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Bostik opens adhesives manufacturing facility in Brazil
Fortaleza, a Bostik (Paris) subsidiary, has opened a manufacturing facility at Queimados, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. The new facility manufactures cementitious tile adhesive products for internal and outdoor uses and has a production capacity of...

Brazil fertilizer producer ponders mothballing operations, partnering or divesting assets
Phosphate fertilizer producer MBAC Fertilizer (Toronto) has put its Itafós Arraias, Brazil, operations into minimum production mode to conserve working capital because now is the low season for fertilizer sales in Brazil. The company says that, to...

Clariant acquires stake in Brazilian health- and personal-care firm Beraca
Clariant said today that it is acquiring a 30% stake in the health- and personal-care business of Beraca (São Paulo), a leading provider of natural and organic ingredients, with the possibility of raising this to a majority stake in the future. The...

Petrobras says refinery blast will not impact supply
Petrobras reiterated yesterday that supply to the market would not be affected by a recent explosion at the company’s Landulfo Alves refinery in Bahia State, Brazil. The refinery had an explosion in a duct in the hydrogen generation plant on 18 January...

Brazil's chemical trade deficit down 2.4% in 2014
Brazil's chemical trade deficit totaled about $31.2 billion in 2014—approximately $400 million below estimates disclosed by the country's chemical industry association (Abiquim; São Paulo) during its annual meeting last December, says Abiquim...

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