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April 1, 2015
AkzoNobel today announced plans to invest more than €20 million ($21.7 million) in its organic peroxides production facilities at Mons, Belgium; and Pasadena, TX. At Mons, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/AkzoNobel-to-invest-in-organic-peroxides-operations-in-Europe-and-the-US_68946.html
April 1, 2015
Haldor Topsoe and construction and engineering firm Ferrostaal (Essen, Germany) today announced their establishment of Ferrostaal Topsoe Projects (Essen), an equally owned joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Haldor-Topsoe-and-Ferrostaal-form-joint-venture_68976.html
April 1, 2015
Jim Ratcliffe, chairman of Ineos, is to sue his former right-hand man Calum MacLean over a row centered on claims that MacLean—currently CEO of Synthomer—has poached one of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-boss-Jim-Ratcliffe-may-sue-former-right-hand-man-for-poaching-finance-director_69086.html
April 1, 2015
PPG today completed the acquisition of Revocoat (St. Just en Chaussee, France), a maker of adhesives, sealants and dampening products for the automotive sector, for an undisclosed sum...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/PPG-completes-automotive-materials-acquisition_69092.html
April 1, 2015
Solvay says that, effective 1 April, it has created a new global business unit — Special Chem — that will integrate the company’s rare earth systems and special...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Solvay-creates-new-global-special-chem-business-unit-based-at-Seoul_69091.html
April 1, 2015
A previously announced joint venture between plant engineering and construction group ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions and electrochemical technologies supplier De Nora started...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ThyssenKrupp-Uhde-Chlorine-Engineers-joint-venture-starts-operations_69087.html
April 1, 2015
Clariant says that it has appointed John Gordon as the global head of the company’s mining solutions business, effective 1 April. Gordon brings more than 15 years of industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Clariant-appoints-global-head-of-mining-solutions-business_69073.html
March 31, 2015
BP Refining and Petrochemical’s (BPRP) steam crackers at Gelsenkirchen, Germany, are running at reduced rates following an unexpected outage toward the end of last week. The two...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BPs-Gelsenkirchen-crackers-running-at-reduced-rates_69067.html
March 30, 2015
Svein Tore Holsether. Yara International (Oslo) says that its board of directors has appointed Svein Tore Holsether as the company's new president and CEO, effective within 1 October...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Yara-appoints-new-CEO_69005.html
March 30, 2015
LG Chem (Seoul) says that it has been selected by automotive company Daimler (Stuttgart, Germany) to supply lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries for Daimler’s Smart-brand electric...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/LG-Chem-to-supply-Li-ion-batteries-for-Daimlers-electric-vehicles_69000.html
March 27, 2015
BASF said today that Mario Mehren, member of the board of executive directors of Wintershall (Kassel, Germany) responsible for exploration & production/Russia, North Africa and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-appoints-new-president-of-oil-and-gas-and-Wintershall-subsidiary_68995.html
March 27, 2015
Employers association and trade union in Germany have agreed on a salary agreement. The 550,000 employees in Germany’s chemical industry will receive a pay rise of 2.8%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Chemical-industry-workers-in-Germany-to-get-2-8-percent-pay-rise_68983.html
March 27, 2015
Merck KGaA has declined to comment on reports that Stefan Oschmann, vice chairman of the executive board, will succeed Karl-Ludwig Kley as chairman next year. “No decision has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Merck-KGaA-vice-chairman-to-become-new-chairman_68967.html
March 27, 2015
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) said today it has appointed Angelo Quabba as CFO and a member of the company’s executive committee, effective 1 August. Quabba is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Gurit-appoints-CFO_68963.html
March 27, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that it has agreed to acquire Construction Technologies Australia (CTA; Crestmead), one of the leading suppliers of tile adhesives and associated mortar...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Sika-acquires-Australian-tile-adhesives-firm_68958.html
March 27, 2015
Styrolution, the styrenics subsidiary of Ineos, anticipates the demand for all grades of styrenic resins to experience relatively strong demand as a result of replenishment along the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/NPE2015-Styrolution-anticipates-demand-for-styrenic-resins-to-remain-strong_68894.html
March 26, 2015
The European Parliament's committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) says that the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP), currently being negotiated between the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/TTIP-European-Parliament-committee-calls-for-support-of-SMEs-energy-intensive-sector-access-to-US-markets_68938.html
March 26, 2015
The presidency of the European Council, the institution of the heads of state or government of the member states of the European Union, currently held by Latvia, has a mandate to start...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Council-ready-to-negotiate-with-parliament-over-market-stability-reserve_68934.html
March 26, 2015
Evonik Industries is considering acquiring Clariant in a deal valued at approximately 7.3 billion Swiss francs ($7.59 billion), the Financial Times reports, citing people familiar with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Reports-Evonik-mulls-acquiring-Clariant_68933.html
March 26, 2015
Evonik Industries, at a press conference at Wesseling, Germany, on Thursday, announced that it plans to invest over €4 billion ($4.37 billion) in E&D over the next decade...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Evonik-to-invest-&euro4-billion-in-R-and-D-over-next-decade_68932.html
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