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February 24, 2014
The European Council decided today not to oppose a proposal from the European Commission to delay the auctioning—backloading—of carbon dioxide emission permits in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Council-will-not-oppose-backloading-of-greenhouse-gas-allowances_59042.html
February 24, 2014
Bayer says it is extending the offer period for the previously announced voluntary takeover offer for Norwegian pharmaceutical company Algeta (Oslo) by two days, to 26 February. All...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-extends-offer-period-for-acquisition-of-Norwegian-pharma-firm-Algeta_59041.html
February 24, 2014
Borealis achieved €148 million ($203 million) in net profit for the fourth quarter of 2013, an increase of 48% compared with the same quarter of 2012, according to the company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Borealis-profit-up-48-percent-in-fourth-quarter-full-year-sales-break-&euro8-billion_59039.html
February 21, 2014
Chemie Uetikon (Lahr, Germany) says that it acquired the entire business and product portfolio of amino acid building blocks from CordenPharma Switzerland, an active pharmaceutical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Chemie-Uetikon-acquires-amino-acid-building-blocks-business-in-Switzerland-from-CordenPharma_59019.html
February 21, 2014
Shiseido (Tokyo), a leading cosmetics player, has agreed to sell its Carita International (Paris) and Decléor Group (Paris) activities to fellow beauty giant L'Oréal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Shiseido-sells-two-cosmetics-businesses-to-LOreal_59018.html
February 21, 2014
Philip Law, director general designate of the British Plastic Federation (BPF; London), today announced that  a new management lineup for the organization will be put in place...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/British-Plastics-Federation-names-new-management_58871.html
February 20, 2014
Chemical logistics company Talke (Hürth, Germany) says it has become majority owner of the former Friedrich A. Kruse jun. Logistics Services. The acquired business's operations...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Talke-becomes-majority-owner-of-logistics-facilities-at-Germanys-Chempark-sites_58974.html
February 20, 2014
Cefic has called for competitive energy and an affordable climate policy, on the eve of a European Council meeting on competitiveness. Gas and electricity costs in the United States...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Cefic-Europe-needs-competitive-energy-and-an-affordable-climate-policy_58945.html
February 20, 2014
The European Commission says that it welcomes measures adopted by the European Union's council of ministers today to better protect workers from risks linked to exposure to chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Commission-welcomes-measures-to-protect-workers-against-exposure-to-hazardous-chemicals_58941.html
February 20, 2014
Henkel's adhesive technologies business posted a 2% increase in operating profits for the fourth quarter of 2013 compared with the corresponding period of 2012, to €259 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Henkels-adhesives-post-higher-profits_58939.html
February 20, 2014
BASF announced today that Jürgen Hambrecht, former chairman and CEO, has been proposed as the next chairman of the supervisory board of the company. He is expected to replace...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Jurgen-Hambrecht-proposed-as-chairman-of-BASFs-supervisory-board_58937.html
February 20, 2014
Merck KGaA says that Simon Sturge will join the company from Boehringer Ingelheim (Ingelheim, Germany) effective 1 March 2014, to head the biosimilars unit. The Simon Sturge...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Merck-KGaA-appoints-Simon-Sturge-as-new-head-of-biosimilars-unit_58935.html
February 20, 2014
Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland) says that its board of directors has proposed the election of the current vice chairman Andreas Casutt as chairman of the board. Casutt will succeed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Siegfried-to-elect-Andreas-Casutt-as-new-board-chairman_58932.html
February 19, 2014
Myriant (Quincy, MA), a renewable chemicals company majority owned by PTT Global Chemical (Bangkok), announced today that it has supplied commercial quantities of biosuccinic acid...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Myriant-supplies-biosuccinic-acid-to-Oxea-for-use-in-biobased-plasticizers_58899.html
February 19, 2014
BASF says it has signed an agreement to divest its liquid masterbatch business at Clermont de l’Oise, France, to Audia International, a large global supplier of polyolefins and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/BASF-to-divest-liquid-masterbatch-business-in-France-to-Audia-International_58891.html
February 19, 2014
Clariant today reported flat fourth-quarter net profit from continuing operations of 85 million Swiss francs ($95.7 million) on 8% higher sales, SF1.56 billion, of which 7% is due to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Reshaped-Clariant-reports-improved-results-confirms-midterm-targets_58890.html
February 18, 2014
Air Liquide today reported an increase in profit and revenue for full-year 2013 and, in its outlook, said that “barring a degradation of the environment, Air Liquide is confident...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Air-Liquide-reports-higher-full-year-earnings-and-sales-upbeat-about-2014_58862.html
February 18, 2014
Styron and JSR (Tokyo) say that they have reached an agreement under which the former will acquire JSR’s production capacity rights for solution-polymerized styrene butadiene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Styron-acquires-S-SBR-production-capacity-rights-from-JSR_58861.html
February 17, 2014
Foster Wheeler announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Statoil (Stavanger, Norway) to perform a study for the Snøhvit improvement project 2 at Melkøya, 450...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-study-to-upgrade-Statoils-LNG-plant_58857.html
February 17, 2014
Versalis (Milan), the chemicals subsidiary of Italy’s energy major ENI (Rome) will close its synthetic rubbers plant at Hythe, UK during this quarter, according to Paolo Scaroni...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Versalis-to-close-UK-plant-this-quarter-as-part-of-downsizing-of-petchems-portfolio_58853.html
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