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June 26, 2014
A group of companies has appealed against a decision on carbon tetrachloride by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki), the agency says. The appealing companies are: the German...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Companies-appeal-ECHA-decision-on-carbon-tetrachloride_62048.html
June 26, 2014
Specialty chemicals distributor Barentz International (Hoofddorp, Netherlands) says it has acquired Maustepalvelu (Hämeenlinna, Finland). Maustepalvelu, otherwise known as MP...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Distributor-Barentz-acquires-customized-blending-firm-in-Finland_62047.html
June 26, 2014
Specialty chemicals distributor IMCD Group (Rotterdam) and its main shareholder, private equity firm Bain Capital, say they have decided, due to "significant demand," to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/IMCD-increases-number-of-shares-offered-in-IPO-by-10-percent_62046.html
June 26, 2014
Ineos and Solvay say that they have signed a definitive agreement to create their previously announced chlorvinyls joint venture, and that they will name the jv Inovyn. The jv is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-Solvay-sign-agreement-for-chlorvinyls-JV-to-be-named-Inovyn_62042.html
June 25, 2014
Asia will remain the main demand region for polyolefins, and its share of worldwide polyolefin consumption will exceed 50% by 2020, with China representing well over half of this...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/PEPP-2014-Asia-will-continue-to-drive-demand-growth-for-polyolefins_62020.html
June 25, 2014
Bayer said today that it has issued two hybrid bonds with a total volume of €3.25 billion ($4.43 billion) as the first step in refinancing the $14.2-billion bridge loan arranged...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-issues-hybrid-capital-of-&euro3-25-billion-to-finance-Merck-and-Co-s-consumer-care-acquisition_62039.html
June 25, 2014
Innovation, focused on market and customer needs and attractive growth markets, is expected to contribute 1–2 percentage points annually to Clariant's sales growth, helping the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Clariant-highlights-role-of-innovation-plans-metallocene-polyolefins-hike-China-catalysts-R-and-D-center_62036.html
June 25, 2014
The European Commission has today strictly limited the level of bisphenol A (BPA) in toys for children up to the age of three years and for toys that are intended to be in the mouth...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Commission-strictly-limits-BPA-in-toys_62014.html
June 25, 2014
Europe's olefins and polyolefins industry needs to improve its feedstock flexibility while continuing to innovate and create opportunities, since it faces growing competition from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/PEPP-2014-Europes-polyolefins-industry-must-innovate-improve-feedstock-flexibility_62013.html
June 25, 2014
Huntsman says that agribusiness group Wilmar International (Singapore) has completed the previously announced acquisition of Huntsman’s European commodity surfactants business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Wilmar-aquires-Huntsmans-European-commodity-surfactants-business_62012.html
June 24, 2014
Uralkali, one of the world’s largest potash producers, has announced that it has won the auction to develop the Romanovsky block of the Verkhnekamskoye...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Uralkali-wins-auction-for-Romanovsky-potash-block-in-Russia_62005.html
June 24, 2014
Monsanto has held informal talks with Syngenta in recent months, offering a friendly takeover of Syngenta, according to a Bloomberg report. Such a deal, which would have...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Reports-Monsanto-held-talks-to-acquire-Syngenta_61987.html
June 24, 2014
Croda (Goole, UK) says its full-year pretax profits will be below the £251.4 million ($426.9 million) it posted in 2013. Croda cites the stronger UK currency. "For...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Croda-says-strength-of-UK-currency-will-dent-full-year-profits_62003.html
June 24, 2014
German chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) has sharply criticized the agreement between the German government and the European Commission to tax new plants for in-house...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/VCI-bemoans-fall-in-competitiveness-with-new-tariffs-for-in-house-electricity-production_62004.html
June 24, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited interested parties to comment on a hazard class open for public consultation for linalool. The dossier...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-requests-comments-on-CLH-for-linalool_61994.html
June 24, 2014
Arkema has expanded its range of Evasin-branded ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) copolymers with two new grades containing 44% ethylene, the company says. Arkema's range now offers EVOH...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkema-expands-its-EVOH-range_61986.html
June 24, 2014
Merck KGaA says that its biopharmaceutical division, Merck Serono (Darmstadt, Germany), has signed an agreement with Mersana Therapeutics (Cambridge, MA) to collaboratively develop...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Merck-Serono-and-Mersana-to-develop-antibody-drug-conjugates_61984.html
June 23, 2014
Earth Alive Clean Technologies (Montreal), a company that develops and manufactures microbial technology-based products, says that it has signed a patent co-ownership agreement with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/denmark/Earth-Alive-signs-patent-co-ownership-agreement-with-Novozymes_61834.html
June 23, 2014
Evonik Industries says it has adopted a new approach, called Evonik Call for Research Proposals (ECRP), to building networks with outstanding scientists in universities. The approach's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Evonik-adopts-new-approach-to-R-and-D-with-external-partners_61971.html
June 23, 2014
Bayer CropScience has appointed Adrian Percy as head/R&D, effective 1 August. Percy, currently senior v.p./global regulatory affairs at Bayer CropScience, replaces David Nicholson...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Bayer-CropScience-appoints-new-head-of-R-and-D_61969.html
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