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October 20, 2014
PPG Industries says that it has expanded its application support center (ASC) for Central Europe at Hamburg. The Hamburg ASC will now provide premixed and frozen sealants and Semkit...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/PPG-expands-aerospace-sealants-capacity-in-Germany_64605.html
October 20, 2014
Ineos, which has already acquired two licenses to explore for shale gas in the United Kingdom, is bidding for more licenses, according to Tom Crotty, group director at Ineos. Crotty...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-ups-the-ante-on-UK-shale-exploration_64595.html
October 20, 2014
Euro Chlor (Brussels) says its general assembly has chosen Thomas Wehlage as chair of its management committee. Wehlage was elected for a two-year period. He is currently senior v.p....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Euro-Chlor-selects-Thomas-Wehlage-as-chair-of-its-management-committee_64600.html
October 20, 2014
Novasep (Pompey, France), a supplier of services and technologies to the life sciences industry, told CW during the CPhI trade fair in Paris last week that it is considering building a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Novasep-mulls-ADC-expansion_64597.html
October 17, 2014
Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd. (Dublin) and DuPont are planning to participate in a cellulosic ethanol project in Macedonia, according to several press reports citing the Macedonian...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/hungary/DuPont-signs-preliminary-agreement-for-cellulosic-ethanol-project-in-Macedonia_64578.html
October 17, 2014
Europe’s chemical industry is reinventing itself to stay competitive as high energy prices continue to cripple the sector and its share of the global market declines. This...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Cefic-Industry-reinvents-itself-to-be-more-competitive-growth-this-year-will-be-lower_64592.html
October 17, 2014
Chemtura will increase capacity for its Naugalube alkylated diphenyl amine (ADPA) liquid antioxidants at three sites “to prevent predicted future shortages of antioxidants in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Chemtura-to-expand-ADPA-antioxidant-capacity-at-three-sites_64580.html
October 17, 2014
Kuraray says that it has reached an agreement to sell the European polyvinyl butyral (PVB) film business formerly owned by DuPont, including the production facility at Uentrop...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Kuraray-to-sell-former-DuPont-European-PVB-film-business-to-Luxembourg-based-firm-GVC_64577.html
October 17, 2014
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC; Brussels) has produced a state-of-the-art review of test methods and computational approaches as alternatives to animal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-Alternative-methods-to-avoid-testing-chemicals-on-animals_64574.html
October 17, 2014
Increasing energy efficiency is a requirement to protect the climate but offers the German economy many opportunities, Barbara Hendricks, Germany’s environment minister, said...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Germanys-environment-minister-Economy-plays-a-central-role-in-climate-protection_64573.html
October 16, 2014
“Although we identified very significant operational and structural synergies, we were ultimately unable to agree on terms of a transaction that met the requirements of all our respective shareholders,” says Tony Will, CF president and CEO....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/CF-and-Yara-end-merger-talks_64570.html
October 16, 2014
AbbVie (Chicago) says that its board of directors withdraws its recommendation regarding the proposed acquisition of Shire (Dublin) and instead recommends that stockholders vote...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/AbbVie-decides-against-Shire-acquisition_64559.html
October 16, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has published a substance evaluation report for tetrachloroethylene. The evaluating member state, Latvia, has evaluated the substance...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Tetrachloroethylene-No-EU-regulatory-action-needed-based-on-substance-evaluation-report_64556.html
October 16, 2014
Borealis said today that it has secured financing for its investment in R&D into plastic materials at several of its facilities. The KfW IPEX-Bank loan of €75 million ($95.7...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Borealis-secures-financing-for-R-and-D-into-plastic-materials_64555.html
October 16, 2014
Production of olefins increased in Western Europe in the second quarter of 2014 compared with the corresponding quarter of last year, but output slipped compared with the previous...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Europes-olefins-output-increases-year-on-year-slips-sequentially_64553.html
October 16, 2014
Kemira is making a multimillion-euro investment to expand its process and functional chemicals lines at San Giorgio, Italy. Production is scheduled to start at the beginning of 2015...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Kemira-invests-in-functional-chemicals-in-Italy_64552.html
October 16, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says it has acquired ISO Paint Nordic (Lunderskov, Denmark). ISO Paint Nordic is a family-owned business that was established in 1999...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Tikkurila-to-acquire-ISO-Paint-Nordic-specialist-in-energy-efficient-coatings_64550.html
October 16, 2014
Syngenta today reported a 3% growth in integrated third-quarter sales at constant exchange rates, to $2.8 billion, with prices up 3% and volumes unchanged. Excluding solo glyphosate...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Syngenta-reports-higher-third-quarter-sales-full-year-Ebitda-margin-will-be-below-last-years_64548.html
October 16, 2014
Neste Oil (Espoo, Finland) has reached an agreement with SHV Energy (Hoofddorp, Netherlands) under which SHV will market and sell biopropane to be produced at Neste's Rotterdam...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/SHV-Energy-to-market-Neste-Oils-biobased-propane_64546.html
October 16, 2014
Solvay Acetow (Freiburg, Germany), a Solvay subsidiary, says it will streamline its acetate tow capacity to enhance production efficiency and returns and will close two of its smaller...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Solvay-to-reduce-acetate-tow-production-in-Brazil-and-Germany_64542.html
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