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December 19, 2011
By Rui Cruz, Senior Manager for the Epoxy Process R&D group at The Dow Chemical Company, and Nahrain Kamber, Associate Scientist for Industrial Coatings R&D at Dow Coating...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Moving-Beyond-the-International-Year-of-Chemistry-A-Sustainable-Future-Begins-Now_39895.html
December 16, 2011
Solvay, in association with Imec (Leuven, Belgium,), a nanoelectronics research organization, and Polyera (Skokie, IL), an electronic materials supplier, claims to have achieved a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Separate-Groups-Vie-for-Solar-Polymer-World-Record-update_39877.html
December 15, 2011
A renewable chemicals firm has been spun out of Yale University to develop and commercialize a new class of surfactants for a range of consumer and industrial products. P2 Science...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Yale-Chemists-Found-Renewable-Surfactants-Firm_39709.html
December 15, 2011
The European Parliament has approved the European Commission's proposal to ban the use of phosphates, and to limit the content of other phosphorous-containing compounds, in consumer...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/European-Parliament-Approves-Phosphate-Ban-Phosphorous-Limit-in-Consumer-Detergents_39754.html
December 14, 2011
DuPont and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) have reached an agreement under which DuPont will pay a $725,000 fine and update hazardous materials (hazmat)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/DuPont-New-Jersey-Reach-Hazmat-Settlement_39781.html
December 14, 2011
Oh no it’s not. Don't think for one minute that the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) has been pushed off into the long grass. The legacy of IYC is set to continue well...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/The-End-of-the-International-Year-of-Chemistry_39462.html
December 12, 2011
No one gave it a cat’s chance in hell of succeeding, but COP 17, the United Nations climate change summit held in Durban, South Africa at its close yesterday delivered a partial...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/World-Agrees-Roadmap-for-Curbing-Greenhouse-Gas-Emissions-China-and-U-S-Join-In_39693.html
December 9, 2011
This Week on CW: Output growth in German chemical industry is expected to slow to 1% during 2012, according to industry association VCI (Frankfurt). The slowdown was widely predicated...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Dec-9_39688.html
December 6, 2011
The European Commission has published plans to invest €80 billion ($108 billion) in research and innovation across the European Union between 2014 and 2020. Named Horizon 2020...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/EU-Unveils-$108-Billion-Research-and-Innovation-Program_39407.html
December 5, 2011
100% renewable PET fiber. Source: Toray Industries. Toray Industries says it has produced laboratory-scale samples of 100% biobased polyethylene terepthalate (PET) fibers. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Toray-Produces-100-percent-Renewable-PET-Fiber_39500.html
December 5, 2011
The China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC; Beijing), an organization representing major textiles manufacturers, has agreed to collaborate with Huntsman Textile Effects...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/National-Chinese-Textiles-Group-Brings-in-Huntsman-to-Boost-Efficiency-Performance_39489.html
December 2, 2011
By Lawrence D. Sloan, SOCMA President and CEO The concept of sustainability has been front-page news now for well over a decade. These days, you can’t find a company that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Sustainability-No-Longer-a-Buzzword-but-a-Way-of-Life_39464.html
November 30, 2011
Flint Hills Resources (Wichita, Kan.), a Koch Industries subsidiary, has purchased a biodiesel plant in Beatrice, Nebraska, via bankruptcy sale in Nebraska Bankruptcy Court. The plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Flint-Hills-Buys-Biodiesel-Plant-for-$5-Million_39418.html
November 29, 2011
Solvay is set to have the greatest exposure of more than a dozen leading chemical companies in the next phase of the European Union’s (EU) Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)-- due to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Solvay-Predicted-to-be-Most-Exposed-Financially-to-EU-Emissions-Trading_39263.html
November 26, 2011
Kreimeyer: A more integrated approach to serving battery firms. BASF says it will invest more than €100 million ($135 million) to develop battery technology for vehicles during...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/BASF-Invests-in-Battery-Technology-and-Materials_39320.html
November 25, 2011
The big news this week is BASF's plan to spend €100 million ($133 million) in the next five years on R&D in battery technology for vehicles. The company from January 1, 2012...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/CWs-Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-Nov-25_39342.html
November 25, 2011
BASF says it will invest upward of €100 million ($133 million) in battery technology for vehicles during the next five years, including investment in R&D and the production of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/BASF-to-Invest-Upward-of-$133-Million-in-Battery-Technology-Create-Global-Business-Unit_39267.html
November 24, 2011
DSM says its Arnitel Eco family of partly bio-based thermoplastic copolyester (TPC) has been awarded Cradle to Cradle certification by the international sustainable design firm...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/DSM-Polyester-Certified-as-Cradle-to-Cradle_39339.html
November 23, 2011
Prices for many rare earth oxides (REOs) fell by 25% between July and earlier this month, and some have fallen by as much as 40% in just the past month, according to a new report by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Report-Rare-Earth-Prices-Fall-Due-to-Sagging-Demand_39256.html
November 21, 2011
Lanxess, the leading producer of high-performance synthetic rubbers for ‘green tires’, is hiking capacity to meet demand. Green tires, which are more fuel efficient...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Lanxess-Expands-High-Performance-Rubber-Capacities_39197.html
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