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July 16, 2012
The European Commission says antitrust inspectors last week raided several companies that supply plastic pipes and fittings used in the sewage industry.  The commission, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/European-Commission-Inspectors-Raid-Plastic-Pipe-Suppliers_44903.html
July 12, 2012
Cereplast (El Segundo, CA) has signed a distribution agreement with Albis Plastic (Hamburg, Germany) to supply the U.K. and Ireland with its bioplastic resins. The company says the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Cereplast-Signs-Bioplastic-Resin-Distribution-Agreement-with-Albis-Plastic_44847.html
July 10, 2012
Sumitomo Chemical tells CW that Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo have awarded a contract to Petrofac (London) for their previously announced Rabigh II Project at Rabigh, Saudi Arabia. ...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Petrofac-Awarded-Contract-for-Rabigh-II-Project_44791.html
July 5, 2012
AFC Energy (Dunsfold, U.K.), the industrial fuel cell power company, and Industrial Chemicals (ICL; Grays, U.K.) announced today that they plan to install the U.K.’s largest fuel...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/U-K-Plans-Large-Fuel-Cell-Facility-Using-Hydrogen-from-Chlor-Alkali-Plant_44453.html
July 5, 2012
The recovery of the U.K.'s manufacturing sector would be damaged significantly by inadequate risk governance on the part of the manufacturer, an increasing number of insurance claim...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Corporate-Insurance-Study-U-K-Manufacturings-Recovery-Is-under-Threat_44477.html
July 5, 2012
Stolt-Nielsen says net and operating profits in the second quarter of 2012 increased 15% and 43% year over year, to $37.6 million and $32.7 million, respectively. Sales also went up 2%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Insurance-Gain-on-Lost-Ship-Boosts-Stolt-Nielsens-Second-Quarter-Profits_44654.html
July 4, 2012
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD; London) says it is stepping up its support for energy-efficiency programs in Central and Eastern Europe with a $150-million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/MOL-Receives-$150-Million-Loan-from-EBRD-to-Improve-Slovnafts-Energy-Efficiency_44643.html
July 3, 2012
Accsys (Windsor, U.K.) and Rhodia Acetow (Freiburg, Germany), a member of the Solvay group, say they have signed a license agreement for the production and sale of a high-performance...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Rhodia-Acetow-Signs-Wood-Technology-License-Agreement-with-Accsys_44615.html
June 28, 2012
Synthomer (Harlow, U.K.), a subsidiary of Yule Catto, says it is investing in a new technical center at Shanghai, which would cater for the Chinese market. The new investment...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Synthomer-Invests-in-Technical-Center-at-Shanghai_44533.html
June 27, 2012
The U.K.'s innovation agency, Technology Strategy Board, awarded £480,000 ($746,540) to a collaborative project of Teer Coatings (Droitwich, U.K.), Johnson Matthey (London), and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/The-U-K-Awards-£480k-to-Cluster-Beam-Technology-Collaborative-Project_44510.html
June 21, 2012
AkzoNobel says construction of a previously announced £100-million ($157 million) decorative paints manufacturing plant will start at a new site at Ashington, U.K. after a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/AkzoNobel-Holds-Groundbreaking-Ceremony-for-Paints-Plant-in-the-U-K-_44359.html
June 13, 2012
FMC Corp. says it has acquired natural colors producer Phytone (Burton-on-Trent, U.K.). The products and formulations of Phytone are used by customers in the food, beverage, personal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/FMC-Acquires-Natural-Colors-Company-in-the-U-K-_44128.html
June 7, 2012
Johnson Matthey says sales and underlying operating profits increased 20% and 23% in the year ended March 31, 2012, to £12.02 billion and £426 million, respectively...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Johnson-Matthey-Records-Strong-Financial-Performance_44025.html
June 6, 2012
EU chemicals production contracted 2% in first quarter 2012 compared with the same period in 2011, according to the latest Cefic Chemicals Trends Report. Monthly data for March 2012...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/EU-Chemicals-Production-Contracts-for-Second-Consecutive-Quarter_43965.html
June 3, 2012
BP said on Friday that it has received unsolicited indications of interest regarding the potential acquisition of its 50% shareholding in TNK-BP (Moscow). “In light of these...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BP-Intends-to-Exit-TNK-BP-Joint-Venture-in-Russia_43932.html
June 1, 2012
Huntsman says its performance products division has completed a previously announced expansion of its specialty amines manufacturing facility at Llanelli, U.K.  The expansion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Huntsman-Completes-Specialty-Amines-Expansion-in-the-U-K-_43905.html
May 31, 2012
H.B. Fuller will close five manufacturing plants in Europe during the next two years with the loss of about 100 jobs, raising its total number of announced job cuts to 370. The latest...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/H-B-Fuller-to-Close-Five-Plants-in-Europe-Following-Forbo-Acquisition_43841.html
May 25, 2012
The U.K. government, via its Technology Strategy Board (TSB), Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/U-K-Government-Plans-Investment-in-Synthetic-Biology-Applications_43720.html
May 18, 2012
The U.K. government plans to invest £60 million ($97 million) to support the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies in emerging markets. The move follows a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/U-K-Allocates-CCS-Funds_43604.html
May 18, 2012
Albemarle says it will exit the phosphorous flame retardants business, and will shut related capacity at its Avonmouth, UK and Nanjing, China sites. The affected business had annual...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Albemarle-to-Exit-Phosphorous-Flame-Retardants_43561.html
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