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POLAND

Global Bioenergies to scale up butadiene production by direct fermentation of glucose
Global Bioenergies (Paris) says it has successfully produced renewable butadiene by direct fermentation of glucose at lab scale. The company says it is the first to achieve the synthesis of biobased butadiene without any chemical steps....

Poland's Anwil names new CEO
Anwil (Wloclawek, Poland) has appointed Jacek Podgorski as CEO with immediate effect. Podgorski was until recently a board member at Basell Orlen Polyolefins. Piotr Chelminski, a board member at PKN Orlen (Plock, Poland), had been acting CEO of Anwil and he...

Poland's Grupa Azoty posts higher earnings
Fertilizer producer Grupa Azoty (Tarnów, Poland) posted a net profit of 9 million zlotych in the third quarter of 2014, a big increase from the Zl 200,000 net profit reported by the company in the corresponding period of last year. Revenue edged up...

ECHA opens public consultation on alternatives to trichloroethylene under Reach
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has announced a public consultation on applications for authorization of trichloroethylene (TCE) under the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (Reach)...

Report: Poland's Grupa Azoty plans overseas acquisition spree
Fertilizers and chemicals producer Grupa Azoty (Tarnów, Poland) is targeting up to 10 overseas acquisitions in an effort to diversify away from the Polish market, says company president Pawel Jarczewski. Speaking to the Financial Times in an interview...

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HUNGARY

TVK's third-quarter operating profit leaps 53% on sales down 6.8%
Petrochemical producer TVK (Tiszaújváros, Hungary) says its net sales in third-quarter 2014 were 94.9 billion forint ($381 million) compared with Ft101.8 billion (restated) in the year-ago period, a fall of 6.8% year-on-year. Ebitda jumped to...

Serbia's HIP Petrohemija signs preliminary deal for PP project
HIP Petrohemija (Pancevo, Serbia) says it has signed a preliminary agreement with the Pancevo municipal authority for construction of a polypropylene (PP) plant at HIP Petrohemija's Pancevo petrochemical complex. The PP project would cost an estimated...

BorsodChem launches mercury-cell chlor-alkali plant replacement project
BorsodChem (Kazincbarcika, Hungary) says it has started preparations to replace its 125,000-m.t./year mercury-cell chlor-alkali plant at Kazincbarcika with a membrane-cell plant. The project is expected to be completed by December 2017. BorsodChem already...

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...

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CZECH REPUBLIC

ECHA opens public consultation on alternatives to trichloroethylene under Reach
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has announced a public consultation on applications for authorization of trichloroethylene (TCE) under the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (Reach)...

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...

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RUSSIA

Sibur to commercialize new grades of solution styrene butadiene rubber
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petchems player, has developed new grades of solution-polymerized styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR) and will likely make these new products at the Voronezh rubber manufacturing facility, CW has learned. The new products...

PhosAgro signs potash supply contract with Belaruskali
PhosAgro (Moscow) announced today that it that it has signed a contract for the supply of potassium chloride (KCl) for 2015 from Belaruskali (Solihorsk, Belarus). “This contract enables us to continue to successfully hedge our risks related to the...

Uralkali denies claims it's readying partial restart at Solikamsk-2 mine
There are no discussions currently taking place to fully or partially relaunch production at Uralkali's (Berezniki, Russia) Solikamsk-2 mine, the company says. "[O]ne of the major tasks at the current stage of liquidation of the accident...

Biaxplen launches new type of metallized BOPP film
Sibur’s subsidiary Biaxplen, a major producer of biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) has launched a new type of biaxially oriented metallized heat sealable film. The technology used in the production of the new film allows consumers to apply...

Uralkali closes big potash mine due to flooding
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), the world’s largest producer of potash, has announced the closure of its Solikamsk-2 mine due to flooding. The mine, which analysts estimate accounts for 20% of the company’s potash output, may have to close...

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