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January 7, 2014
Kemira has appointed Jari Rosendal president and CEO, effective 1 May 2014. Rosendal will succeed Wolfgang Büchele, who, as previously announced, will leave Kemira on 30 April to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Kemira-names-next-CEO_57774.html
January 6, 2014
Clariant says that it has completed the previously announced sale of its detergents and intermediates business to International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG), a privately owned...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ICIG-completes-acquisition-of-Clariants-detergents-and-intermediates-business_57771.html
January 6, 2014
Outdoor clothing manufacturer Jack Wolfskin (Idstein, Germany) is stepping up plans to remove fluorine chemicals from its production processes by 2020, the company has announced. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Outdoor-clothing-retailer-Jack-Wolfskin-to-eliminate-PFCs-from-supply-chain_57750.html
January 6, 2014
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) producer La Seda de Barcelona (El Prat de Llobregat, Spain) has filed for liquidation pursuant to a resolution adopted by its board, the company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/PET-producer-La-Seda-files-for-liquidation_57749.html
January 3, 2014
The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS; Moscow) has fined Siberian Chemical Co. (SCC; Kazan) 123.5 million Russian rubles ($3.7 million) for the company's participation in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Russias-antitrust-authority-fines-an-additional-member-of-S-PVC-price-fixing-cartel_57734.html
January 3, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it expects, in 2014, to receive about twice the number of applications for authorization to use substances of very high concern...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-expects-applications-to-authorize-SVHCs-will-double-in-2014_57731.html
December 31, 2013
Sibur (Moscow) says that it has sold its 100% stake in its Plastik (Uzlovaya, Russia) subsidiary to a group of private investors, for 575 million Russian rubles ($17.5 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Sibur-sells-Plastik-subsidiary_57697.html
December 30, 2013
Researchers from the department of chemistry at York University (York, UK), the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (Paris), and Aix-Marseille University (Marseille, France) say...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Researchers-discover-family-of-enzymes-that-degrade-biomass-into-sugars-potentially-for-biofuel-production_57681.html
December 30, 2013
Rosneft (Moscow), Oil Techno (Yerevan, Armenia), and tire manufacturer Pirelli have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for joint R&D related to synthetic rubber, in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Rosneft-Pirelli-sign-deal-for-rubber-R-and-D-partnership-in-Armenia_57682.html
December 26, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on proposal for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) for nine copper compounds: copper (II) oxide; copper...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-calls-for-comments-on-proposals-for-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-of-nine-copper-compounds_57657.html
December 24, 2013
Sibur (Moscow) and Gazprom Neft announced today that they have signed an agreement for the construction of a new gas processing plant (GPP) to process 900 million cubic meters/year of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Sibur-and-Gazprom-sign-gas-processing-agreement-to-boost-petchem-feedstock-supply_57646.html
December 24, 2013
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), a leading global producer of potash, has announced that a board meeting held on 23 December confirmed Dmitry Osipov as its new CEO, effective 24 December...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Appointment-of-new-Uralkali-CEO-heightens-speculation-about-revival-of-potash-cartel_57645.html
December 24, 2013
BASF and Gazprom (Moscow), on 23 December, signed the final agreement to swap assets of equivalent value. Through the swap, Wintershall (Kassel, Germany), a wholly owned subsidiary of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/BASF-and-Gazprom-sign-final-agreement-for-asset-swap_57641.html
December 23, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on the potential for substitution of glutaraldehyde, under the appropriate article of the Biocidal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-opens-consultation-on-potential-for-substitution-of-glutaraldehyde_57630.html
December 23, 2013
Saltigo (Leverkusen, Germany), a wholly owned subsidiary of Lanxess, says it will increase its prices worldwide for some multicustomer products by up to 5%, effective 1 January 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Saltigo-increases-price-for-pharma-intermediate_57629.html
December 23, 2013
Kemira says it signed an agreement today to sell its formic acid business, including the feed and the airport runway deicing product lines, part of Kemira’s ChemSolutions...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Kemira-sells-formic-acid-business-to-Taminco-will-focus-on-water-chemicals_57625.html
December 23, 2013
Borealis (Vienna) announced today that it formed a joint venture with First Energy Bank (Manama, Bahrain) to buy a 20.3% stake in Neochim (Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria). On 21 December, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/Borealis-acquires-stake-in-Bulgarian-fertilizer-producer-Neochim_57624.html
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
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