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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
November 22, 2013
Solvay has agreed to acquire the specialty chemical assets of ERCA Química (Itatiba, Brazil), Solvay announced today. Solvay says the acquisition more than double...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Solvay-to-acquire-ERCA-Quimica-specialty-chemical-assets-in-Brazil_56915.html
November 21, 2013
Oxiteno, a subsidiary of Ultrapar (São Paulo), has received approval from Brazil's antitrust authority CADE (Brasilia) to acquire American Chemical (Montevideo), CADE...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Oxitenos-acquisition-of-American-Chemicals-approved-by-Brazils-antitrust-authority_56854.html
November 20, 2013
NACD has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Brazil's chemical distribution organization Associquim/Sincoquim (São Paulo) that includes a pledge accept each...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/NACD-signs-MOU-with-Brazilian-AssociquimSincoquim_56825.html
November 15, 2013
Boeing and GOL Linhas aereas inteligentes (São Paulo) say they will work together to speed the research, development, and approval of new sources of sustainable aviation biofuel...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Boeing-and-airline-GOL-partner-to-speed-R-and-D-approval-of-new-sources-for-aviation-biofuel-in-Brazil_56725.html
November 8, 2013
Oxiteno, the chemicals subsidiary of Ultrapar (São Paulo), posted a 28% increase in third-quarter Ebitda compared with the corresponding quarter of last year, to 146 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Weaker-Brazilian-currency-boosts-Oxitenos-earnings-sales_56590.html
November 7, 2013
Braskem today reported a net profit of 394 million Brazilian reais ($172.2 million), compared with a loss of 124 million real in the year-ago quarter. Net revenue totaled 10.7 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Ebitda-rises-as-domestic-market-share-expands_56524.html
November 4, 2013
Kaneka (Osaka, Japan) says it has established Kaneka South America Representative Ltd. (KSA; São Paulo), a company that is focused on promoting sales of Kaneka products, market...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Kaneka-establishes-subsidiary-in-Brazil_56406.html
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