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May 7, 2013
Ineos and Solvay have confirmed CW’s exclusive report that they are in the process of forming a leading vinyls joint venture. The companies announced today that they have...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-and-Solvay-confirm-plans-for-vinyls-JV-Solvay-to-exit-business-in-the-future_51801.html
May 3, 2013
Private equity firm Sun Capital (Boca Raton, FL) says it will combine five of the packaging companies its owns under its Exopack Holdings (Spartanburg, SC) investment. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Sun-Capital-to-combine-packaging-investments-under-Exopack_51745.html
May 2, 2013
Shell's chemicals earnings were up 13% year-over-year during the first quarter to €555 million ($731.7 million) on a current cost of supply basis, the company announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Shells-earnings-from-petchem-activities-up-over-13-percent_51668.html
April 30, 2013
Mexichem Fluor, a Mexichem subsidiary; and AGC Chemicals Europe (Thornton Cleveleys, UK), a wholly owned subsidiary of Asahi Glass (Tokyo) have completed a multimillion-pound...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Mexichem-Asahi-Glass-JV-completes-R-22-plant-in-UK_51597.html
April 30, 2013
CW has learned that Ineos is at an advanced stage of discussions with an unnamed party to transfer the Kerling chlor-vinyls business into a joint venture, which would become one of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-to-hive-off-vinyls-into-joint-venture-Rafnes-cracker-to-stay-with-Ineos_51595.html
April 30, 2013
BP's petrochemicals business, including lubricants, delivered an underlying replacement cost (RC) profit before interest and taxes of $404 million in the first quarter of this year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BPs-first-quarter-petchem-profits-fall-7-5-percent_51590.html
April 29, 2013
KMG Chemicals has agreed to acquire OM Group’s electronic chemicals business in a $60-million deal, the company says. The business, known within OM Group as ultrapure chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/KMG-to-acquire-OM-Groups-electronic-chemicals-business_51564.html
April 29, 2013
VinylPlus, the European polyvinyl chloride (PVC) industry's sustainable development program, recorded 362,076 m.t. of PVC recycled last year, keeping it on track to meet the challenge...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/VinylPlus-on-track-to-meet-2020-PVC-recycling-targets_51551.html
April 25, 2013
Elementis's (London) first-quarter sales volumes increased across most segments, the company announced today in an interim management statement. Specialty products sales volumes during...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Elementiss-first-quarter-sales-volumes-increase-across-most-segments_51455.html
April 25, 2013
Researchers from the University of Exeter,UK, have developed a method to produce biodiesel from E. coli bacteria, the university announced. The technology, which is still being...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/UK-researchers-develop-technology-to-produce-biodiesel-using-bacteria_51438.html
April 25, 2013
Croda (Goole, UK) posted a £65.1-million ($99.3 million) pretax profit during the first quarter of the year, up 6.5% from the same quarter in 2012, when it recorded £61.1...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Crodas-first-quarter-pretax-profit-jumps-up-6-5-percent_51436.html
April 23, 2013
Dow Chemical's plastic additive production site near Grangemouth, UK, has been put up for sale, according to a report in local newspaper, The Falkirk Herald, published today. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Report-Dows-plastic-additives-production-site-at-Grangemouth-up-for-sale_51369.html
April 23, 2013
Ethiopian Potash Corp. (EPC; Toronto) and AIM-listed Premier African Minerals (London) have signed a definitive contract for the sale of Premier's G&B African Resources Mali...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ethiopian-Potash-acquires-exploration-authorization-rights-in-Mali_51356.html
April 19, 2013
TMO Renewables (Guildford, UK) and sugar producer Usina Santa Maria (Medeiros Neto, Brazil) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form a joint venture to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/UK-Brazil-JV-to-produce-bioethanol-from-bagasse_51305.html
April 18, 2013
Sabic Europe (Sittard, Netherlands) has announced a major restructuring of its operations, resulting in 1,050 job cuts. Sabic employees represent two-thirds of the cuts announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Sabic-restructures-European-operations-cuts-more-than-1000-jobs_51273.html
April 16, 2013
Haltermann Holding (Hamburg) has completed the acquisition of Petrochem Carless (Leatherhead, UK) for an undisclosed amount. Completion of the deal was confirmed today by private...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Haltermann-completes-purchase-of-Petrochem-Carless_51210.html
April 15, 2013
The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Petrochem Carless (Leatherhead, UK) by Haltermann Holding (Hamburg). Haltermann has production at Hamburg and Speyer...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/EU-approves-Haltermanns-acquisition-of-Petrochem-Carless_51111.html
April 15, 2013
Cabot says it has completed a fumed silica expansion at its Barry, Wales, facility, part of a 3-year plan started in 2011 to increase Cabot’s global fumed metal oxide capacity by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Cabot-expands-fumed-silica-capacity_51124.html
April 15, 2013
The United Kingdom's decision to increase the portion of biofuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel to 5% will cost motorists a total of £460 million ($706 million) during...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/EU-renewable-energy-directive-will-likely-cost-UK-motorists-£460-million-in-2013-14_51177.html
April 15, 2013
Barentz Group (Hoofddorp, Netherlands) has acquired an undisclosed equity stake in NK Chemicals (NKC; Wakefield, UK) with the aim of strengthening the activities of each company in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Barentz-takes-stake-in-lanolin-distributor-NK-Chemicals_51172.html
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