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January 16, 2015
Synthomer (Harlow, UK), a producer of synthetic and natural rubber latices and specialty emulsion polymers today said in its trading update for 2014 that trading and profitability have...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Synthomer-gives-trading-update-new-CEO-to-join-this-month_66921.html
January 16, 2015
DSM says that its personal-care business, a global provider of ingredients for beauty products, has signed a distribution agreement with chemical distribution company Arkem Kimya...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/DSM-signs-distribution-deal-with-Turkish-firm_66918.html
January 16, 2015
Clariant announced today that it has acquired privately owned deicing specialist Aerochem (Stockholm). Aerochem is a leading supplier of deicing fluids to the aviation and railway...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Clariant-acquires-Swedish-deicing-firm-Aerochem_66914.html
January 15, 2015
Air Liquide has acquired a 65% stake in Optimal Medical Therapies (OMT; Frittlingen Germany), a home infusion provider, for an undisclosed amount. OMT provides home health-care...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Air-Liquide-acquires-home-health-care-provider-in-Germany_66859.html
January 15, 2015
The ongoing failure of Asia's monthly para-xylene (p-xylene) contract price mechanism to reach a settlement is creating frustration in Europe, which has historically relied on Asia to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Delays-to-Asia-p-xylene-contract-settlements-cause-frustration-in-Europe_66860.html
January 15, 2015
Versalis, the chemicals subsidiary of ENI (Rome), has announced the temporary restart of the company's naphtha cracker at Porto Marghera, Italy, as part of a supply agreement with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Versalis-confirms-restart-of-Porto-Marghera-cracker-to-supply-Shell_66850.html
January 15, 2015
Tamoil (The Hague) is considering the suspension of operations at its 55,000-bbl/day refinery at Collombey, Switzerland, the company announced today. The Swiss market for refined...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Tamoil-mulls-mothballing-small-refinery-in-Switzerland_66853.html
January 15, 2015
BP has lifted force majeure on acetic acid as well as acetic anhydride at the company's Hull-Saltend, UK  site, the company announced today. The force majeure was lifted effective...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BP-lifts-acetic-acid-force-majeure-at-UK-site_66854.html
January 15, 2015
Borealis has divested a package of proprietary fertilizer process technologies—including for the production of nitric acid, ammonium nitrate solution, and urea ammonium...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Borealis-divests-proprietary-fertilizer-technologies-to-Casale_66851.html
January 15, 2015
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), the business currently being carved out from the rest of Bayer with plans to list it on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, today unveiled a breakthrough...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-MaterialScience-to-commercialize-breakthrough-biobased-polyurethane_66852.html
January 14, 2015
The European Union will devolve to its 28 individual member states the power to authorize the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops, allowing national governments to either...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/New-law-widens-opportunity-for-cultivation-of-GM-crops-in-Europe_66814.html
January 14, 2015
Influential international shareholders have supported Sika management's battle to thwart a partial $2.78-billion bid from Saint-Gobain that would give the latter control of Sika. Sika...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/International-investors-back-Sika-management-in-battle-against-family-and-Saint-Gobain_66819.html
January 14, 2015
The availability of pyrolysis gasoline (pygas) has lengthened in Europe, leading to export shipments to the United States totaling an estimated 50,000 m.t. in the past month.  ...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Competing-cracker-benzene-dynamics-create-glut-of-pygas-in-Europe_66816.html
January 14, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has published its Reach 2018 Roadmap. Reach is the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-publishes-Reach-2018-Roadmap-to-support-companies-in-meeting-2018-registration-deadline_66815.html
January 14, 2015
Arkema says that it has completed a bond issue with a 10-year maturity and a 1.5% coupon. The amount of the issue has been fixed at €700.0 million ($826.1 million), taking...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkema-finalizes-financing-for-acquisition-of-Bostik_66813.html
January 13, 2015
Platform Specialty Products says it plans to raise $2 billion from senior notes and term loans to fund its $3.5-billion acquisition of agricultural chemicals firm Arysta. Platform says...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/denmark/Platform-raises-$2-billion-to-fund-Arysta-purchase_66807.html
January 13, 2015
The European Commission says that is has opened a tender for a “study on the regulatory fitness of the legislative framework governing the risk management of chemicals.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Commission-tenders-for-study-on-fitness-of-legislation-managing-chemical-risk_66792.html
January 13, 2015
Artlant PTA (Sines, Portugal), the shares of which are partly owned by former polyethylene terephthalate (PET) producer La Seda de Barcelona (El Prat Llobregat, Spain), has once again...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Artlant-postpones-PTA-restart-to-September-Europe-remains-well-supplied_66798.html
January 13, 2015
The Lufthansa Group says it will fuel its aircraft at Oslo airport with a biobased kerosene mixture. The company recently became the first airline group to sign this type of contract...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lufthansa-Group-to-use-biobased-fuel-on-flights-out-of-Norway_66791.html
January 13, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland), currently the subject of a battle between its controlling shareholders and its management over a $2.78-billion bid from France's Saint Gobain, today reported...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sika-reports-record-sales-in-all-regions-in-2014_66784.html
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