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November 14, 2014
Arkema today reported third-quarter sales of €1.478 billion ($1.840 billion), compared with €1.495 billion in the year-ago quarter, a decline of 1.1%, but “stable at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkema-reports-slight-decline-in-sales-Ebitda-down-13-percent-confirms-outlook_65434.html
November 13, 2014
Eastman Chemical has introduced its Eastalite-branded copolyester to Europe, as a sustainable alternative to high-impact polystyrene (HIPS) for opaque rigid medical packaging as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Eastman-introduces-novel-copolyester-to-Europe-as-alternative-to-HIPS_65362.html
November 13, 2014
Fragrances and flavors group Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) today reported its financial results for the first nine months of 2014, with a “considerably increase in sales and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Symrise-reports-considerable-increase-in-sales-and-earnings_65360.html
November 13, 2014
M&G Chemicals (Luxembourg), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mossi Ghisolfi Group (Tortona, Italy), has signed an agreement to issue $300 million in new equity to private equity...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Private-equity-firm-TPG-acquires-minority-stake-in-M-and-G-Chemicals-via-capital-increase_65363.html
November 13, 2014
EuroChem (Zug, Switzerland), one of the largest global fertilizer producers, today reported third-quarter net loss of $240 million compared with net profit of $93 million in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/EuroChem-reports-net-loss-on-sharp-depreciation-of-the-Russian-ruble-progresses-potash-projects_65365.html
November 13, 2014
BP has extended the force majeure on acetic acid production at the company's Hull-Saltend site in the United Kingdom, through December, the company says. BP will, however, raise its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BP-extends-acetic-acid-force-majeure-at-UK-site-through-year-end_65357.html
November 13, 2014
Specialty chemicals distributor IMCD (Rotterdam) posted a more than doubling in net profit before amortization and nonrecurring items for the first nine months of 2014, compared with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Distributor-IMCDs-net-profit-more-than-doubles_65356.html
November 13, 2014
Odfjell posted a net loss of $9 million for the third quarter, compared with a $9-million net profit in the corresponding period last year, on revenue of $267 million, up from $259...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Odfjell-swings-to-a-net-loss-on-reduced-spot-trading-lower-freight-rates_65352.html
November 13, 2014
Engineering & construction group AMEC (London) today announced the completion of the £5 billion ($7.9 billion) merger with Foster Wheeler, creating Amec Foster Wheeler...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/AMEC-and-Foster-Wheeler-combine-into-Amec-Foster-Wheeler_65355.html
November 13, 2014
Two new liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered sea vessels were launched on Teesside today. Operated by shipowner Anthony Veder, the new ships will carry liquefied ethylene gas from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/New-vessels-launched-to-ship-Sabics-ethylene-produced-in-the-UK_65311.html
November 13, 2014
Lenzing today reported that sales in third-quarter 2014 "stagnated" at €457.7 million ($570.4 million), compared with €457.1 million in the year-ago quarter, but...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lenzing-reports-stagnant-sales-in-third-quarter-but-Ebitda-increases-10-percent_65348.html
November 13, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation for methyl hydrazine under the harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) regulation. The CLH dossier...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-starts-public-consultation-on-methyl-hydrazine-under-CLH_65349.html
November 13, 2014
Potash producer K+S (Kassel, Germany) today reported a 1.1% increase in third-quarter revenues to €826.9 million ($1.03 billion) with Ebitda advancing 6.5% to €187.0 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/K+S-reports-improved-third-quarter-results-upgrades-forecast_65351.html
November 13, 2014
Solvay today reported third-quarter net income of €133.0 million ($165.7 million), up 12% year-on-year (YOY), on sales 7.9% higher at €2.59 billion. Recurring Ebitda...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Solvay-reports-higher-income-and-revenues-will-seek-alternative-options-to-sell-Indupa_65345.html
November 13, 2014
Merck KGaA today reported a 26.7% slide in third-quarter net income to €248.8 million ($310.1 million) on 9.3% higher sales of €2.9 billion. Ebitda was down 1.9% to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Merck-KGaA-reports-lower-net-income-higher-sales-raises-sales-guidance_65346.html
November 12, 2014
Health-care firm Consort Medical (Hemel Hempstead, UK) says that it today completed the previously announced acquisition of Aesica Pharmaceuticals (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK) from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Consort-Medical-completes-acquisition-of-Aesica_65312.html
November 12, 2014
The non-confidential information on the candidate list “substances in articles for consumer use” has been updated, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-updates-information-on-candidate-list-substances-in-articles-for-consumer-use_65318.html
November 12, 2014
AkzoNobel is working with Enerkem (Montreal) to explore the use of waste streams as a feedstock for producing chemical and to develop waste-to-chemicals facilities. AkzoNobel says it...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/AkzoNobel-and-Dutch-partners-work-with-Enerkem-to-explore-waste-to-chemicals-production_65309.html
November 12, 2014
Enterprise Products Partners and Oiltanking Partners have concluded the agreement that will merge the two companies, under a $6-billion deal announced on 1 October. Each share in Oiltanking will be exchanged for 1.3 shares in Enterprise, a 10.4% premium based on closing prices on 10 November, says Enterprise. Enterprise expects the merger to be completed in early 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Enterprise-Oiltanking-reach-merger-agreement_65320.html
November 12, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has announced a public consultation on applications for authorization of trichloroethylene (TCE) under the European Union’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-alternatives-to-trichloroethylene-under-Reach_65317.html
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