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Braskem and Acinplas sign partnership

Agreement is for the supply of Green Polyethylene for manufacturing plastic films


Braskem and Acinplas have signed a partnership for supplying green polyethylene from a 100% renewable source. The resin will be used to manufacture plastic films that will be transformed into a licensed product called Sistema Unisold®, used by companies run by Acinplas - Suzuki, Koba, Plasa, Voti ...


Solvay Indupa successfully completes upgrade and expansion of its vinyl activities in Brazil

Solvay strengthens competitiveness of its PVC plant at Santo André, Brazil


Solvay announces that Solvay Indupa successfully concluded the three-year and 150 million USD investment program to upgrade and expand the operations at its Santo André plant in Brazil by starting up a new membrane chlor-alkali unit (MCA) associated with the expansion of the downstream vinyl ...


Braskem wins international award in ecoefficiency


Braskem won the ROE (Return on Environment) Leadership Award for the third time. It recognizes companies that focus on environmental improvements tied to operational performance. The award is offered by GE Infrastructure - Water and Process Technologies. Braskem earned the distinction by ...


Braskem begins work on the new green PE plant


Work has already begun at the job site for Braskem’s new green polyethylene plant in Triunfo. In the beginning of January, the Environmental Protection Foundation (Fepam) granted the Installation License (LI), which authorizes the beginning of the construction process. Braskem is working on ...


Kemira's acquisition of Brazilian water treatment company Nheel Química confirmed


Kemira's acquisition of Brazilian water treatment chemicals company Nheel Química Ltda has been confirmed. The acquisition shall further strengthen Kemira's presence in Latin America's biggest and fastest growing water treatment market in Brazil. According to the company, Nheel Química is the ...


Monsanto Company to Invest in Technologies for Sugarcane With Acquisitions of CanaVialis and Alellyx

Companies to Combine Their Expertise to Enhance Production of Sugarcane and Biofuels to Meet Growing Global Demands


Monsanto Company is investing in a new large-acre row crop, sugarcane, to diversify its existing core crop portfolio and to leverage its experience in bringing innovations to the agricultural marketplace through breeding and biotechnology. Monsanto announced that it has entered into a definitive ...


Evonik Initiating Million-Euro Investments in Brazil

Expansion of the hydrogen peroxide business


Evonik Industries plans to build a new facility for producing the environmentally friendly bleaching and oxidation agent hydrogen peroxide (H 2O 2), which is used primarily in the production of cellulose and paper, at the Triunfo petrochemical complex near Porto Alegre, in southern Brazil. An ...


Braskem announces the production and certification of the first polypropylene from a 100% renewable source


Braskem took another important step towards the development of green plastics by producing the first samples of polypropylene from 100% renewable raw material with international certification. The samples were first obtained on laboratory scale and then in a pilot plant, where homopolymers and ...


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ICI invests in new Brazil adhesives manufacturing facility


A new manufacturing facility in Brazil has been opened by ICI to meet growing demand for industrial adhesives in the country. The investment introduces local provision of adhesives, some previously imported by the company for the woodworking, packaging and paper converting sectors, some for ...


Borden Chemical Plans Brazil Expansion: Resins and Formaldehyde Manufacturing Complex in Rio Grande do Sul


Borden Chemical, Inc. announced that its Brazilian subsidiary, Borden Quimica Industria e Comercio S.A., intends to build a formaldehyde and resins manufacturing complex to serve the rapidly growing engineered wood products market in southern Brazil and northern Uruguay. Borden Chemical's board ...


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