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March 4, 2015
Europe-based chemical companies will benefit from the weakening of the euro against other major currencies, especially the US dollar, says Moody’s Investors Service in a research...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Moodys-Weaker-euro-to-benefit-Europe-based-chemical-companies_68322.html
March 4, 2015
Arkema said today that on 2 March it finalized the acquisition of Oxido, a company specializing in the formulation of organic peroxides used in the crosslinking of rubber and plastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkema-acquires-organic-peroxides-firm-Oxido_68308.html
March 4, 2015
Vopak says that its Ebitda excluding exceptional items increased 6% in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the corresponding quarter of the previous year, to €194 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Vopaks-profits-sales-rise-expects-to-hit-Ebitda-target-one-year-early_68310.html
March 4, 2015
Benzene spot prices have gained more than $100/m.t. in Europe in one week, prompted primarily by a push-up on price in the US market. The increase in spot prices has led some players...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Europe-benzene-spot-price-gains-boosted-by-US-prices_68307.html
March 4, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on proposals to identify two new substances of very high concern (SVHC), part of the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Public-consultation-launched-on-proposals-to-identify-two-substances-as-SVHC_68306.html
March 4, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt), employers association BAVC (Wiesbaden), trade union IG BCE, and the federal ministry for economic affairs have concluded...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Initiative-launched-to-promote-Germany-as-a-location-for-the-chemical-industry_68302.html
March 4, 2015
Henkel says that operating profit in the company's adhesive technologies business unit increased to €314 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, from €259 million in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Henkels-adhesives-sales-profit-up-on-growth-in-emerging-markets_68301.html
March 4, 2015
Lenzing Group (Lenzing, Austria) says today that it expects consolidated sales to be €1.86 billion ($2.1 billion) in full-year 2014, according to preliminary figures, compared...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lenzing-expects-to-report-a-loss-in-2014-but-operating-results-above-expectations_68262.html
March 4, 2015
Evonik Industries has reported today full-year 2014 sales of €12.9 billion ($14.4 billion), compared with €12.7 billion a year ago, or an increase of 2% year-on-year (YOY)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Evonik-reports-higher-fourth-quarter-sales-earnings_68258.html
March 4, 2015
Rennovia (Santa Clara, CA) and Johnson Matthey have entered into a joint agreement for the co-development and manufacture of catalysts to be used in the scale-up and commercialization...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Rennovia-Johnson-Matthey-to-co-develop-and-manufacture-catalysts-for-biobased-adipic-acid-process_68297.html
March 4, 2015
Distributor DKSH (Zurich) says that it has signed an exclusive agreement with DFE Pharma (Goch, Germany), the world’s leading manufacturer of pharmaceutical excipients, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/DKSH-signs-distribution-deal-with-excipients-manufacturer-DFE-Pharma_68298.html
March 4, 2015
BASF says that it is significantly expanding its production capacity for about 20 specialty amines at the company’s site at Ludwigshafen. The company will invest a double-digit...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/BASF-expands-capacity-for-specialty-amines-at-Ludwigshafen_68296.html
March 4, 2015
Shell said on Tuesday that it is training additional staff as it seeks to assure normal operations at facilities that have been impacted by a work stoppage by the United Steelworkers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/USW-Strike-Day-31-Shell-seeks-return-to-normal-operations-as-strike-continues_68288.html
March 3, 2015
Discussions on the March toluene contract for Europe reached an impasse Tuesday with no further settlements forthcoming initial price of $668/m.t. agreed Friday, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/March-toluene-contract-price-talks-at-an-impasse-in-Europe_68274.html
March 3, 2015
Perstorp (Malmö, Sweden) reported a net loss of 942 million Swedish krona ($113 million) during the fourth quarter of 2014 down from the SEK1.03 billion loss reported in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Perstorps-fourth-quarter-net-loss-drops-Ebitda-and-sales-up_68265.html
March 3, 2015
The United Steelworkers (USW; Pittsburgh) union said on Monday that there has been no change in negotiations with Royal Dutch Shell regarding a new three-year labor contract agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/USW-strike-continues-with-discussions-at-national-level-set-for-Wednesday_68248.html
March 3, 2015
Wacker Chemie says that it is currently building a new plant for specialty monomers with a production capacity of 3,800 m.t./year, at the company’s site at Burghausen, Germany...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Wacker-builds-production-plant-for-specialty-monomers-in-Germany_68264.html
March 3, 2015
Global Bioenergies (Evry, France) has produced second-generation isobutene, in a push to diversify accessible feedstock towards cheaper resources in this case waste biomass...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Global-Bioenergies-produces-second-generation-isobutene-at-lab-scale_68259.html
March 3, 2015
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) today reported an increase in fourth-quarter and full-year earnings and revenues and provided a positive outlook for 2015. Fourth-quarter Ebitda pre...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Acquisitions-boost-Merck-KGaAs-sales-and-earnings_68257.html
March 3, 2015
DSM today announced that it has finalized the previously announced sale of its Euroresins business to Cathay Investments (Sutton, UK). Euroresins distributes products to the composite...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/DSM-completes-sale-of-resins-distribution-business-to-UK-firm_68255.html
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