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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
October 29, 2012
Air Liquide says it has licensed its technology to Petrobras for a previously announced gas-to-chemicals complex at Linhares in southeast Brazil. The company will use its own and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Air-Liquide-licenses-technology-to-Petrobras_47341.html
October 28, 2012
Petrobras has licensed the Chiyoda Acetica acetic acid technology for a previously announced gas-to-chemicals complex at Linhares in southeast Brazil. The technology was licensed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-to-use-Chiyodas-Acetica-acetic-acid-process-in-gas-to-chemicals-complex_47310.html
October 24, 2012
Brazil state oil firm Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) has awarded Eurotecnica High Pressure Melamine Technology (Milan) the contract for the 40,000-m.t./year melamine unit to be built at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Eurotecnica-awarded-contract-for-melamine-unit-at-Petrobras-complex_47187.html
October 24, 2012
Evonik Industries announced today that it is investing €200 million ($258.6 million) in the "attractive growth markets of Brazil and Argentina," with 3 new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Evonik-Industries-ups-investment-in-South-America-breaks-ground-on-oleochemicals-unit-in-Brazil_47180.html
October 17, 2012
Braskem is considering divesting its distribution unit quantiQ, which it acquired as part of its 2008 acquisition of Ipiranga Petroquímica, executives say. The distribution...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-seeks-buyer-for-distribution-unit-quantiQ_47033.html
October 3, 2012
Arkema says its Coatex subsidiary has completed the acquisition of an additives and emulsions production site at Araçariguama, near São Paulo, from Resicryl...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Arkema-completes-acquisition-of-production-site-in-Brazil_46657.html
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
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