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December 19, 2014
Technip (Paris), a leading engineering and construction firm, has announced that it has agreed to purchase all of the Zimmer polymer technology business from Air Liquide....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Technip-to-acquire-Zimmer-polymer-technologies-from-Air-Liquide_66254.html
December 19, 2014
On 28 November, Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) hosted a top-level debate in London on key aspects of the OTC drugs sector....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Merck-unveils-OTC-strategy-sparks-debate-on-sector_66250.html
December 17, 2014
The European Council–the institution of the heads of state or government of the member states of the European Union—has announced that it has reached a political agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Council-reaches-political-agreement-to-reduce-consumption-of-plastic-bags_66247.html
December 17, 2014
Six substances have been added to the candidate list of substances of very high concern (SVHC), under the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-adds-six-substances-to-SVHC-list_66244.html
December 15, 2014
The United Nations climate summit in Lima closed with the basis for a new, global climate change agreement to be finally agreed in Paris in Dec 2015, and to enter into force in 2020...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Lima-climate-change-conference-mixed-response-from-politicians-industry-and-environmentalists_66177.html
December 12, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has reported the results of the latest Europe-wide monitoring program in its 2012 annual report on pesticide residues in food...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EU-survey-of-pesticide-residues-in-food-More-than-50-percent-of-samples-show-no-detectable-residues_66143.html
December 12, 2014
Werner Breuers, who stepped down from Lanxess’s board in August following a major downturn in the markets, particularly automotive, that the company serves, may join a rubber joint venture that is expected to be created between Lanxess and a yet-to-be-identified partner....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Former-Lanxess-board-member-may-join-planned-rubber-joint-venture_66040.html
December 12, 2014
The European Commission has announced that the European Parliament and the European Council—the institutions of the heads of state or government of the 28 member states of the European Union—have reached a provisional political agreement on draft legislation on the cultivation of crops based on genetically-modified organisms (GMOs)....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Europe-provisionally-agrees-on-cultivation-of-GMOs_66087.html
December 12, 2014
The production of chemicals in Germany has increased by 1.5% in 2014 compared with last year, says trade association VCI (Frankfurt)....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germanys-chemical-output-creeps-up-1-5-percent-in-2014_66088.html
December 12, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), one of the world’s largest polymer companies, with 2013 sales of €11.2 billion ($13.9 billion), is preparing to separate from Bayer and plans to add operations....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Exclusive-BMS-readies-for-split-from-Bayer-via-Frankfurt-listing_66039.html
December 11, 2014
Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) has today announced the start-up of its integrated pilot plant for the production of Elicarb graphene products. The company will use the plant to produce high...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Thomas-Swan-announces-successful-start-up-of-graphene-pilot-plant_66080.html
December 10, 2014
Poland has notified that European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) that it intends to submit an intention dossier on methanol to the Registry of Intentions (RoI). A previous intention...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Methanol-to-be-submitted-to-RoI-under-Reach_66036.html
December 10, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started a 45-day public commenting period on harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposals for two biocidal active...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-launches-CLH-consultations-on-two-biocidal-active-substances_66033.html
December 10, 2014
Cefic says that it expects chemical output is to continue growing in 2015, but that expectations about the pace of European and global economic growth have weakened. Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Cefic-cuts-forecast-for-2015-European-chemical-output-to-1-percent_66021.html
December 10, 2014
Stora Enso, a Helsinki-based forestry products company, says it will concentrate its new biomaterials business development in an innovation center in Sweden. The aim of the unit is to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Stora-Enso-to-open-biomaterials-innovation-center-in-Sweden_66023.html
December 9, 2014
Cecilia Malmström, recently confirmed European commissioner for trade, appeared before the European Parliament recently to answer questions about the transatlantic trade and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/New-European-trade-commissioner-Malmstrom-answers-MEPs-questions-on-TTIP_65993.html
December 9, 2014
Germany’s federal minister for research, Johanna Wanka, has opened the first demonstration plant worldwide that can produce synthetic fuel such as petrol, diesel, or kerosine...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/German-pilot-plant-produces-fuel-from-renewable-electricity-and-carbon-dioxide_65995.html
December 8, 2014
A group of twelve members of the European Parliament (MEP) will attend the United Nations climate conference in Lima, Peru. The MEPs plan to meet Christiana Figueres, executive...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Delegation-from-European-Parliament-to-attend-Lima-climate-summit_65965.html
December 8, 2014
Production of chemicals in Germany increased by 1.5% in 2014, compared with last year, says chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt). The increase in demand for chemicals was...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/VCI-German-chemical-production-up-1-5-percent-in-2014-"moderate-upward-trend"-expected-in-2015_65962.html
December 8, 2014
The European Commission says in a report that European companies must boost investment in research to remain competitive in the global environment. Investment in R&D by companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Report-Europe-must-boost-R-and-D-investment-to-remain-competitive_65957.html
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