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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
July 18, 2014
Kemira has reached a preliminary agreement to acquire AkzoNobel’s worldwide paper chemicals business for €153.0 million ($206.5 million), the companies have announced. AkzoNobel’s paper chemicals business, which is part of the company’s pulp and performance chemicals unit, generated sales of €243 million in 2013....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/AkzoNobel-sells-paper-chemicals-business-to-Kemira-_62516.html
July 18, 2014
The fertilizer industry in the Arabian Gulf, led by increased investments from petrochemical producers, is growing twice as fast as the worldwide industry average, the Gulf...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/GCC-fertilizer-industry-outstrips-global-growth_62517.html
July 18, 2014
KI Chemistry, a unit of Kulczyk Investments controlled by Poland’s richest man, Jan Kulczyk, has agreed to buy a 51.1% stake in the chemical producer Ciech (Warsaw) following an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/KI-Chemistry-buys-majority-stake-in-Ciech_62541.html
July 18, 2014
CCP Composites (Courbevoie, France), a Total subsidiary specialized in composite resins; and Polynt Group (Scanzorosciate, Italy) plan to combine in a deal that would create an integrated composite resins producer ranking first in Europe and third worldwide, Total says....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Private-equity-backed-Polynt-offers-to-buy-Totals-CCP-Composites_62542.html
July 18, 2014
The chemical industry in Germany is starting to feel the wind in its sails, chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) said at a recent press conference. Chemicals and pharmaceuticals produced domestically rose by 3.0%, with sales up by 2.0%, in the first half of 2014 compared with the year-ago period, VCI says...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/German-chemical-industry-feels-tail-wind-output-up-in-first-half_62543.html
July 17, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that four new intentions and five new submissions for harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) have been added to the public...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-adds-several-substances-to-registry-of-intentions-under-Reach_62513.html
July 16, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says that is has established an acceptable daily intake (ADI) of four milligrams per kilogram body weight per day for the food...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EFSA-establishes-daily-intake-limits-for-sunset-yellow-food-additive_62485.html
July 10, 2014
The chemical industry in Germany is starting to feel the wind in its sails, chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) said at a press conference today. Domestic production of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/German-chemical-industry-feels-tail-wind-first-half-output-up-3-percent_62366.html
July 10, 2014
The German chemical industry is in favor of the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP), currently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States, says...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/VCIs-Kley-Germanys-chemical-industry-in-favor-of-TTIP_62395.html
July 8, 2014
The European Commission announced today that it has awarded €1.00 billion ($1.36 billion) to fund climate change projects. The money is being used to support 19 projects, to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-funds-clean-energy-projects-with-revenues-from-polluters_62345.html
July 7, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) has decided to close its polycarbonate (PC) sheet facility at Darmstadt, Germany, as part of the company’s worldwide consolidation of its PC sheet...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Bayer-to-close-PC-sheet-plant-in-Germany-sells-units-in-Australia-NZ_62300.html
July 7, 2014
The executive board of Evonik Industries has presented plans to the company’s supervisory board to reorganize Evonik’s group structure....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Evonik-to-reorganize-structure-appoints-board-member_62301.html
July 7, 2014
Sabic will introduce technical-grade urea (TGU) this year, an offering that will enable diesel engines to run more efficiently and reduce hazardous emissions, the company says. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sabic-to-produce-technical-grade-urea-at-Al-Jubail_62302.html
July 7, 2014
Innovation, focused on market and customer needs and attractive growth markets, is expected to contribute 1–2 percentage points annually to Clariant’s sales growth, helping the company to achieve its 16–19% Ebitda margin target in 2015 and beyond, says Clariant CEO Hariolf Kottmann....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Clariant-flags-innovation-plans-polyolefins-hike-R-and-D-center_62303.html
July 7, 2014
Engineering and construction (E&C) firms SNC-Lavalin Group (Montreal) and Kentz (St Helier, Channel Islands) have announced an agreement for SNC-Lavalin to buy Kentz for £1.16 billion ($1.99 billion) in cash....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/SNC-Lavalin-agrees-to-acquire-Kentz-for-$2-billion_62304.html
July 4, 2014
A public consultation on potential candidates for substitution of carbendazim has been opened by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki). Potential candidates for substitution...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-potential-candidates-for-substitution-of-carbendazim_62253.html
July 3, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it has secured financing for its €1.3 billion ($1.78 billion) acquisition of the Diana Group by issuing a bond for €500 million. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Symrise-secures-financing-for-Diana-acquisition-through-$680-million-bond-issue_62249.html
July 2, 2014
The committees for risk assessment (RAC) and socioeconomic (SEAC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) have adopted opinions on applications for authorization of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-approves-specific-uses-of-DEHP-DBP-under-Reach_62214.html
July 2, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that four new substances of very high concern (SVHC) have been added to the registry of intentions, under the European Union’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Four-phthalates-added-to-registry-of-intentions-as-SVHCs-under-Reach_62216.html
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