23 July 2012 09:00 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Here are some of the top stories from ICIS Europe for the week ended 22 July 2012.
Clariant has inaugurated a new cellulose ethanol pilot plant in the Bavarian town of
Analysts see costs, volumes impact on AkzoNobel's H2 performance
The key earnings drivers for coatings and specialties maker, AkzoNobel, are volumes, possible input cost moderation and cost savings, financial analysts said on Thursday.
Megatrend of mobility driving automotive plastic applications
Growing demand in emerging countries will remain a key driver for the automotive market and subsequently help to fuel plastics use in vehicles, chemical producers said on Tuesday.
ZAT pushes on with plans to merge with fellow Polish chems firm ZAP
Zaklady Azoty Tarnow (ZAT) is pushing ahead with plans to merge with fellow Polish chemical company Zaklady Azotowe Pulawy (ZAP) in a move that will create Europe's third largest fertilizer producer with revenues exceeding zlotych (Zl) 10bn ($2.92bn, €2.39bn), ZAT said on Monday.
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