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April 8, 2011
This Week on CW: Solvay is acquiring Rhodia for $4.8 billion, ending months of speculation over what the Belgian company will do with its pile of cash. At GPCA Plastics Forum in Dubai...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-April-8_34036.html
April 8, 2011
Braskem says it has begun construction of a new polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Marechal Deodoro in the state of Alagoas, Brazil. The plant will involve an investment of R$1 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Invests-$633-Million-to-Build-PVC-Plant-in-Brazil_34012.html
April 1, 2011
Braskem-Idesa, a joint venture between Braskem and Idesa (Mexico City), has awarded a contract  to Technip to build its world scale ethylene plant in Mexico. The project, dubbed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Idesa-Awards-Mexican-Ethylene-Plant-Contract-to-Technip_33862.html
March 22, 2011
Synthetic biology firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has entered into a deal with Paraíso Bioenergia S.A., a sugar and ethanol firm based in  São Paulo, Brazil, to construct a farnesene fermentation and separation unit unit at  Paraíso’s São Paulo site....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Amyris-Signs-Fifth-Manufacturing-Deal_33626.html
March 17, 2011
Braskem reported fourth-quarter 2010 net income of R$356 million ($213.4 million), compared with a loss of R$1.4 billion in the same period of 2009. Fourth-quarter Ebitda rose 37%, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Higher-Selling-Prices-Boost-Braskems-Profits_33507.html
March 16, 2011
Dow AgroSciences says it has received approval from Brazilian regulators for planting of the company’s Powercore genetically modified corn. The technology is the first five-gene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/CTNBio-Clears-Dow-Stacked-Trait-Seed_33486.html
March 16, 2011
Cabot says it plants to spend more than $180 million through 2013 to expand carbon black production capacity at plants in China, Indonesia, Brazil and Argentina, as well as adding...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Cabot-to-Boost-Global-Carbon-Black-Capacity-by-15-percent_33467.html
March 11, 2011
BP has agreed to pay $680 million to acquire 83%  of the shares of Companhia Nacional de Açúcar e Álcool (CNAA; Sao Paulo) from Açúcar e...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BP-Buys-Brazilian-Ethanol-and-Sugar-Producer-Expands-Biofuels-Business_33370.html
March 10, 2011
BASF says it is exploring opportunities in Brazil to build an acrylic acid, butyl acrylate and superabsorbent polymers manufacturing complex. The company has signed a memorandum of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BASF-Plans-Acrylic-Acid-Butyl-Acrylate-and-Superabsorbents-Complex-in-Brazil_33344.html
March 7, 2011
United Phosphorus Ltd. (UPL; Mumbai) informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (Mumbai) that it has entered into an agreement with Isagro (Milan) to acquire its 50% stake in Sipcam Isagro...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/United-Phosphorus-to-Acquire-50-percent-Stake-in-Sipcam-Isagro-Brasil_33230.html
March 1, 2011
Braskem says it has named Luiz de Mendonca CEO of Braskem America (Philadelphia). He succeeds Carlos Fadigas who late last year was named Braskem’s CEO. Mendonca served as CEO of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Mendonca-Named-CEO-of-Braskem-America_33151.html
February 23, 2011
Valspar says it has acquired Isocoat Tintas e Vernizes, an Araçariguama, Brazil-based producer of powder coatings. Financial terms were not disclosed.  “Isocoat...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Valspar-Acquires-Brazilian-Powder-Coatings-Firm_32986.html
February 23, 2011
The seeds include genes conferring both insect resistance to caterpillars and tolerance of Bayer CropScience’s glufosinate-ammonium herbicides....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/CNTBio-Approves-Bayer-CropScience-Cotton_32963.html
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
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