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April 29, 2014
Arle Capital (London), a private equity firm spun out of Candover Investments (London) in 2010, is to acquire Innovia (Wigton, UK), a manufacturer of specialty films for labels...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Arle-Capital-to-acquire-supplier-of-polymer-for-new-UK-banknotes_60653.html
April 28, 2014
Pfizer said today that it approached AstraZeneca on Saturday seeking to renew discussions, which could lead to the merger of the two companies. The news follows an initial approach by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Pfizer-confirms-interest-in-AstraZeneca-will-hold-investor-call-today_60625.html
April 25, 2014
Establishing a shale gas industry in the United Kingdom would provide a huge boost to the UK economy, according to an official report, published today. Shale gas could create an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Government-report-Building-UKs-shale-industry-could-create-$55-billion-supply-chain_60606.html
April 24, 2014
Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) says it has signed an exclusive agreement to manufacture high-quality graphene products using a new process developed by researchers at Trinity College Dublin...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Thomas-Swan-says-it-has-exclusive-agreement-to-manufacture-graphene-products-using-new-process_60535.html
April 24, 2014
Elementis's (London) first-quarter sales volumes increased across most segments, the company announced today in an interim management statement. The company did not disclose profit or...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Elementis-says-first-quarter-volumes-increased-full-year-profits-likely-to-meet-expectations_60520.html
April 23, 2014
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) said today that ICL Fertilizers’ subsidiary, Cleveland Potash Ltd. (CPL), will expand its polyhalite mining capacity at its Boulby mine in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/ICL-to-invest-in-major-expansion-of-polyhalite-potash-capacity-in-the-UK_60482.html
April 22, 2014
Solena Fuels (Washington), in partnership with British Airways, has committed to building the world’s first facility to convert landfill waste into jet fuel, British Airways...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/British-Airways-and-US-firm-join-forces-in-waste-to-jet-fuel-project_60457.html
April 22, 2014
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) today announced a major, three-part transaction with Novartis involving its consumer health-care, vaccines, and oncology businesses. GSK and Novartis, as part of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Glaxo-and-Novartis-announce-major-three-part-business-transaction_60460.html
April 22, 2014
UK press over the weekend said that Pfizer has made initial approaches to acquire AstraZeneca for £60 billion ($101 billion) in the world’s largest pharma acquisition. Both...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Pfizer-eyes-AstraZeneca-for-a-reported-$100-billion_60445.html
April 8, 2014
Western European demand for fiber-grade nylon chip improved in the first quarter of 2014, and volumes grew by 2–4% from the same period last year, according to IHS Chemical's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Nylon-demand-improves-in-Europe-tracking-automotive-growth_60173.html
April 7, 2014
Platinum NanoChem (Kuala Lumpur), a wholly owned subsidiary of Graphene NanoChem (Kuala Lumpur), has signed an agreement for a joint venture collaboration with Emery Advanced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Graphene-NanoChem-and-Emery-Oleochemicals-form-JV-to-develop-enhanced-specialty-chemical-additives_60137.html
April 3, 2014
Stolt-Nielsen says its net profit for the first quarter of 2014 soared to $19 million from $1 million in the corresponding period of 2013, on revenue of $517 million, down from $519...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Stolt-Nielsens-first-quarter-earnings-rise_60068.html
April 1, 2014
Euro Chlor's 9th Technology Conference and Exhibition, which kicked off in Madrid today, is reviewing numerous new processes and improvements in the chlor-alkali industry. The newest...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Euro-Chlor-9th-Technology-Conference-Clock-starts-ticking-for-mandatory-plant-conversion-in-Europe_59965.html
March 28, 2014
Output by the chemical industry in the United Kingdom will likely grow by about 2% in 2014, says Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) economist Alan Eastwood. Speaking at a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/UK-output-of-chemicals-should-return-to-growth-in-2014_59917.html
March 28, 2014
Ineos’s plans, confirmed and detailed yesterday, to convert its Grangemouth, UK, olefins complex to consume cheap shale-based ethane feedstock imported from the United States...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-director-Grangemouth-ethane-investment-will-buy-15-years-of-competitiveness_59916.html
March 28, 2014
Ineos today announced new milestones in its previously reported £300-million ($499.3 million) survival plan at the company’s Grangemouth complex, in the United Kingdom. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-to-close-plants-at-Grangemouth-convert-complex-to-shale-based-feedstock_59879.html
March 20, 2014
Solvay says it has decided to cease production of sodium percarbonate (SPC) products at Warrington, UK by the end of next month. The Warrington site will focus on extending its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Solvay-to-close-sodium-percarbonate-plant-in-UK_59687.html
March 20, 2014
Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies (JM Davy) and Rennovia (Menlo Park, CA), a start-up developing catalytic processes to produce chemicals from renewable resources, announced today that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Johnson-Matthey-Davy-Technologies-and-Rennovia-to-develop-biobased-glucaric-and-adipic-acid-technologies_59685.html
March 20, 2014
Evonik Industries says it has signed an agreement on 19 March with the Deb Group (Denby, UK), to sell Evonik’s global line of skin-care products for professionals, a business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Evonik-sells-skin-care-products-business-to-UKs-Deb-Group_59683.html
March 19, 2014
The UK chemical industry has welcomed the UK government's decision, announced today, to freeze the country's carbon price floor—a carbon tax—at 2015 levels for the rest of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/UK-chemical-industry-applauds-government-decision-to-freeze-carbon-price-floor_59678.html
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