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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
August 24, 2009
Braskem says that "so far there is no final result or commitment, not even preliminary, nor a deadline expected for the conclusion of these conversations....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Quattor-Discuss-Possible-Alliance_20998.html
July 30, 2009
Braskem (São Paulo) says it has entered into an agreement with Brazilian plastics firm Acinplas for the supply of green polyethylene (PE). The resin will be used to manufacture...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Signs-Deal-for-Supply-of-Green-PE_20526.html
July 9, 2009
Cristal Global says it will increase prices on all of its anatase and rutile Tiona-brand and Cristal-brand titanium dioxide (TiO2) by 3 cts/lb in North America and $150/m.t. in Brazil...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Cristal-Global-Hikes-TiO2-Prices-Again_20056.html
June 23, 2009
Monsanto says it has completed its application to Brazilian authorities for approval of its Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans. The stacked trait seeds provide...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Monsanto-Advances-Bt-Roundup-Soybean-Technology_19716.html
June 12, 2009
Solvay says its Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires) subsidiary has started up the previously announced $150-million expansion of its 170,000 m.t./year chlor-alkali unit at Santo André...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Solvay-Starts-Chlor-Alk-in-Brazil_19485.html
June 5, 2009
Venezuela’s National Assembly has advanced a law to nationalize petrochemical plants, and will allow foreign investment in petrochemicals only if Pequiven has a majority stake in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Venezuela-Moves-to-Nationalize-Petrochemical-Sector_19382.html
June 4, 2009
Solvay says its Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires) subsidiary has completed the previously announced $150-million expansion of its plant at Santo André, Brazil, by starting up a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Solvay-Completes-Expansion-of-Vinyls-Complex-in-Brazil_19359.html
June 1, 2009
Novozymes says production of sugarcane-based ethanol in Brazil will reach between 4.6 liters and 8.6 liters by 2020, and the country will be in a position to export about $4...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Novozymes-Brazil-Biofuel-Exports-to-Reach-$4-Billion-by-2020_19305.html
May 29, 2009
Brazil’s National Technical Commission for Biosafety (CTNBio; Brasilia) says it has approved Monsanto’s Bollgard II insect-resistant cotton for commercial plantation and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-Okays-GM-Cotton_19228.html
May 29, 2009
Venezuela’s state-owned petrochemical company Pequiven (Caracas) and Brazil’s largest petrochemical firm Braskem (São Paulo) are considering a joint venture to build...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-and-Pequiven-Consider-JV-in-Northern-Brazil_19234.html
May 26, 2009
Venezuela’s state petrochemical company Pequiven (Caracas) and Brazilian petrochemical firm Braskem (São Paulo) are considering the possibility of cooperating on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Pequiven-Consider-Investment-at-Camaçari_19151.html
May 22, 2009
Braskem (São Paulo) says it has suspended caprolactam production at Camaçari, Brazil, and that it will temporarily deactivate the product’s manufacturing unit due...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Suspends-Caprolactam-at-Brazil-Unit_19084.html
May 15, 2009
Braskem (São Paulo) says it has decided to suspend the production of caprolactam, and temporarily deactivate the product’s manufacturing unit located at Camaçari...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Temporarily-Shuts-Down-Caprolactam-Plant-in-Brazil_18951.html
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