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May 16, 2014
The Industrial Biotech Research and Innovation Platforms Centre (BIO-TIC) has published three major road maps addressing hurdles to innovation that hinder full exploitation of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BIO-TIC-launches-three-major-biotech-road-maps_60687.html
May 15, 2014
State-owned chemical producer Oltchim (Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania) reports losses of €12 million in the first quarter, 35% lower than the losses reported in the first...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/hungary/Oltchims-losses-narrow-on-restructuring_61089.html
May 15, 2014
Ciech (Warsaw) says that its first-quarter net profit dropped 88% from the corresponding period of last year, to 5.6 million zloty, on sales down 15%, to Zl 845 million. Ebitda...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/poland/Ciechs-profits-plummet_61085.html
May 15, 2014
Evonik Industries says it has set new long-term environmental targets, details of which are published in the company’s Sustainability Report 2013. Evonik plans to reduce its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Evonik-publishes-sustainability-report-sets-environmental-targets-for-2020_61086.html
May 15, 2014
OMV (Vienna) says it has started up an expansion of butadiene capacity at the company's Schwechat, Austria, refinery and petrochemical complex. Butadiene capacity was increased by 30%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/OMV-completes-butadiene-hike-in-Austria_61084.html
May 15, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has opened a public consultation on alternatives to hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD). The agency says 13 coapplicants have...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-alternatives-to-HBCDD_61079.html
May 15, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it has increased its capital from authorized capital by about €400 million ($548 million) by placing 11,150,000 new shares with institutional...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Symrise-generates-$548-million-from-capital-increase_61077.html
May 15, 2014
Merck KGaA today reported a slight increase, to €807 million ($1.1 billion), in first-quarter Ebitda before one-time items compared with €801 million in the first quarter of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Merck-KGaA-reports-flat-first-quarter-earnings-cautiously-optimistic-for-2014_61072.html
May 14, 2014
Start-up business Catalytic Technologies Ltd. (CTL; Stockton-on-Tees, UK) says it is aiming for 50% of worldwide polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin and film production to be based...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/UK-start-up-targets-50-percent-market-share-for-its-titanium-based-PET-catalyst_61057.html
May 14, 2014
Ineos today confirmed that the Falkirk Council in the United Kingdom has told the company that its planning application for the construction of an ethane tank at its Grangemouth, UK...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-receives-planning-permit-to-build-ethane-tank-at-Grangemouth_61062.html
May 14, 2014
Potash producer K+S (Kassel, Germany) reports a 21% year-on-year (YOY) decrease in first-quarter Ebit, to €219.6 million ($301.6 million), mostly because of lower potash and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/K+Ss-Ebit-down-21-percent-on-lower-potash-and-magnesium-results-says-prices-are-stabilizing_61059.html
May 14, 2014
Borealis reports €102 million ($140.1 million) in net profit for the first quarter, growing about 67% year-on-year (YOY), driven by a better performance by the company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Borealiss-net-profit-grows-67-percent-driven-by-polyolefins_61056.html
May 14, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), following a successful test phase and promising market analysis, plans to invest €15 million ($20.5 million) in the construction of a production line...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Bayer-MaterialScience-to-build-production-line-at-Dormagen-to-produce-CO2-based-polyols_61055.html
May 13, 2014
Sabic announced today that it will launch its first portfolio of renewable polyolefins, certified under the ISCC Plus certification scheme, which involves strict traceability. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sabic-to-launch-renewable-PE-and-PP-production-in-Europe_61051.html
May 13, 2014
Chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says that the German chemical industry achieved high sales in first-quarter 2014 on the back of strong domestic demand. The strong...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Germanys-chemical-sales-$64-billion-in-first-quarter-up-5-percent_61029.html
May 13, 2014
Europe’s chemical industry is slowly coming out of recession, with Germany taking a slight lead, IHS Chemical said at an industry forum taking place at  Berlin this week...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/IHS-Chemical-Europes-industry-slowing-out-of-recession-faces-increased-competition-feedstock-disadvantages_61027.html
May 13, 2014
BASF has proposed a plan to consolidate manufacturing operations at its Cinderford, UK, precious metals recycling plant, losing about 50 jobs, the company announced today. BASF will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-to-close-metals-recycling-unit-in-the-UK-focus-on-autocatalyst-recycling-market_61026.html
May 13, 2014
Specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor IMCD Group (Rotterdam) says that it has signed an agreement to acquire the agency business of Jucker Pharma (Stockholm), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/sweden/IMCD-acquires-Swedish-distributor-of-pharma-ingredients_61021.html
May 12, 2014
Merck KGaA and BASF say they have acquired a majority stake in InnovationLab (Heidelberg, Germany), thus increasing their involvement in the scientific work of the research and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Merck-KGaA-and-BASF-acquire-majority-stake-in-organic-electronics-research-unit-InnovationLab_61018.html
May 12, 2014
Norbert Dentressangle, a transport, logistics and freight forwarding company, has won a new five-year contract with Sabic UK Petrochemicals to provide a maintenance, repair and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Norbert-Dentressangle-wins-warehousing-contract-from-Sabic-UK_61017.html
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