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March 17, 2010
Brazilian trade officials say they are considering suspending patent and intellectual property rights on goods including agricultural chemicals, biotechnology products, and...
March 3, 2010
Braskem reported a fourth-quarter net loss of R$893 million ($496.7 million), compared with a net loss of R$2.1 billion in the same period of 2008. The relative improvement was driven...
February 24, 2010
Braskem and Idesa have approved a previously announced joint venture to build a $2.5-billion, 1-million m.t./year ethylene complex at Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Braskem and will hold a 65%...
February 18, 2010
Sugar and ethanol company ETH Bioenergia (São Paulo) and renewable energy company Brenco (São Paulo) say that ETH has taken over Brenco and that they have completed an...
February 15, 2010
Brazilian polyolefins producer Braskem (São Paulo) says it will buy Sunoco Chemicals’ polypropylene (PP) business for about $350 million in cash. The sale includes...
February 11, 2010
Brazilian polyolefins producer Braskem (São Paulo) is expected to detail plans for its long anticipated U.S. acquisition by early February, says Polyolefins Consulting (No...
February 11, 2010
Vale, which is acquiring Bunge's Brazilian fertilizer business, is the buyer....
January 29, 2010
The company has agreed to acquire assets from Yara after agreeing recently to purchase Bunge's Brazilian fertilizer assets....
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%....
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