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March 31, 2014
Brenntag says it has extended the term of its syndicated credit facility. The loan agreement with an original term to July 2016 has been extended until March 2019. The volume of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Brenntag-extends-term-of-its-credit-facility_59927.html
March 31, 2014
FutureCarbon (Bayreuth, Germany) has agreed to acquire the bulk of Bayer MaterialScience's intellectual property (IP), patents, and technology  for carbon nanotubes (CNT) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-divests-IP-patents-and-technology-for-carbon-nanotubes-and-graphenes_59924.html
March 30, 2014
Repsol’s (Madrid) shareholders’ meeting on Friday approved the company’s $5 billion settlement with Argentina over the 2012 seizure of YPF. The meeting also...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Pemex-denies-it-wants-to-split-Repsol-to-gain-control-of-upstream-assets_59919.html
March 28, 2014
Output by the chemical industry in the United Kingdom will likely grow by about 2% in 2014, says Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) economist Alan Eastwood. Speaking at a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/UK-output-of-chemicals-should-return-to-growth-in-2014_59917.html
March 28, 2014
Ineos’s plans, confirmed and detailed yesterday, to convert its Grangemouth, UK, olefins complex to consume cheap shale-based ethane feedstock imported from the United States...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-director-Grangemouth-ethane-investment-will-buy-15-years-of-competitiveness_59916.html
March 28, 2014
While US producers have entered growth and investment mode thanks to the surge in unconventional energy production, producers in all regions must adapt in response to challenges in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/IHS-WPC-2014-Producers-adapt-to-rapidly-changing-petrochemical-landscape_59857.html
March 28, 2014
Ineos today announced new milestones in its previously reported £300-million ($499.3 million) survival plan at the company’s Grangemouth complex, in the United Kingdom. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-to-close-plants-at-Grangemouth-convert-complex-to-shale-based-feedstock_59879.html
March 28, 2014
Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK; Nizhnekamsk, Russia), a major producer of petrochemicals, today reported lower earnings and revenues for full-year 2013, citing a slowdown in the global...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/NKNK-reports-lower-earnings-advances-cracker-project_59901.html
March 28, 2014
The European Council says that it will take stock of progress on various issues related to climate change at its meeting in June, with a view to taking a final decision on the new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-2030-framework-for-energy-and-climate-change-European-Council-to-take-final-decision-no-later-than-October-2014_59893.html
March 28, 2014
The European Commission on Thursday approved aid granted by France to The French Institute of Agro-Based Material (Ifmas) for the development of plant-based plastics and biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-approves-state-aid-to-French-green-chemistry-project_59892.html
March 28, 2014
Diminished production of propylene and butadiene as a result of the shift toward lighter feedstocks is a growing challenge for integrated petrochemical producers, says Heidi...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/IHS-WPC-2014-Shale-shift-raises-concerns-for-some-non-ethylene-value-chains_59889.html
March 27, 2014
Industrial enterprises in Crimea, until recently part of Ukraine, are expected to improve their competitive advantage through lower natural gas prices, following the transfer of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Crimeas-chemical-industry-will-benefit-from-cheap-Russian-gas-but-markets-will-be-disrupted_59874.html
March 27, 2014
ENI (Rome), parent company of Versalis (Milan), says it will spend €125 million ($172.1 million) at Versalis’s Mantova, Italy, plant under the group’s 2014–17...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ENI-to-invest-at-Versaliss-Mantova-complex-in-Italy_59869.html
March 27, 2014
Clariant and Petronas Technology Ventures, a technology commercialization arm of Petronas (Kuala Lumpur), have entered into a licensing term sheet agreement for Petronas’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Clariant-and-Petronas-sign-licensing-collaboration_59868.html
March 27, 2014
Cambrex (East Rutherford, NJ) says that the Medical Products Agency (MPA; Uppsala, Sweden) completed an inspection of Cambrex’s active pharmaceutical ingredient (API)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/sweden/MPA-inspection-completed-at-Cambrex-API-facility-in-Sweden_59867.html
March 26, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that two new intentions for harmonized classification and labeling have been added to the registry of intentions. The new substances...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-adds-hexaflumuron-and-cyflumetofen-to-registry-of-intentions-under-Reach_59841.html
March 26, 2014
The World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva) has ruled that China's export restrictions on the key industrial raw materials rare earths, molybdenum, and tungsten violate international...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/WTO-rules-that-Chinas-restrictions-on-rare-earth-exports-violate-trade-regulations_59847.html
March 26, 2014
Aliad, Air Liquide’s strategic venture capital investor, has made equity investments in three start-ups—McPhy Energy, Solumix, and Xylowatt—Air Liquide says. French...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Air-Liquide-acquires-stake-in-three-technology-start-ups_59839.html
March 26, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has adopted the final community rolling action plan (Corap) for 2014–16. The update contains 120 substances that will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-adopts-substance-evaluation-plan-for-2014-16_59838.html
March 26, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on a proposal to amend the hazard classification and labeling (CLH) for diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP), the agency...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-invites-comments-on-hazard-classification-and-labeling-for-DIBP_59837.html
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