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November 3, 2011
Synthetic biology firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) posted a net loss of $44 million it its third fiscal quarter ended September, 30, compared with a loss of $62 million in the same...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Amyris-Narrows-Third-Quarter-Loss-Secures-Project-Funding-from-Brazil_38755.html
October 31, 2011
Emerging markets are experiencing a reversal of fortune as growth slows in developed regions and investors increasingly rely on areas with lower-cost raw materials and rapid population growth. Since 2008 some projects have been cancelled, revised, or scaled back, but plans for at least one world-scale cracker are advancing. In Brazil, the rush to invest in sugar-derived ethanol has continued unabated....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Latin-America-Profiting-from-the-Upturn_38666.html
October 26, 2011
EBX Group (Rio de Janeiro) and Orascom Construction Industries (OCI; Cairo) have announced plans to develop an integrated nitrogen-based fertilizer complex in Brazil. The complex would...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Orascom-Eyes-Nitrogen-Fertilizer-JV-in-Brazil_38576.html
October 20, 2011
Synthetic biology firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has signed an agreement with Brazilian ethanol producer ETH Bioenergia (São Paulo) to form a joint venture for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/ETH-Amyris-Plan-Renewable-Farnesene-Joint-Venture_38433.html
October 14, 2011
This Week on CW:   The French National Assembly has voted to ban bisephenol A (BPA) in food packaging by 2014. The French Senate has not taken up the bill, which would make France...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Oct-14_38357.html
October 13, 2011
Brazilian biofuels and biochemicals company GraalBio Investimentos S.A. and Chemtex Italia (Chemtex; Tortona, Italy) say they will develop and construct an industrial-scale cellulosic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/GraalBio-and-Chemtex-Plan-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Plant-in-Brazil_38266.html
October 12, 2011
Mitsui Chemicals says its Mitsui Chemicals Agro (Tokyo) subsidiary has entered into a share purchase agreement with Agroinvest Kayatani Administração, Empreendimentos e...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Mitsui-Chemicals-Acquires-Stake-in-Brazilian-Agchem-Company_38179.html
October 11, 2011
Lanxess says it plans to invest €30 million ($40 million) to boost production in Brazil, including construction of two plants at the company’s site at Porto Feliz. One of the plants will produce the company’s nylon and polybutylene terephthalate engineering plastics.The second plant will produce rubber additives and curing bladders....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Lanxess-Plans-&euro30-Million-Brazil-Investment_38059.html
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
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