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March 26, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on a proposal to amend the hazard classification and labeling (CLH) for diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP), the agency...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-invites-comments-on-hazard-classification-and-labeling-for-DIBP_59837.html
March 24, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for a total of 26 testing proposals for 16 substances. The hazard endpoints for which vertebrate testing was proposed are...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-16-substances_59793.html
March 21, 2014
The chemical sector in Germany rounded off a turbulent 2013 with a strong fourth quarter, says industry association VCI (Frankfurt). Production in Germany’s third-largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/German-industry-ends-2013-strongly-positive-on-2014_59702.html
March 21, 2014
Wacker Chemie has provided more details on its strategies following the recent announcement of the company’s preliminary results....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Wacker-Better-results-in-2014-polysilicon-deal-with-China_59703.html
March 21, 2014
The fourth-quarter 2013 results of leading Europe-based companies reflect continued uncertainty in European and overseas economies as well as financial challenges, such as unfavorable...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Leading-companies-battle-to-boost-sales-earnings_59725.html
March 20, 2014
The number of carbon dioxide emission permits to be auctioned within the European Union’s emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) will be reduced by 400 million during 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EU-ETS-Repairs-underway_59690.html
March 19, 2014
BASF says it has declared force majeure on citral-based aroma chemicals, as well as vitamin A and vitamin E products. The company has shut down the citral plant at Ludwigshafen because...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/BASF-declares-force-majeur-on-citral-derivatives_59664.html
March 19, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started an open consultation on a harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposal for triflumizole, a pesticide. The substance...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-opens-CLH-consultation-for-triflumizole_59663.html
March 19, 2014
The risk assessment committee (RAC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has adopted an opinion to strengthen the existing classification of bisphenol A (BPA) under the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-proposes-stronger-classification-of-BPA_59658.html
March 18, 2014
In the next few weeks, the direction will be set at Brussels and Berlin for the future of the German chemical industry, chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Energy-policy-decisive-for-the-future-of-the-German-chemical-industry_59641.html
March 18, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it will hold a follow-up meeting for stakeholders and interested parties to discuss comments received during the public...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Bisphenol-A-EFSA-to-hold-follow-up-meeting-on-public-consultations_59643.html
March 18, 2014
The European Commission says it has asked member states to monitor the presence of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in food over the next two years. The move is in response to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Brominated-flame-retardants-European-Commission-requests-monitoring-in-food_59647.html
March 17, 2014
The European Commission says it welcomes the European Parliament’s recent approval of the commission’s proposal to significantly reduce emissions of fluorinated gases...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-welcomes-European-Parliaments-vote-on-F-gases_59617.html
March 14, 2014
Eight manufacturers of expanded polystyrene (EPS), participating in the hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) consortium, have successfully submitted an application for authorization to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EPS-producers-submit-Reach-authorization-dossier-for-HBCDD_59597.html
March 14, 2014
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) says its sales in full-year 2013 fell 19.9%, to 281.1 million Swiss francs ($322 million) and Ebitda plummeted by 51.4%, to SF17.7 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Gurit-full-year-2013-sales-fall-19-9-percent-Ebitda-plummets-51-4-percent_59596.html
March 14, 2014
Arkema, having reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 results, says it is confident that it will grow Ebitda in 2014. Adjusted net income from continuing operations in the fourth...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Arkema-sees-earnings-growth-in-2014_59546.html
March 14, 2014
Jim Ratcliffe, chairman of Ineos, says that much of Europe’s chemical industry could close within a decade. In a recently published open letter to José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, Ratcliffe expresses deep concern about the future of the European chemical sector and its 1 million direct and 5 million indirect jobs. “Sadly, I predict that much of it will face closure within the next 10 years,” Ratcliffe says....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Ineos-chair-Europes-industry-could-vanish-within-a-decade_59547.html
March 14, 2014
Bayer reports higher sales and profits for the fourth quarter and full-year 2013 and forecasts for this year about 5% sales growth on a currency- and-portfolio-adjusted basis. Marijn Dekkers, chairman of Bayer, speaking at a recent press briefing at Leverkusen, said that the company’s five recently launched pharmaceutical products have a much higher peak sales potential than originally estimated....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Bayer-reports-higher-profits-ups-pharma-pipeline-estimate_59486.html
March 13, 2014
The European Parliament has approved draft rules that would lead to a ban on the use of climate-unfriendly fluorinated gases in air-conditioners and refrigerators by 2020–2025...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Parliament-approves-measures-to-ban-F-gases_59538.html
March 12, 2014
The chemical industry in Germany rounded off a turbulent 2014 with a strong fourth quarter, says chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt). Production in Germany’s third...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/VCI-German-chemical-industry-achieves-strong-end-to-2013-outlook-positive-for-2014_59493.html
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