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April 29, 2014
LyondellBasell reports first-quarter net income of $944 million, up 5% year-on-year on gains in Europe and Asia. Sales increased 4.4% YOY to $11.1 billion. Earnings of $1.72/share beat the consensus estimate of $1.71/share by a nose....
April 29, 2014
Arle Capital (London), a private equity firm spun out of Candover Investments (London) in 2010, is to acquire Innovia (Wigton, UK), a manufacturer of specialty films for labels...
April 28, 2014
Pfizer said today that it approached AstraZeneca on Saturday seeking to renew discussions, which could lead to the merger of the two companies. The news follows an initial approach by...
April 25, 2014
Establishing a shale gas industry in the United Kingdom would provide a huge boost to the UK economy, according to an official report, published today. Shale gas could create an...
April 24, 2014
Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) says it has signed an exclusive agreement to manufacture high-quality graphene products using a new process developed by researchers at Trinity College Dublin...
April 24, 2014
Elementis's (London) first-quarter sales volumes increased across most segments, the company announced today in an interim management statement. The company did not disclose profit or...
April 23, 2014
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) said today that ICL Fertilizers’ subsidiary, Cleveland Potash Ltd. (CPL), will expand its polyhalite mining capacity at its Boulby mine in...
April 22, 2014
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) today announced a major, three-part transaction with Novartis involving its consumer health-care, vaccines, and oncology businesses. GSK and Novartis, as part of...
April 22, 2014
UK press over the weekend said that Pfizer has made initial approaches to acquire AstraZeneca for £60 billion ($101 billion) in the world’s largest pharma acquisition. Both...
April 8, 2014
Western European demand for fiber-grade nylon chip improved in the first quarter of 2014, and volumes grew by 2–4% from the same period last year, according to IHS Chemical's...
April 7, 2014
Platinum NanoChem (Kuala Lumpur), a wholly owned subsidiary of Graphene NanoChem (Kuala Lumpur), has signed an agreement for a joint venture collaboration with Emery Advanced...
April 3, 2014
Stolt-Nielsen says its net profit for the first quarter of 2014 soared to $19 million from $1 million in the corresponding period of 2013, on revenue of $517 million, down from $519...
April 1, 2014
Euro Chlor's 9th Technology Conference and Exhibition, which kicked off in Madrid today, is reviewing numerous new processes and improvements in the chlor-alkali industry. The newest...
March 28, 2014
Output by the chemical industry in the United Kingdom will likely grow by about 2% in 2014, says Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) economist Alan Eastwood. Speaking at a...
March 28, 2014
Ineos’s plans, confirmed and detailed yesterday, to convert its Grangemouth, UK, olefins complex to consume cheap shale-based ethane feedstock imported from the United States...
March 28, 2014
Ineos today announced new milestones in its previously reported £300-million ($499.3 million) survival plan at the company’s Grangemouth complex, in the United Kingdom. The...
March 20, 2014
Solvay says it has decided to cease production of sodium percarbonate (SPC) products at Warrington, UK by the end of next month. The Warrington site will focus on extending its...
March 20, 2014
Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies (JM Davy) and Rennovia (Menlo Park, CA), a start-up developing catalytic processes to produce chemicals from renewable resources, announced today that...
March 20, 2014
Evonik Industries says it has signed an agreement on 19 March with the Deb Group (Denby, UK), to sell Evonik’s global line of skin-care products for professionals, a business...
March 19, 2014
The UK chemical industry has welcomed the UK government's decision, announced today, to freeze the country's carbon price floor—a carbon tax—at 2015 levels for the rest of...
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