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February 5, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for testing proposals for several substances: 2-(dimethylamino)-2-methylpropan-1-ol 3,7-dimethyloctan-1-ol...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-calls-for-testing-proposals-for-several-substances_58558.html
February 4, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested comments from interested parties on hazard classifications open for public consultation on two substances, tert-butyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-requests-comments-on-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-for-t-butyl-hydroperoxide-thiacloprid_58540.html
February 4, 2014
Altana (Wesel, Germany) says it has acquired DSM's polypropylene wax emulsions business. The deal includes technology and customer-specific know-how, Altana says. The products can be...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Altana-acquires-DSMs-polypropylene-wax-emulsion-business_58535.html
January 31, 2014
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) says its sales for the fourth quarter 2013 were SF 75.4 million ($83.9 million), compared with SF 63.9 million in the year-ago quarter, an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Gurit-reports-18-percent-YoY-increase-in-fourth-quarter-sales_58465.html
January 29, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested more information from stakeholders on a proposed restriction of 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, or N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-requests-more-information-on-proposed-restriction-of-N-methylpyrrolidone_58388.html
January 28, 2014
The European Union and 13 other members of the World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva), including the United States and China, have pledged to launch negotiations within the WTO to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/WTO-members-start-initiative-to-reduce-tariffs-on-green-goods_58354.html
January 24, 2014
Germany's energy-intensive industries association EID (Berlin) has strongly criticized the planned provisions for the self-generation of electricity, as laid out by the federal...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Energy-industries-association-criticizes-plans-for-reform-of-Germanys-renewable-energy-law_58221.html
January 24, 2014
Novozymes (Bagsvaerd, Denmark) says it met or exceeded all of its financial targets in 2013 following a strong fourth quarter. Organic sales growth in 2013 was 7.0%, Ebit grew by 6.0%...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Novozymes-meets-targets-positive-on-2014-and-planned-BioAg-Alliance_58249.html
January 24, 2014
Sabic reports a 5.7% increase in fourth-quarter 2013 net profit, to 6.16 billion Saudi riyals ($1.64 billion)....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sabic-and-other-Saudi-firms-report-improved-earnings_58250.html
January 24, 2014
The European Commission says it has “adopted a recommendation aimed at ensuring that proper environmental and climate safeguards are in place for fracking....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EU-Commission-recommends-safeguards-for-fracking_58251.html
January 24, 2014
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia) says that its Uralkali Trading subsidiary has reached an agreement on potash deliveries to China in the first half of 2014 at $305/m.t. cfr. The price is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Uralkali-export-contract-to-China-confirms-slide-in-potash-prices_58252.html
January 22, 2014
The European Commission says it has "adopted a recommendation aimed at ensuring that proper environmental and climate safeguards are in place for fracking." The commission...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Shale-gas-in-Europe-Commission-recommends-minimum-principles_58175.html
January 17, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has opened a public consultation on its draft assessment of the risks to human health posed by exposure to bisphenol A (BPA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EFSA-opens-public-consultation-on-bisphenol-A_58089.html
January 17, 2014
Foster Wheeler (Zug, Switzerland) has announced that, following a comprehensive review of strategic alternatives, it has provisionally agreed with AMEC (London) on nonbinding outline...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/AMEC-signs-agreement-to-buy-Foster-Wheeler-for-$3-billion_58048.html
January 17, 2014
Kemira has appointed Jari Rosendal president and CEO, effective 1 May. Rosendal will succeed Wolfgang Büchele, who, as previously announced, will leave Kemira on 30 April to become president and CEO of Linde....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Kemira-appoints-next-CEO-sells-distribution-assets-to-Brenntag_58049.html
January 17, 2014
AkzoNobel has reiterated that the company’s full-year 2013 operating income before incidental items is unlikely to exceed the €908 million ($1.2 billion) reported in 2012...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Akzo-keeps-2013-profit-forecast-Arkema-cuts-Ebitda-projection_58033.html
January 17, 2014
Oman Oil Co., which is owned by the government of Oman, says it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Oxea (Oberhausen, Germany) from private equity owner Advent...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Oman-Oil-completes-acquisition-of-Oxea_58034.html
January 17, 2014
Total says that it has acquired a 40% interest in two shale gas exploration licenses in the United Kingdom, making the company the first energy major to enter shale gas licenses in the country....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Total-to-drill-for-shale-gas-in-UK-after-incentives-widen_58035.html
January 15, 2014
AkzoNobel says that its full-year 2013 operating income before incidental items is unlikely to exceed the €908 million ($1.2 billion) reported in 2012. This has been AkzoNobel's...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/AkzoNobel-Economic-environment-still-challenging-maintains-2013-operating-income-forecast_57799.html
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