May 29, 2009Venezuela’s state-owned petrochemical company Pequiven (Caracas) and Brazil’s largest petrochemical firm Braskem (São Paulo) are considering a joint venture to build...
November 21, 2008Brenntag says it has acquired the chemical distribution assets of polyurethane and industrial chemical distributor Inquimex (Buenos Aires) for an undisclosed sum. Inquimex’s...
November 18, 2008Syngenta says it has agreed to acquire SPS Argentina (Buenos Aires), a corn, soybean, and sunflower seed company. Terms were not disclosed. “This investment expands our customer...
September 7, 2008Gail India (New Delhi) plans to set up a ‘mega’ petrochemical plant in Colombia, and Reliance Industries could be a partner in the project, say reports. The project is in...
August 4, 2008Shell and ExxonMobil say they have abandoned plans to divest Infineum International (Milton Hill, U.K.), their 50-50 fuel and lubricant additives joint venture. Shell and ExxonMobil...
May 20, 2008Rhodia, Solvay, and Total posted declines in first-quarter net income, mainly because of higher raw material costs and unfavorable currency exchange rates. Selling price hikes were not...
December 12, 2007Grupo Alfa (Moneterrey, Mexico) says it has completed the previously announced acquisitions of Eastman Chemical’s Cosoleacaque, Mexico and Zarate, Argentina polyethylene...
December 10, 2007Major M&A deals in Brazil this year will advance the long-sought consolidation of Brazil’s petrochemical industry, and further broaden Petrobras’ and Braskem’s...
October 2, 2007Grupo Alfa (Monterrey, Mexico) says it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire Eastman Chemical’s 150,000-m.t./year Cosoleacaque, Mexico and 185,000-m.t./year...
September 17, 2007Grupo Alfa will acquire Eastman plants at Cosoleacaque, Mexico and Zarate, Argentina....
August 28, 2007Punjab Chemicals and Crop Protection (Mumbai) says it has acquired Argentina’s Sintesis Quimica (SQ; Buenos Aires) for $10 million. Punjab says the deal will allow it to get a...
July 31, 2007Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires), a Solvay subsidiary, has received approval from the National Development Bank of Brazil for a $153-million loan to help fund a previously announced vinyls...
July 25, 2007Lanxess says a regional strike in Argentina has caused it to declare force majeure on supply obligations to its customers in the leather industry, mostly in Latin America. The strike...
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