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September 3, 2015
Clariant hosted an inaugural sustainability dialog on 2 September in Frankfurt to examine the company’s role within the specialty chemicals industry and its contribution to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Clariant-outlines-sustainability-road-map-to-phase-out-unsustainable-products_73416.html
September 3, 2015
Clariant, following a massive portfolio restructuring—which included divesting several businesses and acquiring catalysts producer Süd Chemie—has become a less...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Clariant-ponders-future-of-plastics-and-coatings-business_73415.html
September 3, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) has announced that it plans to eliminate up to 100 jobs. The company says that it will start statutory negotiations with all of its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Tikkurila-to-cut-up-to-100-jobs-in-Finland_73410.html
September 3, 2015
The European Commission has given unconditional merger clearance to Royal Dutch Shell's £47-billion ($52.3 billion) acquisition of gas company BG Group (Reading, UK). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Europe-clears-Shells-acquisition-of-BG-Group_73409.html
September 3, 2015
Sinopec and Sibur (Moscow) have entered into a framework investment agreement under which Sinopec will acquire a stake in Sibur. The agreement was signed during Russian president...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Sinopec-to-acquire-a-stake-in-Sibur_73408.html
September 3, 2015
Sibur (Moscow) and Gazprom Neft, a Gazprom (Moscow) subsidiary, have commissioned the previously announced Yuzhno-Priobskiy gas processing plant. Operations at the facility, in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Sibur-Gazprom-commission-gas-processing-plant-in-western-Siberia_73407.html
September 3, 2015
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says that it will acquire a biodiesel plant at Fredrikstad, Norway. The plant, like Perstorp’s existing biofuel plant at Stenungsund, Sweden, produces...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/sweden/Perstorp-to-acquire-biofuel-plant-in-Norway_73403.html
September 3, 2015
The European Parliament’s agriculture committee has rejected a draft law from the European Commission on genetically-modified (GM) food or feed. The draft law was to would give...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Parliament-committee-opposes-national-ban-on-imports-of-GM-feed-and-food_73420.html
September 3, 2015
European toluene contracts for September are so far settling within a range of $620–$625/m.t. fob Rotterdam, representing a decrease of $120–$125/m.t. from the August...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Europe-toluene-September-contract-settles-down-$120-125_73417.html
September 3, 2015
Syngenta on Thursday announced its intention to form strategic partnerships as part of the company’s previously announced plan to more quickly create value for shareholders...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Syngenta-to-divest-vegetable-seeds-as-part-of-plan-to-partner-or-sell-seeds-business_73401.html
September 8, 2015
Yara has acquired Evodor (Stockholm), a technology company specializing in the vapor-phase control of the foul-smelling gas hydrogen sulfide (H2S). Since the early 1990s, Yara has been...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Yara-acquires-technology-company-Evodor_73379.html
September 2, 2015
A Swiss court has confirmed that Saint-Gobain (Courbevoie, France) is not required to make a mandatory public takeover bid for all of the shares in Sika (Baar, Switzerland)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Swiss-court-rules-that-Saint-Gobain-does-not-have-to-bid-for-all-shares-in-Sika_73384.html
September 1, 2015
Clariant is hosting an inaugural sustainability dialog in Frankfurt on Wednesday to examine the role of sustainability within the specialty chemicals industry and the company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Clariant-holds-inaugural-sustainability-event-in-Germany_73378.html
September 1, 2015
EuroChem (Zug, Switzerland), a leading global fertilizer company, says that its subsidiary Phosphorit has commenced construction of a new ammonia plant at Kingisepp, Russia. The plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/EuroChem-starts-construction-of-$1-billion-ammonia-complex-in-Russia_73377.html
September 1, 2015
The European September styrene barge contract has settled at €1,200/m.t. fob Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp, a decrease of €100/m.t. from the August price. The settlement was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Europe-September-styrene-barge-settlement-drops_73361.html
September 1, 2015
Bayer MaterialScience has been renamed Covestro as of 1 September. Bayer plans to float Covestro on the stock market by mid-2016 at the latest in order to focus on its life sciences...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-formally-launches-polymers-unit-as-Covestro_73349.html
September 1, 2015
The benzene contract price for September has settled in Europe at $585/m.t. or €519/m.t., a triple-digit decrease of $268 or €260/m.t. from the August level. The decrease...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Triple-digit-decrease-for-Europes-September-benzene-contract_73360.html
September 1, 2015
AkzoNobel says that it will invest about €1.3 million ($1.46 million) to build a pilot plant for coating resins at its performance coatings site at Felling, UK. The facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/AkzoNobel-to-build-pilot-plant-for-coating-resins-in-UK_73347.html
September 1, 2015
Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI; Albany) says that it will collaborate with Saneca Pharmaceuticals (Hlohovec, Slovakia), focused on developing, manufacturing, and marketing a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/AMRI-collaborates-with-Slovakia-based-Saneca-Pharmaceuticals-for-opium-derived-APIs_73346.html
September 1, 2015
Fertilizer producer Acron (Velikiy Novgorod, Russia) reports an 84% increase in net profit for the first half of 2015, compard with the corresponding period of last year, to 12.1...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Acron-posts-big-hikes-in-profit-sales_73355.html
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