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February 20, 2014
Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland) says that its board of directors has proposed the election of the current vice chairman Andreas Casutt as chairman of the board. Casutt will succeed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Siegfried-to-elect-Andreas-Casutt-as-new-board-chairman_58932.html
February 19, 2014
Myriant (Quincy, MA), a renewable chemicals company majority owned by PTT Global Chemical (Bangkok), announced today that it has supplied commercial quantities of biosuccinic acid...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Myriant-supplies-biosuccinic-acid-to-Oxea-for-use-in-biobased-plasticizers_58899.html
February 19, 2014
BASF says it has signed an agreement to divest its liquid masterbatch business at Clermont de l’Oise, France, to Audia International, a large global supplier of polyolefins and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/BASF-to-divest-liquid-masterbatch-business-in-France-to-Audia-International_58891.html
February 19, 2014
Clariant today reported flat fourth-quarter net profit from continuing operations of 85 million Swiss francs ($95.7 million) on 8% higher sales, SF1.56 billion, of which 7% is due to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Reshaped-Clariant-reports-improved-results-confirms-midterm-targets_58890.html
February 18, 2014
The privatization of insolvent chemicals and petrochemicals producer Oltchim (Ramnicu Valcea, Romania) has been delayed by almost two months, the company says. The deadline for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/hungary/Oltchim-privatization-delayed_58867.html
February 18, 2014
Air Liquide today reported an increase in profit and revenue for full-year 2013 and, in its outlook, said that “barring a degradation of the environment, Air Liquide is confident...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Air-Liquide-reports-higher-full-year-earnings-and-sales-upbeat-about-2014_58862.html
February 18, 2014
Styron and JSR (Tokyo) say that they have reached an agreement under which the former will acquire JSR’s production capacity rights for solution-polymerized styrene butadiene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Styron-acquires-S-SBR-production-capacity-rights-from-JSR_58861.html
February 17, 2014
Foster Wheeler announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Statoil (Stavanger, Norway) to perform a study for the Snøhvit improvement project 2 at Melkøya, 450...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-study-to-upgrade-Statoils-LNG-plant_58857.html
February 17, 2014
Versalis (Milan), the chemicals subsidiary of Italy’s energy major ENI (Rome) will close its synthetic rubbers plant at Hythe, UK during this quarter, according to Paolo Scaroni...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Versalis-to-close-UK-plant-this-quarter-as-part-of-downsizing-of-petchems-portfolio_58853.html
February 17, 2014
Technip has been awarded a contract by Kazanorgsintez to provide technology and services for a grassroots furnace to be installed at the Kazan petrochemical complex in Russia, Technip...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Technip-awarded-ethylene-furnace-contract-in-Russia_58851.html
February 17, 2014
Merck KGaA has extended the timeline of its recommended cash offer for AZ Electronic Materials until 1.00 pm (GMT) 28 February 2014, the company said on Friday. Merck on 6...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Merck-KGaA-again-extends-offer-period-for-AZ-Electronic-Materials_58849.html
February 14, 2014
Dérivés Résiniques et Terpéniques (DRT; Dax, France), a company that specializes in developing rosin and turpentine extracted from pine resin, has announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/DRT-extends-terpenes-distribution-network_58831.html
February 14, 2014
Odfjell's net losses widened in the fourth quarter of 2013, to $102 million from net losses of $40 million in the year-earlier period, on revenue of $284 million, down from $296...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Odfjells-net-losses-widen_58827.html
February 14, 2014
Exports of potash fertilizers from Russia in 2013 were down both in volume and value terms, according to the Federal Customs Service (Moscow). Export volumes were down 29.6% on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Value-of-Russian-potash-exports-declines-40-percent-in-2013_58825.html
February 14, 2014
Ineos announced today that its Ineos Oxide subsidiary has completed expanding its ethylidene norbornene (ENB) plant at Antwerp, increasing capacity to 28,000 m.t./year. The expansion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-completes-expansion-of-ethylidene-norbornene-plant-at-Antwerp_58821.html
February 14, 2014
Paints maker Jotun (Sandefjord, Norway) today reported a full-year 2013 operating profit of 1.26 billion Norwegian kroner ($206.5 million), a 12% increase compared with 2012...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Jotun-reports-higher-profits-marine-coatings-are-down_58820.html
February 14, 2014
Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL; Tokyo) announced today that it has signed a contract with Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) to build and charter four methanol carriers. The new contract will play an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Mitsui-OSK-to-build-four-carriers-for-charter-to-Methanol-Holdings-Trinidad_58819.html
February 14, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Pisa, Italy) has opened a public consultation on a draft scientific opinion on dietary reference values for niacin (nicotinic acid, or...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EFSA-launches-public-consultation-on-dietary-reference-values-for-niacin_58835.html
February 14, 2014
M&A activity in the chemical sector during 2013 was to a large extent driven by shareholder activism and investments by hedge funds, which pushed many chemical companies to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Deloitte-Farm-chemicals-health-care-and-biobased-products-to-drive-M-and-A-activity-in-2014_58828.html
February 13, 2014
Europe's polyethylene (PE) producers are likely to try a rollover of monthly contract prices in February following a decrease in the Western European February ethylene contract price...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Europes-PE-prices-lose-support-from-ethylene-in-February_58800.html
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