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April 17, 2015
Air Liquide has held an official start-up ceremony for the company's steam methane reformer (SMR) unit in the Chempark Dormagen site near Cologne, the company announced today. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Air-Liquide-commissions-steam-methane-reformer-to-supply-Bayer-TDI-production-in-Germany_69569.html
April 17, 2015
Huntsman says that its performance products division plans to expand capacity for specialty amines at its manufacturing facilities at Petfurdo, Hungary; and Conroe, TX. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/hungary/Huntsman-expands-capacity-for-specialty-amines-in-Hungary-US_69559.html
April 17, 2015
Syngenta, the global leading producer of agricultural chemicals, today reported flat first-quarter sales of $4.0 billion, including the lawn and garden business, and retained its full...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Syngentas-first-quarter-sales-hurt-by-slow-start-in-the-Americas-currency-effects_69544.html
April 16, 2015
Sibur (Moscow) says that its biggest investment project, a world-scale petrochemicals complex at Tobolsk, Russia, will likely reach mechanical completion in 2019, one year later than...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Sibur-delays-world-scale-petchem-project-due-to-challenging-economic-environment_69511.html
April 16, 2015
Energy major Rosneft (Moscow), tire producer Pirelli and synthetic rubber maker Synthos (Oswiecim, Poland) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to carry out a feasibility...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Synthos-joins-Rosneft-and-Pirelli-in-synthetic-rubber-project-in-Russia_69502.html
April 16, 2015
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Germany in 2014 fell in comparison with those in the previous period for the first time in three years, the federal environment ministry (UBA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Germanys-greenhouse-gas-emissions-fall-YOY-for-first-time-in-three-years_69476.html
April 16, 2015
Galapagos (Mechelen, Belgium), a biotechnology firm engaged in developing new treatments for inflammatory diseases, filed on 15 April with the SEC to raise up to $150 million in an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Belgium-based-biotech-firm-files-for-an-IPO_69472.html
April 16, 2015
Environmental and sustainability consultancy ERM (London) says it has acquired ReachCentrum (Brussels) from Cefic. ReachCentrum is involved in the registration market for the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Cefic-to-sell-ReachCentrum-to-ERM_69473.html
April 16, 2015
Total announced today that it has presented a plan for its French refinery assets to employee representatives. The company, under the proposals, will invest to upgrade the Donges...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Total-to-transform-two-refineries-in-France-as-part-of-a-wider-restructuring-plan_69469.html
April 16, 2015
Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) says that Harry Swan, its managing director, has been appointed to the governing board of Innovate UK, the United Kingdom’s innovation agency, formerly...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Harry-Swan-appointed-to-governing-board-of-Innovate-UK_69468.html
April 15, 2015
Siemens has selected Molycorp (Greenwood Village, CO) to supply rare earth materials over the next 10 years from its Mountain Pass, CA facility for incorporation into Siemens'...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Molycorp-to-supply-rare-earths-for-use-in-Siemens-wind-turbine-generators-Shin-Etsu-will-produce-rare-earth-magnets_69463.html
April 15, 2015
The signing ceremony of the previously announced polypropylene (PP) project at Sumgayit was held today in Baku, Azerbaijan, in the framework of an Italian trade mission to Azerbaijan...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/Socar-and-Tecnimont-sign-contract-for-PP-plant-in-Azerbaijan_69443.html
April 15, 2015
The output of chemicals in the European Union rose by a paltry 0.2% in 2014, while sales fell 1.1% compared with the previous year because of lower prices, according to the latest...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-chemical-output-stagnant-in-2014-sales-fall-prices-plunge-confidence-slips_69400.html
April 15, 2015
The European Parliament’s voted today in support of an agreement struck by legislators. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and ministers moved closed to an agreement on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-Parliament-committee-agrees-on-plan-to-cut-use-of-traditional-biofuels-accelerate-shift-to-advanced-biofuels_69410.html
April 15, 2015
Solvay said today that it has completed the acquisition of ERCA Emery Surfactant alkoxylation asset, a facility jointly-owned by Emery Oleochemicals and ERCA Group at the Moerdijk...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Solvay-completes-acquisition-of-alkoxylation-asset-in-the-Netherlands_69441.html
April 15, 2015
Biological chemistry firm METabolic EXplorer (Metex; Clermont-Ferrand, France) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Technip's France arm to develop the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/METabolic-EXplorer-signs-MOU-with-Technip-to-develop-biobased-L-methionine_69434.html
April 15, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) won another round in its fight to prevent the 2.75-billion Swiss francs ($2.83 billion) sale of a controlling stake to France's Saint-Gobain at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sika-AGM-supports-fight-to-stay-independent-but-battle-for-control-will-continue_69433.html
April 15, 2015
Lenzing (Lenzing, Austria), a producer man-made cellulosic fibers, has today announced the sale of its fully owned subsidiary Dolan (Kelheim, Germany) and its 91.1% stake in European...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lenzing-sells-Dolan-and-stake-in-European-Carbon-Fiber_69439.html
April 15, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says it is expanding its production network with the opening of a new factory in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in April 2015. The plant will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Tikkurila-opens-plant-based-on-novel-production-concept-in-Kazakhstan_69436.html
April 14, 2015
Sumitomo Corp. (Tokyo) says that it will acquire from Kyowa Hakko Europe (Dusseldorf, Germany), a subsidiary of Kyowa Hakko Bio (Tokyo), its cosmetic ingredients distribution business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Sumitomo-Corp-acquires-cosmetic-ingredients-distribution-business-in-Europe_69429.html
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