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January 22, 2010
Braskem parent Odebrecht (São Paulo) and Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) have announced their agreement to merge Braskem with rival thermoplastics...
December 29, 2009
Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) says it has received a R$2.6 billion ($1.48 billion) loan from Brazil’s economic development bank BNDES (Rio de...
December 28, 2009
U.S. agribusiness firm Bunge (White Plains, NY) says it has agreed to purchase Brazilian sugar and ethanol producer Unisa Moema Participações (Moema; São Paulo)...
December 9, 2009
A group of 25 companies from France and Brazil, including Rhodia, have made a joint commitment to develop industrial partnerships aimed at reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG)...
December 1, 2009
The U.S. chemicals sector is in recovery mode, but growth in coming years will be moderate, according to ACC's annual year-end outlook. U.S. chemicals output is expected to fall 6.2%...
November 13, 2009
The approvals from Brazil's National Biosafety Committee cover Syngenta's MIR162 and Bt11xGA21 corn, the company says....
November 5, 2009
Dow Corning says it has acquired the Brazilian operations of Globe Specialty Metals (GSM; New York), including two chemical-grade silicon manufacturing assets, for $175 million, and also acquired a 49% interest in GSM's silicon metal manufacturing operation at Alloy, WV for an undisclosed sum....
November 3, 2009
Braskem says it has resumed studies to expand suspension polyvinyl chloride capacity by 210,000 mt./year at Alagoas state in Brazil, bringing the plant's total capacity to 470,000...
October 16, 2009
ETH Bioenergia (São Paulo) has signed a three-year contract to supply ethanol for Braskem’s “green polyethylene” unit under construction at Triunfo. The...
October 1, 2009
The company will acquire 26% of a Geosol subsidiary, eventually increasing its stake to 90%....
September 21, 2009
Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires) says it has permanently closed its Brazilian polyethylene unit at Santo André, São Paulo state. The slurry, high density polyethylene (HDPE)...
September 17, 2009
DuPont says it has tremendous opportunities for growth in the emerging markets and that the company expects to have sales of about $13 billion in the emerging markets by 2012. Economic...
September 15, 2009
BASF says it will sell its Brazilian polystyrene (PS) business to Companhia Brasileira de Estireno (CBE), a subsidiary of Unigel (Sao Paulo). The deal includes BASF’s...
September 4, 2009
Braskem and Quattor have confirmed they are in the initial stages of discussing a possible merger, giving rise to the possibility of the new entity having a monopoly in domestic...
August 24, 2009
Braskem says that "so far there is no final result or commitment, not even preliminary, nor a deadline expected for the conclusion of these conversations....
July 30, 2009
Braskem (São Paulo) says it has entered into an agreement with Brazilian plastics firm Acinplas for the supply of green polyethylene (PE). The resin will be used to manufacture...
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...
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...
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...
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