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November 8, 2013
Leading Europe-based companies posted a mixed set of financial results for the third quarter. Most firms report lower sales, reflecting continued tough economic conditions in Europe...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Leading-firms-struggle-to-maintain-profits-and-sales_56542.html
November 7, 2013
Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in Germany have called for the speedy formation of a new federal government, so that important reforms can be implemented, says industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/VCI-calls-for-rapid-reform-of-renewable-energy-laws-opposes-any-increase-in-tax_56344.html
November 7, 2013
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says "its profitability was at a record-high level in third-quarter 2013." Ebit before non-recurring items was €33.3...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Tikkurila-posts-record-third-quarter-profitability_56525.html
November 7, 2013
The European Commission has referred a request related to cultivation of a genetically-modified organism (GMO), originally submitted 12 years ago, to the council of ministers. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-refers-GMO-cultivation-request-to-Council-of-Ministers_56519.html
November 7, 2013
The European Commission has proposed the legislation necessary for the European Union to formally ratify the second commitment period (2013–2020) of the Kyoto Protocol on climate...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-proposes-ratification-of-second-phase-of-Kyoto-Protocol_56517.html
November 6, 2013
The chemical industry in Germany slowed during third-quarter 2013, chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) says. Production in July–September remained at the level of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/German-chemical-industry-Restrained-start-to-second-half-2013_56479.html
November 5, 2013
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it has increased Ebitda 10%, to €290.2 million ($392 million) in the first nine months of 2013. Group sales rose 10%, to €1.4 billion, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Symrise-posts-10-percent-increase-in-sales-Ebitda_56446.html
November 5, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has set population reference intakes for vitamin C and adequate intakes for manganese, the authority says. EFSA is updating...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EFSA-publishes-reference-values-for-intake-of-vitamin-C-manganese_56444.html
November 5, 2013
The European Commission has adopted a proposal that requires European member states to reduce their use of lightweight plastic carrier bags. Such plastic bags are often used only once...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-proposes-reduction-in-use-of-plastic-bags_56443.html
November 4, 2013
Gurit (Zürich) has posted a 16.8% drop in sales, to 76.1 million Swiss francs ($83.4 million), in third-quarter of 2013 compared with SF91.5 million in the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Gurits-third-quarter-sales-fall-17-percent-YOY-but-rise-11-percent-sequentially_56412.html
October 31, 2013
The Kiel canal, which runs across Germany and connects the North Sea with the Baltic Sea, has partially reopened, following a collision between two ships. The collision took place on...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germanys-Kiel-canal-partially-reopened-following-collision_56347.html
October 31, 2013
Bayer has reported "continued positive business momentum" in third-quarter 2013 with "substantial contributions from HealthCare and CropScience." "We are...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Bayer-reports-42-percent-rise-in-third-quarter-net-income-on-flat-sales_56335.html
October 30, 2013
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it is opening a catalysis laboratory to advance its strategic focus in green chemistry. The company says its scent and care business will use the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Symrise-to-open-green-chemistry-laboratory_56318.html
October 25, 2013
Evonik Industries plans to reinforce its performance polymers business during the next few years to take advantage of opportunities in markets that are growing at well above GDP rates. Performance polymers accounted for 14% of Evonik’s sales in 2012....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Evonik-strengthens-performance-polymers_56151.html
October 25, 2013
The Unite trade union, representing about three-quarters of the workforce at Ineos’s Grangemouth, UK, petrochemical and refinery complex, expressed optimism following a meeting with Grangemouth management on 24 October, during which the threatened closure of the site’s petrochemical plant was discussed....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Trade-union-embraces-Ineos-Grangemouth-survival-plan_56165.html
October 25, 2013
Equate (Safat, Kuwait), a joint venture among Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC), Dow Chemical, Boubyan Petrochemical, and Qurain Petrochemical Industries, has completed a feasibility study to debottleneck its petrochemical complex at Al Shuayba, CW has learned....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Equate-presents-expansion-plans-to-board-Olefins-III-makes-progress_56150.html
October 24, 2013
Evonik Industries says that it has improved its production process for L-ornithine L-aspartate (LOLA), an active ingredient used in pharmaceuticals. The company says that it has...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Evonik-improves-process-lowers-price-for-L-ornithine-L-aspartate_56145.html
October 21, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested proposals for testing of three substances, C20–C24 alpha-olefins, benzotriazole, and lithium iron phosphate. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-three-additional-substances_56063.html
October 18, 2013
Yara International (Oslo), a leading global fertilizer producer, today reported a 40% drop in net income, following a major decline in second-quarter 2013. Net income after...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Yara-reports-40-percent-drop-in-net-income_56027.html
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