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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
September 28, 2012
Cefic has confirmed CW's exclusive report that Kurt Bock, chairman of BASF, is Cefic's new president. Bock was elected Cefic president, with immediate effect, today at the Cefic annual...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Bock-Confirmed-as-President-of-Cefic-ICCA_46574.html
September 28, 2012
BP today confirmed CW’s earlier report that the company will sell its interests in purified terephthalic acid (PTA) production in Malaysia to Reliance Industries (Mumbai). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Reliance-to-Buy-BPs-PTA-Assets-in-Malaysia-for-$230-Million_46572.html
September 27, 2012
Ineos said on Wednesday that it has entered into a new agreement to source ethane from U.S. for import into Europe via Sunoco Logistics-operated Mariner East project. The company says...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-to-Import-Ethane-from-U-S-to-Feed-European-Crackers_46546.html
September 25, 2012
Sabic says it has signed a multiyear strategic agreement with the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, U.K.), to codevelop advanced technologies for innovative solutions. The agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Sabic-Signs-Research-Partnership-with-the-Univ-of-Cambridge_46497.html
September 21, 2012
Syngenta announced today that it is bidding to acquire Devgen (Ghent, Belgium), a global leader in hybrid rice and RNA interference (RNAi) technology. Syngenta says that the intended...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Syngenta-Bidding-to-Acquire-Devgen-for-&euro403-Million-_46422.html
September 12, 2012
Jacobs Engineering has been awarded a contract by Lotte Chemical UK, a subsidiary of KP Chemical (Seoul), to provide construction management services for a previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Jacobs-Awarded-Management-Contract-for-PET-Plant-in-U-K-_46184.html
September 11, 2012
Unipex Group (Paris) says its current owner, AXA Private Equity (Paris), has reached an agreement to sell 100% of its interest in Unipex, to the IK2007 Fund, advised by private equity...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Unipex-Group-Changes-Private-Equity-Hands_46162.html
September 4, 2012
Researchers at the University of Wolverhampton (West Midlands, U.K.) and the Society for General Microbiology (Reading, U.K.) say waste cooking-oil can be used as the starting material...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Research-Says-Cooking-Oil-Makes-Bioplastic-Production-Cheaper_46024.html
August 31, 2012
Technip (Paris) announced today the completion of a previously reported acquisition of Stone & Webster process technologies and associated oil and gas engineering capabilities from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Technip-Completes-Stone-and-Webster-Acquisition-Creates-New-Unit_45998.html
August 30, 2012
Israel Petrochemical Enterprises (Tel Aviv) has approved the sale of a 45% stake in its Avgol (Tel Aviv) subsidiary to private equity firm Ethemba Capital (London) for $106.8 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Israel-Petrochemical-Enterprises-Sells-Avgol-Subsidiary-to-Private-Equity-Firm_45966.html
August 28, 2012
BOC, a subsidiary of the Linde group, has won a €1.5-million ($1.88 million) contract from pharmaceuticals firm MSD, a unit of Merck, for the provision over the next 10 years of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BOC-Wins-10-year-Contract-to-Supply-Gases-to-MSD-in-Ireland_45857.html
August 15, 2012
Ensus (Yarm, U.K.) says it has decided to restart operations at its mothballed bioethanol plant at Wilton, U.K. late this month. The £300-million plant started up in February...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Europes-Largest-Biorefinery-to-Restart_45634.html
August 14, 2012
Cytec and luxury automaker Jaguar Land Rover (Coventry, UK) have entered into a collaboration agreement covering the development of composite materials for automobiles, Cytec says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Cytec-and-Land-Rover-Sign-Composites-Agreement_45620.html
August 10, 2012
Warwick Chemicals (Mostyn, U.K.) has agreed to acquire International Detergent Chemicals (IDC; Cork, Ireland) from Dubag Celtic Holding (Cork). The deal is expected to be completed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Warwick-to-Buy-Detergent-Chemical-Firm-in-Ireland_45550.html
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