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July 7, 2015
Velocys (Abingdon, UK), the AIM-listed gas-to-liquids (GTLs) technology firm backed by Russian tycoon and owner of Chelsea football club Roman Abramovich, has suspended its CEO, Roy...
July 7, 2015
Innospec says it completed divesting its Widnes, UK, aroma chemicals business to a business group of Emerald Performance Materials (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) on 6 July. The transaction was...
July 2, 2015
Stolt-Nielsen says that its net profits increased to $42.5 million in the second quarter from $30.8 million in the corresponding period of last year, on revenue of $500.7 million, down...
July 2, 2015
Synthomer (Harlow, UK) on Thursday issued a trading update ahead of its interim results on 11 August 2015 and says the board’s expectations for the full year remain unchanged. In...
July 1, 2015
CF Industries (Deerfield, IL) and Yara International (Oslo) today announced that CF will acquire Yara’s 50% equity interest in their equally owned GrowHow UK (Ince, UK)...
July 1, 2015
Borealis and Nexeo Solutions, a leader in plastics distribution, have announced an agreement to extend and further develop their existing partnership. Borealis is emphasizing the rigid...
June 30, 2015
Sirius Minerals (London) has won final planning permission for its $3 billion York Potash project near Whitby in the north of England, four years after the plan was first revealed. The...
June 29, 2015
The development control committee at the county council of Lancashire, UK, has denied planning consent for Cuadrilla's (Lichfield, UK) application to explore for shale gas at two sites...
June 25, 2015
Greenergy (London), Shell, and Vopak have put 403 acres of land up for sale at Coryton, UK., beside the river Thames. The land formed part of the former Coryton refinery site, which...
June 25, 2015
Air Liquide is expanding its home health-care business in Europe with the acquisition of Baywater Healthcare Ireland (Dublin). The acquired company specializes in treating and...
June 25, 2015
Thermo Fisher Scientific (Waltham, MA) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Johnson Matthey’s research chemicals business, Alfa Aesar (Heysham...
June 24, 2015
Elementis said Wednesday that earnings would fall below market forecasts, citing sharply lower sales of additives to the US oilfield drilling market and weakness in certain segments in China and Latin America. The company’s shares fell 17% on 24 June, closing at 257.60p...
June 24, 2015
Stolt-Nielsen has agreed to acquire three 5,800-deadweight m.t. chemical tankers from Odfjell. The proposed deal marks Odfjell's exit from the European regional tanker market, the...
June 18, 2015
BASF has declared force majeure on hexamethylenediamine (HMDA), nylon salt, and nylon-6,6 polymers, the company announced today. The force majeure, in place since 16 June, follows...
June 24, 2015
Lubrizol says that its performance coatings business has expanded its European formulations and applications centers of excellence at Blackley, UK. “Essentially, we have...
June 17, 2015
Applied Graphene Materials (Redcar, UK), a producer of specialty graphene materials, says it has received its first patent approval for its process for manufacturing graphene...
June 17, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell and BG Group (Reading, UK) said on Tuesday that the US FTC had cleared Shell’s proposed $70-billion acquisition of rival BG. The companies aim to complete the...
June 16, 2015
Statoil (Stavanger, Norway) has awarded Baker Hughes (London) a contract to  design and supply production chemicals and services to a platform in the Mariner oil field in the UK...
June 16, 2015
The Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan (Pirap) was launched on Tuesday by Plastics 2020, which includes the British Plastics Federation (BPF), the Packaging and Films Association...
June 15, 2015
A peak in worldwide energy-related emissions could be achieved as early as 2020 and at no net economic cost, says the International Energy Agency (IEA; London) in a special report on...
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