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May 22, 2014
BASF’s board members at today’s investor day in London outlined the company’s plans for the chemicals segment, which last year accounted for 23% of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-investor-day-Board-members-outline-strategy-for-chemicals-segment_61251.html
May 22, 2014
Air Liquide announced today that it has acquired Scientific and Technical Gases Ltd. (STG; Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK), a global supplier of calibration and specialty gases and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Air-Liquide-acquires-UK-based-specialty-gas-company_61229.html
May 22, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says today it is entering into a strategic partnership with the non-profit organizations Global Nature Fund and the Union for Ethical BioTrade. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Symrise-enters-into-strategic-partnership-to-preserve-biodiversity_61227.html
May 22, 2014
Borealis and Borouge, a joint venture with Abu Dhabi National Oil Co., have been working with the Renault-Nissan Alliance to develop a range of polypropylene (PP) materials that meet...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Borealis-develops-PP-range-for-Renault-Nissan_61223.html
May 22, 2014
Novasep (Pompey, France), a supplier of services and technologies to the life sciences industry, says that it has completed a €4-million ($5.5 million) expansion of its highly...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Novasep-completes-expansion-of-HPAPI-capacity-in-France_61222.html
May 21, 2014
The German association of biotechnology industries (DIB; Frankfurt), at its annual press conference at Frankfurt today, criticize the contradictory character of the federal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/DIB-German-government-policy-on-biotech-is-contradictory_61190.html
May 21, 2014
The European Commission says that UK plans to compensate certain energy-intensive users from higher electricity costs triggered by a mandatory carbon price floor—a tax on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Commission-approves-UK-plan-to-compensate-energy-intensive-users-for-carbon-tax_61189.html
May 21, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started an open consultation on a harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposal for chlorsulfuron. The substance is listed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-opens-CLH-consultation-on-chlorsulfon_61186.html
May 21, 2014
Biotechnology companies in Germany are expecting “moderate growth” in turnover for the year 2014, according to a trend survey conducted among member companies of the German...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/German-biotechnology-confident-for-2014_61191.html
May 20, 2014
PhosAgro (Moscow), a leading fertilizer producer, today reported a major decline in first-quarter net profit but higher Ebitda and Ebitda margin. Net profit was down 42%, to 1.9...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/PhosAgro-reports-decline-in-first-quarter-net-profit-on-higher-sales-and-margin_61161.html
May 20, 2014
Rosneft (Moscow) chairman Igor Sechin has held negotiations with Pirelli top management, including Marco Tronchetti Provera, CEO of Pirelli & C., on cooperation in synthetic rubber...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Rosneft-and-Pirelli-in-rubber-project-talks-in-Russia-Rosneft-to-take-stake-in-Pirelli_61154.html
May 20, 2014
Sinopec and Sibur today signed a contract to set up a previously announced synthetic rubber production joint venture at Shanghai. The signing ceremony took place during Russian...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Sinopec-and-Sibur-sign-rubber-JV-deal-in-presence-of-presidents-of-China-and-Russia_61152.html
May 20, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it will acquire the business of Klebag Chemie (Ennetbürgen, Switzerland), a manufacturer of adhesives for the sealing, bonding, and flooring markets...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sika-acquires-Swiss-adhesives-manufacturer_61150.html
May 20, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) plans to invest €50 million ($68.5 million) at its production site at Bari, Italy to respond to rising demand for biopharmaceuticals, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Merck-KGaA-to-expand-biopharma-site-in-Italy_61171.html
May 20, 2014
BASF today announced the launch of commercial production of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cathode materials at Weimar, Germany. BASF operates a 3,000-m.t./year plant at Weimar...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-launches-production-of-lithium-iron-phosphate-cathode-materials-in-Germany_61169.html
May 20, 2014
BASF announced today that it has become the first European manufacturer to have completely switched a production plant for extruded polystyrene rigid foam (XPS) to a new polymeric...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-first-company-in-Europe-to-switch-XPS-production-to-new-flame-retardant_61168.html
May 20, 2014
Jacobs announced today that it received a five year frame agreement for work at three Borealis facilities in Belgium. The contract covers facilities at Borealis Polymers, Borealis...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Jacobs-signs-frame-agreement-for-projects-at-three-Borealis-sites-in-Belgium_61167.html
May 20, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a 45-day public consultation on a total of 45 testing proposals for 25 substances. The hazard endpoints for which vertebrate...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-45-testing-proposals-for-25-substances_61156.html
May 19, 2014
Pfizer said on Sunday that it has raised its offer for AstraZeneca to £69 billion ($116 billion), and said it would walk away if AstraZeneca does not accept the offer. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Pfizer-makes-final-offer-for-AstraZeneca-will-walk-away-if-offer-not-accepted_61125.html
May 19, 2014
Kemira says it has signed an agreement with Cartel Damage Claims (CDC; Brussels) to settle a lawsuit at Helsinki. The settlement concerns claims assigned to CDC, based on which CDC has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Kemira-settles-damage-claim-litigation-related-to-hydrogen-peroxide-price-fixing-case_61132.html
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