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October 24, 2014
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) says that the final report of the Sheshinski Committee, presented to the country’s finance ministry on 20 October, will not cause the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ICL-to-cut-investments-close-plants-on-tax-concerns_64720.html
October 24, 2014
BASF says that it has agreed to sell its worldwide textile chemicals business to Archroma (Reinach, Switzerland), a supplier of specialty chemicals to the textile, paper, and emulsions industries. Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/BASF-sells-textile-chemicals-business-to-Archroma_64719.html
October 24, 2014
Europe’s chemical industry is reinventing itself to stay competitive as high energy prices continue to cripple the sector and its share of the global market declines....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Cefic-Industry-reinvents-itself-growth-will-be-lower-this-year_64705.html
October 24, 2014
The European Council, the institution of the heads of state or government of the member states of the European Union, has agreed on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-leaders-set-ambitious-climate-energy-targets-for-2030_64780.html
October 22, 2014
The European Commission has launched an online public consultation to help define criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC), as required by the regulations on...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-consults-the-public-on-criteria-for-identifying-endocrine-disruptors_64670.html
October 22, 2014
UK employers' association CBI (London), commenting ahead of a meeting of the European Council in Brussels, says that “competitiveness must be at the heart of European Union...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/UKs-CBI-Competitiveness-must-be-at-heart-of-EU-climate-discussions_64666.html
October 22, 2014
Kemira (Helsinki) has announced Ebitda of €69.9 million ($89.3 million) in third-quarter 2014, compared with €68.9 million in the corresponding period in 2013, or 1.5%...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Kemira-improves-profitability-on-lower-sales-in-third-quarter-2014_64663.html
October 21, 2014
The European Commission has issued a statement of objections to Honeywell and DuPont, citing its preliminary view that joint cooperation entered into 2010 concerning the production of refrigerant R-1234yf, also known as HFO-1234yf, used in automotive air-conditioning systems may have breached European Union (EU) antitrust rules....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-investigates-DuPont-and-Honeywell-refrigerant-collaboration_64645.html
October 21, 2014
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) has reported sales of Swiss francs 83.7 million ($88.4 million) in the third quarter of 2014, compared with sales of SF76.1 million in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Gurits-sales-rise-to-$88-4-million-in-third-quarter-up-10-percent_64610.html
October 21, 2014
Germany’s energy-intensive industries association (BID; Berlin) has warned over higher burdens for industry as a result of unilateral, challenging climate protection goals. Utz...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germanys-EID-warns-over-higher-costs-resulting-from-unilateral-EU-climate-goals_64636.html
October 20, 2014
PPG Industries says that it has expanded its application support center (ASC) for Central Europe at Hamburg. The Hamburg ASC will now provide premixed and frozen sealants and Semkit...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/PPG-expands-aerospace-sealants-capacity-in-Germany_64605.html
October 20, 2014
Euro Chlor (Brussels) says its general assembly has chosen Thomas Wehlage as chair of its management committee. Wehlage was elected for a two-year period. He is currently senior v.p....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Euro-Chlor-selects-Thomas-Wehlage-as-chair-of-its-management-committee_64600.html
October 17, 2014
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC; Brussels) has produced a state-of-the-art review of test methods and computational approaches as alternatives to animal...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-Alternative-methods-to-avoid-testing-chemicals-on-animals_64574.html
October 17, 2014
Increasing energy efficiency is a requirement to protect the climate but offers the German economy many opportunities, Barbara Hendricks, Germany’s environment minister, said...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germanys-environment-minister-Economy-plays-a-central-role-in-climate-protection_64573.html
October 16, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has published a substance evaluation report for tetrachloroethylene. The evaluating member state, Latvia, has evaluated the substance...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Tetrachloroethylene-No-EU-regulatory-action-needed-based-on-substance-evaluation-report_64556.html
October 16, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says it has acquired ISO Paint Nordic (Lunderskov, Denmark). ISO Paint Nordic is a family-owned business that was established in 1999...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Tikkurila-to-acquire-ISO-Paint-Nordic-specialist-in-energy-efficient-coatings_64550.html
October 15, 2014
Fragrances and flavors group Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) has today officially launched a legal subsidiary in Lagos, strengthening its position in Africa. The location will include...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Symrise-founds-subsidiary-in-Nigeria-strengthens-position-in-Africa_64526.html
October 15, 2014
Evonik Industries today opened a production plant in São Paulo State, Brazil, to make ingredients for customers in the cosmetics and consumer goods industries. The plant has the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Evonik-opens-plant-for-cosmetics-and-consumer-goods-in-Brazil_64527.html
October 15, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that 2,3-epoxypropyl methacrylate (glycidyl methacrylate) has been added to the registry of intentions (ROI) under the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Glycidyl-methacrylate-added-to-ECHAs-registry-of-intentions_64524.html
October 15, 2014
The United Kingdom competent authority says that it will submit a restriction proposal to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) in January 2015 to restrict...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-calls-for-evidence-on-the-persistence-and-bioaccumulation-of-two-siloxanes_64522.html
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