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July 22, 2015
Global Bioenergies' (Evry, France) biobased isobutene process is now adapted for the use of sucrose, the main component of sugar cane and sugar beet. Global Bioenergies’...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Global-Bioenergies-adapts-biobased-isobutene-process-to-use-sugarcane-and-sugar-beet_72337.html
July 21, 2015
Croda's (Goole, UK) profit after tax for the first six months of 2015 stood at £97.3 million ($151.6 million), up 11% year-on-year (YOY), according to the company's unaudited...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Crodas-profit-up-in-first-six-months_72334.html
July 21, 2015
AkzoNobel has posted a 61% increase in net income for the second quarter compared with the corresponding period of last year, to €331 million ($361.7 million), on sales up 6%, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/AkzoNobel-beats-estimates-on-currency-effects-restructuring_72332.html
July 21, 2015
Victrex (Thornton Cleveleys, UK), the leading global producer of the high-performance polymer polyetheretherketone (PEEK), on Tuesday announced its interim management statement for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Victrex-reports-flat-sales-on-higher-volumes-acquires-Kleiss-Gears_72329.html
July 21, 2015
Yara International (Oslo), a leading global fertilizer producer, on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income after noncontrolling interests of 2.92 billion Norwegian kroner ($354.1...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Yara-International-reports-strong-second-quarter-results-on-lower-gas-prices_72327.html
July 20, 2015
GFBiochemicals (Milan) announced at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, at Montreal that it has started commercially producing levulinic acid (4-oxopentanoic acid) at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/GFBiochemicals-starts-commercially-producing-levulinic-acid-from-biomass_72307.html
July 20, 2015
TenCate (Almelo, Netherlands) and Tennessee Acquisition BV, a company controlled by a consortium of investors led by Gilde Buy Out Partners (Utrecht, Netherlands) and including Parcom...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Gilde-Buy-Out-Partners-leads-consortium-to-acquire-TenCate_72306.html
July 20, 2015
OCI (Amsterdam) and CF Industries on Monday confirmed that they discussing possible combinations or transactions of their businesses. “There can be no assurance that these...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/CF-Industries-and-OCI-confirm-discussing-possible-merger_72300.html
July 17, 2015
Shares in CF Industries (Deerfield, IL) spiked as much as 13% after the Wall Street Journal reported that the company is in advanced merger talks with OCI (Geleen, The Netherlands). According to “people familiar with the matter,” a deal could be concluded this month, says the newspaper....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/CF-Industries-OCI-NV-in-merger-talks-report_72294.html
July 17, 2015
An impasse in negotiations for the July para-xylene (p-xylene) contract price in Europe—which is dragging into a third week—may result in a split settlement, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Europe-p-xylene-contract-price-talks-for-July-feel-pressure-of-PTA-PET-imports-from-Asia_72281.html
July 17, 2015
Ineos is relocating many of its corporate functions back to the United Kingdom from Switzerland, says chairman Jim Ratcliffe in an interview that appears today in the London Evening...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-to-relocate-corporate-functions-back-to-the-UK_72231.html
July 17, 2015
Ineos has confirmed to CW that it is relocating part of its senior staff back to the United Kingdom from Switzerland. The company moved its headquarters from the United Kingdom to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-confirms-London-will-act-as-dual-headquarters-with-Switzerland_72272.html
July 17, 2015
Perstorp’s private equity owner, PAI (Paris), has appointed Rothschild to advise in an initial public offering of Perstorp, according to a Reuters report. The report cites people...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Private-equity-firm-PAI-looking-to-exit-Perstorp_72269.html
July 17, 2015
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have “strongly opposed” a draft EU law related to genetically modified (GM) food or feed. The European Commission proposed earlier...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/MEPs-strongly-oppose-draft-EU-law-on-GMOs-in-food-feed-call-for-plan-B_72207.html
July 16, 2015
Shell Chemicals has restarted its 940,000-m.t./year steam cracker at Moerdijk, Netherlands, Shell confirmed to CW today. Most of the production units at Shell's Moerdijk complex have...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Shell-restarts-Moerdijk-cracker-supplies-customers-with-product_72195.html
July 16, 2015
Vopak has sold its Vopak Chemicals Logistics Finland subsidiary to a wholly owned subsidiary of Oiltanking (Hamburg). The net cash proceeds, based on the debt-free enterprise value of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Vopak-sells-terminals-in-Finland-to-Oiltanking_72161.html
July 16, 2015
BASF has inaugurated a research building at Ludwigshafen after two years of construction. The laboratories and offices in the seven-storey building account for a total surface area of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-inaugurates-&euro50-million-R-and-D-building-at-Ludwigshafen_72191.html
July 16, 2015
Members of the environment committee of the European Parliament have called for “more ambitious national caps” on emissions of six main pollutants in the European Union in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/MEPs-call-for-tougher-national-limits-on-air-pollutants_72189.html
July 16, 2015
LyondellBasell Industries' site at Berre, France, continues to operate normally in the wake of explosions that occurred at the site Tuesday, according to French media reports quoting...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Explosions-at-LyondellBasell-site-in-France-were-a-criminal-act_72170.html
July 15, 2015
Westlake Chemical says that Karl-Martin Schellerer has joined the company as v.p. and general manager ofVinnolit. On 1 November, Schellerer will become managing director of Vinnolit, replacing Josef Ertl, who will retire, Westlake says....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Westlake-names-head-of-Vinnolit_72166.html
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