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July 14, 2008
Braskem (São Paulo) says it has appointed Bernardo Gradin as its new CEO, replacing Jose Carlos Grubisich, who will become CEO of Odebrecht’s (Salvador, Brazil) sugar and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Names-New-CEO_12961.html
July 1, 2008
Wenning: Big growth region. Bayer plans to invest about €100 million ($155 million) at sites in Brazil, its biggest market in Latin America, through the end of 2009, says CEO...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Bayer-to-Invest-$155-Million-in-Brazil-Operations_12715.html
July 1, 2008
Hercules says it has acquired Logos Quimica (São Paulo), a supplier of specialty chemicals as well as technology and services for the pulp, paper, and coatings industries. Terms...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Hercules-Acquires-Brazilian-Firm_12720.html
June 23, 2008
Bayer plans to invest about €100 million ($155 million) at its Brazilian sites through the end of 2009, says CEO Werner Wenning. Bayer will invest €40 million to modernize and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Bayer-to-Invest-100-Million-in-Brazil_12638.html
June 2, 2008
BASF says it plans to build a plant for sodium methylate at Guaratinguetá, Brazil, the company’s biggest site in South America. The plant will have a capacity of 60,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BASF-to-Construct-Sodium-Methylate-Plant-in-Brazil_12240.html
May 27, 2008
MeadWestvaco Specialty Chemicals (Charleston, SC) says it has agreed to acquire a 50% stake in Resitec Industria Quimica (Rio de Janeiro), a producer of synthetic rubber, resins, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/MeadWestvaco-Buys-Stake-in-Resitec_12101.html
May 20, 2008
Braskem reported first-quarter net profits down 35%, to R$83 million ($49 million), compared with the same year-ago period. Consolidated Ebitda fell 32%, to R$583 million, due to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskems-First-Quarter-Profits-Fall_11957.html
May 7, 2008
Braskem and Petroquisa have started production at their joint polypropylene (PP) plant at Paulinia, Brazil. Total investment in the 350,000-m.t./year facility was R$700 million ($418...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazilian-PP-Plant-Goes-Online_11734.html
April 25, 2008
BP says it will acquire a 50% stake in Tropical BioEnergia, a jv between Santelisa Vale Bioenergia (Sertaozinho, Brazil) and Maeda Group (Goiás, Brazil), for approximately Rs100...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BP-Takes-50-percent-Stake-in-Brazilian-Biofuels-JV_11569.html
April 8, 2008
Lanxess says it has completed the acquisition of Braskem and Unipar’s combined 70% stake in synthetic rubber producer Petroflex (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Lanxess-Completes-Synthetic-Rubber-Deal-in-Brazil_11226.html
April 2, 2008
Braskem says it will invest R$100 million ($57.9 million) to convert its methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) production lines at Camaçari, Brazil into ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Converts-MTBE-Line-to-ETBE_11101.html
April 1, 2008
Intensified Latin American M&A activity last year created a more streamlined regional petchem sector with remaining players better able to invest in upgrades and new facilities...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Latin-America-Streamlines-Firms-Forge-Stronger-Links-to-Refining_11135.html
March 21, 2008
Dow Chemical and Crystalsev (São Paulo), one of Brazil’s largest ethanol producers, have formed a joint venture to build a world-scale facility to produce polyethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Dow-Links-with-Brazilian-Ethanol-Maker-for-PE-Project_6947.html
March 10, 2008
Brazilian chemical firm Oxiteno (São Paulo) says it will invest R$20 million ($11.9 million) to boost its sulfation and sulfonation capacity at São Paulo in response to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Oxiteno-Boosts-Surfactants-Capacity-in-Brazil_10757.html
March 3, 2008
Braskem (São Paulo) has completed its $1.1-billion acquisition of a 60% stake in Ipiranga Quimica, the petrochemical assets of Ipiranga Group (São Paulo). Braskem...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-Completes-Purchase-of-Stake-in-Ipiranga_10629.html
February 25, 2008
Grubisich: Ipiranga buy hurt results. Braskem reported fourth-quarter 2007 net income down 79%, to R27 million ($15.5 million), compared to the same year-ago period. The company cites...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskems-Earnings-Tumble-on-Acquisition-Costs_10489.html
February 25, 2008
Dow Chemical says it is carrying out a feasibility study to expand toluene diisocyanate (TDI) production at its manufacturing complex at Camaçari, Brazil. The proposed expansion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Dow-Studying-TDI-Expansion-in-Brazil_10490.html
February 20, 2008
Braskem reported fourth-quarter net income of R27 million ($15.5 million), down 79% over the year-ago period. The company cites because of costs related to the acquisition of Ipiranga...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskems-Earnings-Fall-on-Lower-Operating-Income_10442.html
February 19, 2008
Arch Chemicals says it will add incremental capacity at its Igarassu, Brazil calcium hypochlorite plant this year. The additional capacity is needed to meet “strong demand”...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Arch-Boosts-Biocide-Capacity-in-Brazil_10383.html
February 18, 2008
Dow Chemical says is is carrying out a feasibility study to expand toluene diisocyanate (TDI) production at its manufacturing complex at Camacari, Brazil. The proposed expansion would...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Dow-Studying-TDI-Expansion-in-Brazil_10414.html
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