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September 25, 2014
ExxonMobil Chemical is increasing production of its high performance hydrocarbon fluids by about 10% through expansion projects at its Singapore and Antwerp facilities, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ExxonMobil-hikes-hydrocarbon-fluids-capacity-in-Singapore-and-Antwerp_63992.html
September 24, 2014
PhosAgro (Moscow), a leading integrated phosphate fertilizer producer, announced today the election of Jim Rogers to its board of directors. Rogers cofounded Quantum Fund and owns...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/PhosAgro-appoints-board-member_63845.html
September 24, 2014
Solvay said today that it has extended its Butachimie joint venture agreement with Invista for an additional 99 years. Butachimie produces nylon 6,6 intermediates at Chalampé...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Butachimie-to-gain-more-autonomy-as-Solvay-and-Invista-extend-JV-agreement_63878.html
September 24, 2014
BASF says it is increasing prices for vitamin B2 products for human and animal nutrition by 20% across the globe. The increases will be in effect immediately with considerations for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-raising-prices-for-vitamin-B2_63965.html
September 24, 2014
Versalis (Milan), the chemicals subsidiary of ENI (Rome), has confirmed that it will not restart operations at the company's naphtha cracker at Porto Marghera, Italy. The cracker...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Versalis-makes-Porto-Marghera-cracker-closure-permanent_63963.html
September 24, 2014
Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) and a Tetra Chemicals subsidiary based at Helsingborg, Sweden, signed a long term agreement on 22 September, for the production and marketing of calcium...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Tessenderlo-to-build-calcium-chloride-plant-in-Belgium-Tetra-Chemicals-will-market-the-product_63953.html
September 24, 2014
BASF said today that it is changing the organizational structure of its paper chemicals business to strengthen competiveness. As of 1 January 2015, the paper chemicals division will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-to-dissolve-paper-chemicals-division-cut-jobs-in-reorganization-plan_63962.html
September 23, 2014
Odfjell Gas (Bergen, Norway), a joint venture that Odfjell has agreed on with investment firms Breakwater Capital and Oak Hill Advisors, has entered into an agreement with Lauritzen...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Odfjell-Gas-enters-into-LPG-ethylene-pool-agreement-with-Lauritzen-Kosan_63940.html
September 23, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), which is in the process of being separated from the rest of Bayer, has appointed Frank Lutz, 45, as CFO effective 1 October. He succeeds Axel...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-MaterialScience-appoints-new-CFO-to-prepare-for-stock-market-flotation_63941.html
September 23, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) and CF Industries (Deerfield, IL), the world’s largest and second-largest manufacturers of nitrogen fertilizers, respectively, said today that they are...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/CF-Industries-and-Yara-International-in-talks-to-form-the-worlds-largest-fertilizer-producer_63939.html
September 23, 2014
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemicals player, last week signed a cooperation agreement with the government of the Amur region, in Russia's Far East, covering a proposed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Sibur-will-seek-partners-for-petchems-project-in-Russias-Far-East_63920.html
September 22, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says its biopharmaceutical division is well on track with implementing the group’s Fit for 2018 transformation and growth program. At an analysts'...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Merck-KGaA-steps-up-investment-in-biosimilar-activities_63913.html
September 22, 2014
Deinove (Montpelier, France), a clean technology company that designs and develops new-generation industrial processes based on the exploitation of bacteria, today announced it has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Deinove-and-Sofiproteol-collaborate-in-biobased-feed-additives-development-program_63925.html
September 22, 2014
Bayer has appointed the Rothschild investment bank to advise on its plans to separate and list Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), its polyurethanes and polycarbonates business, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-appoints-Rothschild-as-advisor-on-MaterialScience-listing_63924.html
September 22, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis) for $17 billion. Merck will acquire all of the outstanding shares...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Merck-KGaA-to-acquire-Sigma-Aldrich-for-$17-billion_63918.html
September 22, 2014
Ferro says that it has signed a definitive agreement with private equity firm Star Capital (Milan) and two minority owners and founders, Gianfranco Padovani and Sergio Zannoni, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ferro-to-acquire-Italian-tile-coatings-manufacturer-Vetriceramici_63917.html
September 19, 2014
GRAND OPENING: President Vladimir Putin at RusVinyl's inauguration today. RusVinyl (Kstovo, Russia)—an equally owned joint venture between Sibur (Moscow), Russia's largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/RusVinyl-commissions-&euro1-4-billion-integrated-PVC-complex-in-Russia_63903.html
September 19, 2014
Bayer today announced plans to separate Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), its polyurethanes and polycarbonates unit, and float it on the stock exchange as an independent company within the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-to-float-Bayer-MaterialScience-on-the-stock-exchange-as-an-independent-company_63882.html
September 19, 2014
Total says it has received an offer from Arkema to acquire Total’s wholly owned adhesives subsidiary, Bostik (Paris). Arkema’s offer values Bostik at €1.74 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkema-offers-to-acquire-Totals-adhesives-subsidiary-Bostik-for-&euro1-74-billion_63898.html
September 18, 2014
Uhde Inventa-Fischer, a unit of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, said today that it has completed the revamp of a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle resins plant for Indorama...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/poland/Uhde-Inventa-Fischer-completes-revamp-of-Indoramas-PET-plant-in-Poland_63884.html
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