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November 12, 2013
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says it will change its external reporting structure by reducing to two reporting segments instead of the previous four. The company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Tikkurila-to-change-reporting-structure-from-2014_56638.html
November 12, 2013
Henkel today reported adjusted third-quarter operating profit of €672 million ($899.7 million), 6.5% up on the year-earlier quarter. Sales were down 2.6%, to €4.18 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Henkel-reports-higher-profits-raises-full-year-Ebit-margin-forecast_56637.html
November 12, 2013
Wacker Biotech, a subsidiary of Wacker Chemie, today announced plans to acquire a production site for bioengineered pharmaceutical proteins (biologics), including the associated...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Wacker-Biotech-acquires-biologics-firm-in-Germany_56635.html
November 12, 2013
Lanxess today reported lower third-quarter earnings and revenues and downgraded its full-year 2013 guidance. Third-quarter net income was down 88%, to €11 million ($14.7 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lanxess-downgrades-full-year-guidance-after-third-quarter-earnings-sales-decline_56632.html
November 11, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on a proposal for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) for 1,2-dichloropropane (propylene dichloride). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-invites-comments-on-proposals-for-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-of-12-dichloropropane_56617.html
November 11, 2013
Axens (Rueil-Malmaison, France), IFP Energies Nouvelles (Ifpen; Rueil-Malmaison), and Michelin have launched BioButterfly, a plant chemistry research partnership that aims to develop...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Axens-partners-with-Michelin-IFP-in-French-research-initiative-for-biobased-butadiene_56616.html
November 11, 2013
Pharmaceuticals major Novartis (Basel) today announced a definitive agreement to divest its blood transfusion diagnostics unit, headquartered in Emeryville, CA, to Grifols (Barcelona)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Novartis-to-divest-blood-transfusion-diagnostics-unit-to-Grifols-may-sell-animal-health-and-OTC-units_56610.html
November 8, 2013
Chemicals production declined 1.1% in the European Union in the first eight months of 2013 compared with the same period of last year, Cefic says. Monthly production slipped 0.5% in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Chemicals-output-declines-in-the-EU-but-industry-confidence-rises_56589.html
November 8, 2013
Ineos Oxide, an Ineos subsidiary, says that its deepsea ethylene import terminal at the company's manufacturing site at Zwijndrecht, near Antwerp, is fully operational. The terminal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-inaugurates-ethylene-import-terminal-in-Belgium_56584.html
November 8, 2013
Borealis today reported an improvement in sales and profits and said that the polyolefins business saw some improvement in margins. Fertilizer margins, in contrast, have deteriorated...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Borealis-reports-improved-results-Borouge-3-in-start-up-phase_56560.html
November 7, 2013
Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in Germany have called for the speedy formation of a new federal government, so that important reforms can be implemented, says industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/VCI-calls-for-rapid-reform-of-renewable-energy-laws-opposes-any-increase-in-tax_56344.html
November 7, 2013
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says "its profitability was at a record-high level in third-quarter 2013." Ebit before non-recurring items was €33.3...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Tikkurila-posts-record-third-quarter-profitability_56525.html
November 7, 2013
The European Commission has referred a request related to cultivation of a genetically-modified organism (GMO), originally submitted 12 years ago, to the council of ministers. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Commission-refers-GMO-cultivation-request-to-Council-of-Ministers_56519.html
November 7, 2013
The European Commission has proposed the legislation necessary for the European Union to formally ratify the second commitment period (2013–2020) of the Kyoto Protocol on climate...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Commission-proposes-ratification-of-second-phase-of-Kyoto-Protocol_56517.html
November 7, 2013
BP announced today that it is ready to commercialize two new technologies: the SaaBre synthesis gas (syngas)-to-acetic acid process and Hummingbird, a process that directly converts...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BP-to-commercialize-breakthrough-acetic-acid-technology-at-a-world-scale-plant_56515.html
November 7, 2013
Arkema posted Ebitda of €233 million ($315 million) in third-quarter 2013, a decline of 12.4% year-on-year (YoY). Ebitda margin for the period was 15.6% compared with 16.6% in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkema-reports-solid-performance-in-less-favorable-environment-Ebitda-falls-12-4-percent_56514.html
November 6, 2013
The chemical industry in Germany slowed during third-quarter 2013, chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) says. Production in July–September remained at the level of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/germany/German-chemical-industry-Restrained-start-to-second-half-2013_56479.html
November 6, 2013
Brenntag posted a 1.9% increase in profit after tax for the third quarter compared with the corresponding period of last year, to €81 million ($110 million), on sales up 0.6%, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Brenntag-posts-higher-earnings-sales-restructuring-boosts-results-in-Europe_56478.html
November 5, 2013
The European Commisison says it has opened an in-depth investigation into the previously announced plans of Solvay and Ineos to merge their chlorvinyls activities in Europe into a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Europe-launches-in-depth-investigation-into-proposed-Solvay-Ineos-chlorvinyls-JV_56455.html
November 5, 2013
Plant engineering and construction group ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions announced today that it has agreed with De Nora (Milan), an electrochemical technologies supplier, to form a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ThyssenKrupp-and-De-Nora-form-chlor-alkali-engineering-joint-venture_56447.html
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