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March 25, 2011
BASF says it aims to generate €275 million ($388.5 million) of additional Ebit as a result of its integration plans for Cognis, which BASF acquired for €3.1 billion in late...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BASF-Eyes-Major-Cost-Savings-from-Cognis-Integration_33727.html
March 11, 2011
BASF says it has successfully placed about 19.7 million shares of K+S (Kassel, Germany), Europe's biggest producer of potash, with insitutuional investors at a price of €50/share...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BASF-Raises-&euro1-Billion-from-Divestment-of-K+S-Stake_33371.html
March 9, 2011
 Yule Catto's full-year 2010 net income jumped 22%, to £36.6 million ($59.3 million), on sales up 21%, to £646 million. Operating profit rose 11%, to £55...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Improved-Volumes-Lift-Yule-Cattos-Profits_33302.html
March 9, 2011
The governments of Norway and the U.K. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form a three-year R&D collaboration in the fields of industrial biotechnology and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Norway-and-U-K-Agree-on-Biotech-R-and-D-Partnership_33303.html
March 8, 2011
Health concerns are causing leading food manufacturers to change their packaging away from recycled cardboard, the BBC reports. The concerns are over mineral oils which are found in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Food-Firms-Voice-Concern-Over-Recycled-Cardboard-Packaging_33253.html
February 21, 2011
Shell confirms that it has received a $1.3-billion offer from Essar Energy (Mumbai) to acquire Shell's refinery at Stanlow, U.K. The companies have signed an exclusivity agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Shell-Receives-Offer-from-Indian-Firm-for-U-K-Refinery_32955.html
February 21, 2011
Specialty chemicals distributor Azelis (Antwerp) says it has agreed to acquire S&D Group (Harrow, U.K.) from S&D's co-founder Peter Straus. Terms were not disclosed. S&D...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Azelis-Makes-Major-Acquisition_32954.html
February 18, 2011
The Chemical Industries Association (London) launches the International Year of Chemistry, eariler this month in the Houses of Parliament...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/CIA-Celebrates-International-Year-of-Chemistry-Seeks-to-Attract-More-Young-Chemists-video_32934.html
February 17, 2011
BP says it is proceeding with its project for a major increase in purified terephthalic acid (PTA) production capacity at the BP Zhuhai Chemical Company site at Zhuhai, China. BP...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BP-to-Increase-PTA-Capacity-in-China-Announces-Plans-for-Third-Plant_32913.html
February 14, 2011
The European Commission has authorized the resumption of spot emissions trading from today in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Slovakia, and the U.K. after those countries' national...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Emissions-Trading-to-Resume-in-Five-EU-Markets_32638.html
February 10, 2011
Robinson Brothers (West Bromwich, UK) is leading a consortium that has received $8 million in European Comission (EC) FP7 framework funding to research and develop new 'safe rubber'...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Consortium-Receives-$8-Million-Grant-for-Rubber-Technology_32731.html
February 8, 2011
The U.K. government, via its Technology Strategy Board (TSB), has agreed to fund feasibility studies for 10 industrial biotechnology projects that aim to convert biomaterials into high...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/U-K-Part-funds-10-Early-stage-Biotech-Projects_32681.html
February 3, 2011
Shell's chemicals business achieved a 77% increase in earnings on a current cost of supplies basis in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared with the corresponding period of 2009, to $493...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Shell-Posts-a-Big-Increase-in-Chemical-Earnings_32614.html
February 2, 2011
Johnson Matthey today reported improved sales and profits results for its fiscal third quarter ended December 31. Johnson Matthey announced in an interim management statement that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Johnson-Mattheys-Catalysts-and-Fine-Chemical-Results-Improve_32595.html
February 2, 2011
Pfizer has announced that it will close its flagship U.K. R&D center at Sandwich with the loss of 2,400 jobs and shift “selected resources” from Groton, CT to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Pfizer-Reorganizes-R-and-D-Slashes-Jobs_32593.html
February 1, 2011
Tennants Consolidated (London) has acquired Tessenderlo Fine Chemicals from Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) for £17 million on a cash-free, debt-free basis. The acquired business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/U-K-Firm-Buys-Tessenderlos-Fine-Chemical-Business_32574.html
January 31, 2011
Ineos has accepted a $1-billion binding offer from PetroChina for a 50% stake in Ineos's European refining business. The deal covers Ineos refineries at Grangemouth, U.K. and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/PetroChina-to-Pay-$1-Billion-for-50-percent-Stake-in-Ineoss-European-Refineries_32546.html
January 31, 2011
Biopharma processing experts speaking at a meeting in Liverpool, U.K. this past week, hosted jointly by Sartorium Stedim Biotech (SSB; Aubagne, France) and Sigma-Aldrich Fine...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Biopharma-Downstream-Processing-Technologies-Step-Up-to-the-Mark_32548.html
January 24, 2011
Frutarom Industries (Haifa) has signed an agreement to acquire the activity and assets of British East Anglian Food Ingredients  (Eafi; Clacton-on-Sea, U.K.) for $4.8 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Frutarom-Buys-U-K-Food-Ingredients-Firm-Plans-More-Acquisitions_32353.html
January 19, 2011
Sirius Minerals (London), a potash exploration and mining company, says it has acquired privately owned York Potash (York, U.K.) for £25 million. The deal gives Sirius access to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Exploration-and-Mining-Firm-Buys-U-K-Potash-Company-Eyes-World-Class-Project_32213.html
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