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POLAND

Spanish firm starts construction of BOPP plant in Poland
Poligal (Barcelona) has started constructing biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) plant at Skarbimierz, Poland. The new plant will require an investment of €32.0 million ($37.1 million) and have a capacity of 40,000 m.t./year. It will have a...

Grupa Azoty awards contract to Uhde Inventa-Fischer for nylon-6 project in Poland
Grupa Azoty (Tarnów, Poland) says it has signed a contract with Uhde Inventa-Fischer for the construction of a previously announced nylon-6 plant at Tarnów. The contract covers the purchase of licenses, process design, and project equipment. The...

Methanol to be submitted to RoI under Reach
Poland has notified that European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) that it intends to submit an intention dossier on methanol to the Registry of Intentions (RoI). A previous intention dossier on methanol was withdrawn, as it did not conform to the...

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...

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HUNGARY

MOL makes tender offer for outstanding TVK shares
Hungary’s energy major MOL (Budapest) on Tuesday made a public tender offer to acquire shares it does not already own in Hungary’s chemicals producer TVK (Tiszaújváros). The offer is priced at 4,984 forints/share ($18.40) for...

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...

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CZECH REPUBLIC

Unipetrol's petrochemical earnings soar in fourth quarter
Unipetrol (Prague), a subsidiary of PKN Orlen (PÅ‚ock, Poland), recorded operational Ebitda on a last-in-first-out basis of 2.21 billion koruny ($91.4 million) for its downstream segment's petrochemical unit in the fourth quarter of 2014, up from...

Czech Republic approves Unipetrol's buyout of ENI from refining JV
The Office for the Protection of Competition (Prague), a government body, has approved Unipetrol's (Prague) previously announced plans to buy ENI (Rome) out of the companies' Ceská Rafinérská refining joint venture. The office's decision...

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...

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RUSSIA

Uralkali's potash mine flooding was precipitated by earthquake 20 years ago
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), a leading global potash producer, has announced the results of investigation into the cause of the 18 November 2014 accident at the Solikamsk-2 mine, which removed about 20% of the company’s potash capacity. The company has...

Sibur reviewing plans for large petchems project ZapSibNeftekhim
Sibur has confirmed to CW reports published by Russian press agency Interfax that it is reviewing the costs of its large petrochemicals project ZapSibNeftekhim. The review will take into account changes in the global economy, Kirill Shamalov, one of...

Russia cuts export duties on aromatics
Russia is cutting its export duty on benzene, toluene, and xylenes (BTX), as well as for crude oil and other derivatives, effective February, the Ministry of Economy (Moscow) announced. Export duties on BTX, middle distillates, and lubricating oil will be...

Uralkali's potash production up in fourth quarter
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia) produced 2.9 million m.t. of potassium chloride (KCl) in the last quarter of 2014, slightly above the 2.8 million m.t. produced one year earlier, the company announced today. Uralkali has also released its full-year production...

Russian petchem producer raises ethylene capacity utilization rate
Gazprom neftekhim Salavat (Salavat, Russia) has achieved higher utilization rates at its Salavat-based ethylene complex. The company for the first time produced 1,008 m.t./day of ethylene against a projected capacity of 900 m.t./day. This higher rate was...

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