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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
November 5, 2013
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it has increased Ebitda 10%, to €290.2 million ($392 million) in the first nine months of 2013. Group sales rose 10%, to €1.4 billion, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Symrise-posts-10-percent-increase-in-sales-Ebitda_56446.html
November 5, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has set population reference intakes for vitamin C and adequate intakes for manganese, the authority says. EFSA is updating...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EFSA-publishes-reference-values-for-intake-of-vitamin-C-manganese_56444.html
November 5, 2013
The European Commission has adopted a proposal that requires European member states to reduce their use of lightweight plastic carrier bags. Such plastic bags are often used only once...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Commission-proposes-reduction-in-use-of-plastic-bags_56443.html
November 5, 2013
DSM today reported a 32% increase in third-quarter net profit before exceptional items, to €136 million ($183.4 million), on 4% higher sales of €2.4 billion. Ebitda was 27%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/DSM-reports-higher-profits-and-revenues-retains-full-year-outlook_56442.html
November 5, 2013
Brenntag says that Jürgen Buchsteiner, member of the Brenntag management board, has decided to leave the company at the end of his contractual term—the end of this...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Brenntag-board-member-resigns_56439.html
November 4, 2013
Sasol announced today that it is planning to mothball parts of its Herne, Germany, site as part of a greater initiative in its Sasol Solvents Germany business. The affected production...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sasol-Solvents-to-mothball-plants-in-Germany-cut-130-jobs_56416.html
November 4, 2013
Celanese said today that its French and Spanish subsidiaries have informed their employee delegates at Roussillon, France, and the work council at Tarragona, Spain, about their intent...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Celanese-to-close-acetic-anhydride-and-VAM-plants-in-France-and-Spain_56414.html
November 4, 2013
Gurit (Zürich) has posted a 16.8% drop in sales, to 76.1 million Swiss francs ($83.4 million), in third-quarter of 2013 compared with SF91.5 million in the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Gurits-third-quarter-sales-fall-17-percent-YOY-but-rise-11-percent-sequentially_56412.html
November 1, 2013
Wacker Chemie on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of €5.4 million ($7.3 million), a massive drop on the €28.8 million in the year-earlier period. Sales were down...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Wacker-reports-lower-income-and-revenues-surge-in-polysilicon-demand_56377.html
October 31, 2013
The Kiel canal, which runs across Germany and connects the North Sea with the Baltic Sea, has partially reopened, following a collision between two ships. The collision took place on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Germanys-Kiel-canal-partially-reopened-following-collision_56347.html
October 31, 2013
Clariant today officially opened a €100-million ($137.6 million) innovation center at the Höchst industrial park, near Frankfurt. The Clariant Innovation Center (CIC) was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Clariant-opens-major-innovation-center-in-Germany-will-seek-small-acquisitions_56342.html
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