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February 10, 2015
Lanxess is said to be in separate talks with Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK; Nizhnekamsk, Russia) and Saudi Aramco to sell a minority stake in its rubber business, according to a Reuters...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Reports-Lanxess-in-talks-to-sells-a-minority-stake-in-synthetic-rubber-business_67683.html
February 10, 2015
Uralchem (Moscow) and Stamicarbon announced today that they have agreed to go ahead with a project to modernize Uralchem’s urea plant at Perm, Russia. The investment is estimated...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Uralchem-to-expand-urea-capacity-using-Stamicarbon-process_67681.html
February 10, 2015
The British Coatings Federation (BCF; Leatherhead, UK), the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (Wokingham, UK), the Food and Drink Federation (London), and the British Plastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/British-industry-associations-call-for-action-on-restriction-of-BPA-use-in-France_67689.html
February 10, 2015
The United Steelworkers (USW) union said Monday that it would resume discussions with Royal Dutch Shell on Tuesday regarding a new three-year labor contract agreement. The USW is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/USW-and-Shell-to-resume-labor-contract-discussions-on-Tuesday_67669.html
February 10, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says its revenue in fourth-quarter 2014 was €104.4 million ($118.0 million), a drop of 11% compared with sales of €116.7...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Tikkurila-reports-fall-in-sales-and-profit-in-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-2014_67678.html
February 10, 2015
Solvay’s Novecare business unit will team up with Eco Agro Resources (Sarasota, FL) to develop market and product development opportunities in North and South America, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Solvay-and-Eco-Agro-Resources-join-forces_67676.html
February 9, 2015
State-controlled petrochemical producer Oltchim (Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania) generated a €700,000 ($792,000) profit in January, according to Romania's economy, trade, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/hungary/Minister-Oltchim-generated-&euro700000-profit-in-January_67645.html
February 9, 2015
Uralchem (Moscow), a major fertilizer producer, today reported its production results for 2014, with overall volumes down 6.5%, to 5.7 million m.t., compared with 2013. Nitrogen...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Uralchem-reports-lower-fertilizer-output-following-plant-stoppage_67643.html
February 9, 2015
Specialty chemicals distributor IMCD Group (Rotterdam) says that it has expanded its distribution deal with a Dow Chemical subsidiary in Europe. The deal covers Paraloid impact...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/IMCD-and-Dow-to-expand-plastic-additives-distribution-deal-in-Europe_67637.html
February 9, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it has been informed that Schenker-Winkler Holding (SWH) has submitted a request to the Swiss Takeover Board (Zurich) that the takeover board determine...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sikas-controlling-family-seeks-legal-ruling-that-Saint-Gobain-need-not-bid-for-stock-held-by-other-Sika-shareholders_67647.html
February 9, 2015
Fertilizer producer PhosAgro (Moscow) says that an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) of shareholders of its subsidiary PhosAgro-Cherepovets will be held on 19 March to vote on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Agro-Cherepovets-PhosAgro-AG-and-Nordic-Rus-Holding-to-be-merged-into-PhosAgro-Cherepovets_67646.html
February 6, 2015
A sinkhole east of Uralkali's (Berezniki, Russia) Solikamsk-2 potash mine has grown and currently measures 58 by 87 meters wide and approximately 75 meters deep, the company says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Sinkhole-near-Uralikali-mine-continues-to-expand-unused-machinery-being-removed-from-shaft_67613.html
February 6, 2015
EMS Chemie (Herrliberg, Switzerland) reports a net profit of 349.0 million Swiss francs ($376.4 million) for 2014, up 7.9% from SF324.0 million in 2013, according to the company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EMS-Chemies-2014-net-profit-up-about-8-percent_67611.html
February 6, 2015
The Environment Agency, a UK government body, has granted the environmental permits that Cuadrilla (Lichfield, UK) needs to operate at the company's proposed shale gas exploration site...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Cuadrilla-granted-environmental-permits-for-shale-gas-exploration-site-in-UK_67604.html
February 6, 2015
Kuraray today announced that it will expand production capacity for ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) resin at the manufacturing site of the company’s wholly owned subsidiary Eval...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Kuraray-to-expand-ethylene-vinyl-alcohol-capacity-in-Belgium_67602.html
February 5, 2015
Sibur’s subsidiary Biaxplen, last year produced more than 120,000 m.t. of biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) and non-extruded polypropylene film, 25% more than in 2013...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Russian-BOPP-maker-raised-output-by-25-percent-in-2014_67536.html
February 5, 2015
ENI (Rome) has confirmed to CW that its chemical subsidiary, Versalis (Milan), has restarted its 490,000-m.t./year steam cracker at Porto Marghera, Italy and that the cracker is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Versalis-restarts-Porto-Marghera-cracker-starts-supplying-Shell_67528.html
February 5, 2015
BASF says it is significantly increasing production capacities of bismuth vanadate pigments at the company's site at Besigheim, near Stuttgart, Germany. The additional capacities will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-expands-pigment-capacity-at-German-site_67523.html
February 5, 2015
Throughput of liquid chemicals in the port of Rotterdam decreased 7.4% in 2014 compared with 2013, to 30.9 million m.t., the Rotterdam port authority says. Incoming liquid chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Chemical-traffic-ebbs-at-Rotterdam-flows-at-Antwerp_67502.html
February 5, 2015
Agricultural chemical firm Nufarm (Melbourne) today announced that the company will permanently close its plant in Botlek at Rotterdam, the Netherlands; and implement efficiency...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Nufarm-to-close-manufacturing-plant-in-the-Netherlands_67525.html
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