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July 29, 2011
BASF says it will consolidate production of polyacrylamide (PAM) beads at its Bradford, U.K. facility, where it is backintegrated to raw materials. It will, as part of the plan, close...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BASF-Consolidates-Polyacrylamide-Bead-Production-at-U-K-Site-Closes-U-S-Plant_36514.html
July 27, 2011
BP reported net income of $5.6 billion for the second quarter of 2011 compared with a $17-billion loss in the year-earlier quarter. BP is in the process of selling fields and disposing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BP-Reports-$5-6-Billion-Net-Profit-as-Bankers-Push-for-a-Break-up-to-Unlock-Value_36413.html
July 27, 2011
The European Commission has cleared a proposed acquisition of the suspension polyvinyl chloride (S-PVC) business of the Tessenderlo Group by Ineos. The commission concluded that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Europe-Clears-Ineoss-Acquisition-of-Tessenderlo-PVC-Business_36451.html
July 19, 2011
The U.K. government’s plans for a number of carbon emission taxes on industry, including a planned carbon price floor, if introduced, would have a serious impact on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/U-K-Tallies-Carbon-Taxs-Impact-on-Local-Sector_36233.html
July 19, 2011
The U.K. government’s plans for a number of carbon emission taxes on industry, including a planned carbon price floor, if introduced, would have a serious impact on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Energy-Carbon-Costs-Will-Undermine-U-K-Chemical-Industry_36215.html
July 12, 2011
A group of U.K. researchers say they have developed a simple and inexpensive approach for depositing ‘cling film’-like flexible layers of polymers for the low cost...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Cling-Film-System-Lights-the-Way-to-Cheaper-Solar-Cells_36095.html
July 12, 2011
Hikma Pharmaceuticals (London) says it has acquired a significant minority interest in Hubei Haosun Pharmaceutical through the subscription of new equity for $5 million. Hubei Haosun...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Hikma-Acquires-Stake-in-Chinese-API-Manufacturer_36094.html
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
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