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June 17, 2015
Applied Graphene Materials (Redcar, UK), a producer of specialty graphene materials, says it has received its first patent approval for its process for manufacturing graphene...
June 15, 2015
The new name of Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) will be Covestro, effective 1 September. Bayer intends to float Covestro on the stock market by mid-2016 at the latest. The plan for BMS to become a separate firm was announced in September 2014....
June 15, 2015
The massive buildup of petrochemical capacity, based on shale gas, in North America is a long-term competitive threat to Europe’s chemical business, says Tom Crotty, group director at Ineos....
June 15, 2015
The European Commission has approved International Chemical Investors Group’s (ICIG) proposed acquisition of a number of chlorvinyls businesses belonging to Ineos. The...
June 12, 2015
Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) has announced today that it has expanded its product portfolio of two-dimensional (2D) materials to include some not based on carbon. The company says it will...
June 11, 2015
“Together for everything” is the motto of an information campaign that has been initiated by Germany’s energy-intensive companies, the energy sector, and the IG BCE...
June 11, 2015
Biological chemistry firm METabolic EXplorer (Metex; Clermont-Ferrand, France) says it has today signed a joint development agreement with UPM (Helsinki) to develop a process for...
June 4, 2015
The Federation of German Industries (BDI; Berlin) and the trade union IG BCE (Hanover), representing workers in the chemical, mining, and energy sectors, have released the results of a...
June 4, 2015
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has published its scientific opinion on acrylamide in food, reconfirming a draft opinion that was made available for an open...
June 3, 2015
Germany’s chemical industries association VCI (Frankfurt) has expressed reservations on the draft bill introduced by the finance minister on inheritance tax. “The...
June 3, 2015
Germany has scored top in Europe and third worldwide in Ernst & Young's (EY) 2015 European Attractiveness Survey. Only China and the United States placed higher in the global...
June 2, 2015
The European Parliament’s committee on industry, research, and energy, in a draft opinion, has called on the parliament’s environment, public health, and food safety...
June 2, 2015
The World Bank has invited Germany to join its "Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition," a new initiative for the development and introduction of an effective global price for...
June 2, 2015
Members of the European Parliament’s international committee on trade (INTA) have approved a series of draft recommendations to the European Commission’s negotiators on the...
June 1, 2015
Six major oil and gas companies have called on governments and on the United Nations framework convention on climate change (UNFCCC) to introduce pricing systems for carbon, where they...
June 1, 2015
The environment committee of the European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favor of a reform of the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). The text negotiated...
June 1, 2015
Recipharm (Jordbro, Sweden), a contract development and manufacturing organization that produces pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients, says it has appointed...
May 29, 2015
Sabic has undergone a raft of changes recently. Chief among them are a reshuffle of the company’s top management, a reorganization of strategic business units (SBUs), and reduced profitability caused by cheaper oil, which dragged down petrochemical prices. Sabic, together with other Mideast petrochemical players, continues to face feedstock shortages for new domestic upstream investments. Consequently, it is looking to widen its downstream portfolio in Saudi Arabia and expand overseas....
May 29, 2015
Perstorp has officially opened its Valerox plant, a state-of-the-art oxo alcohols production unit at Stenungsund, Sweden....
May 28, 2015
The majority of biotechnology companies in Germany expect an improvement in business during the second half of this year, according to the latest survey conducted by the German...
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