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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
July 24, 2013
John Swire & Sons (London), a diversified corporation has acquired, via its subsidiary Green Investments, Argent Energy (Motherwell, UK), a biodiesel producer, Argent announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Swire-acquires-biodiesel-producer-Argent-Energy_53849.html
July 23, 2013
Rütgers Organics (Mannheim, Germany) and International Chemical Investors Group (Frankfurt) say they have signed a definitive agreement to acquire the European business of Viance...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Rutgers-Organics-to-acquire-European-business-of-Viance_53836.html
July 23, 2013
Croda's (Goole, UK) second-quarter profit before tax stood at £68 million ($89.5 million), up 6.1% on the same period the year before, the company announced today. Ebit was also...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Croda-posts-6-1-percent-increase-in-second-quarter-profits_53830.html
July 22, 2013
Sirius Minerals’ (London) potash project in the United Kingdom has suffered a major setback in a week when the company originally expected to receive the official go-ahead from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Sirius-agrees-to-more-potash-offtake-deals-as-consultant-Amec-questions-projects-viability_53796.html
July 22, 2013
CropEnergies (Mannheim, Germany) has acquired bioethanol producer Ensus (Yarm, UK) from private equity firm The Carlyle Group, CropEnergies has announced. Ensus's bioethanol plant was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/CropEnergies-acquires-UK-bioethanol-producer-increasing-capacity-50-percent_53810.html
July 18, 2013
Sirius Minerals (London) has requested that the North York Moors National Park Authority, in the United Kingdom, defer the determination of its York potash mining application, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Sirius-Minerals-seeks-potash-project-deferral-to-address-environmental-issues_53725.html
July 12, 2013
Less Common Metals Ltd. (LCM; Ellesmere Port, UK), a subsidiary of Great Western Minerals Group (GWMG; Saskatoon, SK), a manufacturer and supplier of rare earth–based metal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/UK-based-company-produces-neodymium-metal-from-oxide-via-electrolytic-reduction-process_53597.html
July 11, 2013
The Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) has launched a strategy for the UK chemical sector, which calls for the industry to grow 50% by 2030. The report, Chemistry Fuelled...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Chemical-Industries-Association-presents-chemical-strategy-to-UK-government_53516.html
July 11, 2013
Gensource Potash (Saskatoon, SK) has signed a binding agreement with Chinese investors to develop potash projects around Saskatoon. Canada Potash Corp. (CPC; Saskatoon)—backed by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/China-ups-its-interests-in-potash-projects-worldwide_53515.html
July 9, 2013
The board of Royal Dutch Shell announced today that Ben van Beurden will succeed Peter Voser as CEO, effective 1 January 2014. Peter Voser will leave Shell at the end of March 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Royal-Dutch-Shell-names-former-chemicals-chief-van-Beurden-as-CEO_53453.html
July 8, 2013
The Vivergo bioethanol plant at Hull was officially opened today by Vince Cable, UK secretary of state for business, innovation, and skills, BP has announced. The new plant, a joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BP-DuPont-JV-inaugurates-UKs-largest-bioethanol-unit_53420.html
July 2, 2013
Eastman Chemical says it has broken ground on a capacity increase for its Therminol heat transfer fluids. The plant expansion, located at Newport, United Kingdom, will be a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Eastman-expands-heat-transfer-fluid-capacity-in-UK_53319.html
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