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March 5, 2015
Arkema today reported its fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results and provided guidance for 2015. Fourth quarter Ebitda, characterized by year-end seasonality, was flat at €162...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkema-reports-lower-sales-and-profits-confirms-mid-and-long-term-targets_68330.html
March 5, 2015
Total said today that it has acquired a 68% stake in Polyblend (Bad Sobernheim, Germany), which manufactures plastics primarily for the automotive industry. The transaction is aligned...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Total-buys-majority-stake-in-German-plastics-compounder-Polyblend_68335.html
March 5, 2015
Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland) reports a 28.4% fall in net profits for 2014 compared with 2013, to 38.6 million Swiss francs ($39.9 million). Full-year sales for 2014 decreased...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Siegfried-reports-fall-in-profits-sales_68333.html
March 4, 2015
Europe-based chemical companies will benefit from the weakening of the euro against other major currencies, especially the US dollar, says Moody’s Investors Service in a research...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Moodys-Weaker-euro-to-benefit-Europe-based-chemical-companies_68322.html
March 4, 2015
Arkema said today that on 2 March it finalized the acquisition of Oxido, a company specializing in the formulation of organic peroxides used in the crosslinking of rubber and plastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkema-acquires-organic-peroxides-firm-Oxido_68308.html
March 4, 2015
Vopak says that its Ebitda excluding exceptional items increased 6% in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the corresponding quarter of the previous year, to €194 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Vopaks-profits-sales-rise-expects-to-hit-Ebitda-target-one-year-early_68310.html
March 4, 2015
Benzene spot prices have gained more than $100/m.t. in Europe in one week, prompted primarily by a push-up on price in the US market. The increase in spot prices has led some players...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Europe-benzene-spot-price-gains-boosted-by-US-prices_68307.html
March 4, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on proposals to identify two new substances of very high concern (SVHC), part of the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Public-consultation-launched-on-proposals-to-identify-two-substances-as-SVHC_68306.html
March 4, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt), employers association BAVC (Wiesbaden), trade union IG BCE, and the federal ministry for economic affairs have concluded...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Initiative-launched-to-promote-Germany-as-a-location-for-the-chemical-industry_68302.html
March 4, 2015
Henkel says that operating profit in the company's adhesive technologies business unit increased to €314 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, from €259 million in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Henkels-adhesives-sales-profit-up-on-growth-in-emerging-markets_68301.html
March 4, 2015
Lenzing Group (Lenzing, Austria) says today that it expects consolidated sales to be €1.86 billion ($2.1 billion) in full-year 2014, according to preliminary figures, compared...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lenzing-expects-to-report-a-loss-in-2014-but-operating-results-above-expectations_68262.html
March 4, 2015
Evonik Industries has reported today full-year 2014 sales of €12.9 billion ($14.4 billion), compared with €12.7 billion a year ago, or an increase of 2% year-on-year (YOY)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Evonik-reports-higher-fourth-quarter-sales-earnings_68258.html
March 4, 2015
Rennovia (Santa Clara, CA) and Johnson Matthey have entered into a joint agreement for the co-development and manufacture of catalysts to be used in the scale-up and commercialization...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Rennovia-Johnson-Matthey-to-co-develop-and-manufacture-catalysts-for-biobased-adipic-acid-process_68297.html
March 4, 2015
Distributor DKSH (Zurich) says that it has signed an exclusive agreement with DFE Pharma (Goch, Germany), the world’s leading manufacturer of pharmaceutical excipients, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/DKSH-signs-distribution-deal-with-excipients-manufacturer-DFE-Pharma_68298.html
March 4, 2015
BASF says that it is significantly expanding its production capacity for about 20 specialty amines at the company’s site at Ludwigshafen. The company will invest a double-digit...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/BASF-expands-capacity-for-specialty-amines-at-Ludwigshafen_68296.html
March 4, 2015
Shell said on Tuesday that it is training additional staff as it seeks to assure normal operations at facilities that have been impacted by a work stoppage by the United Steelworkers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/USW-Strike-Day-31-Shell-seeks-return-to-normal-operations-as-strike-continues_68288.html
March 3, 2015
Discussions on the March toluene contract for Europe reached an impasse Tuesday with no further settlements forthcoming initial price of $668/m.t. agreed Friday, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/March-toluene-contract-price-talks-at-an-impasse-in-Europe_68274.html
March 3, 2015
Perstorp (Malmö, Sweden) reported a net loss of 942 million Swedish krona ($113 million) during the fourth quarter of 2014 down from the SEK1.03 billion loss reported in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Perstorps-fourth-quarter-net-loss-drops-Ebitda-and-sales-up_68265.html
March 3, 2015
The United Steelworkers (USW; Pittsburgh) union said on Monday that there has been no change in negotiations with Royal Dutch Shell regarding a new three-year labor contract agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/USW-strike-continues-with-discussions-at-national-level-set-for-Wednesday_68248.html
March 3, 2015
Wacker Chemie says that it is currently building a new plant for specialty monomers with a production capacity of 3,800 m.t./year, at the company’s site at Burghausen, Germany...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Wacker-builds-production-plant-for-specialty-monomers-in-Germany_68264.html
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