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February 3, 2014
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says that it has agreed to acquire an 80% stake in PHP Fibers (Wuppertal, Germany). PHP  is Europe’s largest producer of nylon-6,6 industrial...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Indorama-acquires-majority-stake-in-German-yarn-producer_58499.html
February 3, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that it has appointed Adrian Widmer, the current head/controlling and M&A, as the CFO and a member of group management with effect from 1 March....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Sika-appoints-new-CFO_58497.html
February 3, 2014
Honeywell announced today that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC; Geneva, Switzerland), a scientific body established by the United Nations, confirmed that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/UN-climate-panel-confirms-low-global-warming-potential-of-HFO-1234yf_58511.html
January 31, 2014
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) says its sales for the fourth quarter 2013 were SF 75.4 million ($83.9 million), compared with SF 63.9 million in the year-ago quarter, an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Gurit-reports-18-percent-YoY-increase-in-fourth-quarter-sales_58465.html
January 31, 2014
Sibur says it has closed the sale of its 100% stake in Oka-Polymer industrial park located at Dzerzhinsk, Russia, to Tosol-Sintez, a resident of the park, as part of Sibur’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Sibur-sells-Oka-Polymer-industrial-park-to-Tosol-Sintez_58462.html
January 31, 2014
Gazprom Energy (Manchester, UK) has formed a new commercial partnership with Tata Chemicals Europe to support production at Tata’s combined heat and power (CHP) plant in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Tata-Chemicals-forms-energy-partnership-with-Gazprom-at-UK-soda-ash-facility_58459.html
January 31, 2014
Machine and plant engineering firm Oerlikon (Pfäffikon, Switzerland) has signed an agreement to acquire Sulzer’s (Winterthur, Switzerland) Metco division for an enterprise...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Oerlikon-acquires-Sulzers-Metco-unit-creating-surface-solutions-leader_58458.html
January 30, 2014
Evonik Industries said today that it will commission a new Resomer plant at Darmstadt in the second quarterr. The plant, in addition to the development and manufacture of the products...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Evonik-opens-biodegradable-polymers-plant-at-Darmstadt-targeting-health-care-sector_58415.html
January 30, 2014
Stolt-Nielsen today reported unaudited results for the fourth quarter, ended 30 November 2013. Net profit nearly doubled, to $36.6 million from $18.5 million in the fourth quarter of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Stolt-Nielsen-reports-improved-results-following-pick-up-at-Stolt-Tankers_58413.html
January 30, 2014
Flavors and fragrances group Givaudan (Geneva) today reported its full-year net income rising 19.5%, to 490 million Swiss francs ($545.4 million), on sales 5.5%, higher at SF4.4...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Givaudan-reports-improved-full-year-results-confirms-midterm-objectives_58412.html
January 30, 2014
Johnson Matthey today announced the appointment of its new CEO and reported the third-quarter results, covering 1 October 2013 through 29 January 2014. Robert MacLeod will succeed Neil...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Johnson-Matthey-appoints-new-CEO-reports-strong-quarterly-performance_58411.html
January 30, 2014
Dmitry Konov, Sibur's CEO; and Viktor Ivanov, president of the Russian Chemists Union, have signed an agreement for Sibur to join the Responsible Care program, Sibur announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Sibur-joins-Responsible-Care-program_58410.html
January 30, 2014
Bayer says that its Bayer CropScience subgroup has signed two new agreements with Cellectis plant sciences (New Brighton, MN) on gene editing in plants. Cellectis plant sciences, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Bayer-CropScience-and-Cellectis-plant-sciences-extend-partnership-to-improve-crops-by-gene-editing_58407.html
January 30, 2014
Kemira said today that Randy Owens, president of the oil & mining segment and the North America region will leave the company on 30 April 2014 and Hilton Casas, president of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Kemira-announces-management-changes_58421.html
January 30, 2014
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) said today that it is introducing a new business model that includes a new organizational structure, a new management team and a cost competitiveness...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Perstorp-to-restructure-operations-cut-jobs_58420.html
January 30, 2014
Maritime bulk chemical cargo traffic at the port of Antwerp increased about 10% in 2013 compared with traffic in 2012, to above 11 million m.t., the port authority announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Port-of-Antwerp-bulk-chemical-traffic-up-10-percent-in-2013_58416.html
January 30, 2014
Shell today reported its fourth-quarter group results and new CEO Ben van Beurden, who until recently was in charge of chemicals, set priorities for the group. Chemical sales volumes...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Shells-chemical-volumes-decline-new-CEO-sets-group-agenda_58417.html
January 29, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested more information from stakeholders on a proposed restriction of 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, or N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-requests-more-information-on-proposed-restriction-of-N-methylpyrrolidone_58388.html
January 29, 2014
The polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market in Europe is balanced, with January demand better than expected for this time of year, according to IHS Chemical's latest Market Advisory...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/PVC-demand-in-Europe-beats-seasonal-expectations_58391.html
January 29, 2014
Olefin production went down in Western Europe during the last quarter of 2013, compared with the same quarter of the previous year, according to figures released by the Association of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Western-Europes-olefin-production-declined-in-fourth-quarter-of-2013_58390.html
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