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December 2, 2013
Uralchem investors, led by owner Dmitry Mazepin, have agreed to buy 20% in Uralkali, the world's largest potash producer, Uralchem said today. The news follows Mikhail Prokhorov's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Uralchem-and-Onexim-gain-joint-control-of-Uralkali_57021.html
December 2, 2013
K+S (Kassel, Germany) is today restarting production at the Unterbreizbach, Germany, potash mine. Operations at the mine were suspended on 1 October after three miners were killed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/K+S-restarts-potash-mine-in-Germany-following-Octobers-fatal-accident_57013.html
November 29, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened its first public consultation under the biocidal products regulation (BPR). The consultation will be on the active substance...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-opens-first-public-consultation-under-biocidal-products-regulation_57009.html
November 29, 2013
Altana has issued a €200-million ($272.1 million) debt instrument, a so-calledSchuldschein, to partly refinance the acquisition of Rockwood's rheology business, which was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Altana-to-refinance-rheology-acquisition-loan_57005.html
November 29, 2013
German trade union IG BCE (Hanover), representing workers in the chemical, mining, and energy sectors, has called for a pay rise of 5.5% ahead of the forthcoming round of pay...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/German-chemical-workers-demand-5-5-percent-wage-rise_57003.html
November 29, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has concluded substance evaluation on four substances—ethylene oxide, tributyl phosphate, m-tolylidene diisocyanate, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-concludes-evaluation-on-four-substances_56996.html
November 28, 2013
Solvay has set up its first 'generation contract'  for the 2013 to 2015 period , the company announced today. Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, CEO of Solvay welcomed French President...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Solvay-signs-generation-contract-agreement-with-French-trade-unions_56999.html
November 28, 2013
Archroma (Reinach, Switzerland), the former textile, paper and emulsions businesses of Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland), has appointed Stephan Sielaff as chief operating officer, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Archroma-appoints-new-COO_56995.html
November 28, 2013
The European Commission (Brussels) has proposed new rules on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Commission-proposes-new-rules-to-help-protect-trade-secrets_56998.html
November 28, 2013
DSM says that the Bühler Technology Group (Uzwil, Switzerland) has acquired the 50% stake held by DSM in their Wuxi NutriRice Co. (Wuxi, China) joint venture. Wuxi NutriRice was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Buhler-buys-out-DSM-in-Wuxi-NutriRice-JV_56993.html
November 27, 2013
Solvay cut 2016 earnings targets at an investor presentation in London today, citing changes in its portfolio and macroeconomic challenges, particularly in Europe. Solvay now expects...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Solvay-cuts-2016-earnings-targets-at-investor-day_56973.html
November 27, 2013
The announcement of an agreement between the two major parties to form a coalition government in Germany has been cautiously welcomed. But important industrial-political questions have...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/New-federal-German-government-welcomed-by-industry-but-important-issues-remain_56978.html
November 27, 2013
Solvay is planning to invest 55 million Bulgarian Lev ($ 38.1 million; €26.7 million)  in a distillation column at its soda ash plant at Devnya, Bulgaria, Solvay has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/Solvay-to-invest-$38-million-to-improve-costs-at-Europes-largest-soda-ash-plant_56980.html
November 27, 2013
Neste Oil (Espoo, Finland) says it will be awarded a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil's (RSPO) Renewable Energy Directive (RED)-Supply Chain certificate under the RSPO's new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Neste-Oil-awarded-the-worlds-first-RSPO-RED-certificate-for-biodiesel_56979.html
November 27, 2013
Clariant's (Muttenz, Switzerland) masterbatches business unit will open its first project house at Pogliano, Italy, to demonstrate masterbatches products and processes. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Clariant-opens-project-house-in-Italy-targeting-applications-in-functional-packaging_56977.html
November 27, 2013
BASF has produced its first commercial volumes of 1,4-butanediol (BDO) from renewable raw material, and is offering product to customers for testing and commercial use, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-produces-first-commercial-volume-of-biobased-BDO_56971.html
November 27, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested testing proposals for cyclohexane-1,4-dicarboxylic acid. The hazard end point for which vertebrate testing has been...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-cyclohexane-14-dicarboxylic-acid_56974.html
November 27, 2013
Wacker says it is assigning additional marketing rights to its sales partner Silspek Rubber (DobrzeĊ„ Wielki, Poland) for the sale of high-temperature-curing silicones. Silspek Rubber...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/poland/Wacker-intensifies-sales-collaboration-with-Polish-silicone-compounder_56972.html
November 26, 2013
The board of directors of Algeta (Oslo) today announced that it has received a preliminary acquisition proposal from Bayer. Bayer has offered to pay 336 Norwegian Krone per Algeta...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-bids-to-acquire-Norwegian-pharma-company-Algeta_56969.html
November 26, 2013
German chemical companies have invested more money abroad than domestically for the first time since 2001, chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says. Fixed foreign...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/German-chemical-companies-boost-US-investment-while-domestic-spending-stagnates_56940.html
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