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September 1, 2011
Univar says it has acquired Arinos Quimica Ltda. (Arinos; Osasco, Brazil), a leading domestic distributor of specialty and commodity chemicals. Financial terms were not disclosed. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Univar-Acquires-Brazilian-Distributor_37319.html
September 1, 2011
Univar says it has acquired Arinos Química (Osasco, Brazil), a specialty and commodity chemicals distributor, for an undisclosed sum. Arinos distributes about 1,600 products to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Univar-Acquires-Brazilian-Distributor_37315.html
August 30, 2011
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it has agreed to acquire Colauto Adesivos e Massas (São Paulo, Brazil), a manufacturer of adhesives and sealants, as well as acoustic damping and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Sika-to-Acquire-Adhesives-and-Sealants-Firm-in-Brazil_37253.html
August 29, 2011
Coca-Cola says it will pay a premium for biobased materials used in its PlantBottle beverage packaging, which contains about 30% of plant-derived materials. Coca-Cola has committed to use 100% plant-derived material for all its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) PlantBottle usage by 2020. That target shows how Coca-Cola and other large companies have the ability to use their market position to drive changes that go far beyond one company....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Coca-Colas-2020-Sustainability-Goals-Set-to-Transform-Supply-Chain_37248.html
August 29, 2011
Marcinowski: A fast-growing market. Fadigas: Benefits for the whole chain. BASF has confirmed plans announced earlier this year to invest in a world-scale acrylic acid, butyl acrylate...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BASF-to-Build-Acrylic-Acid-and-SAP-Complex-in-Brazil_37173.html
August 23, 2011
FMC says it agricultural products group has entered into two exclusive agreements covering global development and supply of Chr. Hansen biological products for agricultural and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/FMC-and-Chr-Hansen-Ink-Biocide-Deals_37078.html
August 19, 2011
BASF has confirmed plans to invest  in a world-scale acrylic acid, butyl acrylate and superabsorbent polymers (SAP) manufacturing complex in Brazil. The company has selected the Camaçari, Bahia, site for the investment. The complex, which will require an investment in excess of €500 million, will be the first acrylic acid and SAP manufacturing facilities in South America. It will be the largest investment in BASF’s century-long history in South America, the company says. Technical studies have looked into a plant with capacity for 160,000 m.t./year of acrylic acid, BASF says....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BASF-to-Build-Acrylic-Acid-and-SAP-Complex-at-Camaçari-Brazil_37016.html
August 8, 2011
Algae oils firm Solazyme (San Francisco) says it has signed a framework agreement with Bunge to form a triglycerides production joint venture in Brazil. The agreement, subject to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Solazyme-Bunge-Sign-Preliminary-Agreements-for-JV_36790.html
July 22, 2011
This Week on CW:   Ecolab announced plans to acquire Nalco in an $8.1 billion deal.   Second-quarter earnings came in strong: PPG's income rose 25%, Celanese's income was up...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-22_36378.html
July 22, 2011
Braskem will begin sourcing some of its naphtha from post-consumption recycled plastic for use at the company’s complex at Camaçari, in northern Brazil. Novaenergia...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-to-Begin-Sourcing-Naphtha-Made-from-Recycled-Plastic_36335.html
July 19, 2011
Dow Chemical and Mitsui & Co. say they have agreed to form a joint venture in Brazil for the production of ethanol and biobased polymers to supply the global high-performance flexible packaging, hygiene, and medical markets. Financial terms were not disclosed....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Dow-and-Mitsui-and-Co-to-Form-Ethanol-Based-Polymers-JV-in-Brazil_36241.html
July 13, 2011
White Martins, the Brazilian subsidiary of Praxair, says it has inked a 15-year nitrogen and oxygen supply agreement with Braskem. White Martins will build and operate a 200 tons/day...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Inks-Gases-Supply-Agreement-for-PVC-Plant_36124.html
June 29, 2011
BASF Crop Protection and Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (Embrapa; Brasilia), a leading Brazilian agricultural research institute, have signed an agreement to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BASF-and-Embrapa-Sign-Brazilian-Agchems-Cooperation_35838.html
June 20, 2011
The U.S. Senate has voted to repeal ethanol tax subsidies, reversing course on what has been a long-standing political imperative led by U.S. lawmakers representing farm states. A...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/U-S-Lawmakers-Vote-to-Repeal-Ethanol-Tax-Subsides_35604.html
June 6, 2011
Cargill says it has opened a food and beverage industry application center at Sao Paulo, Brazil. The R$20 million ($12.6 million) facility includes laboratories dedicated to flavors...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Cargill-Opens-Application-Lab-in-Brazil_35313.html
June 2, 2011
Shell and Cosan say they have launched their previously announced $12-billion ethanol and transportation fuel joint venture in Brazil, creating the country’s third-largest fuel company. The jv, named Raizen, will produce and sell over 2 billion liters of sugarcane-based ethanol and distribute over 20 billion liters of other industrial and transport fuels through Shell-branded stations annually. Raizen is also expected to export ethanol to key markets in coming years, Shell and Cosan say....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Shell-and-Cosan-Launch-Brazilian-Ethanol-Joint-Venture_35248.html
June 2, 2011
Braskem’s chlor-alkali unit at its Maceio facility at Alagoas, Brazil will remain shut following a chlorine leak and subsequent pipeline rupture on May 21 and May 23...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Chlor-Alkali-Unit-Remains-Offline-Following-Accident_35244.html
May 31, 2011
Invista says it will invest over $100 million to build a spandex fiber plant at its facility in Paulínia, Brazil. The plant is due onstream in late 2012. Capacity was not...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Invista-To-Build-Spandex-Fiber-Plant-in-Brazil_35121.html
May 24, 2011
 Sigma-Aldrich has acquired Vetec Quimica Fina (Xerem, Brazil) to broaden its distribution channel in  Latin America. Vetec provides technical qualification, purification...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Sigma-Aldrich-Buys-Latin-American-Specialty-Chemicals-Firm_35011.html
May 23, 2011
Braskem says it has opened a new office in Singapore, the company’s first office in Asia. The new office will enable Braskem to provide more personal services to its clients in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Opens-Office-in-Singapore_34979.html
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