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November 27, 2013
Clariant's (Muttenz, Switzerland) masterbatches business unit will open its first project house at Pogliano, Italy, to demonstrate masterbatches products and processes. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Clariant-opens-project-house-in-Italy-targeting-applications-in-functional-packaging_56977.html
November 27, 2013
BASF has produced its first commercial volumes of 1,4-butanediol (BDO) from renewable raw material, and is offering product to customers for testing and commercial use, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-produces-first-commercial-volume-of-biobased-BDO_56971.html
November 27, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested testing proposals for cyclohexane-1,4-dicarboxylic acid. The hazard end point for which vertebrate testing has been...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-cyclohexane-14-dicarboxylic-acid_56974.html
November 26, 2013
The board of directors of Algeta (Oslo) today announced that it has received a preliminary acquisition proposal from Bayer. Bayer has offered to pay 336 Norwegian Krone per Algeta...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-bids-to-acquire-Norwegian-pharma-company-Algeta_56969.html
November 26, 2013
German chemical companies have invested more money abroad than domestically for the first time since 2001, chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says. Fixed foreign...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/German-chemical-companies-boost-US-investment-while-domestic-spending-stagnates_56940.html
November 25, 2013
Green chemicals firm Carbios (Paris) has filed its “document de base” with the French financial markets authority (AMF; Paris) as part of its proposed IPO on NYSE Alternext...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Carbios-to-seek-IPO-in-NYSE-Alternext-Paris_56937.html
November 25, 2013
Germany chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) has called for the economy to play a greater role in the discussion on climate change. The world climate summit, held recently in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/VCI-economy-needs-to-play-a-bigger-role-in-climate-change_56939.html
November 25, 2013
Wacker says it is expanding its sales collaboration with VIA optronics (Altdorf, Germany), a company that manufactures liquid crystal displays (LCDs), and the two companies have signed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Wacker-and-VIA-optronics-intensify-collaboration-in-optical-bonding_56932.html
November 22, 2013
The European Commission is asking Portugal to clean up large amounts of hazardous waste, dumped in decommissioned mines at Gondomar, near Porto, in 2001–2002. About 320,000 m.t...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EC-asks-Portugal-to-clean-up-toxic-waste-at-Gondomar_56913.html
November 22, 2013
The gas treatment plant for the Lacq Chemical Cluster 2030 (LCC30) project in southwestern France has been inaugurated by Jean-Marc Ayrault, French prime minister, in the presence of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkema-and-Total-inaugurate-Lacq-gas-treatment-plant_56909.html
November 21, 2013
The European Parliament has approved the regulation to set up Horizon 2020, the European Union's research and innovation program for 2014–2020, together with the rules for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-approves-Horizon-2020-a-$108-billion-research-and-innovation-program_56850.html
November 21, 2013
Kuraray has reached a deal to acquire DuPont's glass laminating solutions and vinyls (GLS/vinyls) business, a leading producer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB), for $543 million. DuPont expects the deal to close during the first half of 2014.
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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Kuraray-to-acquire-DuPonts-PVB-business-for-$543-million_56867.html
November 21, 2013
AkzoNobel announced today that it is closing two coil coatings production sites, one at Gamleby, Sweden and the other at Nurnberg, Germany. Production at the Gamleby site will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/AkzoNobel-to-close-coil-coatings-plants-in-Sweden-and-Germany_56869.html
November 21, 2013
The European Union intends to impose 'definitive antidumping duties' on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, effective 27 November, the European Commission says. The measures...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-to-impose-definitive-antidumping-duties-on-biodiesel-from-Argentina-Indonesia_56848.html
November 21, 2013
Merck KGaA says that its consumer health division has made substantial progress in driving the turnaround of the business, raising profitability levels to those of other global OTC...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Merck-KGaA-consumer-health-turnaround-on-track_56840.html
November 21, 2013
Johnson Matthey (London) reported £174.3 million ($281.1 million) in profit for its fiscal first half ended 30 September 2013, an increase of about 22% on the same period the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Johnson-Matthey-reports-22-percent-increase-in-first-half-profits_56849.html
November 21, 2013
University of Leicester (Leicester, UK) students have cloned the DNA sequences responsible for degrading toluene, the university announced. The cloning of these sequences could help...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/UK-university-students-clone-bacteria-that-degrades-toluene_56844.html
November 21, 2013
Europe's Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (Reach) legislation is a major trade barrier for US-based, chemical-manufacturing small and medium-sized...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Socma-EU-Reach-legislation-is-a-major-trade-barrier-for-US-chemical-SMEs_56842.html
November 20, 2013
Biochemical company Global Bioenergies (Evry, France) announced today that it will construct its second biobased isobutene pilot plant at the Fraunhofer Center for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Global-Bioenergies-receives-grant-for-second-biobased-isobutene-pilot-plant_56827.html
November 20, 2013
The official receiver of Kem One SAS (Lyon, France), the chlor-alkali and commodity polyvinyl chloride (PVC) division of Kem One (Lyon), met with the company's staff...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Three-bidders-left-in-race-to-acquire-debt-ridden-PVC-producer-Kem-One_56803.html
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