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February 12, 2014
Fertilizer major Yara International (Oslo) today announced lower fourth-quarter results, with weak commodity margins but robust value-added premiums and strong fertilizer deliveries...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Yara-reports-lower-fourth-quarter-results-reflecting-weaker-prices_58759.html
February 12, 2014
Rosneft (Moscow) and General Electric have announced that they have signed an agreement to set up a series of joint ventures. The document was signed by Rosneft president Igor Sechin...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Rosneft-and-General-Electric-to-invest-$400-million-in-joint-projects_58770.html
February 11, 2014
Versalis (Milan), the chemicals subsidiary of Italy’s energy major ENI (Rome); ENI; and the trade unions have reached an agreement on a project to redesign the production...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Versalis-invests-&euro200-million-to-convert-Italian-site-cracker-to-stop-for-six-months_58744.html
February 11, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) has announced leadership changes in its business units in Eastern Europe. Simo Laitala has resigned as head/Russia, effective 11...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Tikkurila-makes-leadership-changes-in-Eastern-Europe_58743.html
February 11, 2014
Semiconductor and solar technology firm SunEdison (St. Peters, MO) says its polysilicon manufacturing facility at Merano, Italy, will remain closed indefinitely. The decision affects...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/SunEdison-polysilicon-plant-in-Italy-to-stay-off-line-indefinitely-TCS-plant-also-to-close_58735.html
February 11, 2014
The board of Probi (Lund, Sweden) has unanimously recommended the rejection of Symrise’s (Holzminden, Germany) mandatory public cash offer to acquire Probi. Symrise, on 10...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Probi-board-recommends-rejection-of-Symrises-mandatory-takeover-offer_58724.html
February 11, 2014
Jazz Pharmaceuticals (Dublin), a specialty biopharmaceutical company, on Monday held a ground breaking ceremony for a €45–50 million ($60-68 million) manufacturing and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Jazz-Pharmaceuticals-builds-$60-million-manufacturing-and-development-plant-in-Ireland_58731.html
February 11, 2014
Borealis says it has renewed the contract to source ethane from Statoil’s gas plant at Kårstø, Norway, for Borealis’s flexible steam cracker at Stenungsund...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Borealis-and-Statoil-renew-ethane-sourcing-contract_58728.html
February 11, 2014
Johnson Matthey says that Den Jones will join the board of Johnson Matthey on 5 June, succeeding Robert MacLeod as group finance director. Johnson Matthey recently announced that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Johnson-Matthey-appoints-new-group-finance-director_58723.html
February 11, 2014
Linde said today that it recently signed a contract, worth approximately €120 million ($164 million), to supply two hydrogen plants at Nizhnekamsk, Russia. PSC TAIF-NK, a leading...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Linde-signs-contract-to-supply-two-hydrogen-plants-to-Russia_58722.html
February 11, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on a proposal for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) of chloralose (anhydroglucochloral). The hazard...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-invites-comments-for-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-of-chloralose_58733.html
February 11, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on potential candidates for substitution of six active substances. If the evaluating competent authority...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-potential-candidates-for-substitution-of-six-active-substances_58729.html
February 10, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has proposed five substances of very high concern (SVHC) for authorization to the European Commission: N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-proposes-five-SVHCs-for-authorization_58699.html
February 10, 2014
Brenntag says that Anthony Gerace will be promoted to managing director/M&A, effective 1 March. Gerace joined Brenntag in 1993 and is currently responsible for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Brenntag-appoints-head-of-global-M-and-A_58694.html
February 10, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) reports an operating loss of €4.2 million ($5.73 million) in the fourth quarter 2014 compared with an operating loss of €3.2...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Tikkurila-reports-4-2-percent-operating-loss-sales-drop-4-percent-in-fourth-quarter-2013_58693.html
February 10, 2014
PhosAgro (Moscow), a leading fertilizer producer, today reported fertilizer production and sales in 2013 rising by 9% and 11.2%, respectively. Phosphate fertilizer production and sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/PhosAgro-reports-higher-fertilizer-production-and-sales-in-2013-upbeat-on-2014_58691.html
February 10, 2014
Air Liquide announced today that it signed a major, long-term contract with ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe to supply industrial gases to the steel maker. Under the terms of the agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Air-Liquide-signs-major-gases-supply-contract-with-ThyssenKrupp-Steel_58690.html
February 7, 2014
The European General Court (Luxembourg) has ruled against appeals intended to overturn fines levied by the European Commission on Elf Aquitaine, Arkema, and consulting firm Treuhand...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-General-Court-rejects-Arkema-Elf-Aquitaine-appeals-against-price-fixing-fines_58676.html
February 7, 2014
EMS Group (Domat/Ems, Switzerland) says earnings before interest and tax (Ebit) for full-year 2013 jumped 15.4% to reach 369 million Swiss Francs ($409 million), compared with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EMS-Group-reports-record-2013-net-sales-Ebit_58675.html
February 7, 2014
Lenzing (Lenzing, Austria) says it has appointed Robert van de Kerkhof to its management board, with effect 1 May. Van de Kerkhof will serve as chief commercial officer, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lenzing-appoints-van-de-Kerkhof-as-member-of-management-board_58670.html
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