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November 20, 2014
High energy costs and lower R&D spending have eroded the competitiveness of the European Union's chemical industry in export markets during the last two decades, Cefic says. A...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Cefic-study-Costly-energy-lower-R-and-D-spending-have-eroded-EU-chemical-sectors-competitiveness_65566.html
November 20, 2014
Biological technician Frederic Bach conducts greenhouse-based diagnostics tests at Bayer CropScience’s Weed Resistance Competence Center at Frankfurt, Germany. Bayer CropScience...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Bayer-CropScience-opens-weed-resistance-competence-center-at-Frankfurt_65564.html
November 20, 2014
Sunshine Biopharma (Montreal), a pharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of various forms of cancer, says that it...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Sunshine-Biopharma-signs-manufacturing-deal-with-Lonza_65563.html
November 19, 2014
The first units at BASF's new toluene diisocyanate (TDI) complex—currently under construction at Ludwigshafen—will be mechanically complete by the end of 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-TDI-project-at-Ludwigshafen-to-reach-completion-by-year-end_65534.html
November 19, 2014
BASF has completed the sale of its 50% share in Styrolution to its partner, Ineos. Relevant merger control approvals have been granted. Styrolution was founded in October 2011 as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-completes-divestment-of-50-percent-stake-in-Styrolution-to-Ineos_65477.html
November 19, 2014
Givaudan (Vernier, Switzerland), a market leader in the global fragrance and flavor industry, says it has opened an expanded technical center and regional offices at Dubai. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Givaudan-develops-Mideast-presence-with-expanded-technical-center-regional-offices-at-Dubai_65475.html
November 19, 2014
Anwil (Wloclawek, Poland) has appointed Jacek Podgorski as CEO with immediate effect. Podgorski was until recently a board member at Basell Orlen Polyolefins. Piotr Chelminski, a board...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/poland/Polands-Anwil-names-new-CEO_65529.html
November 19, 2014
Sibur’s subsidiary Biaxplen, a major producer of biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) has launched a new type of biaxially oriented metallized heat sealable film. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Biaxplen-launches-new-type-of-metallized-BOPP-film_65525.html
November 19, 2014
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), the world’s largest producer of potash, has announced the closure of its Solikamsk-2 mine due to flooding. The mine, which analysts estimate...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Uralkali-closes-big-potash-mine-due-to-flooding_65522.html
November 19, 2014
Arkema announced today the launch of a share capital increase with preferential subscription rights of shareholders for about €350 million ($438.1 million). The rights issue is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkema-launches-rights-issue-to-help-finance-Bostik-acquisition_65521.html
November 18, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for a total of eight testing proposals for five substances. The chemicals in question and the hazard endpoints for which...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-five-substances_65506.html
November 18, 2014
EnerG2 (Seattle) and BASF have entered into a comprehensive collaboration to improve and scale-up the production of EnerG2’s proprietary carbon materials for use in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-and-US-firm-enter-R-and-D-marketing-collaboration-on-energy-storage-technology_65505.html
November 18, 2014
BP announced today that it plans to invest more than $200 million to upgrade its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plants at Cooper River, SC; and Geel, Belgium. The investments will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BP-to-invest-$200-million-at-PTA-plants-in-US-Belgium_65479.html
November 18, 2014
Germany’s small- and medium-sized (SME) companies have accused the federal government of failing to make any progress in the cost of the country's Energiewende, the transition...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Germanys-chemical-SMEs-regard-cost-issue-of-energy-transition-as-unresolved_65503.html
November 18, 2014
Eight19 (Cambridge, UK) , a developer of low-cost organic photovoltaics (OPV) technology capable of delivering flexible and light-weight solar panels in high volume, has announced that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Developer-of-organic-photovoltaics-receives-more-funds-to-commericalize-its-process_65502.html
November 18, 2014
Synthomer (Harlow, UK), a producer of synthetic and natural rubber latices and specialty emulsion polymers, announced today the appointment of Calum MacLean as group CEO. MacLean joins...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Synthomer-taps-Ineos-for-new-CEO-appointment_65499.html
November 17, 2014
DSM has inaugurated an R&D center for high-performance materials at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, Netherlands. The newly inaugurated center is DSM’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/DSM-opens-materials-R-and-D-center-in-the-Netherlands_65478.html
November 17, 2014
Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) has received clearance from all antitrust authorities with respect to its acquisition of Vestolit (Marl, Germany), the company announced. Mexichem...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Mexichem-receives-antitrust-approval-for-Vestolit-acquisition_65471.html
November 17, 2014
Pfizer and Merck KGaA today announced the signing of a major cancer drug deal, which industry observers say reduces the likelihood of a renewed bid by the US pharmaceutical giant for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Pfizer-Merck-KGaA-deal-said-to-reduce-likelihood-of-renewed-Pfizer-bid-for-AstraZeneca_65473.html
November 17, 2014
Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB) today gave an update on plans announced on 28 July 2014 to demerge its pharmaceuticals business with a separate UK listing and detailed a proposed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Reckitt-Benckiser-details-demerger-of-pharma-new-unit-to-be-called-Indivior_65470.html
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