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September 3, 2014
Solvay says it will shut down its adipic acid and KA-oil (Olone) manufacturing plant at Chalampé, France for maintenance for six weeks in September and October. Manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Solvay-shuts-down-adipic-acid-plant-at-Chalampe-for-maintenance_63616.html
September 3, 2014
BASF says it will modify its logo to mark the company's 150th anniversary in 2015. The slogan We create chemistry will be introduced into the logo, replacing The Chemical Company, BASF...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-alters-logo-to-mark-150th-anniversary_63591.html
September 3, 2014
Invista Technologies (St. Gallen, Switzerland) says it has licensed Invista’s R²R technology to Ariha Chemicals (Mumbai). Ariha plans to build the first standalone facility based on R²R, a technology for recovering byproducts from the waste stream of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) production....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Invista-licenses-R2R-technology-to-Ariha-for-new-standalone-facility_63596.html
September 3, 2014
Europe's chemicals output dipped in June for the second straight month after growing eight consecutive months, according to the latest Cefic Chemicals Trends Report, published today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-chemical-output-down-in-June-first-half-production-up-slightly_63600.html
September 3, 2014
Myriant (Quincy, MA), a renewable chemicals company, says it has signed a distribution agreement with specialty chemicals distributor Azelis (Antwerp). Azelis is now distributing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Myriant-and-Azelis-sign-European-distribution-agreement-for-biosuccinic-acid_63590.html
September 2, 2014
Ineos announced today that its Ineos Compounds unit and Doeflex Compounding have combined their polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounding operations. The news follows a recent approval by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Ineos-and-Doeflex-combine-PVC-compounding-operations_63581.html
September 2, 2014
Accella Performance Materials (St. Louis), a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital (New York), has purchased Zeus Tyrefill Systems (Dortmund, Germany) for an undisclosed sum, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Arsenals-Accella-buys-German-tire-materials-firm_63564.html
September 2, 2014
Evonik Industries says that about €2 billion ($2.6 billion) of the company's 2012–16 investment program is being spent in Germany. Investments include new capacities for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Evonik-highlights-&euro2-billion-investment-across-German-sites_63557.html
September 2, 2014
Germany's chemical output during the second quarter was up 0.3% year-on-year (YOY) but output contracted by 2.3% compared with the first quarter, says the country's chemical industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/VCI-says-Germanys-chemical-output-declined-sequentially-in-the-second-quarter-cuts-forecast_63554.html
September 2, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has launched a public consultation on its earlier recommendation that 22 substances be added to the list of substances subject to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/ECHA-consults-on-recommendation-that-22-substances-be-added-to-Reach-authorization-list_63563.html
September 2, 2014
Haldor Topsoe today announced that it has been selected, in collaboration with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI; Tokyo), to design the ammonia plant in the previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/denmark/Haldor-Topsoe-awarded-contract-for-fertilizer-plant-in-Turkmenistan_63553.html
September 1, 2014
Bulk logistics and transportation company Suttons Group (Widnes, UK) says it has acquired bulk chemical road transport company Imperial Tankers (Stockton-on-Tees, UK) from Hargreaves...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/UK-chemical-road-tanker-firm-changes-hands_63550.html
September 1, 2014
Borealis says it has completed the previously announced acquisition of DuPont's 67% stake in the companies' Speciality Polymers Antwerp joint venture. The deal makes Borealis 100%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Borealis-completes-buyout-of-DuPonts-stake-in-Speciality-Polymers-Antwerp_63545.html
August 27, 2014
Tessenderlo Group reports a net profit of €27.7 million ($36.5 million) for the first half of the year compared with a €35.1-million net loss in the first half of 2013...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Tessenderlo-swings-to-profit-during-first-half_63417.html
August 22, 2014
Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland) reports a 1.6% rise in net profits for the first six months of 2014 compared with the year-ago period, to 18.8 million Swiss francs ($20.5 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/switzerland/Siegfried-reports-a-slight-increase-in-profits_63355.html
August 22, 2014
Resin Trade (Burton on Trent, UK), a polymer distribution company, has selected polyethylene (PE) bag manufacturer Duo UK to be the first UK-based company to produce mailing bags using...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Duo-UK-to-produce-mailing-bags-using-Braskems-Green-PE_63349.html
August 21, 2014
Clariant’s industrial and consumer specialties plant at Gendorf, Germany, has been granted mass balance certification from the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO; London)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Clariant-plant-in-Germany-gains-RSPO-certification_63336.html
August 21, 2014
Lenzing today reported Ebitda declined 29%, to €91.1 million ($121.9 million), in the first six months of 2014 on 9.1% lower sales of €900.0 million. Ebitda margin declined...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Lenzing-reports-lower-sales-and-earnings-speeds-up-savings-plan_63328.html
August 20, 2014
Novomer (Waltham, MA) says it has appointed Nordmann, Rassmann (Hamburg) as its authorized distributor of Converge-branded polypropylene carbonate (PPC) polyols in Germany. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Novomer-appoints-distributor-for-its-PPC-polyols-in-Germany_63315.html
August 20, 2014
Vopak posted a 15% fall in net profit for the first half of 2014 compared with the corresponding period of last year, to €138 million, on flat sales of €647 million. Ebitda...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Strong-euro-dents-Vopaks-profits_63314.html
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