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May 13, 2014
Chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says that the German chemical industry achieved high sales in first-quarter 2014 on the back of strong domestic demand. The strong...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Germanys-chemical-sales-$64-billion-in-first-quarter-up-5-percent_61029.html
May 13, 2014
Europe’s chemical industry is slowly coming out of recession, with Germany taking a slight lead, IHS Chemical said at an industry forum taking place at  Berlin this week...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/IHS-Chemical-Europes-industry-slowing-out-of-recession-faces-increased-competition-feedstock-disadvantages_61027.html
May 13, 2014
BASF has proposed a plan to consolidate manufacturing operations at its Cinderford, UK, precious metals recycling plant, losing about 50 jobs, the company announced today. BASF will...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-to-close-metals-recycling-unit-in-the-UK-focus-on-autocatalyst-recycling-market_61026.html
May 13, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals reports a net loss of ¥25.1 billion ($245 million) for the fiscal year, ended 31 March, compared with a net loss of ¥8.1 billion in the previous fiscal year...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mitsui-Chemicals-loss-widens_61023.html
May 13, 2014
Orica (Melbourne) reports a 7.7% fall in net profits for its fiscal first half, ended 31 March, compared with the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year, to A$242.1 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Orica-reports-fall-in-profits_61020.html
May 13, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, the parent of Mitsubishi Chemical, says its net profits increased by 73.4% in the full fiscal year, ended 31 March, compared with the previous fiscal...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mitsubishi-Chemical-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_60982.html
May 12, 2014
Merck KGaA and BASF say they have acquired a majority stake in InnovationLab (Heidelberg, Germany), thus increasing their involvement in the scientific work of the research and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Merck-KGaA-and-BASF-acquire-majority-stake-in-organic-electronics-research-unit-InnovationLab_61018.html
May 12, 2014
Norbert Dentressangle, a transport, logistics and freight forwarding company, has won a new five-year contract with Sabic UK Petrochemicals to provide a maintenance, repair and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Norbert-Dentressangle-wins-warehousing-contract-from-Sabic-UK_61017.html
May 12, 2014
Bayer CropScience and Kaiima Bio-Agritech (Moshav Sharona, Israel) have announced a collaboration to develop advanced hybrid rice varieties. The multi-year project combines Bayer's and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Bayer-CropScience-and-Israeli-firm-partner-to-improve-rice-productivity_61016.html
May 12, 2014
Geo Specialty Chemicals (Ambler, PA) says it has begun construction of a new production facility at its Hythe site in the United Kingdom designed to serve the fast growing contact lens...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Geo-begins-construction-of-new-facility-at-Hythe-UK_61011.html
May 12, 2014
The National Petrochemical Co. (NPC; Tehran) says the West Ethylene Pipeline, connecting two ethane crackers at Assaluyeh in the south of Iran with several downstream plants, will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Iran-to-inaugurate-ethylene-pipeline_60981.html
May 12, 2014
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) reports a 12.6% fall in profits for the first quarter of 2014 compared with the first quarter of 2013, to 444 million baht ($13.6 million). First-quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Indorama-reports-fall-in-first-quarter-profits_60994.html
May 12, 2014
Ube Industries reports a 53.6% rise in net profits for its fiscal year ended 31 March compared with the previous fiscal year, to ¥12.6 billion ($123 million). Full-year sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ube-reports-rise-in-profits-and-sales_60988.html
May 12, 2014
Sumitomo Chemical reports a net profit of ¥37.0 billion ($363 million) for the fiscal year, ended 31 March, compared with a net loss of ¥51.07 billion in the previous fiscal...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sumitomo-Chemical-swings-to-profit-will-close-caprolactam-plant-in-Japan_60986.html
May 12, 2014
Toyo Engineering today gave more details on a petrochemical contract it is carrying out for a previously announced project for state group Turkmengas (Ashgabat) in Turkmenistan...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Toyo-Engineering-outlines-petchem-contract-in-Turkmenistan_60983.html
May 10, 2014
The board of directors of ENI (Rome) on Friday appointed Claudio Descalzi as CEO, replacing Paolo Scaroni. Scaroni was appointed head of the energy major by disgraced former prime...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ENI-appoints-Claudio-Descalzi-as-CEO_60980.html
May 10, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) plans to invest €100 million ($137.6 million) this year in biosimilars, a new business being developed by its Merck Serono unit. In addition, Merck...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Merck-KGaA-to-invest-in-biosimilars-eyes-pharma-acquisitions_60979.html
May 10, 2014
SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers and BMW Group said on Friday that they intend to invest $200 million to triple carbon fiber capacity at their Moses Lake, WA plant, to cope with high...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BMW-and-SGL-Group-to-triple-carbon-fiber-capacity-at-Moses-Lake-plant_60978.html
May 9, 2014
Agrium announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Koch Agronomic Services, LLC, an affiliate of Koch Fertilizer, LLC, to sell its Turf and Ornamental business...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Agrium-to-sell-turf-and-ornamental-business-to-Koch-Agronomic-Services_60967.html
May 9, 2014
Tosoh reports a 75.3% increase in net profits for its fiscal year ended 31 March 2014 compared with the previous fiscal year, to ¥29.6 billion ($291 million). Profits rose sharply...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Tosoh-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_60960.html
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