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May 15, 2014
Merck KGaA today reported a slight increase, to €807 million ($1.1 billion), in first-quarter Ebitda before one-time items compared with €801 million in the first quarter of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Merck-KGaA-reports-flat-first-quarter-earnings-cautiously-optimistic-for-2014_61072.html
May 14, 2014
Start-up business Catalytic Technologies Ltd. (CTL; Stockton-on-Tees, UK) says it is aiming for 50% of worldwide polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin and film production to be based...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/UK-start-up-targets-50-percent-market-share-for-its-titanium-based-PET-catalyst_61057.html
May 14, 2014
Ineos today confirmed that the Falkirk Council in the United Kingdom has told the company that its planning application for the construction of an ethane tank at its Grangemouth, UK...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-receives-planning-permit-to-build-ethane-tank-at-Grangemouth_61062.html
May 14, 2014
Potash producer K+S (Kassel, Germany) reports a 21% year-on-year (YOY) decrease in first-quarter Ebit, to €219.6 million ($301.6 million), mostly because of lower potash and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/K+Ss-Ebit-down-21-percent-on-lower-potash-and-magnesium-results-says-prices-are-stabilizing_61059.html
May 14, 2014
Borealis reports €102 million ($140.1 million) in net profit for the first quarter, growing about 67% year-on-year (YOY), driven by a better performance by the company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Borealiss-net-profit-grows-67-percent-driven-by-polyolefins_61056.html
May 14, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), following a successful test phase and promising market analysis, plans to invest €15 million ($20.5 million) in the construction of a production line...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Bayer-MaterialScience-to-build-production-line-at-Dormagen-to-produce-CO2-based-polyols_61055.html
May 13, 2014
Sabic announced today that it will launch its first portfolio of renewable polyolefins, certified under the ISCC Plus certification scheme, which involves strict traceability. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sabic-to-launch-renewable-PE-and-PP-production-in-Europe_61051.html
May 13, 2014
Chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says that the German chemical industry achieved high sales in first-quarter 2014 on the back of strong domestic demand. The strong...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Germanys-chemical-sales-$64-billion-in-first-quarter-up-5-percent_61029.html
May 13, 2014
Europe’s chemical industry is slowly coming out of recession, with Germany taking a slight lead, IHS Chemical said at an industry forum taking place at  Berlin this week...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/IHS-Chemical-Europes-industry-slowing-out-of-recession-faces-increased-competition-feedstock-disadvantages_61027.html
May 13, 2014
BASF has proposed a plan to consolidate manufacturing operations at its Cinderford, UK, precious metals recycling plant, losing about 50 jobs, the company announced today. BASF will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-to-close-metals-recycling-unit-in-the-UK-focus-on-autocatalyst-recycling-market_61026.html
May 13, 2014
Specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor IMCD Group (Rotterdam) says that it has signed an agreement to acquire the agency business of Jucker Pharma (Stockholm), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/sweden/IMCD-acquires-Swedish-distributor-of-pharma-ingredients_61021.html
May 12, 2014
Merck KGaA and BASF say they have acquired a majority stake in InnovationLab (Heidelberg, Germany), thus increasing their involvement in the scientific work of the research and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Merck-KGaA-and-BASF-acquire-majority-stake-in-organic-electronics-research-unit-InnovationLab_61018.html
May 12, 2014
Norbert Dentressangle, a transport, logistics and freight forwarding company, has won a new five-year contract with Sabic UK Petrochemicals to provide a maintenance, repair and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Norbert-Dentressangle-wins-warehousing-contract-from-Sabic-UK_61017.html
May 12, 2014
Bayer CropScience and Kaiima Bio-Agritech (Moshav Sharona, Israel) have announced a collaboration to develop advanced hybrid rice varieties. The multi-year project combines Bayer's and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-CropScience-and-Israeli-firm-partner-to-improve-rice-productivity_61016.html
May 12, 2014
Geo Specialty Chemicals (Ambler, PA) says it has begun construction of a new production facility at its Hythe site in the United Kingdom designed to serve the fast growing contact lens...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Geo-begins-construction-of-new-facility-at-Hythe-UK_61011.html
May 12, 2014
Huntsman has signed partnership contracts with Tebodin (The Hague), part of Bilginger (Mannheim, Germany), covering all engineering projects for the Huntsman's Holland subsidiary on an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Huntsman-Tebodin-sign-partnership-contracts-in-the-Netherlands_60995.html
May 12, 2014
IGas (London), a shale gas explorer, has acquired Dart Energy (Singapore) for about A$211.5 million ($198 million), IGas says. The combination of IGas and Dart will create a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/IGas-acquisition-will-create-largest-UK-shale-gas-explorer_60989.html
May 10, 2014
The board of directors of ENI (Rome) on Friday appointed Claudio Descalzi as CEO, replacing Paolo Scaroni. Scaroni was appointed head of the energy major by disgraced former prime...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ENI-appoints-Claudio-Descalzi-as-CEO_60980.html
May 10, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) plans to invest €100 million ($137.6 million) this year in biosimilars, a new business being developed by its Merck Serono unit. In addition, Merck...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Merck-KGaA-to-invest-in-biosimilars-eyes-pharma-acquisitions_60979.html
May 9, 2014
Odfjell posted a net loss of $23 million in the first quarter compared with a net loss of $13 million in the first quarter of 2013. Sales were $266 million, up from $256 million in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Odfjell-net-loss-widens-plans-restructuring_60964.html
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