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Peru to hold third national petrochemical conference in January

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Peru's Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) will hold the Third Peru Petrochemical Conference on Jan. 24-25, in Lima.
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Malvern Instruments opens new applications laboratory in São Paulo

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In December 2012, in support of continued, strong business growth in South America, materials characterization company Malvern Instruments opened a new applications and demonstration laboratory in Brazil.
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Brazil's processed plastics industry losing ground to imports

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SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil is seeing a growing domestic demand for plastics, but the industry there is finding it impossible to meet the increase.
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JBS SA to acquire poultry processor for $63 million

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SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazilian meat company JBS SA has agreed to buy local poultry processor Agroveneto for approximately $63 million. Agroveneto, which specializes in the production of chicken
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Braskem Idesa awarded EPC contract for the Etileno XXI project

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MEXICO CITY -- Braskem Idesa S.A.P.I. awarded to a joint venture formed by Odebrecht, Technip and ICA Fluor a contract worth more than US$ 2.7 billion for the engineering,
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DSM announces South American biologics manufacturing contract

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. — DSM Pharmaceutical Products, the custom manufacturing and technology business of Royal DSM N.V. announced a biologics contract manufacturing agreement with its first Brazilian client, RECEPTA Biopharma
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Brazil’s cocoa processing declines in second quarter

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BAHIA, Brazil — Brazil’s cocoa processing declined 4.8% in the second quarter, signaling a drop in demand on the domestic market, Bloomberg reported. Brazil produced about 57,702 metric tons
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Peruvian mine purchases CiDRA flowmeter

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WALLINGFORD, Conn. -- CiDRA Minerals Processing Inc. announced today that Southern Copper Company’s Cuajone mine in Peru has awarded CiDRA a contract to supply, install, start-up and commission a 48”
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Brazilian prosecutors seek $500M from Shell, BASF for contamination at chemical plant

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BRASILIA — Brazilian prosecutors are asking a court to force Shell and BASF to pay $500 million into a compensation fund for workers who may have been contaminated at
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Plant automation provider wins major infrastructure contracts in South America

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Metso will deliver its automation technology to two major infrastructure projects currently under construction in South America: Belo is the world’s third largest hydroelectric plant in Brazil and the
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