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July 10, 2014
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says that the name of Artenius TurkPET (Adana, Turkey), a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin producer that Indorama acquired in June, has been changed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Indorama-changes-name-of-acquired-PET-firm-in-Turkey_62387.html
July 10, 2014
BASF has commissioned a new pilot line to develop and intermittently produce polyurethane (PU) insulating panels at the company’s site at Lemförde, Germany. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/BASF-commissions-flat-laminating-production-line-for-PU-insulating-panels-in-Germany_62386.html
July 10, 2014
Hansa Group (Duisburg, Germany) an integrated European supplier of care chemicals for detergents, cleaning agents, and body-care products, said on Wednesday that it had filed for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Care-chemicals-and-detergents-player-Hansa-Group-files-for-insolvency_62385.html
July 10, 2014
BASF and the Cluster of Excellence Unifying Concepts in Catalysis (UniCat) have opened the BasCat Laboratory building on the south campus of Technical University (TU) Berlin, BASF...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-opens-catalyst-research-lab-in-Germany_62363.html
July 9, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has opened a 45-day public consultation on harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposals for the pesticides...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-three-pesticides_62369.html
July 9, 2014
DSM says it will raise the price of its Akulon and Novamid polyamide 6 (nylon-6) polymers by €120/m.t. in Europe and 10 cts/lb in North America and South America, effective 1 August. The company cites increasing raw material costs....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/DSM-increases-nylon-6-prices-in-Europe-Americas_62372.html
July 9, 2014
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL) and AkzoNobel announced today that they have signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the long-term production and marketing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Israel-Chemicals-and-AkzoNobel-link-in-salt-and-white-potash-joint-venture_62368.html
July 9, 2014
Salix Pharmaceuticals (Raleigh, NC) and Cosmo Pharmaceuticals (Lainate, Italy) have announced a definitive merger agreement under which Salix, a pharma company specializing in drugs...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Salix-Pharmaceuticals-and-Cosmo-Tech-to-merge_62362.html
July 9, 2014
Aalberts Industries (Langbroek, Netherlands) says it has reached an agreement with the major shareholders of Impreglon (Lüneburg, Germany) and has decided to make a public offer...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Aalberts-offers-to-buy-Impreglon-to-strengthen-surface-treatment-position_62358.html
July 9, 2014
The European technology platform for sustainable chemistry (SusChem),a joint program between Cefic and several other European chemistry organizations, says it welcomes the launch today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Europe-launches-biobased-industries-joint-technology-initiative_62364.html
July 8, 2014
Cytec and Dralon (Cologne) say they are exploring collaborating to develop and market large tow industrial-grade carbon fiber for industrial applications. The collaboration would...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Cytec-and-Dralon-announce-industrial-grade-carbon-fiber-collaboration_62347.html
July 8, 2014
Air Liquide has acquired Seprodom, a home health-care firm specialized in the monitoring of patients with chronic diseases in the French overseas territories of Reunion, Mayotte...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Air-Liquide-acquires-home-health-care-provider_62348.html
July 8, 2014
The European Commission announced today that it has awarded €1.00 billion ($1.36 billion) to fund climate change projects. The money is being used to support 19 projects, to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Commission-funds-clean-energy-projects-with-revenues-from-polluters_62345.html
July 8, 2014
Sirius Minerals (London), which is developing a project in the United Kingdom to mine polyhalite, says it plans to submit a new planning application for its potash mine to the North...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sirius-Minerals-to-submit-new-planning-application-for-UK-potash-mine_62341.html
July 8, 2014
AkzoNobel and Kemira today announced that Kemira has preliminarily agreed to acquire AkzoNobel's global paper chemicals business for €153 million ($208 million). AkzoNobel's paper...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Kemira-to-acquire-AkzoNobels-paper-chemicals-business-for-&euro153-million_62339.html
July 8, 2014
Russia exported more chemicals and fertilizers in the first five months of this year, according to statistics just released. Exports of potash in January–May rose 56.4% to 4.13...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Russias-chemical-fertilizer-exports-grow-in-first-five-months_62337.html
July 7, 2014
A €50/m.t. ($68) increase in Europe's feedstock ethylene July contract price has set the tone for a targeted polyvinyl chloride (PVC) contract price increase, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Europes-July-ethylene-contract-price-rises-sets-tone-for-PVC-hikes_62268.html
July 7, 2014
Cepsa (Madrid) and the Singapore-listed Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) plan to combine forces to market and distribute edible oils and related products, including fatty acids and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Cepsa-and-Golden-Agri-Resources-plan-joint-venture-in-palm-oil-derivatives_62261.html
July 4, 2014
Active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) manufacturer Medichem (Barcelona, Spain) says it has opened a new high potency API (HPAPI) plant in the company's manufacturing site at Hal Far...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Medichem-opens-HPAPI-plant-in-Malta_62259.html
July 4, 2014
Omya and Arkema today announced an agreement under which Omya will market Arkema's plastic additives range for various polymer markets, including impact modifier and processing aid...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkema-and-Omya-enter-plastic-additives-distribution-agreement-in-Europe_62257.html
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