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June 7, 2010
Chemical manufacturers are failing to take advantage of premiums that they could earn from the sale of greener products to their customers including those in the construction sector...
June 7, 2010
U.S. EPA is setting a one-hour exposure standard for sulfur dioxide (SO2), intended to limit short-term exposure to the chemical, the first change in several decades. The one-hour...
May 26, 2010
U.S. Pacific Nonwovens Industry (Hong Kong) will distribute its biobased spun-melt nonwovens in the Asia Pacific Region....
May 25, 2010
Patents pending that relate to techniques for generating synthetic cells could provide the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI; San Diego, CA) with a “monopoly” position on a...
May 24, 2010
Some chemical companies say it is more profitable and environmentally beneficial to design and produce chemicals that may be readily recovered as raw materials once a product’s...
May 20, 2010
The cradle-to-cradle thesis stats that materials that are not readily degradable, dubbed “technical nutrients,” should only be used in products if they can be fully recovered and reused without any environmental release; products containing biodegradable materials, or “biological nutrients,” should be designed to be readily degradable when composted....
May 10, 2010
Much of the focus this past week has been on chemical industry activity in the Middle East, not least with the start-up of the world’s largest ethane cracker at Ras Laffan...
May 6, 2010
SusChem, a sustainable technology program being jointly managed and funded by the European chemical industry and the European commission, announced this week that it is broadening its...
May 5, 2010
ACC president and CEO Cal Dooley detailed the benefits of having more small- and medium-sized (SMEs) firms join the group, a drive that will complement the association's...
April 23, 2010
Member companies of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD; Arlington, VA) supported the objectives of yesterday's Earth Day by incorporating both large and small...
April 14, 2010
DuPont has formed a new business unit, DuPont Sustainable Solutions--comprising the former DuPont Safety Resources, and segments of DuPont Clean Technologies and Coastal Training...
April 12, 2010
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) has confirmed that it will build a chlorine plant based on common salt. The plant will be designed to produce 20,000 m.t./year of chlorine and will be...
March 15, 2010
A consortium of 28 companies and research institutes has begun a four-year project to develop an efficient biorefinery system for converting biomass into final chemical products. Named...
March 10, 2010
Automotive batteries, biofuels, and solar energy, are three renewable energy segments that can provide significant opportunities for the chemicals sector through 2060, according to a...
March 3, 2010
The implementation of the European Union (EU)’s more stringent emissions trading scheme (ETS) in 2013 will have little or no impact on carbon leakage-the effect of driving...
February 16, 2010
Chicago city alderman Edward Burke (D.) has proposed a citywide ordinance that would prohibit food service providers and city facilities from using disposable polystyrene food service...
January 21, 2010
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R., AK) has formally introduced a resolution to reverse EPA’s recent decision which determined greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions endanger public...
November 23, 2009
U.S. environmental legislation that would require deep cuts in mercury emissions would give mercury cell chlor-alkali producers two years to decide to convert to cleaner processes or...
September 17, 2009
As legislative sessions in the U.S. and European Union (EU) reconvene this fall, industry executives face some of the most sweeping and complex regulatory issues to confront the sector in years. Global warming negotiations and mandates alone would be enough to keep a small army of regulatory affairs directors busy. Add to those a bill to reform the U.S. Toxics Substances Control Act (TSCA), the U.S. EPA’s plans to issue in coming weeks hundreds of endocrine test orders, and the work companies must complete in advance of the 2010 deadline for first registrations under the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) law....
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