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June 27, 2013
The United Kingdom's shale gas resources are far greater than previously estimated, according to a UK government report, released today. The report, prepared by the British Geological...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/UK-shale-gas-resources-are-double-previous-estimates_53187.html
June 27, 2013
European chemicals output will contract by 1.0% this year before returning to modest growth of 1.5% in 2014, Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, said today. The 2013 figure...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Cefic-forecasts-output-decline-Bock-calls-on-EU-to-address-energy-feedstock-issues_53174.html
June 24, 2013
Adrian Whitfield, chief executive at Synthomer (Harlow, UK), has been elected president of the Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London), with effect from 1 July. ...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Synthomer-chief-executive-elected-Chemical-Industries-Association-president_53067.html
June 24, 2013
The University of Liverpool (Liverpool, UK) has been awarded funding to help develop the next generation of renewable chemicals from biomass, for use in the manufacture of materials...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/University-of-Liverpool-obtains-funding-to-develop-next-generation-biobased-chemicals_53077.html
June 20, 2013
Myriant and Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies (JM Davy), a leading chemical licensing company, today announced the successful production of biobutanediol (bioBDO) and tetrahydrofuran...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Myriant-and-Davy-Technologies-produce-bioBDO-and-THF-at-Teesside-UK_52780.html
June 17, 2013
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) has acquired Everbuild Building Products (Leeds, UK), the United Kingdom’s largest independent manufacturer of sealants, adhesives, and construction...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Sika-acquires-UK-construction-chemicals-firm-Everbuild-Building-Products_52854.html
June 6, 2013
Johnson Matthey's (London) environmental technologies division posted a 7% increase in underlying operating profit for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2013, to £226 million on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Johnson-Mattheys-environmental-technologies-division-posts-higher-annual-profits-lower-sales_52657.html
June 5, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has identified what it says are several weaknesses in a study published by the UK Food and Environment Research Agency...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/EFSA-EU-neonicotinoid-conclusions-not-affected-by-UK-study-on-bumble-bees_52571.html
May 29, 2013
Eastman Chemical says it has opened a large-scale application facility at its European Technical Centre, at Liverpool, UKingdom. The center provides technical services, application...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Eastman-opens-application-facility_52346.html
May 24, 2013
Croda has completed the acquisition of Arizona Chemical's (Jacksonville, FL) specialty products business, a producer of naturally derived polyamides. "The varied...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Croda-acquires-Arizona-Chemicals-specialty-products-business_52288.html
May 23, 2013
Polystyrene (PS) demand is expected to be lower worldwide this year compared with last year, according to the latest IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Global Plastics &...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Global-PS-demand-expected-to-be-lower-in-2013-because-of-high-feedstock-costs-product-substitution_52256.html
May 22, 2013
Novo A/S (Hellerup, Denmark), parent of pharmaceutical firm Novo Nordisk (Bagsvaerd, Denmark), has acquired Xellia Pharmaceuticals (Oslo) from private equity firm 3i (London) for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Denmarks-Novo-acquires-Xellia-Pharmaceuticals-in-$700-million-deal_52226.html
May 21, 2013
Cornelius Group (Bishops Stortford, UK) has joined the European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC; Brussels) as a company member, FECC says. Cornelius is an independent...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/UK-based-distributor-joins-FECC_52216.html
May 16, 2013
Sales by the UK chemical and pharmaceutical industry to customers declined during the past six months, according to the latest survey carried out by the Chemical Industries...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/UK-chemical-and-pharma-companies-report-lower-sales-volumes-in-last-6-months_52043.html
May 16, 2013
The European Commission says it has carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of several companies operating in the crude oil, refined oil products, and biofuel sectors amid...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/European-Commission-inspects-oil-companies-over-possible-price-fixing-in-crude-oil-refined-products-and-biofuel-markets_52018.html
May 14, 2013
An appeal preventing Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE; Northwich, UK), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Chemicals (Mumbai), from building an energy-from-waste (EfW) facility to supply the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Tata-given-go-ahead-for-EfW-project-to-power-UK-soda-ash-plant_51980.html
May 14, 2013
Linde says its BOC subsidiary has signed a long-term agreement to supply industrial gases to Sahaviriya Steel Industries United Kingdom (SSI UK; Redcar, UK), which is a wholly owned...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Linde-signs-long-term-supply-deal-with-SSI-UK_51969.html
May 13, 2013
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) is leading a consortium sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bonn) to develop cobalt-based, dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Merck-KGaA-leads-international-consortium-to-develop-cobalt-based-dye-sensitized-solar-cells_51950.html
May 7, 2013
Flexitallic Group (Houston) is in the process of being acquired by private equity firm Bridgepoint (London), Flexitallic has announced. The €450-million ($590 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Private-equity-firm-Bridgepoint-acquires-sealant-solutions-firm_51803.html
May 7, 2013
Ineos and Solvay have confirmed CW’s exclusive report that they are in the process of forming a leading vinyls joint venture. The companies announced today that they have...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-and-Solvay-confirm-plans-for-vinyls-JV-Solvay-to-exit-business-in-the-future_51801.html
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