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March 11, 2014
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted in favor of legislation to reduce the consumption of plastic carrier bags in the European Union. The parliament’s environment...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Plastic-bags-EU-countries-to-reduce-usage-by-80-percent-by-2019_59469.html
March 11, 2014
Celanese says it has appointed Amy Hebert as v.p./Europe. Hebert joins Celanese from Albemarle, where she most recently led the catalyst business as v.p., with overall responsibilities...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Celanese-appoints-v-p-Europe_59458.html
March 10, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it achieved record sales and earnings during 2013. Sales grew to €1.83 billion ($2.54 billion) in 2013 compared with €1.74 billion in 2012...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Symrise-achieves-record-sales-and-profitability-in-2013_59441.html
March 10, 2014
Celanese has signed a supply agreement with Airborne Oil & Gas (Ijmuiden, Netherlands) for the development and supply of thermoplastic composite materials, to be used to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Celanese-signs-agreement-for-thermoplastic-composites-for-pipes_59426.html
March 10, 2014
An escalation of the political conflict between Russia and Ukraine risks disrupting the production and exports of fertilizers and ammonia from the Black Sea, which could create fears...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/IHS-Russia-Ukraine-standoff-could-disrupt-nitrogen-fertilizer-market_59432.html
March 10, 2014
The share of renewable energy in the gross final energy consumption of the 28 states in the European Union (EU 28) reached 14.1% in 2012, Eurostat, the European statistics office...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Renewable-energy-reaches-14-1-percent-of-total-EU-energy-consumption_59435.html
March 10, 2014
SGL Group (Wiesbaden, Germany) today reported a major drop in sales and profits for full-year 2013 mainly on the back of lower prices. Sales declined 10%, to €1.48 billion ($2.05...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/SGL-Group-reports-slide-in-sales-and-profits-continues-with-restructuring_59427.html
March 10, 2014
Geraldine Matchett. DSM says that its supervisory board will propose to appoint Geraldine Matchett as member of the managing board of directors as of 1 August. She will then become CFO...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/DSM-to-appoint-new-CFO_59423.html
March 7, 2014
Bristol-Meyers Squibb is closing its manufacturing plant at Cruiserath, UK, by the end of next year, which will result in 130 layoffs. Another 30 jobs will go at the company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bristol-Meyers-Squibb-to-close-pharma-plant-in-Ireland_59408.html
March 7, 2014
Jim Ratcliffe, chairman of Ineos, says that much of the European chemical industry could close within the next decade. In today's open letter to José Manuel Barroso, president...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-chairman-warns-that-Europes-chemical-industry-could-disappear-within-a-decade_59396.html
March 7, 2014
Igor Sechin, Rosneft's president and chairman of the board;, and Leonid Mikhelson, chairman of Sibur Holding’s board of directors, have signed a set of documents for supplies of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Rosneft-and-Sibur-sign-new-feedstock-supply-contracts_59397.html
March 7, 2014
Evonik Industries (Essen, Germany) today reported a 63% drop in fourth-quarter net income, to €103 million ($142.8 million), on sales of €3.14 billion. Sales in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Evonik-reports-lower-profits-and-revenues-expects-slight-improvement-in-2014_59394.html
March 6, 2014
Bayer said today that it has completed the voluntary takeover offer for the pharmaceutical company Algeta (Oslo). Payment of the offer price has been made to Algeta's shareholders who...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-completes-voluntary-takeover-offer-for-Algeta_59387.html
March 6, 2014
Carlin Conner, managing director of tank storage company Oiltanking (Hamburg), has decided to leave the company for personal reasons, effective 31 March, according to Oiltanking's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Oiltanking-boss-departs_59375.html
March 6, 2014
Celanese has announced that it has signed a two-year extension to its existing contract with the Aachen Center for Lightweight Production (AZL; Aachen, Germany). The parties are...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Celanese-extends-research-contract-for-thermoplastic-composites_59371.html
March 6, 2014
Matthias Zachert will take over as chairman of Lanxess on 1 April 2014, more than one month earlier than previously announced. Zachert had originally been scheduled to take the reins...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lanxess-new-chair-to-start-in-April_59370.html
March 6, 2014
Seafield Logistics (Worksop, UK) has established an operational base close to the docks at the port of Immingham, UK, to respond to an operational change at Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Seafield-establishes-logistics-base-at-UK-port-to-handle-Tata-soda-ash-imports_59369.html
March 6, 2014
BASF has expanded production capacities for the company's Ultramid C–branded nylon copolymer for flexible food packaging films at  Ludwigshafen, BASF announced today. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-completes-nylon-expansion-at-Ludwigshafen_59366.html
March 6, 2014
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producers in Europe continue to struggle to maintain margins. The PVC market is currently balanced, so PVC prices are expected to remain relatively flat...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/PVC-prices-under-pressure-in-Europe-as-ethylene-declines-in-March_59376.html
March 6, 2014
Arkema and the Institut de recherche d'Hydro-Québec (IREQ; Montreal) have reached a collaborative research agreement for the development of a new highly safe electrolyte from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Arkema-and-IREQ-sign-R-and-D-agreement-for-electrolyte-in-electric-vehicle-batteries_59364.html
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