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February 20, 2015
OCI (Amsterdam) has announced that it has formally commenced proceedings to demerge the company’s engineering and construction business from its fertilizer and chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/OCI-details-demerger-of-fertilizers-from-construction-operations_67918.html
February 19, 2015
Industrial labor costs are a decisive factor in the global marketplace. The hourly labor cost in the west German chemical industry in 2013 was €53.16 ($60.50), so that it...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Employers-association-bemoans-high-labor-costs-in-Germanys-chemical-industry_67902.html
February 19, 2015
The winners of a £20-million ($31 million) competition to bring innovative biotechnology projects to market have been announced this week. A total of 23 projects, ranging from...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Winners-of-$31-million-UK-industrial-biotechnology-competition-announced_67886.html
February 18, 2015
The use of renewable energy resources is successfully driving down carbon emissions in Europe, according to a report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA; Copenhagen). EU...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EEA-report-Increasing-use-of-renewable-energy-results-in-falling-carbon-emissions-in-Europe_67856.html
February 17, 2015
Bio-on and Eridania Sadam, both headquartered at Bologna, Italy, have announced that they will work together on defining and optimizing the production of levulinic acid (4-oxopentanoic...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Italian-companies-to-collaborate-in-green-production-of-levulinic-acid_67833.html
February 13, 2015
The Scottish Industrial Biotechnology Development Group (SIBDG), supported by Scottish Enterprise (Glasgow), has released the Biorefinery Roadmap for Scotland. The document sets out...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Scotland-publishes-plans-for-biorefineries-through-2025_67776.html
February 12, 2015
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) today announced that it plans to cut 80–90 jobs at its facility in Newport (Isle of Wight, UK). The jobs will be eliminated during...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Gurit-to-cut-80-90-jobs-in-UK-invests-$6-5-million-in-Hungary-forms-composite-materials-business-unit_67756.html
February 11, 2015
Kemira (Helsinki) has today announced results for fourth-quarter and full-year 2014. The company says that revenue “remained stable” at €547.1 million ($619.4 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Kemira-reports-growth-improved-profitability_67682.html
February 10, 2015
The British Coatings Federation (BCF; Leatherhead, UK), the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (Wokingham, UK), the Food and Drink Federation (London), and the British Plastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/British-industry-associations-call-for-action-on-restriction-of-BPA-use-in-France_67689.html
February 10, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says its revenue in fourth-quarter 2014 was €104.4 million ($118.0 million), a drop of 11% compared with sales of €116.7...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Tikkurila-reports-fall-in-sales-and-profit-in-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-2014_67678.html
February 6, 2015
Sadara, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical; and Chemie-Cluster Bayern (CCB; Munich) have announced that they have signed an agreement to cooperate and jointly support the development of chemical-based value chains in PlasChem Park at Al Jubail....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sadara-and-Bavarian-partnership-sign-PlasChem-Park-deal_67553.html
February 6, 2015
Solvay has agreed to sell its Germany-based refrigerant business and pharma propellants to Daikin (Osaka). The move forms part of a shift of focus at Solvay’s special chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Solvay-divests-Germany-based-refrigerant-business-to-Daikin_67547.html
February 6, 2015
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) says that its food specialties business unit has entered into a share-purchase agreement to acquire Prolactal (Hartberg, Austria) and its subsidiary, Rovita (Engelsberg, Germany)....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ICL-to-buy-food-ingredients-firm-Prolactal-opens-regional-HQ_67548.html
February 6, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell and BP have separately announced substantial cuts in capital expenditure (capex) in response to falling oil prices....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Shell-BP-slash-capex-on-oil-slump-chemical-profits-tumble_67546.html
February 3, 2015
The European Council, the institution of the heads of state or government of the member states of the European Union, has announced additional measures in the struggle against climate...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Council-moves-further-against-climate-change_67233.html
February 3, 2015
World chemical sales were €3.16 billion ($3.57 billion) in 2013 compared with €3.13 billion in 2012, an increase of 0.9% year-on-year (YOY), according to data released by...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EU-chemical-sales-were-17-percent-of-world-total-in-2013_67435.html
February 3, 2015
Almac (Craigavon, UK), a privately-owned contract development and manufacturing pharmaceutical services group, has announced a $7 million investment in in the area of biocatalyst...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Almac-Group-to-invest-$7-million-in-biocatalysis-in-Northern-Ireland_67454.html
February 2, 2015
The industry, research, and energy committee (ITRE) of the European Parliament has made a number of recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations with the United...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-parliamentary-committee-makes-recommendations-to-the-European-Commission-on-TTIP_67406.html
January 30, 2015
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) today report preliminary net sales of 335.8 million Swiss francs ($367 million) in full-year 2014, compared with SF281.1 million in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Gurit-reports-sales-of-$367-million-for-full-year-2014-up-nearly-20-percent_67366.html
January 29, 2015
SGL Carbon (Wiesbaden, Germany) has announced preliminary results for fiscal 2014, describing the year as “challenging.” Group Ebit “declined substantially”...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/SGL-Carbon-expects-substantial-net-loss-of-about-$284-million-for-2014_67306.html
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