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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
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
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