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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
May 12, 2011
Marubeni (Tokyo) says it has entered into a long-term purchase agreement with Braskem for butadiene. This long-term contract is valued at about $550 million, Marubeni says. Braskem is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Marubeni-and-Braskem-Sign-Deal-for-Butadiene_34787.html
May 12, 2011
The Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) agreement, outlined by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD; Paris), ensures that the results of non-clinical safety tests done on chemicals and chemical products, such as industrial chemicals and pesticides, do not have to be generated for  second time, OECD says....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-Joins-OECD-Chemical-Data-Program_34798.html
April 12, 2011
Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff has instructed state oil company Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) to help stabilize ethanol prices by raising production, a two year project that will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-Steps-Up-Ethanol-Production-to-Stem-Soaring-Prices_34067.html
April 8, 2011
This Week on CW: Solvay is acquiring Rhodia for $4.8 billion, ending months of speculation over what the Belgian company will do with its pile of cash. At GPCA Plastics Forum in Dubai...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-April-8_34036.html
April 8, 2011
Braskem says it has begun construction of a new polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Marechal Deodoro in the state of Alagoas, Brazil. The plant will involve an investment of R$1 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Invests-$633-Million-to-Build-PVC-Plant-in-Brazil_34012.html
April 1, 2011
Braskem-Idesa, a joint venture between Braskem and Idesa (Mexico City), has awarded a contract  to Technip to build its world scale ethylene plant in Mexico. The project, dubbed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Idesa-Awards-Mexican-Ethylene-Plant-Contract-to-Technip_33862.html
March 22, 2011
Synthetic biology firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has entered into a deal with Paraíso Bioenergia S.A., a sugar and ethanol firm based in  São Paulo, Brazil, to construct a farnesene fermentation and separation unit unit at  Paraíso’s São Paulo site....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Amyris-Signs-Fifth-Manufacturing-Deal_33626.html
March 17, 2011
Braskem reported fourth-quarter 2010 net income of R$356 million ($213.4 million), compared with a loss of R$1.4 billion in the same period of 2009. Fourth-quarter Ebitda rose 37%, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Higher-Selling-Prices-Boost-Braskems-Profits_33507.html
March 16, 2011
Dow AgroSciences says it has received approval from Brazilian regulators for planting of the company’s Powercore genetically modified corn. The technology is the first five-gene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/CTNBio-Clears-Dow-Stacked-Trait-Seed_33486.html
March 16, 2011
Cabot says it plants to spend more than $180 million through 2013 to expand carbon black production capacity at plants in China, Indonesia, Brazil and Argentina, as well as adding...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Cabot-to-Boost-Global-Carbon-Black-Capacity-by-15-percent_33467.html
March 11, 2011
BP has agreed to pay $680 million to acquire 83%  of the shares of Companhia Nacional de Açúcar e Álcool (CNAA; Sao Paulo) from Açúcar e...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BP-Buys-Brazilian-Ethanol-and-Sugar-Producer-Expands-Biofuels-Business_33370.html
March 10, 2011
BASF says it is exploring opportunities in Brazil to build an acrylic acid, butyl acrylate and superabsorbent polymers manufacturing complex. The company has signed a memorandum of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BASF-Plans-Acrylic-Acid-Butyl-Acrylate-and-Superabsorbents-Complex-in-Brazil_33344.html
March 7, 2011
United Phosphorus Ltd. (UPL; Mumbai) informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (Mumbai) that it has entered into an agreement with Isagro (Milan) to acquire its 50% stake in Sipcam Isagro...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/United-Phosphorus-to-Acquire-50-percent-Stake-in-Sipcam-Isagro-Brasil_33230.html
March 1, 2011
Braskem says it has named Luiz de Mendonca CEO of Braskem America (Philadelphia). He succeeds Carlos Fadigas who late last year was named Braskem’s CEO. Mendonca served as CEO of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Mendonca-Named-CEO-of-Braskem-America_33151.html
February 23, 2011
Valspar says it has acquired Isocoat Tintas e Vernizes, an Araçariguama, Brazil-based producer of powder coatings. Financial terms were not disclosed.  “Isocoat...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Valspar-Acquires-Brazilian-Powder-Coatings-Firm_32986.html
February 23, 2011
The seeds include genes conferring both insect resistance to caterpillars and tolerance of Bayer CropScience’s glufosinate-ammonium herbicides....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/CNTBio-Approves-Bayer-CropScience-Cotton_32963.html
February 11, 2011
Sumitomo Chemical says it will create a business unit named Sumitomo Chemical Latin America (SCLA) to focus on providing crop protection solutions in the Latin American agricultural...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Sumitomo-Creates-New-Business-Unit-Focused-on-Latin-American-Markets_32798.html
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