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March 24, 2014
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), a major global producer of potash fertilizers, announced today that the head of Russian state conglomerate Rostec, Sergey Chemezov, has joined Uralkali's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Uralkali-elects-Putins-ally-to-board-of-directors_59788.html
March 21, 2014
Uralchem (Moscow), a major fertilizer producer, said today that it had raised its investments by 5.5% last year, to $174 million. Of that total, 48% was spent on investment projects...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Uralchem-ups-spending-on-capital-projects_59755.html
March 21, 2014
Specialty chemicals group Altana today reported higher sales and earnings and said it plans to double the size of its business by 2020. Last year's Ebitda was 4% higher, at €336...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Altana-reports-higher-sales-and-earnings-plans-to-double-in-size-by-2020_59753.html
March 21, 2014
Lenzing  (Lenzing, Austria), a leading cellulose fiber producer, today reported its 2013 results and said that it will counter the unsatisfactory earnings results with a massive...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lenzing-accelerates-cost-reduction-program-as-earnings-decline_59751.html
March 21, 2014
Cefic has laid out an industry framework for regulatory cooperation under the planned Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), based on an original proposal jointly...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Cefic-sets-out-framework-for-EU-US-regulatory-cooperation-under-TTIP_59757.html
March 21, 2014
Cabot says it has entered into an agreement to sell its security materials business to Sicpa (Lausanne, Switzerland) for about $20 million in cash. The security materials business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Cabot-to-divest-security-materials-business-to-Sicpa_59749.html
March 21, 2014
The Croatian government did not receive any binding offers for a stake of up to 75% in state-owned nitrogen fertilizer producer Petrokemija (Kutina, Croatia) by a deadline of 12 March...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/hungary/Privatization-of-Croatia-fertilizer-firm-fails-to-attract-binding-offers_59758.html
March 20, 2014
Germany could fail to meet its target of a 40% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2020, the German government says. “With the measures implemented to date, we will attain a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Germany-warns-of-need-to-step-up-efforts-to-combat-climate-change_59691.html
March 20, 2014
Trinseo, formerly Styron, filed for an initial public offering worth up to $200 million today, nearly three years after the company filed for a $400 million that never commenced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Trinseo-refiles-for-IPO_59621.html
March 20, 2014
The number of carbon dioxide emission permits to be auctioned within the European Union’s emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) will be reduced by 400 million during 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-ETS-Repairs-underway_59690.html
March 20, 2014
Solvay says it has decided to cease production of sodium percarbonate (SPC) products at Warrington, UK by the end of next month. The Warrington site will focus on extending its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Solvay-to-close-sodium-percarbonate-plant-in-UK_59687.html
March 20, 2014
Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies (JM Davy) and Rennovia (Menlo Park, CA), a start-up developing catalytic processes to produce chemicals from renewable resources, announced today that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Johnson-Matthey-Davy-Technologies-and-Rennovia-to-develop-biobased-glucaric-and-adipic-acid-technologies_59685.html
March 20, 2014
Lanxess today said it expects first quarter 2014 Ebitda pre-exceptionals to reach around €200 million ($276.6 million), up from €174 million in the year-earlier period, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lanxess-expects-a-better-first-quarter-and-full-year-after-a-challenging-2013_59684.html
March 20, 2014
Evonik Industries says it has signed an agreement on 19 March with the Deb Group (Denby, UK), to sell Evonik’s global line of skin-care products for professionals, a business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Evonik-sells-skin-care-products-business-to-UKs-Deb-Group_59683.html
March 20, 2014
DIC (Tokyo) says that its wholly owned subsidiary Sun Chemical (Parsippany, NJ) will build a new plant for liquid inks for packaging applications in the Alia─ča Organize Sanayi...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/DIC-to-build-liquid-inks-plant-for-packaging-applications-in-Turkey_59681.html
March 20, 2014
Lanxess says it has divested its wholly-owned subsidiary Perlon-Monofil (Dormagen, Germany) to the Serafin Group (Munich) for an undisclosed amount. The transaction closes with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Lanxess-sells-Perlon-Monofil-subsidiary-to-Serafin-Group_59680.html
March 19, 2014
The UK chemical industry has welcomed the UK government's decision, announced today, to freeze the country's carbon price floor—a carbon tax—at 2015 levels for the rest of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/UK-chemical-industry-applauds-government-decision-to-freeze-carbon-price-floor_59678.html
March 19, 2014
BASF says it has declared force majeure on citral-based aroma chemicals, as well as vitamin A and vitamin E products. The company has shut down the citral plant at Ludwigshafen because...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-declares-force-majeur-on-citral-derivatives_59664.html
March 19, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started an open consultation on a harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposal for triflumizole, a pesticide. The substance...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-opens-CLH-consultation-for-triflumizole_59663.html
March 19, 2014
Brenntag has posted a slight increase in 2013 profit after tax, to €339 million, on sales almost 1% higher, at €9.8 billion. Gross profit increased 1% last year, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Brenntags-earnings-sales-edge-higher-in-tough-market-conditions_59659.html
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