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April 10, 2014
Taghleef Industries (Dubai) says it has agreed to acquire Derprosa Film (Alcala la Real, Spain) from private equity firms 3i Group (London) and Baring (Madrid), and other minority...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Dubais-Taghleef-Industries-to-acquire-BOPP-producer-in-Spain_60235.html
April 10, 2014
Bayer CropScience, a subgroup of Bayer; and Targenomix (Potsdam, Germany), a spin-off of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (Potsdam), have entered into a five-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-CropScience-and-Targenomix-enter-into-research-collaboration-agreement_60222.html
April 10, 2014
Solvay has confirmed that it has signed an agreement to sell its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compound business, Benvic Europe, to US investment company OpenGate Capital (Los Angeles). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Solvay-confirms-plans-to-sell-European-PVC-compound-business-to-OpenGate_60221.html
April 10, 2014
Chevron has obtained authorization to place a second shale gas exploration well at Puiesti in Vaslui County, northeastern Romania, according to a report from Agerpres, Romania's news...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/hungary/Report-Chevron-authorized-to-place-second-shale-gas-exploration-well-in-Romania_60232.html
April 9, 2014
The European Commission has adopted new rules on public support for energy and environmental protection projects. The Environment and Energy State Aid Guidelines (EEAG) will support...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Commission-presents-new-guidelines-on-state-aid-for-energy_60208.html
April 9, 2014
Saipem (Milan) has been awarded an onshore engineering, procurement, and construction contract for an expansion of synthetic rubber capacity at the Versalis (Milan) complex at Ferrara...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Saipem-awarded-EPC-contract-to-expand-Versaliss-EPDM-production-in-Italy_60209.html
April 9, 2014
Styron says that it plans to convert its nickel butadiene rubber (Ni-BR) production plant at Schkopau, Germany, to neodymium butadiene rubber (Nd-BR). The company says that the Nd-BR...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Styron-to-convert-Ni-BR-rubber-production-line-at-Schkopau_60205.html
April 9, 2014
Syngenta says it has signed an agreement with Cellulosic Ethanol Technologies, a subsidiary of Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP; Galva, IA), to license its Adding Cellulosic Ethanol...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Syngenta-in-cellulosic-fuel-collaboration-to-increase-ethanol-plant-productivity_60200.html
April 9, 2014
Ashland and Clariant say that they have entered into a definitive agreement to sell their foundry chemicals joint venture, ASK Chemicals (Hilden, Germany), to investment funds...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Ashland-and-Clariant-to-sell-foundry-chemicals-JV-to-private-equity-firm-Rhone_60197.html
April 8, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for a total of 30 testing proposals for 21 substances, including nitromethane; 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene; trichloro(propyl)silane...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-21-substances_60180.html
April 8, 2014
Germany has drafted a reform of the renewable energy act (EEG) after months of wrangling. The reform is seen as a success for the country’s industry, which successfully avoided...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Germany-drafts-reform-of-renewable-energy-act_60191.html
April 8, 2014
Clariant is incorporating renewable raw materials into quinacridone pigments produced at the company's Frankfurt-Höchst facility, in Germany, the company announced today. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Clariant-to-use-biobased-succinic-acid-in-production-of-pigments_60174.html
April 8, 2014
Western European demand for fiber-grade nylon chip improved in the first quarter of 2014, and volumes grew by 2–4% from the same period last year, according to IHS Chemical's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Nylon-demand-improves-in-Europe-tracking-automotive-growth_60173.html
April 7, 2014
Gazprom (Moscow) has hiked the second-quarter price it charges for supplies of natural gas to industrial consumers in Ukraine by more than $200.00 per 1,000 cubic meters, to $485.50...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Russia-hikes-Ukraines-gas-price-more-than-expected_60156.html
April 7, 2014
Syngenta has announced that it has acquired Società Produttori Sementi (PSB; Bologna), one of Italy’s oldest seed companies and a leader in durum-wheat breeding and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Syngenta-acquires-durum-wheat-seed-company-in-Italy_60140.html
April 7, 2014
Cheniere Energy (Houston) has signed an agreement with Endesa (Madrid), the largest electric utility company in Spain, to provide approximately 750,000 m.t./year of liquefied natural...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Cheniere-signs-LNG-agreement-with-Spanish-utility_60152.html
April 7, 2014
Foster Wheeler announced today that its global engineering and construction group has renewed a sales purchase agreement with ENI (Rome) for two years. Under the agreement, Foster...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Foster-Wheeler-extends-engineering-and-construction-contract-with-ENI_60153.html
April 7, 2014
Lenzing (Lenzing, Austria), a leading cellulose fiber producer, has announced the appointment of Thomas Riegler as CFO for a period of three years, effective 1 June. Riegler is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lenzing-appoints-CFO_60144.html
April 7, 2014
Platinum NanoChem (Kuala Lumpur), a wholly owned subsidiary of Graphene NanoChem (Kuala Lumpur), has signed an agreement for a joint venture collaboration with Emery Advanced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Graphene-NanoChem-and-Emery-Oleochemicals-form-JV-to-develop-enhanced-specialty-chemical-additives_60137.html
April 7, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) says that it will expand its emissions control business by acquiring a 63% stake in Green Tech Marine (GTM; Farsund, Norway), a leading sulfur oxide scrubber...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Yara-expands-emissions-control-business-by-acquiring-majority-stake-in-Norwegian-firm_60136.html
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