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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
August 9, 2013
Yara International (Oslo) says it has closed the previously announced acquisition of Bunge's fertilizer business in Brazil, for $750 million, marking a major step forward for its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Yara-completes-acquisition-of-Bunges-fertilizer-business-in-Brazil_54393.html
August 8, 2013
Braskem reported a 12% increase in second-quarter 2013 Ebitda, to 1.05 billion Reais ($506 million). Net income and sales figures were not available at press time. The Ebitda increase...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskems-Ebitda-grows-12-percent-during-the-second-quarter_54332.html
August 7, 2013
Braskem Idesa, the joint venture building a petrochemical complex at Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, says it has received $1.5 billion in project financing, the first installment of the project...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Idesa-receives-first-tranche-of-financing-for-Mexican-petchems-project_54276.html
August 1, 2013
BASF today announced plans to expand its capacity for waterborne coatings at the Demarchi coatings site in São Paulo State. The €2-million ($2.6 million) investment will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BASF-hikes-capacity-for-waterborne-coatings-in-Brazil_54152.html
July 26, 2013
Bunge's (White Plains, NY) previously announced sale of its Brazil-based fertilizer business to Yara International (Oslo) remains on track and is expected to be finalized during the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Sale-of-Bunges-Brazil-fertilizer-assets-expected-to-close-in-third-quarter_53963.html
July 19, 2013
Brazil has decided to impose provisional, four-month antidumping duties on imports of ethanolamine and triethanolamine originating from the United States and Germany...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-sets-provisional-antidumping-duties-on-ethanolamine-and-triethanolamine-imports-from-US-Germany_53771.html
July 17, 2013
Momentive Performance Materials has selected De Sangosse Agroquimica (Pont du Casse, France) as a distributor for its adjuvants in Brazil's south region, effective 1 July. The move...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Momentive-selects-De-Sangosse-as-distributor-for-adjuvants-in-Brazil_53699.html
July 12, 2013
Brazil's chemical trade deficit reached $14.9 billion during the first half of 2013, according to Abiquim (São Paulo), the country's chemical industry association. Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-chemical-trade-deficit-reaches-$14-9-billion-in-first-half-of-2013-hits-new-high-in-12-months-to-June_53592.html
July 8, 2013
Braskem says it has entered into a partnership with the University of São Paulo's Center for Innovation in Logistics Systems Engineering, within the university's polytechnic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-enters-into-research-partnership-with-University-of-Sao-Paulo_53415.html
July 3, 2013
Brazil produced more than 1.15 billion liters of biodiesel in the 5 months to May 2013, according to figures released yesterday by Abiove (São Paolo), the country's association...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-biodiesel-output-up-41-percent-in-April_53359.html
July 3, 2013
Stolt-Nielsen today reported unaudited results for the second quarter ended 31 May 2013.  Net profit attributable to shareholders in the second quarter was $25.7 million, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Stolt-Nielsen-reports-higher-second-quarter-earnings-delay-in-Brazil-impacts-result_53353.html
July 1, 2013
BASF has appointed Ralph Schweens president/South America based at São Paulo, Brazil, effective 1 October 2013. Schweens, currently managing director of BASF Mexicana (Mexico...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BASF-appoints-Ralph-Schweens-as-presidentSouth-America_53270.html
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