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October 1, 2013
Ineos has announced what it calls a "survival plan" for the company's Grangemouth, Scotland, refinery and petrochemical complex, involving job cuts and changes to employees'...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-announces-survival-plan-for-Grangemouth-site-including-ethane-terminal-project-job-cuts-plant-closures_55555.html
October 1, 2013
Invista (Witchita, KS) and Ingenza (Edinburgh) say that they will collaborate in the development of new technology for biobased processes for manufacturing industrial chemicals. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Invista-and-Ingenza-to-collaborate-on-biobased-chemicals_55532.html
September 19, 2013
Biome Plastics (Southampton, UK) has secured a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with the University of Warwick (Coventry, UK) to broaden its research in the field of industrial...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/UK-firm-receives-government-funding-to-broaden-research-on-bioplastics_55261.html
September 19, 2013
Polymer Group Inc. (PGI; Charlotte, NC) and Fiberweb (Richmond, UK) have reached an agreement on the terms of a revised cash offer by PGI for the entire issued and to be issued...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Fiberweb-agrees-to-revised-takeover-offer-from-PGI_55254.html
September 18, 2013
Sirius Minerals' (London) previously announced York  Potash Project in the United Kingdom will be delayed for one year, the company has announced. Sirius requires approval from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Approval-for-UK-potash-project-delayed-until-at-least-July-2014_55220.html
September 12, 2013
Moody’s Investors Service (New York), the credit ratings service, has upgraded its credit outlook for chemical companies in North America and Europe due to what it calls...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Moodys-upgrades-chemicals-outlook-on-stabilization-in-Europe_55140.html
September 12, 2013
Tessenderlo Group announced today that it has sold its UK profiles activities, trading under the Eurocell name, to H2 Equity Partners, a private investment firm. The sale comprises 3...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Tessenderlo-sells-UK-PVC-profiles-business-to-private-equity-firm_55121.html
September 11, 2013
Lotte Chemical's (Seoul) polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant at Wilton, UK, came back online today after a technical incident and torrential rains caused the unit to shut down last...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Lotte-Chemical-UK-PET-plant-back-online-force-majeure-remains-in-place_55097.html
September 11, 2013
The Bank of England (BOE; London) has announced that it is considering plans to switch certain UK banknotes from paper to polymer, which would increase their working life and make...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Bank-of-England-switch-to-polymer-banknotes-to-benefit-Innovia-Films_55103.html
September 10, 2013
Sirius Minerals (London) has entered into several agreements covering the supply of an additional 750,000 m.t./year of polyhalite from the planned York Potash Project in the United...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Sirius-Minerals-signs-additional-sales-commitments-for-York-Potash-Project_55076.html
September 9, 2013
Ineos has issued a statement following an interview its chairman Jim Ratcliffe gave to the Financial Times and was published on 6 September, including comments on the future of Ineos's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-clarifies-intentions-for-Grangemouth-petchem-complex_55034.html
September 6, 2013
 Klöckner Pentaplast Group (Heiligenroth, Germany), a manufacturer of rigid plastic films, says it is adding to its production capacity in Asia, the Americas, and Europe. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Klockner-Pentaplast-outlines-worldwide-capacity-expansion_55006.html
September 3, 2013
A. Schulman has purchased the Perrite Group (Warrington, UK), a thermoplastics manufacturing business with operations in Malaysia, the United Kingdom, and France, for approximately $52...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/A-Schulman-acquires-plastics-compounder-Perrite-Group-in-$52-million-deal_54877.html
August 30, 2013
Innovia Films (Wigton, UK), a division of Innovia Group, has announced a £20-million ($31 million) investment for the installation of additional biaxially oriented polypropylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Innovia-Films-to-expand-BOPP-film-capacity-at-Wigton-UK_54845.html
August 22, 2013
Privately held Warwick Chemicals (Mostyn, UK) says it has secured a £38.5-million ($60.3 million) debt refinancing package from the Royal Bank of Scotland Corporate &...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Warwick-Chemicals-secures-£38-5-million-debt-refinancing_54641.html
August 22, 2013
Symphony Environmental Technologies (Borehamwood, UK) has signed a five-year supply and marketing agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica (Bersee, Belgium), a division of Johnson &...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Symphony-Environmental-Janssen-Pharmaceutica-sign-agreement-for-antifungal-masterbatches_54633.html
August 21, 2013
Fiberweb (Richmond, UK) has received a revised takeover offer from Polymer Group Inc. (PGI; Charlotte, NC), Fiberweb announced Tuesday. The offer values the company at about £170...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/PGI-makes-takeover-offer-for-UKs-Fiberweb_54600.html
August 19, 2013
An international collaboration of plant scientists from the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB; Ghent, Belgium), Ghent University, the University of Dundee (Dundee, UK), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Researchers-discover-enzyme-potentially-able-to-yield-better-plants-for-biofuel-production_54552.html
August 16, 2013
Symrise BioActives (Hamburg), a producer of high-purity plant–based active substances; and Gee Lawson (London) say they have extended until the end of 2015 their cooperation...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Symrise-Gee-Lawson-extend-cooperation-in-diagnostic-material_54520.html
August 14, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has received the first application for authorization of a substance under the European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorization...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/ECHA-receives-first-application-for-authorization-under-Reach_54485.html
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