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December 19, 2014
Sirius Minerals (London), a potash development company, said today that it has signed an additional take-or-pay agreement with a leading South American fertilizer distributor for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Sirius-Minerals-signs-additional-potash-offtake-agreement_66364.html
December 18, 2014
BASF says that its coatings division has started up a new Netzsch LMZ25 beadmill at its Deeside, UK site. The mill will be used to manufacture intermediate pigment pastes in the PVC...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BASF-starts-up-beadmill-in-UK-site_66282.html
December 17, 2014
Banner Chemicals (Runcorn, UK) said today that it has agreed to acquire Leicester, UK–based Stowlin Croftshaw, a maker of a complete range of products for metal surface...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Banner-Chemicals-acquires-metals-surface-tratment-group-Stowlin_66237.html
December 15, 2014
Johnson Matthey says it has agreed to divest its gold and silver refining business to Asahi Holdings, a collector, refiner, and recycler of precious and rare metals from waste...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Johnson-Matthey-sells-gold-and-silver-refining-business-to-Asahi-Holdings_66175.html
December 11, 2014
Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) has today announced the start-up of its integrated pilot plant for the production of Elicarb graphene products. The company will use the plant to produce high...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Thomas-Swan-announces-successful-start-up-of-graphene-pilot-plant_66080.html
December 10, 2014
Sirius Minerals (London), a potash development company with properties in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom; and North Dakota, said today that Rachel Rhodes, CFO, will leave the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Sirius-Minerals-appoints-new-CFO_66013.html
December 10, 2014
BP said today that it expects to incur restructuring charges of $1 billion over the next five quarters. The company is presenting its future strategy and plans in the upstream and gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BP-to-incur-$1-billion-charges-reexamine-upstream-investments_66019.html
December 9, 2014
Jacob Stolt-Nielsen will retire from the board of Stolt Nielsen Ltd. (SNL) on 15 December, 55 years to the day since he founded the company. He will continue as honorary chairman of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Stolt-Nielsen-founder-retires-from-companys-board_65990.html
December 9, 2014
Victrex (Thornton Cleveleys, UK), a producer of high-performance polymers, including poly(ether ether ketone) (PEEK), today announced its preliminary results for the financial year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Victrex-reports-higher-sales-and-earnings-gives-update-on-new-PEEK-plant_65984.html
December 8, 2014
BP is accelerating plans to cut hundreds of jobs, many of them in the United Kingdom and in the United States, the UK press reported on Sunday. The cuts will be concentrated in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BP-accelerating-job-cuts-as-oil-price-continues-to-slide_65958.html
December 8, 2014
The European Commission says in a report that European companies must boost investment in research to remain competitive in the global environment. Investment in R&D by companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Report-Europe-must-boost-R-and-D-investment-to-remain-competitive_65957.html
December 4, 2014
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has decided not to divest its mature drugs portfolio, the company said today. GSK announced in July that it had started a process to consider the divestment of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/GlaxoSmithKline-scraps-plans-to-divest-mature-drugs-portfolio_65889.html
December 4, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that two new intentions for harmonized classification and labeling have been added to the registry of intentions. The substances are...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Nondecafluorodecanoic-acid-and-penthiopyrad-added-to-registry-of-intentions-under-Reach_65858.html
December 3, 2014
Johnson Matthey says that it has completed the acquisition of a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility at Annan, UK. The site, which was originally constructed by Glaxo in 1980, changed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Johnson-Matthey-acquires-pharmaceutical-ingredients-facility-in-UK_65797.html
November 28, 2014
The R&D center was opened by Prince Edward Duke of Kent. Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that it has opened a new research facility at Preston, UK. Construction work on the new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Sika-opens-research-center-in-UK_65722.html
November 26, 2014
Ineos has declared force majeure on polyethylene (PE) out of its site at Grangemouth, UK, market sources have said. Market observers say that there are "operational issues"...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Sources-Ineos-declares-force-majeure-on-PE-out-of-Grangemouth_65695.html
November 25, 2014
Lubrizol has signed an agreement to purchase Warwick Chemicals (Mostyn, UK), a maker of tetra acetyl ethylene diamine (TAED), a bleach activator used primarily in laundry...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Lubrizol-to-acquire-Warwick-Chemicals_65668.html
November 24, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has announced that the registry of intentions has updated with six new intentions and one new submission. The new intentions are...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/ECHAs-registry-of-intentions-updated-with-six-new-intentions-and-one-new-submission_65649.html
November 20, 2014
Johnson Matthey reported a profit of £172.8 million ($216.6 million) for the company's fiscal first half ended 30 September 2014, a decrease of 0.5% compared with the same period...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Johnson-Mattheys-first-half-profits-stable_65569.html
November 20, 2014
Ratcliffe: UK shale reserves are similar to US Ineos today pledged to invest $1 billion in UK shale gas exploration and appraisal if it wins all the shale gas licenses it has applied...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-pledges-to-become-the-biggest-UK-shale-player-with-a-$1-billion-investment_65570.html
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