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February 5, 2016
The chemical distribution industry has formed an international trade association. The new association, the International Chemical Trade Association (ICTA; Brussels), replaces the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Chemical-distributors-form-international-trade-association_76978.html
February 5, 2016
EMS Group (Herrliberg, Switzerland), the performance polymers and specialty chemicals group, on Friday posted its 2015 results with net income rising 9.5% to 383 million Swiss francs...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EMS-earnings-rise-but-sales-are-dragged-down-by-currency-effects-lower-prices_76970.html
February 5, 2016
In the wake of ChemChina's $43.3 billion recommended bid for Syngenta, announced on Wednesday, speculation is growing as to the next, and possibly final, move in the agricultural chemicals consolidation process....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/More-consolidation-to-follow-in-the-agchems-end-game_76943.html
February 5, 2016
3M said Thursday that the States of Guernsey has dismissed charges against the company relating to the purchase, use and disposal of its Light Water Brand Aqueous Film-Forming Foam...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/3M-announces-dismissal-of-charges-relating-to-AFFF_76955.html
February 4, 2016
Royal Dutch Shell says that its chemical sales volumes increased 7% year-on-year (YOY) in the fourth quarter of 2015, to 4.18 million m.t. Shell’s chemical manufacturing plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Shells-chemical-volumes-increase-on-Moerdijk-recovery-downstream-earnings-slip_76948.html
February 5, 2016
Syngenta on Wednesday confirmed that it has received a formal takeover bid from state-owned China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina; Beijing), ending months of speculation over the future of the world’s largest agricultural chemicals company....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Syngenta-agrees-to-ChemChinas-$43-billion-takeover-IPO-planned_76911.html
February 3, 2016
Johnson Matthey (London) has reported sales of £736 million ($1.06 billion) for the third quarter of 2015, up 3% year-on-year for continuing businesses. The company states that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Johnson-Matthey-reports-sales-rose-in-difficult-conditions_76916.html
February 3, 2016
Lonza says that its pharma and biotech segment will enter the field of drug product development services, and these services will focus on parenteral-dosage forms, including products...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lonza-to-build-capabilities-for-drug-product-development-services_76914.html
February 3, 2016
Syngenta on Wednesday reported its 2015 results, with net income 17% lower year-on-year (YOY), at $1.34 billion, on sales down 11%, to $13.4 billion. Ebitda was 5% lower, $2.78...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Syngenta-reports-lower-sales-and-profits-scraps-seeds-divestments-share-buyback_76908.html
February 2, 2016
Givaudan (Geneva) has announced full-year 2015 sales of 4.4 billion Swiss francs ($4.30 billion) in 2015, up 2.7% year-on-year (YOY) at constant currency but down 0.2% in reporting...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Givaudan-sales-profit-increase_76879.html
February 2, 2016
Europe's styrene barge contract for February has settled at €925/m.t. fob Rotterdam, a decrease of €50/mt. from the January settlement. Following decreases in the benzene and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Europes-February-styrene-barge-settlement-down-&euro50m-t-_76894.html
February 2, 2016
Wacker Chemie said on Tuesday that it has achieved its sales target for full-year 2015 and slightly exceeded its earnings expectations. According to preliminary figures, Wacker's total...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Wacker-reports-higher-sales-and-earnings-starts-commissioning-US-polysilicon-complex_76877.html
February 2, 2016
Altana (Wesel, Germany) says that its coatings and sealants division has partnered with Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev; Leuven, Belgium), the leading brewer, under...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Altana-to-provide-PVC-free-bottle-closure-compounds-to-AB-InBev-in-China-to-up-production-capacity_76872.html
February 2, 2016
Nyco (Paris) says that it has commissioned a lubricant additives production unit at the company's Tournai, Belgium site. The new plant produces mainly antioxidants and coking...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/France-based-lubricants-firm-commissions-additives-plant-in-Belgium_76885.html
February 2, 2016
BP has announced that its petrochemicals business swung to profit in the fourth quarter of 2015 and said that it would cut up to 3,000 jobs in its downstream business. BP's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BP-says-petchem-business-back-in-profit-cuts-3000-downstream-jobs_76881.html
February 1, 2016
Huber Engineered Materials (HEM; Atlanta) has completed the acquisition of Albemarle’s Martinswerk business, announced in mid-December. HEM, a division of J.M. Huber Corp. (Edison, NJ), says it has kept Martinswerk’s current management team to ensure a smooth integration of the business, which has been incorporated within Huber’s fire retardant additives (FRA) business unit....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Huber-completes-Martinswerk-acquisition-retains-management_76848.html
February 1, 2016
Ercros (Barcelona) has announced a program to attract other companies to build manufacturing plants and other facilities, creating employment, at Ercros’s production site at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ercros-invites-outside-investors-to-Spain-site-following-chlor-alkali-closure-announcement_76851.html
February 1, 2016
Specialty chemicals company SKW Metallurgie (Unterneukirchen, Germany) says that it expects to post a huge net loss for full-year 2015 despite a better-than-expected operating performance. The company has also announced a restructuring to tackle the effects of the crisis in the worldwide steel industry....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/SKW-warns-of-big-loss-related-to-price-fixing-case-plans-restructuring-to-tackle-effects-of-steel-crisis_76829.html
January 29, 2016
Covestro is testing an innovative technology for recycling saline-process wastewater in polycarbonate production. On Friday, the federal minister for the environment, Barbara...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Covestro-opens-pilot-plant-in-Germany_76814.html
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