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December 8, 2014
Russia’s Mendeleev Group will use UOP process technologies to produce high yields of transportation fuels to meet growing demand and stricter environmental regulations, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/UOP-to-provide-technology-for-deep-oil-refining-complex-in-Russia_65952.html
December 8, 2014
PhosAgro (Moscow), a leading fertilizer producer, said today that it has signed a contract with GEA Messo for the design, delivery, and assembly of equipment for a new ammonium sulfate...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/PhosAgro-to-build-ammonium-sulfate-plant-as-part-of-2020-growth-strategy_65951.html
December 8, 2014
A group of twelve members of the European Parliament (MEP) will attend the United Nations climate conference in Lima, Peru. The MEPs plan to meet Christiana Figueres, executive...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Delegation-from-European-Parliament-to-attend-Lima-climate-summit_65965.html
December 8, 2014
Production of chemicals in Germany increased by 1.5% in 2014, compared with last year, says chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt). The increase in demand for chemicals was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/VCI-German-chemical-production-up-1-5-percent-in-2014-"moderate-upward-trend"-expected-in-2015_65962.html
December 8, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says that the shareholders of Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis) have approved its previously announced merger with Merck at a special meeting held at St...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Sigma-Aldrich-shareholders-approve-merger-with-Merck-KGaA_65947.html
December 8, 2014
The European Commission says in a report that European companies must boost investment in research to remain competitive in the global environment. Investment in R&D by companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Report-Europe-must-boost-R-and-D-investment-to-remain-competitive_65957.html
December 8, 2014
Saint-Gobain (Courbevoie, France) says that it will acquire all shares held by the Burkard family — the current majority shareholder of Sika (Baar, Switzerland) — for 2.75...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Saint-Gobain-to-acquire-controlling-stake-in-Sika-Sika-management-against-move_65956.html
December 8, 2014
From left: Arnaud Meissonnier, M&A, Asia/Pacific at BASF; Thomas Bernhardt, v.p./strategy, performance materials at BASF; Raimar Jahn, president/performance materials at BASF...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/BASF-to-acquire-TPU-manufacturer-Taiwan-Sheen-Soon_65953.html
December 5, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) says that its board has approved an investment of 1.74 billion Swedish kronor ($233 million) to increase technical ammonium nitrate (TAN) capacity at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Yara-to-expand-ammonium-nitrate-capacity-in-Sweden_65912.html
December 5, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries begun to cut operating rates at its Maasvlakte, Netherlands, propylene oxide–styrene monomer unit, near the Port of Rotterdam, today after industrial...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/LyondellBasell-lowers-operating-rates-at-POSM-unit-in-Netherlands_65933.html
December 5, 2014
At a public hearing this week, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) grilled negotiators and experts involved in the trade discussions with the United States over the Transatlantic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/MEPs-grill-TTIP-negotiators_65931.html
December 5, 2014
The European Council has adopted conclusions with a focus on the role of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) and on preparations for the establishment of a roadmap dealing with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Council-considers-challenges-and-opportunities-facing-European-industry_65932.html
December 5, 2014
Oiltanking (Hamburg) will have new joint leadership consisting of two managing directors, effective 1 January. Koen Verniers, currently president/Asia/Pacific, will be responsible for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Oiltanking-appoints-new-leadership_65926.html
December 5, 2014
The Linde supervisory board has appointed Christian Bruch and Bernd Eulitz as new members of its executive board with effect from 1 January 2015. Bruch and Eulitz will succeed Aldo...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Linde-appoints-two-new-members-to-the-executive-board_65925.html
December 5, 2014
Técnicas Reunidas (TR; Madrid) says it has been awarded a contract to build a nitric acid plant for Yara at Porsgrunn, Norway. The contract is worth about €85 million ($104...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Tecnicas-Reunidas-to-build-nitric-acid-plant-for-Yara-in-Norway_65924.html
December 5, 2014
Cepsa (Madrid) today restarted cumene and phenol plants at the company's Huelva, Spain, site, a company source has confirmed. The cumene unit stopped operating at the start of October...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Cepsa-restarts-cumene-phenol-units-at-Spanish-site_65917.html
December 5, 2014
Elopak (Oslo), a leading liquid food packaging supplier, has announced the launch of beverage cartons featuring certified renewable polyethylene (PE). A wide range of these cartons...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Elopak-to-use-renewable-polyethylene-in-beverage-cartons_65916.html
December 4, 2014
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has decided not to divest its mature drugs portfolio, the company said today. GSK announced in July that it had started a process to consider the divestment of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/GlaxoSmithKline-scraps-plans-to-divest-mature-drugs-portfolio_65889.html
December 4, 2014
LBC Tank Terminals (Paris), the international bulk liquid storage company has announced the appointment of Walter Wattenbergh as its new CEO as of April 2015. Wattenbergh joins LBC...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Tank-storage-firm-appoints-Stolt-Nielsen-executive-as-CEO_65887.html
December 4, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that two new intentions for harmonized classification and labeling have been added to the registry of intentions. The substances are...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Nondecafluorodecanoic-acid-and-penthiopyrad-added-to-registry-of-intentions-under-Reach_65858.html
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