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July 8, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) has criticized today’s decision by the European Parliament giving the green light for further negotiations towards...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/VCI-Europes-parliament-fails-to-recognize-opportunity-for-regulatory-cooperation_72013.html
July 7, 2015
Chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says that is supports the goal of a sustainable, circular economy in Europe. But overzealous regulations on industrial waste, such as...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/VCI-EU-waste-rules-must-not-be-allowed-to-stifle-production_71971.html
July 7, 2015
Germany’s chemical industries association VCI (Frankfurt) says that yesterday’s compromise by the ruling coalition government on a draft reform of the country’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/VCI-Germanys-inheritance-tax-needs-to-be-improved-for-SMEs_71983.html
July 6, 2015
Arkema has set its sights on securing long-term feedstock supplies, particularly for its large-scale fluorinated gases and acrylic acid operations, Marc Schuller, v.p./industrial specialties and coating solutions there, tells CW....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Arkema-eyes-feedstock-options-for-fluorogases-acrylics-_71922.html
July 6, 2015
Arkema, at a capital markets day held recently in Paris, presented its strategy and ambitions and confirmed its medium- and long-term objectives....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/-confirms-targets-hikes-molecular-sieves-capacity_71923.html
July 6, 2015
Evonik Industries has confirmed that its supervisory board, at a meeting held on 25 June, resolved unanimously to end the term of office of executive board member and COO Patrik Wohlhauser....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Evonik-terminates-COOs-contract-divests-stake-in-real-estate-firm_71925.html
July 6, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that it has acquired the remaining shares of the Addiment Italia (Medolago, Italy) joint venture from Sika’s jv partner, Buzzi Unicem (Casale...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sika-buys-out-partner-in-Italy-based-joint-venture_71926.html
July 6, 2015
Thermo Fisher Scientific (Waltham, MA) says that it has signed an agreement to acquire Johnson Matthey’s (JM) research chemicals business, Alfa Aesar (Heysham, UK), for £256 million ($399.6 million) in cash. The research chemicals business supplies more than 45,000 specialty chemicals to industry as well as academic institutions in small-scale research quantities via the business’s catalogue....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Thermo-Fisher-acquires-JMs-research-chemicals-business_71927.html
July 2, 2015
A well-developed and efficient transport infrastructure in transit country Germany is of paramount importance for Europe as an industrial location, according to Gerd Deimel...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/VCI-calls-for-improvements-in-connecting-European-transport-routes_71837.html
June 30, 2015
DSM announced today that Atul Thakrar is joining the company as president of its biobased products and services unit, effective 1 July. Thakrar will be responsible for DSM’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/DSM-appoints-presidentbiobased-products-and-services_71764.html
June 30, 2015
Fifty three small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) from Germany’s chemical industry have announced that they “completely convinced” in their support of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germanys-chemical-SMEs-in-favor-of-TTIP_71758.html
June 26, 2015
Rosneft (Moscow) and BP signed several exploration, refining, and production agreements at the St. Petersburg, Russia, International Economic Forum. BP owns 19.75% of Rosneft....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/BP-takes-over-Rosnefts-stake-in-Gelsenkirchen-operations_71624.html
June 26, 2015
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), the leading player in the potash fertilizer industry, has confirmed that it is considering whether it should remain listed on the London Stock Exchange...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Uralkali-to-delist-and-merge-with-Uralchem-to-create-fertilizer-giant_71625.html
June 26, 2015
The construction on the $20-billion petrochemicals and downstream complex of Sadara Chemical is progressing on budget and on schedule, say Dow Chemical and Saudi Aramco, the joint venture’s partners....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sadara-to-enter-start-up-phase-Dow-prepares-to-market-output_71626.html
June 26, 2015
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Jubail) says that on 23 June it signed an agreement with Ikarus Petroleum (Shouweikh, Kuwait) to buy that company out of two of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sipchem-buys-Kuwaiti-investor-out-of-acetyls-affiliates_71627.html
June 26, 2015
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has started a project with goal of establishing a framework for the risk assessment of the various factors that cause stress in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EFSA-launches-project-to-investigate-factors-that-damage-honeybee-colonies_71693.html
June 19, 2015
The European Commission has requested Germany to ensure the full transposition of the European Union’s energy efficiency directive, under which EU member states must meet certain...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-takes-action-against-Germany-Greece-over-energy-efficiency-directive_71475.html
June 17, 2015
Applied Graphene Materials (Redcar, UK), a producer of specialty graphene materials, says it has received its first patent approval for its process for manufacturing graphene...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Applied-Graphene-Materials-receives-patent-for-graphene-production-process_71396.html
June 15, 2015
The new name of Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) will be Covestro, effective 1 September. Bayer intends to float Covestro on the stock market by mid-2016 at the latest. The plan for BMS to become a separate firm was announced in September 2014....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Bayer-MaterialScience-named-Covestro-to-be-listed-soon_71203.html
June 15, 2015
The massive buildup of petrochemical capacity, based on shale gas, in North America is a long-term competitive threat to Europe’s chemical business, says Tom Crotty, group director at Ineos....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/IHS-conference-Europe-must-use-shale-to-combat-US-threat_71264.html
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