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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
August 22, 2011
The U.K. specialty chemicals industry, which has estimated annual sales totaling £11 billion-£12 billion ($18 billion-$20 billion), has performed well in the past year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/U-K-Focus-Specialty-Chemical-Makers-Show-Resilience-in-Tough-Conditions_36921.html
August 22, 2011
Van’t hoff: Major presence in the U.K. Production capacity for basic petrochemicals has contracted significantly in the U.K. during the past 20 years and some of the remaining...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/U-K-Focus-Petchem-Industry-Continues-to-Contract-but-New-Owners-May-Invest_36920.html
August 22, 2011
Opening the door to innovation: AkzoNobel will develop next-generation coatings at Felling. Innovation is booming in the U.K. chemical industry. The launch in recent years of a series...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/U-K-Focus-Industry-Benefits-from-Innovation-Boost_36919.html
August 22, 2011
Elliott: Top of the productivity league. The £60-billion/year ($97.6 billion) chemical industry forms an essential part of the U.K. economy, creating £10.5 billion in value...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/U-K-Focus-Thriving-on-Exports_36918.html
August 17, 2011
Odfjell says it has formed a 50-50 joint venture with Euroceanica (London) to manage all of the companies' chemical tankers operating in the European short-sea market. The jv combines...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Odfjell-Forms-JV-for-European-Tanker-Fleet-Swings-to-Profit_36929.html
August 17, 2011
Dow Chemical in the past few days unveiled plans to wrap the London 2012 Olympic athletics stadium in material. The wrap will be comprised of 336 panels each 25 meters tall by 2.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Dow-Olympic-Wrap-Shrouded-in-Criticism-too-Much-Looking-Back-or-Not-Enough-Looking-Forward-update_36770.html
August 8, 2011
Steve Elliott, CEO of industry body the Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London), has welcomed the U.K. government’s paper on plans for transitioning to a green economy. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/U-K-Industry-Welcomes-Sustainability-Discussion-Plans-Still-Harbors-Concerns_36767.html
August 4, 2011
Dow Chemical, previously disclosed as an official partner to the Olympic games, says it will showcase an array of its products at the London Olympic games in the summer of 2012...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Dow-Chemical-to-Wrap-London-Olympic-Stadium_36625.html
August 3, 2011
Croda has named Steve Foots as its CEO, effective January 1, 2012. Foots is currently president/Croda Europe. He will replace current CEO Mike Humphrey, who will retire at the end of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Croda-Names-New-CEO-Second-Quarter-Profits-Rise_36622.html
August 1, 2011
Berwind Corp. (Philadelphia), a privately held investment group, has acquired BWA Water Additives (Manchester, UK) from Seera Investment Bank (Bahrain) in a deal valued at around...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Berwind-Acquires-BWA-Water-Additives_36569.html
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