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March 2, 2015
Synthomer (Harlow, UK), a producer of rubber latices and specialty emulsion polymers, reported 2014 pretax profit of £86.0 million, down 5%, on sales down 6%, to £990.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Synthomer-posts-lower-profit-sales_68232.html
March 2, 2015
GlaxoSmithKline announced today that it has completed its three-part transaction with Novartis, first announced in April last year. GSK, as part of the deal, has acquired...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/GSK-completes-major-three-part-asset-swap-with-Novartis-reshaping-both-companies_68214.html
March 2, 2015
Clariant today announced that it has completed the previously announced divestment of its battery materials business to Johnson Matthey, for $75 million. Plans for the sale were first...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Johnson-Matthey-completes-acquisition-of-Clariants-battery-materials-business_68211.html
February 25, 2015
Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS; Huntingdon, UK) and Harlan Laboratories (Indianapolis) say that, since HLS acquired Harlan last year, the two companies will be rebranded to reflect...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Huntingdon-Life-Sciences-and-Harlan-Laboratories-to-operate-under-new-name_68071.html
February 24, 2015
Croda's (Goole, UK) revenue for the fourth quarter of 2014 was £250.2 million ($385.3 million), up 1.5% year-on-year, the company announced today. Sales by the consumer-care...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Crodas-sales-up-in-the-fourth-quarter-despite-currency-effects_68037.html
February 24, 2015
LyondellBasell said today that it has reached an agreement with Karyn Ovelmen, executive v.p. and CFO, for her “separation from the company.” Ovelmen will continue as CFO for up to three months under the agreement while the company conducts a search for her successor....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/LyondellBasells-CFO-to-leave-the-company_68035.html
February 24, 2015
Specialty chemicals producer Elementis (London) today announced its results for 2014. Group sales were 2% higher than a year ago, reaching $790.4 million with no material impact from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Elementis-reports-higher-sales-and-earnings_68030.html
February 24, 2015
Brenntag says that it has expanded its distribution agreement focused on its cosmetics business in Europe with a Dow Chemical microbial control a business unit. New regions...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Brenntag-expands-distribution-agreement-with-Dow-for-cosmetics-business_68026.html
February 23, 2015
BASF says that it has completed installing and starting up high-performance milling and decanning equipment at the company's Cinderford, UK, precious metal recycling operation, more...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BASF-completes-precious-metals-recycling-capacity-hike-in-UK_68004.html
February 23, 2015
Chemoxy (Middlesbrough, UK), which manufactures environmentally friendly solvents, esters, and other industrial chemicals, has secured £10 million ($15.4 million) in growth...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Chemoxy-secures-£10-million-investment-for-expansion_67998.html
February 21, 2015
The United Steelworkers (USW; Pittsburgh) expanded its strike on Saturday to include Motiva’s refinery in Port Arthur, TX. In addition, 24 hour strike notices were delivered at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/USW-strike-expands-to-include-Motiva-refinery_67990.html
February 19, 2015
The winners of a £20-million ($31 million) competition to bring innovative biotechnology projects to market have been announced this week. A total of 23 projects, ranging from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Winners-of-$31-million-UK-industrial-biotechnology-competition-announced_67886.html
February 18, 2015
CropEnergies (Mannheim, Germany) has temporarily paused production at its Ensus (Wilton, UK) bioethanol subsidiary. The production facility was taken offline a few days ago for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/CropEnergies-pauses-bioethanol-production-at-UK-site-citing-low-prices-euro-weakness_67857.html
February 18, 2015
BP said today it has starting training additional replacement workers to supplement the current workforce that has been filling in for striking United Steelworkers (USW) employees. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BP-training-replacement-workers-during-USW-strike_67880.html
February 18, 2015
The use of renewable energy resources is successfully driving down carbon emissions in Europe, according to a report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA; Copenhagen). EU...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/EEA-report-Increasing-use-of-renewable-energy-results-in-falling-carbon-emissions-in-Europe_67856.html
February 17, 2015
Jacob Stolt-Nielsen, founder of Stolt-Nielsen Ltd. (SNL), died on 15 February, aged 83. Stolt-Nielsen retired from the board of SNL in December 2014, 55 years after he founded the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Stolt-Nielsen-founder-dies_67848.html
February 17, 2015
Ineos has reassured its employees at Grangemouth, UK, that it has secured at least 15 years' supplies of US ethane for the complex's petrochemicals operations. This move...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-reassures-Grangemouth-employees-has-secured-15-years-of-US-ethane_67826.html
February 13, 2015
Cluff Natural Resources (London) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Halliburton's manufacturing and services business, one of the world's largest providers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Cluff-and-Halliburton-to-collaborate-on-UK-offshore-underground-coal-gasification_67778.html
February 13, 2015
The Scottish Industrial Biotechnology Development Group (SIBDG), supported by Scottish Enterprise (Glasgow), has released the Biorefinery Roadmap for Scotland. The document sets out...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Scotland-publishes-plans-for-biorefineries-through-2025_67776.html
February 12, 2015
Albany Molecular (AMRI) has announced plans to close its facility at Holywell, Wales, UK, the company says. The plant makes active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and is involved in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/AMRI-plans-to-close-UK-plant_67767.html
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