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August 5, 2015
MOL (Budapest) says its petrochemical business's clean current cost of supplies-based Ebitda increased more than fivefold in the second quarter, to 46.1 billion forints ($161.8...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/hungary/Hungarys-MOL-reports-big-hike-in-petchem-earnings_72760.html
August 5, 2015
Specialty chemicals company Altana (Wesel, Germany) says it has successfully adjusted and extended a syndicated line of credit for €250 million ($271.7 million). The credit...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Altana-extends-$274-million-credit-facility_72755.html
August 5, 2015
Swan Chemical, a wholly owned subsidiary of specialty chemicals firm Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) says it has acquired Production Systems Inc. (PSI; Akron, OH), a distributor of a range...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Swan-Chemical-acquires-Production-Systems-Inc-_72758.html
August 4, 2015
Sun Chemical (Parsippany, NJ), a wholly owned subsidiary of DIC (Tokyo), has announced that it has acquired Kingfisher Colours (Reading, UK), a privately owned cosmetics color...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sun-Chemical-acquires-UK-cosmetics-color-firm_72723.html
August 4, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) has reported that sales fell 7% year-on-year in second-quarter 2015, to €179.5 million ($196.9 million), compared with €192.9...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Tikkurila-sales-fall-in-second-quarter-and-first-half-but-profitability-improves_72721.html
August 4, 2015
DSM reports €110 million ($120.6 million) in net profit from continuing operations before exceptional items during the second quarter compared with €108 million one year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/DSM-net-profit-and-revenue-up-maintains-guidance_72720.html
August 4, 2015
African Potash (London), the AIM-listed exploration company focused on sub-Saharan potash assets, has entered into a trading agreement with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/African-Potash-signs-landmark-trading-agreement-with-Comesa_72719.html
August 4, 2015
Evonik Industries has posted sales of €3.52 billion ($3.86 billion) in the second quarter, up 8% year-on-year (YOY). Adjusted net income leaped by 70% YOY, to €307 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Evonik-sales-increase-Ebitda-rockets-raises-full-year-outlook-again_72717.html
August 4, 2015
Bio-on (Bologna, Italy) and Cristal Union (Paris) will build in France the world's first  bioplastic production facility using poly-hydroxy-alkanoates (PHA) from sugar beet...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/French-Italian-partnership-builds-worlds-first-bioplastic-facility-using-PHA-derived-from-sugar-beet-coproducts_72727.html
August 4, 2015
Star Refrigeration (Glasgow, UK) has upgraded a 35-year-old refrigeration plant at Sabic’s Wilton, UK, butadiene unit. The project brought Sabic's Wilton petrochemical complex...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Refrigeration-unit-upgrade-completed-at-Sabic-butadiene-plant-in-UK_72735.html
August 4, 2015
Europe's styrene barge contract price for August has settled at €1,300/m.t., a decrease of €25 from the July price of €1,325/m.t., pulled lower by the twin-bear factors...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/August-styrene-barge-contract-falls-in-Europe-on-lower-feeds-spot-pressure_72734.html
August 4, 2015
Byotrol (Manchester, UK) and Solvay have signed an agreement jointly to develop and commercialize longlasting biocidal products. Solvay, as part of the agreement, will make a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Solvay-enters-development-commercialization-agreement-with-UK-firm-for-biocidal-products_72725.html
August 3, 2015
BASF, the third-largest agricultural chemicals player, behind Syngenta and Bayer, is eyeing possibly acquiring Syngenta, according to Reuters, citing people familiar with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Will-BASF-be-Syngentas-white-knight_72700.html
August 3, 2015
Toluene contracts for August have settled in Europe at $745/m.t. fob Rotterdam, $35–40 lower than the July settlement. Discussions for this month appeared to be fairly...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Europe-toluene-August-contract-settles-lower_72698.html
August 3, 2015
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) and Nano-C (Westwood, MA), a privately held company, have announced joint development of new fullerene derivatives for the emerging field of organic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Merck-and-Nano-C-join-forces-to-develop-fullerene-derivatives-for-organic-photovoltaics_72690.html
August 3, 2015
AFC Energy (Cranleigh, UK) has commissioned and begun operating its first fuel-cell system at Stade, Germany, based on the company's KORE technology. The system will be the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/UK-firm-commissions-alkaline-fuel-cell-facility-in-Germany_72688.html
August 3, 2015
Wacker Chemie on Monday reported a 10% rise in second-quarter sales to €1.37 billion ($1.50 billion). The chemical divisions and silicon wafers subsidiary Siltronic achieved...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Volumes-and-exchange-rates-lift-Wacker-Chemies-second-quarter-sales-and-earnings_72680.html
August 2, 2015
CF Industries has completed the acquisition of the shares it did not already own in GrowHow UK from Yara International for $580 million in cash. GrowHow owns and operates nitrogen...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/CF-Industries-completes-acquisition-of-GrowHow-UK-from-Yara_72676.html
July 31, 2015
Casale (Lugano, Switzerland) has been awarded fertilizer contracts in India and Russia. Under the terms of its contract with Zuari Agro Chemicals (India), Casale will provide basic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Casale-awarded-fertilizer-plant-contracts-in-India-and-Russia_72645.html
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