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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
August 13, 2013
Sirius Minerals (London) has announced that an unspecified New York–based institutional investor agreed to provide £25 million ($38.7 million) of funding in the form of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Sirius-Minerals-secures-more-financing-for-York-potash-project_54447.html
August 13, 2013
Synthomer (Harlow, UK) today reported an 11% decline in Ebit for the first six months, to  £56.0 million ($86.6 million), on sales down 7.5%, to £558.3...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Synthomer-reports-lower-sales-earnings-due-to-weak-demand-in-Europe_54445.html
August 8, 2013
Altana (Wesel, Germany) says it has signed a definite agreement to acquire the global rheology business, or the clay-based additives business, of Rockwood Holdings, for $635 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Altana-acquires-Rockwoods-rheology-additives-business-for-$635-million_53998.html
August 1, 2013
INEOS ChlorVinyls says it has completed the sale of its packed chlorine business in the United Kingdom to 2M Group. The value of the deal was not disclosed. The sale consists of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-ChlorVinyls-sells-UK-packed-chlorine-business-to-2M-Group_54180.html
July 30, 2013
Elementis (London) on Tuesday reported a 10% fall in first half pretax profit to $67.5 million citing maintenance shutdown at its chromium division. The company says it expects a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Elementis-reports-lower-six-months-profits-following-chromium-maintenance-shutdown_54088.html
July 30, 2013
BP's petrochemicals business reported an underlying replacement cost (RC) loss before interest and taxes of $24 million in the second quarter of 2013, compared with an underlying RC...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BPs-petchem-business-swings-to-loss_54071.html
July 25, 2013
Johnson Matthey (London) reports a 10% increase in operating profit, to £116.1 million ($178.2 million), in its fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June, compared with £105.6...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Johnson-Matthey-reports-10-percent-increase-in-operating-profit-for-quarter_53888.html
July 24, 2013
Ineos is advancing plans to import shale gas from the United States to its Grangemouth, UK, site, the Sunday Herald today reports. The company is in talks with the government on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-advancing-plans-to-import-US-shale-gas-to-UK-may-hike-cracker-capacity_53629.html
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