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April 17, 2014
Huntsman says that agrobusiness group Wilmar International (Singapore) has agreed to purchase Huntsman’s Europe-based commodity surfactants business....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Huntsman-sells-surfactant-business-to-Wilmar-and-closes-plant-in-Italy_60375.html
April 17, 2014
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says that it will acquire a 51% stake in Sasa Polyester Sanayi (Adana, Turkey), a leading polyester and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) producer in Turkey, from Hac─▒ Ömer Sabanc─▒ Holding (Istanbul)....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Indorama-to-acquire-Turkish-firm-Sasa-Polyester-Sanayi_60376.html
April 17, 2014
Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Co. (Muntajat; Doha) says that it has signed a two-year agreement with Qatar Navigation (Milaha; Doha) to transport...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Muntajat-signs-contract-to-transport-petrochemicals_60377.html
April 17, 2014
Ashland and Clariant say that they have entered into a definitive agreement to sell their foundry chemicals joint venture, ASK Chemicals (Hilden, Germany), to investment funds affiliated with Rhône, a London- and New York–based private equity investment firm....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Ashland-Clariant-sell-foundry-chemicals-JV-to-equity-firm_60394.html
April 17, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) has agreed to acquire flavors and nutrition ingredients maker Diana Group (Vannes, France) from private equity firm Ardian (Paris) for €1.3 billion ($1.8 billion). The deal is expected to close in the third quarter....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Symrise-buys-flavors-firm-Diana-Group-for-$1-8-billion_60395.html
April 17, 2014
Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) has completed the previously announced sale of its Aliphos feed phosphate business to EcoPhos (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), a technology provider and animal...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Tessenderlo-completes-sale-of-feed-phosphate-business_60396.html
April 9, 2014
The European Commission has adopted new rules on public support for energy and environmental protection projects. The Environment and Energy State Aid Guidelines (EEAG) will support...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-presents-new-guidelines-on-state-aid-for-energy_60208.html
April 8, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for a total of 30 testing proposals for 21 substances, including nitromethane; 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene; trichloro(propyl)silane...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-21-substances_60180.html
April 8, 2014
Germany has drafted a reform of the renewable energy act (EEG) after months of wrangling. The reform is seen as a success for the country’s industry, which successfully avoided...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germany-drafts-reform-of-renewable-energy-act_60191.html
April 7, 2014
Lenzing (Lenzing, Austria), a leading cellulose fiber producer, has announced the appointment of Thomas Riegler as CFO for a period of three years, effective 1 June. Riegler is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Lenzing-appoints-CFO_60144.html
April 4, 2014
Ineos has announced several milestones in the previously anounced £300-million ($498 million) survival plan for the company’s Grangemouth, UK petrochemical complex....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Ineos-closes-Grangemouth-plants-advances-tank-project_60028.html
April 4, 2014
Industrial enterprises in Crimea, until recently part of Ukraine, are expected to improve their competitive advantage through lower natural gas prices, following the transfer of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Crimeas-chemical-industry-will-benefit-from-cheap-Russian-gas_60029.html
April 4, 2014
The World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva) has ruled that China’s export restrictions on the key industrial raw materials rare earths, molybdenum, and tungsten violate international trade rules....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/WTO-says-Chinas-rare-earth-restrictions-violate-trade-rules_60030.html
April 4, 2014
Lanxess has announced several leadership changes, following the arrival of Matthias Zachert as chairman of the board this week. Jorge Nogueira will assume responsibility for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Lanxess-makes-leadership-changes_60106.html
April 3, 2014
Croatian companies manufacturing substances in or importing substances into the European Union in amounts exceeding 100 m.t./year, or that are carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/First-Reach-deadline-for-Croatian-companies-1-July-2014_60047.html
April 3, 2014
Lanxess says it is collaborating with EconCore (Leuven, Belgium) to develop new thermoplastic sandwich materials for lightweight construction. The objective of the collaboration is to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Lanxess-joins-with-EconCore-to-develop-nylon-sandwich-materials_60040.html
April 3, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has published decisions on evaluations by European member states of 14 substances under the European Union’s Registration...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-publishes-first-evaluation-decisions-under-Reach_60037.html
April 2, 2014
BASF says that it is going to expand its leading position in the production of superabsorbent polymers for the global hygiene industry with a new technology. The innovation delivers...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/BASF-evaluating-investments-in-production-of-superabsorbents_59886.html
April 1, 2014
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), currently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States, is a “remarkable, historic...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Cefics-Mandery-TTIP-an-historic-opportunity-but-regulatory-divide-must-be-addressed_59973.html
April 1, 2014
Evonik Industries and automaker Daimler are restructuring their activities in the area of electric mobility to reflect changes in market conditions, the companies announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Evonik-and-Daimler-to-restructure-lithium-ion-activities_59972.html
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