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August 5, 2014
Three former senior executives of Innospec have been jailed and another received a suspended prison sentence in the United Kingdom for bribing Indonesian officials to extend the life...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/UK-jails-former-Innospec-executives-for-Indonesia-corruption_62980.html
August 4, 2014
Novomer (Waltham, MA) says it has appointed Reschem Italia (Parabiago, Italy) as its authorized distributor of Converge-registered polypropylene carbonate (PPC) polyols in Italy...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Novomer-appoints-distributor-for-its-PPC-polyols-in-Italy_62958.html
August 4, 2014
Globalization and short product life cycles are further pressuring companies to open up their innovation processes, says specialty chemicals company Altana (Wesel, Germany). But...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Altana-survey-Underestimated-potential-for-innovation-in-Germany_62956.html
August 3, 2014
WeylChem (Frankfurt), part of International Chemicals Investors Group, has appointed Frank Wegener as president. Wegener is currently president of Kemira’s municipal &...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/WeylChem-appoints-Kemira-executive-as-president_62931.html
August 1, 2014
Ineos's compounds subsidiary and Doeflex Compounding (Swindon, UK) have received unconditional clearance from the European Commission to combine the companies' polyvinyl chloride (PVC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-Doeflex-receive-European-Commission-approval-to-combine-their-PVC-compounding-businesses_62935.html
August 1, 2014
Borealis is divesting its Biosuper business in France, the company announced today. The Biosuper brand, a phosphate-based dryer used in animal stables; and the related production...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Borealis-to-divest-Biosuper-business-in-France_62930.html
August 1, 2014
Wacker today reported a near doubling in second-quarter net profit and a major increase in sales in all its business segments. Net income rose 94.7%, to €29.4 million ($39.4...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Wacker-raises-sales-and-earnings-confirms-forecast-upgrade_62926.html
August 1, 2014
Arkema's quarter-two net income fell by 58%, to €47 million ($63 million) from €112 million one year earlier, according to the company's latest results published today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkemas-net-profit-falls-by-more-than-a-half-as-sales-drop-delays-sales-earnings-targets_62923.html
July 31, 2014
Westlake Chemical has closed the previously announced €490-million ($656.5 million) acquisition of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturer Vinnolit Holdings (Ismaning, Germany) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Westlake-closes-&euro490-million-Vinnolit-acquisition_62856.html
July 31, 2014
Solvay today reported net sales for second-quarter 2014 of €2.64 billion ($3.54 billion), an increase of 2% year-on-year (YOY). Operating profit (adjusted Ebit) was €291...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Solvay-reports-2-percent-rise-in-sales-adjusted-Ebit-jumps-56-percent-confirms-full-year-outlook_62852.html
July 31, 2014
Air Liquide reported €3.77 billion in revenues during the second quarter, down 2.4% year-on-year (YOY), according to the company's results published today. The figures exclude...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Air-Liquides-quarter-two-revenue-down-2-4-percent_62850.html
July 31, 2014
Versalis (Milan), the chemicals arm of Italy’s energy major ENI (Rome), today reported widening operating and net losses and a decline in revenues and production. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Versaliss-losses-widen-sales-and-production-decline_62847.html
July 31, 2014
Evonik Industries today reported second-quarter net income of €139 million ($186.2 million), down 28% on the year-earlier period. Sales were 1% higher at €3.25 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Evonik-Industries-reports-lower-earnings-confirms-outlook_62846.html
July 31, 2014
Mitsubishi Rayon says it has signed an agreement with Cross Industries (Wels, Austria), to acquire a 51% stake in its subsidiary, Wethje Holding (Hengersberg, Germany), a company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Mitsubishi-Rayon-acquires-majority-stake-in-German-producer-of-carbon-fiber-reinforced-plastic-auto-parts_62843.html
July 30, 2014
 Selenis (Portalegre, Portugal) a subsidiary of Control PET (Santo Tirso, Portugal) has acquired Artenius Italia, the last remaining polyethylene terephthalate (PET) ...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Portuguese-firm-acquires-La-Sedas-PET-assets-in-Italy_62804.html
July 30, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says its sales for first-half 2014 increased to 2.66 billion Swiss francs ($2.94 billion), an increase of 18% in local currency, or 10.6% in Swiss francs...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sika-reports-18-percent-growth-in-first-half-2014-sales-net-profit-leaps-25-7-percent_62813.html
July 30, 2014
Victrex (Thornton Cleveleys, UK), a producer of high-performance polymers, including poly(ether ether ketone), today announced its third-quarter results, covering 1 April–30...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Victrex-ups-sales-in-quarter-to-June_62805.html
July 30, 2014
Clariant’s second-quarter net income from continuing operations was up 17%, to 83 million Swiss francs ($91.5 million), while revenues from continuing operations declined 1%, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Clariant-confirms-outlook-on-improved-second-quarter-results_62794.html
July 30, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that European Union member states have indicated their intention to submit harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) dossiers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-announces-four-CLH-dossiers-submitted-two-intentions-added_62801.html
July 30, 2014
Bayer today reported a 13.3% rise in second-quarter net income, to €953 million ($1.28 billion), on 1% higher sales of €10.5 billion. Ebitda before special items was down...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-reports-higher-income-and-revenue-upholds-full-year-forecast_62793.html
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