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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
December 9, 2015
Uralchem (Moscow) has completed upgrading the ammonia production facility of its Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works subsidiary. Work on the unit occurred during a maintenance shutdown in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Uralchem-completes-ammonia-upgrade_75686.html
December 8, 2015
Europe's December styrene customer reference price (CRP) has settled for the sixth consecutive month at parity with the region's styrene barge price at €995/m.t. ($1,084), up...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Europe-December-styrene-CRP-settles-at-parity-with-barge-price_75691.html
December 8, 2015
Evergas (Copenhagen) has contracted with JHW Engineering & Contracting (Shanghai) for the construction of four more ships to transport ethane from the United States to Ineos facilities in Europe. The delivery of the Ineos Max 32,000–cubic meter liquefied ethane carriers is scheduled to begin in early 2018, Evergas says....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Evergas-orders-four-Ineos-Max-ethane-carriers_75703.html
December 8, 2015
Victrex (Thornton Cleveleys, UK), a producer of polyetheretherketone (PEEK), on Tuesday reported its preliminary results for the financial year, ended 30 September. Profit before tax...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Victrex-reports-higher-sales-earnings-benefits-from-new-PEEK-capacity_75688.html
December 9, 2015
BASF said on Monday that it plans to expand alpha blue pigments capacity at its Ludwigshafen site by fall 2016. The reddish copper phthalocyanine pigments are sold under the Heliogen...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-raises-pigments-capacity-in-Germany_75662.html
December 7, 2015
Fluor announced on Monday that it has signed an agreement with UK-based private equity firm Arle Capital Partners to acquire 100% of Stork Holding (Utrecht, Netherlands) for $755...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Fluor-buys-Dutch-contractor-Stork-for-$755-million_75660.html
December 7, 2015
The European Commission has announced a formal antitrust investigation to evaluate whether three ethanol producers have manipulated ethanol benchmarks published by price reporting...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-launches-in-depth-probe-into-possible-manipulation-of-published-ethanol-benchmarks_75663.html
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