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January 31, 2014
Gazprom Energy (Manchester, UK) has formed a new commercial partnership with Tata Chemicals Europe to support production at Tata’s combined heat and power (CHP) plant in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Tata-Chemicals-forms-energy-partnership-with-Gazprom-at-UK-soda-ash-facility_58459.html
January 31, 2014
Machine and plant engineering firm Oerlikon (Pfäffikon, Switzerland) has signed an agreement to acquire Sulzer’s (Winterthur, Switzerland) Metco division for an enterprise...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Oerlikon-acquires-Sulzers-Metco-unit-creating-surface-solutions-leader_58458.html
January 30, 2014
Evonik Industries said today that it will commission a new Resomer plant at Darmstadt in the second quarterr. The plant, in addition to the development and manufacture of the products...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Evonik-opens-biodegradable-polymers-plant-at-Darmstadt-targeting-health-care-sector_58415.html
January 30, 2014
Stolt-Nielsen today reported unaudited results for the fourth quarter, ended 30 November 2013. Net profit nearly doubled, to $36.6 million from $18.5 million in the fourth quarter of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Stolt-Nielsen-reports-improved-results-following-pick-up-at-Stolt-Tankers_58413.html
January 30, 2014
Flavors and fragrances group Givaudan (Geneva) today reported its full-year net income rising 19.5%, to 490 million Swiss francs ($545.4 million), on sales 5.5%, higher at SF4.4...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Givaudan-reports-improved-full-year-results-confirms-midterm-objectives_58412.html
January 30, 2014
Johnson Matthey today announced the appointment of its new CEO and reported the third-quarter results, covering 1 October 2013 through 29 January 2014. Robert MacLeod will succeed Neil...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Johnson-Matthey-appoints-new-CEO-reports-strong-quarterly-performance_58411.html
January 30, 2014
Bayer says that its Bayer CropScience subgroup has signed two new agreements with Cellectis plant sciences (New Brighton, MN) on gene editing in plants. Cellectis plant sciences, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Bayer-CropScience-and-Cellectis-plant-sciences-extend-partnership-to-improve-crops-by-gene-editing_58407.html
January 30, 2014
Kemira said today that Randy Owens, president of the oil & mining segment and the North America region will leave the company on 30 April 2014 and Hilton Casas, president of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Kemira-announces-management-changes_58421.html
January 30, 2014
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) said today that it is introducing a new business model that includes a new organizational structure, a new management team and a cost competitiveness...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Perstorp-to-restructure-operations-cut-jobs_58420.html
January 30, 2014
Maritime bulk chemical cargo traffic at the port of Antwerp increased about 10% in 2013 compared with traffic in 2012, to above 11 million m.t., the port authority announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Port-of-Antwerp-bulk-chemical-traffic-up-10-percent-in-2013_58416.html
January 30, 2014
Shell today reported its fourth-quarter group results and new CEO Ben van Beurden, who until recently was in charge of chemicals, set priorities for the group. Chemical sales volumes...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Shells-chemical-volumes-decline-new-CEO-sets-group-agenda_58417.html
January 29, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested more information from stakeholders on a proposed restriction of 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, or N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-requests-more-information-on-proposed-restriction-of-N-methylpyrrolidone_58388.html
January 29, 2014
The polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market in Europe is balanced, with January demand better than expected for this time of year, according to IHS Chemical's latest Market Advisory...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/PVC-demand-in-Europe-beats-seasonal-expectations_58391.html
January 29, 2014
Olefin production went down in Western Europe during the last quarter of 2013, compared with the same quarter of the previous year, according to figures released by the Association of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Western-Europes-olefin-production-declined-in-fourth-quarter-of-2013_58390.html
January 29, 2014
The European Commission has fined three manufacturers a combined €114 million ($156 million) for conspiring to fix prices of flexible polyurethane (PU) foam between October...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Europe-slaps-price-fixing-fines-on-producers-of-flexible-PU-foam_58389.html
January 29, 2014
Clariant and Haltermann (Hamburg) have joined forces in a second-generation biofuel initiative, Clariant has announced. Clariant's sunliquid-registered process converts wheat straw...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Clariant-Haltermann-cooperate-on-second-generation-bioethanol_58384.html
January 28, 2014
The European Union and 13 other members of the World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva), including the United States and China, have pledged to launch negotiations within the WTO to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/WTO-members-start-initiative-to-reduce-tariffs-on-green-goods_58354.html
January 28, 2014
Wacker Chemie today announced that it has agreed with an unnamed polysilicon customer to adjust volumes and prices. Wacker will continue to supply the customer with hyperpure...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Wacker-adjusts-solar-polysilicon-contract-to-reflect-market-conditions_58374.html
January 28, 2014
Yara International announced today that it has entered into shipbuilding contracts with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard for the construction and delivery of three 20,600–cubic meters...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Yara-invests-in-ammonia-vessels-seeks-shipping-management-partners_58349.html
January 27, 2014
Lanxess says that executive chairman Axel Heitmann has agreed to resign “by mutual agreement,” effective 28 February. The supervisory board has appointed Matthias Zachert, former chief financial officer (CFO) of Lanxess and current CFO at Merck KGaA, as Heitmann’s successor, effective 15 May 2014. Until Zachert joins, Lanxess CFO Bernhard Duettmann will perform the responsibilities of board chairman....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Lanxess-chief-executive-Heitmann-to-step-down-former-CFO-Zachert-named-next-CEO-updated_58319.html
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