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November 17, 2014
Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB) today gave an update on plans announced on 28 July 2014 to demerge its pharmaceuticals business with a separate UK listing and detailed a proposed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Reckitt-Benckiser-details-demerger-of-pharma-new-unit-to-be-called-Indivior_65470.html
November 13, 2014
BP has extended the force majeure on acetic acid production at the company's Hull-Saltend site in the United Kingdom, through December, the company says. BP will, however, raise its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BP-extends-acetic-acid-force-majeure-at-UK-site-through-year-end_65357.html
November 13, 2014
Engineering & construction group AMEC (London) today announced the completion of the £5 billion ($7.9 billion) merger with Foster Wheeler, creating Amec Foster Wheeler...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/AMEC-and-Foster-Wheeler-combine-into-Amec-Foster-Wheeler_65355.html
November 13, 2014
Two new liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered sea vessels were launched on Teesside today. Operated by shipowner Anthony Veder, the new ships will carry liquefied ethylene gas from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/New-vessels-launched-to-ship-Sabics-ethylene-produced-in-the-UK_65311.html
November 12, 2014
Health-care firm Consort Medical (Hemel Hempstead, UK) says that it today completed the previously announced acquisition of Aesica Pharmaceuticals (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK) from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Consort-Medical-completes-acquisition-of-Aesica_65312.html
November 12, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has announced a public consultation on applications for authorization of trichloroethylene (TCE) under the European Union’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-alternatives-to-trichloroethylene-under-Reach_65317.html
November 7, 2014
Croda International today reported a 6.1% decline in third-quarter adjusted profit before tax, to £55.1 million ($87.3 million), on revenues down 3.3%, to £259.0 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Croda-reports-lower-third-quarter-profits-and-revenues_65213.html
November 5, 2014
AMEC (London) said today that it has extended its offer to acquire fellow engineering and construction firm Foster Wheeler until 12 November. The offer has been extended to provide...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/AMEC-extends-offer-to-buy-Foster-Wheeler-new-company-to-be-named-Amec-Foster-Wheeler_65132.html
November 5, 2014
Momfluorothrin and 5-chloro-2-methylisothiazol-3(2H)-one (CMIT) have been added to the registry of intentions (RoI) under the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) regulation...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Momfluorothrin-CMIT-added-to-registry-of-intentions-under-CLH_65136.html
November 5, 2014
Alent (Woking, UK), a supplier of highly engineered and customized specialty chemicals and materials, today announced the appointment of Andrew Heath as CEO. Heath, who replaces Steve...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Alent-appoints-new-CEO-issues-interim-report_65134.html
November 4, 2014
Murphy Oil (El Dorado, AR) said on Tuesday that Murco Petroleum, its wholly owned subsidiary, was unable to complete the sale of the Milford Haven refinery and terminal assets in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Klesch-pulls-out-of-UK-refinery-purchase-deal-leading-to-permanent-closure_65123.html
November 4, 2014
CRACKING US ETHANE: Grangemouth with Dragon shale gas carrier Ineos Olefins & Polymers Europe said today that it has reached an agreement with Evergas to order an additional two...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-orders-two-more-vessels-to-ship-US-ethane-to-its-European-crackers_65089.html
November 4, 2014
AstraZeneca today announced that MedImmune, its global biologics research and development arm, has entered into an agreement to acquire Definiens, a privately-held company that has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/AstraZeneca-to-strengthen-oncology-portfolio-with-acquisition-and-collaborations_65088.html
November 3, 2014
Vertellus Specialties (Indianapolis) has acquired Pentagon Chemicals (Halebank, UK), a maker of fine and specialty chemicals for the life science market, in a deal that closed on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Vertellus-acquires-UKs-Pentagon-Chemicals_65053.html
October 31, 2014
Chad Holliday, 66, former CEO of DuPont and former chairman of Bank of America, will become the first American chairman at Royal Dutch Shell, Shell said Thursday. Holliday, already a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Former-DuPont-CEO-Holliday-to-become-first-American-chairman-of-Royal-Dutch-Shell_65011.html
October 31, 2014
Specialty chemicals producer Elementis (London) in its interim management statement for the three months ended 30 September 2014 said it has demonstrated resilient performance in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Elementis-reports-resilient-third-quarter-performance-in-challenging-conditions_65013.html
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
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