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November 19, 2014
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), the world’s largest producer of potash, has announced the closure of its Solikamsk-2 mine due to flooding. The mine, which analysts estimate...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Uralkali-closes-big-potash-mine-due-to-flooding_65522.html
November 19, 2014
Arkema announced today the launch of a share capital increase with preferential subscription rights of shareholders for about €350 million ($438.1 million). The rights issue is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkema-launches-rights-issue-to-help-finance-Bostik-acquisition_65521.html
November 18, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for a total of eight testing proposals for five substances. The chemicals in question and the hazard endpoints for which...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-five-substances_65506.html
November 18, 2014
EnerG2 (Seattle) and BASF have entered into a comprehensive collaboration to improve and scale-up the production of EnerG2’s proprietary carbon materials for use in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-and-US-firm-enter-R-and-D-marketing-collaboration-on-energy-storage-technology_65505.html
November 18, 2014
BP announced today that it plans to invest more than $200 million to upgrade its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plants at Cooper River, SC; and Geel, Belgium. The investments will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BP-to-invest-$200-million-at-PTA-plants-in-US-Belgium_65479.html
November 18, 2014
Germany’s small- and medium-sized (SME) companies have accused the federal government of failing to make any progress in the cost of the country's Energiewende, the transition...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Germanys-chemical-SMEs-regard-cost-issue-of-energy-transition-as-unresolved_65503.html
November 18, 2014
Eight19 (Cambridge, UK) , a developer of low-cost organic photovoltaics (OPV) technology capable of delivering flexible and light-weight solar panels in high volume, has announced that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Developer-of-organic-photovoltaics-receives-more-funds-to-commericalize-its-process_65502.html
November 18, 2014
Synthomer (Harlow, UK), a producer of synthetic and natural rubber latices and specialty emulsion polymers, announced today the appointment of Calum MacLean as group CEO. MacLean joins...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Synthomer-taps-Ineos-for-new-CEO-appointment_65499.html
November 17, 2014
DSM has inaugurated an R&D center for high-performance materials at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, Netherlands. The newly inaugurated center is DSM’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/DSM-opens-materials-R-and-D-center-in-the-Netherlands_65478.html
November 17, 2014
Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) has received clearance from all antitrust authorities with respect to its acquisition of Vestolit (Marl, Germany), the company announced. Mexichem...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Mexichem-receives-antitrust-approval-for-Vestolit-acquisition_65471.html
November 17, 2014
Pfizer and Merck KGaA today announced the signing of a major cancer drug deal, which industry observers say reduces the likelihood of a renewed bid by the US pharmaceutical giant for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Pfizer-Merck-KGaA-deal-said-to-reduce-likelihood-of-renewed-Pfizer-bid-for-AstraZeneca_65473.html
November 17, 2014
Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB) today gave an update on plans announced on 28 July 2014 to demerge its pharmaceuticals business with a separate UK listing and detailed a proposed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Reckitt-Benckiser-details-demerger-of-pharma-new-unit-to-be-called-Indivior_65470.html
November 17, 2014
Bristol-Myers Squibb has announced plans to build a new large-scale biologics manufacturing facility at Cruiserath, Ireland, that will produce multiple therapies for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bristol-Myers-Squibb-to-build-large-biologics-plant-in-Ireland_65468.html
November 14, 2014
Fertilizer producer Grupa Azoty (Tarnów, Poland) posted a net profit of 9 million zlotych in the third quarter of 2014, a big increase from the Zl 200,000 net profit reported by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/poland/Polands-Grupa-Azoty-posts-higher-earnings_65443.html
November 14, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) lowered its guidance for 2014 shortly after announcing its results for the third quarter of 2014 and expecting revenue and Ebit...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Tikkurila-lowers-its-guidance-for-2014_65439.html
November 14, 2014
Europe's para-xylene (p-xylene) contract price (ECP) has not yet settled for November despite market chatter about a preliminary agreement. Asia's contract price (ACP) has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Europe-p-xylene-November-contract-remains-unsettled_65453.html
November 14, 2014
Carbon black maker Orion Engineered Carbons (Luxembourg) reports a loss of €40.8 million, down from a €5.5 million gain in the year-ago quarter. The loss includes...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Orion-reports-lower-sales-due-to-oil-price-impacts_65448.html
November 14, 2014
Novasep (Pompey, France), a supplier of services and technologies to the life sciences industry, told CW during the CPhI trade fair in Paris last week that it is considering building a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Novasep-mulls-ADC-expansion_64597.html
November 14, 2014
ENI today signed an agreement to restructure the petrochemical complex at Porto Marghera, near Venice, operated by ENI’s chemical subsidiary Versalis. The agreement follows the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ENI-signs-agreement-with-unions-to-restructure-Porto-Marghera-complex_65446.html
November 14, 2014
European Union trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström visited Berlin this week, where she met Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-trade-commissioner-Malmstrom-visits-Berlin_65445.html
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