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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
November 17, 2010
Kuraray says its previously announced new wholly owned subsidiary at São Paulo, Brazil has been named Kuraray South America Representações, and it will begin...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Kurarays-Subsidiary-in-Brazil-to-Begin-Operations-Next-Month_30978.html
November 12, 2010
This Week on CW: Ashland is selling its distribution business to private equity firm TPG Capital, taking the company closer to its specialties core. Chemtura has exited Chapter 11...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-November-12_30940.html
November 10, 2010
The 30th Annual Latin American  petrochemical meeting got underway in Rio de Janeiro on 7 November attracting 800 attendees from 250 companies. Top of the agenda in the thriving...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Gas-and-Biomass-Open-New-Feedstock-Vistas-for-American-Petrochemicals_30771.html
November 9, 2010
Braskem and Ineos Technologies have announced a strategic partnership for polyethylene (PE) technologies covering licenses for Innovene's slurry- and  gas phase-process to produce high-density PE (HDPE) and linear-low density PE (LLDPE)  in future projects. They will jointly conduct R&D programs for slurry and gas-phase PE platforms....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-and-Ineos-Sign-Technology-Deal-for-Projects-Including-Mexicos-Ethylene-XXI_30804.html
October 29, 2010
Solvay says it is putting a major focus on the devolopment of bio-based products under the company's commitment to sustainability. Solvay Advanced Polymers (SAP; Alphareta,GA) has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/K2010-Solvay-Focuses-on-Bio-Based-Businesses-Concludes-Deal-with-Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical_30603.html
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