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May 18, 2012
Most Europe-based companies reported lower earnings for the first quarter of 2012 compared with the corresponding period of the previous year. Firms cite the slowdown in the European...
May 18, 2012
Energy group ENI (Rome) presented its newly configured chemicals business for the first time recently. Daniele Ferrari, CEO of the newly named Versalis, previously Polimeri Europa...
May 18, 2012
The Płock Industrial and Technological Park (PPPT; Płock, Poland), the first of its kind in Poland, is rolling out plans for a comprehensive industrial cluster. PPPT, an equally...
May 11, 2012
BASF says it made a “solid start” to 2012, although the company’s first-quarter 2012 net profit declined 28.5%, to €1.7 billion ($2.3 billion). BASF cites a much...
May 11, 2012
Sirius Minerals (London), a global potash exploration and development company, has completed a detailed scoping study to develop the previously announced York Potash project in the...
May 11, 2012
Ineos Olefins & Polymers Europe, a subsidiary of Ineos, says it has decided to consider the possible divestment of its high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plants at Rosignano, Italy...
May 11, 2012
Eurochem (Moscow) says it has signed an agreement to acquire K+S’s (Kassel, Germany) nitrogen fertilizer business for €140 million ($182 million). The sale is the...
April 27, 2012
Clamadieu: Double-digit growth. Solvay has outlined profitability targets for 2016 as part of the group’s planned transformation following the acquisition of Rhodia seven months...
April 27, 2012
Sasol has entered into preliminary talks to divest its stake in Arya Sasol Polymers (Assaluyeh, Iran), an equally owned petrochemicals joint venture with Pars Petrochemical Co., a...
April 27, 2012
Polimeri Europa (Milan), the petrochemicals arm of energy company ENI (Rome), is changing its name to Versalis. Polimeri Europa SpA in Italy, as well as liaison offices in Russia and...
April 27, 2012
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has announced plans to close the Geneva headquarters of the company’s Merck Serono business as part of efficiency measures announced in February...
April 20, 2012
nearing completion: Ethylene pipeline will improve reliability of supply. Ethylene Pipeline South (EPS), a previously announced infrastructure project in southern Germany that will...
April 20, 2012
Ineos reported a significant improvement in trading in the first quarter of 2012 compared with the last three months of 2011 but profitability was lower compared with the year-earlier...
April 20, 2012
BASF says it is increasing by 30% the production capacity at its ammonium bicarbonate and ammonium carbonate plant at the company’s Ludwigshafen complex. Ammonium bicarbonate is...
April 20, 2012
Wijers: World renowned brands. AkzoNobel reported a major drop in net profits for the first quarter of this year, citing weaker end-markets and cost inflation. Net income from...
April 20, 2012
Syngenta reported a 9% increase in sales in the first quarter of 2012 with volumes advancing by 5% and prices contributing 4%. Reported sales were 7% higher at $4.3 billion. The...
April 6, 2012
Breuers: Above-average growth in Asia. Mandatory labeling of tires, which is being introduced worldwide, will spur big increases in demand for Lanxess’s high-performance grades...
April 6, 2012
Lanxess posted record results for 2011 and says it is approaching a previously announced medium-term annual Ebitda target of €1.4 billion ($1.9 billion) before exceptional items...
March 26, 2012
Wacker Chemie, during recent press briefings in Munich and Burghausen, Germany, detailed some of its ongoing R&D projects. Burghausen is the company’s largest production...
March 23, 2012
ENI (Rome) has announced a business plan for 2012-15, including a major overhaul of its chemicals activities, most of which are operated by the company’s Polimeri Europa (Milan)...
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