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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
November 3, 2011
Synthetic biology firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) posted a net loss of $44 million it its third fiscal quarter ended September, 30, compared with a loss of $62 million in the same...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Amyris-Narrows-Third-Quarter-Loss-Secures-Project-Funding-from-Brazil_38755.html
October 31, 2011
Emerging markets are experiencing a reversal of fortune as growth slows in developed regions and investors increasingly rely on areas with lower-cost raw materials and rapid population growth. Since 2008 some projects have been cancelled, revised, or scaled back, but plans for at least one world-scale cracker are advancing. In Brazil, the rush to invest in sugar-derived ethanol has continued unabated....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Latin-America-Profiting-from-the-Upturn_38666.html
October 26, 2011
EBX Group (Rio de Janeiro) and Orascom Construction Industries (OCI; Cairo) have announced plans to develop an integrated nitrogen-based fertilizer complex in Brazil. The complex would...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Orascom-Eyes-Nitrogen-Fertilizer-JV-in-Brazil_38576.html
October 20, 2011
Synthetic biology firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has signed an agreement with Brazilian ethanol producer ETH Bioenergia (São Paulo) to form a joint venture for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/ETH-Amyris-Plan-Renewable-Farnesene-Joint-Venture_38433.html
October 14, 2011
This Week on CW:   The French National Assembly has voted to ban bisephenol A (BPA) in food packaging by 2014. The French Senate has not taken up the bill, which would make France...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Oct-14_38357.html
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