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October 30, 2014
Vencorex (Lyon, France) plans to expand its worldwide aliphatic isocyanates and derivatives capacity through several projects. The company will expand monomer capacity at Pont de...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Vencorex-plans-worldwide-aliphatic-isocyanate-and-derivatives-expansion_64933.html
October 30, 2014
Versalis (Milan), the chemicals subsidiary of ENI (Rome), today reported a slight improvement in third-quarter operating and net losses. The company reported an adjusted operating loss...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Versalis-narrows-losses-on-lower-feedstock-costs_64934.html
October 30, 2014
Evonik Industries says it increased sales in third-quarter 2014 to €3.24 billion ($4.13 billion), compared with €3.20 billion in the year-ago quarter. The company says that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Evonik-reports-third-quarter-sales-of-$4-13-billion-up-1-percent-Ebitda-decreases-by-3-percent_64925.html
October 30, 2014
Higher volumes in many of its products and higher prices for some, especially solar silicon, have helped Wacker Chemie to raise its third-quarter sales and profits. Ebitda more than...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Wacker-raises-third-quarter-sales-and-profits-expects-full-year-Ebitda-of-&euro1-billion_64930.html
October 30, 2014
Biaxplen, a subsidiary of Sibur, a leading Russian petrochemical company, has expanded its export supplies of biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film to the European market. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Siburs-subsidiary-Biaxplen-expands-BOPP-exports-to-Europe_64929.html
October 29, 2014
Philippe Sauquet, 57, was today named president/refining and chemicals and member of the executive committee of Total. He moves from his current position of president/gas and power and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Total-names-new-presidentrefining-and-chemicals-shuffles-executive-board_64886.html
October 29, 2014
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT; Karlsruhe, Germany) and Deutsche Nanoschicht (Rheinbach, Germany) have announced that they are to establish joint laboratory at KIT's Institute...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/KIT-Deutsche-Nanoschicht-establish-joint-laboratory-for-superconducting-thin-films_64885.html
October 29, 2014
IM Skaugen (IMS; Oslo), part of the Skaugen Group (Oslo), has agreed to sell liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)/ethylene carrier Norgas Napa to a subsidiary of Teekay (Vancouver) for $27...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/IM-Skaugen-sells-LPGethylene-carrier-to-Canadian-firm_64904.html
October 29, 2014
Johnson Matthey says that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Clariant's battery materials business for $75 million. The transaction, which is expected to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Johnson-Matthey-to-acquire-Clariants-battery-materials-business-for-$75-million_64880.html
October 29, 2014
BP included a $444-million impairment charge in its third-quarter accounts following a "strategic business review" of its petrochemicals business. BP's petrochemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Big-impairment-charge-aromatics-oversupply-weigh-on-BPs-petchem-earnings-plant-closures-planned_64850.html
October 28, 2014
Synthomer (Harlow, UK) today warned in its interim management statement that its full-year earnings will be slightly below analysts' consensus because of weakening conditions in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Synthomer-warns-on-profits-as-European-demand-falters_64845.html
October 28, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened public consultations on dichlofluanid and salicylic acid under the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) regulation...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-dichlofluanid-and-salicylic-acid-under-CLH_64858.html
October 28, 2014
Green chemistry company GlyEco (Phoenix) says that it has signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with catalysis and process technology firm Haldor Topsoe. The two...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/denmark/GlyEco-and-Haldor-Topsoe-to-collaborate-in-developing-waste-glycol-recycling-facilities_64838.html
October 28, 2014
The European Commission, supported by the European Environment Agency (EEA; Copenhagen) has today released its annual progress report. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Climate-energy-progress-report-Europe-on-track-for-2020-targets-but-"bigger-push-needed-for-2030"_64849.html
October 28, 2014
Specialty chemicals distributor IMCD Group (Rotterdam) says that its distribution deal with BASF for acrylic monomer was extended to the Iberian region. These monomers are key raw...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/IMCD-and-BASF-extend-acrylic-monomer-distribution-deal_64842.html
October 27, 2014
Benzene exports out of the European Union have been decreasing during 2014, according to trade data. Exports stood at 107,000 m.t. in the eight months to August compared with 126,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Europes-benzene-exports-decline-on-diminished-availability-lighter-feedslates_64810.html
October 27, 2014
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) is calling on European member states not to follow the plans of the European Commission for new and tougher rules within...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/VCI-Europe-should-implement-existing-waste-legislation-rather-than-develop-new-tougher-rules_64808.html
October 27, 2014
The board of executive directors of BASF has announced a number of personnel changes. Gabriel Tanbourgi, president/care chemicals, will retire on 31 December. He will be succeeded by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-announces-several-personnel-changes_64807.html
October 27, 2014
Biopharmaceuticals group CSL (Parkville, Australia) announced today that it has agreed to acquire Novartis’s global influenza vaccine business for $275 million. The business will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/CSL-to-buy-Novartiss-flu-vaccines-business-creating-a-global-leader_64806.html
October 27, 2014
Borealis announced today the reappointment of Mark Garrett as Borealis’s CEO effective through June 2019. The new contract extension reflects Borealis's commitment to stability...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Borealis-extends-CEO-contract-for-another-five-years_64804.html
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