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February 7, 2014
Makhteshim Agan Industries (MAI; Tel Aviv), the world's leading supplier of generic crop protection chemicals, has announced that it will transition to a new global brand name, Adama, beginning in April 2014....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Makhteshim-becomes-Adama-appoints-CEO-eyes-IPO_58614.html
February 7, 2014
DSM Nutritional Products, a subsidiary of DSM, says it will cut about 120 jobs in Switzerland because of the almost-concluded integration of a number of acquisitions and an associated...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/DSM-Nutritional-Products-to-cut-120-jobs-in-Switzerland_58615.html
February 7, 2014
Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding Co. (MPHC; Doha) has raised 3.2 billion Qatari rials ($880 million) from its initial public offering on the Qatar stock exchange, reports say. The IPO...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Mesaieed-Petrochemical-IPO-raises-$880-million_58616.html
February 6, 2014
The 550,000 workers in the German chemical industry have won a pay increase of 3.7%, following several rounds of pay tariff negotiations between the chemical employers association BAVC...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Chemical-workers-in-Germany-win-3-7-percent-pay-increase_58598.html
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
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