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February 5, 2016
Air Liquide on Friday announced the acquisition by its subsidiary Schülke of Vic Pharma, which is active in the hygiene and hospital disinfection in Brazil. Vic Pharma, founded in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Air-Liquide-acquires-hygiene-specialist-in-Brazil_76967.html
February 1, 2016
Brazil imported more than 33.6 million m.t. of  chemicals in 2015, resulting in a chemical trade deficit of about $38.2 billion, according to data released by the country's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-chemical-trade-deficit-widened-to-$38-2-billion-in-2015_76852.html
February 1, 2016
The volume of Brazil's domestic chemical sales and demand fell during 2015, according to preliminary data gathered by the economics and statistics team of the country's chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Chemical-sales-fell-in-Brazil-during-2015-due-to-weak-demand_76850.html
January 20, 2016
Baerlocher (Munich), a producer of plastic additives, has completed the second phase of an expansion of the company's oleochemical plant at Americana, Brazil. The project has increased...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Baerlocher-completes-second-phase-of-expansion-at-Brazil-oleochemicals-plant_76571.html
January 15, 2016
A fire broke out at a terminal in the Port of Santos, Brazil, on 14 January, restricting ship movement, say representatives of the port authority, according to local media reports. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Fire-breaks-out-at-terminal-storing-chemicals-in-Port-of-Santos-Brazil_76479.html
January 13, 2016
The falling  oil price and weakening Brazilian currency have caused Petrobras's board to approve certain adjustments to the company's 2015-19 business and management plan (BMP)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-adjusts-2015-19-business-plan-again-to-reflect-lower-crude-depreciated-currency_76375.html
January 8, 2016
Latin America’s economy is contracting quickly, particularly its largest market, Brazil. Brazil’s economy is expected to continue deteriorating into 2016, with business and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Outlook-Latin-America-Economy-deteriorates_76293.html
December 29, 2015
Petrobras and Braskem have agreed on a new long-term naphtha supply agreement, under which Petrobras will provide 7 million m.t./year to Braskem, the two companies say. The contract...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Petrobras-sign-long-term-naphtha-supply-agreement_76088.html
December 28, 2015
Compass Minerals announced on 23 December that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of a 35% stake in Produquímica Industria e Comercio (Produquímica...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Compass-Minerals-completes-acquisition-of-stake-in-Brazilian-plant-nutrients-company_76056.html
December 16, 2015
Statoil (Stavanger, Norway) has awarded Clariant the oil chemicals supply contract on behalf of the Peregrino field's license partners, Clariant announced Wednesday. The contract...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Statoil-awards-Clariant-oil-chemicals-supply-contract-for-Brazil-offshore-field_75869.html
December 9, 2015
Anglo American (London), one of the world’s largest mining businesses with operations across southern Africa, South America, Australia, North America, Asia and Europe, on Tuesday...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Anglo-American-to-restructure-cut-jobs-sell-phosphate-business_75713.html
December 1, 2015
IMCD (Rotterdam), a distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, says that it has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Selectchemie (São Paulo), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/IMCD-to-acquire-pharmaceutical-ingredients-distributor-in-Brazil_75504.html
December 1, 2015
Production activities at Braskem's steam cracker at Santo Andre, Brazil, part of the Grande ABC chemical cluster in São Paulo State, have resumed, the company says. As a result...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskems-cracker-at-Grande-ABC-cluster-restarts_75512.html
December 1, 2015
Petrobras chairman, Murilo Pinto de Oliveira Ferreira—who has been on leave of absence since 14 September—has just resigned. No reason was given for his resignation. Luiz...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-chairman-steps-down_75516.html
November 27, 2015
Clariant has closed its transaction to acquire a 30% share in Beraca Ingredientes Naturais (São Paulo), a leading provider of natural and organic ingredients. The two companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Clariant-completes-acquisition-of-minority-share-in-Beraca_75475.html
November 23, 2015
The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC; Tokyo) signed a loan agreement amounting up to $500,000 with Sun Ace Brasil Industria Quimica e Comercio (Sabi; Sumare, Brazil), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Japanese-banks-to-finance-Sun-Ace-PVC-stabilizer-production-facility-in-Brazil_75413.html
November 13, 2015
The Federation of Oil Workers (FUP; Rio de Janeiro) and National Federation of Oil Workers (FNP; Rio de Janeiro) have rejected Petrobras’s latest collective bargaining agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Oil-industry-trade-unions-reject-Petrobrass-final-proposal-to-end-strike_75223.html
December 7, 2015
Latin America, across different countries, faces a series of challenges including reduced incomes in the wake of the oil price fall, plus chaotic government economic and energy...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/APLA-Petrochemical-reports_75147.html
November 10, 2015
Angus Chemical (Buffalo Grove, IL) has opened a customer application center at São Paulo, to accelerate applications development and increase speed-to-market, the company says...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Angus-Chemical-opens-innovation-center-in-Brazil_75141.html
November 10, 2015
Oxiteno (São Paulo), the petrochemicals subsidiary of Ultrapar (São Paulo), reports a third-quarter operating profit of 173.3 million reais ($45.7 million), up from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Oxitenos-third-quarter-sales-up-on-currency-effects_75149.html
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