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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
October 18, 2013
Altana (Wesel, Germany) says it has acquired the European business for waterborne and UV overprint varnishes of Valspar (France). The business had sales of less than €8 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Altana-acquires-Valspars-overprints-varnishes-business_56032.html
October 17, 2013
Evonik Industries says it has developed a more efficient process for the enzymatic synthesis of the amino acids D-serine, L-serine, and DL-serine. The company says it has expanded...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Evonik-develops-new-enzymatic-process-for-serine_55997.html
October 17, 2013
Syngenta says its third-quarter sales rose by 11%, at constant exchange rates, to $2.9 billion. Sales in Latin  America rose by 17%, to $1.2 billion; Europe, Mideast, and Africa...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Syngenta-posts-11-percent-sales-increase-maintains-full-year-target_55991.html
October 17, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has issued a call for evidence to identify uses of bis(pentabromophenyl)ether (deca-BDE) where substitution may be challenging or require...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-calls-for-evidence-on-substituting-deca-BDE_55967.html
October 16, 2013
The appeal board of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has upheld an ECHA decision requiring information on sub-chronic toxicity, and developmental toxicity in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHAs-appeal-board-upholds-decision-against-Lanxess_55966.html
October 16, 2013
BASF says it has developed an innovative, mass-balanced process for using renewable feedstocks in integrated production. The process has been developed in collaboration with TÜV...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/BASF-develops-certified-process-for-flexible-use-of-renewable-feedstocks-in-integrated-production_55964.html
October 16, 2013
EU chemical production decreased by 1.4% in January–July 2013, Cefic says. Production of chemicals fell by 0.4% in July compared with the year-ago period. Outputs of polymers and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EU-chemical-output-falls-by-1-4-percent-in-first-half-compared-with-year-ago_55938.html
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