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June 27, 2014
Univar will soon select Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, and Bank of America to underwrite Univar’s anticipated initial public offering, according to a Reuters report. Univar confirmed...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Report-Univar-to-select-banks-for-IPO_62102.html
June 27, 2014
EPA has approved BASF’s Sultan miticide with the active ingredient cyflumetofen for use in greenhouses, nurseries, landscapes, and interiorscapes, the company says. The product is a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BASF-EPA-approval_62107.html
June 27, 2014
Dow Chemical will start constructing its previously announced, 1.5-million m.t./year Freeport, TX, ethylene plant on 30 June. The project, which received final permitting approval from EPA in May, remains on track to start up in the first half of 2017, Dow says....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Dow-to-start-constructing-Freeport-ethane-cracker-at-end-of-June_62108.html
June 26, 2014
Several companies have appealed against a decision taken by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) on C14-C17 chloro alkanes (medium-chain chlorinated paraffins, MCCP), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Companies-appeal-ECHA-decision-on-medium-chain-chlorinated-alkanes_62083.html
June 26, 2014
A group of companies has appealed against a decision on carbon tetrachloride by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki), the agency says. The appealing companies are: the German...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Companies-appeal-ECHA-decision-on-carbon-tetrachloride_62048.html
June 25, 2014
The European Commission has today strictly limited the level of bisphenol A (BPA) in toys for children up to the age of three years and for toys that are intended to be in the mouth...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-Commission-strictly-limits-BPA-in-toys_62014.html
June 24, 2014
German chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) has sharply criticized the agreement between the German government and the European Commission to tax new plants for in-house...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/VCI-bemoans-fall-in-competitiveness-with-new-tariffs-for-in-house-electricity-production_62004.html
June 24, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited interested parties to comment on a hazard class open for public consultation for linalool. The dossier...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-requests-comments-on-CLH-for-linalool_61994.html
June 23, 2014
The European Commission says that 66 new partners are being invited to join the Graphene Flagship—one of Europe’s largest research initiatives—following a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Europes-Graphene-Flagship-to-double-number-of-partners_61967.html
June 20, 2014
Cefic says that Europe's output of chemicals will grow by 2.0% this year on the back of rising industrial demand, in particular from the automotive industry. Production is expected to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Cefic-Europes-chemical-output-to-grow-2-0-percent-this-year_61945.html
June 20, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on a draft opinion by its committee for socioeconomic analysis (SEAC). The opinion is on a proposal...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-draft-SEAC-opinion-restricting-nonylphenol-nonylphenol-ethoxylates_61952.html
June 20, 2014
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) it has opened a photovoltaic (PV) installation at its Hazlet, NJ, facility. The company says that the installation supports its commitment...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/IFF-opens-PV-installation-at-NJ-site_61947.html
June 19, 2014
France has submitted a proposal to restrict the marketing of thermal paper containing bisphenol A (BPA) under the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Restriction-proposed-on-BPA-in-thermal-paper_61932.html
June 19, 2014
BASF says that it opposes the authorization for prolonged use of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) under the European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BASF-opposes-authorizing-HBCD-under-Reach_61927.html
June 18, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that its committee for risk assessment (RAC) has adopted an opinion on a Swedish restriction proposal on nonylphenol and nonylphenol...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-committees-restrict-nonylphenol-and-nonylphenol-ethoxylates-in-textiles_61904.html
June 16, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has added four substances to the candidate list of substance of very high concern (SVHC), which now contains 155 substances. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Reach-candidate-list-updated-with-four-new-SVHCs_61837.html
June 16, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on potential candidates for substitution for triclosan and medetomidine under the scope of the biocidal...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-potential-candidates-for-substitution-for-triclosan-medetomidine_61833.html
June 13, 2014
The German government says that it welcomes the European Commission's proposal for a prompt and sustainable reform of the European Union’s emissions trading system but...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Germany-pushes-for-stricter-reform-of-emissions-trading_61806.html
June 13, 2014
The German government wants to top up its financial contribution to international climate protection. Gerd Müller, Germany’s development minister; and Barbara Hendricks...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Germany-to-provide-more-money-for-climate-protection_61805.html
June 13, 2014
Germany’s association of biotechnology industries (DIB; Frankfurt) has criticized the council of EU environment ministers' majority decision to extend the approval...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/DIB-criticizes-national-ban-on-cultivation-of-genetically-modified-plants_61799.html
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