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December 16, 2015
The UK parliament has voted narrowly to allow fracking to extract shale gas under the country's national parks and certain other protected sites. The new legislation, which permits...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/UK-parliament-votes-to-approve-fracking-below-national-parks_75890.html
December 16, 2015
More detail has emerged on reports that BASF is considering investing in petrochemicals at Assaluyeh, Iran, when economic sanctions are lifted. Sanctions are expected to be lifted in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/BASF-screens-Iran-investment-opportunities_75868.html
December 16, 2015
Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) and Picanol Group (Ieper, Belgium) will merge their respective industrial activities into one larger, listed industrial group: Picanol Tessenderlo Group...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Tessenderlo-to-merge-with-machines-technology-firm-Picanol-into-&euro2-billionyear-group_75872.html
December 16, 2015
Cefic has downgraded its 2016 forecast for chemicals' output growth in the European Union as well as its projection for 2015 EU chemicals' output growth. Cefic says it expects the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Cefic-downgrades-2016-EU-chemical-output-growth-forecast-cuts-2015-growth-projection_75866.html
December 15, 2015
Statoil (Stavanger, Norway) employees company-wide have received a letter offering severance packages based on the length of employment, according to various Norwegian media outlets...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Reports-Statoil-offers-severance-packages-to-employees-company-wide_75843.html
December 15, 2015
Honeywell on Tuesday announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the Seelze, Germany–based laboratory research chemicals business from Sigma-Aldrich...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Honeywell-completes-acquisition-of-solvents-and-inorganics-business-from-Sigma-Aldrich_75842.html
December 15, 2015
Inovyn (London) has announced plans to close a chloromethanes production plant at Runcorn, UK, effective 1 March 2016. The closure forms part of Inovyn's plan to focus chloromethanes...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Inovyn-to-close-chloromethanes-plant-in-UK_75841.html
December 15, 2015
Neste (Espoo, Finland), Veolia (Paris), and Borealis have agreed to create Kilpilahti Power Plant (KPP), a joint venture to build a combined heat and power plant at Porvoo, Finland...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Neste-Veolia-Borealis-to-build-combined-heat-and-power-plant-in-Finland_75838.html
December 15, 2015
An Ineos subsidiary is to acquire 100% of the shares of Befesa Valorización de Azufre (BVA; Bilbao, Spain), a regional producer of sulfuric acid and oleum. The completion of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-to-acquire-sulfuric-acid-producer-in-Spain_75837.html
December 15, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that it has opened a new mortar plant at Philadelphia. The interior finishing market has huge potential in the fast-growing cities on the US East...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Sika-opens-mortar-plant-in-Philadelphia-plans-more-facilities-in-North-America_75835.html
December 17, 2015
Total's refinery at Gonfreville, France has been shut down as a result of a strike, Total confirmed Monday. The strike takes place after the conclusion of the annual mandatory...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Strike-at-Total-refinery-site-in-France_75820.html
December 14, 2015
Flavors and fine ingredients company Frutarom Industries (Haifa, Israel) says it is acquiring Wiberg (Salzburg, Austria) for $130.4 million. Wiberg is a producer of savory flavors with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Frutarom-makes-yet-another-acquisition_75824.html
December 14, 2015
BASF has declined to comment on a report that it is planning to invest in petrochemicals in Iran. The local Press TV, citing Hamid Reza Rostami, director of planning and development at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/BASF-to-invest-in-petrochemicals-in-Iran_75823.html
December 14, 2015
Shell announced on Monday that it expects an overall potential reduction of approximately 2,800 jobs globally, or approximately 3% of its total combined group workforce, once the $70-billion takeover of BG Group (Reading, UK) is completed....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Shell-to-cut-2800-more-jobs-after-BG-Group-takeover_75821.html
December 14, 2015
The corporate tax for companies registered in Germany will rise from about €123.2 billion ($135.4 billion) to about €144 billion 2019, an increase of nearly 20%, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Tax-burden-for-companies-in-Germany-continues-to-grow_75818.html
December 14, 2015
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) on Monday announced that it has acquired Ormet Circuits (San Diego), a company that designs, manufactures, and sells sintering, electrically conductive...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Merck-KGaA-acquires-Ormet-Circuits_75816.html
December 14, 2015
Lonza on Monday announced that its board of directors has appointed Sven Abend as COO/specialty ingredients, following Beat In-Albon deciding  to step down from that role and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lonza-appoints-new-head-of-specialty-ingredients-business_75813.html
December 11, 2015
Clariant has announced that Mathias Lütgendorf will step down from the company's executive committee. Lütgendorf will leave Clariant "by best mutual agreement,"...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Clariant-exec-steps-down_75803.html
December 10, 2015
The flurry of year-end deal-making in the chemical industry continues. Reports on Wednesday claimed that China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina) will announce a 43.5-billion Swiss...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Reports-ChemChina-readying-new-$44-billion-bid-for-Syngenta_75736.html
December 15, 2015
Chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says that it expects production of chemicals, including pharmaceuticals, in Germany to grow by 1.5% in 2016. VCI also expects...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/VCI-Germanys-chemicals-output-to-grow-by-1-5-percent-in-2016_75717.html
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