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July 31, 2014
Solvay today reported net sales for second-quarter 2014 of €2.64 billion ($3.54 billion), an increase of 2% year-on-year (YOY). Operating profit (adjusted Ebit) was €291...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Solvay-reports-2-percent-rise-in-sales-adjusted-Ebit-jumps-56-percent-confirms-full-year-outlook_62852.html
July 31, 2014
Air Liquide reported €3.77 billion in revenues during the second quarter, down 2.4% year-on-year (YOY), according to the company's results published today. The figures exclude...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Air-Liquides-quarter-two-revenue-down-2-4-percent_62850.html
July 31, 2014
Versalis (Milan), the chemicals arm of Italy’s energy major ENI (Rome), today reported widening operating and net losses and a decline in revenues and production. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Versaliss-losses-widen-sales-and-production-decline_62847.html
July 31, 2014
Evonik Industries today reported second-quarter net income of €139 million ($186.2 million), down 28% on the year-earlier period. Sales were 1% higher at €3.25 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Evonik-Industries-reports-lower-earnings-confirms-outlook_62846.html
July 31, 2014
Mitsubishi Rayon says it has signed an agreement with Cross Industries (Wels, Austria), to acquire a 51% stake in its subsidiary, Wethje Holding (Hengersberg, Germany), a company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Mitsubishi-Rayon-acquires-majority-stake-in-German-producer-of-carbon-fiber-reinforced-plastic-auto-parts_62843.html
July 30, 2014
 Selenis (Portalegre, Portugal) a subsidiary of Control PET (Santo Tirso, Portugal) has acquired Artenius Italia, the last remaining polyethylene terephthalate (PET) ...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Portuguese-firm-acquires-La-Sedas-PET-assets-in-Italy_62804.html
July 30, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says its sales for first-half 2014 increased to 2.66 billion Swiss francs ($2.94 billion), an increase of 18% in local currency, or 10.6% in Swiss francs...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sika-reports-18-percent-growth-in-first-half-2014-sales-net-profit-leaps-25-7-percent_62813.html
July 30, 2014
Victrex (Thornton Cleveleys, UK), a producer of high-performance polymers, including poly(ether ether ketone), today announced its third-quarter results, covering 1 April–30...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Victrex-ups-sales-in-quarter-to-June_62805.html
July 30, 2014
PhosAgro (Moscow) said today that its CEO, Andrey Guryev, met with Nick Bowen, the executive global head/mining services at Orica, to discuss the final construction stage of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/PhosAgro-and-Orica-on-track-with-emulsion-explosives-project-in-Russia_62803.html
July 30, 2014
Clariant’s second-quarter net income from continuing operations was up 17%, to 83 million Swiss francs ($91.5 million), while revenues from continuing operations declined 1%, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Clariant-confirms-outlook-on-improved-second-quarter-results_62794.html
July 30, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that European Union member states have indicated their intention to submit harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) dossiers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-announces-four-CLH-dossiers-submitted-two-intentions-added_62801.html
July 30, 2014
Bayer today reported a 13.3% rise in second-quarter net income, to €953 million ($1.28 billion), on 1% higher sales of €10.5 billion. Ebitda before special items was down...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-reports-higher-income-and-revenue-upholds-full-year-forecast_62793.html
July 30, 2014
The board of Yara International (Oslo) today announced the appointment of Svein Richard Brandtzæg, aged 57, as the company's new president and CEO. He will succeed Jørgen...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Yara-appoints-new-president-and-CEO_62603.html
July 30, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that four potential substances of very high concern (SVHC) have been included in the registry of intentions. European Union member...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-adds-four-substances-to-registry-of-intentions-as-potential-SVHCs_62800.html
July 30, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on harmonized classification and labelling (CLH) for bendiocarb (1,3-benzodioxol-4-ol, 2,2-dimethyl-...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-CLH-for-bendiocarb_62799.html
July 29, 2014
The European Commission says it is urging Germany to take stronger measures to combat water pollution caused by nitrates. The latest figures submitted by Germany in 2012 show that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Commission-urges-Germany-to-act-more-against-nitrate-pollution-in-water_62776.html
July 29, 2014
BP's petrochemicals business posted an underlying loss before interest and tax of $98 million in the second quarter on a replacement cost (RC) basis compared with an underlying RC loss...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BPs-petchem-loss-widens_62773.html
July 29, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has commissioned a cogeneration plant that will supply energy to pharmaceutical production and research operations at its corporate headquarters. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Merck-KGaA-commissions-cogeneration-plant-at-Darmstadt_62772.html
July 29, 2014
Lenzing announced today that it has started production at its large-scale Tencel cellulose fiber plant at Lenzing, Austria. The plant has capacity for 67,000 m.t./year of Tencel fiber...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lenzing-starts-up-large-Tencel-fiber-plant-in-Austria_62770.html
July 29, 2014
Elementis today announced its interim six-month results, reporting a 5% rise in operating profit, to $76.8 million. Sales were up 3%, to $400 million, while operating margin, at 19%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Elementiss-profits-and-revenues-rise_62769.html
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