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October 2, 2014
PPG Industries says it has upgraded aerospace sealants manufacturing operations at its Shildon, UK, facility with new equipment to increase capacity and efficiency to meet growing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/PPG-expands-aerospace-sealants-production-capacity-in-UK_64221.html
October 1, 2014
Platform says it $1-billion purchase of Chemtura AgroSolutions is 'on schedule to close next month.'...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Platform-closes-purchase-of-Agriphar_64203.html
October 1, 2014
Bayer today completed acquiring the consumer-care business of Merck & Co.(Whitehouse Station, NJ). The transaction closed following the receipt of required antitrust approvals...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-closes-$14-2-billion-acquisition-of-Merck-and-Co-s-consumer-care-business_64217.html
October 1, 2014
An accident occurred at PKN Orlen's (Płock, Poland) olefins production plant at Płock this morning, the company has confirmed. A small ignition of gaseous hydrocarbon components took...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/poland/Accident-at-PKN-Orlens-olefins-unit-injures-six_64201.html
October 1, 2014
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into a loan and other forms of public aid, including grants and repayable advances, accorded by the French authorities to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Commission-opens-in-depth-investigation-into-financial-assistance-France-provided-to-Kem-One_64193.html
October 1, 2014
Huntsman today closed its $1.28-billion acquisition of Rockwood's titanium dioxide business, as well as four other businesses. The other businesses include color pigments, timber...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Huntsman-closes-Rockwood-titanium-dioxide-acquisition_64180.html
October 1, 2014
TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading global composite materials company, today announced plans to expand its facilities at Langley Mill, Nottingham, UK. The plant will be a center of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/TenCate-Advanced-Composites-expands-UK-operations_64184.html
October 1, 2014
Brenntag says that it has opened an oil and gas application center at Jankowice, Poland. The laboratory is equipped with devices dedicated for use in three sections: drilling...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/poland/Brenntag-opens-oil-and-gas-application-lab-in-Poland_64192.html
October 1, 2014
Odfjell says it has finalized the previously announced deal with affiliates of investment firms Breakwater Capital and Oak Hill Advisors to form a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Odfjell-finalizes-LPG-ethylene-JV-deal_64187.html
September 30, 2014
Styrolution says it will begin production of NAS and Zylar transparent styrene copolymers at a new plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, in early October. The company has already begun production of NAS in Decatur, AL....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Styrolution-completes-transparent-styrene-copolymer-projects_64153.html
September 30, 2014
Plaxica (London) has selected Foster Wheeler as a preferred engineering partner, Foster Wheeler says. The companies have signed a technical services agreement, under which Foster...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/UK-start-up-selects-Foster-Wheeler-to-provide-engineering-services-for-lactic-acid-technology_64138.html
September 30, 2014
Jacobs Engineering says that it has been awarded a contract by health-care company Novo Nordisk (Bagsværd, Denmark) for an R&D facility at Bagsværd. Jacobs, under the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Jacobs-Engineering-receives-contract-for-Novo-Nordisk-for-pilot-plant_64137.html
September 30, 2014
Borealis and Neste Jacobs (Porvoo, Finland) have signed an agreement, under which Neste Jacobs will provide engineering, procurement, and construction management services for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Borealis-selects-Neste-Jacobs-to-upgrade-Stenungsund-cracker-to-use-more-ethane_64140.html
September 30, 2014
Private equity firm Silverfleet Capital (London) says that it has agreed to sell its portfolio company Aesica Pharmaceuticals (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK) to health-care firm Consort...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Consort-Medical-to-acquire-Aesica-for-$372-million_64142.html
September 30, 2014
Energochemica (Prague) says it plans to build a membrane-cell chlor-alkali plant at the Strázske, Slovakia manufacturing site of the company's Chemko subsidiary. The project...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/czech_republic/Czech-based-firm-plans-membrane-cell-chlor-alkali-plant-in-Slovakia_64152.html
September 30, 2014
Hexcel announced today that it will expand its carbon fiber production capacity through new precursor and carbon fiber lines at Roussillon, France. The $250-million investment will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Hexcel-to-invest-$250-million-in-its-first-carbon-fiber-plant-in-France_64135.html
September 30, 2014
Ineos and ADPO (Beveren, Belgium), a logistics provider specializing in liquid bulk, have signed an agreement that will give ADPO's new terminal water access to the river Scheldt, via...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-and-ADPO-sign-logistics-cooperation-agreement-for-port-of-Antwerp_64145.html
September 30, 2014
Belén Garijo, currently CEO of Merck Serono, will take on responsibility for the whole pharma business. Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says that its board of partners has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Merck-KGaA-appoints-deputy-CEO-and-headpharma_63883.html
September 30, 2014
Brenntag has agreed to acquire Chimab (Padua, Italy), a supplier of food ingredients and semifinished products for several food subsectors, including beverages, ice cream and desserts...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Brenntag-acquires-food-ingredients-distributor-in-Italy_64132.html
September 30, 2014
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the world’s largest potash producers, has announced that Viktor Belyakov has resigned from his position as CFO. Anton Vishanenko will act as...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Uralkali-to-appoint-new-CFO_64130.html
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