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May 22, 2014
Ineos says that its compounds subsidiary and Doeflex Compounding (Swindon, UK) intend to combine their polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounding businesses. The proposed combination would...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-and-Doeflex-seek-to-combine-PVC-compounding-businesses_61218.html
May 22, 2014
AstraZeneca has rejected Pfizer's latest offer to buy AstraZeneca. Pfizer says its offer, which values AstraZeneca at £69 billion ($116 billion), is "final" and cannot...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/AstraZeneca-rejects-Pfizers-latest-offer_61131.html
May 22, 2014
Air Liquide announced today that it has acquired Scientific and Technical Gases Ltd. (STG; Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK), a global supplier of calibration and specialty gases and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Air-Liquide-acquires-UK-based-specialty-gas-company_61229.html
May 21, 2014
The European Commission says that UK plans to compensate certain energy-intensive users from higher electricity costs triggered by a mandatory carbon price floor—a tax on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/European-Commission-approves-UK-plan-to-compensate-energy-intensive-users-for-carbon-tax_61189.html
May 19, 2014
Pfizer said on Sunday that it has raised its offer for AstraZeneca to £69 billion ($116 billion), and said it would walk away if AstraZeneca does not accept the offer. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Pfizer-makes-final-offer-for-AstraZeneca-will-walk-away-if-offer-not-accepted_61125.html
May 14, 2014
Start-up business Catalytic Technologies Ltd. (CTL; Stockton-on-Tees, UK) says it is aiming for 50% of worldwide polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin and film production to be based...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/UK-start-up-targets-50-percent-market-share-for-its-titanium-based-PET-catalyst_61057.html
May 14, 2014
Ineos today confirmed that the Falkirk Council in the United Kingdom has told the company that its planning application for the construction of an ethane tank at its Grangemouth, UK...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-receives-planning-permit-to-build-ethane-tank-at-Grangemouth_61062.html
May 13, 2014
BASF has proposed a plan to consolidate manufacturing operations at its Cinderford, UK, precious metals recycling plant, losing about 50 jobs, the company announced today. BASF will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BASF-to-close-metals-recycling-unit-in-the-UK-focus-on-autocatalyst-recycling-market_61026.html
May 12, 2014
Norbert Dentressangle, a transport, logistics and freight forwarding company, has won a new five-year contract with Sabic UK Petrochemicals to provide a maintenance, repair and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Norbert-Dentressangle-wins-warehousing-contract-from-Sabic-UK_61017.html
May 12, 2014
Geo Specialty Chemicals (Ambler, PA) says it has begun construction of a new production facility at its Hythe site in the United Kingdom designed to serve the fast growing contact lens...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Geo-begins-construction-of-new-facility-at-Hythe-UK_61011.html
May 12, 2014
IGas (London), a shale gas explorer, has acquired Dart Energy (Singapore) for about A$211.5 million ($198 million), IGas says. The combination of IGas and Dart will create a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/IGas-acquisition-will-create-largest-UK-shale-gas-explorer_60989.html
May 7, 2014
Arkema will cease production at its coating resins production unit at Stallingborough, UK, the company confirmed today. The plant was formerly part of Cray Valley, a Total subsidiary...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Arkema-to-cease-coating-resins-production-at-UK-site_60865.html
May 7, 2014
Ineos has reached an agreement with Evergas (Copenhagen) to expand, from four to six vessels, the former's order for a series of ethane vessels that are under construction in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-orders-two-additional-ethane-carriers-from-Evergas_60851.html
May 5, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) said on Friday that it completed its acquisition of AZ Electronic Materials, creating a leading solutions provider in the premium segment of high-tech...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Merck-KGaA-completes-acquisition-of-AZ-integration-to-be-completed-by-end-of-the-year_60778.html
May 2, 2014
There has been a slight uptick in phenol and phenol derivatives demand in Europe partly as result of an improved economic outlook, notably in the automotive sector, and an absence of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Phenol-prices-firm-up-in-Europe-but-longer-term-sentiment-is-bearish_60758.html
May 2, 2014
AstraZeneca says that its board today rejected Pfizer’s proposal to combine the two firms. “The financial and other terms described in the proposal are inadequate...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/AstraZeneca-board-rejects-Pfizers-sweetened-proposal_60759.html
May 2, 2014
Pfizer announced today that it has submitted a revised written proposal to AstraZeneca to combine the two companies. The move follows consultation with major shareholders. Pfizer says...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Pfizer-raises-offer-for-AstraZeneca-sends-letter-to-UK-prime-minister_60757.html
April 30, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) announced today that it has received the final clearance from the Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) to acquire AZ Electronic Materials (AZ...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/China-clears-Merck-KGaAs-acquisition-of-AZ-Electronic-Materials_60705.html
April 30, 2014
Shell today reported a 3% rise in first quarter chemical volume sales, to 4.29 million m.t., compared with the year-earlier period. Sales volumes declined 3% compared with the fourth...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Shell-reports-higher-first-quarter-chemical-sales-Qatar-project-awaits-final-investment-decision_60685.html
April 30, 2014
The UK Chemicals Stakeholder Forum, a body led by government but including the chemical industry, nongovernmental organizations, trade unions, and others, has launched a new advice on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Chemical-Industries-Association-backs-new-advice-on-authorization-under-Reach_60658.html
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