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October 16, 2012
The European Union (EU) has tightened restrictions on Iranian exports of petrochemicals, as part of a broadening of sanctions against Iran that aims to draw the Iranian government into...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/New-EU-sanctions-target-Irans-petrochemical-exports_47002.html
October 11, 2012
Production of chemicals decreased 2.4% in the European Union (EU) in the first seven months of 2012 compared with the same period in 2011, Cefic says. Production fell by 2.2%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Polymers-production-falls-dragging-down-overall-EU-chemicals-output_46817.html
October 10, 2012
Cefic says it welcomes the release of a European Commission industrial policy communication update that acknowledges the need for a strong manufacturing sector in Europe...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Cefic-welcomes-EU-industrial-policy-update_46853.html
October 9, 2012
The US FDA did a good job of implementing the Generic Drug User Fee Act (GDUFA), but has disappointed as far as the falsified medicines directive (FMD) of the European Union (EU) is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EFCG-at-CPhI-FDA-did-well-to-implement-GDUFA-but-disappoints-with-FMD-_46844.html
October 8, 2012
The geographic balance of demand in the global petrochemical market will continue to shift from Western Europe and North America to fast-growing economies in Asia/Pacific and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EPCA-2012-Petchem-demand-shifts-east-as-capacity-heads-west_46787.html
October 8, 2012
Tom Crotty, president of the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) and group director of Ineos, delivered an opening presentation today at the 46th EPCA annual meeting in Budapest...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EPCA-2012-Talent-and-technology-will-drive-industry-innovation_46791.html
October 8, 2012
Private equity firm OpenGate Capital (Los Angeles) announced today that it has signed an agreement with Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) to acquire Profialis, a major supplier of extruded...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/OpenGate-Capital-to-acquire-Tessenderlos-PVC-profiles-business_46789.html
October 7, 2012
Europe's olefins and derivatives industry must focus on adding value to its products, if it is to survive in a rapidly changing global petrochemicals market, says Matthew Thoelke...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EPCA-2012-Differentiation-is-key-to-survival-of-Europes-olefins-industry_46788.html
October 5, 2012
Tessenderlo Group today announced a major restructuring project to reposition its Loos, France site to focus on the production of water treatment chemicals, “securing the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Tessenderlo-invests-in-water-treatment-plant-in-France-to-close-fertilizer-and-pharma-units_46761.html
October 4, 2012
Cefic says it welcomes the conclusions of a recent European Commission report that the European Union's (EU) current regulatory framework covering nanomaterials, including the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EU-commission-satisfied-with-nanomaterial-regulations-Cefic-welcomes-findings_46660.html
October 2, 2012
Specialty chemicals distributor Azelis (Antwerp) says it has sold its composites business to specialties distributor Velox (Hamburg), effective 1 October 2012. The sale follows a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Azelis-divests-composites-business-appoints-former-Clariant-executive-CEO_46638.html
September 28, 2012
Cefic has confirmed CW's exclusive report that Kurt Bock, chairman of BASF, is Cefic's new president. Bock was elected Cefic president, with immediate effect, today at the Cefic annual...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Bock-Confirmed-as-President-of-Cefic-ICCA_46574.html
September 27, 2012
Outdoor concentrations of particulate matter (PM) and ground-level ozone are persistent problems for many urban areas in Europe: almost one-third of Europe's city dwellers are exposed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Europeans-Still-Exposed-to-High-Concentrations-of-Air-Pollutants-Report-Says_46554.html
September 27, 2012
The European Commission has made two proposals to close loopholes in current European Union (EU) legislation on precursors for the illegal drugs methamphetamine and heroin. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EU-Commission-Proposes-Tighter-Controls-on-Precursors-for-Illegal-Drugs_46550.html
September 24, 2012
Total, one of Europe’s major oil companies, said today that it plans a $15-billion–$20-billion asset disposal program over 2012–14. The company is today holding an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Total-in-$20-Billion-Asset-Disposal-Plan-Expects-Major-Savings-from-Refining-Chemicals-Restructuring_46469.html
September 21, 2012
Syngenta announced today that it is bidding to acquire Devgen (Ghent, Belgium), a global leader in hybrid rice and RNA interference (RNAi) technology. Syngenta says that the intended...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Syngenta-Bidding-to-Acquire-Devgen-for-&euro403-Million-_46422.html
September 18, 2012
Kurt Bock, chairman and CEO of BASF, is expected to succeed Giorgio Squinzi, CEO of Mapei (Milan), as the next president of Cefic, CW has learned. The two-year appointment is exected...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Kurt-Bock-to-Succeed-Giorgio-Squinzi-as-President-of-Cefic_46335.html
September 11, 2012
Solvay says it is investing €10 million ($12.8 million) to double production capacity for specialty fluorinated aliphatic derivatives at the company's plant at Salindres, France...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Solvay-Doubles-Specialty-Fluorinated-Derivatives-Capacity-in-France_46163.html
September 6, 2012
The European Commission says it has launched an antidumping investigation into imports of solar panels and their key components originating in China. The investigation follows a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EU-Starts-Antidumping-Investigation-into-Solar-Products-from-China_46081.html
September 5, 2012
German chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) and Cefic each released data today confirming that Europe's debt crisis is weighing heavily on the region's chemicals business. VCI...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Debt-Crisis-Weighs-Heavily-on-Chemicals-Output-in-Europe_46066.html
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