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June 10, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started an open consultation on a harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposal for pirimicarb...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-opens-CLH-consultation-on-pirimicarb_61647.html
June 9, 2014
BASF can benefit greatly from US shale gas, says Jeremy Redenius, senior analyst with Bernstein Research (London). In a research note following meetings last week with Andreas...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Analyst-BASF-to-benefit-from-US-shale-gas_61620.html
June 6, 2014
The specialty chemicals division of MeadWestvaco (MWV; Richmond, VA) has signed exclusive agreements with three distribution companies for oleochemicals in Europe, including Russia...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/MWV-signs-three-agreements-for-oleochemicals-distribution-in-Europe_61603.html
June 5, 2014
Invista announced today that it is forming a collaboration with Eucodis Bioscience (Vienna, Austria), a biotechnology company focused in enzyme engineering and industrial enzyme...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Invista-to-collaborate-with-Austrian-enzyme-company_61584.html
June 5, 2014
Altana today inaugurated its new additives facility at Wallingford, CT, doubling capacity for paints, composites and other additives in its BYK Additives and Instruments division. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Altana-doubles-US-additives-capacity_61598.html
June 5, 2014
The European Union plans to announce its contribution to more ambitious climate action to 2020 during a UN conference on climate change, taking place 4–15 June at Bonn, Germany...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/More-ambitious-climate-change-goals-to-be-set-at-UN-conference_61588.html
June 5, 2014
The UK government has confirmed plans to change the country's trespass laws to allow shale oil and gas companies to drill under privately owned homes and land without the owners'...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/UK-government-plans-law-to-allow-fracking-firms-to-drill-under-homes_61586.html
June 5, 2014
The explosion that occurred in the evening of 3 June at Shell Chemicals' Moerdijk, Netherlands, site has caused styrene prices to rise and is expected to result in more balanced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Moerdijk-explosion-drives-up-styrene-spot-prices-in-Europe_61583.html
June 5, 2014
BASF announced today that it is implementing a series of measures within its home-care and industrial and institutional cleaning and formulation technologies businesses to strengthen...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-restructures-care-chemicals-cuts-jobs_61582.html
June 5, 2014
After assessing of Ranbaxy Laboratories' (Gurgaon, India) active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facility at Toansa, India, European regulatory authorities say...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-regulatory-authorities-to-reinstate-GMP-certificate-for-Ranbaxys-API-plant-at-Toansa_61581.html
June 5, 2014
Dieter Weinand. Bayer says that Dieter Weinand will become president of Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals (Berlin) effective 1 August and that he will also join the executive committee...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Bayer-HealthCare-appoints-new-pharma-head_61580.html
June 5, 2014
Output by the chemical industry in the United Kingdom could grow by up to 5% in 2014, says Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) economist Alan Eastwood. The figure is up from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/UK-output-growth-accelerates_61579.html
June 5, 2014
Brenntag says it has signed a deal to distribute the products of Bluestar Silicones (Lyon, France) in Europe, starting 1 July. Bluestar Silicones is one of the world´s leading...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Brenntag-signs-distribution-deal-with-Bluestar-Silicones_61575.html
June 5, 2014
Pemex, Mexico’s state energy group, said on Wednesday that it has sold most of its stake in Repsol (Madrid) for €2.09 billion ($2.84 billion) and plans to sell the rest...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Pemex-sells-majority-of-its-Repsol-stake_61573.html
June 4, 2014
The EU’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions fell by 1.3 % in 2012, to 19.2% below those in 1990, according to official data from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The European...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-reports-lowest-recorded-GHG-emissions-in-2012_61553.html
June 4, 2014
Sabic and Kringlan Composites (Otelfingen, Switzerland) have been working on a thermoplastic composite wheel prototype for a German automotive manufacturer, leveraging Sabic’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sabic-Swiss-firm-create-lightweight-thermoplastic-composite-wheel_61551.html
June 4, 2014

A huge explosion and fire on 3 June at a Shell chemical plant at Moerdijk, Netherlands, has injured two employees. An explosion occurred at about 11:00 pm local time at Shell’s MSPO-2 plant, which produces styrene monomer and propylene oxide, and was followed by a fire, according to Shell, The injuries are not believed to be life threatening, Graham van't Hoff, executive v.p. for Shell Chemicals, said in comments at the ACC annual meeting, currently being held in Colorado Springs, CO. The fire and incident were fully under control by 6:00 am local time on 4 June and Shell is working with local authorities, he adds.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/Explosion-in-Shell-chemical-plant-at-Moerdijk-injures-two-employees-Updated_61547.html
June 4, 2014
The Association of Petrochemicals Producers in Europe (APPE; Brussels) has changed its name to Petrochemicals Europe, Cefic announced today. The renaming reflects the current and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/APPE-changes-name-to-Petrochemicals-Europe_61548.html
June 4, 2014
Private investment firm OpenGate Capital (Los Angeles) says that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Solvay's polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compound business, Benvic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/OpenGate-completes-acquisition-of-Solvays-PVC-compound-business_61545.html
June 3, 2014
England is to join the rest of the United Kingdom in introducing a compulsory charge on most plastic shopping bags. The proposal will be announced today in the Queen’s Speech to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/England-to-introduce-compulsory-charge-for-plastic-bags-in-most-shops_61536.html
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