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November 20, 2013
Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) says that it has signed an agreement to sell its Aliphos feed phosphate business to EcoPhos (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), a technology provider and animal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Tessenderlo-to-sell-feed-phosphate-business-to-EcoPhos_56797.html
November 19, 2013
Thomas Swan & Co. (Consett, UK) says it has commissioned a carbon nanotube purification plant at the company's Consett production site. The plant has a capacity of 500 kg/year and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/UK-firm-commissions-carbon-nanotubes-plant_56796.html
November 19, 2013
An explosion today at Total's 360,000-bbl/day refinery at Antwerp killed two people, according to a statement issued by the refinery. The blast occurred at 14.00 GMT, and operations at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Explosion-at-Totals-Antwerp-refinery-kills-two-petchem-market-impact-uncertain_56782.html
November 19, 2013
The negotiations currently underway to form a new federal government in Germany are not going far enough in reforming the renewable energy act (EEG), according to Germany's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Germany-No-visible-moves-to-reduce-energy-costs-so-far_56778.html
November 19, 2013
Nestlé will work in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and seven multinationals that produce consumer goods, to encourage the responsible development of bioplastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Nestle-joins-Bioplastic-Feedstock-Alliance_56779.html
November 18, 2013
Koppers announced today that it is considering closure of a coal tar and petroleum products unit at its Uithoorn, Netherlands, facility by 1 July 2014. The company says its Koppers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Koppers-looking-to-close-Dutch-tar-distillation-plant_56758.html
November 18, 2013
Neste Jacobs (Porvoo, Finland) and Borealis have signed an agreement for the former to deliver the engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) part of a previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Neste-Jacobs-awarded-EPCM-contract-for-Borealis-PE-upgrade-in-Finland_56748.html
November 18, 2013
Lanxess says it has completed the expansion of its cresol production plant at Leverkusen and has begun operating a newly constructed reaction system as well as a second distillation...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Lanxess-expands-cresol-plant-in-Germany_56721.html
November 18, 2013
The European Union and the United States have concluded the second round of week-long negotiations for the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP). "Significant...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-and-US-conclude-second-round-of-trade-negotiations-at-Brussels_56752.html
November 18, 2013
Yara International says it has acquired water sensor company ZIM Plant Technology (Hennigsdorf, Germany). "This is a strategic step for Yara into a new segment of the precision...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Yara-acquires-water-crop-sensor-technology-firm_56751.html
November 15, 2013
The government of Argentina has protested Spain's decision to exclude Argentinian producers of biodiesel from accessing the Spanish market, today said Héctor Timerman...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Argentina-protests-ban-on-access-to-Spains-biodiesel-market_56724.html
November 15, 2013
The European Council says it has approved an amendment to a directive on batteries and accumulators in order to reduce the amount of cadmium and mercury released into the environment...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Council-approves-amendment-on-Cd-Hg-in-batteries_56722.html
November 15, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested testing proposals for tert-dodecanethiol (TDM). The hazard endpoint for which vertebrate testing has been proposed is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-tert-dodecanethiol_56727.html
November 15, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that its member state committee (MSC) has agreed that the agency should request further information on six substances. The MSC...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-to-request-additional-information-on-six-substances_56720.html
November 14, 2013
Odfjell swung to a $9-million net profit in the third quarter from a $39-million net loss in the corresponding quarter of 2012, on sales of $296 million, up from $276 million in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Odfjell-swings-to-net-profit_56698.html
November 14, 2013
About 30 workers who had occupied the manufacturing site of fine chemical company Calaire Chimie at Calais, France, for about three weeks, left the premises today after a court at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Restructuring-to-go-ahead-at-fine-chemical-plant-in-France-after-court-evicts-protesting-workers_56702.html
November 14, 2013
LyondellBasell’s supervisory board has authorized an interim dividend of 60 cts/share an increase of 20% above the company's most recent interim dividend. The dividend will be paid on 9 December, the company said on 13 November. LyondellBasell issued a previous interim dividend of 50 cts/share in October....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/LyondellBasell-increases-dividend_56674.html
November 14, 2013
K+S said today that lower prices and uncertainty on the global potash markets following the collapse of one of the world's two large cartels have contributed to lower third-quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/K+S-reports-lower-sales-and-earnings-seeks-savings-of-&euro500-million_56689.html
November 14, 2013
Merck KGaA today reported a much improved third-quarter net income and organic sales in a challenging market environment and raised its Ebitda guidance for the full-year. Net income...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Merck-KGaA-reports-higher-profits-raises-full-year-guidance_56688.html
November 14, 2013
KMG Chemicals will cease production at its electronic chemicals plant in Milan and transfer production sites in France and the UK, the company says. The Milan site, which was acquired...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/KMG-Chemicals-to-cease-production-in-Italy_56704.html
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