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October 24, 2014
Germany’s chemical industry trade association VCI (Frankfurt) says that the target of a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions agreed by European leaders is “highly...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/VCI-Highly-ambitious-climate-targets-will-result-in-weaker-growth-reduced-competitiveness_64783.html
October 24, 2014
Para-xylene (p-xylene) spot prices have come off significantly in Europe this month as p-xylene spot prices have dropped in Asia on the back of a significant fall in energy markets...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/P-xylene-prices-fall-in-Europe-on-the-back-of-softer-Asian-prices-weaker-energy-markets_64788.html
October 24, 2014
The European Council, the institution of the heads of state or government of the member states of the European Union, has agreed on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-leaders-set-ambitious-climate-energy-targets-for-2030_64780.html
October 24, 2014
Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland), a producer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), pharma intermediates, and finished drugs, says that it has received operating approval from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Siegfried-API-plant-at-Nantong-receives-operating-approval_64781.html
October 24, 2014
Air Liquide has reported that its third-quarter revenue was €3.8 billion ($4.81 billion), up 1% year-on-year (YOY) on a reported basis and 4.3% YOY on a comparable basis...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Air-Liquides-revenue-boosted-by-growth-in-emerging-markets_64778.html
October 24, 2014
Hikma Pharmaceuticals (London) says it has received a warning letter from the FDA on Thursday concerning its plant in Portugal. This follows an inspection of the facility in March. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/FDA-issues-warning-letter-for-Hikma-Pharmaceuticals-plant-in-Portugal_64779.html
October 24, 2014
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South Korea) and its distributor United Trading System (UTS; Saint Petersburg, Russia) have signed a long-term cooperation agreement to supply Sibur (Moscow)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Songwon-signs-deal-with-Sibur-to-supply-additives-used-in-polymer-production_64776.html
October 24, 2014
BASF today reported a slight increase in third-quarter Ebitda to €2.52 billion ($3.19 billion) compared with €2.49 billion in the year-earlier quarter. Earnings before...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-raises-third-quarter-sales-and-earnings-unlikely-to-achieve-2015-targets_64774.html
October 24, 2014
Potash producer Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia) says that its board of directors, in a meeting on 23 October, has approved the appointment of Anton Vishanenko as CFO of Uralkali and as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Uralkali-confirms-appointment-of-CFO_64773.html
October 23, 2014
Novozyme (Bagsvaerd, Denmark) reported a 12% increase in net profit during the third quarter, to 637 million Danish krone ($108.6 million) compared with DK568 million in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Novozymes-upgrades-2014-outlook-net-profit-grows-12-percent-in-the-third-quarter_64703.html
October 23, 2014
BorsodChem (Kazincbarcika, Hungary) says it has started preparations to replace its 125,000-m.t./year mercury-cell chlor-alkali plant at Kazincbarcika with a membrane-cell plant. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/hungary/BorsodChem-launches-mercury-cell-chlor-alkali-plant-replacement-project_64699.html
October 23, 2014
PhosAgro (Moscow) today reported an increase in fertilizer output and sales during the first nine months of 2014. Production rose 5.6% to 4.59 million m.t. Sales were up 4.3% to 4.61...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/PhosAgro-reports-higher-fertilizer-production-and-sales_64698.html
October 23, 2014
Umicore (Brussels), in its business update announcement for the third quarter of 2014, says that the company’s revenue increased 1% in the quarter, compared with the third...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Umicore-records-a-slight-increase-in-revenue_64696.html
October 23, 2014
BASF today appointed Sanjeev Gandhi, 47, to the board of executive directors, effective 1 December 2014. Gandhi, currently head of BASF’s intermediates division, will replace...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-shuffles-executive-board-as-one-member-retires_64695.html
October 23, 2014
Private equity firms are mulling possible offers for Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), the German life science company’s major polyurethanes and polycarbonates business, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Report-Private-equity-firms-eyeing-Bayer-MaterialScience_64694.html
October 22, 2014
A. Schulman announced today that it is cutting 40 jobs in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), mostly in back office and support functions, as part of a restructuring to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Schulman-to-cut-support-functions-in-EMEA-restructuring_64678.html
October 22, 2014
Lubrizol says that it has invested $20 million in its blending plant operations at Le Havre, France. “Ensuring supply reliability for our customers as the engine-oil market...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Lubrizol-invests-in-Le-Havre-plant_64662.html
October 22, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) announced today that it will spend 2.25 billion Norwegian kroner ($350 million) to increase fertilizer capacity at its Porsgrunn, Norway, site. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Yara-to-expand-fertilizer-capacity-in-Norway-and-Finland_64658.html
October 22, 2014
Total today named Patrick Pouyanné CEO, following the death of Christophe de Margerie, chairman and CEO, in a plane crash at Moscow airport earlier this week...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Total-appoints-head-of-refining-and-chemicals-as-its-new-CEO_64665.html
October 22, 2014
AkzoNobel today announced a €5 million ($6.3 million) divestment of its 50% share in Eka Synthomer, to Synthomer. The divestment follows a strategic review of businesses within...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/AkzoNobel-sells-stake-in-Eka-Synthomer-to-partner-exits-paper-chemicals_64674.html
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