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May 18, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says revenue in the first three months of 2015 was €133.2 million ($148.5 million), down 5.8% year-on-year (YOY) compared with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Tikkurila-reports-lower-sales-but-strong-profitability-in-first-quarter_70056.html
May 18, 2015
Fragrances and flavors firm Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) today reported its first-quarter 2015 financial results, with sales leaping by 42% year-on-year (YOY), to €668.0 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Symrise-makes-strong-start-to-2015-reports-double-digit-growth-in-sales-profit_70077.html
May 18, 2015
Brenntag has announced today that it achieved sales of €2.57 billion ($2.86 billion) in the first quarter of 2015 compared with €2.42 billion in the corresponding period in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Brenntag-reports-strong-performance-in-all-regions-increases-profit-confirms-outlook_70113.html
May 18, 2015
Emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from installations participating in the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) decreased by about 4.5% in 2014, according to estimates...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Europes-GHG-emissions-fall-by-4-5-percent-in-2014_70460.html
May 15, 2015
Cefic and the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU; Brussels) hosted a joint event this week on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Cefic-EU-and-US-industry-have-a-responsibility-to-speak-up-in-support-of-TTIP_70434.html
May 13, 2015
Germany’s chemical-pharmaceutical industry returned to moderate growth during the first three months of 2015, according to the latest quarterly report by chemical trade...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germanys-chemical-production-grows-in-first-quarter-but-sales-fall-on-lower-prices-forecast-unchanged_70367.html
May 12, 2015
Olefins and derivatives producer TVK (Tiszaújváros, Hungary) says it achieved sales in first-quarter 2015 of 88.9 billion forint ($325.4 million), down 12% year-on-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/TVK-sales-fall-on-lower-prices-but-profits-leap_70333.html
May 11, 2015
Reverdia (Delft, Netherlands), a joint venture between DSM and Roquette Frères (Lestrem, France) has announced the appointment of Pascal Moritz as new business development...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Reverdia-appoints-business-development-manager_70295.html
May 11, 2015
The European Parliament’s environment committee approved draft plans this week under which EU member states would have to enforce emission limits on from medium-sized combustion...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Europe-to-limit-emissions-from-medium-size-combustion-plants_70259.html
May 11, 2015
The plastics industry has shown itself to be robust, despite a difficult market environment in 2014, says Josef Ertl, chair of industry trade association PlasticsEurope Germany...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germanys-plastics-producers-positive-in-spite-of-roller-coaster_70298.html
May 8, 2015
Leading Europe-based chemical companies started 2015 solidly, achieving big increases in first-quarter sales and, in some cases, strong growth in earnings. The weaker euro, which makes...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Weaker-euro-boosts-leading-companies-revenue_70146.html
May 8, 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO; Washington) says that it welcomes the European Commission’s recent decision to approve several genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/BIO-welcomes-European-Commissions-GMO-approvals_70206.html
May 8, 2015
Saudi Aramco has confirmed that Khalid Al Falih has been appointed chairman and has named Amin Nasser as acting president and CEO. Nasser is a member of the board of Aramco, the world’s largest oil producer, and has held the position of senior v.p./upstream since 2008....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Aramco-names-new-CEO-to-be-separated-from-oil-ministry_70207.html
May 8, 2015
AkzoNobel has finalized the €153-million ($170.4 million) divestment of its global paper chemicals business to Kemira. The deal was first announced in July 2014. The acquired...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/AkzoNobel-completes-sale-of-paper-chemicals-to-Kemira_70208.html
May 8, 2015
The no. 2 steam cracker of Total's Antwerp olefins subsidiary has restarted, the company has confirmed. The no. 2 Antwerp cracker had a leak on 25 April as a result of a mechanical...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Total-confirms-restart-of-Antwerp-NC2-cracker_70181.html
May 7, 2015
Growth and competitiveness in Germany’s chemical industry depend closely on the potential represented by motivated and well-qualified employees, says chemical industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germanys-chemical-industry-employers-association-calls-for-shortage-of-skilled-workers-to-be-addressed_70180.html
May 7, 2015
At the start of a consultation in Germany’s parliament and upper chamber on the question of fracking, the country’s chemical industry trade association VCI (Frankfurt) has...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/VCI-calls-for-clear-guidelines-for-natural-gas-production-calls-for-use-of-fracking-technology_70165.html
May 6, 2015
Evonik Industries says today it started 2015 with a “strong performance,” generating one of its best quarterly results since 2009 on strong performance in the nutrition and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Evonik-reports-54-percent-increase-in-net-income_70115.html
May 5, 2015
Grupa Azoty (Tarnów, Poland) has announced the introduction of Oxoviflex, which it says is Poland's first non-phthalate plasticizer. The unit was built at a cost of over 40...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Grupa-Azoty-introduces-non-phthalate-plasticizer_70085.html
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