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June 19, 2014
France has submitted a proposal to restrict the marketing of thermal paper containing bisphenol A (BPA) under the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Restriction-proposed-on-BPA-in-thermal-paper_61932.html
June 19, 2014
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the world’s largest potash producers, today announced an increase in first-quarter revenues and in production. The company has also agreed to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Uralkali-reports-higher-revenue-and-potash-sales-despite-lower-prices_61931.html
June 19, 2014
BASF says that it opposes the authorization for prolonged use of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) under the European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-opposes-authorizing-HBCD-under-Reach_61927.html
June 18, 2014
The committees for risk assessment (RAC) and socioeconomic analysis (SEAC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) have discussed various uses of bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Draft-opinions-agreed-for-authorization-of-phthalates-under-Reach_61906.html
June 18, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that its committee for risk assessment (RAC) has adopted an opinion on a Swedish restriction proposal on nonylphenol and nonylphenol...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-committees-restrict-nonylphenol-and-nonylphenol-ethoxylates-in-textiles_61904.html
June 18, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that its committee for risk assessment (RAC) has adopted an opinion on a Dutch proposal to restrict the manufacture and use of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-committees-restrict-NMP_61905.html
June 18, 2014
KWS (Einbeck, Germany), a major player in the seeds business, says it will increase R&D spending in fiscal 2014, when it plans to spend €160 million ($217.2 million) on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/KWS-to-increase-R-and-D-spending-build-new-research-facility-in-US_61911.html
June 18, 2014
Croda (Goole, UK) says that its CFO Sean Christie will step down in April 2015, after nine years at the company. Croda's sales tripled, to more than £1 billion/year, during this...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Croda-CFO-steps-down_61908.html
June 18, 2014
H.C. Starck Group says that Ludger Heuberg, group CFO and executive board member, will leave the company at the beginning of July to "pursue new business opportunities." The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/H-C-Starck-Groups-CFO-Heuberg-to-leave-the-company_61907.html
June 18, 2014
Polyols producer PCC Rokita (Brzeg Dolny, Poland) says it has completed an initial public offering that generated 98.3 million zloty. The offering raised Zl 52.4 million from the sale...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/poland/Polish-firm-completes-IPO_61896.html
June 18, 2014
Lanxess has announced that it has completed expanding a Baypren polychloroprene solid rubber production facility at Dormagen, Germany. Werner Breuers, member of the board; and Jan Paul...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lanxess-opens-new-chloroprene-rubber-production-plant-at-Dormagen_61894.html
June 17, 2014
Rosneft (Moscow) has halted operations at its Achinsk refinery in eastern Siberia following an explosion and fire that killed at least seven people and injured seven others, according...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Report-Explosion-and-fire-at-Rosneft-refinery-kills-seven_61874.html
June 17, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for a total of 18 testing proposals for 10 substances, including 2-aminopropane-1,3-diol; trometamol...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-18-hazard-endpoints-for-10-substances_61873.html
June 17, 2014
DuPont’s protection technologies segment announced today that Jacob Holm & Sønner Holding (Jacob Holm; Basel, Switzerland), a manufacturer of spunlaced nonwoven...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/DuPont-sells-nonwovens-business-to-Swiss-company_61872.html
June 17, 2014
Saint-Gobain (Paris) has finalized the acquisition of Phoenix Coating Resources (Mulberry, FL), a manufacturer of ceramic ingots used to produce high-resistance thermal coatings on metal parts for the aeronautics industry....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Saint-Gobain-acquires-US-based-Phoenix-Coating-Resources_61871.html
June 17, 2014
"The vast majority" of Brenntag's shareholders have approved the company's previously annouced plans to split its shares at a ratio of 1:3, the company says. Each Brenntag...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Brenntag-shareholders-approve-stock-split_61865.html
June 17, 2014
DKSH (Zurich) says that it has acquired Zeus Química (Barcelona), a distributor of specialty chemicals in Spain and Portugal. Finanical terms of the deal have not been...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/DKSH-acquires-specialties-distributor-in-Spain-Portugal_61861.html
June 17, 2014
Aqualis (Oslo) announced on 17 June that it has entered into a definitive share purchase agreement with Weifa Holding to acquire all of the shares in Weifa (Oslo), a leading...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Aqualis-acquires-Norwegian-API-producer-Weifa_61860.html
June 17, 2014
PhosAgro (Moscow) announced today the appointment of Vladimir Davydenko as the director of the Kirovsk branch of PhosAgro and the CEO of Apatit. Prior to his appointment, Davydenko had...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/PhosAgro-appoints-new-CEO-of-phosphate-subsidiary-Apatit_61859.html
June 17, 2014
Borealis Chimie (Paris), a subsidiary of Borealis, has divested its stakes in the urea plant at Le Havre, in the northwest coast of France; and in a related ammonia storage facility at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Yara-acquires-Borealiss-stake-in-urea-plant-at-Le-Havre-France_61858.html
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