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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
June 11, 2014
Johnson Matthey (London) reports a 24.9% rise in profits for the company’s fiscal year, ended 31 March, compared with the previous fiscal year, to £338.7 million ($566...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Johnson-Matthey-reports-rise-in-profits-and-sales_61571.html
June 10, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested testing proposals for four fatty acid derivatives under the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-fatty-acid-derivatives_61648.html
June 10, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started an open consultation on a harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposal for pirimicarb...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/ECHA-opens-CLH-consultation-on-pirimicarb_61647.html
June 5, 2014
The UK government has confirmed plans to change the country's trespass laws to allow shale oil and gas companies to drill under privately owned homes and land without the owners'...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/UK-government-plans-law-to-allow-fracking-firms-to-drill-under-homes_61586.html
June 5, 2014
After assessing of Ranbaxy Laboratories' (Gurgaon, India) active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facility at Toansa, India, European regulatory authorities say...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/European-regulatory-authorities-to-reinstate-GMP-certificate-for-Ranbaxys-API-plant-at-Toansa_61581.html
June 5, 2014
Output by the chemical industry in the United Kingdom could grow by up to 5% in 2014, says Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) economist Alan Eastwood. The figure is up from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/UK-output-growth-accelerates_61579.html
June 4, 2014
The Association of Petrochemicals Producers in Europe (APPE; Brussels) has changed its name to Petrochemicals Europe, Cefic announced today. The renaming reflects the current and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/APPE-changes-name-to-Petrochemicals-Europe_61548.html
June 3, 2014
England is to join the rest of the United Kingdom in introducing a compulsory charge on most plastic shopping bags. The proposal will be announced today in the Queen’s Speech to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/England-to-introduce-compulsory-charge-for-plastic-bags-in-most-shops_61536.html
June 3, 2014
Eastman Chemical says it has completed the acquisition of BP’s global aviation turbine oil business. The acquired business is expected to be accretive to 2014 earnings excluding...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Eastman-completes-acquisition-of-BPs-aviation-turbine-oil-business_61502.html
June 3, 2014
Evonik Industries says that the previously announced sale of Evonik’s global line of skin-care products for professionals, a business that the company bundles under the brand...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Evonik-completes-sale-of-skin-care-products-business-to-Deb-Group_61496.html
June 3, 2014
Chemoxy International (Middlesbrough, UK) will increase capacity at its Billingham, UK, site by more than 30% by building a new plant, the company announced. The expansion forms part...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/UK-contract-manufacturer-expands-solvents-capacity_61510.html
May 27, 2014
Pfizer confirmed today that its “informal” offer to acquire AstraZeneca for £69.4 billion (117 billion) has lapsed and that it was consequently withdrawing the offer...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Pfizer-walks-away-from-AstraZeneca-bid_61321.html
May 22, 2014
Ineos says that its compounds subsidiary and Doeflex Compounding (Swindon, UK) intend to combine their polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounding businesses. The proposed combination would...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-and-Doeflex-seek-to-combine-PVC-compounding-businesses_61218.html
May 22, 2014
AstraZeneca has rejected Pfizer's latest offer to buy AstraZeneca. Pfizer says its offer, which values AstraZeneca at £69 billion ($116 billion), is "final" and cannot...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/AstraZeneca-rejects-Pfizers-latest-offer_61131.html
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