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July 23, 2015
France’s parliament has adopted a law on energy transition and green growth, which contains a series of legislative proposals aimed at protecting the environment, including...
July 22, 2015
Shaoxing Yuandong Petrochemical (Shaoxing, China) has filed for liquidation. The company says it lacks the ability to repay debt due for repayment. The company held a provisional...
July 22, 2015
Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) has confirmed that an internal investigation committee has found irregularities in the approval process of a July 2009 contract to provide Braskem...
July 17, 2015
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have “strongly opposed” a draft EU law related to genetically modified (GM) food or feed. The European Commission proposed earlier...
July 16, 2015
The company cites a recent US Supreme Court ruling that will delay implementation of higher pollutants standards for coal-fired power plants, hurting the demand outlook for activated carbon....
July 16, 2015
Members of the environment committee of the European Parliament have called for “more ambitious national caps” on emissions of six main pollutants in the European Union in...
July 15, 2015
EPA has approved Honeywell’s refrigerant Solstice N-40 (R-448A) for use in a range of applications including retail food refrigeration, refrigerated transport, and commercial ice machines. EPA has also broadened the approval of Solstice N13 (R-450A) to include use in new vending machines. Each ruling, issued under EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP), will soon be published in the Federal Register, says Honeywell....
July 15, 2015
The proposals made by the European Commission for reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) will considerably increase the financial burden for energy-intensive industries...
July 14, 2015
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) has launched an investigation into the possible dumping in China of acrylic fiber originating in Korea, Japan, and Turkey. Mofcom will try to...
July 13, 2015
Honeywell says a Chinese court has issued a preliminary injunction against a local chemical company allegedly infringing on a Honeywell process patent used in the manufacture of HFC-245fa, a hydrofluorocarbon blowing agent....
July 9, 2015
The US Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA; Washington) has placed DuPont in its severe violator enforcement program after follow-up inspections of a fatal accident at DuPont’s La Porte, TX facility found “serious, willful and repeat violations.”...
July 8, 2015
The European Parliament on Wednesday endorsed reforming the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), following informal agreement with the European Council. The reform involves reducing the...
July 8, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) has criticized today’s decision by the European Parliament giving the green light for further negotiations towards...
July 7, 2015
Chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says that is supports the goal of a sustainable, circular economy in Europe. But overzealous regulations on industrial waste, such as...
July 2, 2015
As we’ve watched TPA and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) pass in both the House and Senate in recent days, we’ve heard little or no mention of the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill, legislation that temporarily suspends a duty on an imported raw material that is not available in the United States....
June 30, 2015
Fifty three small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) from Germany’s chemical industry have announced that they “completely convinced” in their support of 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 26, 2015
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has started a project with goal of establishing a framework for the risk assessment of the various factors that cause stress in...
June 25, 2015
US producers of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) have asked for antidumping duties on imports originating in China. An industry group, the American HFC Coalition, says it has filed a petition with the US Department of Commerce and the US International Trade Commission, alleging that underpriced blends and components from China are being imported into the US market with dumping margins ranging from 100% to more than 300%....
June 24, 2015
Industry groups praised passage of the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2576) in the U.S. House of Representatives as a significant step toward reforming the outdated chemical...
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