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January 14, 2015
Braskem says it has improved the efficiency of naphtha usage at the company's Triunfo, Brazil, petrochemical complex. The improvement was made at the site's olefins-1 production unit...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-improves-feedstock-energy-efficiency-at-Brazil-site_66745.html
January 13, 2015
Petrobras has signed a deal to provide technical assistance to fish farmers operating in the Castanhão dam, in Brazil, as the company accelerates its efforts to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Petrobras-steps-up-efforts-to-produce-biofuels-from-fish-innards_66790.html
January 12, 2015
Clariant says that it has signed an agreement to acquire the remaining 50% shares of Companhia Brasileira de Bentonita (CBB) from Geosol (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), a world leader in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Clariant-acquires-remaining-shares-of-Companhia-Brasileira-de-Bentonita_66736.html
December 22, 2014
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) says that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Vale’s (Rio de Janeiro) shares in Fosbrasil, a producer of downstream...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/ICL-acquires-full-ownership-of-Fosbrasil_66392.html
December 22, 2014
Altana (Wesel, Germany) says that it has acquired two companies—Premiata and Overlake—that are headquartered in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Premiata, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Altana-acquires-two-companies-in-Brazil_66390.html
December 19, 2014
Clariant says that it has signed an agreement to divest its water treatment business operating in Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia to Ecolab. Financial details of the deal have not been...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Ecolab-to-acquire-Clariants-water-treatment-business-in-Latin-America_66355.html
December 17, 2014
Mosaic announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Archer Daniel Midland’s (ADM) fertilizer distribution business in Brazil and Paraguay for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Mosaic-completes-acquisition-of-ADM-fertilizer-distribution-business_66248.html
December 15, 2014
BASF’s coatings division has become the sole supplier of automotive coatings for Chery's (Wuhu, China) automotive production plant at Jacarei, Brazil, which started operations in August....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/BASF-to-supply-Chery-automotive-plant-in-Brazil_66179.html
December 12, 2014
Brazil's antitrust authority, Cade, has unanimously approved, albeit with restrictions, Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL) acquiring Vale’s stake in Fosbrasil, a joint venture producing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-antitrust-authority-approves-ICLs-acquisition-of-Vales-share-in-Fosbrasil_66153.html
December 9, 2014
Solvay announces today that it is acquiring Dhaymers (Taboão da Serra, Brazil), a producer of specialty esters, entering the skin care market and expanding its presence in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Solvay-acquires-specialty-esters-producer-in-Brazil_65987.html
December 5, 2014
Plant Health Care (Raleigh, NC), a leading provider of novel biological products to agriculture, announced today that it has signed a development and distribution agreement with Arysta...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Plant-Health-Care-signs-Brazil-sugarcane-development-accord-with-Arysta-LifeScience_65913.html
December 3, 2014
Braskem has decided to settle fully 1 billion reais ($390 million) owed in taxes to the Brazilian treasury, the company announced. Braskem will pay 30% of the amount due in cash and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-pays-R$1-billion-tax-debt_65799.html
December 1, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) announced today that it has obtained regulatory approvals to acquire a 60% stake in Galvani Indústria, Comércio e Serviços (São...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Yara-completes-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-Brazilian-fertilizer-company-Galvani_65747.html
November 28, 2014
Brazil has lowered import duties on para-xylene (p-xylene) from 4% to 0%, the Foreign Trade Chamber (Camex; Brasilia) announced. The duty reduction is applicable for 80,000 m.t. of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-lowers-import-duties-on-p-xylene-for-six-months-effective-1-December_65718.html
November 13, 2014
Brazil's competition authority CADE (Brasilia) has rejected Braskem's proposed acquisition of Solvay's 70.59% stake in chlorvinyls company Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires). The decision...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-blocks-Braskems-acquisition-of-Solvay-Indupa-update-adds-Braskem-comment_65343.html
November 12, 2014
TCU (Brasilia), Brazil's tribunal that oversees state spending, says that Petrobras allowed suppliers and contractors to overcharge on contracts for refineries and other projects...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Tribunal-Petrobras-overpaid-contractors-for-refinery-projects_65326.html
November 6, 2014
Braskem reported net profit of 230 million reais ($91.7 million) in the third quarter, down 42% year-on-year (YOY), according to the latest company results released today. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskems-net-income-down-42-percent_65195.html
November 6, 2014
Oxiteno, the chemical subsidiary of Ultrapar (São Paulo), reported 62.1 million reais ($24.8 million) in operating income during the third quarter, down from R$113.1 million in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Oxiteno-operating-income-drops-45-percent-on-economic-slowdown_65184.html
October 31, 2014
Brazil imported $4.2 billion of chemicals during the month of September, an increase of 8.9% compared with September 2013, according to figures released by Abiquim (São Paulo)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-chemical-imports-up-almost-9-percent-in-September_65021.html
October 31, 2014
Brazil's chemical production decreased 3.18% year-on-year (YOY) during the third quarter, according to preliminary data released by the economics and statistics team of Brazil's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-chemical-production-down-more-than-3-percent-in-third-quarter_65022.html
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