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September 12, 2014
Evonik Industries held a groundbreaking ceremony for the first methionine dipeptide production plant at Antwerp, the company announced today. The product, a dipeptide made up of two...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Evonik-breaks-ground-on-methionine-dipeptide-plant-at-Antwerp_63769.html
September 12, 2014
Lanxess today confirmed to CW that it will transfer its antioxidants and accelerators businesses from the rubber chemicals (RUC) unit to advanced industrial intermediates business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lanxess-starts-to-realign-businesses-moves-antioxidants-and-accelerators-to-new-unit_63771.html
September 12, 2014
BASF says that its wholly owned subsidiary Wintershall (Kassel, Germany) is further expanding its oil and gas production and reserves in the North Sea by acquiring shares in assets...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-subsidiary-Wintershall-to-acquire-shares-in-oil-and-gas-fields-from-Statoil-for-$1-25-billion_63768.html
September 12, 2014
Neste Oil will build a biobased propane unit at its Rotterdam refinery, the company has announced. The investment will also include storage tanks and pipework, Neste says. The project...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Neste-Oil-to-build-biobased-propane-unit-at-Rotterdam-refinery_63765.html
September 12, 2014
BASF says it will expand the manufacturing plant for its LIX product range of solvent extractants at its site at Cork, Ireland. An investment is under way, with production scheduled by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-to-increase-solvent-extractants-production-capacity-in-Ireland_63764.html
September 12, 2014
Solvay says it has acquired Flux Schweiß- und Lötstoffe (Garbsen, Germany) to complement its aluminum brazing capabilities and products with fast-growing formulations for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Solvay-acquires-aluminum-brazing-materials-manufacturer-based-in-Germany_63762.html
September 11, 2014
Researchers have identified 30 promising molecules as part of the European Union-funded Agrocos project, which is prospecting the plant world for natural substitutes to synthetic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-funded-research-identifies-30-plant-molecules-that-could-substitute-synthetic-ingredients_63721.html
September 11, 2014
BASF has started up a butadiene extraction plant at the company's Antwerp complex, the company announced today. The plant has an annual production capacity of 155,000 m.t. It is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-starts-up-155000-m-tyear-butadiene-unit-at-Antwerp_63718.html
September 11, 2014
Vencorex, a joint venture in which PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) holds 85% and Perstorp 15%, said today that it plans to convert its diaphragm process chlor-alkali plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Vencorex-to-convert-chlorine-plant-in-France-to-membrane-technology_63720.html
September 10, 2014
Solvay has inaugurated a specialty surfactants plant at the industrial park at Genthin, Germany, the company said today. The facility will help Solvay to meet customer requirements in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Solvay-inaugurates-specialty-surfactants-plant-in-Germany_63702.html
September 10, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia) broke ground on an expansion of capacity to produce water-based coatings at Wuppertal, Germany, the company announced. The Wuppertal site is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Axalta-breaks-ground-on-water-based-coatings-facility-in-Germany_63698.html
September 10, 2014
An explosion on 9 September at 9 pm CET shook the site of Organo Fluid (Ritterhude, Germany) at Ritterhude; the explosion was heard in the city center of Bremen, about 15 kilometers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Reports-Explosion-rocks-site-of-solvent-recovery-firm-in-Germany_63697.html
September 9, 2014
FMC says that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire crop protection company Cheminova (Harboøre, Denmark), for about 10.5 billion Danish kroner ($1.82 billion)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/denmark/FMC-to-acquire-Danish-crop-protection-firm-Cheminova-for-$1-8-billion-update_63656.html
September 9, 2014
Arkema has presented to staff a project for the closure of the fluorinated gas production facilities at the company's Zaramillo, Spain, site, by the end of 2014, with the loss of 59...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkema-to-end-fluorogas-production-at-Spanish-site_63679.html
September 9, 2014
Industrial action is disrupting production at AkzoNobel's chlor-alkali plant at Botlek, Netherlands, in the port of Rotterdam. The plant forms part of a large cluster of units operated...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Industrial-action-disturbs-AkzoNobels-chlor-alkali-production-at-Botlek_63678.html
September 9, 2014
Kemira has adjusted its medium-term sales target. The company says that its revenue will be €2.7 billion in 2017 after previously targeting 2016 revenue of €2.6-2.7 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Kemira-adjusts-medium-term-targets-maintains-2014-outlook_63677.html
September 9, 2014
Mercachem (Nijmegen, Netherlands) says that it has agreed to acquire pharmaceutical company Synthon’s (Nijmegen) Prague-based laboratory and pilot scale operations for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/czech_republic/Mercachem-to-acquire-Synthons-API-operations-at-Prague_63673.html
September 8, 2014
Evonik Industries today said that it has signed a contract with Rhine-Ruhr, a group of several municipal utility companies in Germany’s Ruhr region, to divest its remaining 49%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Evonik-sells-remaining-stake-in-energy-group-Steag_63529.html
September 8, 2014
AkzoNobel has announced plans to simplify the structure of its performance coatings business. The new structure, which will become fully operational in January 2015, will reduce the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/AkzoNobel-simplifies-structure-of-performance-coatings-business_63527.html
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