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February 21, 2014
Early-reporting European companies struggled to improve sales and earnings in the fourth quarter of 2013. Adverse currency effects and continued economic uncertainty in Europe hindered...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Economic-headwinds-stifle-fourth-quarter-results_58968.html
February 21, 2014
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says it has introduced a business model that includes a new organizational structure and new management team together with a cost-competitiveness program...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Perstorp-restructures-cuts-jobs_58927.html
February 21, 2014
Versalis (Milan) and its parent, ENI (Rome), have reached an agreement with trade unions on a project to redesign the production facilities at Versalis’s Porto Marghera, Italy, site, near Venice, ENI says....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Versalis-to-convert-Italian-site-close-UK-rubbers-facility_58928.html
February 21, 2014
Altana (Wesel, Germany) says it has acquired DSM’s polypropylene (PP) wax emulsions business. The deal includes technology and customer-specific know-how, Altana says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Altana-acquires-DSMs-PP-wax-emulsions-business_58967.html
February 20, 2014
Cefic has called for competitive energy and an affordable climate policy, on the eve of a European Council meeting on competitiveness. Gas and electricity costs in the United States...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Cefic-Europe-needs-competitive-energy-and-an-affordable-climate-policy_58945.html
February 20, 2014
The European Commission says that it welcomes measures adopted by the European Union's council of ministers today to better protect workers from risks linked to exposure to chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-welcomes-measures-to-protect-workers-against-exposure-to-hazardous-chemicals_58941.html
February 14, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Pisa, Italy) has opened a public consultation on a draft scientific opinion on dietary reference values for niacin (nicotinic acid, or...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EFSA-launches-public-consultation-on-dietary-reference-values-for-niacin_58835.html
February 13, 2014
The chemical sector in the European Union remains "fragile" despite output growth of 2.8% in November 2013, Cefic says. Output fell 0.2% for January–November 2013...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Cefic-EU-chemical-sector-faces-fragile-recovery_58798.html
February 13, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened public consultations on applications for authorization for the use of diarsenic trioxide, and the pigments lead chromate...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-opens-public-consultations-on-authorization-of-diarsenic-trioxide-lead-chromate-pigments_58779.html
February 11, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) has announced leadership changes in its business units in Eastern Europe. Simo Laitala has resigned as head/Russia, effective 11...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Tikkurila-makes-leadership-changes-in-Eastern-Europe_58743.html
February 11, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on a proposal for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) of chloralose (anhydroglucochloral). The hazard...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-invites-comments-for-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-of-chloralose_58733.html
February 11, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on potential candidates for substitution of six active substances. If the evaluating competent authority...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-potential-candidates-for-substitution-of-six-active-substances_58729.html
February 10, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has proposed five substances of very high concern (SVHC) for authorization to the European Commission: N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-proposes-five-SVHCs-for-authorization_58699.html
February 10, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) reports an operating loss of €4.2 million ($5.73 million) in the fourth quarter 2014 compared with an operating loss of €3.2...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Tikkurila-reports-4-2-percent-operating-loss-sales-drop-4-percent-in-fourth-quarter-2013_58693.html
February 7, 2014
EMS Group (Domat/Ems, Switzerland) says earnings before interest and tax (Ebit) for full-year 2013 jumped 15.4% to reach 369 million Swiss Francs ($409 million), compared with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EMS-Group-reports-record-2013-net-sales-Ebit_58675.html
February 7, 2014
Lenzing (Lenzing, Austria) says it has appointed Robert van de Kerkhof to its management board, with effect 1 May. Van de Kerkhof will serve as chief commercial officer, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Lenzing-appoints-van-de-Kerkhof-as-member-of-management-board_58670.html
February 7, 2014
Syngenta, the world’s largest producer of agricultural chemicals, has announced its fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 results and says it is embarking on a cost-cutting plan that...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Syngenta-embarks-on-cost-saving-plan-ups-Ebitda-targets_58613.html
February 7, 2014
Makhteshim Agan Industries (MAI; Tel Aviv), the world's leading supplier of generic crop protection chemicals, has announced that it will transition to a new global brand name, Adama, beginning in April 2014....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Makhteshim-becomes-Adama-appoints-CEO-eyes-IPO_58614.html
February 7, 2014
DSM Nutritional Products, a subsidiary of DSM, says it will cut about 120 jobs in Switzerland because of the almost-concluded integration of a number of acquisitions and an associated...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/DSM-Nutritional-Products-to-cut-120-jobs-in-Switzerland_58615.html
February 7, 2014
Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding Co. (MPHC; Doha) has raised 3.2 billion Qatari rials ($880 million) from its initial public offering on the Qatar stock exchange, reports say. The IPO...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Mesaieed-Petrochemical-IPO-raises-$880-million_58616.html
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