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April 24, 2015
Styrene spot prices are starting to cool in Europe with the arrival of long-awaited imports. But the possibility of increased contract prices for May has not yet moved down the agenda...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Europe-styrene-spot-prices-start-to-cool-but-contract-hike-expected_69808.html
April 24, 2015
Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) says that its recurring Ebitda (Rebitda) increased 21% in the first quarter compared with the corresponding period of last year, to €46 million, on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Tessenderlos-earnings-rise-on-firm-ag-markets_69800.html
April 24, 2015
A. Schulman says that it has expanded its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) compounding capacity by adding a production line at the masterbatch plant at Bornem, Belgium. The added PET...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Schulman-expands-PET-masterbatch-compounding-capacity-in-Belgium_69795.html
April 23, 2015
Europe's ethylene supply has tightened more than anticipated, impacted by a series of unplanned, prolonged outages during what is usually turnaround season. With over 10% of capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Prolonged-outages-continue-to-tighten-Europes-ethylene-supply_69719.html
April 23, 2015
The European Commission has today announced that it proposes to amend existing legislation to give European member states more freedom to restrict or prohibit the use of EU-authorized...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EU-member-states-to-have-bigger-say-on-use-of-GMOs-in-food-and-feed_69667.html
April 22, 2015
Hydrodealkylation (HDA) economics swung into positive territory in Europe last week for the first time since November and are averaging $39/m.t. this week. The momentum has come from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Europes-HDA-economics-swing-into-positive-territory_69680.html
April 22, 2015
The European Commission says it has sent a statement of objections to Gazprom (Moscow), alleging that some of its business practices in Central and Eastern European gas markets...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/European-Commission-alleges-Gazprom-abused-dominant-position-in-Eastern-Europe-gas-markets_69674.html
April 22, 2015
Celanese says that it plans to reduce acetate tow production capacity at the company’s Lanaken, Belgium site by 50%, citing declining demand in Europe. Celanese’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Celanese-plans-to-reduce-acetate-tow-production-by-half-at-Belgium-site_69673.html
April 17, 2015
The first shipments of an anticipated wave of styrene imports have started to arrive in Europe. This week, imports totaling approximately 15,000 m.t. arrived there from the United...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Wave-of-styrene-imports-starts-to-arrive-in-Europe-from-US_69568.html
April 16, 2015
Galapagos (Mechelen, Belgium), a biotechnology firm engaged in developing new treatments for inflammatory diseases, filed on 15 April with the SEC to raise up to $150 million in an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Belgium-based-biotech-firm-files-for-an-IPO_69472.html
April 9, 2015
The Global Fluorocarbon Producers Forum (GFPF), an industry body, has launched an informational Web site to better communicate its objectives to key stakeholders around the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Global-Fluorocarbon-Producers-Forum-launches-informational-Web-site_69308.html
April 8, 2015
Boosted by ongoing demand in the United States and firming crude oil prices, the European benzene-over-naphtha spread has moved into the $200s/m.t., up at least $100/m.t. on the month...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Europes-benzene-naphtha-spread-back-above-$200-as-US-Gulf-Coast-arb-opens-up_69278.html
April 2, 2015
BASF confirmed to CW on Thursday that it and University of Chicago Argonne LLC had jointly filed lawsuits against Umicore (Brussels), and one of its customers,  Makita...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/BASF-sues-Umicore-over-lithium-ion-battery-patent-infringement_69133.html
April 1, 2015
AkzoNobel today announced plans to invest more than €20 million ($21.7 million) in its organic peroxides production facilities at Mons, Belgium; and Pasadena, TX. At Mons, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/AkzoNobel-to-invest-in-organic-peroxides-operations-in-Europe-and-the-US_68946.html
April 1, 2015
Solvay says that, effective 1 April, it has created a new global business unit — Special Chem — that will integrate the company’s rare earth systems and special...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Solvay-creates-new-global-special-chem-business-unit-based-at-Seoul_69091.html
March 19, 2015
Ineos and Solvay said today that they have reached an agreement with International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG; Luxembourg) to acquire the assets being divested by Ineos. This...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Ineos-to-sell-assets-to-ICIG-as-part-of-EU-rule-on-the-proposed-formation-of-vinyls-jv-with-Solvay_68690.html
March 18, 2015
Flavors and fine ingredients company Frutarom Industries (Haifa, Israel) says that it has acquired flavors company Taiga International (Puurs, Belgium) for about $2.9 million. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Frutarom-acquires-Belgium-based-flavors-company-Taiga_68652.html
March 13, 2015
The spread between styrene and benzene prices reached an all-time high in Europe this week as spot styrene continued to surge but benzene faltered.   March styrene offers breached...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Europes-styrene-benzene-spread-reaches-record-high_68558.html
March 12, 2015
Prayon (Engis, Belgium), a leading producer of phosphate raw material and fertilizers, has announced a price increase of its phosphate products worldwide. The increase of around...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Prayon-raises-phosphate-prices-as-the-euro-continues-its-downward-slide_68470.html
March 11, 2015
Tessenderlo Group reported today a profit of €52.8 million ($56.8 million) for 2014 compared with a €65.1-million loss in the previous year. This swing to profit was due to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Tessenderlo-swings-to-profit-in-2014_68437.html
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