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October 1, 2013
AkzoNobel has finalized the €260-million ($351.2 million) divestment of its building adhesives business to Sika (Baar, Switzerland). The deal was originally announced on 8 August...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/AkzoNobel-completes-sale-of-building-adhesives-business-to-Sika_55540.html
September 26, 2013
The commercial court of Lyon, France, has granted the three bidders for debt-ridden polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer Kem One (Lyon) two additional months to finalize their respective...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Kem-One-bidders-granted-two-more-months-to-finalize-takeover-plans_55449.html
September 24, 2013
Solvay Energy Services, a business unit of Solvay; CDC Climat (Paris), a subsidiary of Caisse des Dépôts (Paris); and Marubeni (Tokyo) have formed a joint venture to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Solvay-CDC-Climat-Marubeni-join-forces-to-offer-energy-efficiency-solutions_55385.html
September 24, 2013
Arkema says it presented a plan late last week to its central works council to cease activities at the company's Chauny, France site. Production at the Chauny site will cease...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Arkema-presents-plan-to-close-plasticizer-site-in-France_55357.html
September 23, 2013
Three bidders remain in the race for the takeover of beleaguered polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer Kem One (Lyon, France) after the extended submission period, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Three-bidders-remain-for-French-PVC-producer-Kem-One_55356.html
September 18, 2013
Lanxess today announced a series of measures aimed at improving the company's competitiveness following a period of weak demand for synthetic rubber, which has led to a major drop in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Lanxess-to-cut-jobs-reduce-pay-sell-assets-because-of-weak-rubber-demand_55223.html
September 16, 2013
Arkema will convene a central workers' council on 19 September to discuss closing production facilities at a site at Chauny, France, in March 2014, the company confirmed today. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Arkema-to-convene-workers-council-to-discuss-closing-plasticizer-unit-in-France_55180.html
September 16, 2013
Lanxess is acquiring the French subsidiary of the insolvent Thermphos (Vlissingen, Netherlands), which will expand Lanxess’s portfolio of phosphorus-based chemicals. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Lanxess-acquires-French-subsidiary-of-Thermphos-producer-of-phosphorus-based-chemicals_55172.html
September 11, 2013
The official receiver for Kem One (Lyon, France) has received four takeover proposals for the company, Kem One has announced. Discussions continue with the principal stakeholders, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Receiver-accepts-four-proposals-to-acquire-Kem-One-bid-deadline-extension-requested_55093.html
September 6, 2013
Air Liquide is in talks to sell its disinfection products business Anios (Lille-Hellemmes, France) to Axa Private Equity, according to a report from French business newspaper Les...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Report-Air-Liquide-in-talks-to-sell-antimicrobial-business-to-Axa-Private-Equity_55007.html
September 4, 2013
Arkema says it has decided to go ahead with plans to build production capacity for the novel, low global warming potential, refrigerant gas hydrofluoroolefin (HFO)-1234yf with an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Arkema-to-build-production-capacity-for-the-novel-refrigerant-gas-HFO-1234yf_54936.html
September 4, 2013
Total will close permanently its 340,000-m.t./year ethylene plant at Carling, France, the company announced today. The Carling steam cracker is expected to shut down in the second half...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Total-to-close-Carling-cracker-convert-site-into-polymer-resin-hub_54909.html
August 30, 2013
Market speculation has resurfaced over the future of Total's steam cracker at Carling, France, according to a report from French financial newspaper Les Echos. A refinery and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Report-Speculation-resurfaces-about-possible-closure-of-Totals-Carling-cracker_54844.html
August 14, 2013
Researchers from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB; Bochum, Germany), in collaboration with Max Planck Institute Mülheim (Mülheim, Germany), and Université...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/European-researchers-discover-a-process-for-biobased-hydrogen-synthesis_54477.html
August 8, 2013
AkzoNobel announced today that it has received a binding offer from Sika (Baar, Switzerland) for the purchase of AkzoNobel’s building adhesives business for €260...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/AkzoNobel-to-sell-building-adhesives-business-to-Sika-for-&euro260-million_54317.html
August 5, 2013
Total Group has reported lower second-quarter sales and earnings. Group net income was down 3% at €2.7 billion ($3.5 billion) on sales 4% lower at €46.97 billion. Adjusted...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Total-Group-reports-lower-sales-and-earnings-Satorp-to-be-commissioned-by-year-end_53992.html
August 5, 2013
French President François Hollande says that France will maintain its ban on growing Monsanto's MON810 genetically modified (GM) corn, even though the country's Council of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/French-president-intends-to-maintain-ban-on-Monsanto-GM-corn_54222.html
August 1, 2013
France's Conseil d'Etat has overturned a March 2012 government ban on cultivation of Monsanto's MON810 genetically modified (GM) corn, saying such a ban could only be imposed if human...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Reports-France-court-overturns-ban-on-MON810-GM-corn_54153.html
August 1, 2013
Arkema made €112 million ($148.6 million) in net profit during the second quarter compared with a €12-million loss in the same period last year, the company announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Arkema-swings-to-profit-confirms-midterm-outlook-despite-lower-sales_54135.html
July 30, 2013
Air Liquide netted €752.4 million ($998.7 million) in profit during the first half, down about 4% compared with the same period last year, when profit stood at €784...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Air-Liquide-net-profit-declines-4-percent-in-first-half-despite-slightly-better-sales_54048.html
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