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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
August 28, 2013
The chemical industry foundation (FCI; Frankfurt) has approved an additional grant of €1.1 million ($1.5 million), the chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germanys-FCI-provides-additional-$1-5-million-for-chemical-education_54790.html
August 27, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on a proposal for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) for N-methyl pyrrolidone. 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-N-methyl-pyrrolidone_54762.html
August 27, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on a proposal for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) on bisphenol A (BPA), the agency says. BPA is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-invites-comments-on-proposals-for-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-of-bisphenol-A_54761.html
August 23, 2013
Vopak says that Ebit, excluding exceptional items, in second-quarter 2013 was €141.9 million ($189.3 million), compared with €143.1 million a year ago, a decrease of 0.8%...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Vopak-reports-steady-sales-profit-in-first-half_54713.html
August 23, 2013
Gurit (Zürich) says its operating profit in the first half of 2013 shrank to 0.6 million Swiss francs ($0.65 million), compared with a "strong" operating profit of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Gurit-sales-fall-34-percent-in-first-half-Ebitda-plunges-90-percent_54711.html
August 23, 2013
Borealis reports a 26% drop in net profit in the second quarter, to €83 million ($110.7 million), on 6% higher sales, at €1.89 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Borouge-and-fertilizers-to-transform-Borealiss-profitability_54659.html
August 23, 2013
Clariant and the National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee; Riyadh) say they have agreed to form a masterbatches production joint venture in Saudi Arabia. Tasnee’s wholly owned...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Clariant-Tasnee-form-masterbatch-JV-in-Saudi-Arabia-plan-new-plant_54660.html
August 23, 2013
Potash producer K+S (Kassel, Germany) reports a 29.4% drop in adjusted group earnings after taxes for the second quarter, to €105.9 million ($141 million), compared with €150.1 million in the same period last year. Adjusted group earnings were €296.1 million in the first half of the year, 13.6% down compared with the first half of 2012....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/K+S-earnings-fall-potash-market-faces-uncertainty_54661.html
August 23, 2013
Lonza and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries say that, following a strategic review, they have decided to discontinue their collaboration for the development, manufacturing, and marketing...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Lonza-and-Teva-discontinue-biosimilars-joint-venture_54662.html
August 22, 2013
Lehnkering Chemical Transport, part of logistics provider Lehnkering (Duisburg, Germany) has opened a business location in Hamburg, Germany, the company says. Equipment will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Lehnkering-opens-facility-in-Hamburg_54639.html
August 9, 2013
Lanxess reports a 95% decline in second-quarter net income, to €9 million ($11.9 million), on sales down 12%, to €2.1 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Lanxess-to-revise-strategy-after-sales-and-earnings-plummet_54351.html
August 9, 2013
Versalis, the chemicals arm of ENI (Rome), says it has signed a partnership agreement with Neville Venture (Pittsburgh) for the production of hydrocarbon resins at Versalis’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Versalis-enters-hydrocarbon-resins-and-signs-deal-with-Neville-Venture_54352.html
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