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January 19, 2011
AXA Private Equity (Paris) has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Novacap (Lyon, France) from Bain Capital for about €240 million. The exact size of the stake was not...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/AXA-Private-Equity-Agrees-to-Buy-Novacap-from-Bain_32219.html
January 18, 2011
Chemical distributors Stockmeier (Bielefeld, Germany) and Overlack (Mönchengladbach, Germany) say they have agreed jointly to acquire distributor Quaron France from Eurochem...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/German-Distributors-Team-up-to-Buy-Quaron-France_32206.html
January 13, 2011
Rhodia says it has developed a process for the recovery and separation of rare earths contained in used low-energy light bulbs. The process, which should be operational by the first...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Rhodia-Develops-Process-to-Recycle-Rare-Earths_32128.html
January 10, 2011
PetroChina has signed an agreement with Ineos for the previously reported acquisition by PetroChina of stakes in Ineos's refineries at Grangemouth, U.K. and Lavéra, France....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/PetroChina-to-Acquire-Stakes-in-Ineos-Refineries-in-the-U-K-and-France_32050.html
January 7, 2011
Axa Private Equity (Paris) is in exclusive negotiations to acquire Novacap (Lyon, France) from Bain Capital, French financial journal l'Agefi says. Bain put Novacap up for sale last...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Axa-Private-Equity-in-Talks-to-Buy-Novacap-from-Bain_31975.html
December 27, 2010
Global fertilizer consumption is expected to grow by 4.7% in the 2010-2011 growing season, driven by rising crop prices and the improving economy, according to the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA; Paris). By 2011-2012, nutrient application rates are expected to fully recover to the levels seen prior to the economic crisis, IFA says....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/IFA-Fertilizer-Demand-Continues-to-Recover-Aggressive-Capacity-Expansions-Underway_31795.html
December 16, 2010
Fine chemicals firm Novasep (Pompey, France), and Daniso (Copenhagen), say they have jointly developed a “cost-effective, environmentally friendly process” to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Novasep-and-Danisco-Develop-Process-for-Betaine-from-Bioethanol_31615.html
December 16, 2010
Air Liquide has set new financial objectives for 2015, and has announced a capital investment plan of €12 billion ($16 billion) for that time period. Air Liquide says it targets...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Air-Liquide-Sets-Five-Year-Financial-Goals-Targets-Emerging-Markets_31593.html
December 8, 2010
Rhodia has declared force majeure on adipic acid, KA oil, nylon salt, and down its polymer range at its Chalampé, France site. Rhodia cites “sudden failures of utilities...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Rhodia-Declares-Force-Majeure-on-Adipic-Acid_31420.html
December 7, 2010
 Arkema plans to acquire Total's coatings resins and photocure resins for a €550-million enterprise value. The deal will bolster Arkema's acrylics segment, and establish the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Arkema-to-Buy-Totals-Coatings-Resins-and-Photocure-Resins-Units_31395.html
December 1, 2010
BASF and Ineos announced today that they have agreed to to combine their global styrenics operations into a new equally owned joint venture, Styrolution whose combine sales will be in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/BASF-and-Ineos-Combine-Styrenics-Businesses-into-a-$6-6-Billion-Company_31262.html
November 23, 2010
 Arkema today announced an "ambitious" five-year growth plan lead by innovation, faster growth in emerging markets, and acquisitions. Arkema says by the end of 20105, it...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Arkema-Sets-Five-Year-Financial-Growth-Plan_31155.html
November 19, 2010
Total has announced that it will build a photovoltaic panel production and assembly plant at Moselle, France close to its Carling ethylene complex. The facility will have a surface...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Total-Commits-to-Building-Photovoltaics-Facility-in-France_31075.html
November 19, 2010
Total announced in recent days that it will build a photovoltaic panel production and assembly plant at Moselle, France near to its Carling ethylene facility. The implications of such...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Blog-Chemical-Firms-are-Spending-Again-on-Green-Technologies_31076.html
November 15, 2010
Yara International (Oslo), the biggest producer of nitrogen fertilizers, says its 500,000 m.t./year ammonium nitrate fertilizer plant at Ambes, France was taken down for a planned...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Yara-Updates-French-Fertilizer-Plant-Turnaround-Schedule_30946.html
November 10, 2010
Solvay says it will replace a mercury-based electrolysis system with a membrane-based system at the company's two chlor-alkali installations at Tavaux, France. Chlor-alkali capacity at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Solvay-Replaces-Mercury-Cells-at-French-Chlor-Alkali-Plant-at-a-Cost-of-$115-Million_30818.html
November 9, 2010
Arkema returned to profit in the third quarter mostly because of improved business conditions compared to the year-ago period. Arkema reported net income of €130 million compared...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Arkema-Reports-Higher-Quarterly-Earnings-Raises-Full-Year-Estimates_30796.html
November 5, 2010
Arkema says it will invest €30 million ($42.7 million) in a dimethyl amino ethyl acrylate (DMAEA) plant at its Carling, France site. The unit will replace an old facility and at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Arkema-Builds-DMAEA-Plant-at-Carling-as-Part-of-Restructuring-Plan_30751.html
November 4, 2010
Rhodia’s third-quarter sales and profits rose on a 10% rise in volumes. Net income rose to €56 million ($80 million), from €14 million, on sales up 31%, to €1.4...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Rhodias-Quarterly-Earnings-Jump-on-Improved-Volumes_30720.html
November 2, 2010
Workers at France's 12 refineries, and at the Fos-Lavéra oil terminal in the port of Marseille, have voted to return to work after more than one month of strike action. Refinery...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Refinery-and-Port-Workers-in-France-Vote-to-End-Strike_30681.html
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