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August 6, 2014
Lanxess today announced its second-quarter results and detailed a previously announced restructuring program. Second-quarter net income rose to €55.0 million ($73.5 million) from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lanxess-outlines-realignment-as-earnings-improve-narrows-guidance_63007.html
August 5, 2014
Germany’s chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) has pointed out that the country’s chemical industry is not calling for mutual recognition of existing standards for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/VCI-No-reduction-in-chemical-safety-standards-through-TTIP_62990.html
August 5, 2014
DSM today reported second-quarter net profit from continuing operations before exceptional items of €110 million ($147.6 million), 20% down on the year-earlier quarter. Revenues...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/DSM-reports-lower-sales-earnings-on-negative-currency-effects-weakness-in-caprolactam_62979.html
August 5, 2014
Three former senior executives of Innospec have been jailed and another received a suspended prison sentence in the United Kingdom for bribing Indonesian officials to extend the life...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/UK-jails-former-Innospec-executives-for-Indonesia-corruption_62980.html
August 4, 2014
Novomer (Waltham, MA) says it has appointed Reschem Italia (Parabiago, Italy) as its authorized distributor of Converge-registered polypropylene carbonate (PPC) polyols in Italy...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Novomer-appoints-distributor-for-its-PPC-polyols-in-Italy_62958.html
August 4, 2014
Globalization and short product life cycles are further pressuring companies to open up their innovation processes, says specialty chemicals company Altana (Wesel, Germany). But...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Altana-survey-Underestimated-potential-for-innovation-in-Germany_62956.html
August 4, 2014
RusVinyl, an equally owned joint venture between Sibur (Moscow) and SolVin, on 3 August began test batch production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), Sibur announced today. Solvay holds a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/RusVinyl-begins-producing-PVC-in-Russia_62961.html
August 4, 2014
Vladislav Baumgertner, former CEO of Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the world’s largest potash producers, will remain under house arrest until October, the Russian Legal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Former-Uralkali-CEO-to-remain-under-house-arrest-until-October_62960.html
August 4, 2014
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the world’s leading potash producers, has signed an agreement with Promsvyazbank (Moscow), one of Russia’s leading privately owned...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Uralkali-signs-agreement-with-Russian-bank-to-open-$250-million-credit-line_62957.html
August 3, 2014
WeylChem (Frankfurt), part of International Chemicals Investors Group, has appointed Frank Wegener as president. Wegener is currently president of Kemira’s municipal &...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/WeylChem-appoints-Kemira-executive-as-president_62931.html
August 1, 2014
Custom synthesis firm Isochem (Paris) says it has sold its Framochem (Kazincbarcika, Hungary) subsidiary and its German sales office Isochem Deutschland to fine chemicals company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/hungary/Isochem-sells-Hungary-subsidiary-to-US-fine-chemical-firm_62936.html
August 1, 2014
Ineos's compounds subsidiary and Doeflex Compounding (Swindon, UK) have received unconditional clearance from the European Commission to combine the companies' polyvinyl chloride (PVC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-Doeflex-receive-European-Commission-approval-to-combine-their-PVC-compounding-businesses_62935.html
August 1, 2014
Borealis is divesting its Biosuper business in France, the company announced today. The Biosuper brand, a phosphate-based dryer used in animal stables; and the related production...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Borealis-to-divest-Biosuper-business-in-France_62930.html
August 1, 2014
Wacker today reported a near doubling in second-quarter net profit and a major increase in sales in all its business segments. Net income rose 94.7%, to €29.4 million ($39.4...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Wacker-raises-sales-and-earnings-confirms-forecast-upgrade_62926.html
August 1, 2014
Arkema's quarter-two net income fell by 58%, to €47 million ($63 million) from €112 million one year earlier, according to the company's latest results published today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkemas-net-profit-falls-by-more-than-a-half-as-sales-drop-delays-sales-earnings-targets_62923.html
July 31, 2014
Westlake Chemical has closed the previously announced €490-million ($656.5 million) acquisition of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturer Vinnolit Holdings (Ismaning, Germany) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Westlake-closes-&euro490-million-Vinnolit-acquisition_62856.html
July 31, 2014
Solvay today reported net sales for second-quarter 2014 of €2.64 billion ($3.54 billion), an increase of 2% year-on-year (YOY). Operating profit (adjusted Ebit) was €291...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Solvay-reports-2-percent-rise-in-sales-adjusted-Ebit-jumps-56-percent-confirms-full-year-outlook_62852.html
July 31, 2014
Air Liquide reported €3.77 billion in revenues during the second quarter, down 2.4% year-on-year (YOY), according to the company's results published today. The figures exclude...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Air-Liquides-quarter-two-revenue-down-2-4-percent_62850.html
July 31, 2014
Versalis (Milan), the chemicals arm of Italy’s energy major ENI (Rome), today reported widening operating and net losses and a decline in revenues and production. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Versaliss-losses-widen-sales-and-production-decline_62847.html
July 31, 2014
Evonik Industries today reported second-quarter net income of €139 million ($186.2 million), down 28% on the year-earlier period. Sales were 1% higher at €3.25 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Evonik-Industries-reports-lower-earnings-confirms-outlook_62846.html
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