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February 2, 2012
BASF says the value of its crop protection pipeline increased by €400 million ($525.8 million)  to €2.8 billion, driven mainly by the company’s star fungicide F...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BASFs-Crop-Protection-Pipeline-Value-Jumps-to-&euro2-8-Billion_40887.html
February 1, 2012
AkzoNobel says its Eka Chemicals subsidiary plans to invest €80 million ($105 million) in the construction of a new pulp "chemical island" facility in Brazil. Eka...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/AkzoNobel-Invests-in-Plant-to-Supply-New-Pulp-Mill-in-Brazil_40953.html
January 25, 2012
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff will appoint Maria das Graças Silva Foster to replace Petrobras chief executive José Sergio Gabrielli, effective February 9. Foster...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-President-Names-New-Petrobras-Chief-Executive_40770.html
January 24, 2012
Sensient Technologies (Milwaukee) has opened a colors and fragrance facility at Jundaí, Brazil. The site includes a state-of-the-art factory, an application technolgoy...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Sensient-Opens-Colors-and-Flavors-Facility-in-Brazil_40735.html
January 9, 2012
Industry executives are closely monitoring Latin America in early 2012 for indications of how well the region withstands external pressures, including problems in the eurozone...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Latin-America-Withstanding-External-Pressures_40257.html
January 5, 2012
Evonik Industries says it is going ahead with the planning phase for a new production facility for a wide range of ingredients for cosmetics and consumer goods at Americana in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Evonik-Industries-Plans-Cosmetics-Ingredients-Plant-in-Brazil_39939.html
December 27, 2011
Petrobras says it has purchased an 80% stake in Companhia de Desenvolvimento de Plantas Utilidades (CPDU) for R$20 million ($10.8 million). CPDU will provide steam power, water and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-Buys-Comperj-Utilities-Firm-for-$10-8-Million_40031.html
December 13, 2011
Yara International (Oslo) and Moroccan phosphate provider OCP (Casablanca, Moroccos) say they will establish a 50-50 fertilizer joint venture in Brazil and will enter into a phosphate...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Yara-and-OCP-Form-Fertilizer-JV-in-Brazil_39731.html
December 7, 2011
The board of directors at mining giant Vale (Rio de Janeiro) has approved 2012 investments of $21.4 billion, including $1.08 billion in 2012 for the 4.3 million m.t./year Rio Colorado...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Vale-Plans-$6-Billion-Potash-Project-for-Argentina_39564.html
November 28, 2011
Braskem and PetroPeru (Lima) on Thursday signed a letter of intent (LOI) to carry out a feasibility study into a previously announced petrochemical complex planned as a joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-and-PetroPeru-Sign-LOI-to-Progress-Petchems-Project-in-Peru_39348.html
November 28, 2011
W.R. Grace says it has completed an expansion of silica gels production capacity at its Sorocaba, Brazil manufacturing facility. The additional capacity will help Grace meet growing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Grace-Adds-Silica-Gel-Capacity-in-Latin-America_39362.html
November 23, 2011
DSM Nutritional Products says it opened two premix plants at Tocancipá, Colombia; and at Amaguaña, Ecuador, last week. “The quality of premix for the feed sector is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/DSM-Opens-Premix-Plants-in-Colombia-and-Ecuador_39259.html
November 22, 2011
Novozymes says later today that it will open new R&D laboratories and customer solutions facilities for biofuel enzymes at its site in Araucária, Brazil. The facility has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Novozymes-Opens-Enzymes-R-and-D-Lab-in-Brazil_39236.html
November 17, 2011
Cirihal: Cost and environmental benefits. Dow Chemical’s recently announced joint venture with Mitsui & Co. (Tokyo) to revive Dow’s plans for a world-scale biopolymers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Dow-Stakes-Claim-on-Brazil-Biopolymers_38667.html
November 11, 2011
Final financing packages for Mexico's Ethylene XXI have been submitted and approvals are expected to be complete by early next year, says José Luis Uriegas, president and CEO of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Ethylene-XXI-Financing-Approvals-Expected-by-Early-2012_39004.html
November 11, 2011
The rise in value of the Brazilian real is hurting competitiveness, including the Brazilian chemical sector which has the nation’s largest commodity deficit, an estimated $25...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Strong-Currency-Challenges-Brazilian-Chemical-Producers_38919.html
November 10, 2011
Leading Chemical makers continue to save costs through resource-efficiency programs, but they are also focusing increasingly on the development of sustainability-advantaged products. A new trend is also emerging, in which companies and their industry customers are not just targeting lower emissions but zero emissions....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Firms-Shift-Sustainability-Efforts-Toward-Profit-Optimization_38958.html
November 9, 2011
Dow Chemical and Mitsui & Co. have secured all necessary governmental regulatory approvals and completed the formation of the previously announced 50-50 joint venture in Brazil for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Dow-and-Mitsui-and-Co-Complete-Formation-of-JV-in-Brazil_38937.html
November 7, 2011
Braskem officials say their Latin America plans remain focused on its 65-35 jv with Grupo Idesa (Mexico City), which is advancing development of its 1-million m.t./year complex at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Ethylene-XXI-Project-Leads-Braskems-Plans-for-Latin-America-Growth_38892.html
November 7, 2011
Brazil´s plastics converters are working to resolve several challenges in an attempt to take advantage of the country´s enormous growth potential, says Jose Ricardo Roriz...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Sector-Fragmentation-High-Costs-Challenge-Brazilian-Resin-Converters_38893.html
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