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March 27, 2013
The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Petrochem Carless (Leatherhead, UK) by Haltermann Holding (Hamburg). The commission says its investigation...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/European-Commission-approves-Haltermanns-acquisition-of-Petrochem-Carless_50762.html
March 26, 2013
“I think, from an Ineos point of view, we’ll look at whether we can underpin any of our assets in Europe with cheap feedstocks in one form or another from the United States," says Jim Ratcliffe, chairman of Ineos....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/AFPM-IPC-Ineos-shifting-resources-to-US-Ratcliffe_50731.html
March 21, 2013
The UK chemical industry has welcomed a package of measures announced by the UK government to boost the country's fledgling shale gas industry. UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/UK-chemical-industry-welcomes-government-boost-to-shale-gas-development_50667.html
March 18, 2013
Italmatch Chemicals (Genoa, Italy), a producer of phosphorus derivatives and specialty additives for plastics, lubricants, and water management, has acquired the Dequest phosphonates...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Italmatch-buys-Thermphoss-Dequest-and-phosphorus-chlorides-businesses_50577.html
March 18, 2013
Synthomer (Harlow, UK), formerly known as Yule Catto, reported a 2% rise in full-year 2012 profit before tax, to £98.1 million ($148.2 million), on 12.4% lower sales, of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Synthomer-reports-flat-profits-on-lower-sales-nearing-completion-of-restructuring-in-Europe_50587.html
March 13, 2013
BASF and Shell Brazil have agreed to a payout plan to compensate some former workers of a Paulinia, São Paulo, chemical production site allegedly exposed to chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Reports-BASF-and-Shell-agree-to-payout-in-Brazil-contamination-case_50441.html
March 7, 2013
Tata Chemicals Europe (Northwich, UK) has awarded Seafield Logistics (Worksop, UK) a three-year contract under which Seafield will be responsible for all of Tata Chemicals Europe's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Tata-Chemicals-Europe-awards-three-year-logistics-contract-to-UK-firm_50320.html
February 26, 2013
Croda reports an increase of 5.1% in operating profit during the fourth quarter of 2012, to £61.9 million ($81.75 million). Sales rose by 2.2%, to £240.1 million, over the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Crodas-fourth-quarter-profit-rises-to-5-1-percent-despite-European-economic-backdrop_50071.html
February 26, 2013
Elementis (London) generated $107.1 million in net profit during 2012, a drop of almost 14% on 2011, the company reported today. The company's operating profit nevertheless grew 5%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Elementiss-profit-drops-14-percent-despite-stable-sales_50063.html
February 25, 2013
BHP Billiton says that CEO Marius Kloppers will retire on 10 May 2013 and that Andrew Mackenzie, currently BHP’s chief executive for non-ferrous operations, will succeed him....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BHP-Billiton-names-former-BP-Chemical-executive-as-next-CEO_49960.html
February 22, 2013
Oversupply and sluggish demand will continue to impact the price of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) in Europe throughout 2013 with changes mostly dictated by feedstock prices, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/European-ABS-prices-likely-to-remain-stagnant-during-2013-due-to-poor-demand-oversupply_49993.html
February 21, 2013
Ineos has announced that, following an internal asset review, it will restructure its chlor-vinyls business to address overcapacity in chlorine, vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-restructures-chlor-vinyls-business-including-plant-closures_49114.html
February 18, 2013
Sirius Minerals (London) has signed a marketing agreement with Keytrade (Thalwil, Switzerland) for the marketing and distribution of  up to 1.75 million m.t./year of polyhalite...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Sirius-Minerals-and-Keytrade-sign-marketing-agreement-for-UK-potash-project_49927.html
February 12, 2013
The United Kingdom's chemical and pharmaceutical sector remains optimistic of achieving improved sales volumes during 2013, according to the latest quarterly survey from the Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/UK-chemical-industry-survey-shows-optimism_49767.html
February 6, 2013
Shell Chemicals has made a final investment decision to upgrade its Jurong Island, Singapore, polyols facility, the company announced today. The investment is expected to increase...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Shell-to-expand-polyols-capacity-in-Singapore_49568.html
February 5, 2013
BP’s petrochemical activities delivered an underlying replacement cost (RC) profit before interest and taxes of $46 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, a 48% drop on the same...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BPs-petrochemical-operations-report-a-48-percent-drop-in-earnings_49571.html
February 1, 2013
Stolt-Nielsen posted unaudited results for its fiscal fourth quarter, ended 30 November 2012, showing net profit attributable to shareholders of $18.2 million, down from $22.2 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Stolt-Nielsen-reports-lower-quarterly-net-profits-sales_49504.html
February 1, 2013
Royal Dutch Shell's fourth-quarter chemical earnings, on a current cost of supplies (CCS) basis, were down 45% year-on-year, to $209 million from the $380 million reported in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Shells-fourth-quarter-chemical-earnings-down-45-percent_49503.html
January 31, 2013
Sirius Minerals (London), a potash exploration and development company, has submitted application documents for the onshore mining and mine access infrastructure of its previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Sirius-Minerals-submits-application-for-UK-potash-project_49473.html
January 30, 2013
Oxis Energy (Abingdon, UK) and GP Batteries International (Singapore) today announced a joint manufacturing agreement to accelerate the commercialization of Oxis’s proprietary...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Oxis-Energy-and-GP-Batteries-to-commercialize-breakthrough-Li-S-battery-systems_49432.html
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