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March 26, 2015
Evonik Industries is considering acquiring Clariant in a deal valued at approximately 7.3 billion Swiss francs ($7.59 billion), the Financial Times reports, citing people familiar with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Reports-Evonik-mulls-acquiring-Clariant_68933.html
March 26, 2015
Evonik Industries, at a press conference at Wesseling, Germany, on Thursday, announced that it plans to invest over €4 billion ($4.37 billion) in E&D over the next decade...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Evonik-to-invest-&euro4-billion-in-R-and-D-over-next-decade_68932.html
March 26, 2015
One in every five large (more than 1,000 employees) industrial companies in Germany is involved in a start-up in order to support innovation. But only 1 in 10 firms with fewer than...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Germany-Large-companies-buy-into-start-ups-to-tap-creativity_68927.html
March 26, 2015
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s leading producer of petrochemicals, said today that its board of directors on 23 March approved the company's 2015 capital expenditure budget of 64.7...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Sibur-board-approves-2015-capital-expenditure-plan_68926.html
March 26, 2015
BASF said today that it will expand its Paliocrom effect pigments capacity at Ludwigshafen by more than 20% by 2017. The investment will enable the company to meet growing demand for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-to-expand-effect-pigments-capacity-in-Germany_68925.html
March 26, 2015
Redx Pharma (Liverpool, UK), the drug discovery and development company, further to the announcement of its intention to seek an admission to trading on the London Stock Exchange's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Redx-Pharma-announces-pricing-of-IPO-begins-trading-Friday_68924.html
March 26, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical’s wholly owned Valent BioSciences (Libertyville, IL) subsidiary and Evolva (Reinach, Switzerland) have signed an exclusive agreement to codevelop and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Evolva-and-Sumitomo-Chemical-subsidiary-to-co-develop-agricultural-bioactives_68922.html
March 26, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has published its first annual report on the implementation of its road map for substances of very high concern (SVHC). The Roadmap for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-provides-update-on-SVHC-2020-road-map_68892.html
March 25, 2015
“Make Germany fit for the future by combining power from politics and the economy,” says Marijn Dekkers, president of Germany’s chemical industry association VCI...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/VCI-president-Dekkers-calls-for-"innovation-offensive"-in-Germany_68906.html
March 25, 2015
Eastman Chemical today confirmed that it will close its Workington, UK, acetate tow manufacturing site, which employs 152 people. Production at the site will cease in April, and the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Eastman-confirms-closure-of-UK-acetate-tow-plant_68890.html
March 25, 2015
Inodorama Ventures (Bangkok) is negotiating to buy Cepsa’s (Madrid) polyester manufacturing facilities at San Roque, Spain, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Reports-Indorama-Ventures-eyeing-Cepsas-PTA-PET-assets-in-Spain_68887.html
March 25, 2015
Applied Graphene Materials (Wilton, UK), a producer of specialty graphene materials, today announced its interim results for the six months ended 31 January. The company reports a loss...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Applied-Graphene-Materials-reports-loss-plans-expansion-of-production-capacity_68884.html
March 25, 2015
BASF and Heidelberg University have signed a new agreement for their joint catalysis research laboratory (Carla). The research cooperation at Heidelberg, ongoing since 2006, has been...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-and-Heidelberg-University-extend-cooperation_68883.html
March 25, 2015
Novasep (Pompey, France), a supplier of services and technologies to the life sciences and chemical industries, says that it has signed a development, manufacturing, and supply...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Novasep-and-Celladon-sign-Mydicar-API-supply-agreement_68879.html
March 24, 2015
Polyethylene (PE) prices are likely to remain at healthy levels as a result of sustained demand according to Dow Chemical. Converters had refrained from restocking in the first months...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/NPE2015-Dow-says-2015-PE-prices-will-be-supported-by-supply-constraints-demand-to-remain-healthy_68857.html
March 24, 2015
“There is a lot of value in plastic often found in landfills, a value that is not getting captured [in the right way], because the plastics are either not being sorted the right...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/NPE2015-The-untapped-value-of-plastic-waste-civil-society-and-industry-approaches_68866.html
March 24, 2015
Flavors and fragrances firm Firmenich (Geneva) has appointed Geneviève Berger as chief research officer, effective 1 July. She will report directly to the CEO, Gilbert Ghostine...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Firmenich-taps-Unilever-for-chief-research-officer_68854.html
March 24, 2015
Biological chemistry firm METabolic EXplorer (Metex; Clermont-Ferrand, France) has announced that revenues rose to €3.7 million ($4.04 million) in 2014, up from €700,000 in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/METabolic-EXplorer-increases-sales-operating-income-reduces-net-loss_68851.html
March 24, 2015
With European spot prices for benzene moving back up to $700 per mt CIF ARA, a triple digit increase in the April contract price looks feasible as the length which weighed on March...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-benzene-stronger-ahead-of-CP-talks_68856.html
March 24, 2015
Shortly before the fourth and decisive round of tariff pay negotiations for workers in Germany’s chemical industry, 18,000 employees have demonstrated in Ludwigshafen in support...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Pay-talks-in-Germany-18000-demonstrate-in-Ludwigshafen-union-adopts-uncompromising-stance_68855.html
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