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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....
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...
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...
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...
October 18, 2010
Schulman says it has agreed to acquire Mash Compostos Plasticos (Mash; Sao Paulo), a masterbatch additive producer and engineered plastics compounder....
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....
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...
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...
October 5, 2010
Kemira and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland are opening a joint R&D center at São Paulo, Brazil. The center will begin operations in the end of 2010, and will...
October 4, 2010
Rhodia has announced new growth targets for 2013-2015 and says it will reorganize its operations into global business units (GBUs), replacing the current enterprises structure. Rhodia...
September 30, 2010
Braskem says it has started production its $278-million ethanol-to-ethylene plant at Triunfo, Brazil. The green ethylene produced at the site will be converted into polyethylene (PE)...
September 24, 2010
This Week on CW…Snag City: Omnova has agreed to buy Eliokem from AXA Private Equity. The deal is expected to close by the end of this year. BHP Billton's bid for PotashCorp hit...
September 23, 2010
DSM (Heerlen, the Netherlands), today announced major targets under the company's DSM In Motion strategy, which replaces the Vision 2010 program. The company has also announced the...
September 22, 2010
The global sales of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), which stood at $91 billion in 2009, will grow at a CAGR of 5.9% from 2010 to 2015, and is expected to reach $126.3 billion...
September 14, 2010
The Ministry of Agriculture (New Delhi) says that India and Brazil are exploring the possibilities of cooperation in the production of ethanol as well as investments in agriculture. A...
September 3, 2010
This Week on CW: Walmart has chosen AkzoNobel to be its main paint supplier. The world's largest paint company will develop a line of interior paints exclusively for the U.S.'s largest...
September 2, 2010
The Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), that country's antitrust body, has fined five industrial gases firms for forming a cartel to limit competition...
August 25, 2010
The  jv will be one of the world's largest ethanol producers with an annual capacity of 2 billion liters and will sell about 18 billion liters of transportation fuel throughout Brazil at 4,500 retail sites, Shell says....
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