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May 8, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says that its revenue for the first quarter of 2014 increased to €141.5 million ($196.8 million), compared with €138.4...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Tikkurila-sales-increase-by-2-2-percent-in-first-quarter-2014-Ebit-jumps-28-5-percent-YOY_60898.html
May 7, 2014
Emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from fossil fuel combustion by the 28 member states of the European Union decreased by 2.5% in in 2013 compared with those in 2012, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EU-carbon-dioxide-emissions-fall-by-2-5-percent-in-2013-compared-with-2012_60862.html
May 7, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it increased sales in the first quarter of 2014 of €470 million ($654 million) compared with €458 million in the year-ago quarter, or 2.6%...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Symrise-sales-up-2-6-percent-in-first-quarter-Ebitda-rises-by-9-0-percent_60854.html
May 7, 2014
Linde says it achieved sales of €4.05 billion ($5.63 billion) in first-quarter 2014, an increase of 1.5% versus the year-ago quarter, or 7.3% after adjusting for exchange rate...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Linde-operating-profit-falls-2-7-percent-on-slight-revenue-increase-confirms-2014-outlook_60848.html
May 4, 2014
Germany's environment minister, Barbara Hendricks; and the minister for research and education, Johanna Wanka, see a fundamental overhaul of energy production as a central element in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Germanys-energy-transition-is-key-for-climate-protection_60632.html
May 2, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a 45-day public consultation on a total of 19 testing proposals for 15 substances. The hazard endpoints for which vertebrate...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-testing-proposals-for-15-substances_60765.html
May 2, 2014
The European Commission has amended the list of chemicals subject to export notification, annex I, under the prior informed consent (PIC) regulation of 21 February, concerning certain...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-Commission-amends-list-of-chemicals-subject-to-export-notification_60763.html
May 2, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has announced that amendments to the the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) have now come into force. The objective of the amendments is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Amendments-to-biocidal-products-regulation-enter-into-force_60728.html
May 2, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started a public consultation on harmonized classification and labelling (CLH) proposals for the pesticides pencycuron and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Consultation-on-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-proposals-launched-on-pencycuron-benzovindiflupyr_60737.html
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
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