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April 18, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry trade association VCI (Frankfurt) has called for more objectivity and “an open discussion of the content” in the continuing discussions...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/VCI-calls-for-more-"factual-discussion"-over-TTIP_69584.html
April 18, 2015
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) says it has appointed Laurent Michaux as general manager of its composite components business, reporting to Rudolf Hadorn, Gurit’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Gurit-appoints-Michaux-as-GM-composite-components_69583.html
April 17, 2015
The first shipments of an anticipated wave of styrene imports have started to arrive in Europe. This week, imports totaling approximately 15,000 m.t. arrived there from the United...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Wave-of-styrene-imports-starts-to-arrive-in-Europe-from-US_69568.html
April 17, 2015
Applied Graphene Materials (Wilton, UK), which engages in the R&D, manufacture, and sale of graphene, has reported positive preliminary findings following independent performance...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Applied-Graphene-reports-positive-test-results-with-graphene-reinforced-PU-coatings_69558.html
April 17, 2015
Wacker Chemie has declined to comment on reports that it is advancing with a previously announced preparation for a possible stock market listing of Siltronic, its semiconductor...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Wacker-selects-banks-for-Siltronic-IPO_69554.html
April 17, 2015
Henkel says that it has signed an agreement to acquire Novamelt (Wehr, Germany), a privately owned company that specializes in pressure-sensitive hot melt adhesives...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Henkel-to-acquire-hot-melt-adhesives-firm-Novamelt_69553.html
April 17, 2015
Air Liquide has held an official start-up ceremony for the company's steam methane reformer (SMR) unit in the Chempark Dormagen site near Cologne, the company announced today. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Air-Liquide-commissions-steam-methane-reformer-to-supply-Bayer-TDI-production-in-Germany_69569.html
April 17, 2015
Lubrizol says that its performance coatings business has added hyperdispersant capacity at its Huddersfield, UK, facility. The new capacity will be used for to manufacture Solsperse...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Lubrizol-adds-hyperdispersant-capacity-in-UK_69547.html
April 17, 2015
Huntsman says that its performance products division plans to expand capacity for specialty amines at its manufacturing facilities at Petfurdo, Hungary; and Conroe, TX. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/hungary/Huntsman-expands-capacity-for-specialty-amines-in-Hungary-US_69559.html
April 17, 2015
Syngenta, the global leading producer of agricultural chemicals, today reported flat first-quarter sales of $4.0 billion, including the lawn and garden business, and retained its full...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Syngentas-first-quarter-sales-hurt-by-slow-start-in-the-Americas-currency-effects_69544.html
April 16, 2015
Sibur (Moscow) says that its biggest investment project, a world-scale petrochemicals complex at Tobolsk, Russia, will likely reach mechanical completion in 2019, one year later than...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Sibur-delays-world-scale-petchem-project-due-to-challenging-economic-environment_69511.html
April 16, 2015
Energy major Rosneft (Moscow), tire producer Pirelli and synthetic rubber maker Synthos (Oswiecim, Poland) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to carry out a feasibility...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Synthos-joins-Rosneft-and-Pirelli-in-synthetic-rubber-project-in-Russia_69502.html
April 16, 2015
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Germany in 2014 fell in comparison with those in the previous period for the first time in three years, the federal environment ministry (UBA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Germanys-greenhouse-gas-emissions-fall-YOY-for-first-time-in-three-years_69476.html
April 16, 2015
Galapagos (Mechelen, Belgium), a biotechnology firm engaged in developing new treatments for inflammatory diseases, filed on 15 April with the SEC to raise up to $150 million in an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Belgium-based-biotech-firm-files-for-an-IPO_69472.html
April 16, 2015
Environmental and sustainability consultancy ERM (London) says it has acquired ReachCentrum (Brussels) from Cefic. ReachCentrum is involved in the registration market for the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Cefic-to-sell-ReachCentrum-to-ERM_69473.html
April 16, 2015
Total announced today that it has presented a plan for its French refinery assets to employee representatives. The company, under the proposals, will invest to upgrade the Donges...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Total-to-transform-two-refineries-in-France-as-part-of-a-wider-restructuring-plan_69469.html
April 16, 2015
Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) says that Harry Swan, its managing director, has been appointed to the governing board of Innovate UK, the United Kingdom’s innovation agency, formerly...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Harry-Swan-appointed-to-governing-board-of-Innovate-UK_69468.html
April 15, 2015
Siemens has selected Molycorp (Greenwood Village, CO) to supply rare earth materials over the next 10 years from its Mountain Pass, CA facility for incorporation into Siemens'...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Molycorp-to-supply-rare-earths-for-use-in-Siemens-wind-turbine-generators-Shin-Etsu-will-produce-rare-earth-magnets_69463.html
April 15, 2015
The signing ceremony of the previously announced polypropylene (PP) project at Sumgayit was held today in Baku, Azerbaijan, in the framework of an Italian trade mission to Azerbaijan...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/Socar-and-Tecnimont-sign-contract-for-PP-plant-in-Azerbaijan_69443.html
April 15, 2015
The output of chemicals in the European Union rose by a paltry 0.2% in 2014, while sales fell 1.1% compared with the previous year because of lower prices, according to the latest...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-chemical-output-stagnant-in-2014-sales-fall-prices-plunge-confidence-slips_69400.html
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