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November 26, 2014
Ineos has declared force majeure on polyethylene (PE) out of its site at Grangemouth, UK, market sources have said. Market observers say that there are "operational issues"...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sources-Ineos-declares-force-majeure-on-PE-out-of-Grangemouth_65695.html
November 26, 2014
Specialty chemicals distributor IMCD Group (Rotterdam) says that it has extended the distribution deal with Campine (Beerse, Belgium) for flame retardant masterbatches, into Spain. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/IMCD-and-Campine-extend-distribution-deal-for-flame-retardant-masterbatches_65692.html
November 25, 2014
Lubrizol has signed an agreement to purchase Warwick Chemicals (Mostyn, UK), a maker of tetra acetyl ethylene diamine (TAED), a bleach activator used primarily in laundry...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Lubrizol-to-acquire-Warwick-Chemicals_65668.html
November 25, 2014
The European Commission has adopted a communication from European trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström putting forth decisions on enhanced transparency of the Transatlantic Trade...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Commission-agrees-to-enhanced-transparency-on-TTIP-talks_65681.html
November 25, 2014
AkzoNobel has joined forces with SuikerUnie (Dinteloord the Netherlands), Rabobank (Utrecht, the Netherlands), Deloitte, Investment and Development Agency for the Northern Netherlands...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/AkzoNobel-sponsors-study-to-assess-viability-of-producing-chemicals-from-beetroot-sugars_65677.html
November 25, 2014
Neste Jacobs (Porvoo, Finland) has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and management (EPCM) service contract to construct SunPine's (Piteå, Sweden) tall oil...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Neste-Jacobs-awarded-EPCM-contract-to-build-tall-oil-rosin-production-facility-in-Sweden_65676.html
November 25, 2014
PhosAgro (Moscow) announced today that it that it has signed a contract for the supply of potassium chloride (KCl) for 2015 from Belaruskali (Solihorsk, Belarus). “This contract...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/PhosAgro-signs-potash-supply-contract-with-Belaruskali_65660.html
November 25, 2014
Chemicals and plastics distributor Nexeo Solutions (The Woodlands, TX) says that it will expand its portfolio in Europe by offering products under the Torzen nylon-6,6 brand from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Invista-and-Nexeo-sign-deal-for-distribution-of-Torzen-nylon-66-products-in-Europe_65669.html
November 24, 2014
Syngenta says it will eliminate or relocate 1,800 jobs as part of an ongoing restructuring program that is expected to generate savings of $265.0 million in 2015. The reductions will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Syngenta-cuts-to-impact-1800-jobs_65644.html
November 24, 2014
The Council of the European Union says that agreement has been reached with the European Parliament on new rules aimed at reducing the consumption of plastic bags in the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-agrees-on-new-rules-to-reduce-consumption-of-lightweight-plastic-bags_65641.html
November 24, 2014
Exploitation of shale gas presents an opportunity to secure both raw materials and energy supplies for the chemical industry, says Germany’s chemical industry association VCI...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/VCI-calls-for-rapid-exploration-of-shale-gas-to-determine-potential_65640.html
November 24, 2014
SK Innovation (Seoul) and Soitec (Bernin, France), a manufacturer of semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industries, have signed a collaboration agreement to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/SK-Innovation-and-Soitec-to-collaborate-on-advanced-semiconductor-materials_65639.html
November 24, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has announced that the registry of intentions has updated with six new intentions and one new submission. The new intentions are...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHAs-registry-of-intentions-updated-with-six-new-intentions-and-one-new-submission_65649.html
November 21, 2014
Carbios (Clermont-Ferrand, France) has used its proprietary enzymatic process to depolymerize 90% of polylactic acid (PLA) material –a thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Carbios-achieves-PLA-depolymerization-process-in-48-hrs_65624.html
November 21, 2014
BASF has signed an agreement to sell its manufacturing facility for natural fish oils, medium concentrated omega-3s, and customized bottled fish oil at Brattvåg, Norway, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-divests-medium-concentrated-omega-3-plant-in-Norway_65622.html
November 21, 2014
Arkema says it has become the ninth member of the Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative, founded in 2011 by BASF, Bayer, Evonik Industries, Henkel, Lanxess and Solvay. The goal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Arkema-joins-Together-for-Sustainability-initiative_65619.html
November 20, 2014
Johnson Matthey reported a profit of £172.8 million ($216.6 million) for the company's fiscal first half ended 30 September 2014, a decrease of 0.5% compared with the same period...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Johnson-Mattheys-first-half-profits-stable_65569.html
November 20, 2014
Ratcliffe: UK shale reserves are similar to US Ineos today pledged to invest $1 billion in UK shale gas exploration and appraisal if it wins all the shale gas licenses it has applied...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-pledges-to-become-the-biggest-UK-shale-player-with-a-$1-billion-investment_65570.html
November 20, 2014
High energy costs and lower R&D spending have eroded the competitiveness of the European Union's chemical industry in export markets during the last two decades, Cefic says. A...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Cefic-study-Costly-energy-lower-R-and-D-spending-have-eroded-EU-chemical-sectors-competitiveness_65566.html
November 20, 2014
Biological technician Frederic Bach conducts greenhouse-based diagnostics tests at Bayer CropScience’s Weed Resistance Competence Center at Frankfurt, Germany. Bayer CropScience...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Bayer-CropScience-opens-weed-resistance-competence-center-at-Frankfurt_65564.html
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