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July 23, 2010
AkzoNobel reported second quarter Ebitda of €614 million($789 million), 21% up on the corresponding period in 2009, on sales 13% higher at €3.9 billion. Net income was up 76%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/AkzoNobel-Posts-Higher-Second-Quarter-Profits-Hits-Margin-Target-Ahead-of-Plan_28303.html
July 21, 2010
The U.K.’s Technology Strategy Board, a U.K. government agency, has awarded £718,000 ($920,000) to a consortium led by catalyst firm Reaxa (Manchester, U.K.) to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Reaxa-Secures-U-K-Grant-for-Pharma-Catalyst_28196.html
July 16, 2010
This week on CW: Photo courtesy eyesplash Mikul's flickr photostream, via creative commons license. A gold medal for the chemical business? Dow is going to sponsor the Olympics through...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-16_28108.html
July 16, 2010
Industry group the Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) has created an online forum entitled Nanotechnology – Linking the Supply Chain at a nanotechnology seminar in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/CIA-Creates-Forum-for-Nanotech-Information-Exchange_28089.html
July 15, 2010
U.K. regulators told industry representatives at a meeting in London yesterday that they would be evolving – not replacing - regulation relating to the safety of nanomaterials...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/U-K-Regulators-to-Evolve-not-Replace-Nanomaterials-Regulation-with-videos_28065.html
July 15, 2010
AkzoNobel says it has agreed to acquire the worldwide assets of Lindgens Metal Decorating Coatings and Inks (Helsinborg, Sweden), including its majority stake in Server Boya (Istanbul)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/AkzoNobel-Acquires-Swedish-Packaging-Coatings-Firm_28064.html
July 14, 2010
Nufarm (Melbourne) has halved its full-year proft forecast blaming a late, cold winter in North America and Europe for hitting sales. The company now expects to generate a net...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Nufarm-Slashes-Full-year-Profit-Forecast_28045.html
July 14, 2010
Bayer CropScience and Syngenta have entered into a long-term business agreement under which Syngenta has granted Bayer CropScience a worldwide, non-exclusive license for use of VIPCOT...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Bayer-CropScience-and-Syngenta-Sign-Cotton-Technology-Licensing-Deal_28040.html
July 13, 2010
The U.K. government has announced plans to introduce a “radical research program” to understand how the U.K. uses imported palm oil so that it can take action and halt...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/U-K-to-Map-its-Palm-Oil-Use-in-Bid-to-Avoid-Deforestation_28014.html
July 12, 2010
Cristal Global (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) says it partially lifting its declaration of force majeure on products manufactured at its Stallingborough, UK titanium dioxide (TiO2) production...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Cristal-Global-Partially-Lifts-TiO2-Force-Majeure-at-U-K-Site_27997.html
July 12, 2010
The private equity firm TowerBrook Capital Partners (London) is seeking a buyer for PolymerLatex (Marl, Germany). TowerBrook has been the owner of PolymerLatex, Europe's second largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/TowerBrook-Capital-Partners-Seeks-Exit-from-PolymerLatex_27992.html
July 9, 2010
This Week on CW: BP's woes, including possible break-up of the company, continue to mount in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. U.K. and U.S. are scheduled to discuss the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-9_27989.html
July 9, 2010
Rising concentrations of antidepressant drugs in coastal waters around the U.K. could be changing sea-life behaviour and potentially damage the food-chain, according to a new study...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Antidepressants-Entering-Aquatic-Ecosystems-No-Happy-Ending-in-Sight_27975.html
July 6, 2010
Chemical company “order books are up and everything is returning back to peak levels in Germany,” says Alan Eastwood, economist for Chemical Industries Association (CIA...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/U-K-Hoping-to-Share-Gung-Ho-Growth-of-German-Chemical-Industry_27843.html
July 6, 2010
The U.K. media is continuing to speculate on the future of BP, following the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Times newspaper reports today that the UK government is drawing up...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BPs-Woes-Mount_27839.html
July 5, 2010
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK; London) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), the government agency responsible for economic growth and development, say they have jointly awarded...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/GSK-and-EDB-Fund-Research-in-Green-Manufacturing-in-Singapore_27836.html
July 2, 2010
This Week on CW: Dow and Mitsui have announced the formation of a chlor-alkali joint venture. The Texas-based j.v. will produce 880,000 m.t./year of caustic soda and 800,000 m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-2_27831.html
July 1, 2010
Former Innospec CEO Paul Jennings my face extradition to the U.S. in connection to the firm’s million-dollar bribes to officials in developing countries to sell tetra ethyl lead (TEL) fuel additives, according reports by the U.K. Guardian....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Former-Innospec-CEO-Could-Face-Extradition-to-U-S-Paper-Says_27785.html
June 29, 2010
BASF is considering plans to build a plastic additives facility in the Mideast and is studying possible expansion in Asia, CW has learned. Hans W. Reiners, president/performance...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BASF-Ponders-Plastic-Additives-Plant-in-Mideast-Eyes-Expansion-in-Asia_27723.html
June 29, 2010
Moody's Investor Service moved the rating outlook for Cristal Inorganic Chemicals (CIC; Hunt Valley, MD) to stable from negative and affirmed its B3 Corporate Family Rating. The stable...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Moodys-Moves-Cristals-Outlook-to-Stable-on-Better-TiO2-Industry-Fundamentals_27720.html
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