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September 14, 2012
The Brazilian government has temporarily increased tariffs for 100 products including high-density polyethylene (PE), low-density PE, linear low-density PE, polycarbonate, ethylene...
September 5, 2012
Perstorp says it has signed a new distribution agreement with Alcouro Comercial de Couros in Brazil. Alcouro is responsible for distributing Perstorp’s products for the tanning...
August 28, 2012
Foster Wheeler says a subsidiary of its global engineering and construction sector has been awarded a contract by Petrobras for a grassroots gas-to-chemicals complex at Linhares...
August 20, 2012
Brazilian mining giant Vale (Rio de Janeiro) says it will delay plans for a $3-billion potash project that was planned for Saskatchewan, Canada, according to local press reports. Vale...
August 20, 2012
Braskem (São Paulo) says it opened its previously announced new 200,000-m.t./year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Marechal Deodoro in the state of Alagoas, Brazil, on August...
August 14, 2012
Braskem reported a net loss of R$1.03 billion ($510 million) in the second quarter 2012, compared with a gain of R$420 million in the year-ago quarter, due to continued weakness in...
August 8, 2012
DSM says it has agreed to acquire animal nutrition company Tortuga Companhia Zootécnica Agrária (São Paulo) for a total enterprise value of about €465 million...
August 1, 2012
Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA) says it has signed an agreement with Solvay’s Rhodia business to build a demonstration-scale production facility for biobased n-butanol in...
July 25, 2012
Praxair reported second-quarter net income of $429 million, up 1% from the year-ago quarter. Reported earnings of $1.42/share were 3% above the prior-year quarter and matched the midpoint of analyst estimates as reported by Thomson Reuters (New York).  Praxair cut its full-year earnings forecast by about 3%, citing the impact of a stronger dollar and weaker economies in Europe and South America....
July 23, 2012
Fluor Daniel says it has formed a new joint venture (jv), CFPS Engenharia e Projetos, with São Paulo-based Construcap to pursue engineering, procurement, and construction...
July 17, 2012
DSM’s pharmaceutical division has signed its first contract manufacturing agreement in South America, the company says. Under the agreement, DSM with work with Recepta Bioopharma...
July 16, 2012
Arkema’s Coatex subsidiary is buying an additives and emulsions production site at Araçariguama, near São Paulo, Brazil, from Resicryl (São Paulo). The...
July 11, 2012
Bostik, Total’s adhesives and sealants subsidiary, has acquired Usina Fortaleza (São Roque, Brazil), a Brazilian tiling adhesives maker. Usina Fortaleza’s products...
July 9, 2012
Myers Industries (Akron, OH) has completed its acquisition of Plasticos Novel S.A. (Lauro de Freitas, Brazil) for $27.5 million. Novel is a designer and manufacturer of reusable...
July 9, 2012
W.R. Grace has closed on the acquisition of RheoSet, a maker of concrete admixtures. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.   RheoSet makes concrete admixtures designed...
July 6, 2012
Dow AgroSciences has announced a deal with The Royal Barenbrug Group to develop and commercialize advanced germplasm in forage seeds. The companies, under terms of the agreement, will...
July 6, 2012
This Week on CW:   Linde has acquired Lincare Holdings, a U.S. based homecare health company, for $4.6 billion, or $41.50/share. Lincare had $1.84 billion in revenue during 2011...
July 2, 2012
W. R. Grace says it has signed a multi-year agreement with Braskem (São Paulo) to develop process technologies and catalyst solutions to produce green chemicals. The agreement...
July 2, 2012
Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) says plans for the Complejo Petroquimica Rio de Janeiro (Comperj) petrochemical complex near Rio de Janeiro have been...
June 29, 2012
Dow AgroSciences has announced a deal with The Royal Barenbrug Group to develop and commercialize advanced germplasm in forage seeds. The companies, under terms of the agreement, will...
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