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June 20, 2013
The European Parliament's environment committee today voted in favor of setting mandatory targets to boost the use of second-generation biofuels, the parliament says. Second-generation...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/European-Parliament-votes-for-mandatory-targets-to-boost-second-generation-biofuels_52963.html
June 20, 2013
The European Parliament says its environment committee has proposed a ban on fluorinated gases in refrigerators and air conditioners. The plan proposes to phase out completely the use...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/European-Parliament-proposes-ban-on-fluorinated-gases_52955.html
June 19, 2013
Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) has completed the previously announced sale of its compounding activities to Mitsubishi Chemical, Tessenderlo announced today. The sale comprises 4...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Tessenderlo-completes-sale-of-compounding-activities-to-Mitsubishi-Chemical_52909.html
June 12, 2013
The European Union needs to look at the broader picture in terms of carbon emissions, Maria van den Hoeven, executive director at the International Energy Agency (IEA; Paris), says in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Carbon-emissions-EU-needs-to-look-at-broader-picture-says-IEA-Greenpeace-calls-for-tougher-targets_52776.html
June 12, 2013
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) will expand its Tessenderlo, Belgium, plant by adding the capability to manufacture sulfur-based organic products, starting with elemental sulfur...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/CPChem-to-expand-capacity-for-sulfur-based-products-at-Tessenderlo-site_52781.html
June 12, 2013
Uhde Inventa-Fischer says it has won a turnkey contract to build the world's first commercial-scale plant for the production of Nofia polyphosphonate (PPhos) flame-retardant polymer...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Uhde-Inventa-Fischer-to-build-first-PPhos-flame-retardant-polymer-plant_52773.html
June 12, 2013
The European Union's standing committee on food chain and animal health has failed to agree on the approval of 3 genetically modified (GM) varieties of corn for use in food and animal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Reports-European-Union-fails-to-agree-on-approval-of-3-GM-corn-varieties_52757.html
June 10, 2013
DKSH (Zurich) has joined the European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC; Brussels), FECC says. DKSH increases FECC's membership to 62. DKSH's performance materials business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/DKSH-joins-FECC_52744.html
June 7, 2013
The European Union and Russia signed a new cooperation agreement on the control of drug precursors at the EU-Russia summit in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on 4 June, the European Commission...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EU-Russia-sign-agreement-on-the-control-of-drug-precursor-chemicals_52690.html
June 6, 2013
Solvay plans to rationalize its European soda ash operations in order to improve its long-term profitability, the company announced today. Solvay signalled last year that it is working...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Solvay-to-close-soda-ash-plant-in-Portugal-reduce-costs-by-&euro100-million_52594.html
June 6, 2013
The European Union is to remove an exemption to its batteries directive that has allowed the use of mercury and cadmium in certain battery applications. The legislation was introduced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EU-to-complete-ban-on-cadmium-and-mercury-in-batteries_52600.html
June 5, 2013
AkzoNobel says it has signed a three-year agreement with Solvay, whereby AkzoNobel will increase the use of renewable raw materials in its paints and coatings, building on an existing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/AkzoNobel-to-increase-use-of-Solvays-biobased-ECH-in-coatings_52565.html
June 4, 2013
The European Commission has, as expected, imposed provisional antidumping duties on imports by the European Union of solar panels, cells, and wafers originating in China. The measures...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EU-imposes-antidumping-duties-on-solar-panels-imported-from-China_52549.html
June 3, 2013
Ferro Corp. says it will install a new dibenzoates production facility at its Antwerp site, which will expand significantly its plasticizer product offerings. The project will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Ferro-builds-benzoic-acid-and-dibenzoates-facilities-at-Antwerp_52535.html
June 3, 2013
Solvay and Arkema have each completed the registration of chemical substances covered by the second tonnage band under Europe's Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Solvay-Arkema-complete-second-Reach-registration-phase_52502.html
June 3, 2013
The European Court of Justice (ECJ; Luxembourg) ruled to uphold a 2011 General Court (Luxembourg) ruling on a May 2006 European Commission decision to fine Quinn Barlo (Derrylin, UK)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/European-Court-upholds-2006-decision-to-fine-Quinn-Barlo-for-involvement-in-PMMA-price-fixing-cartel_52479.html
May 31, 2013
Chemical production shrank 2.8% in the European Union in March compared with the same month last year, and fell by 2.1% in the first quarter of 2013 versus the year-ago quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EU-chemical-output-falls-2-8-percent-in-March-contracts-2-1-percent-in-first-quarter_52466.html
May 29, 2013
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil-fuel combustion in the 27 EU member states were 2.1%, or 72.5 million m.t., lower in 2012 than in the previous year, according to early...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/EU-CO2-emissions-fall-in-2012_52359.html
May 29, 2013
Cryotech Deicing Technology (Fort Madison, IA), a division of General Atomics (San Diego), has signed a distribution agreement with Proviron (Hemiksem, Belgium) to introduce...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/belgium/Cryotech-Deicing-signs-European-distribution-agreement-with-Proviron_52356.html
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