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September 20, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for testing proposals for three substances: bismuth trinitrate, the 2-oxiranylmethyl ester of (branched) nonanoic acid, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-three-substances_55336.html
September 20, 2013
Sibur (Moscow) says that it has signed a long-term cooperation memorandum with BASF for the supply of polymer additives to be used at Sibur’s production and processing...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/BASF-Sibur-sign-polymer-additives-agreement-collaborate-on-projects_55265.html
September 20, 2013
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has set its sights on growing the company’s highly successful performance materials business, particularly liquid crystals—in which Merck has 60% of the global market—as well as developing a range of products still in the pipeline. Walter Galinat, president/performance materials, told CW on the sidelines of a recent journalists’ briefing at Darmstadt—marking the 125th anniversary of the discovery of liquid crystals—that performance materials should make a larger contribution to Merck’s sales in the future....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Merck-KGaA-sharpens-focus-on-performance-materials_55266.html
September 20, 2013
Lanxess has announced a series of measures aimed at improving the company’s competitiveness following a period of weak demand for synthetic rubber, which has led to a major drop in earnings this year. The company aims to achieve annualized savings of €100 million ($133.5 million) from 2015 under a new cost-cutting program called Advance, through efficiency improvements, and targeted restructuring....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Lanxess-to-cut-jobs-sell-assets-on-weak-rubber-demand_55282.html
September 20, 2013
Petro Rabigh says it has given notice to its utilities supplier, Rabigh Arabian Water and Electricity Co. (Rawec), seeking to terminate the agreement between the two companies. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Petro-Rabigh-terminates-pact-with-utility-supplier-seeks-compensation_55283.html
September 19, 2013
Evonik Industries says that it has formed a joint venture with SECAR Technologie (Hönigsberg, Austria). The jv, LiteCon, will focus on mass-production of fiber-reinforced...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Evonik-forms-composites-JV-with-SECAR-Technologie_55070.html
September 18, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has launched a public consultation on proposals for the restriction of nonylphenols (NPs) and nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) in textile...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-launches-public-consultation-on-restriction-of-nonylphenols-and-nonylphenol-ethoxylates-in-textile-articles_55227.html
September 18, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP). The substance is used mainly as a solvent, as a cleaning agent, and in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-N-methylpyrrolidone_55232.html
September 16, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for testing proposals for allylamine. The hazard end point for which vertebrate testing has been proposed is genetic toxicity...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-allylamine_55173.html
September 10, 2013
AkzoNobel says it is has informed employees of its intention to streamline its organizational structure in Germany. The changes will also result in a reduction of more than 25% in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/AkzoNobel-to-simplify-structure-in-Germany-reduce-workforce-by-25-percent_55038.html
September 9, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for additional information on seven substances of very high concern (SVHC). The substances are cadmium sulfide, trixylyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-calls-for-information-on-seven-substances-of-very-high-concern_55010.html
September 9, 2013
Germany's corporate tax rate puts it in the top third of countries in a comparison with the rest of Europe, according to a report "The tax burden of companies in Germany,"...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germanys-corporate-tax-rate-in-the-top-third-in-an-international-comparison_55032.html
September 6, 2013
AkzoNobel has announced plans to phase out production of organic peroxides at the company’s Deventer, Netherlands, site by the end of 2016. AkzoNobel is the biggest producer of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/AkzoNobel-to-cease-production-of-organic-peroxides-at-Dutch-site_54923.html
September 6, 2013
Tensions between Russia and Belarus have escalated following the 26 August detention of Vladislav Baumgertner, the CEO of potash producer Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), as he was leaving the Minsk airport after a meeting with Belarus prime minister Mikhail Myasnikovich. Baumgertner is being detained for alleged abuse of power....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Potash-conflict-escalates-into-Russia-Belarus-trade-war_54924.html
September 6, 2013
Bayer CropScience (BCS), a Bayer subgroup, has announced plans to increase capital expenditure (capex) to a combined €2.4 billion ($3.16 billion) in the next four years, about €1 billion up on previously announced plans....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Bayer-CropScience-ups-capex-to-&euro2-4-billion-through-2016_54981.html
September 5, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that two-thirds of companies inspected as part of its enforcement forum do not comply with one or more of the provisions of EU...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Two-thirds-of-companies-inspected-fail-to-comply-with-Reach-CLP-requirements_54896.html
September 4, 2013
Evonik Industries has agreed a €1.75-billion ($2.3 billion) syndicated revolving credit facility with its core banking group, the company announced today. The credit facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Evonik-signs-&euro1-75-billion-revolving-credit-facility_54895.html
August 30, 2013
The new Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), which was adopted on 22 May 2012, will come into operation in Europe from 1 September, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Simplified-regulation-for-biocides-in-Europe-from-September_54842.html
August 29, 2013
Evonik Industries has opened an expanded plant for the production of raw materials and additives for personal- and household-care at Bekasi, Indonesia. The company says that it is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Evonik-opens-expanded-plant-for-personal-care-products-in-Indonesia_54821.html
August 28, 2013
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has appointed James Stewart as CIO, effective 1 October. Stewart replaces Frédéric Wohlwend, who has decided to pursue new opportunities...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Merck-KGaA-appoints-CIO_54788.html
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