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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
May 8, 2009
Braskem (São Paulo) reported a 88% fall in net profits for the first quarter of 2009, to R$10 million ($4.8 million) compared to the year-ago period, primarily due to lower...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Reports-a-Big-Fall-in-First-Quarter-Profits_18772.html
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
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