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July 30, 2015
FMC will establish a European regional headquarters and research facility at Horsholm, a suburb of Copenhagen, Denmark. The company's European Innovation Center (EIC) will be located...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/FMC-to-establish-European-regional-headquarters-in-Denmark_72562.html
July 30, 2015
Energy and chemicals major ENI (Rome) on Thursday said that Versalis (Milan), its chemicals business, is benefiting from the turnaround programs and business restructuring carried out...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Versalis-swings-to-profit-benefits-from-shutdowns-Porto-Marghera-restart_72544.html
July 30, 2015
Air Liquide reported €4.12 billion ($4.55 billion) in revenues for the second quarter, up 3.4% year-on-year (YOY) on a comparable basis, driven by higher sales across all...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Air-Liquides-quarter-two-revenue-up-driven-by-growth-in-emerging-markets_72556.html
July 30, 2015
Evonik Industries is globalizing its R&D activities for the global cosmetics industry, and at the same time using local R&D to strengthen its position in important growth...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Evonik-expands-global-R-and-D-for-cosmetics-personal-care_72560.html
July 30, 2015
Clariant says that its second-quarter net income dropped to 56 million Swiss francs in the second quarter from SF74 million in the corresponding period of last year. Ebitda before...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Strong-Swiss-franc-weighs-on-Clariants-second-quarter-results-earnings-soar-in-local-currencies_72555.html
July 30, 2015
Quaker Chemical (Conshohocken, PA) says that it has acquired Verkol (Bera, Spain), a leading specialty grease and lubricants manufacturer and marketer based in Northern Spain, for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/spain/Quaker-acquires-specialty-grease-and-lubricants-manufacturer-in-Spain_72557.html
July 30, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell says that it will cut 6,500 jobs this year, almost 7% of its total workforce, as part of additional cost-cutting plans designed to offset the impact of a prolonged...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Shell-to-cut-6500-jobs-group-wide-in-response-to-continued-low-oil-prices_72553.html
July 30, 2015
Kemira says that Kim Poulsen has been appointed president of the company’s paper segment and Asia/Pacific region and a member of the management board, effective 1 November...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/finland/Kemira-appoints-president-of-paper-business-and-AsiaPacific-region_72548.html
July 29, 2015
Solvay announces on Wednesday that it will stop producing sodium percarbonate at Rosignano, Italy, by the end of the first quarter of 2016. The company cites the lower use of powder...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Solvay-to-close-sodium-percarbonate-plant-in-Italy_72515.html
July 29, 2015
Adjusted net operating income of Total's refining and chemicals business increased threefold in the second quarter of 2015 compared with the corresponding period of last year, to $1.35...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Totals-refining-and-chemical-profits-leap-on-higher-margins_72512.html
July 29, 2015
Solvay reports consolidated net income of €164 million ($181.4 million) in the second quarter, swinging from a €331-million loss in the same period last year, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Solvay-swings-to-a-net-profit-sales-up-on-currency-effects_72508.html
July 29, 2015
Solvay’s Special Chem business unit has partnered with one of the world’s leading electronics producers, under which Solvay will build a high-volume, high-purity hydrogen...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Solvay-to-build-high-purity-H2O2-plant-in-Italy-to-serve-electronics-customer_72507.html
July 29, 2015
Europe's benzene price is under pressure in the runup to contract price discussions as a combination of a weaker US market and lower crude numbers have pulled spot prices lower this...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Europe-benzene-under-pressure-in-runup-to-August-contract-settlement_72522.html
July 29, 2015
DSM's nutritional products segment (Kaiseraugst, Switzerland) and Evonik's nutrition and care arm (Essen, Germany) on Wednesday announced that they have entered into a joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/DSM-and-Evonik-to-develop-algae-based-omega-3-fatty-acids-for-animal-nutrition_72503.html
July 29, 2015
Bayer on Wednesday reported a 21% increase in second-quarter net income, including discontinued operations, to €1.15 billion ($1.27 billion), on 18% higher sales of €12.1...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-raises-second-quarter-sales-and-earnings-lowers-forecast_72502.html
July 29, 2015
Linde has announced sales of €4.64 billion ($5.13 billion) in second-quarter 2015, compared with sales of €4.17 billion in the year-ago quarter, or 11% year-on-year (YOY)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Linde-revenue-Ebit-up-after-currency-effects-updated_72510.html
July 29, 2015
Solvay says that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cytec Industries (Woodland Park, NJ) for $75.25/share in cash, or a total of $5.5 billion. The transaction price per...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Solvay-to-acquire-Cytec-for-$6-4-billion_72499.html
July 29, 2015
Yara International (Oslo) says that it will invest $263 million at Sluiskil, Netherlands to increase granulation capacity enabling increased production of granular urea with sulfur...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/Yara-to-increase-production-of-urea-with-sulfur_72509.html
July 28, 2015
LyondellBasell reports net income from continuing operations of $1.3 billion, up 7.8% year-over-year (YOY) as higher volumes and lower feedstock costs more than offset declines in product prices. Sales totaled $9.1 billion, up 11.7% YOY....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/LyondellBasell-income-up-beats-analyst-consensus_72480.html
July 28, 2015
The European Commission has given the green light to the French government to release €125 million ($138.1 million) in state aid to chlor-alkali and polyvinyl chloride (PVC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Commission-approves-French-state-aid-to-Kem-One_72476.html
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