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October 2, 2013
Sales of petrochemical products in Brazil between January and August 2013 were up 2.16% year-on-year (YOY), according to Abiquim (São Paulo), the country's chemical industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-petchem-production-continues-to-grow-but-at-a-slower-rate_55577.html
October 2, 2013
Brazil had a $1.65-billion trade deficit in plastic products during the eight months ended August 2013, according to the latest figures released by Abiplast (São Paulo), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-plastics-trade-deficit-was-$1-65-billion-in-January-August_55579.html
October 2, 2013
Petrobras's (Rio de Janeiro) shareholders have approved the sale of Innova (Triunfo, Brazil) to plastic packaging and styrene producer Videolar (São Paulo) in a deal valued at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobrass-shareholders-approve-divestment-of-Innova_55583.html
September 19, 2013
Braskem has launched a plan to strengthen the plastics converting sector in Brazil, the company has announced. Braskem will provide a series of initiatives under the Plastic Chain...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-launches-plan-to-strengthen-Brazils-plastics-converting-sector_55258.html
September 19, 2013
Novozymes says it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Brazil’s largest sugarcane crusher, Raízen Energia (São Paulo). Raízen is the world’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Novozymes-and-Raizen-to-collaborate-on-cellulosic-ethanol_55250.html
September 18, 2013
Brazil has imposed provisional antidumping duties on nylon imports originating in China, Thailand, and Taiwan, says Camex (Brasilia), Brazil's chamber of foreign trade. The antidumping...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-imposes-antidumping-duties-on-nylon-imports-from-three-Asian-countries_55230.html
September 18, 2013
Evofuel (Rehovot, Israel) has completed three years of successful field trials in Brazil for the development of castor beans as an alternative feedstock for production of biodiesel and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Israeli-firm-completes-trial-of-castor-beans-in-Brazil-for-biofuel-production_55235.html
September 6, 2013
 Klöckner Pentaplast Group (Heiligenroth, Germany), a manufacturer of rigid plastic films, says it is adding to its production capacity in Asia, the Americas, and Europe. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Klockner-Pentaplast-outlines-worldwide-capacity-expansion_55006.html
September 5, 2013
Braskem is participating in the bidding process to acquire Indupa (Buenos Aires), Solvay's South American polyvinyl chloride (PVC) business, which is up for sale, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-confirms-participation-in-bidding-for-Solvays-Indupa-PVC-business_54946.html
September 5, 2013
IMCD Group (Rotterdam) has acquired a majority interest in Makeni Chemicals (São Paulo), a specialty chemical distributor in Brazil, IMCD has announced. Financial details...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/IMCD-acquires-majority-stake-in-Brazil-specialty-chemical-distributor_54944.html
August 30, 2013
Petrochemical sales volume in Brazil was up 2.46% year-on-year (YOY) in June and July, according to Abiquim (São Paulo), the country's chemical industry association. Domestic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-domestic-petchem-sales-up-2-46-percent-in-June-July_54839.html
August 27, 2013
Jacobs Engineering announced today that it was awarded a contract by CMPC Group’s Celulose Riograndense for the design and supply of an integrated chlorine dioxide plant for its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Jacobs-awarded-contract-to-build-a-chlorine-dioxide-plant-in-Brazil_54763.html
August 23, 2013
Petrobras has started production of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) at its Pernambuco, Brazil, complex, the company announced. The plant is Brazil's only operating PTA facility. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-starts-production-of-PTA-at-Pernambuco-complex_54692.html
August 23, 2013
Verde Potash (Toronto) has laid out a new strategy for its Cerrado Verde Potash project in western Minas Gerais state, Brazil, the company has announced. The new strategy will reduce...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Verde-Potash-lays-out-new-strategy-for-potash-project-in-Brazil_54693.html
August 21, 2013
GranBio (São Paulo), a Brazilian biotech company, and Rhodia, a Solvay Group company, have signed an agreement to create a partnership to produce bio n-butanol, the companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/GranBio-and-Rhodia-plan-worlds-first-biomass-based-n-butanol-plant_54426.html
August 20, 2013
Belaruskali (Soligorsk, Belarus) will continue marketing its products via Belarusian Potash Co. (BPC; Minsk), the companies say in a joint statement. BPC retains its status as...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Belaruskali-to-continue-selling-potash-through-BPC-eyes-Brazil-for-future-growth_54578.html
August 18, 2013
Petrobras says that its board of directors on Friday approved plans to sell $2.1 billion worth of assets, including upstream and downstream operations. The company is selling...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-sells-$2-1-billion-worth-of-assets-including-Innova_54546.html
August 14, 2013
Brazil's securities commission, CVM (Rio de Janeiro), has requested Braskem and energy company Petrobras to provide an explanation of the adoption of hedge accounting in the companies'...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Reports-Brazils-regulator-seeks-explanation-from-Braskem-Petrobras-of-hedge-accounting-in-second-quarter_54480.html
August 14, 2013
Toyobo do Brasil, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyobo (Osaka), has decided to build an engineering plastics production plant at the company's Americana, Brazil site, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Toyobo-to-build-engineering-plastics-plant-in-Brazil_54476.html
August 9, 2013
Fertilizantes Heringer (Paulínia, Brazil) reported a net loss of 63.9 million Reais ($27.7 million) during the second quarter of 2013, 27.6% bigger than the loss reported in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Fertilizantes-Heringers-net-loss-widens-in-the-second-quarter_54398.html
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