13 July 2009 18:01 [Source: ICIS news]
Correction: In the ICIS news article headlined "UK union warns govt of chemicals crisis following Dow closures" dated 13 July 2009, please read in the final paragraph ...a plant run by Croda... instead of ...a plant run by Uniqema... A corrected story follows.
LONDON (ICIS news)--Britain's biggest trade union Unite warned the government on Monday of a potential crisis in the UK chemical industry driven by the planned closure by Dow Chemical of the sole ethylene oxide (EO) plant in the country.
The planned closure prompted Croda to announce the shutdown of its speciality chemicals plants on Teeside and the union to warn of potential job losses.
The loss of the
“I have now written a strongly worded letter to Lord Mandelson [the UK's Business Secretary] warning him of the dire situation facing the
“It now seems that Artenius, Croda and Petroplus are all set to announce similar job cuts with a risk of closures of many more sites across the
Petroplus said in February that it would put its Teeside refinery up for sale.
Shell Chemicals is arranging alternative ethoxylation capacity in the
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