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July 7, 2015
Innospec says it has completed the divestment of its Innospec Widnes (Widnes, UK) aroma chemicals business to Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Innospec-completes-divestment-of-aroma-chemicals-unit_71963.html
July 6, 2015
Styrene monomer spot prices in Europe  are staying at recently inflated levels despite downward pressure on benzene as crude oil falls back below $60/bbl. Styrene spot prices...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Despite-lower-crude-pressure-on-benzene-Europe-styrene-spot-prices-hold_71945.html
July 6, 2015
Technip (Paris), Europe’s largest engineering & construction firm and one of the largest global players, announces on Monday that in anticipation of an even more challenging...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Technip-restructures-cuts-jobs-to-cope-with-downturn-in-oil-and-gas-industry_71946.html
July 6, 2015
The LEGO Group (Billund, Denmark), maker of the LEGO brick toys, has announced an investment of 1 billion Danish kroner ($147.8 million) to research developing and implementing new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/LEGO-seeks-to-replace-ABS-with-sustainable-materials_71924.html
July 5, 2015
Tarek Al Wazir, minister of economy in the German state of Hesse, the home base of potash producer K+S (Kassel), said on Saturday that K+S was right to reject PotashCorp’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/German-minister-says-K+S-should-stay-a-German-company_71884.html
July 5, 2015
Monsanto is prepared to change its name if it succeeds in its $45 billion unsolicited bid to acquire Syngenta, the world’s largest maker of agricultural chemicals. Hugh Grant...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Monsanto-prepared-to-change-name-to-acquire-Syngenta_71885.html
July 3, 2015
Lenzing (Lenzing, Austria) has announced today that it is selling three business units, part of Lenzing Technik, as part of its strategy of focusing more strongly on its core business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lenzing-sells-three-business-units_71878.html
July 3, 2015
Europe's toluene contract prices for July have been settled within a range of $780-785/m.t., marking an increase of $5-10/m.t. on the June agreements. Not all market participants have...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Europe-toluene-contract-prices-for-July-settle-higher_71879.html
July 3, 2015
Versalis (Milan), the chemicals arm of Italy’s energy major ENI (Rome), said on Friday that it has joined forces with Chinese companies to develop innovative green tires based on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Versalis-and-Chinese-companies-form-green-tire-technology-alliance_71870.html
July 3, 2015
DIC (Tokyo) says that it will establish a new technical center for polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) compounds in Germany to meet the expanding and diverse technical requirements of its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/DIC-to-establish-PPS-technical-center-in-Germany_71869.html
July 3, 2015
PotashCorp, responding to K+S’s (Kassel, Germany) rejection on Thursday of its unsolicited proposal to acquire K+S for €41/share ($45.50), valuing the bid at €7.84...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/PotashCorp-confident-K+S-concerns-can-be-addressed_71866.html
July 2, 2015
Ashland has reached a deal to acquire AkzoNobel’s biomaterials technology. The technology selectively isolates desired components from living plants and marine sources to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ashland-to-acquire-AkzoNobels-biofunctional-technology_71849.html
July 2, 2015
An initial July contract settlement for ortho-xylene (o-xylene) was reached today in Europe at €820/m.t. This is an increase of €10/m.t. over the June settlement of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Initial-Europe-o-xylene-contract-price-for-July-settles-higher_71847.html
July 2, 2015
K+S (Kassel, Germany) says that it has rejected an "unsolicited proposal" from PotashCorp to acquire all of  K+S's outstanding shares. PotashCorp's bid is at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/K+S-rejects-takeover-bid-from-PotashCorp_71848.html
July 2, 2015
Clariant says that, on 1 July, it completed the previously announced acquisition of the remaining 50% of shares of Companhia Brasileira de Bentonita (CBB; Vitória da Conquista...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Clariant-completes-acquisition-of-remaining-shares-in-CBB_71832.html
July 2, 2015
Grupa Azoty (Tarnów, Poland) says that it is increasing fertilizer production capacity and optimizing fertilizer production processes at Tarnów. The company will invest...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/poland/Grupa-Azoty-to-expand-fertilizer-granulation-at-Tarnow_71844.html
July 2, 2015
Stolt-Nielsen says that its net profits increased to $42.5 million in the second quarter from $30.8 million in the corresponding period of last year, on revenue of $500.7 million, down...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lower-fuel-costs-buoy-Stolt-Nielsens-second-quarter-profit_71845.html
July 2, 2015
Synthomer (Harlow, UK) on Thursday issued a trading update ahead of its interim results on 11 August 2015 and says the board’s expectations for the full year remain unchanged. In...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Synthomers-second-quarter-profit-ahead-in-Asia-but-Europe-and-NA-lag-behind_71838.html
July 2, 2015
A well-developed and efficient transport infrastructure in transit country Germany is of paramount importance for Europe as an industrial location, according to Gerd Deimel...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/VCI-calls-for-improvements-in-connecting-European-transport-routes_71837.html
July 2, 2015
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says that it has acquired the pentaerythritol (penta), dipentaerythritol and sodium formate businesses, related technology as well as certain assets from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/sweden/Perstorp-acquires-Koei-Chemicals-pentaerythritol-business_71833.html
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