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October 29, 2014
Johnson Matthey says that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Clariant's battery materials business for $75 million. The transaction, which is expected to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Johnson-Matthey-to-acquire-Clariants-battery-materials-business-for-$75-million_64880.html
October 29, 2014
BP included a $444-million impairment charge in its third-quarter accounts following a "strategic business review" of its petrochemicals business. BP's petrochemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Big-impairment-charge-aromatics-oversupply-weigh-on-BPs-petchem-earnings-plant-closures-planned_64850.html
October 28, 2014
Synthomer (Harlow, UK) today warned in its interim management statement that its full-year earnings will be slightly below analysts' consensus because of weakening conditions in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Synthomer-warns-on-profits-as-European-demand-falters_64845.html
October 28, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened public consultations on dichlofluanid and salicylic acid under the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) regulation...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-dichlofluanid-and-salicylic-acid-under-CLH_64858.html
October 27, 2014
Biopharmaceuticals group CSL (Parkville, Australia) announced today that it has agreed to acquire Novartis’s global influenza vaccine business for $275 million. The business will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/CSL-to-buy-Novartiss-flu-vaccines-business-creating-a-global-leader_64806.html
October 22, 2014
Stan Higgins, chief executive of the North East Process Industry Cluster (Nepic; Wilton, UK), has been elected European cluster manager of the year 2014. The vote took place at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Chief-of-UKs-Nepic-elected-European-cluster-manager-of-the-year_64671.html
October 22, 2014
UK employers' association CBI (London), commenting ahead of a meeting of the European Council in Brussels, says that “competitiveness must be at the heart of European Union...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/UKs-CBI-Competitiveness-must-be-at-heart-of-EU-climate-discussions_64666.html
October 21, 2014
Croda International (Goole, UK) has appointed Jez Maiden as new group finance director to take over from Sean Christie, who will step down in 2015 after nine years in the role. Maiden...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Croda-appoints-new-group-finance-director_64439.html
October 21, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened public consultations on proposals for harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) of three substances: azadirachtin (Neem...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-CLH-proposals-for-azadirachtin-margosa-extract-and-terbuthylazine_64639.html
October 20, 2014
Ineos, which has already acquired two licenses to explore for shale gas in the United Kingdom, is bidding for more licenses, according to Tom Crotty, group director at Ineos. Crotty...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-ups-the-ante-on-UK-shale-exploration_64595.html
October 15, 2014
The United Kingdom competent authority says that it will submit a restriction proposal to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) in January 2015 to restrict...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/ECHA-calls-for-evidence-on-the-persistence-and-bioaccumulation-of-two-siloxanes_64522.html
October 15, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started a 45-day public commenting period on the harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposal for triadimenol. The deadline...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/ECHA-starts-CLH-public-consultation-on-triadimenol_64521.html
October 15, 2014
AbbVie (Chicago) and Shire (Dublin) have announced that AbbVie is reconsidering its previously announced decision to acquire Shire for £32 billion ($51 billion). AbbVie says it...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/AbbVie-reconsiders-decision-to-acquire-Shire_64523.html
October 13, 2014
An Ineos upstream subsidiary has agreed to acquire an 80% interest in a petroleum exploration and development license in the Midland Valley, Scotland, UK, from Reach Coal Seam Gas Ltd...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-acquires-majority-interest-in-second-UK-shale-gas-license_64471.html
October 8, 2014
BP has declared force majeure on production at the company's Hull-Saltend site in the United Kingdom. The declaration is effective from 00.01am on  4 October, BP says. BP's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BP-declares-force-majeure-on-acetic-acid-and-acetic-anhydride-at-UK-site_64339.html
October 7, 2014
Platform Specialty Products is in advanced talks to acquire Arysta Life Science (Dublin), a maker of agricultural chemical products, from private equity firm Permira Advisers (London). Reports say the Arysta deal could be worth as much as $3.5 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Reports-Platform-in-advanced-talks-to-acquire-Arysta_64307.html
October 3, 2014
Preparations for the next deadline for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (Reach) act, in 2018, and general regulatory compliance issues...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Reach-deadline-swells-Chemical-Business-Association-membership_64262.html
October 2, 2014
Ineos Industries Holdings said today that it has agreed to acquire the combined heat and power plant (CHP) from Fortum, which serves the Grangemouth, UK, site, for £54 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-acquires-Grangemouth-power-plant-from-Fortum-for-£54-million_64227.html
October 2, 2014
PPG Industries says it has upgraded aerospace sealants manufacturing operations at its Shildon, UK, facility with new equipment to increase capacity and efficiency to meet growing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/PPG-expands-aerospace-sealants-production-capacity-in-UK_64221.html
October 1, 2014
TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading global composite materials company, today announced plans to expand its facilities at Langley Mill, Nottingham, UK. The plant will be a center of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/TenCate-Advanced-Composites-expands-UK-operations_64184.html
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