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December 1, 2011
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok), says it has completed a previously announced deal to acquire Wellman International (Mullagh, Ireland) from industrial holding company Aurelius (Munich)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Indorama-Completes-Deal-to-Acquire-Wellman-International_39423.html
November 29, 2011
The U.K. government says it will provide a reported £250 million ($390 million) in tax relief and compensation to energy intensive companies faced with higher costs from its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/U-K-Government-Offers-Industry-Relief-on-Energy-Costs-and-R-and-D-update-2_39380.html
November 28, 2011
Indian Oil Corp. (IOC; New Delhi) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with BP to explore the potential for establishing a 50-50 joint venture to build a 1-million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BP-Indian-Oil-JV-to-Build-Acetic-Acid-Plant-in-India_39352.html
November 23, 2011
Johnson Matthey, in the first half ended September 30, 2011, reported a 23% increase in underlying operating profit to £214.7 million ($335.7 million) on 29% higher sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Johnson-Matthey-Reports-Rise-in-Profits-Despite-Higher-Rare-Earth-Prices_39261.html
November 16, 2011
Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Thales have joined the Environmental Materials Information Technology (EMIT) Consortium, a group which shares information on sustainable materials. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Boeing-Lockheed-Martin-and-Thales-Join-Environmental-Materials-Technology-Consortium_39051.html
October 25, 2011
Great Lakes Solutions, the flame retardants and brominated products business of Chemtura, says it has acquired CC Crump (Deeside, U.K.) in order to support and strengthen its bromine...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Chemturas-Great-Lakes-Solutions-Boosts-Bromine-ISO-Fleet_38524.html
October 19, 2011
Warwick Chemicals (Mostyn, U.K.), a specialty chemicals producer focused on the manufacture of bleach activators, is investing £10.7 million ($16.6 million) to enhance...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Warwick-Invests-$17-Million-to-Enhance-Bleach-Activator-Production_38157.html
October 18, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, DuPont has put Teijin Films, its polyester-film joint venture, and a power-based coatings unit, up for sale, according to a report in Bloomberg. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Oct-10-14_38378.html
October 7, 2011
Researchers from the U.K. Universities of Durham (Durham) and Leeds (Leeds) have developed a model that can be used as a high tech recipe book for making the perfect plastic for a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/U-K-Researchers-Take-out-Trial-and-Error-of-Developing-Novel-Plastic-Compounds_38160.html
October 7, 2011
Lotte Chemical U.K., a subsidiary of the Honam (Seoul) group, will invest in excess of £60 million ($92.7 million) to build an additional polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Lotte-Chemical-to-Build-Large-PET-Plant-in-the-U-K-_38063.html
September 26, 2011
U.K. groups the Royal Society of Chemistry North West Trust (RSC NW Trust), the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre (Widnes) and a company named Chemistry with Cabbage have published a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Education-Chemistry-with-your-Cabbage_37843.html
September 23, 2011
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says it has doubled caprolactone production capacity at its Warrington, U.K. facility. Terms were not disclosed. Caprolactones are used in a range of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Perstorp-Completes-Caprolactone-Expansion_37767.html
September 22, 2011
SAFC, the custom fine chemical manufacturing arm of Sigma-Aldrich Corp., is targeting sales from organic growth of $1 billion/year in the next four years. SAFC generated sales in 2010...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Fine-Chemicals-SAFC-Targets-$1-Billion-Sales-Boosts-its-Offering-with-video_37621.html
September 22, 2011
Sabic is considering investment opportunities in the U.K., CEO Mohamed Al Mady says. Al Mady was speaking during a visit to Sabic's Riyadh headquarters this week by a high-level U.K...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Sabic-Eyes-Investments-in-the-U-K-_37737.html
September 21, 2011
Carbon emissions reporting practices in the global materials sector, which includes chemicals, are about in line with norms across industry, according to a new report by the Carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Materials-Sector-Carbon-Disclosure-Practices-Near-Global-Norms_37731.html
September 2, 2011
Brenntag has acquired Multisol Group Ltd. (Nantwich, U.K.), the holding company of the Multisol Group, a distributor of specialty chemicals, from Multisol's management and other...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Brenntag-Acquires-U-K-Based-Specialties-Distributor_37347.html
September 2, 2011
Lonza says it has signed a non-exclusive license agreement with biotechnology company Oxford BioTherapeutics (OBT; Abingdon, U.K.) that will provide OBT with access to Lonza’s GS...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Oxford-BioTherapeutics-Licenses-Lonzas-GS-Gene-Expression-System_37341.html
August 31, 2011
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) says it will further expand capacity to produce Caplock flavor encapsulants at Haverhill, U.K. The company says it has recently invested...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/IFF-Expands-at-Haverhill_37299.html
August 30, 2011
A high-level delegation from the Indian chemical industry is visiting northeastern England, to learn more about the investment potential of the region's process industry. Ten member...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/High-Level-Indian-Industry-Delegation-Visits-Northeastern-England_37259.html
August 22, 2011
The U.K. fertilizer industry is benefiting from high international prices for all types of fertilizer, boosted by soaring agricultural demand particularly in emerging markets. Potash forms an important part of the U.K. fertilizer sector, based on high-quality deposits in the northeast of England, and this segment is poised to grow. Cleveland Potash (Saltburn by the Sea), the U.K.’s only potash miner, is planning to expand and the company could be joined soon by a second player, Sirius Minerals (London). Each firm is targeting mainly polyhalite, a mineral salt that is a valuable source of potassium sulfate (K2SO4) and can be used as a specialty fertilizer. Polyhalite trades at a premium to conventional potash or potassium chloride (KCl). The U.K. government has identified the establishment of a polyhalite mining industry as a potential creator of wealth and jobs, and it is providing financial support to the Cleveland Potash initiative....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/U-K-Focus-Boom-Time-for-Potash_36922.html
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