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May 8, 2015
Syngenta (Basel) on Friday rejected an offer from Monsanto to buy the Swiss-based pesticides and seeds group for just over $45 billion. The company says that the unsolicited offer...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Syngenta-rejects-$45-billion-takeover-offer-from-Monsanto_70244.html
May 8, 2015
Sensient Technologies (Milwaukee) says that it has agreed to acquire the assets of Xennia Technology (Letchworth, UK), a manufacturer of specialty inks used in digital printing. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Sensient-acquires-UK-based-manufacturer-of-specialty-inks_70243.html
May 8, 2015
The European Union and the United States are negotiating a comprehensive free trade agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). One aspect of the agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Reform-of-investment-protection-within-TTIP-VCI-welcomes-commissions-proposals_70256.html
May 8, 2015
The no. 2 steam cracker of Total's Antwerp olefins subsidiary has restarted, the company has confirmed. The no. 2 Antwerp cracker had a leak on 25 April as a result of a mechanical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Total-confirms-restart-of-Antwerp-NC2-cracker_70181.html
May 7, 2015
Growth and competitiveness in Germany’s chemical industry depend closely on the potential represented by motivated and well-qualified employees, says chemical industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Germanys-chemical-industry-employers-association-calls-for-shortage-of-skilled-workers-to-be-addressed_70180.html
May 7, 2015
Companies operating in the chemical distribution industry range in size from multinationals that are publicly traded or private equity owned, to small and medium-size firms, many of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/hungary/FECC-2015-Scale-as-a-success-factor-in-chemical-distribution_70168.html
May 7, 2015
At the start of a consultation in Germany’s parliament and upper chamber on the question of fracking, the country’s chemical industry trade association VCI (Frankfurt) has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/VCI-calls-for-clear-guidelines-for-natural-gas-production-calls-for-use-of-fracking-technology_70165.html
May 7, 2015
Arkema is expanding its product offering with a biosourced nylon-6,10 range under the registered Rilsan S brand. The product also consists of up to 62% renewable carbon, contributing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkema-launches-new-biosourced-nylon-range_70161.html
May 7, 2015
Wacker Chemie said on Thursday that it has agreed with an undisclosed solar-sector customer to terminate their contractual and delivery relationships. The terms of the agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Wacker-and-solar-customer-terminate-polysilicon-contract-Wacker-to-receive-special-income_70159.html
May 7, 2015
Ineos today announced that it has completed the previously announced deal to acquire at least a 50% interest in seven IGas (London) shale gas licenses in northwestern England. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-completes-purchase-of-key-IGas-shale-gas-assets-in-UK_70156.html
May 7, 2015
BASF and Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland) today announced that Siegfried will acquire BASF’s custom synthesis business and parts of its active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Siegfried-to-buy-certain-pharma-ingredients-businesses-from-BASF-for-&euro270-million_70155.html
May 7, 2015
Lanxess on Thursday reported an 11.7% rise in first-quarter Ebitda pre-exceptionals to €229 million ($260.2 million), mainly because of lower raw material costs and currency...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lanxess-reports-lower-net-income-on-flat-sales-ups-full-year-Ebitda-forecast_70154.html
May 6, 2015
Solvay reports adjusted net income of €173 million ($196.4 million), up 44% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter of 2015. Recurring Ebitda (Rebitda) was €502 million, up...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Solvays-first-quarter-net-income-up-44-percent-YOY_70116.html
May 6, 2015
Evonik Industries says today it started 2015 with a “strong performance,” generating one of its best quarterly results since 2009 on strong performance in the nutrition and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Evonik-reports-54-percent-increase-in-net-income_70115.html
May 6, 2015
Arkema’s board of directors, at a meeting on 5 May, decided to propose to the forthcoming annual general meeting on 2 June the appointment of Hélène Moreau-Leroy as...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Arkema-to-appoint-new-board-member_70112.html
May 6, 2015
The European Council, under the current Latvian presidency, and members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have agreed on a draft law to reform the European Union’s Emissions...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-ETS-Market-stability-reserve-to-start-in-2019-VCI-warns-of-additional-cost-burden-for-chemical-industry_70125.html
May 6, 2015
Arkema on Wednesday reported Ebitda increased 18%, to €237 million ($266.3 million), on sales, including a contribution from recently acquired Bostik, up 23%, to €1.87...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkema-reports-higher-first-quarter-sales-Ebitda-net-income-declines_70109.html
May 6, 2015
Further toluene contract fixtures for May have been agreed at $740–741/m.t. in Europe for May but, with ongoing strength in gasoline, the level is already borderline uneconomic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/May-Europe-toluene-contracts-agreed-at-$740-741_70117.html
May 5, 2015
The European styrene barge contract for May has been agreed at €1,390/m.t. FOB ARA, an increase of €20 on the April agreement. The settlement represents a margin decrease for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/May-Europe-styrene-barge-contract-settles-at-&euro1390_70088.html
May 5, 2015
Grupa Azoty (Tarnów, Poland) has announced the introduction of Oxoviflex, which it says is Poland's first non-phthalate plasticizer. The unit was built at a cost of over 40...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/poland/Grupa-Azoty-introduces-non-phthalate-plasticizer_70085.html
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