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March 19, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started an open consultation on a harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposal for triflumizole, a pesticide. The substance...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-opens-CLH-consultation-for-triflumizole_59663.html
March 19, 2014
Brenntag has posted a slight increase in 2013 profit after tax, to €339 million, on sales almost 1% higher, at €9.8 billion. Gross profit increased 1% last year, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Brenntags-earnings-sales-edge-higher-in-tough-market-conditions_59659.html
March 19, 2014
The risk assessment committee (RAC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has adopted an opinion to strengthen the existing classification of bisphenol A (BPA) under the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-proposes-stronger-classification-of-BPA_59658.html
March 18, 2014
In the next few weeks, the direction will be set at Brussels and Berlin for the future of the German chemical industry, chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Energy-policy-decisive-for-the-future-of-the-German-chemical-industry_59641.html
March 18, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it will hold a follow-up meeting for stakeholders and interested parties to discuss comments received during the public...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bisphenol-A-EFSA-to-hold-follow-up-meeting-on-public-consultations_59643.html
March 18, 2014
Wacker Chemie has provided more details on its strategies following the recent announcement of the company’s preliminary results. Addressing a press briefing at Munich this...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Wacker-expects-better-sales-and-earnings-in-2014-signs-polysilicon-deal-with-China_59645.html
March 18, 2014
The European Commission says it has asked member states to monitor the presence of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in food over the next two years. The move is in response to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Brominated-flame-retardants-European-Commission-requests-monitoring-in-food_59647.html
March 18, 2014
Meeta Gulyani. Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says that its biopharmaceutical division, Merck Serono (Darmstadt), has appointed Meeta Gulyani to the position of head/strategy and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Merck-Serono-appoints-executive-committee-headstrategy-and-global-franchises_59639.html
March 17, 2014
Linde says that group revenue rose to €16.7 billion ($23.2 billion), or 5.2%, and group operating profit increased by 7.6% to €3.96 billion, in full-year 2013. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Linde-increases-sales-and-profit_59619.html
March 17, 2014
The European Commission says it welcomes the European Parliament’s recent approval of the commission’s proposal to significantly reduce emissions of fluorinated gases...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Commission-welcomes-European-Parliaments-vote-on-F-gases_59617.html
March 17, 2014
Health-care company Novo Nordisk (Bagsvaerd, Denmark) says it is increasing its drug development capacity by investing 550 million Danish kroner ($102 million) in a new facility at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/denmark/Novo-Nordisk-invests-over-$100-million-in-new-purification-plant-in-Denmark_59616.html
March 17, 2014
Merck KGaA says it has agreed to further extend its recommended cash offer for AZ Electronic Materials (Luxembourg), until 18 April. Merck, in December 2013, agreed to acquire AZ for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Merck-KGaA-extends-offer-for-AZ-Electronic-Materials-to-18-April_59615.html
March 14, 2014
Eight manufacturers of expanded polystyrene (EPS), participating in the hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) consortium, have successfully submitted an application for authorization to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EPS-producers-submit-Reach-authorization-dossier-for-HBCDD_59597.html
March 14, 2014
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) says its sales in full-year 2013 fell 19.9%, to 281.1 million Swiss francs ($322 million) and Ebitda plummeted by 51.4%, to SF17.7 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Gurit-full-year-2013-sales-fall-19-9-percent-Ebitda-plummets-51-4-percent_59596.html
March 14, 2014
Air Liquide announced today that it will invest close to €100 million ($138.9 million) in three innovation projects in France. The company plans to extend and modernize its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Air-Liquide-invests-in-three-innovation-projects-in-France_59589.html
March 13, 2014
The European Parliament has approved draft rules that would lead to a ban on the use of climate-unfriendly fluorinated gases in air-conditioners and refrigerators by 2020–2025...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Parliament-approves-measures-to-ban-F-gases_59538.html
March 13, 2014
Potash producer K+S (Kassel, Germany) today announced its 2013 results and gave guidance for this year. The company reported an 18.4% decline in earnings before interest and tax (Ebit)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/K+S-reports-lower-sales-and-earnings-as-global-potash-turmoil-takes-its-toll_59534.html
March 13, 2014
Haldor Topsoe says it has opened its newly expanded catalyst plant at Frederikssund, Denmark. The expansion, an investment of over 300 million Danish kroner ($56 million), has added a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/denmark/Haldor-Topsoe-expands-catalyst-plant-in-Denmark_59459.html
March 13, 2014
Bayer says it will spend more than €500 million ($692.6 million) at its sites at Wuppertal and Leverkusen, Germany, to establish additional capacities to manufacture the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-HealthCare-announces-its-biggest-ever-investment_59491.html
March 13, 2014
Cytec announced that it has acquired an equity position in C-CON Holdings (Herrenkreuth, Germany), an engineering, design, and process development company. The companies also signed a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Cytec-acquires-German-engineering-company-C-CON_59529.html
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