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July 30, 2014
 Selenis (Portalegre, Portugal) a subsidiary of Control PET (Santo Tirso, Portugal) has acquired Artenius Italia, the last remaining polyethylene terephthalate (PET) ...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Portuguese-firm-acquires-La-Sedas-PET-assets-in-Italy_62804.html
July 30, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says its sales for first-half 2014 increased to 2.66 billion Swiss francs ($2.94 billion), an increase of 18% in local currency, or 10.6% in Swiss francs...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Sika-reports-18-percent-growth-in-first-half-2014-sales-net-profit-leaps-25-7-percent_62813.html
July 30, 2014
Victrex (Thornton Cleveleys, UK), a producer of high-performance polymers, including poly(ether ether ketone), today announced its third-quarter results, covering 1 April–30...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Victrex-ups-sales-in-quarter-to-June_62805.html
July 30, 2014
Clariant’s second-quarter net income from continuing operations was up 17%, to 83 million Swiss francs ($91.5 million), while revenues from continuing operations declined 1%, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Clariant-confirms-outlook-on-improved-second-quarter-results_62794.html
July 30, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that European Union member states have indicated their intention to submit harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) dossiers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-announces-four-CLH-dossiers-submitted-two-intentions-added_62801.html
July 30, 2014
Bayer today reported a 13.3% rise in second-quarter net income, to €953 million ($1.28 billion), on 1% higher sales of €10.5 billion. Ebitda before special items was down...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-reports-higher-income-and-revenue-upholds-full-year-forecast_62793.html
July 30, 2014
The board of Yara International (Oslo) today announced the appointment of Svein Richard Brandtzæg, aged 57, as the company's new president and CEO. He will succeed Jørgen...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Yara-appoints-new-president-and-CEO_62603.html
July 30, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that four potential substances of very high concern (SVHC) have been included in the registry of intentions. European Union member...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-adds-four-substances-to-registry-of-intentions-as-potential-SVHCs_62800.html
July 30, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on harmonized classification and labelling (CLH) for bendiocarb (1,3-benzodioxol-4-ol, 2,2-dimethyl-...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-CLH-for-bendiocarb_62799.html
July 29, 2014
The European Commission says it is urging Germany to take stronger measures to combat water pollution caused by nitrates. The latest figures submitted by Germany in 2012 show that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Commission-urges-Germany-to-act-more-against-nitrate-pollution-in-water_62776.html
July 29, 2014
BP's petrochemicals business posted an underlying loss before interest and tax of $98 million in the second quarter on a replacement cost (RC) basis compared with an underlying RC loss...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BPs-petchem-loss-widens_62773.html
July 29, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has commissioned a cogeneration plant that will supply energy to pharmaceutical production and research operations at its corporate headquarters. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Merck-KGaA-commissions-cogeneration-plant-at-Darmstadt_62772.html
July 29, 2014
Lenzing announced today that it has started production at its large-scale Tencel cellulose fiber plant at Lenzing, Austria. The plant has capacity for 67,000 m.t./year of Tencel fiber...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lenzing-starts-up-large-Tencel-fiber-plant-in-Austria_62770.html
July 29, 2014
Elementis today announced its interim six-month results, reporting a 5% rise in operating profit, to $76.8 million. Sales were up 3%, to $400 million, while operating margin, at 19%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Elementiss-profits-and-revenues-rise_62769.html
July 29, 2014
Linde (Munich), the gases and engineering group, today reported a 4.3% drop in second-quarter adjusted operating profit, to €969 million ($1.30 billion), on 1.3% lower revenues of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Linde-reports-lower-profits-and-revenues-confirms-outlook_62768.html
July 28, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says its profitability for the first half of 2014 was “good despite weak demand in Russia.” First-half revenue was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Tikkurila-sales-fall-7-4-percent-in-second-quarter-EPS-increases-slightly_62759.html
July 28, 2014
Repsol (Madrid) has posted net income of €520 million ($698.4 million) in the second quarter, an increase of 95% from the year-earlier period. Net income from downstream...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Repsol-reports-higher-earnings-new-leadership-in-place_62732.html
July 28, 2014
The government has today announced plans to open large parts of the United Kingdom for oil and gas exploration, including unconventional oil and gas that can only be produced by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/UK-government-invites-bids-for-large-scale-shale-fracking_62739.html
July 28, 2014
BP has announced that Iain Conn, group managing director and chief executive/downstream, is leaving the company and is to step down from BP’s board by the end of the year. Conn...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BP-names-replacement-for-chief-executivedownstream_62740.html
July 28, 2014
Lesaffre Fermentation Technologies (Leaf Technologies; Marcq-en-Baroeul, France), a subsidiary of Lesaffre Group (Marcq-en-Baroeul) has acquired Butalco (Fürigen, Switzerland), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Biofuels-firm-Leaf-Technologies-acquires-biotechnology-start-up_62743.html
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