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December 23, 2013
Evonik Industries says that it is realigning Creavis, its strategic innovation unit, as of 1 January 2014. The aim, according to Evonik, is “to enable Creavis to work faster...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Evonik-to-realign-Creavis-its-strategic-innovation-unit_57620.html
December 23, 2013
Solvay and Areva (Paris) say that they have signed an agreement to develop new applications for the use of thorium, an element that is abundantly present in the earth’s crust and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Solvay-and-Areva-sign-deal-to-develop-new-applications-for-thorium_57623.html
December 20, 2013
The business activities of beleaguered polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer Kem One (Lyon, France) will be run jointly by businessman Alain de Krassny and buyout firm OpenGate Capital...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Court-approves-joint-takeover-of-PVC-firm-Kem-One_57616.html
December 20, 2013
Uralchem deputy chairman Dmitry Osipov will be appointed CEO of Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), a leading producer of potash, Interfax news agency reported today citing Uralkali customer...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Uralkali-CEO-to-be-replaced-by-Uralchem-executive_57600.html
December 20, 2013
Ineos Grangemouth (UK) today announced that almost the entire workforce of 1,350 employees has signed up to the company’s new pension plan and accepted its new terms and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-Grangemouth-employees-sign-up-to-pension-plan-securing-new-investment_57599.html
December 20, 2013
Uralchem (Moscow), a leading Russian fertilizer producer and exporter, today announced the opening of a terminal at Riga Port, in Latvia, for the handling and short-term storage of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Russian-fertilizer-producer-Uralchem-opens-terminal-in-Latvia_57598.html
December 20, 2013
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia) and Sberbank (Moscow) have signed an agreement to open a non-revolving $2-billion credit line, Uralkali announced today. The credit line will be used as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Uralkali-secures-$2-billion-loan-agreement-from-Sberbank_57617.html
December 20, 2013
The Eighth European Bioplastics conference, held recently at Berlin, attracted 350 participants from 215 companies and organizations. Several key themes emerged during the conference...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bioplastics-Must-perform-better-consider-whole-value-chain_57594.html
December 19, 2013
Family-owned specialty chemicals distributor Nordmann, Rassmann (NRC; Hamburg) says it has absorbed Copci-Metamine (Annecy, France), a distributor of specialties in the French market...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Nordmann-Rassmann-absorbs-French-distributor_57577.html
December 19, 2013
Evonik Industries says it will, next year, bring onstream €1 billion ($1.4 billion) in investments in high-growth emerging markets. These include four large-scale production...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Evonik-Industries-to-commission-several-plants-next-year_57535.html
December 19, 2013
Biffa Polymers (Middlesbrough, UK), a subsidiary of waste management firm Biffa (High Wycombe, UK), has reopened its postconsumer plastics recycling line, at Redcar, UK. It follows a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/UK-firm-reopens-mixed-plastics-recycling-facility_57539.html
December 19, 2013
BASF's mergers and acquisitions team is preparing a multibillion-euro bid for DEA (Hamburg), the oil and gas exploration business of utility company RWE (Essen, Germany), according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Reports-BASF-planning-bid-for-oil-and-gas-exploration-firm-DEA_57544.html
December 19, 2013
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), a leading global producer of potash, today reported a 19% drop in third-quarter revenues, to $856 million, with net revenues down 21%, to $697 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Uralkali-reports-lower-revenues-sees-pickup-in-potash-demand-next-year_57531.html
December 19, 2013
Sibur’s subsidiary Tolyattikauchuk (Tol'yatti, Russia) has commissioned its third butyl rubber separation line at the Tol'yatti-based synthetic rubber manufacturing complex...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Sibur-completes-butyl-rubber-hike-at-Tolyatti_57524.html
December 19, 2013
A. Schulman announced today organizational changes to its Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) leadership team effective 1 January 2014. Oliver Neuss has been appointed to the newly...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Schulman-announces-organizational-changes-to-EMEA-leadership-team_57543.html
December 19, 2013
Deinove (Paris), a green chemistry startup, has signed a license option agreement with Génoplante Valor (Paris) via INRA Transfert (Paris), a research-enhancement subsidiary of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Green-chemistry-startup-licenses-technology-to-improve-isoprenoid-biosynthetic-pathways_57481.html
December 19, 2013
Bayer says that its supervisory board has appointed Kemal Malik to its board of management, effective 1 February 2014. Malik has been a member of the Bayer HealthCare executive...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Bayer-appoints-board-member-responsible-for-innovation_57532.html
December 19, 2013
Health-care products firm Perrigo (Allegan, MI) says that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of biotechnology company Elan (Dublin), for about $8.6 billion. Perrigo...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Perrigo-completes-acquisition-of-Elan-for-$8-6-billion_57529.html
December 19, 2013
Bayer says it will launch a voluntary cash offer to acquire the entire issued share capital of Norwegian pharmaceutical company Algeta (Oslo) for 362 Norwegian kroner ($59) per Algeta...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-raises-offer-for-Norwegian-pharmaceutical-firm-Algeta-to-$2-9-billion_57523.html
December 19, 2013
Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) says that its CEO, Frank Coenen, is leaving the company with “mutual consent.” The change has been approved by the board of directors and is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Tessenderlo-CEO-resigns_57519.html
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