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April 15, 2014
The European Union's foreign affairs council has adopted the European Commision's previously announced proposal to cut or eliminate temporarily EU tariffs on imports from Ukraine. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-goes-ahead-with-tariff-cuts-on-imports-from-Ukraine_60313.html
April 15, 2014
Belarusan authorities have extended the country's zero export duty on potash until 31 December, according to local press reports. The duty, which previously was €75–85/m.t...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Reports-Belarus-extends-potash-export-subsidy-until-year-end_60301.html
April 15, 2014
BASF has lifted its declaration of force majeure on citral-based aroma chemicals, as well as vitamin A and vitamin E products for human and animal nutrition, at Ludwigshafen, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-lifts-force-majeure-on-citral-derivatives_60300.html
April 14, 2014
The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC; Geneva) shows that worldwide emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels despite a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Latest-IPCC-report-GHG-emissions-accelerating-substantial-cuts-still-achievable_60288.html
April 14, 2014
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT; Karlsruhe, Germany) and Evonik Industries have developed a polymer network that ensures good short-term healing properties of the material under...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Researchers-Evonik-develop-self-healing-polymer-network_60270.html
April 14, 2014

Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) has agreed to acquire flavors and nutrition ingredients maker Diana Group (Vannes, France) from private equity firm Ardian (Paris) for €1.3 billion ($1.8 billion). The deal is expected to close in third-quarter 2014.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Symrise-to-acquire-Diana-Group-for-$1-8-billion_60284.html
April 14, 2014
Technip says it has been awarded a contract comprising detailed engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) for the core process units of Cargill’s new ethanol production...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Technip-awarded-contract-for-Cargills-ethanol-plant-in-Germany_60265.html
April 11, 2014
EMS Group's (Herrliberg, Switzerland) first-quarter net sales were 497 million Swiss francs ($565.8 million), 7.3% higher compared with the same quarter in 2013, according to figures...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EMS-Group-records-7-3-percent-increase-in-first-quarter-sales_60252.html
April 11, 2014
Givaudan (Geneva) recorded sales of  1.09 billion Swiss francs ($1.24 billion) during the first quarter of 2014, according to the company's results, published today. The results...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Givaudans-first-quarter-sales-rise_60251.html
April 11, 2014
Syngenta says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD; Bonn, Germany) to establish and operationalize the Soil...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Syngenta-and-UNCCD-partner-to-establish-Soil-Leadership-Academy_60248.html
April 10, 2014
Leading potash producer Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia) says its 2013 net profit dropped 58%, to $666 million on revenue down 20%, to $2.7 billion. Uralkali's Ebitda declined 31% in 2013...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Uralkali-posts-falls-in-2013-earnings-sales-says-performance-improved-after-exit-from-potash-cartel_60244.html
April 10, 2014
Neol Biosolutions (Granada, Spain), a 50-50 joint venture between Repsol and Neuron Bio (Granada), has reached an agreement with the Center for Second Generation Biofuels (CB2G; Aoiz...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Repsol-JV-to-scale-up-testing-of-waste-to-oil-technology_60228.html
April 10, 2014
Borealis will expand its crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) production facilities at Stenungsund, Sweden, and as part of the ongoing Borouge 3 project in Abu Dhabi, the company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Borealis-expands-XLPE-capacity-to-meet-cable-and-wire-demand_60227.html
April 10, 2014
Huntsman says that agrobusiness group Wilmar International (Singapore) has agreed to purchase Huntsman's European commodity surfactants business. Huntsman, under the terms of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Huntsman-to-sell-European-commodity-surfactants-business-to-Wilmar-close-plant-in-Italy_60226.html
April 10, 2014
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says that it will acquire a 51% stake in Sasa Polyester Sanayi (Adana, Turkey), a leading polyester and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) producer in Turkey...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Indorama-to-acquire-Turkish-firm-Sasa-Polyester-Sanayi_60225.html
April 10, 2014
Taghleef Industries (Dubai) says it has agreed to acquire Derprosa Film (Alcala la Real, Spain) from private equity firms 3i Group (London) and Baring (Madrid), and other minority...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Dubais-Taghleef-Industries-to-acquire-BOPP-producer-in-Spain_60235.html
April 10, 2014
Bayer CropScience, a subgroup of Bayer; and Targenomix (Potsdam, Germany), a spin-off of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (Potsdam), have entered into a five-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-CropScience-and-Targenomix-enter-into-research-collaboration-agreement_60222.html
April 10, 2014
Solvay has confirmed that it has signed an agreement to sell its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compound business, Benvic Europe, to US investment company OpenGate Capital (Los Angeles). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Solvay-confirms-plans-to-sell-European-PVC-compound-business-to-OpenGate_60221.html
April 10, 2014
Chevron has obtained authorization to place a second shale gas exploration well at Puiesti in Vaslui County, northeastern Romania, according to a report from Agerpres, Romania's news...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/hungary/Report-Chevron-authorized-to-place-second-shale-gas-exploration-well-in-Romania_60232.html
April 9, 2014
The European Commission has adopted new rules on public support for energy and environmental protection projects. The Environment and Energy State Aid Guidelines (EEAG) will support...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Commission-presents-new-guidelines-on-state-aid-for-energy_60208.html
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