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May 7, 2014
Emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from fossil fuel combustion by the 28 member states of the European Union decreased by 2.5% in in 2013 compared with those in 2012, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EU-carbon-dioxide-emissions-fall-by-2-5-percent-in-2013-compared-with-2012_60862.html
May 7, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it increased sales in the first quarter of 2014 of €470 million ($654 million) compared with €458 million in the year-ago quarter, or 2.6%...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Symrise-sales-up-2-6-percent-in-first-quarter-Ebitda-rises-by-9-0-percent_60854.html
May 7, 2014
Linde says it achieved sales of €4.05 billion ($5.63 billion) in first-quarter 2014, an increase of 1.5% versus the year-ago quarter, or 7.3% after adjusting for exchange rate...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Linde-operating-profit-falls-2-7-percent-on-slight-revenue-increase-confirms-2014-outlook_60848.html
May 7, 2014
Evonik says it achieved sales of €320 billion ($4.45 billion) in first-quarter 2014, close to the prior-period level of €3.21 billion, a slight organic sales growth of 1%...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Evonik-Ebitda-falls-24-percent-on-organic-sales-growth-of-1-percent-reiterates-outlook-for-2014_60860.html
May 4, 2014
Germany's environment minister, Barbara Hendricks; and the minister for research and education, Johanna Wanka, see a fundamental overhaul of energy production as a central element in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germanys-energy-transition-is-key-for-climate-protection_60632.html
May 2, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a 45-day public consultation on a total of 19 testing proposals for 15 substances. The hazard endpoints for which vertebrate...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-testing-proposals-for-15-substances_60765.html
May 2, 2014
The European Commission has amended the list of chemicals subject to export notification, annex I, under the prior informed consent (PIC) regulation of 21 February, concerning certain...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-amends-list-of-chemicals-subject-to-export-notification_60763.html
May 2, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has announced that amendments to the the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) have now come into force. The objective of the amendments is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Amendments-to-biocidal-products-regulation-enter-into-force_60728.html
May 2, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started a public consultation on harmonized classification and labelling (CLH) proposals for the pesticides pencycuron and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Consultation-on-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-proposals-launched-on-pencycuron-benzovindiflupyr_60737.html
May 1, 2014
New technologies; an integrated approach to crop management; and harmonized, science-based regulatory regimes are necessary to help the agricultural industry meet the daunting task of feeding the world’s fast-growing and increasingly middle-class population, according to James Blome, president and CEO of BayerCropscience....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Emerging-issues-in-agriculture-can-be-met-with-innovation_60586.html
April 30, 2014
The UK Chemicals Stakeholder Forum, a body led by government but including the chemical industry, nongovernmental organizations, trade unions, and others, has launched a new advice on...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Chemical-Industries-Association-backs-new-advice-on-authorization-under-Reach_60658.html
April 29, 2014
Germany’s minister for the environment, Barbara Hendricks, has given the starting shot for the other federal ministries and federal states for the action program Climate...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germany-sets-fundamentals-for-Climate-Protection-2020_60656.html
April 29, 2014
The European Union's Ombudsman has concluded that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) is guilty of maladministration in a case involving risk assessment as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Ombudsman-condemns-EFSA-for-maladministration_60652.html
April 26, 2014
Members of the European Parliament (MEP) have voted in favor of halving the consumption of lightweight plastic bags by 2017, and reducing it by 80% by 2019 compared with 2010 levels...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Parliament-votes-to-reduce-usage-of-lightweight-plastic-bags_60608.html
April 25, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it welcomes the "wide-ranging and constructive dialog" with more than 60 stakeholders as part of a follow-up...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EFSA-welcomes-dialog-with-BPA-stakeholders_60604.html
April 25, 2014
PotashCorp reports first-quarter net income of $340 million, down 38% year-on-year (YOY). Earnings were 40 cts/share, above analyst estimates of 35 cts/share, according to Thomson...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/PotashCorp-reports-earnings-drop-raises-full-year-guidance_60578.html
April 25, 2014
Specialty chemical earnings have mostly beat estimates on volume gains. Bad weather hurt W.R. Grace’s results, although the company beat analysts’ expectations. 3M’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Specialty-earnings-solid-across-various-end-markets_60579.html
April 25, 2014
BASF says it is "implementing a series of measures" within its nutrition and health division, aimed at strengthening the competitiveness of its performance products segment...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/BASF-restructures-nutrition-and-health-260-jobs-to-go-by-end-of-2015_60602.html
April 25, 2014
The Chlorine Institute (CI) and ACC have asked the US District Court for the District of Minnesota to prevent Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) from imposing a restrictive new requirement...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/ACC-Chlorine-Institute-sue-to-stop-railroad-from-imposing-shipping-restrictions_60549.html
April 25, 2014
ACC on 22 April said its April monthly chemical activity barometer (CAB) reached its highest level since March 2008. On a three-month moving average basis, the April CAB grew 0.5% over...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/ACC-CAB-at-highest-level-since-2008_60580.html
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