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April 16, 2009Stavros Dimas, the European commissioner for the environment, has called on the U.S. to take a leadership role in ongoing international climate change discussions and has invited the...
September 26, 2008The Czech parliament has voted by a large majority to adopt legislation implementing the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach)...
August 18, 2008Klaus: No need for tougher rules. Czech President Václav Klaus has vetoed the European Union’s (EU) Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach)...
August 18, 2008UniPetrol (Litvinov, Czech Republic) says it will shut down its Litvinov ethylene cracker for approximately 21 days in October for repair. Turbine damage has prevented the unit from...
August 11, 2008Unipetrol (Prague), a subsidiary of PKN Orlen (Warsaw) says it is planning a 21-day shut down at its Litvinov, Czech Republic olefins complex at the beginning of October...
February 4, 2008Unipetrol (Prague) says it plans to build two plants at its Litvínov, Czech Republic petrochemical complex that will improve utilization rates at the site’s ethylene...
December 3, 2007Dwory (Oswiecim, Poland) says it has changed its name to Synthos following the recent acquisition of Kaucuk (Kralupy, Czech Republic) (CW, Aug. 2, 2006, p. 15). Kaucuk makes butadiene...
September 21, 2007Logistics firm BDP International (Philadelphia) says it has taken an unspecified stake in logistics firm Wakestone S.R.O. (Prague, Czech Republic), which serves the automotive, retail...
August 27, 2007Unipetrol (Prague) says it has completed the previously announced merger of its Unipetrol Rafinérie refining and Chemopetrol petrochemical subsidiaries to form a limited...
July 27, 2007Firma Chemiczna Dwory (Oświęcim, Poland) has completed the acquisition of Kaučuk (Kralupy, Czech Republic) from Unipetrol (Prague) for CzK5.4 billion ($248 million). Unipetrol put...
July 27, 2007The European Commission has substantially cut national carbon dioxide (CO2) emission limits proposed by Poland and the Czech Republic for the next phase of the European Union’s...
July 26, 2007Wacker-Chemie says it will expand capacity for its Silmix silicone rubber compounds. The expansion involves building a finishing plant at Plzeň, Czech Republic. The company says the...
July 26, 2007Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.’s (Mumbai) subsidiary Glenmark Holdings (GHSA; La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland) says it has acquired more than a 90% stake in Czech pharmaceutical...
July 25, 2007Univar says it has acquired the enzymes distribution business of Ekozym (Vizovice, Czech Republic). Terms were not disclosed. Ekozym’s enzymes business distributes products...
July 23, 2007Unipetrol (Prague) says it plans to merge its Chemopetrol petrochemicals arm with the group’s Unipetrol Rafinérie refining unit in the third quarter, to create a new...
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