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March 5, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has proposed four substances as substances of very high concern (SVHC). The substances are the dihexyl ester of 1,2-benzenedicarboxyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-proposes-four-substances-as-SVHCs_59313.html
March 4, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it achieved record results in all areas for full-year 2013. The company announced a 23.8% increase in net profit, to a record 344.7 million Swiss francs...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sika-achieves-record-results-for-2013-including-net-profit-up-23-8-percent_59310.html
March 4, 2014
Arkema today reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 results and said it is confident to grow Ebitda in 2014.  Adjusted net income from continuing operations in the fourth...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkema-reports-lower-Ebitda-in-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-outlines-investments_59295.html
March 4, 2014
Avalon Rare Metals (Toronto) has entered into a tolling agreement with Solvay, under which Solvay will process rare earth concentrate, supplied by Avalon, into pure rare earth oxides...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Solvay-and-Canadian-firm-enter-tolling-agreement-to-process-rare-earths-at-French-site_59297.html
March 4, 2014
The European Union is financing BIO-QED, a project aimed at developing new industral routes for the manufacture of key chemicals based on renewable resources or raw materials, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-finances-consortium-researching-production-pathways-for-biobased-chemicals_59308.html
March 4, 2014
Novamont (Novara, Italy) has acquired a 78% stake in Mater-Biopolymer (Patrica, Italy), a unit of the Mossi & Ghisolfi (M&G; Tortona, Italy) group, Novamont announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Novamont-buys-majority-of-PET-biobased-polyester-company-from-M-and-G_59296.html
March 4, 2014
Ecolab has announced the acquisition of AK Kraus & Hiller Schädlingsbekämpfung (Allershausen, Germany). Kraus & Hiller had annual sales of approximately $4...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Ecolab-acquires-pest-elimination-company-in-Germany_59292.html
March 4, 2014
Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland) reports a more than doubling in net profits for 2013, compared with 2012, to 53.9 million Swiss francs ($61 million), mainly because of a favorable...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Siegfried-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_59291.html
March 4, 2014
Lonza says that its board of directors is proposing Barbara Richmond and Juergen Steinemann to be elected as new members of the board at the company’s next annual general meeting...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Lonza-to-elect-two-new-board-members_59290.html
March 3, 2014
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia) has started operations at the newly developed Novo-Solikamsk section of the company's Solikamsk-1 potash mine and plant complex at Solikamsk, Russia, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Uralkali-completes-project-to-extend-life-of-potash-complex-in-Russia_59270.html
March 3, 2014
Output of chemicals was stagnant in the European Union in 2013, Cefic says. Zero growth in 2013 meant that the sector remained 6.4% below the pre-financial crisis, full-year peak level...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-chemicals-output-was-stagnant-in-2013-Cefic-says_59264.html
March 3, 2014
Succinity (Düsseldorf, Germany), a joint venture between BASF and Corbion Purac, has started up its previously announced first commercial production facility for biobased succinic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/spain/BASF-joint-venture-starts-up-production-of-biobased-succinic-acid_59262.html
March 3, 2014
Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) says that it has completed the previously announced sale of its Aliphos feed phosphate business to EcoPhos (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), a technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Tessenderlo-completes-sale-of-feed-phosphate-business-to-EcoPhos_59259.html
March 2, 2014
Repsol’s petrochemical operations are expected to break even in 2014 after a difficult year and a negative result in 2013. This was due mainly to a scheduled maintenance...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Repsols-petchem-business-expected-to-break-even_59252.html
March 2, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia), the former coatings operations of DuPont, says it is to invest $60 million to build a next-generation plant to expand its production capacity of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Axalta-Coating-Systems-to-invest-$60-million-in-waterborne-coatings-Germany_59250.html
February 28, 2014
Novozymes (Bagsvaerd, Denmark) has launched LpHera, an enzyme to make starch conversion more efficient, which boosts yields during liquefaction while securing significant chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Novozymes-launches-yield-boosting-cost-saving-starch-conversion-enzyme_59227.html
February 28, 2014
New rules concerning the import and export of very hazardous chemicals will be implemented in the European Union as of 1 March, when the revised prior informed consent (PIC) regulation...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Revised-importexport-regulations-for-very-hazardous-chemicals-introduced-in-Europe_59226.html
February 28, 2014
Solvay and Ineos say they have offered the European Commission a revised remedy package, consisting of substantial asset divestments, to secure the commission's approval for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Solvay-Ineos-sweeten-divestment-package-offered-to-secure-EU-Commission-approval-for-chlorvinyls-JV_59224.html
February 28, 2014
Neste Oil (Espoo, Finland) and Dong Energy (London) have joined forces to develop an integrated process to produce renewable diesel and aviation fuel based on agricultural residues...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Neste-Oil-Dong-Energy-to-collaborate-on-waste-to-biofuels-technology-development_59222.html
February 28, 2014
Specialty aqueous polymers producer Synthomer (Harlow, UK), formerly known as Yule Catto, reported a 5% decline in pretax profit for full-year 2013, to £90 million on sales also...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Synthomer-posts-lower-profits-and-sales-on-weak-economy_59245.html
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