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April 27, 2011The European Commission has adopted a draft decision on how free-of-charge emission allowances should be allocated from 2013 to industrial installations covered by the European Union's...
April 8, 2011This Week on CW: Solvay is acquiring Rhodia for $4.8 billion, ending months of speculation over what the Belgian company will do with its pile of cash. At GPCA Plastics Forum in Dubai...
April 5, 2011Sigma Aldrich’s Aldrich Materials business will cover global research scale distribution and Afga will service larger-scale commercial opportunities....
April 4, 2011Solvay has agreed to acquire Rhodia for €3.4 billion in cash. Solvay will launch a friendly cash offer for Rhodia at €31.60/share under the terms of the deal, a 50% premium...
April 1, 2011Evonik Industries says it has started up a high-purity isobutene plant at its Antwerp site. The facility is designed to produce up to 110,000 m.t./year of isobutene and forms part of...
March 25, 2011Private equity firm 3i Group (London) has launched a process to sell chemical distributor Azelis (Antwerp), reports say. 3i has hired Bank of America Merrill Lynch to invite bids for...
March 22, 2011The Saudi government has established a technical panel to help resolve a dispute with the European Commission over possible European Union (EU) antidumping duties on polyethylene...
March 14, 2011
Industry aims to preempt a move by the EU to formally adopt a policy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25% from 1990 levels by 2020, compared with the current target to reduce GHGs 20% by 2020. The commission concludes that reducing the bloc’s carbon emissions by 25% by 2020 would be more cost effective policy in the long term. Cefic says an increased target would be counterproductive because it creates uncertainties in an already unstable, post-crisis business environment.
March 11, 2011BASF says it has successfully placed about 19.7 million shares of K+S (Kassel, Germany), Europe's biggest producer of potash, with insitutuional investors at a price of €50/share...
March 10, 2011Total Petrochemicals, IFP Energies and its subsidiary Axens have formed an alliance to develop a new technology for the production of bio-ethylene by hydration of ethanol. The new...
March 1, 2011BASF has put the majority of its fertilizer business on the block. BASF says the businesses up for sale are profitable, but are not considered to be core operations. The company...
February 28, 2011The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC; Brussels) yesterday officially opened the first repository of reference nanomaterials. The center is designed to facilitate...
February 28, 2011The European Commission has outlined a series of actions to strengthen the integrity of the European carbon market following a series of cyber thefts from several European Union (EU)...
February 18, 2011The European Commission has moved six chemical substances "of very high concern" from the candidate list to the authorization list under the European Union's (EU) Reach...
February 18, 2011Solvay posted a 92% fall in fourth-quarter 2010 net profits compared with the same period of 2009, to €16 million. The decline reflects a €74-million one-off charge related...
February 11, 2011The European Union (EU)’s is failing to enhance innovation and human resources fast enough to maintain the competitiveness of the EU chemical industry, Gernot Klotz head of...
February 9, 2011Cefic has welcomed the European Council’s assertion at a recent summit meeting that the council will take a longer term and linked up perspective when it comes to policies...
February 2, 2011The European chemical industry has welcomed a call from the European Commission for curbs on derivatives markets and greater use of trade policy to reduce volatility in commodity...
February 1, 2011Tennants Consolidated (London) has acquired Tessenderlo Fine Chemicals from Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) for £17 million on a cash-free, debt-free basis. The acquired business...
January 28, 2011European Union (EU) member states have voted to ban from the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) carbon credits gained by destroying the greenhouse gases hydrofluorocarbon-23 (HFC-23)...
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