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November 21, 2014
Carbios (Clermont-Ferrand, France) has used its proprietary enzymatic process to depolymerize 90% of polylactic acid (PLA) material –a thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Carbios-achieves-PLA-depolymerization-process-in-48-hrs_65624.html
November 21, 2014
BASF has signed an agreement to sell its manufacturing facility for natural fish oils, medium concentrated omega-3s, and customized bottled fish oil at Brattvåg, Norway, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-divests-medium-concentrated-omega-3-plant-in-Norway_65622.html
November 21, 2014
Arkema says it has become the ninth member of the Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative, founded in 2011 by BASF, Bayer, Evonik Industries, Henkel, Lanxess and Solvay. The goal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Arkema-joins-Together-for-Sustainability-initiative_65619.html
November 20, 2014
Johnson Matthey reported a profit of £172.8 million ($216.6 million) for the company's fiscal first half ended 30 September 2014, a decrease of 0.5% compared with the same period...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Johnson-Mattheys-first-half-profits-stable_65569.html
November 20, 2014
Ratcliffe: UK shale reserves are similar to US Ineos today pledged to invest $1 billion in UK shale gas exploration and appraisal if it wins all the shale gas licenses it has applied...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-pledges-to-become-the-biggest-UK-shale-player-with-a-$1-billion-investment_65570.html
November 20, 2014
High energy costs and lower R&D spending have eroded the competitiveness of the European Union's chemical industry in export markets during the last two decades, Cefic says. A...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Cefic-study-Costly-energy-lower-R-and-D-spending-have-eroded-EU-chemical-sectors-competitiveness_65566.html
November 20, 2014
Biological technician Frederic Bach conducts greenhouse-based diagnostics tests at Bayer CropScience’s Weed Resistance Competence Center at Frankfurt, Germany. Bayer CropScience...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Bayer-CropScience-opens-weed-resistance-competence-center-at-Frankfurt_65564.html
November 20, 2014
Sunshine Biopharma (Montreal), a pharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of various forms of cancer, says that it...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Sunshine-Biopharma-signs-manufacturing-deal-with-Lonza_65563.html
November 19, 2014
The first units at BASF's new toluene diisocyanate (TDI) complex—currently under construction at Ludwigshafen—will be mechanically complete by the end of 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-TDI-project-at-Ludwigshafen-to-reach-completion-by-year-end_65534.html
November 19, 2014
BASF has completed the sale of its 50% share in Styrolution to its partner, Ineos. Relevant merger control approvals have been granted. Styrolution was founded in October 2011 as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-completes-divestment-of-50-percent-stake-in-Styrolution-to-Ineos_65477.html
November 19, 2014
Givaudan (Vernier, Switzerland), a market leader in the global fragrance and flavor industry, says it has opened an expanded technical center and regional offices at Dubai. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Givaudan-develops-Mideast-presence-with-expanded-technical-center-regional-offices-at-Dubai_65475.html
November 19, 2014
Arkema announced today the launch of a share capital increase with preferential subscription rights of shareholders for about €350 million ($438.1 million). The rights issue is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkema-launches-rights-issue-to-help-finance-Bostik-acquisition_65521.html
November 18, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for a total of eight testing proposals for five substances. The chemicals in question and the hazard endpoints for which...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-five-substances_65506.html
November 18, 2014
EnerG2 (Seattle) and BASF have entered into a comprehensive collaboration to improve and scale-up the production of EnerG2’s proprietary carbon materials for use in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-and-US-firm-enter-R-and-D-marketing-collaboration-on-energy-storage-technology_65505.html
November 18, 2014
BP announced today that it plans to invest more than $200 million to upgrade its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plants at Cooper River, SC; and Geel, Belgium. The investments will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BP-to-invest-$200-million-at-PTA-plants-in-US-Belgium_65479.html
November 18, 2014
Germany’s small- and medium-sized (SME) companies have accused the federal government of failing to make any progress in the cost of the country's Energiewende, the transition...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Germanys-chemical-SMEs-regard-cost-issue-of-energy-transition-as-unresolved_65503.html
November 18, 2014
Eight19 (Cambridge, UK) , a developer of low-cost organic photovoltaics (OPV) technology capable of delivering flexible and light-weight solar panels in high volume, has announced that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Developer-of-organic-photovoltaics-receives-more-funds-to-commericalize-its-process_65502.html
November 18, 2014
Synthomer (Harlow, UK), a producer of synthetic and natural rubber latices and specialty emulsion polymers, announced today the appointment of Calum MacLean as group CEO. MacLean joins...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Synthomer-taps-Ineos-for-new-CEO-appointment_65499.html
November 17, 2014
DSM has inaugurated an R&D center for high-performance materials at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, Netherlands. The newly inaugurated center is DSM’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/DSM-opens-materials-R-and-D-center-in-the-Netherlands_65478.html
November 17, 2014
Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) has received clearance from all antitrust authorities with respect to its acquisition of Vestolit (Marl, Germany), the company announced. Mexichem...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Mexichem-receives-antitrust-approval-for-Vestolit-acquisition_65471.html
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