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May 11, 2015
The European Parliament’s environment committee approved draft plans this week under which EU member states would have to enforce emission limits on from medium-sized combustion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Europe-to-limit-emissions-from-medium-size-combustion-plants_70259.html
May 11, 2015
Plastics and specialty chemicals distributor Biesterfeld (Hamburg) reports a 10% increase in 2014 operating profit, to €32 million, on sales up 2%, to €1.08 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Distributor-Biesterfeld-reports-higher-earnings-sales_70300.html
May 11, 2015
The plastics industry has shown itself to be robust, despite a difficult market environment in 2014, says Josef Ertl, chair of industry trade association PlasticsEurope Germany...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Germanys-plastics-producers-positive-in-spite-of-roller-coaster_70298.html
May 8, 2015
Corbion (Gorinchem, Netherlands) has signed letters of intent for one third of the volume of a 75,000-m.t./year polylactic acid (PLA) polymerization plant. In order to further...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Corbion-signs-letters-of-intent-for-a-third-of-the-volume-of-planned-PLA-plant_70253.html
May 8, 2015
Sabic expects to know early next week when it will be able to restart production at its 195,000-m.t./year cyclohexane facility at Teeside, UK. The unit came off-line on 26 April with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sabic-confirms-force-majeure-on-cyclohexane-at-Wilton-UK_70257.html
May 8, 2015
Following its binding offer, Imerys (Paris) has entered into exclusive negotiations with Solvay to acquire its precipitated calcium carbonates (PCC) division, comprising four plants in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Imerys-to-acquire-Solvays-precipitated-calcium-carbonates-business_70251.html
May 8, 2015
Novozymes (Bagsværd, Denmark) will supply enzymes technology to St1 Biofuels' (Helsinki) planned biorefinery at Kajaani, Finland. With an annual capacity of 10 million liters...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Novozymes-to-supply-enzyme-technology-to-planned-biorefinery-in-Finland_70250.html
May 8, 2015
Syngenta (Basel) on Friday rejected an offer from Monsanto to buy the Swiss-based pesticides and seeds group for just over $45 billion. The company says that the unsolicited offer...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Syngenta-rejects-$45-billion-takeover-offer-from-Monsanto_70244.html
May 8, 2015
Sensient Technologies (Milwaukee) says that it has agreed to acquire the assets of Xennia Technology (Letchworth, UK), a manufacturer of specialty inks used in digital printing. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Sensient-acquires-UK-based-manufacturer-of-specialty-inks_70243.html
May 8, 2015
The European Union and the United States are negotiating a comprehensive free trade agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). One aspect of the agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Reform-of-investment-protection-within-TTIP-VCI-welcomes-commissions-proposals_70256.html
May 8, 2015
The no. 2 steam cracker of Total's Antwerp olefins subsidiary has restarted, the company has confirmed. The no. 2 Antwerp cracker had a leak on 25 April as a result of a mechanical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Total-confirms-restart-of-Antwerp-NC2-cracker_70181.html
May 7, 2015
Growth and competitiveness in Germany’s chemical industry depend closely on the potential represented by motivated and well-qualified employees, says chemical industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Germanys-chemical-industry-employers-association-calls-for-shortage-of-skilled-workers-to-be-addressed_70180.html
May 7, 2015
Companies operating in the chemical distribution industry range in size from multinationals that are publicly traded or private equity owned, to small and medium-size firms, many of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/hungary/FECC-2015-Scale-as-a-success-factor-in-chemical-distribution_70168.html
May 7, 2015
At the start of a consultation in Germany’s parliament and upper chamber on the question of fracking, the country’s chemical industry trade association VCI (Frankfurt) has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/VCI-calls-for-clear-guidelines-for-natural-gas-production-calls-for-use-of-fracking-technology_70165.html
May 7, 2015
Arkema is expanding its product offering with a biosourced nylon-6,10 range under the registered Rilsan S brand. The product also consists of up to 62% renewable carbon, contributing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkema-launches-new-biosourced-nylon-range_70161.html
May 7, 2015
Wacker Chemie said on Thursday that it has agreed with an undisclosed solar-sector customer to terminate their contractual and delivery relationships. The terms of the agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Wacker-and-solar-customer-terminate-polysilicon-contract-Wacker-to-receive-special-income_70159.html
May 7, 2015
Ineos today announced that it has completed the previously announced deal to acquire at least a 50% interest in seven IGas (London) shale gas licenses in northwestern England. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-completes-purchase-of-key-IGas-shale-gas-assets-in-UK_70156.html
May 7, 2015
BASF and Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland) today announced that Siegfried will acquire BASF’s custom synthesis business and parts of its active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Siegfried-to-buy-certain-pharma-ingredients-businesses-from-BASF-for-&euro270-million_70155.html
May 7, 2015
Lanxess on Thursday reported an 11.7% rise in first-quarter Ebitda pre-exceptionals to €229 million ($260.2 million), mainly because of lower raw material costs and currency...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lanxess-reports-lower-net-income-on-flat-sales-ups-full-year-Ebitda-forecast_70154.html
May 6, 2015
Solvay reports adjusted net income of €173 million ($196.4 million), up 44% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter of 2015. Recurring Ebitda (Rebitda) was €502 million, up...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Solvays-first-quarter-net-income-up-44-percent-YOY_70116.html
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