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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
August 8, 2012
BP says it will establish a $100 million international research center, called the BP International Center for Advanced Materials (BP-ICAM). The center will lead research aimed at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BP-Invests-$100-Million-in-Research-Center-for-Advanced-Materials-in-U-K-_45498.html
August 7, 2012
Hopeiary cheers at the London Olympics. Dow Chemical’s sponsorship of the London 2012 summer Olympics includes Dow’s mascot, Hopeiary, which highlights efforts to improve...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Dows-Olympic-Mascot-Highlights-Green-Efforts_45363.html
August 7, 2012
Air Products announced today that it will build and operate the world's largest renewable energy plant in U.K., using advanced gasification energy-from-waste (EfW) technology. The Tees...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Air-Products-Builds-Worlds-Largest-Renewable-Energy-Plant-in-U-K-_45461.html
August 2, 2012
Elementis (London) says its sales in the first half of 2012 increased 1%, to $401.3 million compared with $396 million in the first half of 2011. Operating profits increased 12% in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Elementis-Reports-Strong-First-Half-Performance_45353.html
August 1, 2012
Accsys (Windsor, U.K.) says it has signed a not-legally binding comprehensive heads of terms with Ineos for a 50-50 joint venture that will develop and commercialize Accsys's Tricoya...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Accsys-to-Form-Wood-Technology-JV-with-Ineos_45319.html
July 31, 2012
BP reported a 90% year-on-year decline in second-quarter underlying profit before interest and taxes for the company's petrochemicals business, on a replacement cost basis, to $28...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BPs-Petchem-Profits-Plummet_45287.html
July 30, 2012
The European Commission has announced initial proposals to slow the pace at which carbon dioxide (CO2) emission permits are sold under the European Union's (EU) emissions trading...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/European-Commission-Proposes-Curb-on-CO2-Emissions-Auction_45258.html
July 25, 2012
Johnson Matthey has released a management statement saying that in the fiscal first quarter that began on April 1, 2012, the company's sales, excluding precious metals, increased 6%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Lower-Precious-Metal-Prices-Trim-Johnson-Mattheys-Earnings-Growth_45177.html
July 25, 2012
Ineos says that, "based on unaudited management information," the company's Ebitda was €308 million ($374.2 million) in the second quarter of 2012, down from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-Reports-Weaker-Ebitda-Citing-Inventory-Losses-and-Lower-Demand_45178.html
July 24, 2012
Croda (Snaith, U.K.) says sales in the second quarter of 2012 decreased almost 3% compared with the record result of the first quarter of 2012, but they remained at approximately...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Croda-Reports-Strong-Second-Quarter_45137.html
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