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February 15, 2010
Brazilian polyolefins producer Braskem (São Paulo) says it will buy Sunoco Chemicals’ polypropylene (PP) business for about $350 million in cash. The sale includes...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-to-Buy-Sunocos-Polypropylene-Business_24738.html
February 11, 2010
Brazilian polyolefins producer Braskem (São Paulo) is expected to detail plans for its long anticipated U.S. acquisition by early February, says Polyolefins Consulting (No...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Expected-to-Detail-Plans-Soon-for-U-S-Acquisition_24504.html
February 11, 2010
Vale, which is acquiring Bunge's Brazilian fertilizer business, is the buyer....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Mosaic-to-Sell-Fertilizer-Assets-in-Brazil_24708.html
January 29, 2010
The company has agreed to acquire assets from Yara after agreeing recently to purchase Bunge's Brazilian fertilizer assets....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Mining-Company-Vale-to-Buy-More-Fertilizer-Assets-in-Brazil_24487.html
January 22, 2010
Braskem parent Odebrecht (São Paulo) and Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) have announced their agreement to merge Braskem with rival thermoplastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Petrobras-Agree-on-Terms-for-Nova-Braskem-Merger_24318.html
December 29, 2009
Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) says it has received a R$2.6 billion ($1.48 billion) loan from Brazil’s economic development bank BNDES (Rio de...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-Advances-Suape-Polyester-Complex_23811.html
December 28, 2009
U.S. agribusiness firm Bunge (White Plains, NY) says it has agreed to purchase Brazilian sugar and ethanol producer Unisa Moema Participações (Moema; São Paulo)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Bunge-Buys-Sugar-Ethanol-Assets-in-Brazil_23788.html
December 9, 2009
A group of 25 companies from France and Brazil, including Rhodia, have made a joint commitment to develop industrial partnerships aimed at reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/French-and-Brazilian-Firms-Collaborate-to-Cut-Greenhouse-Gas-Emissions_23361.html
December 1, 2009
The U.S. chemicals sector is in recovery mode, but growth in coming years will be moderate, according to ACC's annual year-end outlook. U.S. chemicals output is expected to fall 6.2%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/ACC-Sees-Moderate-Growth-Ahead_23199.html
November 13, 2009
The approvals from Brazil's National Biosafety Committee cover Syngenta's MIR162 and Bt11xGA21 corn, the company says....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Syngenta-Gains-Brazilian-Approvals_22802.html
November 5, 2009
Dow Corning says it has acquired the Brazilian operations of Globe Specialty Metals (GSM; New York), including two chemical-grade silicon manufacturing assets, for $175 million, and also acquired a 49% interest in GSM's silicon metal manufacturing operation at Alloy, WV for an undisclosed sum....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Dow-Corning-Acquires-Silicon-Assets_22603.html
November 3, 2009
Braskem says it has resumed studies to expand suspension polyvinyl chloride capacity by 210,000 mt./year at Alagoas state in Brazil, bringing the plant's total capacity to 470,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Mulls-PVC-Expansion_22569.html
October 16, 2009
ETH Bioenergia (São Paulo) has signed a three-year contract to supply ethanol for Braskem’s “green polyethylene” unit under construction at Triunfo. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/ETH-to-Supply-Braskems-Green-PE-Plant_22146.html
October 1, 2009
The company will acquire 26% of a Geosol subsidiary, eventually increasing its stake to 90%....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Sud-Chemie-Forms-Bentonite-JV-in-Brazil_21769.html
September 21, 2009
Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires) says it has permanently closed its Brazilian polyethylene unit at Santo André, São Paulo state. The slurry, high density polyethylene (HDPE)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Solvay-Indupa-Shuts-Sao-Paulo-PE-Unit_21534.html
September 17, 2009
DuPont says it has tremendous opportunities for growth in the emerging markets and that the company expects to have sales of about $13 billion in the emerging markets by 2012. Economic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/DuPont-Expects-Sales-of-$13-billion-in-Emerging-Markets-by-2012_21444.html
September 15, 2009
BASF says it will sell its Brazilian polystyrene (PS) business to Companhia Brasileira de Estireno (CBE), a subsidiary of Unigel (Sao Paulo). The deal includes BASF’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BASF-Sells-Brazilian-Polystyrene-Business_21388.html
September 4, 2009
Braskem and Quattor have confirmed they are in the initial stages of discussing a possible merger, giving rise to the possibility of the new entity having a monopoly in domestic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Quattor-Confirm-Talks-of-Possible-Alliance_21204.html
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