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November 15, 2013
The European Council says it has approved an amendment to a directive on batteries and accumulators in order to reduce the amount of cadmium and mercury released into the environment...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Council-approves-amendment-on-Cd-Hg-in-batteries_56722.html
November 15, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested testing proposals for tert-dodecanethiol (TDM). The hazard endpoint for which vertebrate testing has been proposed is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-tert-dodecanethiol_56727.html
November 15, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that its member state committee (MSC) has agreed that the agency should request further information on six substances. The MSC...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-to-request-additional-information-on-six-substances_56720.html
November 14, 2013
A large majority—77%— of executives in Germany are in favor of the country's Energiewende, or energy transition, according to a survey conducted by chemical industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germanys-energy-transition-executives-in-favor-but-not-at-any-price_56695.html
November 13, 2013
Germany's chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says it is 'concerned' about discussions to reform the country's renewable energy law (EEG), as part of negotiations to form a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/VCI-calls-for-a-reduction-in-energy-cost-not-a-redistribution_56675.html
November 13, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has received seven applications for authorization for uses of bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) under...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/DEHP-DBP-authorization-under-Reach-ECHA-initiates-eight-week-public-consultation_56671.html
November 12, 2013
The use of carbon dioxide (CO2) as a renewable resource in the chemical industry can be a key strategy to support the sustainable development and future competitiveness of the chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Cefic-Carbon-dioxide-is-renewable-feedstock_56639.html
November 12, 2013
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says it will change its external reporting structure by reducing to two reporting segments instead of the previous four. The company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Tikkurila-to-change-reporting-structure-from-2014_56638.html
November 11, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on a proposal for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) for 1,2-dichloropropane (propylene dichloride). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-invites-comments-on-proposals-for-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-of-12-dichloropropane_56617.html
November 8, 2013
Celanese has announced that its French and Spanish subsidiaries have informed the company’s employee delegates at Roussillon, France, and its works council at Tarragona, Spain...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Celanese-and-Sasol-announce-plant-closures-in-Europe_56503.html
November 8, 2013
Styrolution (Frankfurt), the world’s leading producer of styrenics, marked in October the second anniversary since its creation as a joint venture between BASF and Ineos....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Styrolution-unveils-new-strategy-says-BASF-unlikely-to-quit_56504.html
November 8, 2013
Leading Europe-based companies posted a mixed set of financial results for the third quarter. Most firms report lower sales, reflecting continued tough economic conditions in Europe...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Leading-firms-struggle-to-maintain-profits-and-sales_56542.html
November 7, 2013
Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in Germany have called for the speedy formation of a new federal government, so that important reforms can be implemented, says industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/VCI-calls-for-rapid-reform-of-renewable-energy-laws-opposes-any-increase-in-tax_56344.html
November 7, 2013
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says "its profitability was at a record-high level in third-quarter 2013." Ebit before non-recurring items was €33.3...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Tikkurila-posts-record-third-quarter-profitability_56525.html
November 7, 2013
The European Commission has referred a request related to cultivation of a genetically-modified organism (GMO), originally submitted 12 years ago, to the council of ministers. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-refers-GMO-cultivation-request-to-Council-of-Ministers_56519.html
November 7, 2013
The European Commission has proposed the legislation necessary for the European Union to formally ratify the second commitment period (2013–2020) of the Kyoto Protocol on climate...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-proposes-ratification-of-second-phase-of-Kyoto-Protocol_56517.html
November 6, 2013
The chemical industry in Germany slowed during third-quarter 2013, chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) says. Production in July–September remained at the level of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/German-chemical-industry-Restrained-start-to-second-half-2013_56479.html
November 5, 2013
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it has increased Ebitda 10%, to €290.2 million ($392 million) in the first nine months of 2013. Group sales rose 10%, to €1.4 billion, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Symrise-posts-10-percent-increase-in-sales-Ebitda_56446.html
November 5, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has set population reference intakes for vitamin C and adequate intakes for manganese, the authority says. EFSA is updating...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EFSA-publishes-reference-values-for-intake-of-vitamin-C-manganese_56444.html
November 5, 2013
The European Commission has adopted a proposal that requires European member states to reduce their use of lightweight plastic carrier bags. Such plastic bags are often used only once...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-proposes-reduction-in-use-of-plastic-bags_56443.html
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