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May 19, 2015
Specialty chemicals producer Elementis (London) announced on Tuesday that its CEO, David Dutro, has expressed the desire to retire in 2016. Dutro has been with Elementis for 17 years...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Elementis-to-appoint-new-CEO_70491.html
May 19, 2015
Victrex (Thornton Cleveleys, UK), the leading global producer of the high-performance polymer polyetheretherketone (PEEK), on Tuesday announced its first-half year performance. Profit...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Victrex-reports-increase-in-revenue-and-profit-in-first-half_70487.html
May 18, 2015
Production of chemicals, excluding pharmaceuticals, increased 3.7% in the United Kingdom in 2014, according to the Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London). Addressing a press...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Chemicals-output-increases-in-UK_70019.html
May 18, 2015
UniBio (Odense, Denmark), a biotechnology firm specializing in animal feed technology, plans to list on London’s Alternative Investment Market this year, aiming to raise...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Danish-protein-from-natural-gas-firm-plans-IPO-in-London_70461.html
May 18, 2015
The United States has seen benzene derivative exports moving to Europe with cumene and cyclohexane this week, as operational issues in that region have left producers looking to cover...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/US-benzene-derivative-exports-move-to-EU-amid-production-issues_70450.html
May 14, 2015
Applied Graphene Materials (Redcar, UK) has announced positive preliminary findings following independent performance testing on base oils enhanced using graphene produced by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Applied-Graphene-reports-positive-trials-of-graphene-in-base-lube-oils_70398.html
May 12, 2015
Sabic Europe has restarted cyclohexane production at its 195,000-m.t./year unit at Teeside, UK after just over one week offline with technical difficulties. Meanwhile, there is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Sabic-restarts-cyclohexane-production-Cepsa-declares-force-majeure-on-phenol_70338.html
May 11, 2015
Sirius Minerals (London) plans to raise around $1 billion to build its UK potash mine if it receives planning permission from the North York Moors National Park Planning Authority in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Sirius-expects-decision-on-potash-plan-next-month-looking-to-raise-funds_70284.html
May 8, 2015
Sabic expects to know early next week when it will be able to restart production at its 195,000-m.t./year cyclohexane facility at Teeside, UK. The unit came off-line on 26 April with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Sabic-confirms-force-majeure-on-cyclohexane-at-Wilton-UK_70257.html
May 8, 2015
Sensient Technologies (Milwaukee) says that it has agreed to acquire the assets of Xennia Technology (Letchworth, UK), a manufacturer of specialty inks used in digital printing. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Sensient-acquires-UK-based-manufacturer-of-specialty-inks_70243.html
May 7, 2015
Ineos today announced that it has completed the previously announced deal to acquire at least a 50% interest in seven IGas (London) shale gas licenses in northwestern England. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-completes-purchase-of-key-IGas-shale-gas-assets-in-UK_70156.html
May 4, 2015
CatSci (Cardiff, UK), a catalysis company, has announced that it has been awarded two grants from Innovate UK, the United Kingdom’s innovation agency (formerly the Technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/CatSci-receives-two-grants-to-develop-industrial-biotech-processes_70054.html
May 4, 2015
AkzoNobel said today that it has finalized the €153-million ($170.4 million) divestment of its global paper chemicals business to Kemira. The deal was first announced in July...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/AkzoNobel-completes-divesting-paper-chemicals-business-to-Kemira_70053.html
April 30, 2015
Victrex (Thornton Cleveleys, UK), said on Wednesday that it has commissioned the first production stream of its £90-million ($138.8 million), third polyaryletherketone (PAEK)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Victrex-commissions-PAEK-plant_69968.html
April 30, 2015
Shell's chemical sales volumes declined 2% in the first quarter compared with the corresponding period of last year, to 4.19 million m.t., the company says. The decrease is mainly a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Shells-chemical-volumes-down-on-Moerdijk-outage_69967.html
April 30, 2015
Synthomer (Harlow, UK) today issued a trading update for the first quarter ended 31 March 2015. Trading in the first quarter has been in line with the board's expectations at the time...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Synthomer-provides-trading-update-plans-nitrile-capacity-hike_69963.html
April 29, 2015
Leaving the European Union could cost the UK economy €300 billion ($334.3 billion), slashing 14% off the country's GDP, or €4,850 per capita, according to a report published...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/UK-chemicals-would-be-hard-hit-by-EU-exit-Germany-think-tank_69927.html
April 29, 2015
Crude oil price swings in recent months, combined with a devalued euro, have created a volatile, but profitable marketplace for Europe’s petrochemical producers, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/IHS-Declining-oil-prices-devalued-euro-create-volatile-but-profitable-market-for-Europes-chemical-producers_69885.html
April 28, 2015
BP says that underlying replacement cost (RC) profit before interest and tax at the company's petrochemicals business soared in the first quarter to $17 million from $4 million in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BPs-petchem-profit-soars-on-lower-costs_69879.html
April 28, 2015
The United Steelworkers Union (USW) said on Monday that LyondellBasell Houston Refining has falsely declared an impasse in talks with the union for a new contract and illegally...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/USW-says-LyondellBasell-falsely-declared-an-impasse-in-labor-contract-talks_69857.html
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