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POLAND

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 A previous intention dossier on methanol was withdrawn, as it did not conform to the...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...

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...

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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

Uralkali advances construction of new potash mine following flooding at Solikamsk 2
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the world’s largest potash producers, said today that it has completed the first stage of the sinking of the Ust Yayvinsky Mine. The mine is situated within the Verkhnekamskoye potash deposit. Uralkali says that...

BASF, Gazprom abandon energy asset swap
BASF and Gazprom (Moscow) have abandoned plans for an energy asset swap that had been due for completion at the end of this year. Wintershall (Kassel, Germany), a BASF subsidiary,  was due to transfer its 50% stake in a natural gas trading and storage...

Sibur's propane dehydrogenation plant reaches full capacity
UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, says its C3 Oleflex process technology plant owned by Sibur (Moscow) has reached full capacity utilization. The facility, based at Tobolsk, Russia, will help meet the global supply shortage of the plastics building block. The...

Uralkali reports strong results, expects record potash deliveries this year
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the largest potash producers, today announced its third-quarter results with revenues up 5% on the year-earlier quarter at $896 million. Production was up 19% at 3.2 million m.t. of potassium chloride (KCl) with sales...

Air Products to build ASU in Russia to supply industrial gases to Sibur
Sibur (Moscow) says that one of its subsidiaries, which specializes in processing liquid hydrocarbons and producing a number of petrochemical products, and Air Products have entered into an agreement for a new air separation unit (ASU) at Perm, Russia...

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