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September 22, 2014
Deinove (Montpelier, France), a clean technology company that designs and develops new-generation industrial processes based on the exploitation of bacteria, today announced it has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Deinove-and-Sofiproteol-collaborate-in-biobased-feed-additives-development-program_63925.html
September 22, 2014
Bayer has appointed the Rothschild investment bank to advise on its plans to separate and list Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), its polyurethanes and polycarbonates business, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-appoints-Rothschild-as-advisor-on-MaterialScience-listing_63924.html
September 22, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis) for $17 billion. Merck will acquire all of the outstanding shares...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Merck-KGaA-to-acquire-Sigma-Aldrich-for-$17-billion_63918.html
September 22, 2014
Ferro says that it has signed a definitive agreement with private equity firm Star Capital (Milan) and two minority owners and founders, Gianfranco Padovani and Sergio Zannoni, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ferro-to-acquire-Italian-tile-coatings-manufacturer-Vetriceramici_63917.html
September 21, 2014
Merck KGaA, says its biopharmaceutical division is well on track with the implementation of the group’s “Fit for 2018” transformation and growth program. At an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Merck-KGaA-steps-up-investment-in-biosimilar-activities_63913.html
September 19, 2014
Bayer today announced plans to separate Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), its polyurethanes and polycarbonates unit, and float it on the stock exchange as an independent company within the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-to-float-Bayer-MaterialScience-on-the-stock-exchange-as-an-independent-company_63882.html
September 19, 2014
Total says it has received an offer from Arkema to acquire Total’s wholly owned adhesives subsidiary, Bostik (Paris). Arkema’s offer values Bostik at €1.74 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkema-offers-to-acquire-Totals-adhesives-subsidiary-Bostik-for-&euro1-74-billion_63898.html
September 18, 2014
Belén Garijo, currently CEO of Merck Serono, will take on responsibility for the whole pharma business. Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says that its board of partners has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Merck-KGaA-appoints-deputy-CEO-and-headpharma_63883.html
September 18, 2014
Mark Tonkens. Borealis (Vienna) says it has appointed Mark Tonkens as CFO and member of the executive board, effective 1 November. He succeeds Daniel Shook, who has decided to pursue...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Borealis-appoints-new-CFO_63880.html
September 17, 2014
Solvay said today that it has extended its Butachimie joint venture agreement with Invista for an additional 99 years. Butachimie produces nylon 6,6 intermediates at Chalampé...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Butachimie-to-gain-more-autonomy-as-Solvay-and-Invista-extend-jv-agreement_63878.html
September 17, 2014
Bayer CropScience (BCS), the world’s second largest agricultural chemicals producer, at its annual press briefing in Monheim, Germany today said that it is optimistic about...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-CropScience-forecasts-significant-growth-in-agchems-markets-confirms-capex-plans_63877.html
September 17, 2014
Shell Chemicals says it will rebuild the MSPO-2 propylene oxide–styrene monomer (POSM) plant at the company's Moerdijk, Netherlands, facility. In a statement issued on 17 September, Shell says it has determined the cause of an explosion that destroyed the plant in June and that it “is convinced that a similar incident can be prevented from occurring again in the future.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Shell-to-rebuild-Moerdijk-POSM-plant_63866.html
September 17, 2014
Merck KGaA today declined to comment on a report in The Economic Times of India that it is close to signing a deal, worth $1.5 billion, with India’s pharma major Lupin (Mumbai)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Lupin-to-manufacture-Merck-Serono-drugs-under-$1-5-billion-deal_63820.html
September 17, 2014
Merck KGaA’s (Darmstadt, Germany) biopharmaceutical division, Merck Serono (Darmstadt); and biopharmaceutical company Sutro Biopharma (South San Francisco, CA) today announced a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Merck-KGaA-and-Sutro-Biopharma-partner-to-develop-antibody-drug-conjugates_63863.html
September 17, 2014
AkzoNobel and cleantech company Photanol (Amsterdam) have teamed up to develop a process for harnessing the power of sun to make chemicals, AkzoNobel says. The collaboration is focused...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/AkzoNobel-and-Photanol-to-jointly-develop-green-chemicals_63860.html
September 15, 2014
ATP Adhesive Systems (Wollerau, Switzerland) says it is expanding its adhesives production facility at Mihla-Buchenau Germany, with an investment of €20 million ($25.9 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ATP-Adhesive-Systems-expanding-plant-in-Germany_63826.html
September 15, 2014
Cargill and Novozymes today announced a new milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. They have demonstrated the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/BASF-Cargill-and-Novozymes-advance-with-biobased-acrylic-acid-manufacture_63822.html
September 15, 2014
Biotechnology companies Seattle Genetics (Bothell, WA) and Genmab (Copenhagen) say that they have entered into an additional antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) collaboration. Genmab, under...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/denmark/Seattle-Genetics-and-Genmab-enter-into-antibody-drug-conjugate-collaboration_63821.html
September 12, 2014
Evonik Industries held a groundbreaking ceremony for the first methionine dipeptide production plant at Antwerp, the company announced today. The product, a dipeptide made up of two...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Evonik-breaks-ground-on-methionine-dipeptide-plant-at-Antwerp_63769.html
September 12, 2014
Lanxess today confirmed to CW that it will transfer its antioxidants and accelerators businesses from the rubber chemicals (RUC) unit to advanced industrial intermediates business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lanxess-starts-to-realign-businesses-moves-antioxidants-and-accelerators-to-new-unit_63771.html
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