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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...
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...
August 1, 2007
Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, Mich.; and Crystalsev (São Paulo, Brazil; are forming a joint venture in Brazil to design and build...

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