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July 1, 2015
Borealis and Nexeo Solutions, a leader in plastics distribution, have announced an agreement to extend and further develop their existing partnership. Borealis is emphasizing the rigid...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Borealis-and-Nexeo-extend-plastics-distribution-partnership_71791.html
June 30, 2015
Sirius Minerals (London) has won final planning permission for its $3 billion York Potash project near Whitby in the north of England, four years after the plan was first revealed. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Sirius-wins-final-planning-permission-for-controversial-UK-potash-project_71780.html
June 29, 2015
The development control committee at the county council of Lancashire, UK, has denied planning consent for Cuadrilla's (Lichfield, UK) application to explore for shale gas at two sites...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/UK-council-rejects-two-fracking-applications-by-Cuadrilla-chemical-industry-calls-decision-disappointing_71726.html
June 25, 2015
Greenergy (London), Shell, and Vopak have put 403 acres of land up for sale at Coryton, UK., beside the river Thames. The land formed part of the former Coryton refinery site, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Shell-Vopak-JV-puts-land-up-for-sale-at-former-refinery-site-in-UK_71607.html
June 25, 2015
Air Liquide is expanding its home health-care business in Europe with the acquisition of Baywater Healthcare Ireland (Dublin). The acquired company specializes in treating and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Air-Liquide-expands-home-health-care-with-acquisition-in-Ireland_71614.html
June 25, 2015
Thermo Fisher Scientific (Waltham, MA) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Johnson Matthey’s research chemicals business, Alfa Aesar (Heysham...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Thermo-Fisher-to-acquire-Johnson-Mattheys-research-chemicals-business-for-$403-million_71609.html
June 24, 2015
Elementis said Wednesday that earnings would fall below market forecasts, citing sharply lower sales of additives to the US oilfield drilling market and weakness in certain segments in China and Latin America. The company’s shares fell 17% on 24 June, closing at 257.60p...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Elementis-hurt-by-decline-in-oil-projects-in-North-America_71558.html
June 24, 2015
Lubrizol says that its performance coatings business has expanded its European formulations and applications centers of excellence at Blackley, UK. “Essentially, we have...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Lubrizol-expands-formulations-and-applications-center-in-UK_71389.html
June 24, 2015
Stolt-Nielsen has agreed to acquire three 5,800-deadweight m.t. chemical tankers from Odfjell. The proposed deal marks Odfjell's exit from the European regional tanker market, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Stolt-acquires-three-tankers-from-Odfjell_71568.html
June 18, 2015
BASF has declared force majeure on hexamethylenediamine (HMDA), nylon salt, and nylon-6,6 polymers, the company announced today. The force majeure, in place since 16 June, follows...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BASF-declares-force-majeure-on-nylon-66-polymers-and-compounds_71439.html
June 17, 2015
Applied Graphene Materials (Redcar, UK), a producer of specialty graphene materials, says it has received its first patent approval for its process for manufacturing graphene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Applied-Graphene-Materials-receives-patent-for-graphene-production-process_71396.html
June 17, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell and BG Group (Reading, UK) said on Tuesday that the US FTC had cleared Shell’s proposed $70-billion acquisition of rival BG. The companies aim to complete the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/FTC-clears-Shell-and-BGs-$70-billion-deal_71392.html
June 16, 2015
Statoil (Stavanger, Norway) has awarded Baker Hughes (London) a contract to  design and supply production chemicals and services to a platform in the Mariner oil field in the UK...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Statoil-awards-UK-firm-contract-to-design-and-supply-production-chemicals-for-new-North-Sea-platform_71361.html
June 16, 2015
The Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan (Pirap) was launched on Tuesday by Plastics 2020, which includes the British Plastics Federation (BPF), the Packaging and Films Association...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Plastics-2020-launches-plastics-industry-recycling-action-plan_71360.html
June 15, 2015
A peak in worldwide energy-related emissions could be achieved as early as 2020 and at no net economic cost, says the International Energy Agency (IEA; London) in a special report on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/International-Energy-Agency-highlights-likely-success-factors-for-Paris-climate-summit_71317.html
June 15, 2015
Planning officers at the county council of Lancashire, UK have recommended that the council's development control committee grant planning consent to Cuadrilla Resources' (Lichfield...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Cuadrilla-receives-partial-recommendation-in-favor-of-fracking-at-UK-sites-full-approval-still-pending_71315.html
June 12, 2015
  The massive buildup of petrochemical capacity, based on shale gas, in North America is a long-term competitive threat to Europe’s chemical business, says Tom Crotty, group...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/IHS-aromatics-and-olefins-conference-Europe-must-develop-shale-to-combat-threat-from-US-petchems-says-Ineoss-Crotty_71136.html
June 12, 2015
Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) has announced today that it has expanded its product portfolio of two-dimensional (2D) materials to include some not based on carbon. The company says it will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Thomas-Swan-extends-portfolio-to-include-non-carbon-two-dimensional-materials_71228.html
June 11, 2015
Stolt-Nielsen and Golar LNG (Hamilton, Bermuda) say that they have formed a 50-50 joint venture to pursue opportunities in small-scale production and distribution of liquefied natural...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Stolt-Nielsen-forms-LNG-venture_71169.html
June 11, 2015
Versarien (Bristol, UK) on Thursday announced that its graphene development subsidiary, 2-DTech, has made a major advance in graphene platelet production, which the board believes will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Versarien-plans-to-commercialize-novel-graphene-manufacturing-technology_71163.html
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