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December 30, 2014
Nanoco (Manchester, UK), a world leader in the development and manufacture of cadmium-free quantum dots and other nanomaterials, says that it has signed a manufacturing contract with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Nanoco-signs-manufacturing-contract-with-Dow_66493.html
December 30, 2014
Renewable Energy Group (REG; Ames, IA) says it has completed the acquisition of biodiesel producer Petrotec (Borken, Germany). An REG subsidiary, REG European Holdings, purchased a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/REG-completes-acquisition-of-Germany-based-biodiesel-firm_66496.html
December 29, 2014
The ninth European Bioplastics Conference took place recently in Brussels, attracting more than 320 participants from 29 countries. “The market is predicted to grow by more than...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Bioplastics-Market-for-bioplastics-to-grow-400-percent-in-2013-18_66478.html
December 29, 2014
Wintershall (Kassel, Germany), a BASF subsidiary, has sold its 15% stake in South Stream Transport to Gazprom (Moscow). BASF says that the purchase price reimburses the cash invested...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/BASF-sells-stake-in-canceled-gas-pipeline-to-Gazprom_66477.html
December 24, 2014
A group of 12 minority shareholders on Tuesday launched a last-ditch attempt to prevent the French group Saint-Gobain from buying the family-controlled Swiss building chemicals group...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sika-minority-holders-try-to-block-Saint-Gobain-takeover-as-family-seeks-to-oust-directors_66444.html
December 24, 2014
Reckitt Benckiser (RB), a leading global consumer health and hygiene company, said that it has completed the demerger of its specialty pharmaceuticals business Indivior. Indivior...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Reckitt-Benckiser-completes-pharma-demerger_66446.html
December 23, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) and life science company Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis) today announced that Merck has obtained antitrust clearance from the US FTC for its previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Merck-KGaA-receives-US-antitrust-clearance-for-acquisition-of-Sigma-Aldrich-for-$17-billion_66425.html
December 23, 2014
Procter & Gamble (P&G) said on Monday that it has agreed to sell its Camay and Zest soap brands along with transferring a manufacturing facility in Mexico to Unilever for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Procter-and-Gamble-sells-Camay-and-Zest-brands-to-Unilever_66421.html
December 23, 2014
Flavors and fine ingredients company Frutarom Industries (Haifa, Israel) says that it has signed an agreement to purchase the shares of Vitiva (Markovci, Slovenia) for about $10.0...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Frutarom-acquires-Slovenia-based-firm-Vitiva_66419.html
December 23, 2014
DSM says that it has reached agreement with Cathay Investments (Sutton, UK) for the sale of DSM’s Euroresins business. Euroresins is a distributor of products to the composite...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/DSM-to-sell-Euroresins-distribution-business-to-Cathay-Investments_66416.html
December 23, 2014
Brenntag says that it has signed an agreement to acquire chemicals distributor Fred Holmberg & Co. (Malmö, Sweden). Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. Fred...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Brenntag-to-acquire-chemicals-distributor-in-Sweden_66413.html
December 22, 2014
Production of chemicals, including pharmaceuticals, increased 1.9% in France, in volume terms during 2014 and is expected to grow by a similar magnitude in 2015, industry association...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Chemicals-output-increases-1-9-percent-in-France-in-2014-similar-growth-expected-next-year_66401.html
December 22, 2014
Altana (Wesel, Germany) says that it has acquired two companies—Premiata and Overlake—that are headquartered in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Premiata, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Altana-acquires-two-companies-in-Brazil_66390.html
December 22, 2014
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the world’s largest potash producers, said today that it has completed the first stage of the sinking of the Ust Yayvinsky Mine. The mine is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Uralkali-advances-construction-of-new-potash-mine-following-flooding-at-Solikamsk-2_66387.html
December 22, 2014
Shell Chemicals confirms that it has restarted operations at its wholly owned propylene oxide-styrene monomer (POSM) plant and ethylene oxide (EO) plant at the company's Moerdijk...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Shell-restarts-POSM-EO-plants-at-Moerdijk_66395.html
December 19, 2014
Sirius Minerals (London), a potash development company, said today that it has signed an additional take-or-pay agreement with a leading South American fertilizer distributor for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sirius-Minerals-signs-additional-potash-offtake-agreement_66364.html
December 19, 2014
BASF and Gazprom (Moscow) have abandoned plans for an energy asset swap that had been due for completion at the end of this year. Wintershall (Kassel, Germany), a BASF...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-Gazprom-abandon-energy-asset-swap_66323.html
December 19, 2014
Germany’s constitutional court, BVG (Karlsruhe) has declared in a ruling that the exemption rules in the inheritance tax code are in part unconstitutional and has given lawmakers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Mittelstand-Germanys-constitutional-court-declares-inheritance-tax-partly-unconstitutional_66365.html
December 19, 2014
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) says that its performance products business segment has agreed to sell its Rhenoflex business unit based at Ludwigshafen and in China to Findos...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ICL-to-divest-shoe-reinforcement-materials-business_66367.html
December 19, 2014
Shareholders of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on Thursday approved by an overwhelming majoring a planned deal with Novartis, which sets the two pharma groups to trade more than $20.0 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/GSK-shareholders-approve-$20-billion-asset-deal-with-Novartis_66362.html
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