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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
July 5, 2012
Elementis (London) today announced that it has agreed, through its wholly owned subsidiary Elementis Holdings Ltd., to purchase Watercryl Quimica (Watercryl), a Brazilian coatings...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Elementis-to-Buy-Brazilian-Coating-Additives-Firm_44476.html
July 2, 2012
W. R. Grace says it has signed a multi-year agreement with Braskem (São Paulo) to develop process technologies and catalyst solutions to produce green chemicals. The agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Grace-and-Braskem-Sign-Catalyst-Agreement-to-Produce-Green-Chemicals_44589.html
July 2, 2012
Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) says plans for the Complejo Petroquimica Rio de Janeiro (Comperj) petrochemical complex near Rio de Janeiro have been...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-Delays-Rio-de-Janeiro-Petrochemical-Project_44593.html
June 29, 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-AgroSciences-in-Deal-to-Develop-Germplasm-in-Forage-Seeds_44560.html
June 26, 2012
Solazyme (San Francisco) and Bunge say they have broken ground on a previously announced 100,000 m.t./year renewable oil production facility adjacent to Bunge’s Moema sugarcane...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Bunge-Solazyme-Break-Ground-on-Renewable-Oil-Facility_44480.html
June 20, 2012
Evonik Industries says it plans to build a new facility for the biotechnology production of feed amino acid L-lysine in the growth market of South America. L-lysine is an amino acid...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Evonik-Builds-L-Lysine-Capacity-in-Brazil_44245.html
June 20, 2012
RPM says it has acquired Brazilian building materials and construction product manufacturer Viapol (Caçapava, Brazil ) for an undisclosed sum. Viapol has annual...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/RPM-Acquires-Brazilian-Construction-Product-Manufacturer-Viapol_44310.html
June 20, 2012
Braskem has started-up its 100,000-m.t./year butadiene expansion at its Triunfo petrochemical complex in Brazil. The company announced last year that it would spend about R300 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Starts-Up-Butadiene-Expansion-at-Triunfo_44328.html
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