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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
November 11, 2011
This Week on CW: Celanese CEO David Weidman has announced plans to retire in April of next year. Weidman will be replaced by Mark Rohr, executive chairman and former CEO of Albemarle...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Nov-11_39015.html
November 10, 2011
Arkema has announced details of a previously reported restructuring of chlor-alkali and derivative operations at the company's Jarrie, France site. The project represents a net...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Arkema-to-Restructure-Chlor-Alkali-Operations-at-Site-in-France_38980.html
November 9, 2011
Arkema reported net income of €109 million, down 16%, from the year-ago quarter, due to charges related to the acquisition of Total’s specialty resins. Adjusted net income was €130 million compared with €128 million in the year-earlier period. Arkema’s third quarter sales advanced 19% to €1.85 billion. Ebitda margin was down to 14.2% compared with 15.8% in the corresponding period of 2010, reflecting vinyl products’ results where the company achieved a break-even point....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Arkema-Net-Income-Declines-on-Charges-Acquires-Seppics-Alcoxylates-Business_38938.html
October 28, 2011
Total's chemicals business posted a 7% decline in net profits for the third quarter compared with the corresponding period of 2010, to €239 million on sales up 5%, to €4.7...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Softening-Petchem-Demand-Weighs-on-Totals-Chemical-Profits_38675.html
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