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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
January 29, 2015
Lanxess expects Ebitda pre-exceptionals to be higher than previously anticipated for fourth-quarter and fiscal 2014, the company says in a preliminary results announcement. Ebitda...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lanxesss-earnings-for-fiscal-2014-to-exceed-expectations_67305.html
January 29, 2015
BASF says that its previously announced, new European competence center for flooring and waterproofing systems at Oldenburg, Germany, has been fully operational since earlier this...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/BASF-opens-production-and-competence-center-for-flooring-and-waterproofing-systems-in-Germany_67303.html
January 29, 2015
Flavors and fragrances firm Givaudan today said it performed solidly in 2014 in a challenging environment. Net income rose 15%, to 563.0 million Swiss francs ($617.0 million), in 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Givaudan-reports-solid-performance-in-2014_67302.html
January 29, 2015
Wacker Chemie announced today that its fourth-quarter Ebitda rose by 14%, to €180.0 million ($203.2 million), compared with the year before. Sales advanced by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Wacker-lifts-fourth-quarter-full-year-sales-and-earnings-on-strong-demand-and-prices_67299.html
January 29, 2015
Umicore (Brussels) says that its precious metals chemistry business unit has appointed a subsidiary of Midas Pharma (Ingelheim, Germany) at Parsippany, NJ, as the exclusive sales agent...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Umicores-API-business-appoints-sales-partner-for-North-America_67298.html
January 29, 2015
Evonik Industries says that it has invested in Nanocomp (Lehmo, Finland) and now holds a minority stake in the company. Nanocomp is a privately held company established in 1997 and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/finland/Evonik-invests-in-nanophotonics-company-in-Finland_67294.html
January 29, 2015
Styrene cargoes have been offered from overseas into Asia at more competitive prices than cargoes of Asian product, although concerns over transit time, forward pricing risk, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Offers-from-Europe-US-weigh-on-Asias-styrene-markets_67293.html
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