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November 6, 2014
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) has announced sales of 2.84 billion Swedish krona ($383 million) in the third quarter, up from SK2.65 billion in the corresponding period in 2013, or 7.1%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Perstorp-third-quarter-sales-increase-by-7-percent-profitability-sees-double-digit-jump_65185.html
November 6, 2014
Plastipak Packaging Inc., a subsidiary of Plastipak (Plymouth, MI), has been selected as the successful bidder to acquire the APPE Packaging Division of La Seda de Barcelona (El Prat...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/US-firm-selected-to-acquire-La-Sedas-packaging-division_65181.html
November 6, 2014
Fine chemicals company Dottikon Exclusive Synthesis (Dottikon, Switzerland) says it plans to increase its stake in Systag System Technik (Rüschlikon, Switzerland). Dottikon...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Dottikon-to-increase-stake-in-Systag_65177.html
November 5, 2014
DSM at its capital markets day in London today gave more information about its strategic direction. Feike Sijbesma, chairman and CEO said that the company has transformed itself in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/DSM-outlines-strategies-at-capital-markets-day-may-sell-caprolactam-and-acrylo-to-Ineos_65144.html
November 5, 2014
Artlant PTA, a producer of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) at Sines, Portugal, plans to restart production at its 700,000 m.t./year plant following discussions with creditors, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Artlant-plans-to-restart-PTA-plant-in-Portugal_65157.html
November 5, 2014
AMEC (London) said today that it has extended its offer to acquire fellow engineering and construction firm Foster Wheeler until 12 November. The offer has been extended to provide...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/AMEC-extends-offer-to-buy-Foster-Wheeler-new-company-to-be-named-Amec-Foster-Wheeler_65132.html
November 5, 2014
Brenntag reports a 6% increase in net profit for the third quarter compared with the corresponding period of last year, to €86 million ($107 million), on sales up 4%, to €2.6...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Brenntag-posts-higher-earnings-maintains-guidance_65131.html
November 5, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has prepared a draft update of the community rolling action plan (CoRAP). The plan contains 134 substances. It is proposed that these...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-proposes-updated-CoRAP-for-evaluation-of-134-substances-under-Reach_65137.html
November 5, 2014
Economic development in Germany has become blurred, causing leading economic research institutes to cast more skeptical glances at the economy, says chemical employers association BAVC...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Germanys-growth-estimates-revised-downwards-Now-only-1-3-percent-this-year_65128.html
November 5, 2014
Momfluorothrin and 5-chloro-2-methylisothiazol-3(2H)-one (CMIT) have been added to the registry of intentions (RoI) under the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) regulation...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Momfluorothrin-CMIT-added-to-registry-of-intentions-under-CLH_65136.html
November 5, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says that Stefan Oschmann, head/pharma business and member of the executive board of Merck, was elected president of the International Federation of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Merck-KGaA-deputy-CEO-elected-president-of-International-Federation-of-Pharmaceutical-Manufacturers-and-Associations_65126.html
November 5, 2014
Alent (Woking, UK), a supplier of highly engineered and customized specialty chemicals and materials, today announced the appointment of Andrew Heath as CEO. Heath, who replaces Steve...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Alent-appoints-new-CEO-issues-interim-report_65134.html
November 4, 2014
Murphy Oil (El Dorado, AR) said on Tuesday that Murco Petroleum, its wholly owned subsidiary, was unable to complete the sale of the Milford Haven refinery and terminal assets in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Klesch-pulls-out-of-UK-refinery-purchase-deal-leading-to-permanent-closure_65123.html
November 4, 2014
Repsol (Madrid) declared force majeure on ethylene at its 702,000-m.t./year steam cracker at Tarragona, Spain on 31 October, according to various reports. Unindentified technical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Reports-Repsols-Tarragona-cracker-has-production-difficulties_65108.html
November 4, 2014
PlasticsEurope (Brussels) and the European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC; Brussels) have published a “Manifesto on the Competitiveness of the Plastics Industry,” on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/PolyTalk-2014-How-to-make-the-European-industrial-renaissance-a-reality_65102.html
November 4, 2014
The chemical industry in Germany, including pharmaceuticals, picked up somewhat during the third quarter, Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says. Production...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Germanys-third-quarter-chemical-output-up-0-5-percent-on-previous-quarter-VCI-maintains-full-year-forecast_65094.html
November 4, 2014
SGL Group (Wiesbaden, Germany) today announced further streamline of its business organization, as part of a cost savings plan. The company says that it is reducing the number of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/SGL-reduces-business-units-from-five-to-three_65099.html
November 4, 2014
DSM today reported a 3% drop in third quarter 2014 net profit from continuing operations to €141 million ($176.4 million). Net profit before exceptional items from continuing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/DSM-reports-lower-profits-will-pursue-strategic-actions-for-polymer-intermediates-and-composite-resins_65085.html
November 4, 2014
CRACKING US ETHANE: Grangemouth with Dragon shale gas carrier Ineos Olefins & Polymers Europe said today that it has reached an agreement with Evergas to order an additional two...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-orders-two-more-vessels-to-ship-US-ethane-to-its-European-crackers_65089.html
November 4, 2014
AstraZeneca today announced that MedImmune, its global biologics research and development arm, has entered into an agreement to acquire Definiens, a privately-held company that has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/AstraZeneca-to-strengthen-oncology-portfolio-with-acquisition-and-collaborations_65088.html
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