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POLAND

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...

PKN Orlen builds on-purpose propylene plant in Poland
PKN Orlen, Poland’s largest petrochemicals player, today announced that it will built an on-purpose propylene production facility at its Plock manufacturing complex. The company awarded the license and engineering design contract to CB&I.   The...

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HUNGARY

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...

TVK first-quarter sales rise by 3%, Ebitda leaps by 52%
Petrochemical producer TVK (Tiszaújváros, Hungary) says sales in first-quarter 2014 were 8.54 billion Hungarian forint ($38.6 million), compared with Ft5.63 billion in first-quarter 2013, an increase of 3% year-on-year (YOY). Ebitda in...

ENI sells refining and marketing business in Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Romania to MOL Group
ENI (Rome) announced today that it has signed deals to sell its shareholdings in refining and marketing activities in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Romania to MOL Group (Budapest). The deals include the sale of ENI’s 32.445% stake in Ceská...

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CZECH REPUBLIC

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...

ENI sells refining and marketing business in Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Romania to MOL Group
ENI (Rome) announced today that it has signed deals to sell its shareholdings in refining and marketing activities in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Romania to MOL Group (Budapest). The deals include the sale of ENI’s 32.445% stake in Ceská...

Air Products supplies industrial gases to Asahi Glass facility in Czech Republic
Air Products says it recently installed an air separation unit at Teplice, Czech Republic, for AGC Glass Europe (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), the world’s largest producer of flat glass and a subsidiary of Asahi Glass (Tokyo). The cryogenic Prism ON300...

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RUSSIA

Uralkali to appoint new CFO
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the world’s largest potash producers, has announced that Viktor Belyakov has resigned from his position as CFO. Anton Vishanenko will act as the interim CFO until the next board meeting, scheduled for the end of...

EuroChem 'will not rock the global potash boat'
EuroChem (Moscow), Russia’s leading fertilizer producer and one of the top manufacturers globally, has side-stepped suggestions that it will cooperate with Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), the world’s leading potash player, when it enters the potash...

PhosAgro appoints board member
PhosAgro (Moscow), a leading integrated phosphate fertilizer producer, announced today the election of Jim Rogers to its board of directors. Rogers cofounded Quantum Fund and owns Rogers Holdings. He becomes an independent, nonexecutive director of PhosAgro...

Sibur will seek partners for petchems project in Russia's Far East
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemicals player, last week signed a cooperation agreement with the government of the Amur region, in Russia's Far East, covering a proposed investment and other programs, including a previously announced...

RusVinyl commissions €1.4-billion integrated PVC complex in Russia
GRAND OPENING: President Vladimir Putin at RusVinyl's inauguration today. RusVinyl (Kstovo, Russia)—an equally owned joint venture between Sibur (Moscow), Russia's largest petrochemical company, and SolVin (Brussels)—today inaugurated a...

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