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February 28, 2014
Henkel has signed an alliance with CMS Technology (Danbury, CT), a packaging technology developer, to create food-safe antimicrobial additives for packaging, the company says. CMS owns...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Henkel-signs-antimicrobial-packaging-alliance_59236.html
February 28, 2014
Wacker Chemie (Munich) and Technische Universität München (TUM) have signed an agreement to extend their existing partnership in silicon chemistry for another six years...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Wacker-sponsors-Institute-of-Silicon-Chemistry-at-Munich-University_59228.html
February 28, 2014
Bayer today reported higher sales and profits for the fourth quarter and full-year 2013 and gave a forecast for this year hoping to grow sales by about 5% on a currency- and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-reports-higher-sales-and-profits-ups-pharma-pipeline-estimate_59225.html
February 27, 2014
Styrolution (Frankfurt), the global leading producer of styrenics jointly owned by BASF and Ineos, today announced record profits for 2013. Ebitda before special items for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Styrolution-posts-record-profit-on-strong-styrene-PS-margins-optimistic-for-2014_59151.html
February 27, 2014
Solvay's adjusted net income during the fourth quarter of 2013 totaled €25 million ($34.3 million), diving 87% compared with the fourth quarter of 2012, when the company reported...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Solvays-net-profit-down-87-percent-in-fourth-quarter_59113.html
February 27, 2014
Potash development company Sirius Minerals announced today that it has proposed to replace a proposed mineral transport system (MTS) at its planned polyhalite potash project in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sirius-Minerals-plans-new-transport-system-at-UK-potash-project_59111.html
February 27, 2014
BASF and Kemira say that Kemira will acquire BASF's global alkyl ketene dimer (AKD) emulsion business. Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. The transaction is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/finland/Kemira-to-acquire-BASFs-alkyl-ketene-dimer-emulsion-business_59142.html
February 26, 2014
Lanxess said today that it expects to record a net loss of €204 million ($280.2 million) for the fourth quarter of 2013 compared with a net income of €50 million in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lanxess-expects-large-losses-announces-fourth-quarter-impairment-charges_59115.html
February 26, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Pisa, Italy) has announced that it will hold a public scientific meeting on bisphenol A (BPA), to take place at Brussels on 23 April. The aim...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EFSA-to-hold-public-scientific-meeting-on-BPA_59119.html
February 26, 2014
Bayer says that the offer period for the previously announced voluntary takeover offer for Norwegian pharmaceutical company Algeta (Oslo) ended on 26 February, and Bayer had received...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Offer-period-closes-for-Bayers-acquisition-of-Algeta_59114.html
February 26, 2014
DSM today reported a 44% increase in fourth-quarter net profit from continuing operations before exceptional items, to €101 million ($138.8 million), on sales up 5%, to €2.22...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/DSM-reports-higher-fourth-quarter-profits-nutrition-hurt-by-soft-demand-and-currencies_59108.html
February 26, 2014
Lonza says that it will temporarily shut down its niacin, or nicotinic acid, production plant at Visp, Switzerland, for routine maintenance work. The planned shutdown will take place...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Lonza-temporarily-shuts-niacin-plant-in-Switzerland_59106.html
February 25, 2014
BASF today announced its fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 results and said it is cautiously optimistic about this year. Fourth-quarter net income rose 16.3%, to €1.14 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-reports-higher-profits-cautiously-optimistic-about-2014_59073.html
February 25, 2014
Flavors and fragrances group Givaudan (Geneva) today announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire 100% of Soliance and its subsidiaries. Soliance is currently a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Givaudan-to-acquire-French-producer-of-cosmetic-ingredients-Soliance_59021.html
February 25, 2014
Croda (Goole, UK) achieved £59 million ($98.2 million) in pretax profit for the fourth quarter of 2013, up 2.6% on the year-earlier period, the company announced today. Operating...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Crodas-fourth-quarter-pretax-profit-up-2-6-percent_59078.html
February 25, 2014
Sibur has appointed Andrey Frolov as executive director of Sibur International (Vienna), Sibur’s trading company, succeeding Ilya Gushchin, who left the company, Sibur announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sibur-appoints-executive-director-of-Sibur-International_59074.html
February 25, 2014
Elementis's (London) profit for full-year 2013 was up 6.4%, to $106.7 million, the company announced today. Pretax profit was $136 million, almost 2% higher than the $133.4 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Elementis-full-year-profit-up-more-than-6-percent_59072.html
February 25, 2014
Europe has launched Placyd, a large consortium to address directed self-assembly (DSA) lithography, Arkema says. Placyd is a EU-funded consortium of industrial and academic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Arkema-led-Placyd-project-launched-in-Europe_59065.html
February 24, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for testing proposals on 45 substances. A total of 68 hazard endpoints for vertebrate testing have been requested, including...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-calls-for-testing-proposals-on-various-substances_59043.html
February 24, 2014
Iluka Resources (Perth, Australia) is acquiring an 18.3% stake in Metalysis (Rotherham, UK), a Cambridge University spin-off that is developing a low-cost titanium process, for A$22.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Iluka-acquires-stake-in-developer-of-low-cost-titanium-manufacturing-process_59038.html
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