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December 8, 2010
“Brazil has been an outstanding market for Corn Products historically, and we believe that it will continue to provide superior growth and returns in the future," says Ilene Gordon, chairman, president and CEO of Corn Products International....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Corn-Products-to-Expand-Ingredients-Business-in-Brazil_31422.html
November 30, 2010
Bluestar says the investment will enable it to meet double-digit annual demand growth for silicone fluids in the Brazilian market....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Bluestar-Silicones-Adds-Capacity-in-Brazil_31304.html
November 30, 2010
Clariant says its Clariant Oil Services (Houston) business unit has won a pre-salt chemical contract, worth SF1.5 million/year ($1.5 million/year) from Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Clariant-Bags-Pre-Salt-Chemical-Contract-from-Petrobras_31263.html
November 24, 2010
Braskem says it is forming a scientific and technological cooperation agreement with Brazilian agricultural research organization Embrapa (Brasilia). The partnership will conduct...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-and-Embrapa-Launch-Research-on-Nanotechnology-and-Renewable-Resources_31198.html
November 22, 2010
Braskem has named Carlos Fadigas, current president of Braskem America, to succeed Bernardo Gradin as CEO in 2011. Gradin took the helm of Braskem in 2008. Fadigas, 40, served as...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Fadigas-to-Become-Braskem-CEO-in-2011_31125.html
November 19, 2010
Brazilian petrochemicals firm Braskem (São Paulo) and trading company Toyota Tsusho (Nagoya, Japan) say a life-cycle assessment of Braskem’s polyethylene (PE) made from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Life-Cycle-Assessment-of-Braskems-Green-PE-Shows-70-percent-Savings-in-GHG-Emissions_31101.html
November 19, 2010
Rui Chammas, executive v.p./Braskem outlines the company's growth strategy for biopolymers at the recent 'K' Show held in Germany. source: KChannel...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Outlines-Biopolymers-Growth-Plan-video_31099.html
November 18, 2010
Cognis says it has decided to set up new application centers for food ingredients in several regions. One of these centers will be established at Jacarei, Brazil by the end of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Cognis-to-Establish-Application-Centers-for-Food-Ingredients-in-Brazil-China-U-S-_31065.html
November 17, 2010
Kuraray says its previously announced new wholly owned subsidiary at São Paulo, Brazil has been named Kuraray South America Representações, and it will begin...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Kurarays-Subsidiary-in-Brazil-to-Begin-Operations-Next-Month_30978.html
November 12, 2010
This Week on CW: Ashland is selling its distribution business to private equity firm TPG Capital, taking the company closer to its specialties core. Chemtura has exited Chapter 11...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-November-12_30940.html
November 10, 2010
The 30th Annual Latin American  petrochemical meeting got underway in Rio de Janeiro on 7 November attracting 800 attendees from 250 companies. Top of the agenda in the thriving...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Gas-and-Biomass-Open-New-Feedstock-Vistas-for-American-Petrochemicals_30771.html
November 9, 2010
Braskem and Ineos Technologies have announced a strategic partnership for polyethylene (PE) technologies covering licenses for Innovene's slurry- and  gas phase-process to produce high-density PE (HDPE) and linear-low density PE (LLDPE)  in future projects. They will jointly conduct R&D programs for slurry and gas-phase PE platforms....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-and-Ineos-Sign-Technology-Deal-for-Projects-Including-Mexicos-Ethylene-XXI_30804.html
October 29, 2010
Solvay says it is putting a major focus on the devolopment of bio-based products under the company's commitment to sustainability. Solvay Advanced Polymers (SAP; Alphareta,GA) has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/K2010-Solvay-Focuses-on-Bio-Based-Businesses-Concludes-Deal-with-Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical_30603.html
October 28, 2010
Braskem says it will invest $100 million to build a commercial-scale propylene plant in Brazil that will use sugarcane ethanol as a feedstock. The project was announced today at K2010...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/K2010-Braskem-to-Build-Green-Propylene-Unit_30529.html
October 21, 2010
Pfizer says it will acquire a 40% stake in Laboratorio Teuto Brasileiro (Anápolis, Brazil), a leading generics company, and that the companies have entered into a partnership to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Pfizer-to-Acquire-Stake-in-Brazilian-Generics-Firm_30359.html
October 18, 2010
Schulman says it has agreed to acquire Mash Compostos Plasticos (Mash; Sao Paulo), a masterbatch additive producer and engineered plastics compounder....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Schulman-Grows-in-Brazil_30294.html
October 14, 2010
Monsanto says it has received regulatory approval in Argentina for its Genuity VT Triple Pro corn, the first Genuity trait to be launched in South America, as well as approval from Brazil's National Technical Biosafety Committee (CTNBio) to sell its Bt Roundup Ready 2 Yield (BtRR2Y) soybeans in Brazil....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Monsanto-Gains-Approvals-in-Argentina-and-Brazil_30206.html
October 7, 2010
BASF says it will carve out its styrenics business into a separate company, Styrolution (Ludwigshafen), "to make the business even more viable for the future." The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BASF-Carves-out-Styrenics-Business-Prior-to-Eventual-Exit_30019.html
October 6, 2010
Braskem (São Paulo) says it will inaugurate its office at Bogota, Colombia today and the company also plans to open new offices at Singapore and at Lima, Peru by the end of this...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-to-Open-Offices-in-Colombia-Peru-and-Singapore_30015.html
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