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March 10, 2014
Geraldine Matchett. DSM says that its supervisory board will propose to appoint Geraldine Matchett as member of the managing board of directors as of 1 August. She will then become CFO...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/DSM-to-appoint-new-CFO_59423.html
March 7, 2014
Bristol-Meyers Squibb is closing its manufacturing plant at Cruiserath, UK, by the end of next year, which will result in 130 layoffs. Another 30 jobs will go at the company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bristol-Meyers-Squibb-to-close-pharma-plant-in-Ireland_59408.html
March 7, 2014
Jim Ratcliffe, chairman of Ineos, says that much of the European chemical industry could close within the next decade. In today's open letter to José Manuel Barroso, president...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-chairman-warns-that-Europes-chemical-industry-could-disappear-within-a-decade_59396.html
March 7, 2014
Evonik Industries (Essen, Germany) today reported a 63% drop in fourth-quarter net income, to €103 million ($142.8 million), on sales of €3.14 billion. Sales in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Evonik-reports-lower-profits-and-revenues-expects-slight-improvement-in-2014_59394.html
March 6, 2014
Bayer said today that it has completed the voluntary takeover offer for the pharmaceutical company Algeta (Oslo). Payment of the offer price has been made to Algeta's shareholders who...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-completes-voluntary-takeover-offer-for-Algeta_59387.html
March 6, 2014
Carlin Conner, managing director of tank storage company Oiltanking (Hamburg), has decided to leave the company for personal reasons, effective 31 March, according to Oiltanking's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Oiltanking-boss-departs_59375.html
March 6, 2014
Celanese has announced that it has signed a two-year extension to its existing contract with the Aachen Center for Lightweight Production (AZL; Aachen, Germany). The parties are...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Celanese-extends-research-contract-for-thermoplastic-composites_59371.html
March 6, 2014
Matthias Zachert will take over as chairman of Lanxess on 1 April 2014, more than one month earlier than previously announced. Zachert had originally been scheduled to take the reins...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lanxess-new-chair-to-start-in-April_59370.html
March 6, 2014
Seafield Logistics (Worksop, UK) has established an operational base close to the docks at the port of Immingham, UK, to respond to an operational change at Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Seafield-establishes-logistics-base-at-UK-port-to-handle-Tata-soda-ash-imports_59369.html
March 6, 2014
BASF has expanded production capacities for the company's Ultramid C–branded nylon copolymer for flexible food packaging films at  Ludwigshafen, BASF announced today. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-completes-nylon-expansion-at-Ludwigshafen_59366.html
March 6, 2014
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producers in Europe continue to struggle to maintain margins. The PVC market is currently balanced, so PVC prices are expected to remain relatively flat...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/PVC-prices-under-pressure-in-Europe-as-ethylene-declines-in-March_59376.html
March 6, 2014
Arkema and the Institut de recherche d'Hydro-Québec (IREQ; Montreal) have reached a collaborative research agreement for the development of a new highly safe electrolyte from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Arkema-and-IREQ-sign-R-and-D-agreement-for-electrolyte-in-electric-vehicle-batteries_59364.html
March 6, 2014
Merck KGaA today announced full-year and fourth-quarter results and said it has achieved its objectives for 2013 despite a challenging market environment. The company reports organic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Merck-KGaA-reports-strong-results-on-back-of-efficiency-measures_59356.html
March 6, 2014
The German and Norwegian authorities are working on a restriction proposal for perfluorooactanoic acid (PFOA) and PFOA-related substances and have launched a call for information, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Germany-and-Norway-call-for-information-on-PFOA-and-related-substances_59355.html
March 6, 2014
The European Commission has, as expected,  opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the planned acquisition by Huntsman of a number of titanium dioxide (TiO2) assets...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-Commission-opens-in-depth-probe-into-Huntsmans-acquisition-of-Rockwood-titanium-dioxide-assets_59362.html
March 6, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for 36 testing proposals on 21 substances. Several hazard endpoints for vertebrate testing have been requested, including...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-on-21-substances_59368.html
March 5, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on the harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) for E-glass fibers, glass fibers, and dicyclohexyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-for-glass-fibers-E-glass-fibers-and-dicyclohexyl-phthalate_59337.html
March 5, 2014
Technip (Paris) says it has been awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract by Shell UK for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Scotland. The contract is for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Technip-wins-FEED-contract-for-Shell-CCS-project-in-North-Sea_59335.html
March 5, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has proposed four substances as substances of very high concern (SVHC). The substances are the dihexyl ester of 1,2-benzenedicarboxyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-proposes-four-substances-as-SVHCs_59313.html
March 4, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it achieved record results in all areas for full-year 2013. The company announced a 23.8% increase in net profit, to a record 344.7 million Swiss francs...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sika-achieves-record-results-for-2013-including-net-profit-up-23-8-percent_59310.html
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