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January 28, 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...
January 26, 2009
Braskem (São Paulo) says it will restart its 720,000-m.t./year naphtha cracker at Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil at the end of January. The company shut down two crackers at the site...
January 26, 2009
Brazil state oil firm Petrobras (São Paulo) will invest a total of $5.6 billion in petrochemicals in the 2009-2013 period, a 30% increase over a previous plan that had called...
January 16, 2009
AkzoNobel says it has agreed to sell its non-stick coatings business to privately owned fluoropolymer coatings maker Whitford Worldwide (Elverson, PA). Financial details were not...
January 13, 2009
Braskem (São Paulo) says it has deactivated its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) unit at its Camaçari petrochemical complex in Brazil and has exited the business because...
December 31, 2008
Braskem says it will close permanently its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) unit at the Camaçari, Brazil petrochemical complex by the end of 2008, and exit the business because...
December 22, 2008
Polimerica (Caracas), a joint venture between Pequiven (Caracas) and Braskem (São Paulo), has selected technologies for three polyethylene (PE) units that will form part of a...
November 21, 2008
Symrise says it has opened a citrus center at its Sorocaba, Brazil. The company will develop and manufacture citrus flavoring and products such as terpenes, washings and extracts of...
November 21, 2008
Brazilian antitrust authorities have approved Kemira’s acquisition of water treatment firm Nheel Quimmica (Rio Claro, Brazil), Kemira say. Terms were not disclosed. The...
November 17, 2008
APLA is enjoying record attendance for the event in Brazil, despite the global crisis in the chemical industry. Some 760 attendees have gathered in Rio de Janeiro to discuss the regional business outlook.
The mood at APLA is cautious with a clear sense that business conditions will get worse....

November 17, 2008
Latin American countries are bracing for a difficult 2009 as  regional GDP growth is expected to be far lower than earlier predictions, according to speakers at the Latin American...
November 11, 2008
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) says it has entered into an agreement with Grupo Cabrera (São José, Brazil) to form a joint venture to produce ethanol from sugar cane. The...
November 10, 2008
The Shaw Group says that its Stone & Webster energy and chemicals unit has secured contracts to provide proprietary ethylene technology for a previously announced 1-million...
November 10, 2008
Evonik Industries says it will invest €45 million ($57.8 million) to build a 40,000-m.t./year hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) plant at its Triunfo, Brazil complex. Construction is due to...
November 10, 2008
Recent oil price volatility, anticipated growth in consumer demand for green plastics, and the relatively low cost of sugar cane-derived ethanol have caused a rush of investments in...
November 7, 2008
South America has experienced a period of relative stability in recent years with most countries enjoying strong currencies, enhanced consumer confidence, and sustained GDP growth...
October 27, 2008
The Shaw Group says its energy and chemicals division has secured contracts for providing its proprietary ethylene technology for the 1 million m.t. ethylene complex to be built near...
October 20, 2008
Cereplast says it has signed a two-year contract to supply 2 million lbs of starch-based resin to single-use food service provider Canguru Embalagens (Brazil) and an unspecified...
September 26, 2008
Several companies have recently announced investments totaling about $4 billion in sugar cane-to-ethanol ventures in Brazil, including a joint venture of Bunge and Itochu to spend...
September 8, 2008
Integrated Biodiesel Industries (IBI; São Paulo) says it will invest $300,000 to acquire a former chemical plant at Jau, Brazil and convert it into a 20,000-m.t./year glycerin...
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