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January 25, 2010Ford promotes its development and use of soy-based foam for seating in cars. The foam can be 30% lighter than petrochemical-derived alternaitives...
December 21, 2009The climate accord agreed in Copenhagen on Saturday arguably will do little to protect the planet from anthropogenic climate change. As every face-saving politician that participated...
May 18, 2010Yesterday I queued for more than 5 hours in near freezing conditions to pick up my badge and enter the Copenhagen climate conference. I was not alone. Unlike other United Nations...
December 17, 2009The atmosphere outside the conference center in Copenhagen where climate negotiations are ongoing soured today when riot police clashed with protestors. Hundreds of protestors were met...
December 14, 2009The Copenhagen United Nations climate summit arguably is the world’s most important peace time meeting of the past 50 years. With so much at stake for the chemicals industry (as...
December 9, 2009The Copenhagen climate summit is well underway. The chattering classes around the world-are chattering increasingly about climate change. There’s a view among some of the...
November 20, 2009Participants of the Long-range Research Initiative (LRI) - a program introduced by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) to further the scientific understanding of...
August 31, 2009The year was 2004. I was standing on the top of a ladder painting my son’s bedroom and listening to the BBC’s news on the radio when a spokesman for Dow Chemical announced...
May 19, 2009A small group of the chemical industry’s senior executives gathered together in the past week at the United Nations (UN) International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM-2)...
May 14, 2009Geneva is full to the brim this week with senior chemical industry executives, government representatives from around the world, United Nations (UN) executives and administrators and...
April 14, 2009The European Chemicals Agency (Helsinki) announced earlier this week that it has officially opened two conference rooms at its Helsinki headquarters. It has named one of the meeting...
April 3, 2009Leaders of 20 of the world’s largest economies, meeting in London yesterday, agreed on a set of rules designed to prevent a recurrence of the current bank-driven economic...
March 5, 2009Below is an unedited letter from a the head of a small-to-medium sized chemical company based in the U.K. detailing the firm's operational difficulties experienced during the past...
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February 4, 2009Robert Westervelt, CW’s editor-in-chief, was interviewed this week on the Fox Business News channel about the reasons behind the collapse of the Dow Chemical acquisition of Rohm...
February 4, 2009It’s a question that should be answered with a resounding yes-the chemical industry is a multi-billion dollar industry for goodness sake-but the reality is not so positive. And...
January 29, 2009Implementing the European Union’s (EU) Registration, Authorisation, and Evaluation of Chemicals (Reach) program was the topic under discussion at a breakfast briefing yesterday...
January 20, 2009Where global warming solutions are concerned we may be limited only by our ability to organize and innovate. A prime example of how applying even simple chemistry can be part of the...
January 9, 2009Cast your mind back several months to July 2008 and you had a chemical industry struggling not with credit issues and the drop off in consumer demand but with an oil price of more than...
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