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October 17, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has issued a call for evidence to identify uses of bis(pentabromophenyl)ether (deca-BDE) where substitution may be challenging or require...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-calls-for-evidence-on-substituting-deca-BDE_55967.html
October 16, 2013
The appeal board of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has upheld an ECHA decision requiring information on sub-chronic toxicity, and developmental toxicity in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHAs-appeal-board-upholds-decision-against-Lanxess_55966.html
October 16, 2013
BASF says it has developed an innovative, mass-balanced process for using renewable feedstocks in integrated production. The process has been developed in collaboration with TÜV...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/BASF-develops-certified-process-for-flexible-use-of-renewable-feedstocks-in-integrated-production_55964.html
October 16, 2013
EU chemical production decreased by 1.4% in January–July 2013, Cefic says. Production of chemicals fell by 0.4% in July compared with the year-ago period. Outputs of polymers and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EU-chemical-output-falls-by-1-4-percent-in-first-half-compared-with-year-ago_55938.html
October 15, 2013
Evonik Industries says that the Saudi Acrylic Polymer Co. (Sapco), its joint venture with the Saudi Acrylic Acid Co., has completed the construction of its superabsorbent polymer plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Evoniks-superabsorbent-polymers-plant-completed-in-Saudi-Arabia_55945.html
October 14, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested testing proposals for two substances—2,4,6,8,10-pentamethylcyclopentasiloxane and the reaction mass of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-two-substances_55910.html
October 11, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on fluopyram, which is proposed for use as a fungicide in agriculture, horticulture, and viticulture...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-fluopyram_55893.html
October 11, 2013
Tata Chemicals Europe (Northwich, UK) plans to close the bigger of its two soda ash production facilities in the United Kingdom during the first half of 2014. The move will lead to 220...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Tata-to-close-UK-soda-ash-plant-expand-sodium-bicarbonate-unit_55816.html
October 11, 2013
The competitiveness of Europe’s chemical industry can be strengthened if the region’s energy and climate regulations do not hinder industry growth, Cefic leaders said at the group’s annual general assembly, held at Munich recently....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Cefic-assembly-Europe-at-crossroad-as-market-share-dips_55815.html
October 11, 2013
Ineos has announced plans to close its vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) facility at the Saltend production complex near Hull, UK. The closure will result in the loss of 18 jobs, the company says. Ineos said in late 2012 that it had a total workforce of 50 at Saltend. Ineos has not specified when the plant would cease production....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Ineos-ends-VAM-production-in-UK-writes-down-Grangemouth_55846.html
October 11, 2013
Three groups are interested in buying Suleiman Kerimov’s stake in potash producer Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), according to a 7 October report in Russian business daily...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Uralkali-shareholder-discusses-sale-with-three-groups_55847.html
October 4, 2013
Sibur (Moscow) is poised to begin operations at the company’s newly commissioned propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility at Tobolsk, Russia....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sibur-to-decide-on-petchems-project-readies-PDH-unit_55560.html
October 4, 2013
Evonik Industries says that its supervisory board has unanimously passed resolutions to sharpen the group’s focus on specialty chemicals and its future growth targets and to reduce the size of Evonik’s executive board from six to four members....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Evonik-to-slim-down-executive-board-cut-administrative-costs_55622.html
October 4, 2013
BASF, the third-largest producer of agricultural chemicals, behind Syngenta and Bayer CropScience, has raised its 2020 crop protection sales target to €8 billion ($10.8 billion) from the previously announced €6 billion, which it now hopes to reach by 2015, the company announced recently....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/BASF-raises-crop-protection-sales-targets-ups-investments_55640.html
October 2, 2013
AkzoNobel says that it plans to make its decorative coatings business more competitive by reducing the number of senior management teams and introducing a new operating model for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/AkzoNobel-to-restructure-its-decorative-paints-business_55573.html
October 1, 2013
Technip (Paris) and Shell Cansolv (Montreal) say that they have signed an agreement to leverage each company's expertise in marketing a solution for carbon capture and sequestration...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Technip-and-Shell-Cansolv-to-leverage-CO2-capture-technology_55530.html
October 1, 2013
Invista (Witchita, KS) and Ingenza (Edinburgh) say that they will collaborate in the development of new technology for biobased processes for manufacturing industrial chemicals. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Invista-and-Ingenza-to-collaborate-on-biobased-chemicals_55532.html
October 1, 2013
Huntsman says that is plans to refocus its surfactants business in Europe. The company plans to move away from various surfactants assets that have become commoditized and will focus...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Huntsman-to-reposition-surfactants-business-in-Europe-250-jobs-potentially-affected_55531.html
September 27, 2013
The European Commission has officially asked Germany to adapt its law on chemicals by changing how it governs the sale of products containing methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-requests-Germany-to-comply-with-rules-on-products-containing-MDI_55474.html
September 25, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on a proposal for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) for glutaraldehyde. The substance is used as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-invites-comments-on-proposals-for-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-of-glutaraldehyde_55416.html
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