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June 2, 2015
Solvay on Tuesday opened in Brazil its first fully dedicated industrial biotechnology laboratory (IBL) to boost the development of innovations and solutions based on sustainable...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Solvay-opens-biotechnology-laboratory-in-Brazil_70959.html
May 28, 2015
TCU (Brasilia), Brazil's court of audit,  has blocked Petrobras's tender for the concession of the country's first gas pipeline, in a vote carried out on 27 May, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Reports-Brazil-court-blocks-Petrobras-gas-pipeline-project_70748.html
May 26, 2015
Symrise has opened a production plant at Belém, Pará, in the Amazon region of Brazil, the company announced Tuesday. The investment will aid developing products for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Symrise-opens-production-plant-in-Brazil_70679.html
May 14, 2015
Braskem reported net income of $204 million reais ($66.8 million) for the first quarter, down by almost a half from R$396 million in the corresponding period of last year. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskems-first-quarter-net-income-falls-by-almost-half_70182.html
May 12, 2015
Hexion (Columbus, OH) and Shchekinoazot (Pervomaysky, Russia) have opened a second reactor at the companies' manufacturing joint venture near Tula, Russia, Hexion says. The jv...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Hexion-opens-resins-line-at-Russia-JV-readies-resin-emulsions-capacity-in-Brazil_70330.html
May 7, 2015
Fluor Corp.’s Brazil unit, as part of a consortium, has been awarded a contract by Parnaíba Gás Natural (PGN) for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Fluor-consortium-awarded-contract-for-natural-gas-development-project-in-Brazil_70227.html
April 24, 2015
Petrobras's net loss totaled 26.6 billion reais ($8.85 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2014, and revenue was 85.04 billion reais, according to the delayed, audited results that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-reports-a-big-net-loss-due-to-corruption-charges-asset-writedowns_69811.html
April 20, 2015
Harvest Minerals (Subiaco, Australia) has acquired the Sergi potash project, near Vales in the state of Sergipe, Brazil. Harvest Minerals has entered into a binding agreement with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Australia-fertilizer-developer-acquires-Brazil-potash-project_69604.html
April 17, 2015
Brazil's demand for commodity plastics contracted significantly during 2014 compared with the previous year, according to figures released by chemical industry association Abiquim...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-demand-for-plastics-contracted-significantly-during-2014_69565.html
April 17, 2015
Brazil's chemical imports during the first quarter amounted to $9.1 billion, down 6.8% compared with the first quarter of 2014, equivalent to about 7.5 million m.t. in volume terms...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-chemical-imports-down-in-first-quarter-trade-balance-still-in-deficit_69564.html
April 14, 2015
Petrobras says that it is expecting to release its delayed, audited financial results for the second half of 2014 as early as 22 April. However, Petrobras also has had to clarify the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-responds-to-reports-of-Braskem-stake-sale_69415.html
April 13, 2015
Arkema has expanded its acrylic resin manufacturing capacity at Araçariguama, Brazil, by 60%, the company announced today. A new reactor will enable Arkema to introduce its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Arkema-starts-up-coatings-resins-reactor-in-Brazil_69372.html
April 10, 2015
Praxair has started up multiple plants serving the oxygen needs of Nadir Figueiredo (São Paulo), the company announced today. Praxair’s plants, which are located...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Praxair-starts-ups-plants-supplying-oxygen-to-Brazil-glass-manufacturer_69336.html
April 10, 2015
Indian pharma major Cipla (Mumbai) says that an EU subsidiary will acquire a company in Brazil. Cipla has definitively agreed to acquire a 100% stake in Duomed Produtos Farmaceuticos...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Indian-pharma-group-acquires-company-in-Brazil_69324.html
April 10, 2015
The port of Santos, Brazil, in the state of Sao Paulo, remained closed to traffic on 9 April because of an almost week-long fire that continues to burn at storage tanks there belonging...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-Santos-port-remains-closed-as-terminal-fire-still-rages_69318.html
April 2, 2015
Braskem has launched an internal investigation into illegal payments it is alleged to have made to Petrobras, Braskem says in a securities filing. Petrobras is embroiled in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-opens-internal-probe-into-alleged-payments-to-Petrobras_69134.html
April 2, 2015
Clariant says that it has completed the previously announced divestment of the company’s water treatment business located in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia, to Ecolab. In...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Clariant-completes-divestment-of-water-treatment-business-in-Latin-America-to-Ecolab_69120.html
March 19, 2015
PPG today completed a $40 million, 65,000-square-foot expansion of a coatings manufacturing plant at Sumare, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The plant makes resins for electrocoat products for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/PPG-completes-expansion-in-Brazil_68707.html
March 17, 2015
Ceres (Thousand Oaks, CA) and Raízen (São Paulo) have signed a multiyear collaboration agreement to develop and produce sweet sorghum on an industrial scale. Sweet...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Raizen-Ceres-agree-to-scale-up-ethanol-production-from-sweet-sorghum_68632.html
March 17, 2015
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santiago) says that its board of directors, in an extraordinary meeting on 16 March, decided to terminate the employment contract of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/SQM-appoints-new-CEO_68629.html
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