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June 1, 2015
Six major oil and gas companies have called on governments and on the United Nations framework convention on climate change (UNFCCC) to introduce pricing systems for carbon, where they...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Oil-and-gas-majors-call-for-carbon-pricing_70871.html
June 1, 2015
The environment committee of the European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favor of a reform of the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). The text negotiated...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Parliament-committee-backs-ETS-reform_70870.html
June 1, 2015
Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) says that its wholly owned subsidiary Vestolit (Marl, Germany), a producer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), will expand specialty paste PVC capacity at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Mexichems-Vestolit-to-increase-specialty-PVC-capacity-in-Germany_70828.html
June 1, 2015
Recipharm (Jordbro, Sweden), a contract development and manufacturing organization that produces pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients, says it has appointed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Recipharm-appoints-chief-strategy-officer_70867.html
June 1, 2015
Bayer announced on Monday that the new name of its MaterialScience business will be Covestro, effective 1 September 2015. Bayer intends to float Covestro on the stock market by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Covestro-is-the-new-name-of-Bayer-MaterialScience_70865.html
May 29, 2015
Arkema is planning to close its Bernouville, France, site producing extruded polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) sheet, CW has learned. The site is operated by Arkema’s Altuglas...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkema-to-close-French-site-producing-extruded-PMMA-sheet_70826.html
May 29, 2015
An initial settlement for Europe's June benzene contract price has fallen by $130/m.t. with a first fixture heard at $770/m.t.,  or €707/m.t. The contract price for benzene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Initial-June-benzene-contract-settles-in-Europe-down-$130m-t-_70842.html
May 29, 2015
Dow Chemical says that it has expanded its distribution deal with a ChemPoint (Bellevue, WA) subsidiary focusing on Europe, the Mideast, and Africa (EMEA) and headquartered...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ChemPoint-to-distribute-Dows-food-grade-chelating-agent-in-Europe_70822.html
May 29, 2015
Naphtachimie's 720,000-m.t./year steam cracker at Lavéra, France remains offstream and is being repaired in steps, according to an update issued by chlorvinyls company Kem One...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Naphtachimie-cracker-remains-offstream-Kem-Ones-vinyls-production-reduced-at-least-through-late-June_70843.html
May 29, 2015
Agricultural chemical firm Nufarm (Melbourne) says that it has secured distribution rights for Sumitomo Chemical’s crop protection products in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Nufarm-to-distribute-Sumitomo-Chemical-crop-protection-products-in-UK_70818.html
May 29, 2015
Lotte Chemical UK (Redcar), a subsidiary of Lotte (Seoul), has declared force majeure on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) from the company's Wilton, UK, plant, according to company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lotte-declares-force-majeure-on-PET-at-UK-site_70839.html
May 29, 2015
Arkema has named Richard Rowe to the post of CEO/North America, effective 1 July. Rowe replaces Bernard Roche, CEO/North America since 2008, who is retiring after over four decades...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkema-names-new-North-America-CEO_70841.html
May 29, 2015
Toluene contract discussions open in Europe today with starting positions expected either side of a rollover at the May level of $740-741/m.t. Buyers from the chemical side see no pull...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-June-toluene-contract-talks-open-in-divided-market_70836.html
May 29, 2015
Ostchem, a Group DF (Kyiv) subsidiary, has halted production at its nitrogen fertilizer plants Cherkasy Azot in Cherkaska Oblast, Ukraine; and Rivne Azot in Rivnenska Oblast, Ukraine...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Ukraine-firm-halts-production-at-two-more-fertilizer-plants-citing-political-pressure_70830.html
May 29, 2015
Major fertilizer producer PhosAgro (Moscow) on Friday reported a 71% rise in first-quarter revenues to 50.2 billion Russian ruble ($808 million) on Ebitda 186% higher at RR24.6...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Currency-depreciation-helps-PhosAgro-raise-sales-and-earnings_70827.html
May 29, 2015
Bayer MaterialScience says it is advancing with plans to use carbon dioxide (CO2) as feedstock in the production of polyols, the precursors used in the manufacture of polyurethanes...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-MaterialScience-to-commission-polyols-plant-using-carbon-dioxide-feedstock-next-year_70825.html
May 28, 2015
Up to 20,000 m.t.of US benzene could be on its way to Europe as the arbitrage window between the two regions has opened this week, according to various trade sources. Volume that has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/US-benzene-could-be-moving-to-Europe-as-arbitrage-opens_70789.html
May 28, 2015
The European Investment Bank (EIB; London) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD; London) have agreed jointly to provide Grupa Azoty (Tarnów, Poland)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/poland/European-banks-to-provide-financing-for-Grupa-Azotys-expansion_70777.html
May 28, 2015
The British Plastics Federation (BPF; London), the leading voice of the UK plastics industry, on Thursday elected David Hall as its new president for a period of two years. He succeeds...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/British-Plastics-Federation-elects-new-president_70776.html
May 28, 2015
Sabic has declared force majeure on low-density polyethylene (LDPE) at the company's Wilton, UK plant. The unit has "encountered unexpected technical issues [...] in the form of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sabic-declares-force-majeure-on-LDPE-at-UK-site_70759.html
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