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Expansion of the WACKER ACADEMY: Wacker Opens International Training Centers in Brazil and Singapore


Wacker, the Munich-based chemical group, is expanding its international training & competence centers and opens branches of the WACKER ACADEMY in Sao Paulo (Brazil) as well as in Singapore. The training centers offer an ideal platform for sector-specific networking between customers, distribution ...


LANXESS cuts its global climate gas emissions by more than 50 percent

Total of EUR 80 million investment in new power plants


In the last two years, LANXESS has reduced its direct climate gas emissions by more than 50 percent. From 2007 to 2009, annual emissions from the group’s plants were cut from 3.5 million to 1.5 million metric tons of CO2 equivalents. Emissions per metric ton of manufactured product have also ...


LANXESS starts up “sugar cane” power plant

Environmentally friendly generation of energy for the production of iron oxide pigments in Brazil


LANXESS has started up a new on-site power plant at its location in Porto Feliz in Brazil. This will increase the efficiency and environmental compatibility of the on-site production of iron oxide pigments, which are marketed globally as Bayferrox and regionally as Po Xadrez. The innovative, ...


BASF to break ground for new sodium methylate plant in Brazil

World-scale plant with a capacity of 60,000 metric tons


BASF broke ground for its new production plant for sodium methylate in Guaratinguetá, Brazil, its largest site in South America. The plant will have a capacity of 60,000 metric tons per year and is primarily intended to supply the regional market. It is the second BASF plant for this product, in ...


Syrris establishes Brazilian subsidiary


Syrris established its new Brazilian subsidiary at the beginning of January 2010. With offices on four continents and an expanding distributor network, the new office in São Paulo will enable Syrris to provide efficient and direct support to its rapidly expanding Latin American customer ...


Petrobras restructures Petrochemical Segment


Petróleo Brasileiro S.A – Petrobras and its wholly-owned subsidiary Petrobras Química S.A. – Petroquisa (jointly, Petrobras), together with Odebrecht S.A and Braskem S.A announced the Investment Agreement executed by the companies which set the conditions pursuant to which Petrobras will ...


Wacker appoints new distributor for dispersions VINNAPAS and VINNOL in Switzerland and Brazil


Wacker, the Munich-based chemical company, continues to consolidate its distribution networks for VINNAPAS® and VINNOL® brand polymer dispersions to improve efficiency and to create crossregional synergies. In the course of a constant optimization of the distribution sales channels, Wacker’s ...


Braskem and Novozymes to make green plastic

Partners take a step toward the bio-based economy by developing polypropylene from sugarcane


Braskem and Novozymes announced a research partnership to develop large-scale production of polypropylene from sugarcane. "Braskem was the first company in the world to produce a 100% certified green polypropylene on an experimental basis. The partnership with Novozymes will further boost ...


Petrobras Biocombustível acquires 50% stake in a Biodiesel Plant in Paraná


Petrobras announced that its Board of Directors has approved the entry of its wholly-owned subsidiary Petrobras Biocombustível S.A. in the joint stock of BSBIOS Marialva Indústria e Comércio de Biodiesel Sul Brasil S.A., with investments worth R$ 55 million , going on to hold 50% of the company´s ...


Dow Corning acquires U.S. and Brazilian silicon metal manufacturing assets from Globe Speciality Metals


Dow Corning Corporation has acquired two chemical grade silicon manufacturing assets from Globe Specialty Metals, in an acquisition valued at approximately $175 million (USD). Dow Corning purchased 100 percent of Globe Metais Indústria e Comércio S.A., a silicon metal manufacturer in Pará, ...


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