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July 6, 2015
Technip (Paris), Europe’s largest engineering & construction firm and one of the largest global players, announces on Monday that in anticipation of an even more challenging...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Technip-restructures-cuts-jobs-to-cope-with-downturn-in-oil-and-gas-industry_71946.html
July 3, 2015
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) has been in discussions with Usina São Martinho (Pradópolis, Brazil) regarding SMA Indústria Química, the companies' currently...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Amyris-clarifies-status-of-inactive-JV-in-Brazil_71876.html
July 2, 2015
Clariant says that, on 1 July, it completed the previously announced acquisition of the remaining 50% of shares of Companhia Brasileira de Bentonita (CBB; Vitória da Conquista...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Clariant-completes-acquisition-of-remaining-shares-in-CBB_71832.html
June 30, 2015
Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) will cut its investments by 37% over the next five years, according to the company's business plan presented by Aldemir Bendine, CEO. The company anticipates...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-slashes-investment-budget-for-2015-19-citing-fall-in-oil-prices_71767.html
June 26, 2015
Amyris (Emeryville, CA), and Dinaco Importação Comércio (Rio de Janeiro) announced an exclusive reseller agreement for Amyris's cosmetic ingredients in Brazil...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Amyris-signs-exclusive-reseller-agreement-for-biobased-emollients-in-Brazil_71686.html
June 19, 2015
Construtora Norberto Odebrecht (CNO; São Paulo), a fully owned subsidiary of Odebrecht Group (Salvador, Brazil), has confirmed that the federal police fulfilled search and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Offices-of-Odebrecht-subsidiary-searched-CEO-reportedly-arrested-as-Petrobras-corruption-case-builds-up_71478.html
June 19, 2015
BASF has inaugurated a world-scale production complex for acrylic acid, butyl acrylate, and superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) at Camaçari, Brazil, the company announced Friday. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BASF-inaugurates-world-scale-acrylic-acid-complex-in-Brazil_71471.html
June 19, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) has started up a mortar production facility at Asunción, Paraguay, to meet rising demand in the country's infrastructure and residential construction...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Sika-opens-plant-in-Paraguay_71467.html
June 18, 2015
DuSolo Fertilizers (Vancouver, BC), a producer and distributor of phosphate fertilizers within the Cerrado region of Brazil, one of the fasting-growing agricultural producing regions...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/DuSolo-reaches-production-capacity-at-Bomfim-phosphate-fertilizer-plant_71430.html
June 16, 2015
Stepan says that it has completed the previously announced purchase of the sulfonation production facility in the states of Bahia, Brazil, from Procter & Gamble. The facility is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Stepan-completes-purchase-of-sulfonation-production-facility-in-Brazil_71345.html
June 16, 2015
Phosphate fertilizer producer MBAC Fertilizer (Toronto) on Monday said it had received revised proposals from third parties active in the fertilizer and agriculture sector. MBAC...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/MBAC-receives-proposals-as-part-of-a-review-to-address-liquidity-problems_71363.html
June 10, 2015
Solazyme (South San Francisco, CA), a renewable oils and ingredients company, says that Natura Cosméticos (São Paulo), one of Latin America’s largest cosmetics and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Natura-to-use-Solazyme-oils-in-multiple-skin-care-products_71129.html
June 8, 2015
Brazil's trade deficit in chemicals was $7.8 billion in the first four months of this year, down 12% decline compared with the same period of 2014, according to figures released by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-chemical-trade-deficit-narrows-in-first-four-months-on-slow-demand-currency-effects_71070.html
June 3, 2015
Enagás (Madrid) has reached an agreement to acquire 3.94% of Transportadora de Gas del Perú (TGP; Lima) from SK Innovation (Seoul) and 0.40% from Corporación...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Enagas-increases-stake-in-Peru-natural-gas-pipeline-firm_70970.html
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
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