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June 29, 2015
Cepsa (Madrid) has lifted the force majeure on phenol and acetone supplies from the company's Huelva, Spain, site, the company confirmed Monday. The force majeure was originally...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Cepsa-lifts-force-majeure-on-phenol-acetone-at-Huelva-Spain_71725.html
June 29, 2015
BASF will lift its force majeure on ethylene oxide (EO) in Europe as of 1 July, the company has announced. BASF declared force majeure on the supply of EO in Europe on 19 May, as...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-to-lift-force-majeure-on-EO-and-derivatives-in-July_71723.html
June 29, 2015
Trammo Group (New York), a leading fertilizer trader; and KuibyshevAzot (Togliatti, Russia) have signed an agreement to form an equally owned joint venture to produce granular ammonium...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Trammo-and-KuibyshevAzot-set-up-ammonium-sulfate-production-joint-venture_71722.html
June 29, 2015
Bluestar Silicones is investing €15 million ($16.7 million) to develop and modernize its elastomer production units at Saint Fons, France. The project will increase capacity and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bluestar-Silicones-invests-in-eleastomers-production-unit-in-France_71721.html
June 29, 2015
Arkema, at its capital markets day in Paris on Monday, presented its strategy and ambitions and confirmed its mid- and long-term objectives. The group has also detailed its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkema-confirms-targets-plans-to-double-specialty-molecular-sieves-capacity-in-France_71713.html
June 29, 2015
CF Industries (Deerfield, IL) has sold its stake in Keytrade (Zurich), a worldwide fertilizer trader, to the company’s principals. Financial terms were not disclosed....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/CF-Industries-divests-stake-in-Keytrade_71710.html
June 26, 2015
The incident began at about 10am local time when a car rammed into gas canisters at the plant. French media reports say that the victim was a local businessman who was killed away from the site. Air Products says that all of its employees are safe and accounted for. “I am horrified and saddened by the attack on our facility in France,” says Air Products chairman and CEO Seifi Ghasemi....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/One-dead-in-terror-attack-at-Air-Products-site-in-France_71694.html
June 26, 2015
Specialty chemicals company Altana (Wesel, Germany) on Friday announced that CEO Matthias Wolfgruber will retire and that the supervisory board of the company has appointed Martin...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Altana-CEO-to-retire-current-CFO-to-take-over_71688.html
June 26, 2015
Negotiations will take place next week for Europe's July styrene contract price and discussions are likely to be complicated by the contrasting factors of falling spot prices and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Europes-July-styrene-contract-talks-take-place-amid-falling-spot-prices-rising-feedstock-costs_71699.html
June 26, 2015
Artlant PTA (Sines, Portugal) is expected to restart production in September. The company's 700,000-m.t./year purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant was mothballed in April 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Dynamics-of-Europe-Mideast-PTA-markets-poised-to-change-as-Artlant-prepares-to-restart_71698.html
June 26, 2015
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has started a project with goal of establishing a framework for the risk assessment of the various factors that cause stress in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EFSA-launches-project-to-investigate-factors-that-damage-honeybee-colonies_71693.html
June 26, 2015
OCI NV (Amsterdam), a major producer of nitrogen fertilizers and industrial chemicals, has reached agreement to acquire BioMCN, a methanol producer and pioneer in biomethanol...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/OCI-gains-methanol-foothold-in-Europe-through-acquisition-of-BioMCN_71224.html
June 26, 2015
OCI NV (Amsterdam) on Tuesday announced it has closed the acquisition of BioMCN, a methanol producer and pioneer in biomethanol production based at Delfzijl, Netherlands for €15...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/OCI-NV-closes-BioMCN-methanol-acquisition_71340.html
June 25, 2015
In what has become a fight for global share of the potash market, PotashCorp, the world’s largest producer of fertilizers by capacity, is in the process of making a bid for K+S...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/PotashCorp-bids-to-acquire-European-rival-K+S_71642.html
June 25, 2015
Evonik Industries has confirmed that its supervisory board, at a meeting held today, resolved unanimously to end the term of office of executive board member and COO Patrik...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Evonik-terminates-COOs-contract_71668.html
June 25, 2015
Greenergy (London), Shell, and Vopak have put 403 acres of land up for sale at Coryton, UK., beside the river Thames. The land formed part of the former Coryton refinery site, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Shell-Vopak-JV-puts-land-up-for-sale-at-former-refinery-site-in-UK_71607.html
June 25, 2015
Air Liquide is expanding its home health-care business in Europe with the acquisition of Baywater Healthcare Ireland (Dublin). The acquired company specializes in treating and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Air-Liquide-expands-home-health-care-with-acquisition-in-Ireland_71614.html
June 25, 2015
Production of phenol and acetone at Borealis’s Porvoo, Finland site is not expected to return to normal levels until the second week of July, a company statement said Thursday...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Borealis-phenol-acetone-production-expected-to-return-to-normal-in-July_71612.html
June 25, 2015
Polystyrene (PS) imports into Europe have been on the rise and inflated regional styrene values have dented profitability. Trade data released by Eurostat (Brussels) for the 28 EU...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/PS-imports-into-Europe-increase-significantly_71611.html
June 25, 2015
Thermo Fisher Scientific (Waltham, MA) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Johnson Matthey’s research chemicals business, Alfa Aesar (Heysham...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Thermo-Fisher-to-acquire-Johnson-Mattheys-research-chemicals-business-for-$403-million_71609.html
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