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August 1, 2014
The UK government has announced plans to open large parts of the United Kingdom for oil and gas exploration, including for unconventional oil and gas that can only be produced by fracking....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/UK-government-invites-bids-for-large-scale-shale-fracking_62830.html
August 1, 2014
Leading Europe-based companies struggled to maintain sales and profits in the second quarter of 2014 because of the relative strength of the euro against other major currencies...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Leading-companies-battle-currency-headwinds_62899.html
July 31, 2014
Solvay today reported net sales for second-quarter 2014 of €2.64 billion ($3.54 billion), an increase of 2% year-on-year (YOY). Operating profit (adjusted Ebit) was €291...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Solvay-reports-2-percent-rise-in-sales-adjusted-Ebit-jumps-56-percent-confirms-full-year-outlook_62852.html
July 30, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says its sales for first-half 2014 increased to 2.66 billion Swiss francs ($2.94 billion), an increase of 18% in local currency, or 10.6% in Swiss francs...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sika-reports-18-percent-growth-in-first-half-2014-sales-net-profit-leaps-25-7-percent_62813.html
July 30, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that European Union member states have indicated their intention to submit harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) dossiers...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-announces-four-CLH-dossiers-submitted-two-intentions-added_62801.html
July 30, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that four potential substances of very high concern (SVHC) have been included in the registry of intentions. European Union member...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-adds-four-substances-to-registry-of-intentions-as-potential-SVHCs_62800.html
July 30, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on harmonized classification and labelling (CLH) for bendiocarb (1,3-benzodioxol-4-ol, 2,2-dimethyl-...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-CLH-for-bendiocarb_62799.html
July 29, 2014
The European Commission says it is urging Germany to take stronger measures to combat water pollution caused by nitrates. The latest figures submitted by Germany in 2012 show that...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-urges-Germany-to-act-more-against-nitrate-pollution-in-water_62776.html
July 29, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has commissioned a cogeneration plant that will supply energy to pharmaceutical production and research operations at its corporate headquarters. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Merck-KGaA-commissions-cogeneration-plant-at-Darmstadt_62772.html
July 28, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says its profitability for the first half of 2014 was “good despite weak demand in Russia.” First-half revenue was...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Tikkurila-sales-fall-7-4-percent-in-second-quarter-EPS-increases-slightly_62759.html
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
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