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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/news_briefs/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/news_briefs/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/news_briefs/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/news_briefs/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/news_briefs/EFSA-welcomes-dialog-with-BPA-stakeholders_60604.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/news_briefs/BASF-restructures-nutrition-and-health-260-jobs-to-go-by-end-of-2015_60602.html
April 25, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries says it has ended discussions to sell its mothballed refinery at Berre, France, to petroleum trading firm Sotragem (Monaco) and that it will make the closure of the refinery permanent. Privately owned Sotragem’s proposal to buy the unit, which emerged last September, did not offer acceptable commercial terms and included no guarantee that operations at the facility would restart, LyondellBasell says....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/LyondellBasell-ends-refinery-talks-increases-dividend_60542.html
April 25, 2014
TransCanada (Calgary, AB) has closed the sale of Cancarb to Tokai Carbon (Tokyo) for $190 million. Cancarb, a producer of carbon black, has a 45,000-m.t./year plant at Medicine Hat...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Tokai-Carbon-completes-acquisition-of-Cancarb_60543.html
April 25, 2014
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a study finding that a lack of consistent government-wide data on the number and type of National Environmental Policy Act...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/GAO-reports-lack-of-data-on-US-environmental-reviews_60544.html
April 25, 2014
Novozymes will establish an R&D center in the United States dedicated to the bioagriculture business. The center will be located near Research Triangle Park, at Cary, NC, where the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Novozymes-to-establish-NC-bioagriculture-R-and-D-center_60545.html
April 25, 2014
K+S Potash Canada (Saskatoon, SK), a subsidiary of K+S Group (Kassel, Germany); and Pacific Coast Terminals (PCT; Port Moody, BC) have signed an exclusive, long-term contract for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/K+S-potash-project_60546.html
April 25, 2014
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) has resumed production at its industrial fermentation plant at Brotas, Brazil, following planned maintenance and upgrade, the company says. The plant produces...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Amyris-restarts-in-Brazil_60547.html
April 25, 2014
Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI; Albany, NY) says that it will transition discovery and development services (DDS) activities at its Syracuse, NY, site to other sites within AMRI...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/AMRI-shuts-Syracuse_60548.html
April 25, 2014
AkzoNobel registered €129 million ($178 million) in net income attributable to shareholders in the first quarter, up 45% year-on-year (YOY) mainly because of lower financing...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/AkzoNobels-income-up-on-lower-financing-costs_60567.html
April 25, 2014
Output of chemicals in the European Union increased in January for the fourth consecutive month, or 3.3% year-on-year (YOY), according to Cefic....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EU-output-increases-for-fourth-consecutive-month_60568.html
April 25, 2014
FutureCarbon (Bayreuth, Germany) has agreed to acquire the bulk of Bayer MaterialScience’s intellectual property (IP), patents, and technology for carbon nanotubes (CNT) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Bayer-sells-IP-patents-for-nanotubes-graphenes_60569.html
April 25, 2014
Praxair says it has strengthened its position in Italy through the acquisition of Messer Italia’s liquid carbon dioxide, oxygen, nitrogen and argon, and packaged gases...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Praxair-and-Messer-trade-assets-in-France-and-Italy_60570.html
April 25, 2014
Vopak has signed an equity transfer agreement with Xianglu Petrochemical Zhangzhou (Zhangzhou, China), a subsidiary of Xianglu Petrochemicals (Xiamen, China), under which Vopak will...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Vopak-signs-China-deal_60571.html
April 25, 2014
BASF says it has expanded production capacities for the company’s Ultramid C–branded nylon copolymer for flexible food packaging films at Ludwigshafen. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BASF-nylon-hike_60572.html
April 25, 2014
Merck KGaA has again extended its recommended cash offer for AZ Electronic Materials (Luxembourg) until 2 May, since antitrust clearance by the Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Merck-AZ-bid-extended_60599.html
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