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May 7, 2014
Brenntag posted a 3% increase in profit after tax for the first quarter, to €72 million, on sales down slightly, to €2.42 billion. Gross profit increased 1% year-on-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Upturn-in-Europe-North-America-boosts-Brenntags-earnings_60857.html
May 7, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it increased sales in the first quarter of 2014 of €470 million ($654 million) compared with €458 million in the year-ago quarter, or 2.6%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Symrise-sales-up-2-6-percent-in-first-quarter-Ebitda-rises-by-9-0-percent_60854.html
May 7, 2014
Arkema has posted a €77-million ($107.1 million) net profit for the first quarter, swinging back to profit from a €30-million net loss during the first quarter of last year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkema-swings-to-profit-but-sales-decline_60853.html
May 7, 2014
Ineos has reached an agreement with Evergas (Copenhagen) to expand, from four to six vessels, the former's order for a series of ethane vessels that are under construction in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-orders-two-additional-ethane-carriers-from-Evergas_60851.html
May 7, 2014
Borealis has awarded Jacobs Engineering with an engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) services contract for a previously announced project to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Jacobs-awarded-EPCM-contract-for-Borealis-XLPE-expansion-at-Stenungsund_60850.html
May 7, 2014
BASF has doubled capacity of its non-phthalate plasticizer at Ludwigshafen, the company announced today. The company increased capacity for its Hexamoll Dinch–branded plasticizer...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-doubles-non-phthalate-plasticizer-capacity-at-Ludwigshafen_60849.html
May 7, 2014
Linde says it achieved sales of €4.05 billion ($5.63 billion) in first-quarter 2014, an increase of 1.5% versus the year-ago quarter, or 7.3% after adjusting for exchange rate...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Linde-operating-profit-falls-2-7-percent-on-slight-revenue-increase-confirms-2014-outlook_60848.html
May 7, 2014
AkzoNobel and Solvay have joined forces with Ernst & Young to jointly develop a monitoring system that tracks and quantifies the use of renewable raw materials in paints, coatings...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/AkzoNobel-and-Solvay-join-forces-with-Ernst-and-Young-to-monitor-sustainable-raw-material-use_60847.html
May 7, 2014
Evonik says it achieved sales of €320 billion ($4.45 billion) in first-quarter 2014, close to the prior-period level of €3.21 billion, a slight organic sales growth of 1%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Evonik-Ebitda-falls-24-percent-on-organic-sales-growth-of-1-percent-reiterates-outlook-for-2014_60860.html
May 6, 2014
Kemira says it has completed the acquisition of BASF's worldwide AKD emulsions business. The deal was announced in late February. Financial terms of the transaction have not been...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Kemira-completes-purchase-of-BASFs-AKD-emulsions-business_60837.html
May 6, 2014
The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA; Brussels) has named Tom Crotty as its next president, effective 1 June. Crotty is currently an EPCA v.p.. He is also group director at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-group-director-named-president-of-EPCA_60836.html
May 6, 2014
AkzoNobel today officially inaugurated a membrane-process chlorine plant at the Höchst, Germany, industrial park, near Frankfurt. Management, employees, customers, and politicians...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/AkzoNobel-inaugurates-chlor-alkali-plant-in-Germany-CEO-confirms-targets_60827.html
May 6, 2014
DSM reports a €99-million ($137.4 million) net profit from continuing operations in the first quarter, down 21% year-on-year (YOY) as a result of currency movements, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/DSMs-net-profit-drops-21-percent-on-currency-movements_60822.html
May 6, 2014
Solvay reports €121 million ($167.8 million) in adjusted net income for the first quarter, up 20% year-on-year (YOY) and beating the company's previous forecasts, as demand...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Solvays-net-income-up-20-percent_60820.html
May 6, 2014
Bayer announced today that it has agreed to acquire the consumer-care business of pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. (Whitehouse Station, NJ), for $14.2 billion in cash. Bayer, at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Bayer-to-acquire-consumer-care-business-of-Merck-and-Co-for-$14-2-billion_60812.html
May 5, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) said on Friday that it completed its acquisition of AZ Electronic Materials, creating a leading solutions provider in the premium segment of high-tech...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Merck-KGaA-completes-acquisition-of-AZ-integration-to-be-completed-by-end-of-the-year_60778.html
May 5, 2014
Wacker Chemie today reported higher first-quarter sales and earnings and confirmed its outlook for the whole of the year. Ebitda was 73% higher, at €285.2 million ($395.8...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Wacker-reports-higher-first-quarter-sales-and-earnings-confirms-outlook_60779.html
May 4, 2014
Germany's environment minister, Barbara Hendricks; and the minister for research and education, Johanna Wanka, see a fundamental overhaul of energy production as a central element in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Germanys-energy-transition-is-key-for-climate-protection_60632.html
May 2, 2014
BASF announced today that the supervisory board has elected Jürgen Hambrecht, former chairman of the company, as its new chairman. He replaces Eggert Voscherau, who took over as...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-supervisory-board-elects-chair_60769.html
May 2, 2014
There has been a slight uptick in phenol and phenol derivatives demand in Europe partly as result of an improved economic outlook, notably in the automotive sector, and an absence of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Phenol-prices-firm-up-in-Europe-but-longer-term-sentiment-is-bearish_60758.html
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