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April 10, 2015
Stolt-Nielsen reports first-quarter net profit of $38.8 million, up from $18.6 million in the corresponding period of 2014. Operating profit jumped year-on-year to $71.5 million from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lower-fuel-costs-buoy-Stolt-Nielsens-profits_69339.html
April 10, 2015
Messer (Bad Soden, Germany), the largest privately owned industrial gases company, said today that it is spending about €15 million ($15.9 million) to build an air separation...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/Messer-to-build-air-separation-plant-in-Slovenia_69334.html
April 10, 2015
The EuroChem Group (Zug, Switzerland), one of the largest global fertilizer players; Maire Tecnimont; and SACE today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/EuroChem-signs-MOU-to-build-five-ammonia-urea-complexes-in-three-countries_69332.html
April 10, 2015
Sibur (Moscow) is adding new polypropylene (PP) grades to its product mix, the company said today. Its Tomsk, Russia, facility has developed and launched PP H263 FF, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Sibur-begins-producing-new-PP-grades_69329.html
April 10, 2015
Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) says that it will invest €50 million ($53.5 million) at the Loos, France, site of its Produits Chimiques de Loos (PC Loos) business. The investment...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Tessenderlo-to-build-membrane-electrolysis-unit-in-France_69328.html
April 10, 2015
Yara International (Oslo) says that it has appointed Terje Knutsen as head of the downstream business segment, which manages the company's global sales, marketing, and distribution of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Yara-appoints-new-head-of-downstream-business_69320.html
April 9, 2015
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) and Squalan Natural Health (Amsterdam), a privately held, personal-care product company, have entered into agreements for producing and marketing personal-care...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Amyris-invests-in-Netherlands-based-personal-care-company-signs-EU-marketing-agreement_69305.html
April 9, 2015
The Global Fluorocarbon Producers Forum (GFPF), an industry body, has launched an informational Web site to better communicate its objectives to key stakeholders around the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Global-Fluorocarbon-Producers-Forum-launches-informational-Web-site_69308.html
April 9, 2015
Roquette (Lestrem, France), a major producer of starch, has announced today that its new unit for producing isosorbide at Lestrem is fully operational. The unit has a capacity of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Roquette-commissions-isosorbide-production-unit-in-France_69301.html
April 9, 2015
Victrex, the leading producer of polyetheretherketone (PEEK), today announced that in it performed well in the first half, ended 31 March. Its revenue then, £130.3 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Victrex-reports-higher-revenues-PEEK-sales-volumes_69298.html
April 9, 2015
IMCD (Rotterdam), a distributor of specialty chemicals, and DuPont have extended their enzyme solutions partnership in the home-care and industrial and institutional (I&I) markets...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/IMCD-and-DuPont-extend-enzyme-partnership-across-Africa-and-Europe_69297.html
April 9, 2015
Mylan has made a proposal to acquire Perrigo (Dublin) for $28.9 billion. Under the terms of the nonbinding proposal, Perrigo shareholders would receive $205 in a combination of cash...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Mylan-offers-to-acquire-Perrigo-for-$28-9-billion_69296.html
April 8, 2015
Boosted by ongoing demand in the United States and firming crude oil prices, the European benzene-over-naphtha spread has moved into the $200s/m.t., up at least $100/m.t. on the month...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Europes-benzene-naphtha-spread-back-above-$200-as-US-Gulf-Coast-arb-opens-up_69278.html
April 8, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell said today that it has agreed to buy BG Group (Reading, UK), a leading energy company, for £47 billion ($69.9 billion). In a joint statement, the companies say...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Shell-to-buy-BG-Group-for-$70-billion_69273.html
April 7, 2015
Oil and gas company MOL (Budapest) says that it has become 100% owner of olefins and derivatives producer TVK (Tiszaújváros, Hungary). MOL increased its stake in TVK...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/hungary/Hungarys-MOL-becomes-sole-owner-of-TVK_69262.html
April 7, 2015
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the world’s largest potash producers, today announced its production results for January–March. The company produced 2.70 million m.t...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Uralkali-reports-fall-in-first-quarter-output-may-review-this-years-targets_69264.html
April 7, 2015
Royal Holdings (South Bend, IN) says that, through its Kommerling UK subsidiary, it has acquired Chemical Innovations Ltd. (CIL; Preston, UK) from Vita Group Unlimited (Manchester...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Royal-Holdings-acquires-UK-based-adhesives-firm_69252.html
April 7, 2015
Saint-Gobain (Courbevoie, France) and the Burkard family have decided to amend their agreement related to the sale of the controlling stake of Schenker-Winkler Holding (SWH)—the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Saint-Gobain-extends-agreement-with-Burkard-family-over-Sika-acquisition_69267.html
April 7, 2015
American Vanguard (Amvac) said on Monday that through its Netherlands subsidiary it is acquiring Adama Agricultural Solutions’ European Nemacur insecticide/nematicide business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/American-Vanguard-acquires-Adamas-European-Nemacur-pesticide-assets_69251.html
April 7, 2015
Highfield Resources (Pamplona, Spain) has completed a definitive feasibility study for the company's previously announced Muga potash project in nothern Spain. The study shows that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Highfield-prepares-to-start-construction-on-potash-mine-in-Spain-following-feasibility-study_69266.html
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