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March 14, 2014
Jim Ratcliffe, chairman of Ineos, says that much of Europe’s chemical industry could close within a decade. In a recently published open letter to José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, Ratcliffe expresses deep concern about the future of the European chemical sector and its 1 million direct and 5 million indirect jobs. “Sadly, I predict that much of it will face closure within the next 10 years,” Ratcliffe says....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Ineos-chair-Europes-industry-could-vanish-within-a-decade_59547.html
March 14, 2014
Bayer reports higher sales and profits for the fourth quarter and full-year 2013 and forecasts for this year about 5% sales growth on a currency- and-portfolio-adjusted basis. Marijn Dekkers, chairman of Bayer, speaking at a recent press briefing at Leverkusen, said that the company’s five recently launched pharmaceutical products have a much higher peak sales potential than originally estimated....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Bayer-reports-higher-profits-ups-pharma-pipeline-estimate_59486.html
March 13, 2014
The European Parliament has approved draft rules that would lead to a ban on the use of climate-unfriendly fluorinated gases in air-conditioners and refrigerators by 2020–2025...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Parliament-approves-measures-to-ban-F-gases_59538.html
March 12, 2014
The chemical industry in Germany rounded off a turbulent 2014 with a strong fourth quarter, says chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt). Production in Germany’s third...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/VCI-German-chemical-industry-achieves-strong-end-to-2013-outlook-positive-for-2014_59493.html
March 11, 2014
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted in favor of legislation to reduce the consumption of plastic carrier bags in the European Union. The parliament’s environment...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Plastic-bags-EU-countries-to-reduce-usage-by-80-percent-by-2019_59469.html
March 10, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it achieved record sales and earnings during 2013. Sales grew to €1.83 billion ($2.54 billion) in 2013 compared with €1.74 billion in 2012...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Symrise-achieves-record-sales-and-profitability-in-2013_59441.html
March 10, 2014
The share of renewable energy in the gross final energy consumption of the 28 states in the European Union (EU 28) reached 14.1% in 2012, Eurostat, the European statistics office...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Renewable-energy-reaches-14-1-percent-of-total-EU-energy-consumption_59435.html
March 6, 2014
Celanese has announced that it has signed a two-year extension to its existing contract with the Aachen Center for Lightweight Production (AZL; Aachen, Germany). The parties are...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Celanese-extends-research-contract-for-thermoplastic-composites_59371.html
March 6, 2014
The German and Norwegian authorities are working on a restriction proposal for perfluorooactanoic acid (PFOA) and PFOA-related substances and have launched a call for information, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germany-and-Norway-call-for-information-on-PFOA-and-related-substances_59355.html
March 6, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for 36 testing proposals on 21 substances. Several hazard endpoints for vertebrate testing have been requested, including...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-on-21-substances_59368.html
March 5, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on the harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) for E-glass fibers, glass fibers, and dicyclohexyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-for-glass-fibers-E-glass-fibers-and-dicyclohexyl-phthalate_59337.html
March 5, 2014
Technip (Paris) says it has been awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract by Shell UK for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Scotland. The contract is for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Technip-wins-FEED-contract-for-Shell-CCS-project-in-North-Sea_59335.html
March 5, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has proposed four substances as substances of very high concern (SVHC). The substances are the dihexyl ester of 1,2-benzenedicarboxyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-proposes-four-substances-as-SVHCs_59313.html
March 4, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it achieved record results in all areas for full-year 2013. The company announced a 23.8% increase in net profit, to a record 344.7 million Swiss francs...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sika-achieves-record-results-for-2013-including-net-profit-up-23-8-percent_59310.html
March 4, 2014
Ecolab has announced the acquisition of AK Kraus & Hiller Schädlingsbekämpfung (Allershausen, Germany). Kraus & Hiller had annual sales of approximately $4...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Ecolab-acquires-pest-elimination-company-in-Germany_59292.html
March 2, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia), the former coatings operations of DuPont, says it is to invest $60 million to build a next-generation plant to expand its production capacity of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Axalta-Coating-Systems-to-invest-$60-million-in-waterborne-coatings-Germany_59250.html
February 28, 2014
New rules concerning the import and export of very hazardous chemicals will be implemented in the European Union as of 1 March, when the revised prior informed consent (PIC) regulation...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Revised-importexport-regulations-for-very-hazardous-chemicals-introduced-in-Europe_59226.html
February 28, 2014
BASF Services Holding, an indirect, wholly owned group company of BASF, says it is to sell its subsidiary BASF Services Consult (Hamburg) to Tech Mahindra (Düsseldorf), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/BASF-to-sell-its-third-party-consulting-business_59219.html
February 28, 2014
One-off expenses and other nonrecurring factors weighed on Solvay’s fourth-quarter 2013 earnings, but the company says its underlying performance is improving. And, the financial...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Solvay-shows-underlying-growth-may-sell-Eco-Services_59208.html
February 28, 2014
BASF has announced higher fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 earnings and says it is cautiously optimistic about the year ahead...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/BASF-reports-higher-profits-cautiously-optimistic-on-2014_59168.html
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