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April 15, 2013
The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Petrochem Carless (Leatherhead, UK) by Haltermann Holding (Hamburg). Haltermann has production at Hamburg and Speyer...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/EU-approves-Haltermanns-acquisition-of-Petrochem-Carless_51111.html
April 15, 2013
Cabot says it has completed a fumed silica expansion at its Barry, Wales, facility, part of a 3-year plan started in 2011 to increase Cabot’s global fumed metal oxide capacity by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Cabot-expands-fumed-silica-capacity_51124.html
April 15, 2013
The United Kingdom's decision to increase the portion of biofuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel to 5% will cost motorists a total of £460 million ($706 million) during...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/EU-renewable-energy-directive-will-likely-cost-UK-motorists-£460-million-in-2013-14_51177.html
April 15, 2013
Barentz Group (Hoofddorp, Netherlands) has acquired an undisclosed equity stake in NK Chemicals (NKC; Wakefield, UK) with the aim of strengthening the activities of each company in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Barentz-takes-stake-in-lanolin-distributor-NK-Chemicals_51172.html
April 11, 2013
Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE; Northwich, UK), a subsidiary of Tata Chemicals (Mumbai), has been fined £100,000 ($153,000) after it pleaded guilty to charges brought by the Health...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Tata-Chemicals-Europe-fined-£100000-following-health-and-safety-breaches-in-2010_51073.html
April 5, 2013
Ensus (Yarm, UK) has temporarily closed its Wilton, UK, bioethanol production facility, the company has announced. The closure of the site, which has production capacity for 400...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ensus-idles-UK-bioethanol-plant-until-market-conditions-improve_50965.html
April 4, 2013
Stolt-Nielsen posted a fall in net profits for the first quarter of 2013 to $1.5 million from $8 million in the corresponding quarter of 2012, on sales of $519.4 million, up from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Stolt-Nielsen-reports-lower-first-quarter-net-profits_50945.html
March 28, 2013
Perstorp and Johnson Matthey say that Johnson Matthey has acquired Perstorp’s formaldehyde technology and catalyst business, Formox (Perstorp, Sweden), for 1.05 billion Swedish...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Johnson-Matthey-acquires-Perstorps-formaldehyde-technology-and-catalyst-business_50783.html
March 27, 2013
BASF says it will combine its water solutions, oil field solutions, and mining solutions businesses, effective 1 April, to create a new global business unit. The restructuring involves...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BASF-merges-water-oil-field-and-mining-businesses-cuts-215-jobs_50764.html
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
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