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January 23, 2014
The European Union this week lifted a ban on trade in petrochemicals with Iran, as part of a preliminary agreement on Iran's nuclear program that was reached in November 2013. Iran...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EU-lifts-ban-on-petchem-trade-with-Iran-following-nuclear-deal_58242.html
January 23, 2014
Ineos and Solvay received a statement of objections from the European Commission concerning the proposed €4.3-billion ($5.8 billion) merger of the companies' chlorvinyls...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Ineos-and-Solvay-receive-statement-of-objections-from-European-Commission-on-proposed-chlorvinyls-merger_58214.html
January 17, 2014
The European Fine Chemicals Group (EFCG; Brussels), an industry association that is part of Cefic, the Brussels-based European chemical industry council, says that the EFCG board has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EFCG-appoints-new-president_58084.html
January 15, 2014
The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for a ban, by 2020, on the most hazardous plastics and certain plastic bags, the parliament announced today following the vote...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/European-Parliament-calls-for-stricter-rules-on-plastic-waste-enforcement-of-policies_57954.html
January 14, 2014
Solvay says it has appointed Pascal Juéry to the company's executive committee. Juéry had been, until recently, president of Solvay's essential chemicals activity...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Solvay-promotes-its-essential-chemicals-president-to-executive-committee_57951.html
December 19, 2013
Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) says that its CEO, Frank Coenen, is leaving the company with “mutual consent.” The change has been approved by the board of directors and is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Tessenderlo-CEO-resigns_57519.html
December 17, 2013
The European Commission has launched the public Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency (Spire) public-private partnership (PPP) with the signing of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EU-launches-public-private-partnership-including-Cefic-for-sustainable-process-industry_57447.html
December 17, 2013
Private equity firm OpenGate Capital (Los Angeles) says it  has signed an exclusivity agreement to acquire Benvic, a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounder, from Solvay. Benvic has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Private-equity-firm-signs-agreement-to-buy-Europe-PVC-compounder-from-Solvay_57442.html
December 13, 2013
EU energy ministers, meeting in Brussels, have failed to agree to a compromise on a European Commission proposal to restrict the use of first-generation biofuels, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EU-energy-ministers-fail-to-agree-on-limit-to-use-of-first-generation-biofuels_57391.html
December 9, 2013
The European Council of MInisters has backed the European Commission's proposals to impose definitive antidumping and antisubsidy measures on certain EU imports of solar panels...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EU-imposes-definitive-dumping-duties-on-solar-panels-from-China_57216.html
December 5, 2013
The European Court of Justice (Luxembourg) has dismissed the appeals of Solvay, Caffaro (Torviscosa, Italy), and SNIA (Milan), and upheld a 2006 European Commission decision to fine...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/European-court-dismisses-Solvays-appeal-against-hydrogen-peroxide-cartel-fine_57109.html
December 5, 2013
BASF announced today that it signed a contract with Kaneka Belgium (Westerlo-Oevel), a subsidiary of Kaneka Corp., to sell its Vinuran polyvinyl chloride (PVC) modifier business. BASF...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/BASF-to-sell-PVC-modifier-business-to-Kaneka-Belgium_57104.html
November 28, 2013
The European Commission (Brussels) has proposed new rules on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/European-Commission-proposes-new-rules-to-help-protect-trade-secrets_56998.html
November 27, 2013
Solvay cut 2016 earnings targets at an investor presentation in London today, citing changes in its portfolio and macroeconomic challenges, particularly in Europe. Solvay now expects...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Solvay-cuts-2016-earnings-targets-at-investor-day_56973.html
November 21, 2013
Europe's Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (Reach) legislation is a major trade barrier for US-based, chemical-manufacturing small and medium-sized...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Socma-EU-Reach-legislation-is-a-major-trade-barrier-for-US-chemical-SMEs_56842.html
November 20, 2013
Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) says that it has signed an agreement to sell its Aliphos feed phosphate business to EcoPhos (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), a technology provider and animal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Tessenderlo-to-sell-feed-phosphate-business-to-EcoPhos_56797.html
November 19, 2013
An explosion today at Total's 360,000-bbl/day refinery at Antwerp killed two people, according to a statement issued by the refinery. The blast occurred at 14.00 GMT, and operations at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Explosion-at-Totals-Antwerp-refinery-kills-two-petchem-market-impact-uncertain_56782.html
November 15, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that its member state committee (MSC) has agreed that the agency should request further information on six substances. The MSC...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/ECHA-to-request-additional-information-on-six-substances_56720.html
November 8, 2013
Chemicals production declined 1.1% in the European Union in the first eight months of 2013 compared with the same period of last year, Cefic says. Monthly production slipped 0.5% in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Chemicals-output-declines-in-the-EU-but-industry-confidence-rises_56589.html
November 8, 2013
Ineos Oxide, an Ineos subsidiary, says that its deepsea ethylene import terminal at the company's manufacturing site at Zwijndrecht, near Antwerp, is fully operational. The terminal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Ineos-inaugurates-ethylene-import-terminal-in-Belgium_56584.html
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