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January 21, 2011
In an unprecedented move, the European Commission has suspended all spot trading for the European Union’s (EU) Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) following a series of major...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EU-Suspends-Emissions-Trading-After-up-to-$38-Million-is-Stolen_32306.html
January 18, 2011
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki), says that the 3.1 million Classification and Labelling and packaging (CLP) notifications that it received by the January 3 deadline...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/ECHA-Says-CLP-Substance-Notifications-Topped-100000-Not-24000_32192.html
December 17, 2010
BASF has announced plans to expand capacity of superabsorbent polymers at Freeport, TX and Antwerp. Gradual debottlenecking and technical expansion measures will hike overall capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/BASF-to-Hike-Superabsorbents-Capacity-at-Two-Sites_31696.html
December 9, 2010
 Solutia says it will upgrade its plant at Gent, Belgium to produce advanced acoustic polyvinyl butyral (PVB) sheet for automotive applications. The expansion will meet rising...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Solutia-Expands-PVB-Sheet-Production-in-Belgium_31466.html
December 7, 2010
Cefic has confirmed its earlier forecast that growth in output of chemicals will slow in Europe during 2011 compared with 2010. Cefic raised slightly its 2011 forecast for year-on-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Cefic-Confirms-Slowdown-in-European-Chemicals-Output_31396.html
December 1, 2010
The added capacity for Exxsol D dearomatised hydrocarbon fluids, pentane, and hexane is expected to come online by mid-2011, Exxon says....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/ExxonMobil-Expands-Fluids-at-Antwerp_31317.html
November 19, 2010
Univar says it expects to close the previously announced acquisition of Quaron's (Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands) chemical distribution assets in Belgium and the Netherlands in the first...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Univar-to-Close-Acquisition-of-Quarons-Benelux-Assets-in-January-Abandons-Purchase-of-Quaron-Assets-in-France_31078.html
November 5, 2010
Total and China Power Investment Corporation (CPI; Beijing) have signed a letter of understanding to jointly develop a coal-based petrochemical complex  in coal-rich Inner...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Total-Signs-Deal-to-Develop-Coal-Based-Petrochemical-Complex-in-China_30749.html
November 4, 2010
The European Commission has today proposed to ban phosphates and limit phosphorus-containing compounds in all domestic laundry detergents across the European Union (EU). If approved by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EU-Proposes-Banning-Phosphates-in-Laundry-Detergents_30713.html
November 3, 2010
Chemical distributor Azelis (Antwerp) says it has acquired YDS Chemicals (Heusden, Belgium), a distributor of specialty ingredients in Benelux. Financial terms were not disclosed. YDS...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Azelis-Buys-Benelux-Distributor_30699.html
October 29, 2010
Solvay says it is putting a major focus on the devolopment of bio-based products under the company's commitment to sustainability. Solvay Advanced Polymers (SAP; Alphareta,GA) has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/K2010-Solvay-Focuses-on-Bio-Based-Businesses-Concludes-Deal-with-Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical_30603.html
October 28, 2010
Solvay’s third-quarter net income sank 90%, to €18 million from the year-ago period because of impairment charges of €197 million on industrial assets. These...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Solvays-Earnings-Fall-on-Weak-European-Soda-Ash-Market_30532.html
October 20, 2010
Evonik Industries, the global leading producer of DL-methionine, an essential amino acid used in animal feed, will build an integrated complex to manufacture the amino acid on Jurong...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Evonik-Industries-Invests-in-Large-Methionine-Complex-in-Singapore_30330.html
October 7, 2010
BASF says it will carve out its styrenics business into a separate company, Styrolution (Ludwigshafen), "to make the business even more viable for the future." The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/BASF-Carves-out-Styrenics-Business-Prior-to-Eventual-Exit_30019.html
October 6, 2010
The board of the European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC; Brussels) has appointed Uta Jensen-Korte as director general effective November 2nd, 2010. Jensen-Korte started...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/FECC-Appoints-Director-General_29971.html
October 5, 2010
Sabic says it has signed a long-term agreement with Oiltanking Stolthaven Antwerp covering storage services. The contract, signed yesterday at the European Petrochemical Association...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Sabic-Signs-Feedstock-Storage-Agreement-with-Oiltanking-Stolthaven_29952.html
September 28, 2010
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it will take discretionary action to “offer help” in five scenarios, if chemical companies are in danger of missing the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Reach-Deadline-to-Slide-only-in-Exceptional-Circumstances_29831.html
September 23, 2010
DSM says it has agreed to sell its citric acid business, Citrique Belge (Tienen, Belgium), to Adcuram Group (Munich), a privately owned industrial holding. The divestment is part of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/DSM-Divests-Citric-Acid-Business-to-Adcuram_29702.html
September 23, 2010
Solvay says it will cut 800 jobs, almost 5% of its total, as part of a previously announced reorganization designed to save the company €120 million in annualized costs. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Solvay-Plans-800-Job-Cuts-as-Part-of-Major-Reorganization_29707.html
September 20, 2010
Cefic will elect Mapei's (Milan) CEO Giorgio Squinzi as Cefic's next president, CW hears. The election will take place on October 1, 2010 at the Global Chemical Industry European...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Mapeis-Squinzi-to-Be-Next-Cefic-President_29636.html
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