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January 17, 2012
Pharma process-development firm and active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) producer Carbogen Amcis (Bubendorf, Switzerland), says it has acquired Creapharm Parenterals, a subsidiary of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Carbogen-Amcis-Acquires-French-Firm_40509.html
January 16, 2012
Solvay and Air Liquide have entered into an agreement to create a global fluorine (F2) gas production joint venture. The business will make F2 onsite for manufacturers of flat...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Solvay-and-Air-Liquide-Form-Global-Fluorine-Gas-JV_40457.html
January 12, 2012
Solvay says it has applied for a listing of its shares on the NYSE Euronext Paris exchange. Solvay's shares are already listed on NYSE Euronext Brussels. Solvay strengthened its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Solvay-Applies-for-Paris-Stock-Exchange-Listing_40406.html
January 11, 2012
Toray Industries says it has purchased the remaining shares in Société des Fibres de Carbone (Soficar; Abidos, France), a subsidiary engaged in manufacturing and sales of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Toray-Buys-out-Arkemas-Stake-in-French-Carbon-Fiber-Manufacturer_40372.html
January 10, 2012
Synthetic biology firm Evolva (Reinach, Switzerland) says it has partnered with Roquette Frères (Lestrem, France) to develop a biosynthetic route to an undisclosed ingredient...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Roquette-and-Evolva-to-Jointly-Develop-Biofermentation-Route-to-Food-Ingredient_40342.html
January 9, 2012
Air Products has agreed to sell its homecare business in continental Europe to Linde for €590 million. The business specializes in patient-based oxygen-therapy, sleep-therapy, and infusion-therapy services. It has a total patient base of about 260,000 and generated revenues of approximately €210 million in 2011. It has operations in Belgium, Germany, France, Portugal, and Spain....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Linde-to-Buy-Air-Products-Homecare-Business-in-Five-European-Countries_40307.html
January 6, 2012
Clinigen Healthcare, a division of Clinigen Group (Burton-on-Trent, U.K.), has signed a long-term global supply agreement with PCAS (Longjumeau, France), a leading active...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Clinigen-and-PCAS-Sign-API-Supply-Deal_40254.html
January 6, 2012
The International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA; Paris) says that world fertilizer demand is anticipated to rise steadily in 2012, in response to attractive agricultural...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/IFA-World-Fertilizer-Demand-to-Increase-3-percent-to-178-2-Million-M-T-_40252.html
December 29, 2011
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) says it will make a $40-million royalty payment to V. Mane Fils (Mane; Le Bar-sur-Loup, France) to settle patent and non-patent claims...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/IFF-to-Pay-Mane-$40-Million-to-Settle-Patent-Claims_40079.html
December 20, 2011
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) signed an agreement with Italcementi Group (Bergamo, Italy) to acquire Axim (Middlebranch, OH), the global concrete admixture and cement grinding aid business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Sika-Acquires-Concrete-Admixture-Business-of-Italcementi-Group_39943.html
December 20, 2011
Sabic and DuPont may separately be interested in acquiring Arkema, following Arkema's recently announced divestment of its money-losing vinyl operations, which continues the company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Arkema-a-Possible-Takeover-Target-for-Sabic-or-DuPont_39942.html
December 8, 2011
Dow Chemical announced a 15% capacity increase at the company's acrylic dispersion plant at Villers-Saint-Paul, France. Construction has already begun and production is scheduled to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Dow-Chemical-Increases-Production-Capacity-of-Acrylic-Solution-Polymers-in-Europe_39612.html
December 8, 2011
Total and Amyris (Emeryville, CA) have signed agreements to expand their current R&D partnership and form a joint venture to develop, produce and commercialize a range of renewable...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Total-and-Amyris-Expand-Renewable-Fuels-Partnership_39403.html
December 6, 2011
BASF has set up a research initiative called Joint Research Network on Advanced Materials and Systems (JONAS) in collaboration with the universities of Strasbourg, France; Freiburg...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/BASF-and-Three-European-Universities-Collaborate-on-Functional-Materials-Research_39519.html
December 1, 2011
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok), says it has completed a previously announced deal to acquire Wellman International (Mullagh, Ireland) from industrial holding company Aurelius (Munich)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Indorama-Completes-Deal-to-Acquire-Wellman-International_39423.html
November 29, 2011
Total’s chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie said today that François Cornélis, president/chemicals and vice chairman of the executive committee, is stepping...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Total-Names-Pouyanne-as-PresidentRefining-and-Chemicals-Cornelis-is-Stepping-Down_39385.html
November 25, 2011
Solvay says it will acquire Société Générale's 50% stake in the companies' Orbeo joint venture. Orbeo will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Rhodia...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Solvay-Takes-Control-of-Emission-Abatement-Firm_39344.html
November 25, 2011
Borealis announced today that it has made an offer to GPN, a subsidiary of Total Petrochemicals, to buy PEC-Rhin (Ottmarsheim, France). PEC-Rhin, equally owned by GPN and BASF...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Borealis-Offers-to-Buy-Fertilizer-and-Intermediates-Producer-PEC-Rhin_39343.html
November 23, 2011
Arkema announced today that it has agreed to offload its vinyl products business to private equity firm Klesch Group (London), which specializes in the development of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Arkema-to-Offload-Chlor-Alkali-and-PVC-Business-to-Private-Equity-Firm_39264.html
November 18, 2011
French chemical industry association UIC (Paris) has revised its forecast for 2012 growth in output by France's chemical industry to 1.8%, from 2.4%. UIC maintained its projection for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/French-Industry-Association-Downgrades-2012-Growth-Forecast_39179.html
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