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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
February 4, 2008
Trading company Marubeni (Tokyo) says it has entered into a contract with Compania Petroquimica do Sul (Copesul; Triunfo, Brazil), a Braskem subsidiary, to ship a cargo of 6,500...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Marubeni-Inks-ETBE-Deal-with-Braskem_10191.html
January 28, 2008
Evonik says it has increased capacity at its Barra do Riacho, Brazil hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) plant by about 16%, to 70,000 tons/year, through the installation of a proprietary process...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Evonik-Boosts-H2O2-Expansion_10019.html
January 14, 2008
Further details on the many mega-crackers planned for Latin America are expected to emerge this year, although it will likely remain unclear which of those projects will go forward...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Latin-America_9767.html
January 14, 2008
Solvay says that its board has approved a $135-million investment for an integrated plant to produce ethylene from bioethanol at Santo Andre, Brazil. The company expects the facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Solvay-Plans-Bio-Based-PVC-Project_9779.html
December 14, 2007
Lanxess says it will buy out Braskem and Unipar’s combined 70% stake in synthetic rubber producer Petroflex (Rio de Janeiro) for €198 million ($289 million). The acquisition...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Lanxess-Acquires-Stake-in-Brazilian-Rubber-Producer_9381.html
December 14, 2007
Dow Wolff Cellulosics says it will close a 5,000-m.t./year hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC) plant at Aratu, Brazil during first-quarter 2008, due to capacity limitations, high costs, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Dow-to-Close-HEC-Plant-in-Brazil-by-First-Quarter_9425.html
December 10, 2007
Major M&A deals in Brazil this year will advance the long-sought consolidation of Brazil’s petrochemical industry, and further broaden Petrobras’ and Braskem’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Assessing-Latin-Americas-Potential_9320.html
December 4, 2007
Dow Chemical says it will cut 1,000 jobs, about 2% of its total workforce, across several businesses and geographies in an effort to cut costs and improve efficiency. The move will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Dow-to-Cut-1000-Jobs_9214.html
December 3, 2007
Brazilian oil company Petrobras’s$112-billion investment plan for 2008-12 includes $4.3 billion, or about 4%, for petrochemicals, says Paulo Turazzi de Carvalho...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-Details-Petchem-Investment-Plan_9155.html
November 27, 2007
Brazilian oil company Petrobras’s $112-billion investment plan for 2008-12 includes $4.3 billion, or about 4%, for petrochemicals, says Paulo Turazzi de Carvalho...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-Details-Petchem-Investment-Plan_9070.html
November 20, 2007
WorleyParsons says it has been awarded a $110-million contract to provide a variety of services for Petrobras’s previously announced $8.4-billion Comperj refining and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/WorleyParsons-Lands-Contract-for-Petrobras-Megaproject-_8967.html
November 12, 2007

A string of major chemical deals in the past year has established a new lineup of major producers in South America. The deals follow months of rising raw material costs as well as a scarcity of natural gas-based feedstocks in some countries, which have increased chemical imports. Overall business in South America is booming, analysts and executives say. Automobile factories in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela are running at record capacity, and chemical suppliers are keeping pace with planned expansions to serve that sector, executives say.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/South-America-A-New-Lineup-Takes-the-Field_8814.html
October 16, 2007
Kemira’s says it will acquire Brazilian water treatment firm Nheel Quimica (Rio Claro, São Paulo state). Nheel had 2006 revenue of approximately €24 million ($34...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Kemira-Acquires-Brazilian-Firm_8279.html
September 21, 2007
Novozymes says it has signed an agreement with Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira (CTC; Piracicaba, Brazil), the Brazilian sugar cane industry’s technical center, to develop...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Novozymes-Forms-Sugar-Pact-in-Brazil_7772.html
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