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March 7, 2014
Jim Ratcliffe, chairman of Ineos, says that much of the European chemical industry could close within the next decade. In today's open letter to José Manuel Barroso, president...
March 6, 2014
Seafield Logistics (Worksop, UK) has established an operational base close to the docks at the port of Immingham, UK, to respond to an operational change at Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE...
March 5, 2014
Technip (Paris) says it has been awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract by Shell UK for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Scotland. The contract is for...
February 28, 2014
Specialty aqueous polymers producer Synthomer (Harlow, UK), formerly known as Yule Catto, reported a 5% decline in pretax profit for full-year 2013, to £90 million on sales also...
February 27, 2014
Potash development company Sirius Minerals announced today that it has proposed to replace a proposed mineral transport system (MTS) at its planned polyhalite potash project in...
February 25, 2014
Croda (Goole, UK) achieved £59 million ($98.2 million) in pretax profit for the fourth quarter of 2013, up 2.6% on the year-earlier period, the company announced today. Operating...
February 25, 2014
Elementis's (London) profit for full-year 2013 was up 6.4%, to $106.7 million, the company announced today. Pretax profit was $136 million, almost 2% higher than the $133.4 million...
February 24, 2014
Iluka Resources (Perth, Australia) is acquiring an 18.3% stake in Metalysis (Rotherham, UK), a Cambridge University spin-off that is developing a low-cost titanium process, for A$22.5...
February 21, 2014
Philip Law, director general designate of the British Plastic Federation (BPF; London), today announced that  a new management lineup for the organization will be put in place...
February 17, 2014
Versalis (Milan), the chemicals subsidiary of Italy’s energy major ENI (Rome) will close its synthetic rubbers plant at Hythe, UK during this quarter, according to Paolo Scaroni...
February 17, 2014
Merck KGaA has extended the timeline of its recommended cash offer for AZ Electronic Materials until 1.00 pm (GMT) 28 February 2014, the company said on Friday. Merck on 6...
February 14, 2014
M&A activity in the chemical sector during 2013 was to a large extent driven by shareholder activism and investments by hedge funds, which pushed many chemical companies to...
February 13, 2014
Ineos Europe today announced a new ethane purchase agreement with Consol Energy (Pittsburgh). The feedstock will be transported through the Mariner East infrastructure and imported by...
February 13, 2014
Foster Wheeler (Zug, Switzerland), a leading engineering and construction firm, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with AMEC (London) under which AMEC will...
February 12, 2014
Nedex (Istanbul), a producer of specialty chemicals, has received €10 million ($13.6 million) in European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD; London)  funding, the...
February 12, 2014
Consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser (Slough, UK) today announced its quarterly and annual results and said that it is still reviewing the future of its pharmaceuticals business...
February 11, 2014
Johnson Matthey says that Den Jones will join the board of Johnson Matthey on 5 June, succeeding Robert MacLeod as group finance director. Johnson Matthey recently announced that...
February 7, 2014
Haldor Topsøe (Lyngby, Denmark) says it has recently acquired an 18% stake in battery technology company Faradion (Sheffield, UK). Financial details of the deal were not...
February 6, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) today announced that as of 1 p.m. GMT on 5 February 2014 shareholders representing 56.48% of the share capital of AZ Electronic Materials (AZ) had...
February 4, 2014
BP's petrochemicals business reports an underlying replacement cost (RC) profit before interest and taxes of $44 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, down slightly from $46 million...
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