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October 22, 2013
The Chemistry Growth Partnership (CGP), a UK government-chemical industry alliance, held its first meeting today in London. The meeting was attended by UK business secretary Vince...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/UK-government-industry-group-launches-chemical-sector-growth-strategy_56104.html
October 22, 2013
The confrontation between Ineos, owner of the Grangemouth, UK, refinery and petrochemical site and the Unite union comes to a head today after about half the complex’s 1,370...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Grangemouth-Crunch-today-as-Ineos-considers-split-workforce-vote_56083.html
October 21, 2013
Ineos today provided further clarification of the reasons behind its inability to restart the Grangemouth, UK,  site without an assurance of no further industrial action this...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-asks-for-no-strike-pledge-before-it-restarts-Grangemouth_56054.html
October 19, 2013
PlasticsEurope (Brussels), a leading trade association in Europe, expects a slight recovery in European demand for plastics. “2013 could well be viewed as a year of stabilization...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/2013-a-year-of-stabilization-for-plastics-industry-in-Europe_56049.html
October 18, 2013
The Unite Union has refused to accept Ineos’s offer to restart the Grangemouth plant in the UK in exchange for a commitment that there will be no further industrial action this...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Union-refuses-Ineoss-offer-to-restart-Grangemouth_56029.html
October 17, 2013
Ineos plans to freeze the pay of workers at the company's Grangemouth, UK, refinery and petrochemical complex and modify their redundancy terms, Scottish media reports say. The plans...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-proposes-pay-freeze-modified-redundancy-terms-to-Grangemouth-staff_55994.html
October 16, 2013
The Unite trade union has called off a strike planned at Ineos's Grangemouth, UK, refinery and petrochemical complex. The announcement follows negotiations between Unite and Ineos...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Union-calls-off-strike-at-Ineos-Grangemouth-complex-Ineos-says-site-will-remain-offline-update_55960.html
October 16, 2013
AstraZeneca (London) says that its biologics R&D arm, MedImmune (Gaithersburg, MD), has acquired Spirogen (London), a privately held biotech company focused on antibody-drug...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/AstraZeneca-acquires-ADC-technology-firm-Spirogen_55959.html
October 14, 2013
Ineos is in talks with the Unite union today in a bid to prevent workers at its Grangemouth, UK, operations from going on strike on 20 October. “We hope to be able to resolve the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-in-arbitration-talks-to-prevent-strike-at-Grangemouth-Update_55908.html
October 14, 2013
The British Plastics Federation (BPF; London) has announced the appointment of Philip Law as the new director general of BPF, effective 1 July 2014.  Law, currently BPF’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BPF-appoints-new-director-general-presidency-focues-on-four-key-areas_55909.html
October 11, 2013
The United Kingdom's House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee will hear evidence from the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC; London) and the British Geological...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/UK-parliamentary-committee-to-hold-hearing-on-economics-of-shale-gas_55885.html
October 10, 2013
China Rerun Chemical Group, an established producer of lubricant products for the Chinese domestic automotive, industrial and agricultural markets operating in China, has announced its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Chinese-lube-oil-producer-plans-to-list-in-London_55699.html
October 9, 2013
Tata Chemicals Europe, the only producer of soda ash in the United Kingdom, plans to close the bigger of its two production facilities in the first half of 2014, which will lead to 220...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Tata-Chemicals-to-close-UK-soda-ash-plant-expand-sodium-bicarbonate-capacity_55771.html
October 8, 2013
Albemarle (Baton Rouge) has acquired Cambridge Chemical (Cambridge, UK), a maker of high-purity metal organic chemicals used in the laser market. The acquisition was completed on 1...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Albemarle-acquires-electronic-materials-firm-in-the-UK_55756.html
October 8, 2013
Ineos, which is seeking to cut costs at its Grangemouth, UK, operations, says that the production of petrochemicals is much cheaper in the United States compared with Europe. The shale...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-Basic-petchems-can-be-made-in-US-at-half-the-cost-compared-with-Europe_55735.html
October 6, 2013
Ineos has increased pressure for workforce cost reductions by writing down the value of its Grangemouth petrochemicals complex in Scotland to zero and warning that it will close the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-writes-down-Grangemouth-to-increase-pressure-for-cost-cuts_55698.html
October 6, 2013
Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies has opened a new cGMP mammalian cell culture manufacturing facility at Billingham, United Kingdom.  The new facility is the first of its kind in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Fujifilm-Diosynth-opens-cGMP-facility-in-the-UK-plans-expansion_55697.html
October 4, 2013
Ineos is closing of its vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) facility at Saltend, UK, causing the loss of 18 jobs, the company announced today. Ineos's VAM capacity at the site is 300,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-shuts-down-VAM-production-in-UK_55648.html
October 4, 2013
Dow AgroSciences (Indianapolis), a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow Chemical, says it has entered into a collaboration with Synpromics (Edinburgh, UK), a privately funded synthetic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Dow-AgroSciences-and-Synpromics-collaborate-to-develop-plant-science-technology_55644.html
October 3, 2013
Stolt-Nielsen posted a huge increase in net profit for the third quarter, to $21.6 million, from $6.7 million in the same quarter last year, on revenue of $521.8 million, up from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Stolt-Nielsen-posts-a-big-hike-in-earnings-as-tanker-business-swings-to-profit_55613.html
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