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March 6, 2014
Seafield Logistics (Worksop, UK) has established an operational base close to the docks at the port of Immingham, UK, to respond to an operational change at Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Seafield-establishes-logistics-base-at-UK-port-to-handle-Tata-soda-ash-imports_59369.html
March 5, 2014
Technip (Paris) says it has been awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract by Shell UK for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Scotland. The contract is for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Technip-wins-FEED-contract-for-Shell-CCS-project-in-North-Sea_59335.html
February 28, 2014
Specialty aqueous polymers producer Synthomer (Harlow, UK), formerly known as Yule Catto, reported a 5% decline in pretax profit for full-year 2013, to £90 million on sales also...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Synthomer-posts-lower-profits-and-sales-on-weak-economy_59245.html
February 27, 2014
Potash development company Sirius Minerals announced today that it has proposed to replace a proposed mineral transport system (MTS) at its planned polyhalite potash project in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Sirius-Minerals-plans-new-transport-system-at-UK-potash-project_59111.html
February 25, 2014
Croda (Goole, UK) achieved £59 million ($98.2 million) in pretax profit for the fourth quarter of 2013, up 2.6% on the year-earlier period, the company announced today. Operating...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Crodas-fourth-quarter-pretax-profit-up-2-6-percent_59078.html
February 25, 2014
Elementis's (London) profit for full-year 2013 was up 6.4%, to $106.7 million, the company announced today. Pretax profit was $136 million, almost 2% higher than the $133.4 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Elementis-full-year-profit-up-more-than-6-percent_59072.html
February 24, 2014
Iluka Resources (Perth, Australia) is acquiring an 18.3% stake in Metalysis (Rotherham, UK), a Cambridge University spin-off that is developing a low-cost titanium process, for A$22.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Iluka-acquires-stake-in-developer-of-low-cost-titanium-manufacturing-process_59038.html
February 21, 2014
Philip Law, director general designate of the British Plastic Federation (BPF; London), today announced that  a new management lineup for the organization will be put in place...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/British-Plastics-Federation-names-new-management_58871.html
February 17, 2014
Versalis (Milan), the chemicals subsidiary of Italy’s energy major ENI (Rome) will close its synthetic rubbers plant at Hythe, UK during this quarter, according to Paolo Scaroni...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Versalis-to-close-UK-plant-this-quarter-as-part-of-downsizing-of-petchems-portfolio_58853.html
February 17, 2014
Merck KGaA has extended the timeline of its recommended cash offer for AZ Electronic Materials until 1.00 pm (GMT) 28 February 2014, the company said on Friday. Merck on 6...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Merck-KGaA-again-extends-offer-period-for-AZ-Electronic-Materials_58849.html
February 14, 2014
M&A activity in the chemical sector during 2013 was to a large extent driven by shareholder activism and investments by hedge funds, which pushed many chemical companies to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Deloitte-Farm-chemicals-health-care-and-biobased-products-to-drive-M-and-A-activity-in-2014_58828.html
February 13, 2014
Ineos Europe today announced a new ethane purchase agreement with Consol Energy (Pittsburgh). The feedstock will be transported through the Mariner East infrastructure and imported by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-signs-agreement-to-buy-ethane-from-Consol-Energy-for-import-into-Europe_58799.html
February 13, 2014
Foster Wheeler (Zug, Switzerland), a leading engineering and construction firm, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with AMEC (London) under which AMEC will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/AMEC-to-acquire-Foster-Wheeler-for-$3-3-billion-creating-an-E-and-C-powerhouse_58794.html
February 12, 2014
Nedex (Istanbul), a producer of specialty chemicals, has received €10 million ($13.6 million) in European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD; London)  funding, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Turkish-firm-receives-&euro10-million-EBRD-loan_58767.html
February 12, 2014
Consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser (Slough, UK) today announced its quarterly and annual results and said that it is still reviewing the future of its pharmaceuticals business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Reckitt-Benckiser-continuing-to-review-pharma-options_58762.html
February 11, 2014
Johnson Matthey says that Den Jones will join the board of Johnson Matthey on 5 June, succeeding Robert MacLeod as group finance director. Johnson Matthey recently announced that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Johnson-Matthey-appoints-new-group-finance-director_58723.html
February 7, 2014
Haldor Topsøe (Lyngby, Denmark) says it has recently acquired an 18% stake in battery technology company Faradion (Sheffield, UK). Financial details of the deal were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Haldor-Topsøe-buys-stake-in-UK-based-battery-technology-firm_58653.html
February 6, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) today announced that as of 1 p.m. GMT on 5 February 2014 shareholders representing 56.48% of the share capital of AZ Electronic Materials (AZ) had...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Merck-KGaA-extends-offer-period-for-AZ-Electronic-Materials-receives-early-antitrust-clearance_58591.html
February 4, 2014
BP's petrochemicals business reports an underlying replacement cost (RC) profit before interest and taxes of $44 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, down slightly from $46 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BPs-petchem-profit-slips_58551.html
February 4, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested comments from interested parties on hazard classifications open for public consultation on two substances, tert-butyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/ECHA-requests-comments-on-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-for-t-butyl-hydroperoxide-thiacloprid_58540.html
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