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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
January 24, 2012
Sensient Technologies (Milwaukee) has opened a colors and fragrance facility at Jundaí, Brazil. The site includes a state-of-the-art factory, an application technolgoy...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Sensient-Opens-Colors-and-Flavors-Facility-in-Brazil_40735.html
January 9, 2012
Industry executives are closely monitoring Latin America in early 2012 for indications of how well the region withstands external pressures, including problems in the eurozone...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Latin-America-Withstanding-External-Pressures_40257.html
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
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