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January 23, 2015
Sigma-Aldrich’s (St. Louis) research business unit, an industry leader in supporting translational researchers by supplying the products, services, and solutions needed to enable...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Sigma-Aldrich-and-VIB-form-alliance-to-provide-translational-research-tools_67162.html
January 22, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) has entered exclusive talks with management and shareholders of Axson Technologies (Saint-Ouen l'Aumône, France) to acquire Axson, Sika announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sika-enters-talks-to-acquire-epoxy-PU-polymer-formulations-specialist_67097.html
January 22, 2015
German trade union IG BCE (Hanover), representing workers in the chemical, mining, and energy sectors, has demanded today a pay increase of 4.8% for the 550,000 workers in the chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Germanys-chemical-industry-workers-seek-4-8-percent-pay-rise-employers-association-rejects-demands_67087.html
January 22, 2015
The industry, research, and energy committee of the European Parliament today rejected an amendment to begin reform of the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Parliament-industry-committee-fails-to-agree-on-reform-date-for-EU-ETS_67096.html
January 22, 2015
Varo Energy (Zug, Switzerland) will invest more than 50 million Swiss Francs ($57.6 million) for a turnaround and other projects at the company's Cressier, Switzerland, refinery. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Varo-Energy-to-invest-in-Switzerland-refinery-announces-new-CEO_67084.html
January 22, 2015
The European Commission has decided that UK plans to provide financial support for the building of a combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant at Teesside, UK are in line with EU state aid...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-authorizes-UK-state-aid-for-biomass-based-combined-heat-and-power-plant_67086.html
January 22, 2015
LyondellBasell says three senior executives – Timothy D. Roberts, Patrick D. Quarles and Kevin W. Brown – have assumed expanded roles within the company....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/LyondellBasell-expands-role-of-three-senior-executives_67007.html
January 22, 2015
Teesside Collective, a cluster of energy-intensive industries, has laid out a carbon capture and storage (CCS) vision for the Tees Valley region of the United Kingdom. Four firms with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Energy-intensive-industries-launch-carbon-capture-storage-initiative-in-the-UK_67048.html
January 22, 2015
Solvay said today that it will build a new manufacturing and filling facility in the Netherlands to produce hydrogen peroxide grades that are used as disinfection and decontamination...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Solvay-to-build-pharma-grade-hydrogen-peroxide-facility-in-Netherlands_67079.html
January 22, 2015
BASF said today that it plans to invest up to €56 million ($64.9 million) to expand capacity of its polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) value chain over the next four years. PVP is used in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-plans-worldwide-expansion-of-polyvinylpyrrolidone-production_67070.html
January 21, 2015
The management of specialty chemicals distributor Safic-Alcan (Paris), together with private equity firms Sagard and Euromezzanine, have completed the acquisition of Safic-Alcan from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Management-buys-majority-of-specialties-distributor-Safic-Alcan_67067.html
January 21, 2015
Anellotech (Pearl River, NY), a green innovation and technology company, IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) and its subsidiary Axens today announced a strategic alliance to develop and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Anellotech-IFP-and-Axens-form-alliance-to-commercialize-biobased-aromatics-technology_66965.html
January 21, 2015
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has completed its comprehensive re-evaluation of bisphenol A (BPA) exposure and toxicity. EFSA concludes that “BPA poses...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EFSA-Bisphenol-A-exposure-does-not-pose-a-health-risk-for-consumers_67042.html
January 21, 2015
Göteborg Energi, one of Sweden’s leading energy companies, has announced that its Gothenburg Biomass Gasification Project (GoBiGas), the world’s first large-scale...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/First-large-biogas-demonstration-plant-goes-onstream-in-Sweden_67041.html
January 21, 2015
Lonza recorded net profits of 237.0 million Swiss francs ($274.9 million) for 2014 compared with profits of SF87.0 million in 2013. Sales for 2014 increased by 1.6%, to SF3.64 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lonza-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_67040.html
January 21, 2015
Russia is cutting its export duty on benzene, toluene, and xylenes (BTX), as well as for crude oil and other derivatives, effective February, the Ministry of Economy (Moscow)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Russia-cuts-export-duties-on-aromatics_67044.html
January 20, 2015
Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) says it is collaborating with the Graphene Engineering Innovation Center (GEIC) at the University of Manchester in the design of a graphene research center...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Thomas-Swan-University-of-Manchester-collaborate-in-design-of-graphene-research-center_67004.html
January 20, 2015
The Port Authority of Antwerp, in a review of chemicals-related investments, says that LBC Tank Terminals (Mechelen, Belgium) has added storage capacity at the port, allowing bunker...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Port-of-Antwerp-updates-on-storage-production-projects_67001.html
January 20, 2015
Novozymes (Bagsvaerd, Denmark) today announced a new corporate strategy, Partnering for Impact, accompanied by a revised set of long-term financial, environmental, and social targets...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Novozymes-updates-financial-targets-for-2015-20-announces-new-strategy_66999.html
January 20, 2015
Latest figures from the British Coatings Federation (BCF; Leatherhead, UK) show that for the second consecutive year, paint sales have outperformed GDP, increasing 5.0% in volume...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/UK-paint-sales-outperform-the-economy-for-second-year_66998.html
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