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July 21, 2015
Brazil’s cumulative chemical trade deficit reached $12.5 billion in the first half of this year, according to figures disclosed by the country's chemical industry association...
July 20, 2015
Braskem is holding an extraordinary shareholders' meeting on 4 August to appoint a new chairman to replace current chairman, Marcelo Odebrecht, CEO of Construtora Norberto Odebrecht...
July 20, 2015
Braskem will invest 1.5 million reais ($470,000) to build two laboratories to chemically analyze and test polymers, the company has announced. The new spaces, located in the technology...
July 15, 2015
The government of Bolivia has awarded Camc Engineering Co. (Beijing) a 1.24-billion Bolivianos ($178 million) contract for the construction and commissioning of a potassium salts plant...
July 8, 2015
Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) would consider selling its stake in Braskem as a means to build provisions against tax debts nearing 40 billion reais ($12.7 billion) to reduce debt, and...
July 14, 2015
Technip (Paris), Europe’s largest engineering and construction firm and one of the largest worldwide players, announced today that in anticipation of an even more challenging...
July 3, 2015
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) has been in discussions with Usina São Martinho (Pradópolis, Brazil) regarding SMA Indústria Química, the companies' currently...
July 2, 2015
Clariant says that, on 1 July, it completed the previously announced acquisition of the remaining 50% of shares of Companhia Brasileira de Bentonita (CBB; Vitória da Conquista...
June 30, 2015
Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) will cut its investments by 37% over the next five years, according to the company's business plan presented by Aldemir Bendine, CEO. The company anticipates...
June 26, 2015
Amyris (Emeryville, CA), and Dinaco Importação Comércio (Rio de Janeiro) announced an exclusive reseller agreement for Amyris's cosmetic ingredients in Brazil...
June 19, 2015
Construtora Norberto Odebrecht (CNO; São Paulo), a fully owned subsidiary of Odebrecht Group (Salvador, Brazil), has confirmed that the federal police fulfilled search and...
June 19, 2015
BASF has inaugurated a world-scale production complex for acrylic acid, butyl acrylate, and superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) at Camaçari, Brazil, the company announced Friday. The...
June 19, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) has started up a mortar production facility at Asunción, Paraguay, to meet rising demand in the country's infrastructure and residential construction...
June 18, 2015
DuSolo Fertilizers (Vancouver, BC), a producer and distributor of phosphate fertilizers within the Cerrado region of Brazil, one of the fasting-growing agricultural producing regions...
June 16, 2015
Stepan says that it has completed the previously announced purchase of the sulfonation production facility in the states of Bahia, Brazil, from Procter & Gamble. The facility is...
June 16, 2015
Phosphate fertilizer producer MBAC Fertilizer (Toronto) on Monday said it had received revised proposals from third parties active in the fertilizer and agriculture sector. MBAC...
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...
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