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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
September 3, 2012
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has launched a public consultation on 54 potential substances of very high concern (SVHC). The 54 chemicals, if they are identified as...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/An-Additional-54-Chemicals-Are-Proposed-for-Reach-Authorization-Candidate-List_46005.html
August 31, 2012
The European biodiesel industry has lodged a formal complaint with the European Commission against alleged dumping of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia in European Union (EU)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EU-Biodiesel-Industry-Seeks-Antidumping-Duties-on-Imports-from-Argentina-Indonesia_45982.html
August 30, 2012
Tessenderlo Group says it intends to divest its continental European profiles activities to OpenGate Capital (Los Angeles), a global private investment firm. The activities include...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Tessenderlo-Group-Divests-Some-Operations-Posts-Second-Quarter-Loss_45878.html
August 29, 2012
Syngenta announced today that it has agreed to acquire DuPont’s professional products insecticide business, a leading supplier of innovative products for the professional turf...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Syngenta-to-Acquire-DuPonts-Professional-Insecticides-Business-for-$125-million_45874.html
August 28, 2012
The European Union (EU) and Australia have agreed to link their emissions trading systems (ETS). Greg Combet, Australia's minister for climate change and energy efficiency; and Connie...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EU-Australia-Agree-to-Link-Emissions-Trading-Systems_45861.html
August 14, 2012
CB&I (The Woodlands, TX) has been awarded a contract by BASF for the engineering, procurement, and construction management at BASF’s new butadiene extraction plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/CB-and-I-Awarded-Construction-Contract-from-BASF_45605.html
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