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July 23, 2014
Johnson Matthey says it made progress in the first quarter of 2014/15, covering 1 April–30 June, in the face of headwinds from the effect of foreign currency translation and the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Johnson-Matthey-reports-lower-profits-flat-sales_62652.html
July 22, 2014
Croda today reported lower second-quarter sales and earnings on weak consumer demand in Europe. Sales were down 5.8%, to £263.4 million ($449.6 million), while adjusted operating...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Crodas-sales-and-earnings-down-unlikely-to-match-last-years-pretax-profit_62628.html
July 18, 2014
The boards of AbbVie (North Chicago, IL) and Shire (Dublin) announced today that they have reached agreement for AbbVie to acquire Shire for approximately £32 billion ($54.7...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/AbbVie-to-acquire-Shire-for-$55-billion_62587.html
July 17, 2014
BP Chemicals Ltd. (BPCL), a BP subsidiary, has lifted the force majeure at the company's 154,000-m.t./year acetic anhydride plant at Saltend, near Hull, UK, the company confirmed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BP-lifts-force-majeure-at-UK-acetic-anhydride-plant_62511.html
July 17, 2014
GTS Chemical Holding, a specialty chemicals producer and the largest manufacturer of ammonium sulfite in China, today announced its intention to proceed with a fundraising and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Chinese-specialty-chemicals-firm-plans-to-list-in-London_62506.html
July 17, 2014
Ineos O&P UK has received notification from the UK government that its application for an infrastructure loan guarantee has been successful, the company announced today. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-receives-loan-guarantee-paving-way-for-new-ethane-import-terminal-at-Grangemouth_62504.html
July 14, 2014
Kyowa Hakko Kirin’s (KHK; Tokyo) subsidiary ProStrakan Group (Galashiels, UK) has agreed with Novo to purchase the entire share capital of Archimedes Pharma (Reading, UK) for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Kyowa-Hakko-Kirin-subsidiary-to-acquire-Archimedes-Pharma_62434.html
July 10, 2014
Worldwide demand for soda ash will increase almost 34% during the next decade thanks to the recovering construction and automotive industries, according to The IHS Chemical World...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/IHS-Chemical-Soda-ash-demand-to-grow-34-percent-in-next-decade-driven-by-construction-automotive-industries_62392.html
July 10, 2014
The European Commission announced on Wednesday that it has imposed fines totaling €427.7 million ($582.8 million) on the French pharmaceutical company Servier and five producers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/EU-fines-six-pharma-firms-for-curbing-entry-of-cheaper-generic-drugs_62391.html
July 8, 2014
Sirius Minerals (London), which is developing a project in the United Kingdom to mine polyhalite, says it plans to submit a new planning application for its potash mine to the North...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Sirius-Minerals-to-submit-new-planning-application-for-UK-potash-mine_62341.html
July 4, 2014
Omya and Arkema today announced an agreement under which Omya will market Arkema's plastic additives range for various polymer markets, including impact modifier and processing aid...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Arkema-and-Omya-enter-plastic-additives-distribution-agreement-in-Europe_62257.html
July 2, 2014
The committees for risk assessment (RAC) and socioeconomic (SEAC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) have adopted opinions on applications for authorization of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/ECHA-approves-specific-uses-of-DEHP-DBP-under-Reach_62214.html
July 2, 2014
Synthomer (Harlow, UK), formerly Yule Catto, says that Adrian Whitfield, group CEO, will step down after eight years with the company. Whitfield will remain CEO and on the board until...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Synthomer-CEO-to-step-down-company-looking-for-successor_62212.html
June 26, 2014
Several companies have appealed against a decision taken by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) on C14-C17 chloro alkanes (medium-chain chlorinated paraffins, MCCP), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Companies-appeal-ECHA-decision-on-medium-chain-chlorinated-alkanes_62083.html
June 26, 2014
Ineos and Solvay say that they have signed a definitive agreement to create their previously announced chlorvinyls joint venture, and that they will name the jv Inovyn. The jv is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-Solvay-sign-agreement-for-chlorvinyls-JV-to-be-named-Inovyn_62042.html
June 24, 2014
Croda (Goole, UK) says its full-year pretax profits will be below the £251.4 million ($426.9 million) it posted in 2013. Croda cites the stronger UK currency. "For...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Croda-says-strength-of-UK-currency-will-dent-full-year-profits_62003.html
June 20, 2014
BP Chemicals Ltd. (BPCL), a BP subsidiary, confirms that it declared force majeure yesterday to customers of the company’s acetic anhydride plant at Saltend, near Hull, UK...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BP-declares-force-majeure-on-acetic-anhydride-from-UK-plant_61951.html
June 18, 2014
Croda (Goole, UK) says that its CFO Sean Christie will step down in April 2015, after nine years at the company. Croda's sales tripled, to more than £1 billion/year, during this...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Croda-CFO-steps-down_61908.html
June 16, 2014
Ineos, the world’s fourth-largest chemical company by sales, is asking the UK government to make it a criminal offence for trade unions to use intimidation and bullying tactics...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-calls-for-extreme-union-activity-to-be-criminalized-following-Grangemouth-dispute_61821.html
June 16, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on potential candidates for substitution for triclosan and medetomidine under the scope of the biocidal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-potential-candidates-for-substitution-for-triclosan-medetomidine_61833.html
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