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July 31, 2015
Casale (Lugano, Switzerland) has been awarded fertilizer contracts in India and Russia. Under the terms of its contract with Zuari Agro Chemicals (India), Casale will provide basic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Casale-awarded-fertilizer-plant-contracts-in-India-and-Russia_72645.html
July 31, 2015
Major producer of synthetic rubber, plastics, and other petrochemicals Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK; Nizhnekamsk, Russia) reports an increase in output during the  first six months...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Russian-producer-NKNKs-synthetic-rubber-business-improving_72644.html
July 31, 2015
Maire Tecnimont (Rome) says its Tecnimont (Milan) subsidiary has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction contract by Yara International for a urea granulation...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Yara-awards-EPC-contract-to-Tecnimont-for-Dutch-urea-plant_72642.html
July 31, 2015
Kem One Group SAS (Lyon, France), jointly owned by private equity firm OpenGate Capital and Alain de Krassny, has acquired Kem One Innovative Vinyls from The Klesch Group. Details of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Kem-One-SAS-acquires-Kem-One-Innovative-Vinyls-from-Klesch-Group_72640.html
July 31, 2015
Fluor Corp., the leading engineering and construction firm, has signed an agreement to divest 50% of shares in its Spanish operations, Fluor S.A., to Sacyr Industrial, a leading...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Fluor-sells-part-of-its-Spanish-subsidiary-confirms-refinery-award-in-Kuwait_72638.html
July 31, 2015
Arkema has reported a 67% increase in adjusted second-quarter net income, to €120 million ($131.3 million), on 39% higher sales of €2.1 billion. Ebitda advanced 52%, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkemas-second-quarter-earnings-lifted-by-Bostik_72636.html
July 31, 2015
The benzene contract price for August has initially settled in Europe at $853/m.t. or €779/m.t., representing a decrease of $29 or €13 on the July level.     The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Initial-Europe-August-benzene-contract-down-$29m-t-_72651.html
July 31, 2015
The European Commission has given the green light to the French government to release €125 million ($138.1 million) in state aid to chlor-alkali and polyvinyl chloride (PVC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Commission-approves-French-state-aid-to-Kem-One_72476.html
July 30, 2015
Repsol's (Madrid) petrochemical sales volumes increased marginally during the second quarter, to 683,000 m.t., the company says. Repsol does not disclose the net profit generated by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Repsols-petchem-volumes-inch-up-downstream-activities-offset-upstream-weakness_72569.html
July 30, 2015
FMC will establish a European regional headquarters and research facility at Horsholm, a suburb of Copenhagen, Denmark. The company's European Innovation Center (EIC) will be located...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/FMC-to-establish-European-regional-headquarters-in-Denmark_72562.html
July 30, 2015
Energy and chemicals major ENI (Rome) on Thursday said that Versalis (Milan), its chemicals business, is benefiting from the turnaround programs and business restructuring carried out...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Versalis-swings-to-profit-benefits-from-shutdowns-Porto-Marghera-restart_72544.html
July 30, 2015
Air Liquide reported €4.12 billion ($4.55 billion) in revenues for the second quarter, up 3.4% year-on-year (YOY) on a comparable basis, driven by higher sales across all...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Air-Liquides-quarter-two-revenue-up-driven-by-growth-in-emerging-markets_72556.html
July 30, 2015
Evonik Industries is globalizing its R&D activities for the global cosmetics industry, and at the same time using local R&D to strengthen its position in important growth...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Evonik-expands-global-R-and-D-for-cosmetics-personal-care_72560.html
July 30, 2015
Privately owned industrial gases producer, Messer (Bad Soden, Germany) together with BLRT Group, one of the biggest industrial holdings in the Baltic States, have invested around...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Messer-commissions-oxygen-plant-in-Estonia_72561.html
July 30, 2015
PhosAgro (Moscow) on Thursday reported a 9.7% increase in production and sales of fertilizers in the first six months of this year, with both reaching 3.4 million m.t. Production...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/PhosAgro-raises-fertilizer-output-in-first-six-months_72559.html
July 30, 2015
Clariant says that its second-quarter net income dropped to 56 million Swiss francs in the second quarter from SF74 million in the corresponding period of last year. Ebitda before...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Strong-Swiss-franc-weighs-on-Clariants-second-quarter-results-earnings-soar-in-local-currencies_72555.html
July 30, 2015
Quaker Chemical (Conshohocken, PA) says that it has acquired Verkol (Bera, Spain), a leading specialty grease and lubricants manufacturer and marketer based in Northern Spain, for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/spain/Quaker-acquires-specialty-grease-and-lubricants-manufacturer-in-Spain_72557.html
July 30, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell says that it will cut 6,500 jobs this year, almost 7% of its total workforce, as part of additional cost-cutting plans designed to offset the impact of a prolonged...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Shell-to-cut-6500-jobs-group-wide-in-response-to-continued-low-oil-prices_72553.html
July 30, 2015
Kemira says that Kim Poulsen has been appointed president of the company’s paper segment and Asia/Pacific region and a member of the management board, effective 1 November...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/finland/Kemira-appoints-president-of-paper-business-and-AsiaPacific-region_72548.html
July 29, 2015
The World Bank has recommended that the Armenian government put Nairit (Yerevan), a debt-ridden synthetic rubber plant, into bankruptcy. The World Bank announced last February that it...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Armenian-government-rejects-bankruptcy-recommendation-for-synthetic-rubber-plant_72516.html
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