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July 8, 2014
The European Commission announced today that it has awarded €1.00 billion ($1.36 billion) to fund climate change projects. The money is being used to support 19 projects, to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-funds-clean-energy-projects-with-revenues-from-polluters_62345.html
July 7, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) has decided to close its polycarbonate (PC) sheet facility at Darmstadt, Germany, as part of the company’s worldwide consolidation of its PC sheet...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Bayer-to-close-PC-sheet-plant-in-Germany-sells-units-in-Australia-NZ_62300.html
July 7, 2014
The executive board of Evonik Industries has presented plans to the company’s supervisory board to reorganize Evonik’s group structure....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Evonik-to-reorganize-structure-appoints-board-member_62301.html
July 7, 2014
Sabic will introduce technical-grade urea (TGU) this year, an offering that will enable diesel engines to run more efficiently and reduce hazardous emissions, the company says. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sabic-to-produce-technical-grade-urea-at-Al-Jubail_62302.html
July 7, 2014
Innovation, focused on market and customer needs and attractive growth markets, is expected to contribute 1–2 percentage points annually to Clariant’s sales growth, helping the company to achieve its 16–19% Ebitda margin target in 2015 and beyond, says Clariant CEO Hariolf Kottmann....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Clariant-flags-innovation-plans-polyolefins-hike-R-and-D-center_62303.html
July 7, 2014
Engineering and construction (E&C) firms SNC-Lavalin Group (Montreal) and Kentz (St Helier, Channel Islands) have announced an agreement for SNC-Lavalin to buy Kentz for £1.16 billion ($1.99 billion) in cash....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/SNC-Lavalin-agrees-to-acquire-Kentz-for-$2-billion_62304.html
July 4, 2014
A public consultation on potential candidates for substitution of carbendazim has been opened by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki). Potential candidates for substitution...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-potential-candidates-for-substitution-of-carbendazim_62253.html
July 3, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it has secured financing for its €1.3 billion ($1.78 billion) acquisition of the Diana Group by issuing a bond for €500 million. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Symrise-secures-financing-for-Diana-acquisition-through-$680-million-bond-issue_62249.html
July 2, 2014
The committees for risk assessment (RAC) and socioeconomic (SEAC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) have adopted opinions on applications for authorization of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-approves-specific-uses-of-DEHP-DBP-under-Reach_62214.html
July 2, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that four new substances of very high concern (SVHC) have been added to the registry of intentions, under the European Union’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Four-phthalates-added-to-registry-of-intentions-as-SVHCs-under-Reach_62216.html
July 2, 2014
Biochemical company METabolic EXplorer (Metex; Clermont-Ferrand, France) and SK Chemicals (Seoul) say that they have signed a worldwide, exclusive license agreement to manufacture and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/SK-Chemicals-and-Metex-sign-exclusive-deal-for-bio-PDO_62209.html
July 1, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has confirmed that acrylamide in food potentially increases the risk of developing cancer for consumers in all age groups. EFSA...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Acrylamide-is-a-public-health-concern-according-to-EFSA-draft_62191.html
July 1, 2014
The European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT; Brussels) says in a recently published report that Europe needs to take “strategic decisions to set the region on a path of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Report-Europe-needs-to-address-industrial-competitiveness-or-risk-further-erosion_62190.html
July 1, 2014
Cefic says in its latest chemicals trends report that output of chemicals in the European Union increased again in April, continuing the trend of year-on-year (YOY) growth that began...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EU-chemical-output-increases-for-eighth-month-in-a-row_62156.html
June 27, 2014
EuroChem (Moscow), Russia’s largest fertilizer company and a top-10 fertilizer player worldwide, has been granted the rights to exploit a new potash deposit near Berezniki, Russia....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EuroChems-potash-plans-target-top-five-fertilizer-position_62074.html
June 27, 2014
The European Commission has strictly limited the level of bisphenol A (BPA) in toys for children up to the age of three years and for all toys that are intended to be placed in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Commission-strictly-limits-BPA-in-toys_62075.html
June 27, 2014
The European Environment Council has agreed to provide a two-step procedure to enable EU member states to restrict or even ban the cultivation of EU-authorized genetically modified organisms (GMO) on their respective territories, the European Commission says....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EU-allows-member-states-to-restrict-or-ban-GMOs_62076.html
June 26, 2014
Several companies have appealed against a decision taken by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) on C14-C17 chloro alkanes (medium-chain chlorinated paraffins, MCCP), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Companies-appeal-ECHA-decision-on-medium-chain-chlorinated-alkanes_62083.html
June 26, 2014
A group of companies has appealed against a decision on carbon tetrachloride by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki), the agency says. The appealing companies are: the German...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Companies-appeal-ECHA-decision-on-carbon-tetrachloride_62048.html
June 25, 2014
The European Commission has today strictly limited the level of bisphenol A (BPA) in toys for children up to the age of three years and for toys that are intended to be in the mouth...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-strictly-limits-BPA-in-toys_62014.html
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