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February 20, 2015
Petkim (Aliaga, Turkey) is restarting its newly expanded purified terephthalic acid (PTA) unit at Aliaga. The project to increase PTA capacity at the site from 70,000 m.t./year to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/hungary/Petkim-restarts-expanded-PTA-plant_67979.html
February 20, 2015
Health-care major Sanofi (Paris) says that its board has unanimously appointed Olivier Brandicourt—currently head of Bayer HealthCare—as the new CEO of  Olivier...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Sanofi-names-head-of-Bayer-HealthCare-as-new-CEO-Bayer-announces-successor_67964.html
February 20, 2015
ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions has won a follow-up order from the Hungarian fertilizer manufacturer Nitrogénmüvek Zrt. to expand production capacity. ThyssenKrupp...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/hungary/ThyssenKrupp-Industrial-Solutions-to-build-nitric-acid-plant-in-Hungary_67978.html
February 20, 2015
Biological chemistry firm METabolic EXplorer (Metex; Clermont-Ferrand, France) has announced sales of €875,000 ($997,000) in fourth-quarter 2014, compared €375,000 in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/METabolic-EXplorer-announces-sales-of-$997000-in-fourth-quarter-2014_67968.html
February 20, 2015
Oiltanking (Hamburg) says that it has agreed to divest stakes of 45% in two of the company's tank storage terminals in northwest Europe, to 3i Infrastructure. The terminals are at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Oiltanking-sells-minority-stakes-in-two-European-terminals-to-investment-firm_67971.html
February 19, 2015
Chemical distributor Overlack (Mönchengladbach, Germany) says that it has obtained a tranche of mezzanine financing for its future growth plans from Hannover Finanz Group...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Distributor-Overlack-secures-financing-for-expansion-plans_67922.html
February 19, 2015
Industrial labor costs are a decisive factor in the global marketplace. The hourly labor cost in the west German chemical industry in 2013 was €53.16 ($60.50), so that it...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Employers-association-bemoans-high-labor-costs-in-Germanys-chemical-industry_67902.html
February 19, 2015
Biosuccinic acid (BSA) has won Biofuels Digest’s “Chemical of the Year” award, with BSA producers BioAmber (Minneapolis) and Reverdia (Delft, Netherlands) being...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Biosuccinic-acid-"Chemical-of-the-year"_67893.html
February 19, 2015
OMV (Vienna) says that operating profit at its petrochemicals business slipped in the fourth quarter of 2014 to €21 million, from €25 million in the corresponding quarter of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/OMVs-petchem-profit-slips_67888.html
February 19, 2015
Fertilizer major PhosAgro (Moscow) has announced the commissioning of a new phosphate-potash fertilizer production line with a capacity of 100,000 m.t./year of PKS fertilizers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/PhosAgro-commissions-PKS-fertilizer-plant-in-Russia_67882.html
February 19, 2015
The winners of a £20-million ($31 million) competition to bring innovative biotechnology projects to market have been announced this week. A total of 23 projects, ranging from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Winners-of-$31-million-UK-industrial-biotechnology-competition-announced_67886.html
February 18, 2015
CropEnergies (Mannheim, Germany) has temporarily paused production at its Ensus (Wilton, UK) bioethanol subsidiary. The production facility was taken offline a few days ago for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/CropEnergies-pauses-bioethanol-production-at-UK-site-citing-low-prices-euro-weakness_67857.html
February 18, 2015
BP said today it has starting training additional replacement workers to supplement the current workforce that has been filling in for striking United Steelworkers (USW) employees. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BP-training-replacement-workers-during-USW-strike_67880.html
February 18, 2015
ENI (Rome) has announced that its chemicals subsidiary Versalis narrowed its net loss to €58.0 million ($66.1 million) in the fourth quarter of 2014 from €116 million in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Versalis-cuts-its-losses-on-higher-margins-restructuring_67860.html
February 18, 2015
Clariant today reported fourth-quarter sales of 1.59 billion Swiss francs ($1.69 billion), rising 2.0% in local currencies. The increase was driven by higher prices. Despite some...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Clariant-reports-mixed-results-does-not-expect-to-achieve-midterm-Ebitda-margin-target-in-2015_67854.html
February 18, 2015
Lubrizol says that it has, since January, agreed with Velox (Hamburg, Germany), a distributor of specialty raw materials for the plastics, composites, rubber, paints, and coatings...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lubrizol-and-Velox-expand-TPU-distribution-deal_67850.html
February 18, 2015
The use of renewable energy resources is successfully driving down carbon emissions in Europe, according to a report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA; Copenhagen). EU...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EEA-report-Increasing-use-of-renewable-energy-results-in-falling-carbon-emissions-in-Europe_67856.html
February 17, 2015
Jacob Stolt-Nielsen, founder of Stolt-Nielsen Ltd. (SNL), died on 15 February, aged 83. Stolt-Nielsen retired from the board of SNL in December 2014, 55 years after he founded the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Stolt-Nielsen-founder-dies_67848.html
February 17, 2015
Bio-on and Eridania Sadam, both headquartered at Bologna, Italy, have announced that they will work together on defining and optimizing the production of levulinic acid (4-oxopentanoic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Italian-companies-to-collaborate-in-green-production-of-levulinic-acid_67833.html
February 17, 2015
Sibur announced today that the first foundations have been laid on ZapSibNeftekhim, the company’s biggest investment project being built at Tobolsk, Russia. The ceremony was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Sibur-starts-work-on-its-largest-project-completion-may-take-longer-than-expected_67831.html
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