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August 12, 2015
International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG; Frankfurt) has announced the completion of its acquisition of certain chlorvinyls assets from Inovyn, the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ICIG-completes-acquisition-of-Vynova-appoints-new-management-team_72674.html
August 12, 2015
BASF said on Tuesday that it is investing in expanding chelating agents production facilities at Ludwigshafen in response to rapidly growing demand, particularly for biodegradable...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-expands-chelating-agents-capacity-in-Germany_72863.html
August 12, 2015
Henkel on Wednesday reported double-digit second-quarter growth in both sales and earnings. “The main drivers were solid organic sales growth, last year’s acquisitions...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Henkel-achieves-solid-earnings-enters-Australia-New-Zealand-detergents-market_72888.html
August 11, 2015
Synthomer, in its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2015, reports sales, including its share of joint ventures, of £468.7 million ($731.4 million) compared with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Synthomer-reports-slide-in-first-half-sales-higher-profit_72866.html
August 11, 2015
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says that all relevant jurisdictions have secured the company's acquisition of life science company Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis). Merck, in September 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Merck-KGaA-secures-all-antitrust-approvals-for-Sigma-Aldrich-acquisition_72862.html
August 11, 2015
Brenntag says that it has expanded its distribution agreements with Dow Chemical's coatings materials segment focused on the coatings and construction business in Europe. The expansion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Brenntag-expands-distribution-agreement-with-Dows-coatings-materials-business_72861.html
August 11, 2015
Cargill says that it has signed an agreement with FMC to acquire its pectin operations, including a production site at Milazzo, Italy. Pectin is a key component of Cargill’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/italy/Cargill-to-acquire-FMC-pectin-operations_72858.html
August 10, 2015
The customer reference price (CRP) for styrene has been settled in Europe at €1,300/m.t. cfr ($1,434), down €25/m.t. against the CRP for July and flat against last week's fob...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Europe-styrene-CRP-settles-flat-against-barge-contract-for-August_72844.html
August 10, 2015
K+S (Kassel, Germany) said on Friday that PotashCorp has again sent an unsolicited letter to its management and supervisory boards of K+S proposing a “business combination...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/K+S-shareholders-back-boards-rejection-of-unchanged-PotashCorp-offer_72827.html
August 7, 2015
Denki Kagaku Kogyo (Denka; Tokyo) says it will acquire a 51% stake in Icon Genetics (Halle, Germany), which is active in R&D and service provision of biopharmaceuticals, from Nomad...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Denka-to-acquire-German-biopharma-firm-Icon-Genetics_72825.html
August 7, 2015
Altana (Wesel, Germany) announced Friday sales of €1.07 billion ($1.17 billion) in the first half of this year compared with €985 million in the corresponding period of 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Altanas-sales-increase-profit-profitability-decline-slightly_72820.html
August 6, 2015
CF Industries on Thursday said that it has entered a definitive agreement with OCI (Amsterdam) under which CF will combine with OCI’s European and North American operations as...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/CF-and-OCI-merger-will-create-largest-nitrogen-player_72792.html
August 6, 2015
Activated carbons maker Orion Engineered Carbons has reported a second-quarter net profit of €14.6 million ($16.0 million), compared with a loss of €6.4 million in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Orion-Engineered-Carbons-swings-to-profit-despite-lower-revenues_72815.html
August 6, 2015
Novozymes (Bagsværd, Denmark) has announced that its net profit was up 15% year-on-year (YOY), to 682 million Danish kroner ($99.4 million) during the second quarter. Ebitda was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Novozymes-reports-quarterly-profit-and-revenue-up-supported-by-exchange-rates_72793.html
August 6, 2015
EMS Chemie (Herrliberg, Switzerland) has today reported sales of 969 million Swiss francs ($990.0 million) in the first half of this year compared with SF999 million in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EMS-Chemie-sales-fall-on-currency-effects-but-profit-rises_72791.html
August 6, 2015
Flavors and fragrances firm Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) has posted sales of €1.33 billion ($1.43 billion) in the first six months of this year, an increase of 41% year-on-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Symrise-reports-double-digit-sales-profit-growth-in-first-half-robust-profitability_72789.html
August 6, 2015
Cepsa (Madrid), a subsidiary of International Petroleum Investment Co. (Abu Dhabi), says robust refining margins, cost containment, and deferred investments helped lift its earnings in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Cost-containment-and-deferred-investments-help-lift-Cepsas-earnings_72788.html
August 6, 2015
OCI NV has provided further details about the businesses it will not transfer to the new CF, in the merger transaction, which will create the world’s largest nitrogen player. OCI...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/OCI-will-retain-large-portion-of-business-post-CF-transaction_72800.html
August 6, 2015
Brenntag reports a 32% increase in net profit in the second quarter, compared with the corresponding period of last year, to €108.1 million on sales up 8%, to €2.7 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Brenntag-posts-sharp-increase-in-second-quarter-profit-forecasts-big-hike-in-full-year-earnings_72797.html
August 6, 2015
The United Kingdom’s £50-billion ($78.1 billion) chemical and pharmaceutical industry continues to grow solidly this year, according to the Chemical Industries Association...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/UKs-CIA-says-growth-is-set-to-continue_72786.html
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