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January 21, 2014
Bunge says that Pedro Parente, president and CEO of its Brazilian operating company, will retire effective 30 June. Parente, 60, has led Bunge’s Brazilian operations since...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Bunge-president-and-CEOBrazil-to-retire_58138.html
January 17, 2014
Braskem says it has raised $500 million via an overseas bond issuance. Proceeds will be used to buy back some existing bonds and pay down short-term debt, Braskem says. The company did...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-raises-$500-million-through-bond-issue_58094.html
January 17, 2014
Braskem (São Paulo) has sold its water-treat unit (WTU) located in the Triunfo petrochemical complex in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil to Odebrecht Ambiental, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-sells-water-treatment-unit-at-Triunfo-petchem-complex-to-Odebrecht_58090.html
January 15, 2014
Siluria Technologies (San Francisco), a startup developing catalyst technology to convert natural gas into ethylene and fuels, announced today that Braskem is funding construction of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-to-collaborate-with-methane-to-ethylene-startup-Siluria_57977.html
January 9, 2014
Braskem has defended its offer to buy out the minority shareholders of Solvay Indupa, which was rejected by Argentina’s stock regulator, the Comisión Nacional de Valores (CNV), on 3 December 2013. In a statement issued on 6 December, the company says it is discussing the issue with CNV in order to find a path forward....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-defends-offer-for-Solvay-Indupa-negotiating-next-move_57754.html
January 6, 2014
Argentina’s stock regulator, the Comisión Nacional de Valores (CNV), has rejected Braskem’s bid to acquire the 29.41% of Solvay Indupa that is publicly traded, according to a report by Reuters....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Report-Argentina-rejects-Braskems-offer-for-publicly-traded-Solvay-Indupa-shares-corrected_57746.html
January 3, 2014
Oxiteno (São Paulo) has initiated a project to expand its R&D activities for products serving the oil and gas sector. The project aims to foster the development of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Oxiteno-to-expand-R-and-D-activities-serving-oil-and-gas-sector_57730.html
December 23, 2013
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vale Fertilizantes’ share in Fosbrasil, a joint venture producing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Israel-Chemicals-to-acquire-Vales-share-in-Fosbrasil_57627.html
December 19, 2013
Evonik Industries says it will, next year, bring onstream €1 billion ($1.4 billion) in investments in high-growth emerging markets. These include four large-scale production...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Evonik-Industries-to-commission-several-plants-next-year_57535.html
December 19, 2013
Vale (Rio de Janeiro) is seeking a partner for its fertilizer business as it plans to replace the 4 million m.t. of potash it stands to lose from the cancelled Rio Colorado project in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Reports-Vale-seeks-fertilizer-partner-plans-to-advance-potash-projects-in-Brazil-Canada_57537.html
December 11, 2013
Kemira said today that it has completed the divestment of its Brazilian iron and aluminium coagulant business to Bauminas. The transaction was announced on 29 November. The deal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Kemira-completes-divestment-of-coagulant-business-in-Brazil_57265.html
December 11, 2013
Braskem and Genomatica (San Diego) announced an agreement for the joint development of commercial process technology to make butadiene from renewable feedstocks. Under the terms of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Genomatica-agree-to-develop-biobutadiene-technology_57256.html
December 10, 2013
Elekeiroz (São Paulo) has acquired an oxo gas plant that supplies its facility in Camaçari, Brazil, from Air Products. Elekeiroz, a producer of plasticizers, announced the move on 10 December. The deal includes the transfer of the plant’s employees and the purchase of equipment to adapt the plant’s product mix. Including the cost of integration, Elekeiroz values the investment at 70 million reais ($30 million)....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Elekeiroz-acquires-Air-Products-oxo-gas-plant-in-Brazil-updated_57225.html
December 10, 2013
Univar announced today that two members of its executive leadership team have been nominated to board positions at industry associations. Marco Quirino, president of Univar Brazil, was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Univar-executives-named-to-NACD-Associquim-boards_57220.html
December 6, 2013
Syngenta today announced the launches of two products for sugarcane under the company’s Plene brand. Plene Evolve and Plene PB will help growers increase yields and plant quality...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Syngenta-launches-sugarcane-products-under-Plene-brand_57160.html
December 4, 2013
Syngenta is today hosting a crop update event in Brazil for analysts and investors focusing on soybean, specialty crops, and sugarcane. The combined sales potential of these three...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Syngenta-gives-crop-update-at-analysts-event-in-Brazil_57070.html
December 2, 2013
Raízen (São Paulo) has broken ground on a cellulosic ethanol facility in Brazil, the company has announced. The second-generation ethanol plant is a 50-50 joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Raizen-Iogen-JV-breaks-ground-on-cellulosic-ethanol-facility-in-Brazil_57018.html
November 29, 2013
Kemira and Bauminas Quimica signed a contract today for Kemira to sell its Brazilian iron and aluminium coagulant business to Bauminas. The deal includes coagulant business related...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Kemira-sells-coagulant-business-in-Brazil-to-Bauminas-Quimica_57010.html
November 26, 2013
Clariant today announced the opening of its new mining application and development center (CADM) at Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, which will serve as the company’s global...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Clariant-opens-mining-application-and-development-center-in-Brazil_56960.html
November 22, 2013
This Week in CW: The Gulf Petrochemical and Chemical Association’s (GCPA; Dubai) annual forum kicked off this week in Dubai, with industry coming together to address global...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-roundup-22-November_56919.html
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