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October 17, 2014
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC; Brussels) has produced a state-of-the-art review of test methods and computational approaches as alternatives to animal...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-Alternative-methods-to-avoid-testing-chemicals-on-animals_64574.html
October 17, 2014
Increasing energy efficiency is a requirement to protect the climate but offers the German economy many opportunities, Barbara Hendricks, Germany’s environment minister, said...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Germanys-environment-minister-Economy-plays-a-central-role-in-climate-protection_64573.html
October 16, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has published a substance evaluation report for tetrachloroethylene. The evaluating member state, Latvia, has evaluated the substance...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Tetrachloroethylene-No-EU-regulatory-action-needed-based-on-substance-evaluation-report_64556.html
October 16, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says it has acquired ISO Paint Nordic (Lunderskov, Denmark). ISO Paint Nordic is a family-owned business that was established in 1999...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Tikkurila-to-acquire-ISO-Paint-Nordic-specialist-in-energy-efficient-coatings_64550.html
October 15, 2014
Fragrances and flavors group Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) has today officially launched a legal subsidiary in Lagos, strengthening its position in Africa. The location will include...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Symrise-founds-subsidiary-in-Nigeria-strengthens-position-in-Africa_64526.html
October 15, 2014
Evonik Industries today opened a production plant in São Paulo State, Brazil, to make ingredients for customers in the cosmetics and consumer goods industries. The plant has the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Evonik-opens-plant-for-cosmetics-and-consumer-goods-in-Brazil_64527.html
October 15, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that 2,3-epoxypropyl methacrylate (glycidyl methacrylate) has been added to the registry of intentions (ROI) under the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Glycidyl-methacrylate-added-to-ECHAs-registry-of-intentions_64524.html
October 15, 2014
The United Kingdom competent authority says that it will submit a restriction proposal to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) in January 2015 to restrict...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-calls-for-evidence-on-the-persistence-and-bioaccumulation-of-two-siloxanes_64522.html
October 15, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started a 45-day public commenting period on the harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposal for triadimenol. The deadline...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-starts-CLH-public-consultation-on-triadimenol_64521.html
October 15, 2014
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says that the reduction in the reallocation charge as part of the country’s renewable energy law (EEG) is at best a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/VCI-Minimal-reduction-in-renewable-energy-reallocation-is-a-drop-in-the-bucket_64518.html
October 14, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has published scientific opinions on dietary reference values (DRVs) for zinc. The opinions were all made available for public...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EFSA-publishes-dietary-reference-values-for-zinc_64498.html
October 14, 2014
Germany’s chemical industry trade association VCI (Frankfurt) has spoken out against a reduced version of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/VCI-speaks-out-against-reduced-scope-of-EU-US-trade-deal_64492.html
October 10, 2014
Givaudan (Geneva), a leading flavors and fragrances company, says its sales reached 1.12 billion Swiss francs ($1.18 billion) in the third quarter of 2014 compared with SF1.09 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Givaudan-reports-increase-in-sales-in-third-quarter-and-first-nine-months-sustained-volume-growth-in-all-markets_64448.html
October 10, 2014
The use of fluorinated gases (F-gases) in the European Union has fallen for the third consecutive year, according to a report, Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2013, published by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Fluorinated-gas-usage-in-the-European-Union-declines-for-third-consecutive-year-EEA-report_64451.html
October 10, 2014
Bayer chairman and CEO Marijn Dekkers is the new president of German chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt). VCI’s general assembly, held recently in Frankfurt, elected Dekkers president for a two-year term starting immediately. He has been a member of VCI’s presidential council since 2011. Dekkers succeeds Merck KGaA chairman Karl-Ludwig Kley as VCI president....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Bayer-chairman-elected-VCI-president_64399.html
October 10, 2014
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) says that it will quit the purified terephthalic acid (PTA) business at the end of March 2015. MGC and Toyobo are partners in Mizushima Aroma, an equally...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical-to-quit-PTA-business_64400.html
October 10, 2014
Ineos has announced plans to give 6% of its shale gas revenues to homeowners, landowners, and communities who live above the company’s future shale operations in the United Kingdom...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Ineos-to-share-UK-shale-bonanza-with-communities_64401.html
October 10, 2014
AkzoNobel says that its new CFO, Maëlys Castella, has been appointed to the AkzoNobel board. Castella is already a member of the company’s executive committee and has been CFO since 15 September....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/CFO-joins-board_64402.html
October 10, 2014
Deepak Fertilisers & Petrochemicals (Pune, India) says that its wholly owned subsidiary, Smartchem Technologies, has formed a joint venture to produce mining explosives in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Australia-explosives-JV_64403.html
October 10, 2014
BASF has started up its second production line for hexamethylene diisocyanate–based polyisocyanates at its Caojing, China, site, near Shanghai. The company has been operating an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BASF-start-up_64404.html
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