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May 28, 2014
Westlake Chemical Corp. announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Vinnolit Holdings (Ismaning, Germany) and its subsidiary companies from Advent...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Westlake-Chemical-to-buy-PVC-producer-Vinnolit_61357.html
May 28, 2014
Foster Wheeler says it has been awarded a contract by Marubeni (Tokyo) for the engineering and material supply of a new steam reformer heater, including an air preheating system, for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-steam-reformer-contract-in-Kazakhstan_61354.html
May 28, 2014
EuroChem (Moscow), Russia’s largest producer of fertilizers and a major player globally, has signed a six-year gas-supply contract with Russia’s energy major, Rosneft...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/EuroChem-and-Rosneft-sign-gas-supply-deal-for-fertilizers-complex_61352.html
May 27, 2014
Borealis has launched a portfolio of polypropylene (PP) compound grades composed of post-consumer recycled (PCR) and virgin content for interior, exterior and under-the-bonnet (UTB)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Borealis-launches-PP-portfolio-that-uses-post-consumer-recycled-and-virgin-resin_61324.html
May 27, 2014
The European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC) has elected Neville Prior as FECC's new president. Prior is chairman and CEO of Cornelius Group (Bishop's Stortford, UK). He...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/FECC-elects-president_61335.html
May 27, 2014
The European Commission has published formal notification today that companies wishing to market hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in the European Union in 2015 must register and submit an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Commission-asks-companies-to-apply-for-HFC-quotas-by-1-July_61315.html
May 27, 2014
Rosneft (Moscow) said on Friday that it signed an agreement with Sanors Holding to acquire the Sanors group of companies. The agreement was signed by Rosneft chairman of the board Igor...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Rosneft-acquires-Sanors-paving-way-for-petchems-project-to-proceed_61322.html
May 27, 2014
Pfizer confirmed today that its “informal” offer to acquire AstraZeneca for £69.4 billion (117 billion) has lapsed and that it was consequently withdrawing the offer...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Pfizer-walks-away-from-AstraZeneca-bid_61321.html
May 27, 2014
The structure of Europe's chemical distribution industry will change fundamentally over the next 10–20 years, say speakers at the European Association of Chemical Distributors...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/FECC-2014-Relationships-with-suppliers-drive-change-in-Europes-distribution-sector_61331.html
May 27, 2014
BASF today announced the construction of a new plant to manufacture polyalkylene glycol (PAG)–based lubricants at its Ludwigshafen site. The facility will start operations by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-builds-polyalkylene-glycol-plant-at-Ludwigshafen_61316.html
May 27, 2014
BASF said today that it plans to increase its 2014 R&D budget to 3% of group sales, excluding oil and gas. At today’s annual research press conference, devoted to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-affirms-commitment-to-R-and-D-with-increased-budget-will-globalize-research_61328.html
May 26, 2014
Biaxplen, a subsidiary of Sibur Holding (Moscow), has commissioned a new biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film production line at Novokuybyshevsk, Samara region, Russia. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Sibur-brings-onstream-BOPP-film-plant-at-Novokuybyshevsk_61317.html
May 23, 2014
Azerbaijan Methanol Co. (AzMeCo; Karadagh, Azerbaijan) and Sberbank (Moscow) have signed a memorandum of cooperation (MOC). Sberbank will finance AzMeCo’s projects to the value...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/AzMeCo-signs-deal-with-Russian-bank-plans-methanol-expansion_61303.html
May 23, 2014
Vopak (Rotterdam) has completed upgrading its benzene and pyrolysis gas (pygas) storage capacity in its terminal at Botlek, Netherlands. Total seabound throughput of benzene, toluene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Vopak-upgrades-aromatics-storage-capacity-in-the-Netherlands_61297.html
May 23, 2014
Gazprom Neft, Sibur, and the Titan Group have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture based on the existing Omsk, Russia, polypropylene (PP) plant owned by Poliom. As part of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Sibur-Gazprom-Neft-and-Titan-Group-form-PP-joint-venture-in-Russia_61298.html
May 23, 2014
PhosAgro (Moscow), a major phosphate fertilizer producer, is considering constructing a new ammonia plant as well as downstream production facilities at its Apatit phosphate ore...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/PhosAgro-mulls-new-fertilizer-complex-on-Kola-Peninsula_61292.html
May 23, 2014
KBR has been awarded a contract for project management consultancy (PMC) services for the construction of an advanced oil processing complex, which forms part of a major renovation...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/KBR-signs-contract-for-advanced-oil-processing-complex-in-Russia_61290.html
May 23, 2014
DSM's nutritional products division and natural ingredients company Isobionics (Geleen, Netherlands) have entered into an exclusive partnership to distribute valencene and nootkatone...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/DSM-and-Isobionics-sign-aroma-ingredients-distribution-deal_61289.html
May 22, 2014
Ineos says that its compounds subsidiary and Doeflex Compounding (Swindon, UK) intend to combine their polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounding businesses. The proposed combination would...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-and-Doeflex-seek-to-combine-PVC-compounding-businesses_61218.html
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