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March 25, 2015
“Make Germany fit for the future by combining power from politics and the economy,” says Marijn Dekkers, president of Germany’s chemical industry association VCI...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/VCI-president-Dekkers-calls-for-"innovation-offensive"-in-Germany_68906.html
March 25, 2015
Eastman Chemical today confirmed that it will close its Workington, UK, acetate tow manufacturing site, which employs 152 people. Production at the site will cease in April, and the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Eastman-confirms-closure-of-UK-acetate-tow-plant_68890.html
March 25, 2015
Inodorama Ventures (Bangkok) is negotiating to buy Cepsa’s (Madrid) polyester manufacturing facilities at San Roque, Spain, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Reports-Indorama-Ventures-eyeing-Cepsas-PTA-PET-assets-in-Spain_68887.html
March 25, 2015
Applied Graphene Materials (Wilton, UK), a producer of specialty graphene materials, today announced its interim results for the six months ended 31 January. The company reports a loss...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Applied-Graphene-Materials-reports-loss-plans-expansion-of-production-capacity_68884.html
March 25, 2015
BASF and Heidelberg University have signed a new agreement for their joint catalysis research laboratory (Carla). The research cooperation at Heidelberg, ongoing since 2006, has been...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-and-Heidelberg-University-extend-cooperation_68883.html
March 25, 2015
Novasep (Pompey, France), a supplier of services and technologies to the life sciences and chemical industries, says that it has signed a development, manufacturing, and supply...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Novasep-and-Celladon-sign-Mydicar-API-supply-agreement_68879.html
March 24, 2015
Polyethylene (PE) prices are likely to remain at healthy levels as a result of sustained demand according to Dow Chemical. Converters had refrained from restocking in the first months...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/NPE2015-Dow-says-2015-PE-prices-will-be-supported-by-supply-constraints-demand-to-remain-healthy_68857.html
March 24, 2015
“There is a lot of value in plastic often found in landfills, a value that is not getting captured [in the right way], because the plastics are either not being sorted the right...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/NPE2015-The-untapped-value-of-plastic-waste-civil-society-and-industry-approaches_68866.html
March 24, 2015
Flavors and fragrances firm Firmenich (Geneva) has appointed Geneviève Berger as chief research officer, effective 1 July. She will report directly to the CEO, Gilbert Ghostine...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Firmenich-taps-Unilever-for-chief-research-officer_68854.html
March 24, 2015
Biological chemistry firm METabolic EXplorer (Metex; Clermont-Ferrand, France) has announced that revenues rose to €3.7 million ($4.04 million) in 2014, up from €700,000 in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/METabolic-EXplorer-increases-sales-operating-income-reduces-net-loss_68851.html
March 24, 2015
The Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, has been urged by employees to renationalize the Russian-owned Karpatneftekhim petrochemical complex at Kalush in western Ukraine. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/poland/Ukraine-urged-to-nationalize-Lukoil-owned-petchem-complex_68848.html
March 24, 2015
With European spot prices for benzene moving back up to $700 per mt CIF ARA, a triple digit increase in the April contract price looks feasible as the length which weighed on March...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-benzene-stronger-ahead-of-CP-talks_68856.html
March 24, 2015
Shortly before the fourth and decisive round of tariff pay negotiations for workers in Germany’s chemical industry, 18,000 employees have demonstrated in Ludwigshafen in support...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Pay-talks-in-Germany-18000-demonstrate-in-Ludwigshafen-union-adopts-uncompromising-stance_68855.html
March 24, 2015
Lenzing, (Lenzing, Austria), a man-made cellulosic fibers producer, says sales fell by 2.3%, to €1.86 billion ($2.02 billion), in fiscal 2014 compared with sales of €1.91...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lenzing-reports-increased-Ebitda-lower-sales-in-very-challenging-environment_68841.html
March 24, 2015
Sabic announced a number of investments that will deliver competitive advantages in its core product portfolio, as well as its high performance offerings, today at NPE 2015, being held...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/NPE-2015-Sabic-to-expand-polyetherimide-resin-capacity-in-North-America-and-Europe_68828.html
March 23, 2015
Adama Agricultural Solutions, the leading global off-patent provider of crop protection solutions, today reported its financial results for full-year 2014 and the fourth quarter, ended...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Adama-reports-increased-sales-earnings-growth-rates-among-highest-in-the-pesticides-sector_68796.html
March 23, 2015
Sabic's Europe arm today confirmed that Mark Williams, 47, has been appointed its v.p., replacing Koos van Haasteren, who has decided to leave the company. Williams assumes his new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sabic-v-p-Europe-leaving-successor-appointed_68816.html
March 23, 2015
Sika board of directors and management have notched up another victory in their battle to prevent control of the Swiss building chemical company falling into the hands of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Court-upholds-Sikas-power-to-restrict-family-voting-rights_68813.html
March 23, 2015
Kemira says that its previously announced acquisition of AkzoNobel's global paper chemical business is now expected to be completed in the second quarter. Kemira announced last July...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/Completion-of-Kemiras-acquisition-of-AkzoNobels-paper-chemical-business-delayed-until-second-quarter_68806.html
March 23, 2015
Evonik Industries said today that it is investing “a triple-digit-million euro” to increase production capacity for specialty silicones. The global investment initiative...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Evonik-Industries-expands-specialty-silicones-capacity-in-Germany-and-China_68804.html
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