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August 19, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has started a 45-day public commenting period on the harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposal for the pesticide...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/New-CLH-consultation-for-the-pesticide-tefluthrin_63290.html
August 15, 2014
Israel Chemicals Ltd.’s (ICL; Tel Aviv) board reiterated on 6 August the company’s earlier decision to freeze $750 million of new and previously approved investment in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ICL-freezes-Israel-investments-to-protest-taxes-on-natural-resources_63160.html
August 15, 2014
Lanxess has posted its second-quarter results, detailed a previously announced restructuring program, and confirmed that one of its board members is leaving the company....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Lanxess-outlines-realignment-and-narrows-guidance_63161.html
August 15, 2014
Borealis, in early August, signed a 10-year agreement with US-listed Antero Resources (Denver) to supply 240,000 m.t./year of ethane from the United States for Borealis’s flexible-feed steam cracker at Stenungsund, Sweden. The cracker is designed to produce 625,000 m.t./year of ethylene....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Borealis-to-import-ethane-from-US-for-Sweden-cracker-_63193.html
August 15, 2014
Borealis has signed an agreement with a DuPont holding subsidiary in the Netherlands to purchase that company’s 67% share in Speciality Polymers Antwerp (Zwijndrecht, Belgium)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/-to-buy-DuPont-out-of-Speciality-Polymers-Antwerp_63194.html
August 13, 2014
BASF recently announced that it will construct a new office building for 600 employees at its Ludwigshafen headquarters. The company had posted an architecture competition for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/BASF-replacing-Engelhorn-building-at-Ludwigshafen-site_63144.html
August 8, 2014
Specialty chemicals company Altana (Wesel, Germany) says it increased earnings in first-half 2014 to €985 million ($1.32 billion) compared with €887 million a year ago, an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Altana-sales-and-Ebitda-rise-in-first-half-2014_63084.html
August 5, 2014
Germany’s chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) has pointed out that the country’s chemical industry is not calling for mutual recognition of existing standards for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/VCI-No-reduction-in-chemical-safety-standards-through-TTIP_62990.html
August 1, 2014
Repsol (Madrid) posted net income of €520 million ($698.4 million) in the second quarter, an increase of 95% from the year-earlier period. Net income from downstream operations...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Repsol-reports-higher-earnings-new-leadership-in-place_62829.html
August 1, 2014
The UK government has announced plans to open large parts of the United Kingdom for oil and gas exploration, including for unconventional oil and gas that can only be produced by fracking....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/UK-government-invites-bids-for-large-scale-shale-fracking_62830.html
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/europe_mideast/Tikkurila-sales-fall-7-4-percent-in-second-quarter-EPS-increases-slightly_62759.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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