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December 10, 2014
Stora Enso, a Helsinki-based forestry products company, says it will concentrate its new biomaterials business development in an innovation center in Sweden. The aim of the unit is to...
December 9, 2014
Cecilia Malmström, recently confirmed European commissioner for trade, appeared before the European Parliament recently to answer questions about the transatlantic trade and...
December 9, 2014
Germany’s federal minister for research, Johanna Wanka, has opened the first demonstration plant worldwide that can produce synthetic fuel such as petrol, diesel, or kerosine...
December 8, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals says that it is rebranding itself Hexion, the company’s old name, effective 15 January 2015. The company was renamed Momentive Specialty Chemicals...
December 8, 2014
A group of twelve members of the European Parliament (MEP) will attend the United Nations climate conference in Lima, Peru. The MEPs plan to meet Christiana Figueres, executive...
December 8, 2014
Production of chemicals in Germany increased by 1.5% in 2014, compared with last year, says chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt). The increase in demand for chemicals was...
December 8, 2014
The European Commission says in a report that European companies must boost investment in research to remain competitive in the global environment. Investment in R&D by companies...
December 5, 2014
At a public hearing this week, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) grilled negotiators and experts involved in the trade discussions with the United States over the Transatlantic...
December 5, 2014
The European Council has adopted conclusions with a focus on the role of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) and on preparations for the establishment of a roadmap dealing with...
December 5, 2014
Arizona Chemical (Jacksonville, FL) is mulling a sale that could place the company’s enterprise value at more than $1.50 billion, according to a Reuters report. The company’s...
December 5, 2014
Chemicals distributor Univar says that it has appointed Carl Lukach as executive v.p. and CFO. He succeeds Beatty D’Alessandro, who will be leaving Univar on 8 December. Lukach joins...
December 5, 2014
Solvay says that it has completed the divestment of its US-based sulfuric acid virgin production and regeneration business, Eco Services, to affiliates of CCMP Capital Advisors. The...
December 5, 2014
Lenzing has announced a further round of job cuts in response to plunging prices in the rayon fibers market. The latest measures are in addition to a cost-cutting plan launched by...
December 5, 2014
Reckitt Benckiser (RB; Slough, UK) has provided an update on plans announced earlier this year to demerge the company’s pharmaceuticals business with a separate UK share listing (CW...
December 5, 2014
SGL Group (Wiesbaden, Germany) has announced a further streamlining of its business organization as part of a recently announced restructuring. The company will reduce its number of...
December 5, 2014
Bayer plans to sharpen its focus on innovation in its life science businesses, which comprise the Bayer HealthCare and CropScience subgroups. “Overall, we expect the R&D to sales...
December 5, 2014
Styrolution, an Ineos subsidiary and the worldwide market leader in styrenics, says that CEO Roberto Gualdoni has decided to leave Styrolution for personal reasons....
December 5, 2014
A wholly owned subsidiary of Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Co. (Muntajat; Doha) has inaugurated its headquarters in The Hague. The ceremony on 3 December...
December 5, 2014
Air Liquide says it has agreed to buy FordonsGas (Gothenburg, Sweden), a distributor of compressed biogas for the Swedish transportation market. The company has sales of €20.0...
December 5, 2014
Stephen Pryor will retire as president of ExxonMobil Chemical on 1 January 2015, according to the company....
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