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February 23, 2015
Four petrochemical units at Feyzin, France, are expected to go into an eight-week maintenance turnaround starting tomorrow, according to local news report. Total operates a refinery at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Report-Total-Solvay-petchem-JV-in-France-to-start-eight-week-turnaround_68001.html
February 20, 2015
Health-care major Sanofi (Paris) says that its board has unanimously appointed Olivier Brandicourt—currently head of Bayer HealthCare—as the new CEO of  Olivier...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Sanofi-names-head-of-Bayer-HealthCare-as-new-CEO-Bayer-announces-successor_67964.html
February 20, 2015
Biological chemistry firm METabolic EXplorer (Metex; Clermont-Ferrand, France) has announced sales of €875,000 ($997,000) in fourth-quarter 2014, compared €375,000 in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/METabolic-EXplorer-announces-sales-of-$997000-in-fourth-quarter-2014_67968.html
February 17, 2015
Air Liquide's sales during the fourth quarter of 2014 totaled €4.05 billion ($4.62 billion), up 3.9% year-on-year (YOY), according to the company's results released today. The gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Air-Liquides-fourth-quarter-revenue-up-3-9-percent_67828.html
February 12, 2015
Total is the latest oil company to announce spending cuts and operating-cost reductions, as well as to write down upstream assets, in response to falling oil prices. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Total-cuts-jobs-and-slashes-capacity-at-UK-refinery-reduces-group-spending-writes-down-upstream-assets_67755.html
February 12, 2015
Huntsman today announced that it will reduce its titanium dioxide (TiO2) production capacity by about 100,000 m.t./year, representing 13% of Huntsman's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Huntsman-confirms-plan-to-reduce-titanium-dioxide-capacity-in-Europe_67745.html
February 10, 2015
The British Coatings Federation (BCF; Leatherhead, UK), the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (Wokingham, UK), the Food and Drink Federation (London), and the British Plastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/British-industry-associations-call-for-action-on-restriction-of-BPA-use-in-France_67689.html
February 5, 2015
Agricultural chemical firm Nufarm (Melbourne) today announced that the company will permanently close its plant in Botlek at Rotterdam, the Netherlands; and implement efficiency...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Nufarm-to-close-manufacturing-plant-in-the-Netherlands_67525.html
February 3, 2015
Bernard Pinatel, currently CEO of Bostik, has been appointed a member of Arkema’s executive committee. Arkema says that it completed the previously announced acquisition of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Arkema-completes-acquisition-of-Totals-adhesives-subsidiary-Bostik_67428.html
February 2, 2015
France’s agriculture minister, Stéphane Le Foll, has launched an ambitious plan to cut the use of synthetic crop protection chemicals by 25% by 2020 and 50% by 2025. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/France-launches-plan-to-cut-use-of-crop-protection-chemicals_67396.html
January 30, 2015
Le Joint Français, owned by Total’s Hutchinson Group (Paris) subsidiary, has been a long-term licensee of PPG’s aerospace sealant technology....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/PPG-to-acquire-majority-stake-in-aerospace-and-automotive-sealants-business-of-LJF_67364.html
January 26, 2015
The battle between the Sika (Baar, Switzerland) management and the company’s controlling shareholders, the Burkard-Schenker family, has taken a new turn, with a statement from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Sika-board-seeks-to-strip-family-of-power-to-sell-control-of-firm-to-Saint-Gobain_67199.html
January 22, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) has entered exclusive talks with management and shareholders of Axson Technologies (Saint-Ouen l'Aumône, France) to acquire Axson, Sika announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Sika-enters-talks-to-acquire-epoxy-PU-polymer-formulations-specialist_67097.html
January 21, 2015
The management of specialty chemicals distributor Safic-Alcan (Paris), together with private equity firms Sagard and Euromezzanine, have completed the acquisition of Safic-Alcan from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Management-buys-majority-of-specialties-distributor-Safic-Alcan_67067.html
January 21, 2015
Anellotech (Pearl River, NY), a green innovation and technology company, IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) and its subsidiary Axens today announced a strategic alliance to develop and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Anellotech-IFP-and-Axens-form-alliance-to-commercialize-biobased-aromatics-technology_66965.html
January 14, 2015
The European Union will devolve to its 28 individual member states the power to authorize the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops, allowing national governments to either...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/New-law-widens-opportunity-for-cultivation-of-GM-crops-in-Europe_66814.html
January 14, 2015
Arkema says that it has completed a bond issue with a 10-year maturity and a 1.5% coupon. The amount of the issue has been fixed at €700.0 million ($826.1 million), taking...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Arkema-finalizes-financing-for-acquisition-of-Bostik_66813.html
December 22, 2014
Production of chemicals, including pharmaceuticals, increased 1.9% in France, in volume terms during 2014 and is expected to grow by a similar magnitude in 2015, industry association...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Chemicals-output-increases-1-9-percent-in-France-in-2014-similar-growth-expected-next-year_66401.html
December 18, 2014
Dérivés Résiniques et Terpéniques (DRT; Dax, France) has acquired a new crude tall oil (CTO) fractionation technology on its site at Vielle-Saint-Girons...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/French-turpentine-producer-invests-in-new-CTO-technology_66296.html
December 18, 2014
ExxonMobil Chemical France, an ExxonMobil subsidiary, has confirmed that it plans to close the regular butyl rubber unit at the company's Notre Dame de Gravenchon, France complex. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/ExxonMobil-Chemical-to-close-butyl-rubber-unit-in-France_66289.html
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