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October 22, 2014
Stan Higgins, chief executive of the North East Process Industry Cluster (Nepic; Wilton, UK), has been elected European cluster manager of the year 2014. The vote took place at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Chief-of-UKs-Nepic-elected-European-cluster-manager-of-the-year_64671.html
October 22, 2014
The European Commission has launched an online public consultation to help define criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC), as required by the regulations on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Commission-consults-the-public-on-criteria-for-identifying-endocrine-disruptors_64670.html
October 22, 2014
Pharmaceutical major Roche (Basel, Switzerland) says it will invest about 1.7 billion Swiss francs ($1.8 billion) to construct a new research and development center at Basel. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Roche-to-invest-$1-8-billion-to-build-R-and-D-center-at-Basel_64669.html
October 22, 2014
UK employers' association CBI (London), commenting ahead of a meeting of the European Council in Brussels, says that “competitiveness must be at the heart of European Union...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/UKs-CBI-Competitiveness-must-be-at-heart-of-EU-climate-discussions_64666.html
October 22, 2014
Foster Wheeler announced today that it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract by ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical (Esso) for the Antwerp...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-contract-for-ExxonMobil-Antwerp-refinery_64668.html
October 22, 2014
Kemira (Helsinki) has announced Ebitda of €69.9 million ($89.3 million) in third-quarter 2014, compared with €68.9 million in the corresponding period in 2013, or 1.5%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Kemira-improves-profitability-on-lower-sales-in-third-quarter-2014_64663.html
October 22, 2014
Yara International (Oslo), a leading global fertilizer producer, today reported increases in third-quarter earnings and revenues. Net income, after minority interest, rose by 9%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Yara-reports-higher-sales-and-earnings-buoyed-by-lower-energy-costs_64660.html
October 21, 2014
Croda International (Goole, UK) has appointed Jez Maiden as new group finance director to take over from Sean Christie, who will step down in 2015 after nine years in the role. Maiden...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Croda-appoints-new-group-finance-director_64439.html
October 21, 2014
Refinery production of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the European Union fell 8.5% year-on-year (YOY) for the year through August, to about 483,180 bbl/day on average, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-refinery-LPG-production-down-8-5-percent-demand-dips-1-7-percent_64656.html
October 21, 2014
BASF says that it has agreed to sell its global textile chemicals business to Archroma (Reinach, Switzerland), a supplier of specialty chemicals to the textile, paper, and emulsions...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/BASF-to-sell-global-textile-chemicals-business-to-Archroma_64543.html
October 21, 2014
Arkema announced today that it has joined forces with CEA, a research group focusing on energy and technological innovation, and Arjowiggins Creative Papers, the world’s leader...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkema-CEA-and-Arjowiggins-join-forces-in-printed-electronics-collaboration_64602.html
October 21, 2014
Private equity firm Hannover Finanz Group (Hannover, Germany) has agreed to acquire a 28.6% stake in family-controlled plastics and specialty chemicals distributor Biesterfeld...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Private-equity-firm-buys-stake-in-distributor-Biesterfeld_64654.html
October 21, 2014
AkzoNobel today reported a 32% rise in third-quarter net income, to €205.0 million ($262.9 million), on 2% lower sales of €3.69 billion. Ebitda was 7% higher, at €487.0...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/AkzoNobel-reports-higher-earnings-lower-sales-in-challenging-conditions_64631.html
October 21, 2014
Dow Corning says it has opened an expanded health-care application center in the company’s European headquarters at Seneffe, Belgium. The facility is intended to serve customers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Dow-Corning-opens-expanded-health-care-application-center-in-Belgium_64628.html
October 21, 2014
The European Commission has issued a statement of objections to Honeywell and DuPont, citing its preliminary view that joint cooperation entered into 2010 concerning the production of refrigerant R-1234yf, also known as HFO-1234yf, used in automotive air-conditioning systems may have breached European Union (EU) antitrust rules....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Commission-investigates-DuPont-and-Honeywell-refrigerant-collaboration_64645.html
October 21, 2014
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) has reported sales of Swiss francs 83.7 million ($88.4 million) in the third quarter of 2014, compared with sales of SF76.1 million in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Gurits-sales-rise-to-$88-4-million-in-third-quarter-up-10-percent_64610.html
October 21, 2014
Christophe de Margerie, 63 and CEO of energy major Total, was killed at Moscow’s Vnukovo international airport last night when a business jet collided with a snow plow during...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/CEO-of-Total-killed-in-plane-crash-at-Moscow-airport_64629.html
October 21, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened public consultations on proposals for harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) of three substances: azadirachtin (Neem...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-CLH-proposals-for-azadirachtin-margosa-extract-and-terbuthylazine_64639.html
October 21, 2014
Germany’s energy-intensive industries association (BID; Berlin) has warned over higher burdens for industry as a result of unilateral, challenging climate protection goals. Utz...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Germanys-EID-warns-over-higher-costs-resulting-from-unilateral-EU-climate-goals_64636.html
October 20, 2014
Rosneft’s chairman Igor Sechin and Marco Tronchetti Provera, Pirelli’s chairman, have signed a memorandum of understanding, which will lead to the production and sales of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Rosneft-and-Pirelli-sign-MOU-to-develop-synthetic-rubber-production-in-Russias-Far-East_64599.html
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