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December 15, 2015
Honeywell on Tuesday announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the Seelze, Germany–based laboratory research chemicals business from Sigma-Aldrich...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Honeywell-completes-acquisition-of-solvents-and-inorganics-business-from-Sigma-Aldrich_75842.html
December 15, 2015
Inovyn (London) has announced plans to close a chloromethanes production plant at Runcorn, UK, effective 1 March 2016. The closure forms part of Inovyn's plan to focus chloromethanes...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Inovyn-to-close-chloromethanes-plant-in-UK_75841.html
December 15, 2015
Neste (Espoo, Finland), Veolia (Paris), and Borealis have agreed to create Kilpilahti Power Plant (KPP), a joint venture to build a combined heat and power plant at Porvoo, Finland...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Neste-Veolia-Borealis-to-build-combined-heat-and-power-plant-in-Finland_75838.html
December 15, 2015
An Ineos subsidiary is to acquire 100% of the shares of Befesa Valorización de Azufre (BVA; Bilbao, Spain), a regional producer of sulfuric acid and oleum. The completion of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-to-acquire-sulfuric-acid-producer-in-Spain_75837.html
December 15, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that it has opened a new mortar plant at Philadelphia. The interior finishing market has huge potential in the fast-growing cities on the US East...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Sika-opens-mortar-plant-in-Philadelphia-plans-more-facilities-in-North-America_75835.html
December 17, 2015
Total's refinery at Gonfreville, France has been shut down as a result of a strike, Total confirmed Monday. The strike takes place after the conclusion of the annual mandatory...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Strike-at-Total-refinery-site-in-France_75820.html
December 14, 2015
Flavors and fine ingredients company Frutarom Industries (Haifa, Israel) says it is acquiring Wiberg (Salzburg, Austria) for $130.4 million. Wiberg is a producer of savory flavors with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Frutarom-makes-yet-another-acquisition_75824.html
December 14, 2015
BASF has declined to comment on a report that it is planning to invest in petrochemicals in Iran. The local Press TV, citing Hamid Reza Rostami, director of planning and development at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/BASF-to-invest-in-petrochemicals-in-Iran_75823.html
December 14, 2015
Shell announced on Monday that it expects an overall potential reduction of approximately 2,800 jobs globally, or approximately 3% of its total combined group workforce, once the $70-billion takeover of BG Group (Reading, UK) is completed....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Shell-to-cut-2800-more-jobs-after-BG-Group-takeover_75821.html
December 14, 2015
The corporate tax for companies registered in Germany will rise from about €123.2 billion ($135.4 billion) to about €144 billion 2019, an increase of nearly 20%, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Tax-burden-for-companies-in-Germany-continues-to-grow_75818.html
December 14, 2015
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) on Monday announced that it has acquired Ormet Circuits (San Diego), a company that designs, manufactures, and sells sintering, electrically conductive...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Merck-KGaA-acquires-Ormet-Circuits_75816.html
December 14, 2015
Lonza on Monday announced that its board of directors has appointed Sven Abend as COO/specialty ingredients, following Beat In-Albon deciding  to step down from that role and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lonza-appoints-new-head-of-specialty-ingredients-business_75813.html
December 11, 2015
Clariant has announced that Mathias Lütgendorf will step down from the company's executive committee. Lütgendorf will leave Clariant "by best mutual agreement,"...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Clariant-exec-steps-down_75803.html
December 10, 2015
Honeywell has upgraded the controls and safety systems at TogliattiAzot’s (Togliatti, Russia) ammonia production site at Togliatti. The project formed part of a framework...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Honeywell-technology-used-to-upgrade-ammonia-site-in-Russia_75738.html
December 10, 2015
The flurry of year-end deal-making in the chemical industry continues. Reports on Wednesday claimed that China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina) will announce a 43.5-billion Swiss...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Reports-ChemChina-readying-new-$44-billion-bid-for-Syngenta_75736.html
December 15, 2015
Chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says that it expects production of chemicals, including pharmaceuticals, in Germany to grow by 1.5% in 2016. VCI also expects...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/VCI-Germanys-chemicals-output-to-grow-by-1-5-percent-in-2016_75717.html
December 10, 2015
Oiltanking (Hamburg) says it has agreed to acquire an unspecified stake in Galana Mozambique, the tank storage subsidiary of refined-products trading and logistics company Galana Group...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Oiltanking-buys-stake-in-Mozambique-tank-terminal-projects-agrees-on-feedstock-storage-deal-with-Ineos-in-Europe_75732.html
December 9, 2015
PolyOne on Wednesday announced it has acquired Magenta Master Fibers, a maker of solid color concentrates for fiber applications, from BASF for $22 million. The deal is expected to add...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/PolyOne-acquires-Magenta-Master-Fibers-from-BASF_75719.html
December 9, 2015
A consortium of investors, comprising the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF; Moscow) and leading Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds have invested in Sibur’s previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Sibur-raises-more-funds-for-$9-5-billion-petchem-project-at-Tobolsk_75711.html
December 9, 2015
Kemira says that it has acquired certain assets of Polymer Services (Plainville, KS), a privately owned company. Polymer Services focuses on field application of polymer gel treatments...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/finland/Kemira-acquires-Kansas-based-Polymer-Services_75708.html
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