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February 2, 2015
EuroChem (Zug, Switzerland), one of the world’s leading producers of fertilizers, says it remains on track with a fertilizer project it is planning in Louisiana. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/EuroChem-still-considering-Louisiana-project-but-Russia-could-become-attractive-alternative_67407.html
February 2, 2015
The industry, research, and energy committee (ITRE) of the European Parliament has made a number of recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations with the United...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-parliamentary-committee-makes-recommendations-to-the-European-Commission-on-TTIP_67406.html
February 2, 2015
Mitsubishi Rayon says that the name of its wholly owned subsidiary MRC Europe (Düsseldorf) changed to Mitsubishi Rayon Europe in January. The subsidiary, which was established in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Mitsubishi-Rayon-changes-name-of-Germany-based-subsidiary_67404.html
February 2, 2015
France’s agriculture minister, Stéphane Le Foll, has launched an ambitious plan to cut the use of synthetic crop protection chemicals by 25% by 2020 and 50% by 2025. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/France-launches-plan-to-cut-use-of-crop-protection-chemicals_67396.html
February 2, 2015
Kuraray says that it has completed the previously announced sale of the European polyvinyl butyral (PVB) film business formerly owned by DuPont, including the production facility at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Kuraray-completes-sale-of-former-DuPont-European-PVB-film-business-to-Luxembourg-based-firm_67397.html
February 2, 2015
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) and Kurita Water Industries (Tokyo), Japan's leading water treatment company, say that Kurita has completed the previously announced acquisition...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Kurita-completes-acquisition-of-ICLs-aluminum-paper-chemicals-and-water-treatment-businesses_67393.html
January 30, 2015
Le Joint Français, owned by Total’s Hutchinson Group (Paris) subsidiary, has been a long-term licensee of PPG’s aerospace sealant technology....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/PPG-to-acquire-majority-stake-in-aerospace-and-automotive-sealants-business-of-LJF_67364.html
January 30, 2015
Greenergy (London) has acquired Harvest Biofuels' (London) biodiesel manufacturing facility at Seal Sands in the Teesside region of the United Kingdom. The acquisition of Harvest's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Greenenergy-acquires-biodiesel-manufacturing-facility-in-UK_67362.html
January 30, 2015
Merck KGaA today announced the appointment of Andreas Stickler as the new head of controlling of the company’s health-care business. Roman Werth will succeed Stickler as...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Merck-KGaA-appoints-personnel-in-finance-department_67356.html
January 30, 2015
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), a leading global potash producer, has announced the results of investigation into the cause of the 18 November 2014 accident at the Solikamsk-2 mine...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Uralkalis-potash-mine-flooding-was-precipitated-by-earthquake-20-years-ago_67355.html
January 30, 2015
ICL (Tel Aviv) on Thursday inaugurated its new operational headquarters and European shared services center at Amsterdam. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Dutch prime minister...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ICL-opens-European-HQ-and-shared-services-center-at-Amsterdam_67351.html
January 30, 2015
H.C. Starck (Munich) says it will expand its executive board to include a newly created position of chief technology officer. Michael Reiß will take on this position, effective 1...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/H-C-Starck-enlarges-executive-board-with-CTO-appointment_67349.html
January 30, 2015
Solvay announced today that it has agreed to sell its German-based refrigerant business and pharma propellants to Daikin. The move forms part of Solvay’s special chemicals global...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Solvay-divests-German-refrigerant-business-to-Daikin_67348.html
January 30, 2015
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) today report preliminary net sales of 335.8 million Swiss francs ($367 million) in full-year 2014, compared with SF281.1 million in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Gurit-reports-sales-of-$367-million-for-full-year-2014-up-nearly-20-percent_67366.html
January 30, 2015
An escalation in styrene spot prices in Europe has opened an arbitrage into Europe from the United States, just days after Europe looked to have finished clearing out a stock-overhang...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Higher-styrene-prices-in-Europe-open-arbitrage-window-from-US_67363.html
January 29, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell says that it is curtailing its group-wide investment by $15.0 billion over the next three years because of falling oil prices. Organic investment is expected to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Shell-to-curtail-spending-by-$15-billion-over-next-three-years-chemical-earnings-slide-on-Moerdijk-shutdowns_67308.html
January 29, 2015
The Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) has restated its support for fracking for shale gas in the United Kingdom as a potential activity of major economic importance for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/UK-industry-association-urges-start-to-fracking-following-parliament-vote_67324.html
January 29, 2015
The European Commission said on Wednesday that it has cleared both GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) proposed acquisition of Novartis's vaccines business and the proposed creation of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-conditionally-approves-GSK-Novartis-deals_67307.html
January 29, 2015
Stolt-Nielsen says its fourth-quarter 2014 net profit attributable to shareholders plunged to $13 million from $35 million in the corresponding quarter of 2013, on revenue of $532...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Stolt-Nielsen-posts-fourth-quarter-profit-decline-lower-fuel-costs-to-boost-earnings-this-year_67320.html
January 29, 2015
SGL Carbon (Wiesbaden, Germany) has announced preliminary results for fiscal 2014, describing the year as “challenging.” Group Ebit “declined substantially”...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/SGL-Carbon-expects-substantial-net-loss-of-about-$284-million-for-2014_67306.html
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