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February 18, 2011
This Week on CW: Air Products has dropped its $70/share hostile bid for Airgas as a court upheld the latter's poison pill. LyondellBasell's profits are way, way up. Bayer has started...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Industry-News-Round-Up-Feb-18_32950.html
February 18, 2011
Bayer earlier today started-up a pilot plant at Leverkusen that uses CO2 as a raw material for making plastic. The plant produces a chemical precursor into which CO2 is incorporated...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Bayer-Starts-Up-Pilot-for-CO2-to-Plastics-Eyes-Full-Production-in-2015_32921.html
February 15, 2011
A study released today by Standard & Poor's (S&P; New York) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) found that federal climate action is unlikely to pose a major credit risk to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Study-Climate-Policies-Unlikely-to-Pose-Credit-Risk_32878.html
February 10, 2011
Robinson Brothers (West Bromwich, UK) is leading a consortium that has received $8 million in European Comission (EC) FP7 framework funding to research and develop new 'safe rubber'...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Consortium-Receives-$8-Million-Grant-for-Rubber-Technology_32731.html
February 9, 2011
DSM, Zeon and Novomer each won profiles in sustainability awards at Informex's gala dinner in Charlotte last night. The awards have three categories: product innovation, process...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Informex-Announces-Sustainability-Award-Winners_32730.html
February 9, 2011
Cefic has welcomed the European Council’s assertion at a recent summit meeting that the council will take a longer term and linked up perspective when it comes to policies...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Industry-Welcomes-EUs-Longer-Term-Linked-Approach-to-Innovation-and-Energy_32702.html
February 8, 2011
The U.K. government, via its Technology Strategy Board (TSB), has agreed to fund feasibility studies for 10 industrial biotechnology projects that aim to convert biomaterials into high...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/U-K-Part-funds-10-Early-stage-Biotech-Projects_32681.html
February 4, 2011
By Theresa Kotanchek, Global Director of Sustainable Technologies January 2011 marks the beginning of the International Year of Chemistry (IYC), an initiative designated by the United...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Dow-Becomes-First-Global-Partner-of-the-International-Year-of-Chemistry_31699.html
February 4, 2011
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says chemical companies had successfully made 3.1 million classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) notifications of 24, 500...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/CLP-Success-a-Good-Start-to-International-Year-of-Chemistry_31886.html
February 4, 2011
The International Year of Chemistry (IYC) was officially launched today with a series of presentations and films at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris. Hans-Ulrich Engel, board...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/UN-Year-of-Chemistry-Launches-Only-a-Change-of-Mentality-will-Solve-Global-Issues_32466.html
February 4, 2011
A host of leading lights from the world of chemistry gathered in Paris, France this week to celebrate the launch of the United Nations international year of chemistry (IYC). If there...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/International-Year-of-Chemistry-Great-Launch-Shame-about-the-Communication_32540.html
February 4, 2011
Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairman of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change gives an exclusive interview with CW before giving a speech at the launch of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/UNIPCC-Chairman-Highlights-Urgency-for-Chemical-Solutions-to-Climate-Change_32569.html
February 4, 2011
This Week on CW: Dow Chemical's earnings more than doubled on higher selling prices and a 22% rise in volumes. BASF is planning to increase R&D spending again this year. After a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Feb-4_32655.html
February 4, 2011
UNESCO unveils its film for the International Year of Chemistry. The short film has been designed to inspire young people to take an interest in chemistry. (Please scroll down to view...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/UNESCO-Unveils-Year-of-Chemistry-Film-to-Inspire-Young-Chemists_32643.html
February 4, 2011
Jerome A. Peribere, Dow Chemical's president and CEO of Advanced Materials and exeutive v.p. of the group, in the first video below gives an interview with CW's Alex Scott explaining...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Dow-Chemical-Why-the-International-Year-of-Chemistry-is-Key-video-interview_32635.html
February 1, 2011
U.S. Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-W) and John Barrasso (R-WY) have respectively introduced two separate bills aiming at blocking EPA's climate regulatory actions. Rockefeller has...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Senators-Introduce-Bills-to-Block-EPA-Climate-Rules_32579.html
January 31, 2011
Informex USA, one of the country’s key specialty and fine chemical expos, for the second year running will host a sustainable technology competition at the show. All...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Informex-Lines-up-Industry-changing-Green-Chemistries_32538.html
January 28, 2011
This Week on CW: At ACI 2010, held this week in Orlando, the cleaning industry expressed renewed optimism as demand continues to rise. Rising demand, of course, means higher volumes...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Jan-28_32528.html
January 27, 2011
This Week on CW: ENI and Novamant are planning to build a massive green chemistry plant in Sardinia, Italy, starting later this year. Europe's emissions trading program is planning to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-Round-Up-Jan-27_32475.html
January 27, 2011
Increased state-level activity and ingredient restrictions are are some of the top regulatory challenges facing the soap and detergents sector, says Donna Hillebold, Regulatory Affairs...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ACI-State-Regulations-Ingredient-Bans-Top-Regulatory-Agenda_32420.html
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