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July 7, 2011
 Sherwin-Williams says it has acquired Leighs Paints, a Bolton, U.K.-based producer of fire protection coatings. Financial terms were not disclosed. The deal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Sherwin-Williams-Adds-to-Fire-Protection-Portfolio_35999.html
July 7, 2011
Tata Chemicals Europe (Northwich, U.K.) has secured a £150-million ($240 million) finance package backed by Yorkshire Bank Corporate & Structured Finance (Manchester, U.K.)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Tata-Chemicals-Europe-Secures-£150-Million-Finance-Package_35803.html
July 6, 2011
AkzoNobel announced today that it plans to invest €110 million ($159.1 million) to build a hi-tech decorative paints manufacturing facility in the north-east of England. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/AkzoNobel-to-Consolidate-U-K-Deco-Paints-Production-at-One-New-Site_35943.html
July 6, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, Bain Capital's Styron is filing for a $400 million IPO. The company filed as Trinseo, which will be its name by the end of the year.   In M&A...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-June-27-July-1_35959.html
July 5, 2011
Dow Chemical is rumored to be in talks to acquire specialty chemical maker Yule Catto (Harlow, U.K.), according to a report today by U.K. newspaper The Guardian. Yule Catto...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Dow-Chemical-Rumored-to-Bid-for-Yule-Catto_35925.html
July 5, 2011
BASF has confirmed reports in the German media that it will receive €600 million ($870 million) from Styrolution (Frankfurt), the equally owned styrenics joint venture  with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BASF-to-Receive-&euro600-Million-from-Styrolution-JV-to-Equalize-Assets_35923.html
July 4, 2011
PetroChina and Ineos Group have completed a previously announced deal to form trading and refining joint ventures between PetroChina International (London) Company Limited, and Ineos...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/PetroChina-and-Ineos-Complete-$1-Billion-Deal-to-Form-Refining-JVs_35909.html
June 27, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, PetroLogistics is filing for a $600 million IPO. The company did not disclose the share price of the offering, or how many shares it plans to sell...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-June-20-24_35815.html
June 22, 2011
Total has confirmed that its U.K. refining assets are up for sale and that the sale process for the assets is "ongoing." Further details were not disclosed. Total's U.K...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Total-Confirms-Planned-Sale-of-U-K-Refinery_35670.html
June 21, 2011
Fertilizer producer Origin Enterprises (Dublin) has agreed to acquire CM Fertilisers, the fertilizer activities of Carrs Milling Industries (Carlisle, U.K). Origin has agreed to pay...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Origin-Enterprises-Buys-U-K-Fertilizer-Company_35637.html
June 21, 2011
Syngenta’s senior executives will outline the company’s growth prospects at today’s capital markets day at the Syngenta Jealott’s Hill Research Centre in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Syngenta-Sales-on-Track-to-Double-to-$17-Billion-After-2015_35635.html
June 15, 2011
The head of CBI (London), the U.K. employers' association, has criticized U.K. government plans to introduce a carbon price floor and said that the measure will put too much cost...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/U-K-Employers-Association-Backs-Ineos-on-Carbon-Price-Floor_35539.html
June 13, 2011
BASF and Ineos have received approval from the European Commission for the companies’ previously announced 50-50 Styrolution joint venture. The jv combines the global styrenics...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BASF-and-Ineos-Get-Nod-for-Styrolution-JV-Divest-ABS-Unit_35413.html
June 9, 2011
AkzoNobel has boosted its R&D activities at Felling, U.K. with the opening of a €7 million ($10.3 million) R&D center to develop fire-resistant coatings. The company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/AkzoNobel-Adds-to-U-K-R-and-D-Capacity-Opens-Fire-Resistant-Coatings-Lab_35328.html
June 6, 2011
The U.K. government’s recently announced plans to cut the country’s carbon emissions 50% by 2025, from a baseline year of 1990, would severely damage the U.K. chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/U-K-Industry-Further-EU-Carbon-Cuts-Will-Harm-Competitiveness_35298.html
June 3, 2011
BASF says it has entered into an agreement with Geo Specialty Chemicals (Lafayette, IN) to sell its Bisomer monomer business as well as conventional contact lens operation of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BASF-Sells-Cogniss-Hythe-Site-in-the-U-K-to-Geo-Specialty-Chemicals_35265.html
June 2, 2011
Johnson Matthey reported net income for its fiscal year ended March 31, 2011 up 11%, to £182.7 million ($299.4 million), on sales up 27%, to £10 billion. Operating income...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Johnson-Mattheys-Profits-Rise-on-Improved-Demand_35238.html
May 31, 2011
Elliott: Energy-related costs will rise. The U.K. government’s recently announced plans to cut the country’s carbon emissions 50% by 2025, from a baseline year of 1990...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/U-K-Chemical-Industry-Feels-the-Heat-of-Further-Carbon-Cuts_35105.html
May 27, 2011
Bayer CropScience says it has succeded in enforcing its European patent for imidacloprid insecticide against a number of agrochemical suppliers within the European Union (EU) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Bayer-CropScience-Receives-Compensation-from-Imidacloprid-"Infringers"_35159.html
May 27, 2011
Shell Chemicals has appointed Brian Davis as v.p./global base chemicals, effective May 1. Davis succeeds Graham van’t Hoff, who has been appointed chairman for Shell in the U.K...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Shell-Appoints-New-Vice-President-of-Global-Base-Chemicals_35065.html
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