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October 21, 2014
BASF says that it has agreed to sell its global textile chemicals business to Archroma (Reinach, Switzerland), a supplier of specialty chemicals to the textile, paper, and emulsions...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/BASF-to-sell-global-textile-chemicals-business-to-Archroma_64543.html
October 21, 2014
Arkema announced today that it has joined forces with CEA, a research group focusing on energy and technological innovation, and Arjowiggins Creative Papers, the world’s leader...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arkema-CEA-and-Arjowiggins-join-forces-in-printed-electronics-collaboration_64602.html
October 21, 2014
Private equity firm Hannover Finanz Group (Hannover, Germany) has agreed to acquire a 28.6% stake in family-controlled plastics and specialty chemicals distributor Biesterfeld...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Private-equity-firm-buys-stake-in-distributor-Biesterfeld_64654.html
October 21, 2014
AkzoNobel today reported a 32% rise in third-quarter net income, to €205.0 million ($262.9 million), on 2% lower sales of €3.69 billion. Ebitda was 7% higher, at €487.0...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/AkzoNobel-reports-higher-earnings-lower-sales-in-challenging-conditions_64631.html
October 21, 2014
Dow Corning says it has opened an expanded health-care application center in the company’s European headquarters at Seneffe, Belgium. The facility is intended to serve customers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Dow-Corning-opens-expanded-health-care-application-center-in-Belgium_64628.html
October 21, 2014
The European Commission has issued a statement of objections to Honeywell and DuPont, citing its preliminary view that joint cooperation entered into 2010 concerning the production of refrigerant R-1234yf, also known as HFO-1234yf, used in automotive air-conditioning systems may have breached European Union (EU) antitrust rules....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Commission-investigates-DuPont-and-Honeywell-refrigerant-collaboration_64645.html
October 21, 2014
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) has reported sales of Swiss francs 83.7 million ($88.4 million) in the third quarter of 2014, compared with sales of SF76.1 million in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Gurits-sales-rise-to-$88-4-million-in-third-quarter-up-10-percent_64610.html
October 21, 2014
Christophe de Margerie, 63 and CEO of energy major Total, was killed at Moscow’s Vnukovo international airport last night when a business jet collided with a snow plow during...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/CEO-of-Total-killed-in-plane-crash-at-Moscow-airport_64629.html
October 21, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened public consultations on proposals for harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) of three substances: azadirachtin (Neem...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-CLH-proposals-for-azadirachtin-margosa-extract-and-terbuthylazine_64639.html
October 21, 2014
Germany’s energy-intensive industries association (BID; Berlin) has warned over higher burdens for industry as a result of unilateral, challenging climate protection goals. Utz...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Germanys-EID-warns-over-higher-costs-resulting-from-unilateral-EU-climate-goals_64636.html
October 20, 2014
PPG Industries says that it has expanded its application support center (ASC) for Central Europe at Hamburg. The Hamburg ASC will now provide premixed and frozen sealants and Semkit...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/PPG-expands-aerospace-sealants-capacity-in-Germany_64605.html
October 20, 2014
Ineos, which has already acquired two licenses to explore for shale gas in the United Kingdom, is bidding for more licenses, according to Tom Crotty, group director at Ineos. Crotty...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-ups-the-ante-on-UK-shale-exploration_64595.html
October 20, 2014
Euro Chlor (Brussels) says its general assembly has chosen Thomas Wehlage as chair of its management committee. Wehlage was elected for a two-year period. He is currently senior v.p....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Euro-Chlor-selects-Thomas-Wehlage-as-chair-of-its-management-committee_64600.html
October 20, 2014
Novasep (Pompey, France), a supplier of services and technologies to the life sciences industry, told CW during the CPhI trade fair in Paris last week that it is considering building a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Novasep-mulls-ADC-expansion_64597.html
October 17, 2014
Europe’s chemical industry is reinventing itself to stay competitive as high energy prices continue to cripple the sector and its share of the global market declines. This...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Cefic-Industry-reinvents-itself-to-be-more-competitive-growth-this-year-will-be-lower_64592.html
October 17, 2014
Chemtura will increase capacity for its Naugalube alkylated diphenyl amine (ADPA) liquid antioxidants at three sites “to prevent predicted future shortages of antioxidants in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Chemtura-to-expand-ADPA-antioxidant-capacity-at-three-sites_64580.html
October 17, 2014
Kuraray says that it has reached an agreement to sell the European polyvinyl butyral (PVB) film business formerly owned by DuPont, including the production facility at Uentrop...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Kuraray-to-sell-former-DuPont-European-PVB-film-business-to-Luxembourg-based-firm-GVC_64577.html
October 17, 2014
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC; Brussels) has produced a state-of-the-art review of test methods and computational approaches as alternatives to animal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-Alternative-methods-to-avoid-testing-chemicals-on-animals_64574.html
October 17, 2014
Increasing energy efficiency is a requirement to protect the climate but offers the German economy many opportunities, Barbara Hendricks, Germany’s environment minister, said...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Germanys-environment-minister-Economy-plays-a-central-role-in-climate-protection_64573.html
October 16, 2014
“Although we identified very significant operational and structural synergies, we were ultimately unable to agree on terms of a transaction that met the requirements of all our respective shareholders,” says Tony Will, CF president and CEO....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/CF-and-Yara-end-merger-talks_64570.html
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