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April 24, 2009
Sanofi-Aventis (Paris) says it has agreed to acquire Medley (Campinas, Brazil), Brazil’s largest generics drugmaker and third-largest pharmaceutical company, for about €500...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Sanofi-Aventis-to-Buy-Firms-in-Brazil-and-U-S-_18498.html
April 10, 2009
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) says it has opened a flavors and fragrances center in São Paulo, Brazil. Financial details were not disclosed. The center is part of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/IFF-Opens-Center-in-Brazil_18207.html
April 9, 2009
Sanofi-Aventis (Paris) says it has signed an agreement to acquire Medley (Campinas, Brazil), the leading generic player and the third largest pharmaceutical company in Brazil, for a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Sanofi-Aventis-to-Acquire-Top-Brazilian-Generics-Firm-for-&euro500-million_18136.html
March 6, 2009
Braskem (São Paulo) posted a net loss of R$2.1 billion ($882.9 million) in the fourth quarter, compared with income of R$101 million in the year-ago period, partly due to a 22%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/South-American-Firms-Post-Mixed-Results_17430.html
March 6, 2009
Petrobras Biocombustivel, the biofuel subsidiary of state-owned oil firm Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), has revised its investment plan, aimed at increasing biodiesel and ethanol...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-Outlines-$2-4-Billion-Biofuel-Investment_17449.html
March 5, 2009
The company says it plans to spend 80% of the $2.4 billion on ethanol and 20% on biodiesel, with 91% of the investments to be made in Brazil....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-Outlines-$2-4-Billion-Biofuel-Investments_17413.html
February 12, 2009
Dow Chemical will delay plans to build a $1-billion polyethylene (PE) plant in Brazil based on sugarcane-derived ethanol, but says a world-scale facility in Brazil is still a company priority. Dow initially projected startup of the plant for 2011, but that date that will be pushed back to 2012, Dow says....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Dow-Delays-Brazil-Sugarcane-Based-PE-Project_17035.html
February 9, 2009
Dow AgroSciences says it has received approval from Brazilian authorities to sell corn hybrids containing its Bacillus thuringiensis ( Bt) Herculex insect protection technology. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-Approves-Dow-BT-Corn_16907.html
January 28, 2009
Dow AgroSciences says it has received approval from Brazilian authorities to sell corn hybrids containing its Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Herculex insect protection technology. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-Approves-Dow-AgroSciences-Bt-Corn-Hybrids_16725.html
January 26, 2009
Braskem (São Paulo) says it will restart its 720,000-m.t./year naphtha cracker at Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil at the end of January. The company shut down two crackers at the site...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Restarts-Unit_16614.html
January 26, 2009
Brazil state oil firm Petrobras (São Paulo) will invest a total of $5.6 billion in petrochemicals in the 2009-2013 period, a 30% increase over a previous plan that had called...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-Increases-Spending-on-Petchems-Biofuels_16690.html
January 16, 2009
AkzoNobel says it has agreed to sell its non-stick coatings business to privately owned fluoropolymer coatings maker Whitford Worldwide (Elverson, PA). Financial details were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/AkzoNobel-Divests-Non-stick-Coatings-Business-to-Whitford_16413.html
January 13, 2009
Braskem (São Paulo) says it has deactivated its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) unit at its Camaçari petrochemical complex in Brazil and has exited the business because...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Exits-Pet-Business_16275.html
December 31, 2008
Braskem says it will close permanently its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) unit at the Camaçari, Brazil petrochemical complex by the end of 2008, and exit the business because...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Exits-PET-Business_16138.html
December 22, 2008
Polimerica (Caracas), a joint venture between Pequiven (Caracas) and Braskem (São Paulo), has selected technologies for three polyethylene (PE) units that will form part of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Pequiven-Braskem-Pick-Technologies-for-Jose-Complex_16020.html
November 21, 2008
Symrise says it has opened a citrus center at its Sorocaba, Brazil. The company will develop and manufacture citrus flavoring and products such as terpenes, washings and extracts of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Symrise-Boosts-Citrus-Portfolio_15506.html
November 21, 2008
Brazilian antitrust authorities have approved Kemira’s acquisition of water treatment firm Nheel Quimmica (Rio Claro, Brazil), Kemira say. Terms were not disclosed. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Kemira-Buys-Water-Treatment-Firm_15539.html
November 17, 2008
APLA is enjoying record attendance for the event in Brazil, despite the global crisis in the chemical industry. Some 760 attendees have gathered in Rio de Janeiro to discuss the regional business outlook.
The mood at APLA is cautious with a clear sense that business conditions will get worse....

http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Cautious-Mood-at-APLA-as-Conference-Draws-Large-Crowd_15426.html
November 17, 2008
Latin American countries are bracing for a difficult 2009 as  regional GDP growth is expected to be far lower than earlier predictions, according to speakers at the Latin American...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/APLA-Latin-American-Firms-Brace-for-a-Difficult-2009_15421.html
November 11, 2008
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) says it has entered into an agreement with Grupo Cabrera (São José, Brazil) to form a joint venture to produce ethanol from sugar cane. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/ADM-to-Invest-in-Brazilian-JV_15209.html
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