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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
November 1, 2010
Rhodia is evaluating projects to recycle formulated rare earths, in an effort to conserve supplies. Speaking to journalists at a press briefing in Shanghai recently, Hua Du, president...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Rhodia-Evaluates-Rare-Earth-Recycling-Projects_30644.html
October 29, 2010
Widespread strike action across France during the past month has cost the country's chemical industry up to €100 million/day in lost sales, industry association UIC (Paris) says...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Strike-Action-Is-Costly-for-Frances-Chemical-Industry_30624.html
October 29, 2010
Total says that net profits at the company's chemicals business jumped 59% in the third quarter of 2010 compared with the corresponding period of 2009, to €256 million on sales up...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Totals-Chemicals-Business-Posts-Earnings-Sales-Hikes_30604.html
October 26, 2010
Rhodia inaugurated a €50-million plant at Qingdao, China last week for the production of highly dispersible silicas used in energy-efficient tires. The 72,000-m.t./year plant is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Rhodias-China-Projects-Aim-to-Capture-Asian-Growth_30465.html
October 26, 2010
Air Liquide reported a 15% increase in sales for the third quarter of 2010 compared with the same period of 2009, to €3.4 billion. Earnings were not disclosed. Sales by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Air-Liquide-Reports-Rise-in-Sales-Sees-Volumes-Returning-to-Pre-Crisis-Levels_30457.html
October 21, 2010
Watch a series of 8 video interviews with senior executives For more news from the show go to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/CPhI-Video-Growth-Prospects-for-Companies-at-the-Show_30160.html
October 19, 2010
Veolia Innovation Accelerator, an innovation outsourcing program launched earlier this year by the environmental services giant Veolia (Paris), has attracted interest from 150...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Veolia-Innovation-Platform-Attracts-Significant-Interest_30324.html
October 15, 2010
Clariant has announced the third and final step in its previously discussed Global Asset Network Optimization (Gano) project. Gano was initiated in November 2009, following the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Clariant-Consolidates-Sites-as-Part-of-Major-Restructuring_30264.html
October 14, 2010
Omnova will sell $250 million in new bonds to fund its previously announced acquisition of Eliokem from AXA Private Equity, the company has announced. The interest rate and maturation...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Omnova-Issues-Debt-to-Fund-Eliokem-Deal_30193.html
October 14, 2010
Eight of France's 12 refineries are offstream or operating well below capacity due to strike action across the country. Workers in many sectors, including refining, are protesting...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Strikes-Halt-Refining-Operations-in-France_30191.html
October 8, 2010
A tanker ship carrying chemicals in the English Channel just off the coast of north west coast of France has been in a collision with another ship. The YM Uranus, is carrying heavy...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Tanker-Carrying-Naphtha-range-Product-in-Collision-off-France-update_30086.html
October 6, 2010
The outlook for the pharmaceutical fine chemicals market is a positive one, according to a straw poll of exhibitors interviewed by CW at the CPhI pharmaceuticals expo taking place this...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/CPhI-Fine-Chemicals-Are-On-the-Up_29974.html
October 5, 2010
Arkema says it has acquired Piezotech, a French startup company, which designs and manufactures fluorinated polymers. The acquisition enhances Arkema's portfolio with a new range of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/france/Arkema-Buys-Fluorinated-Materials-Startup-Piezotech_29948.html
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