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January 11, 2013
Methanex says it expects to idle its Chile operation located at Cabo Negro, in March 2013 because of anticipated insufficient natural gas supply. Methanex is currently operating one...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Methanex-to-temporarily-shut-operations-in-Chile_48913.html
January 9, 2013
Praxair’s Brazilian subsidiary White Martins has started up a new air separation plant at Alagoas, Brazil. Praxair will supply nitrogen and oxygen to Braskem as a part of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Praxair-starts-up-ASU-for-Braskems-PVC-unit-in-Brazil_48854.html
January 4, 2013
Braskem has sold a water treatment affiliate and a majority stake in a waste treatment firm to Odebrecht Environmental (São Paulo) for a combined R652 million ($318 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-sells-water-waste-treatment-assets-for-$318-million_48729.html
January 3, 2013
Dow Chemical tells CW in a statement that it is postponing the second phase of its Santa Vitória, Brazil, biobased polyethylene (PE) project with Mitsui & Co. Dow and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Dow-postpones-green-PE-project-in-Brazil_48690.html
December 21, 2012
The Ultrapar Group, parent company of Oxiteno (São Paulo), has announced it plans invest a total of 1.44 billion reais ($676 million) in 2013. The Ultrapar group also...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Oxitenos-2013-investments-focus-on-US-Mexico_48604.html
December 20, 2012
Braskem Idesa (Mexico City), a joint venture of Brazil’s Braskem, and Mexico’s Grupo Idesa, say they have received final approval for a total of $3.2 billion in financing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Idesa-finalizes-$3-2-billion-in-financing-for-Ethylene-XXI_48522.html
December 19, 2012
Four companies are in competition to acquire Innova, the Brazilian styrenics firm owned by Petrobras, according to Valor Económico, a leading financial newspaper in Brazil...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Report-Firms-compete-to-acquire-Petrobras-styrenics-unit_48500.html
December 19, 2012
Brazil state oil company Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) says it has entered into an agreement with mining company Vale (Rio de Janeiro) to acquire Araucária Nitrogenados, in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-to-acquire-Vales-Araucaria-Nitrogenados-for-$234-million_48497.html
December 19, 2012
Yara International (Oslo) said today that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Bunge's fertilizer retail business in Brazil, significantly strengthening Yara's fertilizer...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Yara-to-acquire-Bunges-fertilizer-business-in-Brazil-for-$750-million_48206.html
December 14, 2012
MeadWestvaco Corp.’s subsidiary MWV Specialty Chemicals says it has completed the purchase of Brazilian-based Resitec Industria Quimica, a producer of products for the rubber...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/MeadWestvaco-acquires-Brazilian-pine-chemicals-company_48359.html
December 13, 2012
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it has agreed to acquire Inatec (Asunción, Paraguay), the market leader in Paraguay in the area of construction chemicals. Financial details of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Sika-acquires-construction-chemicals-firm-in-Paraguay_48321.html
December 4, 2012
Imerys has announced a price increase for kaolin, effective 1 January. Kaolin is produced in the United States and Brazil, including calcined kaolin products, will increase by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Imerys-increases-kaolin-prices_48138.html
November 27, 2012
Ceres (Thousand Oaks, CA) says its Brazilian subsidiary, Ceres Sementes do Brasil, has signed a market development agreement with Syngenta to provide sweet sorghum as a source of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Syngenta-and-Ceres-collaborate-on-sweet-sorghum-development-in-Brazil_47937.html
November 20, 2012
Mexico's state oil company Pemex (Mexico City) says it has restarted its ammonia unit at Ciudad Camargo, Chihuahua state. The plant has been offline since 2002 and was restarted with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Pemex-restarts-Camargo-ammonia-unit_47873.html
November 19, 2012
Perstorp says it has signed a new and extended distribution agreement with Grupo M.Cassab (São Paulo). Besides its role as the distributor for Perstorp’s range of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Perstorp-signs-distribution-deal-in-Brazil_47818.html
November 15, 2012
Renewable oils firm Solazyme and agribusiness giant Bunge have signed a framework agreement to expand the global production capability of their tailored oils joint venture from the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Solazyme-and-Bunge-to-triple-size-of-renewable-oils-joint-venture_47723.html
November 14, 2012
Competitive raw materials stemming from shale gas development in the US have caused investors to reconsider the timing for planned world-scale projects in Latin America, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/APLA-2012-Shale-gas-alters-Latin-Americas-prospects_47655.html
November 13, 2012
Latin America is well positioned to take advantage of the demand growth stemming from rapidly growing middle classes in countries such as China and Brazil, but governments and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/APLA-2012-Latin-American-growth-set-to-outpace-developed-world_47637.html
November 13, 2012
The high cost of production in Brazil, due in part to expensive raw materials, energy, and high taxes, has been a central concern for domestic producers, according to speakers and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-takes-steps-to-alleviate-high-cost-of-production_47652.html
November 8, 2012
MWV Specialty Chemicals, the pine chemicals unit of MeadWestvaco,  has agreed to acquire full ownership of Brazilian oleochemicals JV Resitec from partner AECI....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/MeadWestvaco-to-buy-full-ownership-of-Resitec_47540.html
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