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March 19, 2015
DSM says that it will expand production capacity for vitamin B2 at the company’s manufacturing site at Grenzach, Germany. The new capacity will be available in 2016...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/DSM-to-increase-vitamin-B2-production-capacity-in-Germany_68696.html
March 19, 2015
Syngenta today gave the first update on progress towards meeting the six ambitious commitments under The Good Growth Plan initiative, which was launched in 2013 to support the future...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Syngenta-provides-update-on-growth-initiative_68687.html
March 19, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has adopted the final community rolling action plan (CoRAP) for 2015–2017. A total of 134 substances are to be evaluated by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-adopts-community-rolling-action-plan-for-2015-2017-134-substances-to-be-evaluated-48-in-this-year_68700.html
March 19, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that its risk assessment committee (RAC) is continuing to deliberate on a proposal from France to restrict the use of bisphenol A...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-considers-proposal-to-restrict-BPA-in-thermal-paper_68697.html
March 19, 2015
Ineos and Solvay said today that they have reached an agreement with International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG; Luxembourg) to acquire the assets being divested by Ineos. This...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-to-sell-assets-to-ICIG-as-part-of-EU-rule-on-the-proposed-formation-of-vinyls-jv-with-Solvay_68690.html
March 19, 2015
Lanxess today reported substantially improved operating result and net income in fiscal 2014. While sales declined 3.5% to €8.01 billion ($8.62 billion), Ebitda pre-exceptionals...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lanxess-improves-earnings-to-close-EPDM-plant-realign-butadiene-rubber-operations_68689.html
March 18, 2015
Sibur Holding, a leader in the Russian petrochemical industry, today published its operational and financial results for 2014. The company reports a 6.3% year-on-year (YOY) increase in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Siburs-sales-Ebitda-boosted-by-currency-devaluation-but-net-drops_68663.html
March 18, 2015
The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (Socar), following a bidding process, has awarded Fluor a contract to provide project management contractor services for Socar's new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/Fluor-awarded-oil-and-gas-processing-and-petrochemical-contract-in-Azerbaijan_68659.html
March 18, 2015
Brenntag has reported a slight increase in 2014 profit after tax, to €340 million, on sales up 2.5%, to €10.0 billion. Operating Ebitda increased 4.1%, to €727 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Brenntags-earnings-ahead-of-guidance-sales-up_68657.html
March 18, 2015
UPM Group, one of the world’s largest pulp and paper companies, has recently commissioned the first wood-based biorefinery producing renewable diesel at Lappeenranta, Finland...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/UPM-commissions-biorefinery-in-Finland_68666.html
March 18, 2015
DSM today announced that it and managing board member Stefan Doboczky have agreed that his term as a board member will not be renewed at the upcoming annual general meeting (AGM) of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/DSM-board-member-to-leave-the-company_68655.html
March 18, 2015
Lanxess says that its supervisory board has appointed Michael Pontzen as a member of the board of management of the company effective 1 April. He will assume the role of CFO. Pontzen...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lanxess-appoints-new-CFO-supervisory-board-members_68654.html
March 18, 2015
Flavors and fine ingredients company Frutarom Industries (Haifa, Israel) says that it has acquired flavors company Taiga International (Puurs, Belgium) for about $2.9 million. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Frutarom-acquires-Belgium-based-flavors-company-Taiga_68652.html
March 18, 2015
SGL Carbon (Wiesbaden, Germany) has announced group sales of €1.34 billion ($1.42 billion) for the business year 2014, a decrease of 6% year-on-year (YOY). . Ebitda before...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/SGL-announces-fall-in-sales-profit-plummets_68664.html
March 17, 2015
Russia’s energy major Rosneft (Moscow) has completed its acquisition of Novokuibyshevsk Petrochemical Co. (Sanors; Novokuibyshevsk, Russia). The deal aims to integrate...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Rosnefts-acquisition-of-Sanors-creates-major-petchems-player-in-Russia_68596.html
March 17, 2015
CB&I said today that it has been awarded contracts by Naftna industrija Srbije for the technology license and front-end engineering design of a delayed coker unit at Pancevo...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/CB-and-I-awarded-refinery-upgrade-contracts-in-Serbia_68589.html
March 17, 2015
About 55% of food samples evaluated by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) show no detectable traces of pesticide residues, the authority says. Of the samples that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EFSA-report-More-than-half-of-food-samples-in-EU-are-free-of-pesticide-residues_68630.html
March 17, 2015
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) today announced its results for fiscal 2014. Net sales were 335.8 million Swiss francs ($333.8 million) compared with SF281.1 million in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Gurit-reports-double-digit-sales-growth-profitability-leaps_68627.html
March 17, 2015
Wacker Chemie today confirmed that its sales and earnings in fiscal 2014 were considerably higher than in 2013. Group sales rose 8%, to €4.83 billion ($5.13 billion), mainly...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Wacker-confirms-higher-sales-and-earnings-forecasts-increases-in-2015-revenue-and-Ebitda_68624.html
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