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November 28, 2012
Royal Dutch Shell has appointed Graham van’t Hoff as executive v.p./chemicals, effective 1 January 2013, CW has learned. He succeeds Ben van Beurden, who becomes Shell’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Graham-vant-Hoff-succeeds-Ben-van-Beurden-as-executive-v-p-chemicals-at-Shell_47965.html
November 27, 2012
Shareholders of Cookson Group (London) have approved the company's previously announced plans to separate its performance materials division from its engineered ceramics and precious...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Cookson-to-demerge-performance-materials-division-creating-a-new-specialty-chemicals-company_47955.html
November 27, 2012
The European Investment Bank (EIB; Luxembourg) has agreed to lend £100 million ($160.3 million) to Johnson Matthey, to finance the company's specialist research into emission...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/European-Investment-Bank-to-help-finance-Johnson-Mattheys-carbon-emissions-research_47943.html
November 22, 2012
The fine chemicals division of Johnson Matthey recorded a 2.8% fall in sales in the fiscal first half ended 30 September 2012, compared with the corresponding period of the previous...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Johnson-Mattheys-fine-chemicals-division-reports-rise-in-operating-profits_47902.html
November 14, 2012
Moody’s has downgraded its credit outlook for the chemical industry in North America, as well as Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), the ratings service says. The outlook...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Moodys-downgrades-chemical-industry-credit-outlook_47711.html
November 8, 2012
Yule Catto (Harlow, UK) says its board of directors will seek shareholder approval to change the company's name to Synthomer, at a one-off general meeting to be held on 4 December...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Yule-Catto-to-change-its-name-to-Synthomer_47532.html
November 1, 2012
Croda International (Snaith, UK) says it has agreed to sell its Italian business to an undisclosed private company, based in Italy, "for a consideration equivalent to the working...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Croda-to-divest-Italian-business-posts-higher-profits_47401.html
October 31, 2012
BP's petrochemicals business posted an underlying replacement cost loss before interest and taxes of $20 million in the third quarter of 2012, compared with a profit of $235 million in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BPs-petrochemicals-business-swings-to-loss_47370.html
October 24, 2012
Marks & Spencer (M&S; London), a leading retail company, has published a new set of commitments related to the safe use of chemicals in textile production, with the aim of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Marks-and-Spencer-to-eliminate-hazardous-chemicals-from-its-clothing-products-by-2020_47189.html
October 23, 2012
Ineos says that, "based on unaudited management information," the company's Ebitda increased 16% in the third quarter of 2012, to €432 million ($560 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Strong-performance-in-North-America-drives-increase-in-Ineoss-Ebitda_47148.html
October 23, 2012
Two NGOs, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB; Brussels) and ClientEarth (London), have jointly released a report in which they accuse the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/European-NGOs-accuse-ECHA-of-failing-to-enforce-Reach-regulation_47144.html
October 23, 2012
Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) says its new R&D facility for existing and new products, at The Heath (Runcorn, UK) business and technical park, has become fully operational. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Mexichem-completes-R-and-D-facility-in-the-UK_47141.html
October 15, 2012
Competition Commission (London), the UK's competition regulator, has provisionally ruled against AkzoNobel's previously announced acquisition of the shares it does not own in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/UK-competition-regulator-provisionally-rules-against-AkzoNobel-coatings-acquisition_46985.html
October 15, 2012
Aesica Pharmaceuticals (Newcastle, UK), a provider of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), formulations, and custom synthesis, says that it plans to triple annual revenues from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/CPhI-Aesica-to-triple-API-sales-in-three-years-to-acquire-assets-in-North-America-and-India-next-year_46883.html
October 11, 2012
Chemists at Queen's University Belfast (Belfast, UK) say they have devised a novel, environmentally friendly technique for the rapid production of metal-organic frameworks (MOF)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/UK-university-develops-environmentally-friendly-MOF-production-method_46878.html
October 10, 2012
Royal Dutch Shell has appointed Ben van Beurden, currently executive v.p./chemicals, as Shell's downstream director, effective 1 January 2013. Van Beurden will become a member of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ben-van-Beurden-to-join-Shells-executive-committee-as-downstream-director_46850.html
October 8, 2012
IneosTechnologies and Accsys Technologies (Windsor, UK) said today that they have formed an equally owned joint venture to develop and commercialize Tricoya technology worldwide. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-and-Accys-Technologies-sign-joint-venture-agreement-to-commercialize-Tiricoya-fiberboard-technology_46790.html
October 4, 2012
BASF announced today that it is restructuring its construction chemicals business in Europe due to the declining markets, particularly in Southern Europe and in the UK. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BASF-to-restructure-construction-chemicals-in-Europe-divestments-and-redundancies-planned_46705.html
October 4, 2012
Victrex Polymer Solutions (Thornton Cleveleys, UK), a subsidiary of Victrex Plc, today announced a major expansion in polyaryletherketones (PAEK) capacity by early 2015. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Victrex-to-build-polyaryletherketones-plant-in-the-UK_46697.html
October 4, 2012
Stolt-Nielsen says unaudited net and operating profits in the company's fiscal third quarter, ended 31 August 2012, decreased 70% and 23% year over year, to $6.7 million and $31.7...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Stolt-Nielsen-reports-weakened-third-quarter-results_46704.html
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