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June 30, 2011
 A. Schulman says it has agreed to purchases a 51% stake Argentina-based rotational-molding firm Surplast (Buenos Aires) for $1.4 million. Alta Plastica (Buenos Aires)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Schulman-Acquires-Majority-Stake-in-Surplast_35894.html
June 1, 2011
Chinese lithium manufacturer Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium (Jiangxi) has acquired 9.99% of International Lithium Corp (ICL; Vancouver), which is working to develop a lithium brine project in Argentina....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/China-Closes-Strategic-Lithium-Transaction-in-Latin-America_35220.html
May 16, 2011
YPF, Argentina’s largest energy company, says it has discovered a large shale deposit at its Loma La Lata field, estimated to hold 257 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of natural gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentina-Boosts-Shale_34784.html
March 29, 2011
Evonik Industries says it has completed basic engineering for a 60,000-m.t./year biodiesel catalysts plant, which it plans to build at Puerto General San Martin, Argentina...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Evonik-Builds-Biodiesel-Catalysts-Plant-in-Argentina_33796.html
March 16, 2011
Cabot says it plants to spend more than $180 million through 2013 to expand carbon black production capacity at plants in China, Indonesia, Brazil and Argentina, as well as adding...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Cabot-to-Boost-Global-Carbon-Black-Capacity-by-15-percent_33467.html
March 3, 2011
BASF says it plans to build a 60,000-m.t./year sodium methylate plant at its Rosario, Argentina site. The plant will be the company’s second sodium methylate facility in South...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/BASF-to-Build-Sodium-Methylate-Plant-in-Argentina_33186.html
January 27, 2011
Methanex, the global leading producer of methanol, has announced the start-up of a 1.3-million m.t./year methanol plant in Egypt. Bruce Aitken, president and CEO of Methanex confirmed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Methanex-Commissions-Huge-Methanol-Plant-in-Egypt_32434.html
January 19, 2011
Rhein Chemie, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lanxess, has acquired Darmex (Buenos Aires), a privately owned producer of release agents and curing bladders for the tire industry. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Lanxess-Buys-Rubber-Chemicals-Company-in-Argentina_32096.html
November 9, 2010
Braskem and Ineos Technologies have announced a strategic partnership for polyethylene (PE) technologies covering licenses for Innovene's slurry- and  gas phase-process to produce high-density PE (HDPE) and linear-low density PE (LLDPE)  in future projects. They will jointly conduct R&D programs for slurry and gas-phase PE platforms....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Braskem-and-Ineos-Sign-Technology-Deal-for-Projects-Including-Mexicos-Ethylene-XXI_30804.html
November 1, 2010
Stamicarbon, the licensing arm of Maire Tecnimont, has signed an agreement to provide its process technology for a large urea complex to be built at Rio Grande in the Tierra del Fuego...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Stamicarbon-KBR-to-Provide-Technology-for-Large-Ammonia-Urea-Complex-in-Argentina_30639.html
October 14, 2010
Monsanto says it has received regulatory approval in Argentina for its Genuity VT Triple Pro corn, the first Genuity trait to be launched in South America, as well as approval from Brazil's National Technical Biosafety Committee (CTNBio) to sell its Bt Roundup Ready 2 Yield (BtRR2Y) soybeans in Brazil....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Monsanto-Gains-Approvals-in-Argentina-and-Brazil_30206.html
September 22, 2010
Solix Biofuels (Ft. Collins, CO), a developer of algae cultivation technology systems, will "investigate" the use of algae to produce specialty chemicals for BASF. Solix says...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/BASF-Studies-Producing-Specialty-Chemicals-From-Algae_29684.html
July 6, 2010
Agrium has purchased 24 retail farm outlets from DuPont Crop Protection, the company announced today. It has also purchased DuPont's crop protection formulation facility in Casilda...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Agrium-Buys-Argentine-Retail-Farm-Outlets_27858.html
June 22, 2010
Tierra Del Fuego Power and Chemical Co. says it will build a 547,000 m.t./year ammonia plant at Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina, and has selected KBR to provide licensing and process...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/New-Ammonia-Plant-Planned-for-Argentina-KBR-Awarded-Licensing-Contract_27551.html
June 11, 2010
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK; London) says it has acquired Laboratorios Phoenix (Buenos Aires), a leading Argentine pharmaceutical business, for a cash consideration of about $253 million, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/GSK-Acquires-Argentine-Generics-Firm-for-$253-Million_27404.html
October 30, 2009
Polymer 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Polymer-Group-Buys-Remaining-Stake-in-Argentine-JV_22515.html
September 21, 2009
Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires) says it has permanently closed its Brazilian polyethylene unit at Santo André, São Paulo state. The slurry, high density polyethylene (HDPE)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Solvay-Indupa-Shuts-Sao-Paulo-PE-Unit_21534.html
May 29, 2009
Venezuela’s state-owned petrochemical company Pequiven (Caracas) and Brazil’s largest petrochemical firm Braskem (São Paulo) are considering a joint venture to build...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Braskem-and-Pequiven-Consider-JV-in-Northern-Brazil_19234.html
November 21, 2008
Brenntag says it has acquired the chemical distribution assets of polyurethane and industrial chemical distributor Inquimex (Buenos Aires) for an undisclosed sum. Inquimex’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Brenntag-Buys-Argentine-Distributor_15493.html
November 18, 2008
Syngenta 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Syngenta-Buys-Argentine-Seeds-Firm_15360.html
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