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August 8, 2014
Specialty chemicals company Altana (Wesel, Germany) says it increased earnings in first-half 2014 to €985 million ($1.32 billion) compared with €887 million a year ago, an...
August 5, 2014
Germany’s chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) has pointed out that the country’s chemical industry is not calling for mutual recognition of existing standards for...
August 1, 2014
Repsol (Madrid) posted net income of €520 million ($698.4 million) in the second quarter, an increase of 95% from the year-earlier period. Net income from downstream operations...
August 1, 2014
The UK government has announced plans to open large parts of the United Kingdom for oil and gas exploration, including for unconventional oil and gas that can only be produced by fracking....
August 1, 2014
Leading Europe-based companies struggled to maintain sales and profits in the second quarter of 2014 because of the relative strength of the euro against other major currencies...
July 31, 2014
Solvay today reported net sales for second-quarter 2014 of €2.64 billion ($3.54 billion), an increase of 2% year-on-year (YOY). Operating profit (adjusted Ebit) was €291...
July 30, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says its sales for first-half 2014 increased to 2.66 billion Swiss francs ($2.94 billion), an increase of 18% in local currency, or 10.6% in Swiss francs...
July 30, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that European Union member states have indicated their intention to submit harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) dossiers...
July 30, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that four potential substances of very high concern (SVHC) have been included in the registry of intentions. European Union member...
July 30, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on harmonized classification and labelling (CLH) for bendiocarb (1,3-benzodioxol-4-ol, 2,2-dimethyl-...
July 29, 2014
The European Commission says it is urging Germany to take stronger measures to combat water pollution caused by nitrates. The latest figures submitted by Germany in 2012 show that...
July 29, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has commissioned a cogeneration plant that will supply energy to pharmaceutical production and research operations at its corporate headquarters. The...
July 28, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says its profitability for the first half of 2014 was “good despite weak demand in Russia.” First-half revenue was...
July 18, 2014
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL) and AkzoNobel have announced that they have signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaboratively produce and market vacuum salt and...
July 18, 2014
Kemira has reached a preliminary agreement to acquire AkzoNobel’s worldwide paper chemicals business for €153.0 million ($206.5 million), the companies have announced. AkzoNobel’s paper chemicals business, which is part of the company’s pulp and performance chemicals unit, generated sales of €243 million in 2013....
July 18, 2014
The fertilizer industry in the Arabian Gulf, led by increased investments from petrochemical producers, is growing twice as fast as the worldwide industry average, the Gulf...
July 18, 2014
KI Chemistry, a unit of Kulczyk Investments controlled by Poland’s richest man, Jan Kulczyk, has agreed to buy a 51.1% stake in the chemical producer Ciech (Warsaw) following an...
July 18, 2014
CCP Composites (Courbevoie, France), a Total subsidiary specialized in composite resins; and Polynt Group (Scanzorosciate, Italy) plan to combine in a deal that would create an integrated composite resins producer ranking first in Europe and third worldwide, Total says....
July 18, 2014
The chemical industry in Germany is starting to feel the wind in its sails, chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) said at a recent press conference. Chemicals and pharmaceuticals produced domestically rose by 3.0%, with sales up by 2.0%, in the first half of 2014 compared with the year-ago period, VCI says...
July 17, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that four new intentions and five new submissions for harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) have been added to the public...
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