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May 27, 2014
Pfizer confirmed today that its “informal” offer to acquire AstraZeneca for £69.4 billion (117 billion) has lapsed and that it was consequently withdrawing the offer...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Pfizer-walks-away-from-AstraZeneca-bid_61321.html
May 27, 2014
The structure of Europe's chemical distribution industry will change fundamentally over the next 10–20 years, say speakers at the European Association of Chemical Distributors...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/FECC-2014-Relationships-with-suppliers-drive-change-in-Europes-distribution-sector_61331.html
May 27, 2014
BASF today announced the construction of a new plant to manufacture polyalkylene glycol (PAG)–based lubricants at its Ludwigshafen site. The facility will start operations by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-builds-polyalkylene-glycol-plant-at-Ludwigshafen_61316.html
May 27, 2014
BASF said today that it plans to increase its 2014 R&D budget to 3% of group sales, excluding oil and gas. At today’s annual research press conference, devoted to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-affirms-commitment-to-R-and-D-with-increased-budget-will-globalize-research_61328.html
May 23, 2014
Vopak (Rotterdam) has completed upgrading its benzene and pyrolysis gas (pygas) storage capacity in its terminal at Botlek, Netherlands. Total seabound throughput of benzene, toluene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Vopak-upgrades-aromatics-storage-capacity-in-the-Netherlands_61297.html
May 23, 2014
DSM's nutritional products division and natural ingredients company Isobionics (Geleen, Netherlands) have entered into an exclusive partnership to distribute valencene and nootkatone...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/DSM-and-Isobionics-sign-aroma-ingredients-distribution-deal_61289.html
May 22, 2014
Ineos says that its compounds subsidiary and Doeflex Compounding (Swindon, UK) intend to combine their polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounding businesses. The proposed combination would...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-and-Doeflex-seek-to-combine-PVC-compounding-businesses_61218.html
May 22, 2014
Archroma (Reinach, Switzerland), the former textile, paper, and emulsions businesses of Clariant, has acquired a 49% stake in M. Dohmen (San Vittore, Switzerland), Archoma announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Archroma-takes-stake-in-textile-dye-firm_61225.html
May 22, 2014
AstraZeneca has rejected Pfizer's latest offer to buy AstraZeneca. Pfizer says its offer, which values AstraZeneca at £69 billion ($116 billion), is "final" and cannot...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/AstraZeneca-rejects-Pfizers-latest-offer_61131.html
May 22, 2014
BASF’s board members at today’s investor day in London outlined the company’s plans for the chemicals segment, which last year accounted for 23% of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-investor-day-Board-members-outline-strategy-for-chemicals-segment_61251.html
May 22, 2014
Air Liquide announced today that it has acquired Scientific and Technical Gases Ltd. (STG; Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK), a global supplier of calibration and specialty gases and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Air-Liquide-acquires-UK-based-specialty-gas-company_61229.html
May 22, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says today it is entering into a strategic partnership with the non-profit organizations Global Nature Fund and the Union for Ethical BioTrade. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Symrise-enters-into-strategic-partnership-to-preserve-biodiversity_61227.html
May 22, 2014
Borealis and Borouge, a joint venture with Abu Dhabi National Oil Co., have been working with the Renault-Nissan Alliance to develop a range of polypropylene (PP) materials that meet...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Borealis-develops-PP-range-for-Renault-Nissan_61223.html
May 22, 2014
Novasep (Pompey, France), a supplier of services and technologies to the life sciences industry, says that it has completed a €4-million ($5.5 million) expansion of its highly...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Novasep-completes-expansion-of-HPAPI-capacity-in-France_61222.html
May 21, 2014
The German association of biotechnology industries (DIB; Frankfurt), at its annual press conference at Frankfurt today, criticize the contradictory character of the federal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/DIB-German-government-policy-on-biotech-is-contradictory_61190.html
May 21, 2014
The European Commission says that UK plans to compensate certain energy-intensive users from higher electricity costs triggered by a mandatory carbon price floor—a tax on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Commission-approves-UK-plan-to-compensate-energy-intensive-users-for-carbon-tax_61189.html
May 21, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started an open consultation on a harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposal for chlorsulfuron. The substance is listed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-opens-CLH-consultation-on-chlorsulfon_61186.html
May 21, 2014
Biotechnology companies in Germany are expecting “moderate growth” in turnover for the year 2014, according to a trend survey conducted among member companies of the German...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/German-biotechnology-confident-for-2014_61191.html
May 20, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it will acquire the business of Klebag Chemie (Ennetbürgen, Switzerland), a manufacturer of adhesives for the sealing, bonding, and flooring markets...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sika-acquires-Swiss-adhesives-manufacturer_61150.html
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