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PPG completes expansion in Brazil
PPG today completed a $40 million, 65,000-square-foot expansion of a coatings manufacturing plant at Sumare, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The plant makes resins for electrocoat products for automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and the industrial market in...

Raizen, Ceres agree to scale up ethanol production from sweet sorghum
Ceres (Thousand Oaks, CA) and Raízen (São Paulo) have signed a multiyear collaboration agreement to develop and produce sweet sorghum on an industrial scale. Sweet sorghum can be grown to complement existing feedstock supplies for and extend the...

SQM appoints new CEO
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santiago) says that its board of directors, in an extraordinary meeting on 16 March, decided to terminate the employment contract of Patricio Contesse, its former CEO. The board has appointed Patricio de...

Borealis closes financing agreement for compounding project in Brazil
Borealis today announced the closure of a 36.7-million reais ($11.4 million) financing agreement with the Brazilian development bank BNDES to finance expanding Borealis in Brazil. The transaction was formally closed with an Itatiba, Brazil, site visit and...

Report: Whistleblowers implicate Braskem in Petrobras scandal
Two whistleblowers have implicated Braskem in the corruption scandal surrounding state-owned oil producer Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro), according to a report from newspaper Folha de S. Paolo. Braskem paid incentives to buy cheaper raw material from Petrobras...

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