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POLAND

Sika establishes subsidiary at Sarajevo
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that it has established a new subsidiary at Sarajevo. With this subsidiary, Sika creates its own distribution and production hub to access the market directly. Sika announced yesterday that its Serbia subsidiary has relocated its...

Accident at PKN Orlen's olefins unit injures six
An accident occurred at PKN Orlen's (Płock, Poland) olefins production plant at Płock this morning, the company has confirmed. A small ignition of gaseous hydrocarbon components took place in an off-line section of the plant as maintenance works at one of...

Brenntag opens oil and gas application lab in Poland
Brenntag says that it has opened an oil and gas application center at Jankowice, Poland. The laboratory is equipped with devices dedicated for use in three sections: drilling, production, and corrosion studies. The application center will enable Brenntag to...

Brenntag opens food application center in Poland
Brenntag says it has opened a new food application center at Zgierz, Poland. The new food laboratory consists of three sections dedicated to the beverage, meat processing, as well as bakery and confectionery sectors. The new food application center is located...

Uhde Inventa-Fischer completes revamp of Indorama's PET plant in Poland
Uhde Inventa-Fischer, a unit of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, said today that it has completed the revamp of a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle resins plant for Indorama Ventures' business at Włocławek, Poland. The capacity of the...

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HUNGARY

DuPont signs preliminary agreement for cellulosic ethanol project in Macedonia
Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd. (Dublin) and DuPont are planning to participate in a cellulosic ethanol project in Macedonia, according to several press reports citing the Macedonian government. The plant would produce cellulosic ethanol and be located near...

Sika establishes subsidiary at Sarajevo
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that it has established a new subsidiary at Sarajevo. With this subsidiary, Sika creates its own distribution and production hub to access the market directly. Sika announced yesterday that its Serbia subsidiary has relocated its...

Reichhold to expand coating resins capacity in Turkey
Reichhold (Durham, NC) will expand its coating resin capacity in Turkey, the company has announced. The company says it will build a greenfield resin plant at the Arlansbey Organized Area at Kartepe Kocaeli, 90 kilometers from Istanbul, with capacity for...

Isochem sells Hungary subsidiary to US fine chemical firm
Custom synthesis firm Isochem (Paris) says it has sold its Framochem (Kazincbarcika, Hungary) subsidiary and its German sales office Isochem Deutschland to fine chemicals company VanDeMark Chemical (Lockport, NY). Financial terms of the transaction have not...

Oltchim's losses narrow on restructuring
State-owned chemical producer Oltchim (Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania) reports losses of €12 million in the first quarter, 35% lower than the losses reported in the first quarter of last year. Oltchim's sales soared 65% year-on-year in the first...

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CZECH REPUBLIC

ECHA management board chair reelected
Nina Cromnier has been elected for a second term as chair of the management board of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki), the agency has announced. Cromnier’s second term started at the beginning of this month and will run for two years. She...

Sika establishes subsidiary at Sarajevo
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that it has established a new subsidiary at Sarajevo. With this subsidiary, Sika creates its own distribution and production hub to access the market directly. Sika announced yesterday that its Serbia subsidiary has relocated its...

Czech-based firm plans membrane-cell chlor-alkali plant in Slovakia
Energochemica (Prague) says it plans to build a membrane-cell chlor-alkali plant at the Strázske, Slovakia manufacturing site of the company's Chemko subsidiary. The project would cost "tens of millions of euros" and be completed by 2017...

Mercachem to acquire Synthon’s API operations at Prague
Mercachem (Nijmegen, Netherlands) says that it has agreed to acquire pharmaceutical company Synthon’s (Nijmegen) Prague-based laboratory and pilot scale operations for the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API). Financial details of...

Unipetrol to buy ENI's stake in Czech refinery to secure petchem feedstocks
Unipetrol (Prague), a member of the Orlen Group (Plock, Poland) on 3 July exercised its pre-emptive right and accepted the offer from ENI International to acquire ENI’s 32.4% stake in Česká Rafinérská for €30 million ($40.8...

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RUSSIA

Rosneft and Pirelli sign MOU to develop synthetic rubber production in Russia's Far East
Rosneft’s chairman Igor Sechin and Marco Tronchetti Provera, Pirelli’s chairman, have signed a memorandum of understanding, which will lead to the production and sales of synthetic rubber in the Nakhodka region of Russia’s Far East. The...

Russian firm BashKhim plans to more than double PVC capacity
Bashkhirian Soda (BashKhim; Sterlitamak, Russia) plans to more than double polyvinyl chloride (PVC) capacity at its Sterlitamak manufacturing complex, according to director general Nadezhda Pinigina. Speaking at the recent Moscow International Chemistry...

India eyeing stake in Acron's potash project (Update)
Acron (Velikiy Novgorod), a leading Russian producer of fertilizers,has clarified reports about its discussions with India. Acron's chairman, Alexandr Popov told the Russian news agency Itar-Tass that Acron is in discussions with India, which may...

Uralkali reports higher potash production in third quarter and first nine months
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of potash fertilizers, today announced its third-quarter production results. Production was up 18%, to 3.2 million m.t. of potassium chloride (KCl) compared with the third...

Russia's EuroChem to move headquarters to Switzerland
EuroChem (Moscow), one of the world’s leading fertilizer companies, today announced a corporate reorganization, including plans to redomicile its headquarters to Zug, Switzerland. The change in corporate structure is driven by the growing...

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