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September 27, 2012
Coca-Cola says it has partnered with JBF Industries (Mumbai) to expand production of biobased ethylene glycol (EG) for its partially biobased polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Coca-Cola-JBF-Industries-Plan-Renewable-Glycols-Unit-in-Brazil_46553.html
September 18, 2012
Air Liquide says it will invest $90 million to develop separate projects with Femsa (Monterrey, Mexico), a leading Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America, and Suzano Papel e Celulose...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Air-Liquide-Expands-Brazilian-Presence-with-New-Supply-Contracts_46337.html
September 14, 2012
This Week on CW:   This Brazilian government has increased tariffs for 100 products, including various forms of polyethylene and polycarbonate to support domestic chemical makers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Sept-14_46296.html
September 14, 2012
The Brazilian government has temporarily increased tariffs for 100 products including high-density polyethylene (PE), low-density PE, linear low-density PE, polycarbonate, ethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-Increases-Import-Tariffs-for-100-Products_46286.html
September 5, 2012
Perstorp says it has signed a new distribution agreement with Alcouro Comercial de Couros in Brazil. Alcouro is responsible for distributing Perstorp’s products for the tanning...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Perstorp-Signs-Distribution-Deal-in-Brazil_46051.html
August 28, 2012
Foster Wheeler says a subsidiary of its global engineering and construction sector has been awarded a contract by Petrobras for a grassroots gas-to-chemicals complex at Linhares...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Foster-Wheeler-Awarded-Gas-to-Chemical-Construction-Contract-by-Petrobras_45815.html
August 20, 2012
Brazilian mining giant Vale (Rio de Janeiro) says it will delay plans for a $3-billion potash project that was planned for Saskatchewan, Canada, according to local press reports. Vale...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Vale-Postpones-$3-Billion-Potash-Project-Planned-for-Saskatchewan_45730.html
August 20, 2012
Braskem (São Paulo) says it opened its previously announced new 200,000-m.t./year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Marechal Deodoro in the state of Alagoas, Brazil, on August...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Opens-PVC-Plant-in-Brazil_45725.html
August 14, 2012
Braskem reported a net loss of R$1.03 billion ($510 million) in the second quarter 2012, compared with a gain of R$420 million in the year-ago quarter, due to continued weakness in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Swings-to-Loss-on-Local-Currency-Depreciation_45606.html
August 8, 2012
DSM says it has agreed to acquire animal nutrition company Tortuga Companhia Zootécnica Agrária (São Paulo) for a total enterprise value of about €465 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/DSM-to-Buy-Animal-Nutrition-Leader-in-Brazil-for-&euro465-Million_45500.html
August 1, 2012
Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA) says it has signed an agreement with Solvay’s Rhodia business to build a demonstration-scale production facility for biobased n-butanol in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Rhodia-and-Cobalt-Plan-Biobased-Butanol-Plant_45325.html
July 25, 2012
Praxair reported second-quarter net income of $429 million, up 1% from the year-ago quarter. Reported earnings of $1.42/share were 3% above the prior-year quarter and matched the midpoint of analyst estimates as reported by Thomson Reuters (New York).  Praxair cut its full-year earnings forecast by about 3%, citing the impact of a stronger dollar and weaker economies in Europe and South America....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Praxair-Earnings-Up-1-percent-Second-Half-Earnings-Forecast-Cut_45179.html
July 23, 2012
Fluor Daniel says it has formed a new joint venture (jv), CFPS Engenharia e Projetos, with São Paulo-based Construcap to pursue engineering, procurement, and construction...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Fluor-Forms-Engineering-JV-in-Brazil_45110.html
July 17, 2012
DSM’s pharmaceutical division has signed its first contract manufacturing agreement in South America, the company says. Under the agreement, DSM with work with Recepta Bioopharma...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/DSM-Signs-Contract-Manufacturing-Deal-in-Brazil_44939.html
July 16, 2012
Arkema’s Coatex subsidiary is buying an additives and emulsions production site at Araçariguama, near São Paulo, Brazil, from Resicryl (São Paulo). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Arkema-to-Buy-Production-Site-in-Brazil_44895.html
July 11, 2012
Bostik, Total’s adhesives and sealants subsidiary, has acquired Usina Fortaleza (São Roque, Brazil), a Brazilian tiling adhesives maker. Usina Fortaleza’s products...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Total-Subsidiary-Acquires-Brazilian-Tile-Adhesives-Firm_44828.html
July 9, 2012
Myers Industries (Akron, OH) has completed its acquisition of Plasticos Novel S.A. (Lauro de Freitas, Brazil) for $27.5 million. Novel is a designer and manufacturer of reusable...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Myers-Completes-Acquisition-of-Brazilian-Plastics-Manufacturer_44760.html
July 9, 2012
W.R. Grace has closed on the acquisition of RheoSet, a maker of concrete admixtures. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.   RheoSet makes concrete admixtures designed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Grace-Buys-Brazilian-Concrete-Admixture-Firm_44761.html
July 6, 2012
This Week on CW:   Linde has acquired Lincare Holdings, a U.S. based homecare health company, for $4.6 billion, or $41.50/share. Lincare had $1.84 billion in revenue during 2011...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-6_44749.html
July 6, 2012
Dow AgroSciences has announced a deal with The Royal Barenbrug Group to develop and commercialize advanced germplasm in forage seeds. The companies, under terms of the agreement, will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Dow-in-Deal-to-Develop-Forage-Germplasm_44718.html
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