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June 10, 2015
The European Parliament voted Tuesday to postpone the vote on a resolution on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The parliament subsequently voted Wednesday, by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Parliament-postpones-vote-debate-on-TTIP-VCI-sees-no-issue_71143.html
June 10, 2015
Specialty chemicals company Innospec says that it has agreed to divest its aroma chemicals business unit to a business group of Emerald Performance Materials (Cuyahoga Falls...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Innospec-to-divest-aroma-chemicals-business-to-Emerald-Performance-Materials_71068.html
June 10, 2015
Lubrizol says that its performance coatings business has added acrylic emulsion capacity at its manufacturing facility at Antwerp. The facility manufactures resin technologies for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Lubrizol-completes-acrylic-emulsion-expansion-at-Antwerp_71054.html
June 10, 2015
AFC Energy (Cranleigh, UK) has received the second and final building permit from the Stade, Germany, building and urban development authorities to conclude the construction of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/AFC-Energy-receives-final-planning-permission-for-worlds-largest-alkaline-fuel-cell-facility-in-Germany_71141.html
June 10, 2015
Bayer says that it has definitively agreed to sell its diabetes care business to Panasonic Healthcare Holdings (Tokyo), a company which is backed by funds sponsored by global...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Panasonic-Healthcare-to-acquire-Bayers-diabetes-care-business-for-&euro1-02-billion_71133.html
June 9, 2015
Last week’s OPEC meeting in Vienna has shown a continuation of the Saudi-led resolve to defend market share and let the market determine the crude oil price as a response to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/OPEC-signals-opportunity-in-petchems_71109.html
June 9, 2015
The European Commission on Tuesday approved International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG)'s proposed acquisition of a group of chlorovinyls businesses belonging to Ineos. In...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-clears-Solvay-and-Ineos-Inovyn-JV-acquisition-of-some-Ineos-assets-by-ICIG_71103.html
June 9, 2015
Neste (Espoo, Finland) and Total's special fluids group, Total Fluides, have signed a collaborative agreement for suppling Neste's proprietary NEXBTL-branded renewable isoalkane for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Neste-to-supply-renewable-isoalkane-to-Total-for-production-of-biobased-solvents-technical-fluids_71100.html
June 9, 2015
Wacker Chemie says that it has started up the previously announced 3,800-m.t./year specialty monomer plant at the company’s site at Burghausen, Germany. The specialty...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Wacker-starts-up-production-plant-for-specialty-monomers-at-Burghausen_71096.html
June 8, 2015
Dow Chemical is to discontinue producing chlorinated polyethylene (PE), CW has learned. The company makes the product, sold under the Tyrin brand, at its Stade, Germany, site. Dow says...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Dow-Chemical-to-quit-chlorinated-polyethylene-business_71069.html
June 8, 2015
Leaders of seven of the world’s largest economies, meeting in Elmau, Germany, yesterday, expressed support for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40-70% by 2050. The leaders emphasized that “deep cuts in global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are required with decarbonization of the global economy over the course of this century.” Germany’s chemical industry association (VCI) noted the lack of identified concrete steps to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/G7-Leaders-commit-to-40-70-percent-GHG-reductions-by-2050_71073.html
June 8, 2015
St1 Biofuels (Helsinki) has inaugurated the first ethanol plant in Sweden that uses the company's Etanolix process. The plant, at Gothenburg, was delivered to North European BioTech...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Finnish-company-inaugurates-waste-based-bioethanol-plant-in-Sweden_71066.html
June 8, 2015
H.C. Starck (Munich), one of the leading producers of powders and components made of technology metals and technical ceramics, has acquired a minority stake in Swedish start-up...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/sweden/H-C-Starck-acquires-stake-in-Swedish-start-up_71064.html
June 8, 2015
Syngenta has rebuffed a second, virtually unchanged takeover approach by Monsanto. The latest proposals, outlined by Monsanto’s CEO Hugh Grant in a letter sent on 6 June, are...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Syngenta-rebuffs-second-unchanged-Monsanto-approach-with-a-breakup-fee_71058.html
June 7, 2015
Ineos has been named as Britain’s biggest private company by The Sunday Times top track 100 report. The company has revenues of $54 billion and operates 65 sites across the world...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-named-Britains-largest-private-company_71050.html
June 5, 2015
Shell Chemicals expects that product from the company's Moerdijk, Netherlands 940,000-m.t./year steam cracker will be available from mid-July, the company confirmed today. “We...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Shell-expects-output-from-Moerdijk-cracker-to-be-available-from-mid-July_71034.html
June 5, 2015
OPEC, at its 167th meeting, held today in Vienna, resolved to maintain crude oil production at the 30-million barrels/day ceiling and urged member countries to adhere to this target...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/OPEC-maintains-production-levels_71037.html
June 4, 2015
Johnson Matthey (JM) reported a 3% rise in underlying pretax profit, to £440 million, for its fiscal year ended 31 March, on underlying revenue down 10%, to £10.06 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Johnson-Matthey-posts-higher-profit-expects-robust-growth_71000.html
June 4, 2015
Europe's June styrene customer reference price has been agreed on at €1,398/m.t. cif Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp, a rollover against the May agreement. It follows the settlement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Europes-June-styrene-customer-reference-price-rolls-over-at-&euro1398_71006.html
June 4, 2015
The Federation of German Industries (BDI; Berlin) and the trade union IG BCE (Hanover), representing workers in the chemical, mining, and energy sectors, have released the results of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Germany-Industry-association-trade-union-call-for-more-effective-ways-to-reduce-carbon-dioxide-emissions_71001.html
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