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October 10, 2014
The huge buildup of shale-based petrochemical capacity in the United States later this decade will trigger substantial exports of cost-advantaged ethylene derivatives to Europe and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EPCA-2014-How-Europes-petchem-industry-can-stay-competitive_64287.html
October 10, 2014
The 48th European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) annual meeting, taking place in Vienna, has attracted a record number of delegates. EPCA president and Ineos group director Tom...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EPCA-breaks-attendance-record-Europe-at-a-crossroads_64283.html
October 10, 2014
Versalis (Milan) has confirmed plans to enhance the feedstock flexibility of the company's Dunkirk, France, steam cracker to enable the plant to consume low-cost ethane imported from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EPCA-2014-Versalis-confirms-conversion-of-Dunkirk-cracker-to-consume-US-ethane_64280.html
October 10, 2014
Bashkhirian Soda (BashKhim; Sterlitamak, Russia) plans to more than double polyvinyl chloride (PVC) capacity at its Sterlitamak manufacturing complex, according to director general...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Russian-firm-BashKhim-plans-to-more-than-double-PVC-capacity_64447.html
October 10, 2014
German chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) has criticized the call for a day of action in protest against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), currently...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/VCI-calls-for-opponents-to-free-trade-agreements-to-play-a-constructive-role_64458.html
October 10, 2014
Matrìca, the 50-50 joint venture between Versalis and Novamont, today hosted the International Open Day at Porto Torres, Italy, which provided a chance for the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Matrica-green-chemistry-venture-holds-open-day-new-units-to-be-added-soon_64440.html
October 10, 2014
The European Commission said on Thursday that it, along with its counterparts from the relevant national competition authorities, carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-officials-in-dawn-raid-on-ethanol-groups_64436.html
October 10, 2014
The use of fluorinated gases (F-gases) in the European Union has fallen for the third consecutive year, according to a report, Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2013, published by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Fluorinated-gas-usage-in-the-European-Union-declines-for-third-consecutive-year-EEA-report_64451.html
October 10, 2014
Acron (Velikiy Novgorod), a leading Russian producer of fertilizers,has clarified reports about its discussions with India. Acron's chairman, Alexandr Popov told the Russian news...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/India-eyeing-stake-in-Acrons-potash-project-Update_64365.html
October 9, 2014
Several active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturers tell CW during the CPhI trade fair in Paris this week, that in addition to their plans to grow organically, they are also...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/CPhI-API-manufacturers-take-acquisition-route-to-gain-capabilities-and-capacity_64433.html
October 9, 2014
Europe's styrene monomer market is facing supply constraints and a potential price spike. Europe's spot styrene prices have risen sharply since an 2 October close of $1,515-1,530/m.t...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Supply-constraints-tightening-styrene-but-demand-remains-weak_64378.html
October 9, 2014
Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland), a producer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), pharma intermediates, and finished drugs, tells CW that it is looking to acquire a sterile...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/CPhI-Siegfried-looking-to-acquire-sterile-filling-facility-in-Europe_64383.html
October 9, 2014
ExxonMobil's aromatics complex at Botlek, Netherlands will undergo a six-week planned turnaround starting this week, according to market sources. ExxonMobil had not replied to IHS...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sources-ExxonMobil-aromatics-plant-at-Botlek-to-undergo-six-week-planned-turnaround_64379.html
October 9, 2014
Kemira (Helsinki) today inaugurated its biggest water treatment chemicals manufacturing plant at Dormagen, Germany. The facility produces aluminum salts, using recycled...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Kemira-inaugurates-its-biggest-water-chemicals-production-plant_64359.html
October 9, 2014
Solvay today confirmed its outlook for this year and restated its financial information to reflect the upcoming sale of the Eco Services business. Solvay expects high single-digit...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Solvay-confirms-2014-outlook-restates-financial-information_64358.html
October 8, 2014
The board of SGL Group (Wiesbaden, Germany) today announced restructuring plans, including closing unprofitable units. Distinct key performance indicators will define the future...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/SGL-announces-restructuring-capital-increase-closure-of-unprofitable-units_64095.html
October 8, 2014
AkzoNobel announced today that its shareholders held an extraordinary general meeting in Amsterdam today and appointed its new CFO, Maëlys Castella, as member of the board of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/AkzoNobel-appoints-new-board-member_64334.html
October 8, 2014
A steam leak this morning at Shell's Moerdijk, Netherlands facility has impacted operations at the site. The leak has since been resolved, the company says. "However, the effects...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Leak-at-Shell-Moerdijk-impacts-operations-styrene-prices-inch-upward_64240.html
October 8, 2014
Hexpol (Malmö, Sweden), a leading polymers group with strong global positions in advanced rubber compounds, has signed an agreement to acquire the Vigar rubber compounding...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Hexpol-buys-rubber-compounding-business_64332.html
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