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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
June 18, 2012
Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras (São Paulo) has released its 2012-2016 business plan, targeting capital investments of $236.5 billion for the next five years, up 5.3%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-Plans-$5-Billion-Investment-in-Petrochemicals-through-2016_44255.html
June 6, 2012
Braskem (São Paulo) says it has signed a contract with Tecnaro (Ilsfeld, Germany), for a new line of green polyethylene (PE) applications. Tecnaro is a company that works with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Signs-Deal-with-Tecnaro-for-Green-Plastic_43992.html
May 30, 2012
Braskem (São Paulo) says it has signed an agreement with Plantic Technologies (Altona, Australia) for the use of green plastic in packaging in the ‘eco Plastic’...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-and-Australian-Firm-Form-Partnership-to-Develop-High-Barrier-Packaging-Using-Green-Plastic_43572.html
May 30, 2012
Perstorp says it has signed a new distribution agreement with Oxiquim Quimica (São Paulo). Oxiquim Quimica will be responsible for distributing Perstorp’s products for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Perstorp-Signs-Distribution-Deal-in-Brazil_43801.html
May 29, 2012
Brazil's Ultrapar Participacoes, through its Oxiteno unit, has agreed to buy American Chemical ICSA, a Montevideo-based specialty chemicals company, for $79 million, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Ultrapar-to-Acquire-American-Chemical-ICSA_43764.html
May 23, 2012
Novozymes says it has been chosen to supply enzymes to Brazil's first cellulosic ethanol facility. The 22 million gals/year plant, announced earlier today by GraalBio and Chemtex, is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Novozymes-Selected-for-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Project-Considering-Brazilian-Enzyme-Manufacturing-Plant_43710.html
May 23, 2012
Brazilian biofuels and biochemicals company GraalBio Investimentos S.A. says it has licensed Chemtex’s Proesa cellulosic ethanol process technology for a previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/GraalBio-Chemtex-Announce-Plans-for-Brazilian-Cellulosic-Biofuel-Plant_43689.html
May 21, 2012
Braskem (São Paulo) and Grupo Idesa (Mexico City) say they have received final approval for $300 million in financing from the International Finance Corporation (Washington)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Ethylene-XXI-Receives-Financing-Environmental-Approvals_43631.html
May 18, 2012
Brazil is an important high-growth market for AkzoNobel’s paints and coatings businesses, but there are many obstacles—including talent management—that are not always...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/AkzoNobel-Details-Challenges-Benefits-of-Business-in-Brazil_43555.html
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
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