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January 13, 2015
Artlant PTA (Sines, Portugal), the shares of which are partly owned by former polyethylene terephthalate (PET) producer La Seda de Barcelona (El Prat Llobregat, Spain), has once again...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Artlant-postpones-PTA-restart-to-September-Europe-remains-well-supplied_66798.html
January 13, 2015
The Lufthansa Group says it will fuel its aircraft at Oslo airport with a biobased kerosene mixture. The company recently became the first airline group to sign this type of contract...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lufthansa-Group-to-use-biobased-fuel-on-flights-out-of-Norway_66791.html
January 13, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland), currently the subject of a battle between its controlling shareholders and its management over a $2.78-billion bid from France's Saint Gobain, today reported...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sika-reports-record-sales-in-all-regions-in-2014_66784.html
January 13, 2015
The European Commission has today published its analysis of the response received during its online consultation on the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clause in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Commission-reports-analysis-of-online-consultation-on-investor-state-dispute-settlement-in-TTIP_66797.html
January 13, 2015
Gazprom neftekhim Salavat (Salavat, Russia) has achieved higher utilization rates at its Salavat-based ethylene complex. The company for the first time produced 1,008 m.t./day of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Russian-petchem-producer-raises-ethylene-capacity-utilization-rate_66782.html
January 13, 2015
The trade committee of the European Parliament has indicated in a working document that it opposes the inclusion of a clause on investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) being included...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Parliament-trade-committee-opposed-to-inclusion-of-ISDS-in-TTIP_66794.html
January 13, 2015
Styrene consumers in Europe may seek to increase their spot purchases at the expense of contract volumes during 2015 because the spread between contract and spot prices widened during...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Styrene-spot-purchases-could-increase-in-Europe-during-2015_66795.html
January 13, 2015
The Russian petrochemical holding Sibur and Yokogawa, a leading Japanese producer of industrial automation systems, have extended their agreement for supplying equipment for production...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Sibur-and-Yokogawa-extend-automated-control-equipment-supply-agreement_66773.html
January 13, 2015
Active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) producer Hovione (Loures, Portugal) says that it has appointed Filipe Gaspar as v.p./R&D. Gaspar will lead the teams based at Lisbon and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Hovione-appoints-head-of-R-and-D_66772.html
January 13, 2015
Brenntag says that its supervisory board has renewed the contract of CEO Steven Holland for five years, until 29 February 2020. All areas of responsibilities within the management...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Brenntag-extends-CEO-contract_66769.html
January 12, 2015
The chemical industry will, on the whole, benefit in 2015 from lower oil prices, says a leading equity analyst. “We argue that the current fall in oil prices is primarily due to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Equity-analyst-oil-price-decline-is-good-for-the-chemical-industry_66763.html
January 12, 2015
Odfjell says that its board has approved a restructuring program that is expected to result in annualized improvements in the company's net profit of more than $100.0 million by 2016...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Odfjell-to-cut-jobs-in-restructuring-plan-CEO-steps-down_66751.html
January 12, 2015
The "system problems" that hampered operations at Sabic European subsidiary all last week have been resolved, the company tells CW. The system issues impacted the ordering...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sabic-ordering-delivery-system-issues-in-Europe-resolved_66750.html
January 12, 2015
Sirius Minerals (London), which is developing a large chlorine-free potash project in the United Kingdom, today announced its first take-or-pay offtake agreement in the animal feed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sirius-Minerals-signs-its-first-animal-feed-offtake-deal_66746.html
January 12, 2015
Demand for chemicals in 2014 was dampened by the global political crisis and the uncertainty surrounding the development of the global economy. The outlook for chemical companies in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/German-chemical-employers-association-2014-fell-short-of-expectations-uncertainty-on-the-rise_66741.html
January 12, 2015
UPM's (Helsinki) biorefinery at Lappeenranta, Finland, has commenced commercially producing wood-based renewable diesel. The biorefinery is based on a hydrotreatment process...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/UPM-starts-commercial-production-of-wood-based-biodiesel-at-site-in-Finland_66740.html
January 12, 2015
Kemira says that Petri Helsky, president/paper business and Asia/Pacific will leave Kemira to join Metsä Tissue (Espoo, Finland) as CEO. Helsky will continue in his current...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Kemira-headpaper-and-Asia-leaves_66735.html
January 9, 2015
The styrene-over-benzene spread dipped below $200/m.t. in the European market on 7 January and today for only the second time since September 2014. Falling energy numbers have been...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Europes-styrene-benzene-spread-dips-below-$200m-t-_66712.html
January 9, 2015
Americhem (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) has appointed Thomas Weigl v.p. and managing director for its Europe, Mideast, and Africa (EMEA) segment. Weigl most recently served as CEO and board...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Americhem-appoints-v-p-EMEA_66715.html
January 9, 2015
Sabic's European regional subsidiary is encountering "system issues," and the company does not yet know when these issues will be fully resolved and when business will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sabic-Europe-encounters-system-issues-at-Europe-production-sites_66716.html
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