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May 18, 2012
Braskem (São Paulo) reported first quarter Ebitda of of R$787 million ($395 million), down 11% from the year-ago quarter, due to pricing pressures and increased raw material...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Earnings-Drop-Updates-Ethylene-XXI-Status_43569.html
May 14, 2012
Shell has dropped plans with Iogen for the construction of a commercial-scale biofuel plant at Manitoba, Canada. The scrap of the planned larger-scale cellulosic ethanol...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Shell-Drops-Plans-with-Iogen-for-Biofuel-Plant_43410.html
April 27, 2012
Solvay says that Rhodia, its subsidiary, has signed an agreement with the National Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory (CTBE; Campinas, Brazil), to develop chemical routes and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Rhodia-and-Brazilian-Research-Institute-Sign-Deal-to-Develop-Bio-Based-Chemistry-Based-on-Sugarcane_43058.html
April 26, 2012
Toyo Engineering and SOG Óleo e Gás (Rio de Janeiro), a leading Brazilian engineering company, have agreed to form a joint company to reinforce their operations in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Toyo-Engineering-Forms-Joint-Venture-in-Brazil_42954.html
April 23, 2012
Oxiteno (São Paulo) says it has completed its acquisition of Pasadena Property’s (Pasadena, TX) facilities for about $15 million, and will invest another $15 million to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Oxiteno-Completes-Acquisition-of-Pasadena-TX-Site_42894.html
April 18, 2012
Private equity firm Vision Capital (London) has acquired Vitopel (Buenos Aires), a leading producer of biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film with plants in Argentina and Brazil...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Vision-Capital-Buys-BOPP-Maker-Vitopel-ExxonMobil-May-Exit-the-Business_42715.html
April 16, 2012
State-controlled energy company Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) and mining company Vale (Rio de Janeiro) have agreed to study the joint development of projects in a range of sectors. They...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-and-Vale-to-Study-Joint-Potash-Fertilizer-Projects_42694.html
April 5, 2012
Solvay says it is developing, in partnership with Peróxidos do Brasil--a joint venture of Solvay and Produtos Quimicos Makay (Curitiba, Brazil)--a new concept of small...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Solvay-Codevelops-Small-Hydrogen-Peroxide-Units-for-on-Site-Production_42511.html
April 3, 2012
Algae oils firm Solazyme (San Francisco) and Bunge say they have signed a definitive agreement to form a tailored oils joint venture at Bunge's Moema, Brazil facility. The site will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Bunge-Solazyme-Form-Triglycerides-JV_42452.html
April 2, 2012
Braskem (São Paulo) says it has appointed Fernando Musa CEO of Braskem America (Philadelphia), replacing Luiz de Mendonca, who will take the job of CEO at ETH Bioenergia, an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Musa-to-Take-the-Helm-at-Braskem-America_42433.html
March 30, 2012
Braskem (São Paulo) says it has a signed a deal with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to supply three compressor trains for the planned 1.05 million m.t./year Ethylene XXI complex at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Mitsubishi-to-Supply-Compressor-Trains-for-Braskem-Idesa-Ethylene-XXI-Project_42403.html
March 21, 2012
DuPont says it has opened a new innovation center yesterday, at Paulinia, Brazil. The center provides an environment for collaboration with customers, government, academia and business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/DuPont-Opens-Innovation-Center-in-Brazil_42151.html
March 15, 2012
H.B. Fuller and Plexbond Quimica (Curitiba, Brazil) have agreed to a distribution agreement aimed at the flexible packaging market, the companies say. Financial terms of the deal have...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/H-B-Fuller-Signs-Packaging-Distribution-Agreement_42055.html
March 15, 2012
Braskem swung to a fourth-quarter net loss of R$201 million ($112 million), compared with profit of R$356 million ($198 million) in the year-ago period. The loss was due to declining...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Swings-to-Loss_42032.html
March 8, 2012
 Ecolab says it has acquired Econ Indústria e Comércio de Produtos de Higiene e Limpeza Ltda. (Econ Indústria; Sao Paulo, Brazil), a provider...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Ecolab-Expands-in-Brazil_41880.html
February 28, 2012
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany), a flavors and fragrances producer, says it has finalized the acquisition of the Brazilian activities of fragrance manufacturer Belmay (New York) and the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Symrise-Finalizes-Two-Acquisitions-and-a-Strategic-Partnership_41636.html
February 6, 2012
BASF has started up a 60,000 m.t./year sodium methylate plant at Guaratingueta, Brazil, the company says. BASF invested “low-double digit million euros” in the plant, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BASF-Starts-Up-Sodium-Methylate-Plant-in-Brazil_41037.html
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
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