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July 10, 2013
ENI (Rome) has announced plans to spend €700 million ($896.6 million) to reconfigure its Gela, Italy, refinery, to transform it from a loss-maker into a profitable facility and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/italy/ENI-invests-&euro700-million-to-restructure-Gela-refinery_53475.html
July 4, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has published new guidance for assessing the risks to bees from the use of pesticides. Previous risk assessment for honeybees...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/italy/EFSA-finalizes-new-guidance-on-risks-to-bees-from-pesticides_53396.html
July 1, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) will launch in July a public consultation on an updated and extended assessment of exposure in Europe to bisphenol A (BPA), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/italy/EFSA-to-launch-public-consultation-on-bisphenol-A_53289.html
July 1, 2013
Kemira has signed an agreement to acquire privately owned 3F Chimica SpA (3F; Sandrigo, Italy), excluding certain assets in the United States, for €85 million ($110.8 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/italy/Kemira-buys-producer-of-polyacrylamide-polymers-3F-Chimica_53288.html
June 27, 2013
European chemicals output will contract by 1.0% this year before returning to modest growth of 1.5% in 2014, Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, said today. The 2013 figure...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/italy/Cefic-forecasts-output-decline-Bock-calls-on-EU-to-address-energy-feedstock-issues_53174.html
June 27, 2013
The European Commission has verified a health claim for alpha-cyclodextrin in an assessment report, Wacker-Chemie says in a press release. The commission report confirms that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/italy/European-Commission-verifies-health-claim-for-alpha-cyclodextrin_53133.html
June 26, 2013
The Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has launched an open consultation on a draft...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/italy/EFSA-launches-consultation-on-renewal-of-authorization-of-feed-additives_53143.html
June 25, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it was unable to reach a conclusion on the safety of genetically modified (GM) corn 3272 after the applicant, Syngenta...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/italy/EFSA-unable-to-reach-conclusion-on-safety-of-Syngenta-GM-corn-because-of-insufficient-data_53070.html
June 24, 2013
Novamont (Novara, Italy) has unveiled the first product made from fourth-generation Mater-Bi, the company's family of biodegradable and compostable bioplastics based on two new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/italy/Novamont-launches-fourth-generation-bioplastics_53075.html
June 21, 2013
The European General Court (Luxembourg) has dismissed appeals against a June 2008 European Commission decision fining several companies for their participation in a price-fixing cartel...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/italy/Court-dismisses-appeals-against-2008-European-Commission-fines-for-aluminum-fluoride-price-fixing_53044.html
June 19, 2013
Arkema says it will debottleneck bis-peroxide capacity at both its Spinetta, Italy, and Franklin, VA plants by 15%. Neither the existing capacity, nor the amount of the investment were...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/italy/Arkema-to-expand-its-global-bis-peroxide-capacity_52910.html
June 14, 2013
Codexis and Chemtex (Tortona, Italy), a chemical engineering and renewable technology firm, announced it has successfully started production of their newly developed cellulosic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/italy/Codexis-and-Chemtex-begin-production-of-cellulosic-detergent-alcohols_52837.html
June 10, 2013
BASF Coatings has opened a new training center for automotive refinishing at Cesano Maderno, Italy. The new refinish competence center will offer customers an opportunity to learn...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/italy/BASF-Coatings-opens-refinish-competence-center-in-Italy_52721.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/italy/Solvay-to-close-soda-ash-plant-in-Portugal-reduce-costs-by-&euro100-million_52594.html
June 5, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has identified what it says are several weaknesses in a study published by the UK Food and Environment Research Agency...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/italy/EFSA-EU-neonicotinoid-conclusions-not-affected-by-UK-study-on-bumble-bees_52571.html
June 5, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has launched a public consultation on draft guidance on how to carry out environmental risk assessments of plant protection...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/italy/EFSA-consults-on-risk-assessment-for-greenhouse-crops_52570.html
June 4, 2013
Valspar has announced that it plans to acquire Inver Holding (Bologna, Italy), a maker of liquid and powder coatings and resins for off-road equipment, windows, railways and trams, for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/italy/Valspar-to-acquire-industrial-coatings-business-in-Europe_52546.html
June 3, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it has concluded a peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of disodium phosphonate. The substance had been proposed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/italy/EFSA-concludes-risk-assessment-of-disodium-phosphonate_52497.html
May 31, 2013
The European Union's list of authorized food additives takes effect on 1 June, replacing previous European directives with a single regulation, says the European Food Safety Authority...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/italy/EU-food-additives-list-enters-into-force_52477.html
May 28, 2013
The insecticide fipronil poses a high acute risk to honeybees when used as a seed treatment for corn, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) concludes in a report...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/italy/EFSA-report-concludes-fipronil-poses-risk-to-bees_52306.html
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