The project involves capex of almost US$400mn to produce 2,700t/y iodine.
The new 40,000m2 facility will house plants for the firm's main business lines in Chile: industrial, pharmaceutical and veterinary.
Mexico's state-run Pemex and German company Linde established an alliance regarding the long-term supply of hydrogen to Pemex's Ciudad Madero refinery.
Stricter compliance rules requiring suppliers to perform due diligence on their own suppliers could lead to a new purge among the many suppliers to state-owned oil giant Pemex, according to supplier association AMESPAC.
Antitrust body Cade said the move follows oil giant Petrobras' plans to mothball two of its nitrogen fertilizer plants in the country.