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October 11, 2011
BASF has announced capacity for two new superabsorbent polymers (SAP) plants, one in Brazil and the other in China. Both plants will have a capacity of 60,000 m.t./year. The Brazil...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BASF-Announces-New-SAP-Capacity_38228.html
September 21, 2011
Lanxess plans to commercially produce ethylene-propylene-diene monomer (EPDM) from bio-based ethylene by the end of the year. Lanxess plans to use ethylene supplied derived purely from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Lanxess-to-Produce-Bio-Based-EPDM-By-Year-End_37710.html
September 19, 2011
Technip says that, within the framework of a cooperation partnership with Haldor Topsoe, it has been awarded a contract to provide basic and front-end engineering services for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Technip-Awarded-Contract-for-Fertilizer-Project-in-Brazil_37666.html
September 14, 2011
BP says it will increase its share in Brazilian biofuel company Tropical BioEnergia to 100% by acquiring the remaining 50% of the company from its current joint venture partners for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BP-Expands-Biofuel-Business-with-Two-Acquisitions_37599.html
September 6, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, Omnova lowered its full-year earnings outlook to 40-44 cts/share from 60 cts/share. The company attributed the move to "a deceleration in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Aug-29-Sept-2_37412.html
September 1, 2011
Eastman Chemical says it has acquired Scandiflex do Brasil S.A. Indústrias Químicas (São Paulo), a Brazilian manufacturer of non-phthalate plasticizers. Financial...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Eastman-Announces-Third-Plasticizer-Acquisition_37336.html
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
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