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June 15, 2015
Planning officers at the county council of Lancashire, UK have recommended that the council's development control committee grant planning consent to Cuadrilla Resources' (Lichfield...
June 12, 2015
Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) has announced today that it has expanded its product portfolio of two-dimensional (2D) materials to include some not based on carbon. The company says it will...
June 11, 2015
Stolt-Nielsen and Golar LNG (Hamilton, Bermuda) say that they have formed a 50-50 joint venture to pursue opportunities in small-scale production and distribution of liquefied natural...
June 11, 2015
Versarien (Bristol, UK) on Thursday announced that its graphene development subsidiary, 2-DTech, has made a major advance in graphene platelet production, which the board believes will...
June 12, 2015
  The massive buildup of petrochemical capacity, based on shale gas, in North America is a long-term competitive threat to Europe’s chemical business, says Tom Crotty, group...
June 10, 2015
Global carbon emissions from energy use are estimated to have risen by just 0.5% in 2014 compared with an average annual growth rate of 2.0% over the past 10 years, said Spencer Dale...
June 9, 2015
Last week’s OPEC meeting in Vienna has shown a continuation of the Saudi-led resolve to defend market share and let the market determine the crude oil price as a response to...
June 9, 2015
The European Commission on Tuesday approved International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG)'s proposed acquisition of a group of chlorovinyls businesses belonging to Ineos. In...
June 10, 2015
Specialty chemicals company Innospec says that it has agreed to divest its aroma chemicals business unit to a business group of Emerald Performance Materials (Cuyahoga Falls...
June 7, 2015
Ineos has been named as Britain’s biggest private company by The Sunday Times top track 100 report. The company has revenues of $54 billion and operates 65 sites across the world...
June 4, 2015
Johnson Matthey (JM) reported a 3% rise in underlying pretax profit, to £440 million, for its fiscal year ended 31 March, on underlying revenue down 10%, to £10.06 billion...
June 3, 2015
Sales by distributors accounted for more than 12% of polymer consumption in Europe during 2014, equivalent to about 3.4 million m.t., according to a recent report by AMI Consulting...
June 1, 2015
Six major oil and gas companies have called on governments and on the United Nations framework convention on climate change (UNFCCC) to introduce pricing systems for carbon, where they...
May 29, 2015
Agricultural chemical firm Nufarm (Melbourne) says that it has secured distribution rights for Sumitomo Chemical’s crop protection products in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The...
May 29, 2015
Lotte Chemical UK (Redcar), a subsidiary of Lotte (Seoul), has declared force majeure on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) from the company's Wilton, UK, plant, according to company...
May 28, 2015
The British Plastics Federation (BPF; London), the leading voice of the UK plastics industry, on Thursday elected David Hall as its new president for a period of two years. He succeeds...
May 28, 2015
Sabic has declared force majeure on low-density polyethylene (LDPE) at the company's Wilton, UK plant. The unit has "encountered unexpected technical issues [...] in the form of a...
May 28, 2015
Oxea (Oberhausen, Germany) says that IMCD (Rotterdam), a distributor of specialty chemicals, will distribute Oxea’s broad range of carboxylic acids in Ireland, United Kingdom and...
May 28, 2015
Iofina, the London-listed US-based producer of iodine and iodine derivatives, has reported an increased loss from operations as falling iodine prices overcame record sales and iodine...
May 26, 2015
Johnson Matthey says that, on 18 May, it acquired the StePac (Tefen Industrial Park, Israel) modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) business from DS Smith (London) for £18.0 million...
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