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August 1, 2014
Leading Europe-based companies struggled to maintain sales and profits in the second quarter of 2014 because of the relative strength of the euro against other major currencies...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Leading-companies-battle-currency-headwinds_62899.html
July 31, 2014
Solvay today reported net sales for second-quarter 2014 of €2.64 billion ($3.54 billion), an increase of 2% year-on-year (YOY). Operating profit (adjusted Ebit) was €291...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Solvay-reports-2-percent-rise-in-sales-adjusted-Ebit-jumps-56-percent-confirms-full-year-outlook_62852.html
July 30, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says its sales for first-half 2014 increased to 2.66 billion Swiss francs ($2.94 billion), an increase of 18% in local currency, or 10.6% in Swiss francs...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sika-reports-18-percent-growth-in-first-half-2014-sales-net-profit-leaps-25-7-percent_62813.html
July 30, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that European Union member states have indicated their intention to submit harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) dossiers...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-announces-four-CLH-dossiers-submitted-two-intentions-added_62801.html
July 30, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that four potential substances of very high concern (SVHC) have been included in the registry of intentions. European Union member...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-adds-four-substances-to-registry-of-intentions-as-potential-SVHCs_62800.html
July 30, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on harmonized classification and labelling (CLH) for bendiocarb (1,3-benzodioxol-4-ol, 2,2-dimethyl-...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-CLH-for-bendiocarb_62799.html
July 29, 2014
The European Commission says it is urging Germany to take stronger measures to combat water pollution caused by nitrates. The latest figures submitted by Germany in 2012 show that...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-urges-Germany-to-act-more-against-nitrate-pollution-in-water_62776.html
July 29, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has commissioned a cogeneration plant that will supply energy to pharmaceutical production and research operations at its corporate headquarters. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Merck-KGaA-commissions-cogeneration-plant-at-Darmstadt_62772.html
July 28, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says its profitability for the first half of 2014 was “good despite weak demand in Russia.” First-half revenue was...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/Tikkurila-sales-fall-7-4-percent-in-second-quarter-EPS-increases-slightly_62759.html
July 18, 2014
Coating makers PPG Industries and Sherwin-Williams (SW) both report solid second-quarter results, since earnings increased year-on-year (YOY) and beat estimates on rising sales and volumes....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Coatings-makers-post-solid-second-quarter-earnings_62567.html
July 18, 2014
Alpek and BASF have signed agreements covering the expandable polystyrene (EPS) and polyurethane (PU) business activities of their Polioles joint venture in Mexico and BASF’s EPS business in North America and South America, excluding BASF’s Neopor grey EPS business....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Alpek-BASF-plan-EPS-and-polyols-swap-in-the-Americas_62563.html
July 18, 2014
DIC (Tokyo) says that it has decided to build its first polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) compounds plant in China. The plant will be located at Zhangjiagang, within the production site of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/DIC-to-build-¥1-3-billion-PPS-compounds-plant-in-China_62518.html
July 18, 2014
Aramco Overseas Co. (AOC), a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, says that it has agreed in principle to acquire Hanjin Group’s entire stake in S-Oil (Seoul), comprising approximately 32...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Saudi-Aramco-to-buy-Hanjin-Group-out-of-S-Oil-for-$1-95-billion_62519.html
July 18, 2014
Evonik Industries has begun operating a previously announced, 230,000-m.t./year hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) plant at Jilin, China. Evonik has invested more than €100 million ($136 million) to build the plant, which has raised the company’s overall H2O2 capacity to more than 900,000 m.t./year....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Evonik-opens-H2O2-plant-in-China_62520.html
July 18, 2014
Nippon Shokubai has opened plants that produce acrylic acid and n-phenylmaleimide, as well as a waste liquid incinerator system, at the company’s Himeji, Japan, complex. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Nippon-Shokubai-completes-acrylic-acid-hike-at-Himeji_62521.html
July 18, 2014
Cytec and Dralon (Cologne) say they are exploring collaborating to develop and market large-tow carbon fiber for industrial applications. The collaboration would include products for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Cytec-and-Dralon-to-collaborate-on-carbon-fibers_62568.html
July 18, 2014
Stepan says it has acquired a sulfonation production plant in Bahia, Brazil, from Procter & Gamble (P&G) for an undisclosed sum. The plant, in the country’s northeast...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Stepan-acquires-sulfonation-plant-in-Brazil-from-P-and-G_62569.html
July 18, 2014
Biocatalyst firm Codexis (Redwood City, CA) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have announced a technology license agreement worth up to $25 million in initial payments and milestone and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/GSK-to-license-Codexis-technology_62570.html
July 18, 2014
Expectations for improved semiconductor demand, driven by the latest smartphones and tablets and the <i>internet of things</i> &mdash;the term used to describe the increasing use of chips in applications like thermostats and refrigerators&mdash;helped fuel optimistic sentiment at Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International&rsquo;s (SEMI; San Jose, CA) annual Semicon West conference, held 8&ndash;10 July at San Francisco....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Semicon-West-2014-Positive-outlook-for-chip-makers-suppliers_62571.html
July 18, 2014
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL) and AkzoNobel have announced that they have signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaboratively produce and market vacuum salt and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/-Forms-salt-and-white-potash-joint-venture-with-Israel-Chemicals_62515.html
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