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January 15, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that it has met its target for examining dossiers for the first registration period under the European Union's Registration...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-meets-5-percent-compliance-check-target-under-Reach-69-percent-of-evaluated-dossiers-noncompliant_57968.html
January 14, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says its 2013 sales were 5.14 billion Swiss francs ($5.7 billion), compared with SF4.83 billion in 2012, an increase of 9.4% in local currencies. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sika-reports-2013-sales-of-$5-7-billion-up-9-4-percent_57953.html
January 10, 2014
The business activities of insolvent polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer Kem One SAS (Lyon, France) will be owned jointly by businessman Alain de Krassny and buyout firm OpenGate Capital (Los Angeles) following a decision by the Commercial Court of Lyon in December 2013....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Two-bidders-join-forces-to-acquire-PVC-maker-Kem-One_57894.html
January 10, 2014
Sibur (Moscow) says it has sold its 100% stake in the company’s Plastik (Uzlovaya, Russia) subsidiary to a group of private investors, for 575 million Russian rubles ($17.3...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sibur-sells-Plastik-subsidiary-to-private-investors_57895.html
January 10, 2014
Borealis says it has formed a joint venture with First Energy Bank (Manama) to buy a 20.3% stake in Neochim (Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria). The jv, Feboran, purchased the stake in December 2013....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Borealis-acquires-stake-in-Bulgarian-fertilizer-producer-Neochim_57896.html
January 10, 2014
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), a leading producer of potash, has confirmed Dmitry Osipov as the company’s new CEO. Osipov replaces Vladislav Baumgertner, who is under house arrest in Moscow after being extradited from Belarus, where he has been charged by the authorities with abuse of power....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Uralkali-CEO-change-heightens-speculation-about-BPC-revival_57897.html
January 9, 2014
Production of chemicals in the European Union increased by 1.8% in October 2013, compared with a year ago, according to the latest Cefic chemicals trends report. Cefic says that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Cefic-EU-chemical-industry-faces-fragile-recovery_57855.html
January 9, 2014
Member states of the European Union have voted to postpone the sale of 900 million carbon dioxide emission allowances under the EU's emissions trading system (EU ETS), a move that...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Union-agrees-to-postpone-sale-of-carbon-emission-allowances_57829.html
December 26, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on proposal for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) for nine copper compounds: copper (II) oxide; copper...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-calls-for-comments-on-proposals-for-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-of-nine-copper-compounds_57657.html
December 23, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on the potential for substitution of glutaraldehyde, under the appropriate article of the Biocidal...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-opens-consultation-on-potential-for-substitution-of-glutaraldehyde_57630.html
December 23, 2013
Evonik Industries says that it is realigning Creavis, its strategic innovation unit, as of 1 January 2014. The aim, according to Evonik, is “to enable Creavis to work faster...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Evonik-to-realign-Creavis-its-strategic-innovation-unit_57620.html
December 20, 2013
The Eighth European Bioplastics conference, held recently at Berlin, attracted 350 participants from 215 companies and organizations. Several key themes emerged during the conference...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Bioplastics-Must-perform-better-consider-whole-value-chain_57594.html
December 20, 2013
BP and the government of Oman have signed a gas sales agreement and an amended production-sharing agreement to develop the country’s Khazzan gas field, with BP as the operator....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Oman-and-BP-sign-gas-acetic-acid-investment-deals_57505.html
December 20, 2013
Lenzing’s board and works council have agreed to a comprehensive package of social measures covering the company’s recently announced cost-reduction plan. The agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Lenzing-outlines-restructuring-plans-at-two-Austrian-sites_57506.html
December 20, 2013
Dow Chemical has informed its staff that it intends to cease manufacturing at its Grangemouth, UK, plastic additives plant and close the site. The plant, which Dow acquired as part of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Dow-to-close-Grangemouth-plastic-additives-plant_57507.html
December 20, 2013
SGL Group (Wiesbaden, Germany) has announced details of a restructuring plan involving up to 300 job cuts under the company’s SGL2015 plan. SGL cites losses caused by delays in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/SGL-Group-to-cut-300-jobs-under-restructuring-program_57508.html
December 20, 2013
Styrolution (Frankfurt), a styrenics joint venture between BASF and Ineos, has announced changes to its styrenic specialties production network in Europe, the Mideast, and Africa (EMEA)....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Styrolution-optimizes-German-production-network_57509.html
December 18, 2013
Cargill has announced that it will invest €60 million ($83 million) in an ethanol plant, to be located at Barby, near Dessau, in eastern Germany. The product will be used for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Cargill-to-invest-$83-million-in-ethanol-plant-eastern-Germany_57474.html
December 18, 2013
European small- and medium-size enterprises (SME) are becoming more resource-efficient and making a substantial contribution to the transition towards a low-carbon economy. This...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Eurobarometer-survey-European-SMEs-becoming-greener_57469.html
December 18, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says that two neonicotinoid insecticides, acetamiprid and imidacloprid, may affect the developing human nervous system. EFSA's...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EFSA-to-assess-potential-link-between-neonicotinoids-and-developmental-neurotoxicity_57468.html
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