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July 28, 2015
A Monsanto spokeswoman has confirmed to Reuters that the $2 billion break-up fee offered to Syngenta if the US firm’s proposed acquisition were to be blocked by antitrust...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Monsanto-$2-billion-breakup-fee-would-be-payable-if-Syngenta-deal-were-blocked-because-of-any-antitrust-concerns_72472.html
July 28, 2015
Elementis on Tuesday reported its results for the six months ended 30 June 2015. Revenues were $360.4 million, down 10%, or, 4% excluding currency movements. Group operating margins...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Elementis-reports-lower-sales-and-earnings-looking-for-bolt-on-acquisitions_72470.html
July 28, 2015
Hexion has restarted production of VeoVa vinyl ester products at its Moerdijk, Netherlands facility, which produces a variety of Versatic acid derivatives.The company declared force...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Hexion-restarts-Dutch-VeoVa-vinyl-esters-plant-following-force-majeure_72466.html
July 24, 2015
The European Commission has approved CVC Capital Partners' (London) acquisition of a majority stake of Royal DSM's fiber intermediates and composite resins business, including DSM...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Commission-clears-CVC-acquisition-of-DSM-polymer-intermediate-assets-in-Europe-and-China_72416.html
July 24, 2015
Sika on Friday reported a 5.6% rise in sales in the first six months, to 2.63 billion Swiss francs ($2.73 billion), in constant exchange rates (CER) but a 1.2% decline in Swiss francs...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sika-reports-higher-sales-and-profits-to-open-several-factories_72412.html
July 24, 2015
BASF on Friday reported an increase in second-quarter sales and earnings and confirmed its outlook for the whole of 2015. Sales rose 3%, to €19.1 billion ($21.0 billion), and Ebit...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-reports-slight-increase-in-sales-and-earnings-confirms-outlook_72408.html
July 24, 2015
BASF said on Wednesday that it will form a global business unit (GBU) combining all of its pigments activities effective January 2016. In the second half of 2016, BASF intends to carve...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-to-restructure-pigments-business-will-evaluate-options-13-sites-affected_72361.html
July 23, 2015
In first-half 2015, production in Germany’s chemical industry rose by 1% , and sales increased by 0.5%, to €96.5 billion ($105.4 billion), but prices fell by a further 3%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/German-industry-has-patchy-first-half-Production-sales-up-but-prices-down-again_72390.html
July 23, 2015
Sabic shut down one of its plants on the Chemelot industrial site at Geleen, Netherlands, after a safety valve opened this morning, releasing powder into the air, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sabic-shuts-down-plant-at-Dutch-site-after-powder-released-into-the-air_72389.html
July 23, 2015
Recipharm (Jordbro, Sweden), a contract development and manufacturing organization, says that its net sales in second-quarter 2015 were 868 million Swedish kroner ($101.2 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Recipahrm-sales-profit-increase-by-double-digits-in-second-quarter-and-first-half_72388.html
July 23, 2015
Lanxess on Thursday released preliminary unaudited numbers covering the second quarter and saying it expects results to exceed current market expectations. The company estimates Ebitda...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lanxess-second-quarter-earnings-better-than-expected_72384.html
July 23, 2015
Syngenta (Basel), the leading agricultural chemicals player, on Thursday reported first-half 2015 integrated sales of $7.6 billion, a 3% increase at constant exchange rates (CER)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Syngenta-reports-lower-sales-and-earnings-confirms-margin-targets_72381.html
July 23, 2015
France’s parliament has adopted a law on energy transition and green growth, which contains a series of legislative proposals aimed at protecting the environment, including...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/France-proposes-green-measure-including-compostable-plastic-bags_72395.html
July 22, 2015
Ineos on Wednesday reported a 36% rise in second-quarter Ebitda, to €610 million ($664.4 million), compared with the year-earlier quarter and a 21% rise on the first quarter of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-reports-rise-in-earnings-with-strong-performance-in-North-America-and-Europe_72366.html
July 22, 2015
Kemira (Helsinki) has announced revenue in second-quarter 2015 of €594.8 million ($646.4 million) compared with €518.2 million a year ago, or up 15% year-on-year (YOY)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Kemiras-revenue-profit-increase-by-double-digits-in-second-quarter_72362.html
July 22, 2015
Ardian (Frankfurt), an independent private investment company, says that it has acquired the exclusive synthesis and maleic anhydride (MA) intermediates and specialties businesses of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Investment-firm-buys-agchem-intermediates-and-MA-and-derivatives-businesses-from-DSM-JV_72360.html
July 22, 2015
The supervisory board of BASF on Wednesday extended the contract of BASF chairman Kurt Bock to the board of executive directors as well as his appointment as chairman until the end of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-extends-contracts-of-four-board-members-by-five-years_72358.html
July 22, 2015
Lonza reports a 2.5% increase in net profit for the first half of 2015 compared with the same period last year, to 166 million Swiss francs, on sales up 5.8%, to SF1.9 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lonzas-earnings-sales-rise-on-restructuring-firm-demand-more-job-cuts-planned-at-Swiss-site_72354.html
July 22, 2015
Evonik Industries has inaugurated a business and innovation center in the area of Richmond, VA. The center will combine R&D, marketing, sales, customer service, and various support...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Evonik-opens-$15-4-million-business-and-innovation-center-in-Virginia_72351.html
July 22, 2015
Johnson Matthey on Wednesday released its first-quarter trading update covering the quarter ended 30 June. Group sales were up 6%, to £797 million ($1.25 billion), while...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Johnson-Matthey-reports-higher-sales-on-robust-catalysts-demand_72349.html
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