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January 19, 2016
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodridge, IL) has completed scaling up a second-generation biorefinery technology of the company’s olefin metathesis technology, using ethylene and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/hungary/Elevance-completes-scaling-up-second-generation-biorefinery-technology-using-ethylene-natural-oil-feedstock_76529.html
January 19, 2016
Catalysts and technology supplier Haldor Topsoe said on Tuesday that it is restructuring its top management to reflect market conditions. The company says that in receding markets and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Haldor-Topsoe-restructures-management-to-reflect-market-conditions_76528.html
January 19, 2016
Nippon Paint Holdings (Tokyo) said on Tuesday that its Nippon Paint (Europe) subsidiary has acquired the 49% it did not already own in original equipment manufacturer (OEM) coatings...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Nippon-Paint-Holdings-gains-full-ownership-of-OEM-coatings-maker-Bollig-and-Kemper_76526.html
January 19, 2016
China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina; Beijing) says that its petrochemical subsidiary has acquired a 12% stake in Mercuria Energy Trading (Geneva), one of the largest independent...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ChemChina-acquires-12-percent-stake-in-Mercuria-Energy-Trading_76518.html
January 18, 2016
Trading and distribution company Helm (Hamburg) has entered into an exclusive marketing agreement with Raffinerie Heide (Hemmingstedt, Germany) under which Helm will market Raffinerie...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Helm-to-market-Raffinerie-Heides-entire-propylene-production_76505.html
January 18, 2016
Wacker has expanded production capacity for functional silicone fluids at the company's Burghausen, Germany, site, the company announced Monday. Investments in the expansion amount to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Wacker-completes-functional-silicone-fluid-capacity-expansion-at-German-site_76504.html
January 18, 2016
Styrolution has changed its name to Ineos Styrolution, the company announced on Monday. “We want to show which company we belong to and preserve our own identity at the same...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Styrolution-changes-name-to-Ineos-Styrolution_76501.html
January 18, 2016
A group of Syngenta shareholders says it opposes a sale of the company to China's state-owned ChemChina and calls for the ousting of Syngenta's leadership, according to Reuters. In a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Reports-Syngenta-shareholder-group-opposes-sale-to-ChemChina_76502.html
January 15, 2016
AkzoNobel and Evonik Industries have broken ground on a previously announced joint venture project to make chlorine and caustic potash (KOH) at AkzoNobel's Ibbenbüren, Germany...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/AkzoNobel-Evonik-break-ground-on-chlorine-KOH-project-in-Germany_76476.html
January 15, 2016
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether Halliburton's proposed acquisition of Baker Hughes would impede competition in the European Union...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Europe-launches-in-depth-investigation-into-Halliburtons-acquisition-of-Baker-Hughes_76478.html
January 15, 2016
Rosneft and BP on Friday announced that they have signed an agreement to dissolve the existing refining Ruhr Oel joint venture as they move toward completing the previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Rosneft-and-BP-agree-to-dissolve-Ruhr-Oel-joint-venture_76472.html
January 15, 2016
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the largest potash producers, has announced lower production during fourth-quarter and full-year 2015. The company produced 2.8 million m.t. of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Uralkali-reports-lower-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-production-of-potash_76470.html
January 15, 2016
Kemira announced on Friday that it has initiated a preengineering study for additional bleaching chemicals capacity, which may include expanding hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and chlorates...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Kemira-studying-expanding-bleaching-chemicals-in-Nordic-region_76469.html
January 14, 2016
As part of an industry-wide commitment to help European chemical companies to improve their energy efficiency and competitiveness Cefic has announced a project to support smaller...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Cefic-announces-support-to-improve-chemical-industry-energy-efficiency_76397.html
January 14, 2016
Lonza said on Wednesday that it is expanding mammalian production capacity at its Slough, UK facility. Based on increased demand for biopharmaceutical development and clinical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lonza-expands-biopharmaceuticals-capacity-in-the-UK_76394.html
January 14, 2016
KBR said on Wednesday that it has acquired Weatherly Inc., Plinke GmbH, and Chematur Ecoplanning from Chematur Technologies, owned by Connell Chemical. The transaction price is $24.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/finland/KBR-acquires-Chematur-Engineering-subsidiaries-strengthens-fertilizer-portfolio_76371.html
January 12, 2016
The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA; Brussels) has named Caroline Ciuciu as its next CEO, effective 1 January 2017. Ciuciu will succeed Cathy Demeestere, who is due to retire...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EPCA-names-its-next-CEO_76366.html
January 12, 2016
The European Commission says selective tax advantages granted by Belgium under the country's excess profit tax scheme are illegal under state aid rules in the European Union. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-commission-tells-Belgium-to-recover-&euro700-million-in-unpaid-taxes-from-multinationals-including-BP-BASF_76355.html
January 12, 2016
Solvay has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Bang & Bonsomer (Helsinki). The agreement, effective 1 January, is for Solvay's process material products and covers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Solvay-signs-composites-distribution-agreement-for-Baltic-states-Finland-with-Bang-and-Bonsomer_76352.html
January 12, 2016
BP says that it will cut 4,000 more jobs in its worldwide exploration and production business during the next two years. The planned job losses represent about 5% of BP's total...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BP-to-cut-4000-upstream-jobs_76349.html
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