The European Commission fines seven undertakings a total of € 388 M for participating in a cartel for hydrogen peroxide and perborate (Akzo Nobel / EKA Chemicals, Edison / Solvay Solexis, FMC Foret, Kemira, Snia, Solvay and Total / Arkema)

"Commission fines seven undertakings a total of € 388 million for participating in a cartel for hydrogen peroxide and perborate"* On 3 May 2006 the Commission adopted a decision and imposed fines totalling € 388.128 million on seven producers of hydrogen peroxide (“HP”) and sodium perborate (“PBS”). The addressees of the fines are Akzo Nobel/EKA Chemicals, Edison/Solvay Solexis, FMC Foret, Kemira, Snia, Solvay and Total/Arkema. Arkema (formerly Atofina), Solvay and Edison had their fines increased as they were found repeat offenders. Degussa, also a repeat offender, was however granted full immunity for being the first to provide information about the cartel. L’Air Liquide (and its subsidiary Chemoxal) was subject to the prohibition decision, but the Commission’s right to impose fines had

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Lorenzo Piazza, Gerald Berger, The European Commission fines seven undertakings a total of € 388 M for participating in a cartel for hydrogen peroxide and perborate (Akzo Nobel / EKA Chemicals, Edison / Solvay Solexis, FMC Foret, Kemira, Snia, Solvay and Total / Arkema), 3 May 2006, e-Competitions May 2006, Art. N° 36559

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