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June 10, 2015
Solazyme (South San Francisco, CA), a renewable oils and ingredients company, says that Natura Cosméticos (São Paulo), one of Latin America’s largest cosmetics and...
June 8, 2015
Brazil's trade deficit in chemicals was $7.8 billion in the first four months of this year, down 12% decline compared with the same period of 2014, according to figures released by...
June 3, 2015
Enagás (Madrid) has reached an agreement to acquire 3.94% of Transportadora de Gas del Perú (TGP; Lima) from SK Innovation (Seoul) and 0.40% from Corporación...
June 2, 2015
Solvay on Tuesday opened in Brazil its first fully dedicated industrial biotechnology laboratory (IBL) to boost the development of innovations and solutions based on sustainable...
May 28, 2015
TCU (Brasilia), Brazil's court of audit,  has blocked Petrobras's tender for the concession of the country's first gas pipeline, in a vote carried out on 27 May, according to...
May 26, 2015
Symrise has opened a production plant at Belém, Pará, in the Amazon region of Brazil, the company announced Tuesday. The investment will aid developing products for...
May 14, 2015
Braskem reported net income of $204 million reais ($66.8 million) for the first quarter, down by almost a half from R$396 million in the corresponding period of last year. The...
May 12, 2015
Hexion (Columbus, OH) and Shchekinoazot (Pervomaysky, Russia) have opened a second reactor at the companies' manufacturing joint venture near Tula, Russia, Hexion says. The jv...
May 7, 2015
Fluor Corp.’s Brazil unit, as part of a consortium, has been awarded a contract by Parnaíba Gás Natural (PGN) for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of...
April 24, 2015
Petrobras's net loss totaled 26.6 billion reais ($8.85 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2014, and revenue was 85.04 billion reais, according to the delayed, audited results that the...
April 20, 2015
Harvest Minerals (Subiaco, Australia) has acquired the Sergi potash project, near Vales in the state of Sergipe, Brazil. Harvest Minerals has entered into a binding agreement with...
April 17, 2015
Brazil's demand for commodity plastics contracted significantly during 2014 compared with the previous year, according to figures released by chemical industry association Abiquim...
April 17, 2015
Brazil's chemical imports during the first quarter amounted to $9.1 billion, down 6.8% compared with the first quarter of 2014, equivalent to about 7.5 million m.t. in volume terms...
April 14, 2015
Petrobras says that it is expecting to release its delayed, audited financial results for the second half of 2014 as early as 22 April. However, Petrobras also has had to clarify the...
April 13, 2015
Arkema has expanded its acrylic resin manufacturing capacity at Araçariguama, Brazil, by 60%, the company announced today. A new reactor will enable Arkema to introduce its...
April 10, 2015
Praxair has started up multiple plants serving the oxygen needs of Nadir Figueiredo (São Paulo), the company announced today. Praxair’s plants, which are located...
April 10, 2015
Indian pharma major Cipla (Mumbai) says that an EU subsidiary will acquire a company in Brazil. Cipla has definitively agreed to acquire a 100% stake in Duomed Produtos Farmaceuticos...
April 10, 2015
The port of Santos, Brazil, in the state of Sao Paulo, remained closed to traffic on 9 April because of an almost week-long fire that continues to burn at storage tanks there belonging...
April 2, 2015
Braskem has launched an internal investigation into illegal payments it is alleged to have made to Petrobras, Braskem says in a securities filing. Petrobras is embroiled in a...
April 2, 2015
Clariant says that it has completed the previously announced divestment of the company’s water treatment business located in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia, to Ecolab. In...
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