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POLAND

Grupa Azoty to expand fertilizer granulation at Tarnów
Grupa Azoty (Tarnów, Poland) says that it is increasing fertilizer production capacity and optimizing fertilizer production processes at Tarnów. The company will invest 140 million złoty ($37.1 million) for the construction of a second...

Solvay commissions highly dispersible silica plant in Poland
Solvay on Wednesday held an inauguration ceremony for its highly dispersible silica (HDS) plant at Wloclawek, Poland. The facility, which is designed to produce 85,000 m.t./year of HDS, will address the strong and growing regional demand for...

Grupa Azoty outlines investment plans for Puławy


Poland’s leading chemicals producer Grupa Azoty (Tarnów) has outlined an investment plan through 2021 for its Puławy-based subsidiary, which makes fertilizers and melamine. The company will invest 2.2 billion Polish złoty ($595.0 million) in...

European banks to provide financing for Grupa Azoty's expansion
The European Investment Bank (EIB; London) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD; London) have agreed jointly to provide Grupa Azoty (Tarnów, Poland) with a 700-million zloty, long-term financing facility, to support the...

Grupa Azoty selects UOP technology for propane dehydro project
Grupa Azoty (Tarnów, Poland) says that it has selected UOP to provide technology for a previously announced propane dehydrogenation project at Police, Poland. The agreement also includes basic engineering as well as initial equipment supply...

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HUNGARY

Chinese company acquires stake in Hungary bioethanol project
China New Energy (CNE; Guangzhou, China) has acquired 24% of the issued equity of Visontai Bioetanol Fejlesztő Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság (Budapest), a bioethanol project in Hungary, for €250,000 ($279,000). CNE was...

TVK sales fall on lower prices, but profits leap
Olefins and derivatives producer TVK (Tiszaújváros, Hungary) says it achieved sales in first-quarter 2015 of 88.9 billion forint ($325.4 million), down 12% year-on-year on lower selling prices, but profit jumped nearly threefold. Ebitda in the...

Vencorex appoints Ravago as distributor in Central, Eastern Europe
Vencorex (Saint-Priest, France), a producer of aromatic and aliphatic isocyanates, said today that it had selected Ravago Chemicals as its new distributor of aliphatic isocyanates in Central and Eastern Europe except Poland. Ravago will distribute the...

FECC 2015: Scale as a success factor in chemical distribution
Companies operating in the chemical distribution industry range in size from multinationals that are publicly traded or private equity owned, to small and medium-size firms, many of which are family owned. The ideal scale for a distributor is open to debate...

Huntsman agrees to form textile chemicals, dyes JV in Turkey
Huntsman says that its textile effects division has agreed to form a textile chemicals and dyes joint venture with Pürsan Pigment (Istanbul). The agreement builds on a longstanding partnership between the two companies, Huntsman says. The jv is expected...

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CZECH REPUBLIC

FDA issues warning letter to API plant in Czech Republic
The US FDA issued a warning letter on 27 May to the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facility of Vuab Pharma—located at Roztoky, Czech Republic—for violating cGMP. The warning letter was published on the FDA Web site on 2 June...

Vencorex appoints Ravago as distributor in Central, Eastern Europe
Vencorex (Saint-Priest, France), a producer of aromatic and aliphatic isocyanates, said today that it had selected Ravago Chemicals as its new distributor of aliphatic isocyanates in Central and Eastern Europe except Poland. Ravago will distribute the...

Unipetrol strengthens petchems business with refinery acquisition
Unipetrol (Prague), a subsidiary of PKN Orlen (Plock, Poland), has obtained the final clearance from the Czech antitrust office for its previously announced acquisition of a 32.445% equity stake in Česká Rafinérská from ENI (Rome). The...

Haldor Topsoe confirms signing of contract for ammonia plant in Slovakia
Haldor Topsoe has confirmed that it has signed contracts with Technip and chemical company Duslo (Sal’a, Slovakia) for an ammonia plant that will be constructed adjacent to Duslo’s existing fertilizer complex at Sal’a, a town 65 kilometers...

Technip awarded contract for ammonia plant in Slovakia
Technip says chemical company Duslo (Sal’a, Slovakia) has awarded it a contract on lump-sum, turnkey basis to develop the engineering, procurement, and construction of a new ammonia production unit to be built in the company’s existing fertilizer...

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RUSSIA

Sibur to build MTBE plant at Togliatti
Sibur (Moscow) said on Wednesday that it has started preparatory work on an investment project to ramp up production of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), a high-octane gasoline additive, at the Togliatti, Russia, site. Sibur plans to build an...

Uralkali reports lower revenues, launches major investment plan to keep market share
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the world’s largest producers of potash, on Monday reported significantly lower first-quarter production and revenues. Net revenue was down 6% year-on-year (YOY) to $612 million while production declined 8% to 2.7...

Trammo and KuibyshevAzot set up ammonium sulfate production joint venture
Trammo Group (New York), a leading fertilizer trader; and KuibyshevAzot (Togliatti, Russia) have signed an agreement to form an equally owned joint venture to produce granular ammonium sulfate. The new firm, Granifert, will build a plant at...

Orica, PhosAgro sign major long-term contract
PhosAgro (Moscow) and Orica (Melbourne) today signed a 10-year contract covering drilling and blasting work at the open-pit sites of PhosAgro’s major phosphate production subsidiary Apatit. The contract also covers the supply by Orica of emulsion...

Uralkali confirms possible delisting of shares
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), the leading global potash fertilizer player, has confirmed that it is looking at whether it should remain listed on the London Stock Exchange. The company, in response to CW’s inquiry on whether it is contemplating to...

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