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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
January 31, 2011
Aditya Birla Group (Mumbai) says it has signed a definitive agreement to buy Columbian Chemicals Co. (Marietta, GA)  from One Equity Partners, the merchant banking arm of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Aditya-Birla-Buys-Columbian-Chemicals-for-$875-million_32537.html
January 24, 2011
AkzoNobel says its Eka Chemicals subsidiary will spend close to €90 million ($122.2 million) on a new world scale sodium chlorate facility in Brazil, which will supply the world's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/AkzoNobel-Makes-its-Biggest-Ever-Investment-in-Latin-America_32347.html
January 19, 2011
Rhein Chemie, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lanxess, has acquired Darmex (Buenos Aires), a privately owned producer of release agents and curing bladders for the tire industry. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Lanxess-Buys-Rubber-Chemicals-Company-in-Argentina_32096.html
January 3, 2011
PolyOne says it has acquired Uniplen Industria de Polimeros (Uniplen), a Sao Paulo, Brazil-based producer of engineered materials and thermoplastics distributor for $21 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/PolyOne-Buys-Brazilian-Thermoplastics-Firm_31881.html
December 23, 2010
Amyris and Grupo São Martinho say they have awarded CNEC WorleyParsons the contract to build a previously announced renewable chemicals plant at São Paolo, Brazil....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Amyris-Advances-Farnesene-Platform_31780.html
December 16, 2010
The jv will use sugarcane as feedstock and Amyris' yeast platform to produce farnesene, which will then be converted to high-end base oils....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Amyris-Cosan-Form-Base-Oils-JV_31617.html
December 8, 2010
“Brazil has been an outstanding market for Corn Products historically, and we believe that it will continue to provide superior growth and returns in the future," says Ilene Gordon, chairman, president and CEO of Corn Products International....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Corn-Products-to-Expand-Ingredients-Business-in-Brazil_31422.html
November 30, 2010
Bluestar says the investment will enable it to meet double-digit annual demand growth for silicone fluids in the Brazilian market....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Bluestar-Silicones-Adds-Capacity-in-Brazil_31304.html
November 30, 2010
Clariant says its Clariant Oil Services (Houston) business unit has won a pre-salt chemical contract, worth SF1.5 million/year ($1.5 million/year) from Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Clariant-Bags-Pre-Salt-Chemical-Contract-from-Petrobras_31263.html
November 24, 2010
Braskem says it is forming a scientific and technological cooperation agreement with Brazilian agricultural research organization Embrapa (Brasilia). The partnership will conduct...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-and-Embrapa-Launch-Research-on-Nanotechnology-and-Renewable-Resources_31198.html
November 22, 2010
Braskem has named Carlos Fadigas, current president of Braskem America, to succeed Bernardo Gradin as CEO in 2011. Gradin took the helm of Braskem in 2008. Fadigas, 40, served as...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Fadigas-to-Become-Braskem-CEO-in-2011_31125.html
November 19, 2010
Brazilian petrochemicals firm Braskem (São Paulo) and trading company Toyota Tsusho (Nagoya, Japan) say a life-cycle assessment of Braskem’s polyethylene (PE) made from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Life-Cycle-Assessment-of-Braskems-Green-PE-Shows-70-percent-Savings-in-GHG-Emissions_31101.html
November 19, 2010
Rui Chammas, executive v.p./Braskem outlines the company's growth strategy for biopolymers at the recent 'K' Show held in Germany. source: KChannel...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Outlines-Biopolymers-Growth-Plan-video_31099.html
November 18, 2010
Cognis says it has decided to set up new application centers for food ingredients in several regions. One of these centers will be established at Jacarei, Brazil by the end of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Cognis-to-Establish-Application-Centers-for-Food-Ingredients-in-Brazil-China-U-S-_31065.html
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