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November 4, 2008
To further strengthen its presence and services to clients in Latin America, Haldor Topsøe (, a supplier of heterogeneous cataysis and process supplies has opened a subsidiary in Argentina...øe-subsidiary-in-Latin-America_4326.html
May 28, 2008
BASF S.E. (Ludwigshafen, Germany; is planning to construct a production plant for sodium methylate in Guaratinguet‡, Brazil, its largest site in South America. The plant, which will have a capacity of 60,000 m.t./yr, will be the first such plant for this product in South...
April 25, 2008
Rhodia (Paris, France; has launched production of Rhodiasolv IRIS, an innovative  solvent with excellent eco-friendly properties, at a new unit located on the Group’s Santo Andre site in  Brazil. Rhodiasolv IRIS, designed for applications such as industrial cleaning, foundry resins, paints  and coatings formulations, is non-toxic, readily biodegradable, nonflammable and...
April 15, 2008
Shell Global Solutions International B.V. (The Hague, Netherlands; and South Atlantic Refinery Company S.A. (SARC) recently signed an agreement to license technology for SARC’s new greenfield refinery, planned to start up in Aracaju in the Sergipe region of Brazil in 2011. The agreement calls for Shell Global...
April 2, 2008
Specialty chemicals group Lanxess AG (Leverkusen, Germany; has successfully completed the acquisition of an approximate 70 % holding in Petroflex S.A., Latin America’s biggest rubber producer. Lanxess is paying some 200-million euros for the package of shares. The transaction took legal and economic effect on April 1, 2008. Petroflex S.A. will be included in Lanxess’s...
March 15, 2008
Despite challenges created by a building frenzy in the Middle East and Asia, E&C firms continue to deliver new chemical facilities around the world Anyone with an ear to the door of the chemical process industries (CPI) knows that the rising cost of raw materials is forcing processors to chase the cheap feedstocks. The relatively low price of oil and natural gas is making plant investments in the...
January 17, 2008
Peru Copper Syndicate has awarded Aker Kvaerner Metals, Inc. (Tuscon, Ariz.; a $11.5-million contract for the provision of technical services for basic engineering and additional...
December 14, 2007
KBR (Houston, Tex.; has been awarded a $57-million contract by MAN Ferrostaal AG (MFS) to provide basic and detailed engineering services for an 1,800 m.t./d ammonia plant for Petroquímica de Venezuela, S.A. (Pequiven). The plant will...
December 14, 2007
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; announces today that the Board of its affiliate Solvay Indupa has approved a further $135-million-investment program to expand and increase the competitiveness of its vinyls production plant of Santo Andre, Brazil. This second stage of expansion, following the plan announced in August 2006, comprises the creation of an integrated plant to...
November 6, 2007
Integrated Biodiesel Industries, Ltd (IBI; Sao Paulo) has signed a Letter of Intent with port operator Terminal Puerto Rosario S.A. (TPR) to build a 60,000-m.t./yr biodiesel plant inside its facilities in the city of Rosario, Argentina. TPR will offer existent infrastructure such as land, storage tanks with...
October 31, 2007
“This is the first time since the early 1970s there have been four strong years in a row; every piston of the economic engine was running,” says Dr. Thomas K. Swift, chief economist for the American Chemistry Council “We have just come off of four years (2003–2006) of very strong global economic growth,” says Dr. Thomas K. Swift, chief economist and managing director...
October 24, 2007
Chemical Engineering announced today the release of its new beta website.  The completely retooled site and online information service will provide up-to-the-minute news and in-depth technical expertise from Chemical Engineering’s global team of chemical engineers, CPI professionals and journalists.  “The new site simply capitalizes on Web-based technology to improve how...
August 1, 2007
Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, Mich.; and Crystalsev (São Paulo, Brazil; are forming a joint venture in Brazil to design and build...
April 1, 2007
    NORTH AMERICA RFID Journal LIVE Annual Conference and Exhibition. RFID Journal LLC (Melville, N.Y.). Phone: 631-249-4989; Fax: 631-980-4314; Web: Orlando, Fla. Apr. 30-May 2   Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Seminar. New Standard Inst. (Milford, Conn.). Phone: 203-783-1582; Web: Boston, Mass. May 7-9   19th Coating and Drying Technology...

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