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February 24, 2014
Iluka Resources (Perth, Australia) is acquiring an 18.3% stake in Metalysis (Rotherham, UK), a Cambridge University spin-off that is developing a low-cost titanium process, for A$22.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Iluka-acquires-stake-in-developer-of-low-cost-titanium-manufacturing-process_59038.html
February 21, 2014
Philip Law, director general designate of the British Plastic Federation (BPF; London), today announced that  a new management lineup for the organization will be put in place...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/British-Plastics-Federation-names-new-management_58871.html
February 17, 2014
Versalis (Milan), the chemicals subsidiary of Italy’s energy major ENI (Rome) will close its synthetic rubbers plant at Hythe, UK during this quarter, according to Paolo Scaroni...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Versalis-to-close-UK-plant-this-quarter-as-part-of-downsizing-of-petchems-portfolio_58853.html
February 17, 2014
Merck KGaA has extended the timeline of its recommended cash offer for AZ Electronic Materials until 1.00 pm (GMT) 28 February 2014, the company said on Friday. Merck on 6...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Merck-KGaA-again-extends-offer-period-for-AZ-Electronic-Materials_58849.html
February 14, 2014
M&A activity in the chemical sector during 2013 was to a large extent driven by shareholder activism and investments by hedge funds, which pushed many chemical companies to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Deloitte-Farm-chemicals-health-care-and-biobased-products-to-drive-M-and-A-activity-in-2014_58828.html
February 13, 2014
Ineos Europe today announced a new ethane purchase agreement with Consol Energy (Pittsburgh). The feedstock will be transported through the Mariner East infrastructure and imported by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-signs-agreement-to-buy-ethane-from-Consol-Energy-for-import-into-Europe_58799.html
February 13, 2014
Foster Wheeler (Zug, Switzerland), a leading engineering and construction firm, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with AMEC (London) under which AMEC will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/AMEC-to-acquire-Foster-Wheeler-for-$3-3-billion-creating-an-E-and-C-powerhouse_58794.html
February 12, 2014
Nedex (Istanbul), a producer of specialty chemicals, has received €10 million ($13.6 million) in European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD; London)  funding, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Turkish-firm-receives-&euro10-million-EBRD-loan_58767.html
February 12, 2014
Consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser (Slough, UK) today announced its quarterly and annual results and said that it is still reviewing the future of its pharmaceuticals business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Reckitt-Benckiser-continuing-to-review-pharma-options_58762.html
February 11, 2014
Johnson Matthey says that Den Jones will join the board of Johnson Matthey on 5 June, succeeding Robert MacLeod as group finance director. Johnson Matthey recently announced that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Johnson-Matthey-appoints-new-group-finance-director_58723.html
February 7, 2014
Haldor Topsøe (Lyngby, Denmark) says it has recently acquired an 18% stake in battery technology company Faradion (Sheffield, UK). Financial details of the deal were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Haldor-Topsøe-buys-stake-in-UK-based-battery-technology-firm_58653.html
February 6, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) today announced that as of 1 p.m. GMT on 5 February 2014 shareholders representing 56.48% of the share capital of AZ Electronic Materials (AZ) had...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Merck-KGaA-extends-offer-period-for-AZ-Electronic-Materials-receives-early-antitrust-clearance_58591.html
February 4, 2014
BP's petrochemicals business reports an underlying replacement cost (RC) profit before interest and taxes of $44 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, down slightly from $46 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BPs-petchem-profit-slips_58551.html
February 4, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested comments from interested parties on hazard classifications open for public consultation on two substances, tert-butyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/ECHA-requests-comments-on-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-for-t-butyl-hydroperoxide-thiacloprid_58540.html
February 4, 2014
Cuadrilla Resources (Lichfield, UK) has proposed locations for two new exploration sites in the Fylde, a coastal plain in the county of Lancashire, UK, as part of the company's work to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/New-shale-gas-exploration-sites-proposed-in-the-UK_58532.html
January 31, 2014
Gazprom Energy (Manchester, UK) has formed a new commercial partnership with Tata Chemicals Europe to support production at Tata’s combined heat and power (CHP) plant in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Tata-Chemicals-forms-energy-partnership-with-Gazprom-at-UK-soda-ash-facility_58459.html
January 30, 2014
Johnson Matthey today announced the appointment of its new CEO and reported the third-quarter results, covering 1 October 2013 through 29 January 2014. Robert MacLeod will succeed Neil...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Johnson-Matthey-appoints-new-CEO-reports-strong-quarterly-performance_58411.html
January 30, 2014
Shell today reported its fourth-quarter group results and new CEO Ben van Beurden, who until recently was in charge of chemicals, set priorities for the group. Chemical sales volumes...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Shells-chemical-volumes-decline-new-CEO-sets-group-agenda_58417.html
January 29, 2014
The polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market in Europe is balanced, with January demand better than expected for this time of year, according to IHS Chemical's latest Market Advisory...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/PVC-demand-in-Europe-beats-seasonal-expectations_58391.html
January 27, 2014
Plastics recycler MBA Polymers (Worksop, UK) has received "a new and significant" financial injection from its investors, the company has announced. Financial details have...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/UK-producer-of-recycled-polymers-receives-capital-injection_58328.html
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