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December 20, 2013
Koch Industries’ Invista subsidiary plans to become a significant supplier of nylon-12, building its position on a new monomer technology, the company announced on 18 December...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Invista-plans-to-produce-nylon-12_57569.html
December 20, 2013
EPA has announced the release of data from innovative screening technologies for 1,800 chemicals that are found in industrial and consumer products, food additives, and drugs through...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EPA-releases-screening-data-on-1800-chemicals_57570.html
December 20, 2013
Sherwin-Williams (SW), NL Industries, and ConAgra foods were found liable to pay $1.1 billion to replace or mitigate lead paint in thousands of homes in California in a court ruling...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Sherwin-Williams-NL-face-$1-1-billion-lead-paint-ruling_57571.html
December 20, 2013
Albemarle says it expects fourth-quarter earnings to total $83–88 million, or $1.02–1.07/share. This expectation compares with analysts’ expectation of $1.21/share. The shortfall...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Albemarle-updates-earnings-guidance_57572.html
December 20, 2013
AkzoNobel has announced that it has agreed to transfer pension obligations for current US retirees to MetLife Insurance. The company says the annuity purchase is expected to reduce...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Akzo-transfers-pensions_57573.html
December 20, 2013
ACC says its Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) rose slightly in December, signaling continued, moderate growth that is expected to continue in 2014. The CAB ticked up 0.1%, to 93.9,on...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ACC-CAB-ticks-higher_57574.html
December 20, 2013
Syngenta says that it has signed an agreement to sell its Dulcinea Farms (Ladera Ranch, CA) business to Pacific Trellis Fruit (Fresno, CA), an international grower and marketer of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Syngenta-produce-sale_57575.html
December 20, 2013
Air Products says that it has signed a long-term agreement for the production of carbon dioxide (CO2) with Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE; Council Bluffs, IA), an ethanol...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Air-Products-CO2-plant_57576.html
December 18, 2013
Cargill has announced that it will invest €60 million ($83 million) in an ethanol plant, to be located at Barby, near Dessau, in eastern Germany. The product will be used for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Cargill-to-invest-$83-million-in-ethanol-plant-eastern-Germany_57474.html
December 18, 2013
European small- and medium-size enterprises (SME) are becoming more resource-efficient and making a substantial contribution to the transition towards a low-carbon economy. This...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Eurobarometer-survey-European-SMEs-becoming-greener_57469.html
December 18, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says that two neonicotinoid insecticides, acetamiprid and imidacloprid, may affect the developing human nervous system. EFSA's...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EFSA-to-assess-potential-link-between-neonicotinoids-and-developmental-neurotoxicity_57468.html
December 18, 2013
The European Council, through the permanent representatives committee, has agreed with the European parliament on a draft regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases), to apply...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Europe-introduces-regulation-to-restrict-fluorinated-greenhouse-gases_57483.html
December 18, 2013
The European Commission has released a set of measures aimed at addressing air quality in Europe, the culmination of a major review of air policy started in 2011. The package adopted...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Europe-releases-new-clean-air-package_57476.html
December 18, 2013
The European Commission has opened an investigation into Germany's renewable energy law (EEG), chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) says. Germany's energy-intensive...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/VCI-says-financial-relief-for-energy-intensive-industries-is-critical-and-appropriate-update_57419.html
December 16, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that it has added seven new substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the candidate list for authorization, under the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-adds-seven-SVHCs-to-candidate-list-for-authorization_57423.html
December 13, 2013
The European Union's research and innovation program, Horizon 2020, was launched this week by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European commissioner for research, innovation, and science...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Chemical-industry-welcomes-launch-of-EUs-$110-billion-Horizon-2020-research-and-innovation-program_57396.html
December 13, 2013
Celanese says it has completed consultation processes by its French subsidiary with employee delegates at the company’s Roussillon, France, site and by its Spanish subsidiary with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Celanese-closures-in-France-Spain-by-year-end_57335.html
December 13, 2013
The Russian authorities have approved the use of genetically modified (GM) crops as of 1 July 2014. The registration process for GM seeds may take more than one year, with the first...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Russia-approves-use-of-GM-crops-first-yields-in-2016-17_57336.html
December 13, 2013
AkzoNobel says it will close two coil coatings production sites, one at Gamleby, Sweden, and the other at Nuremberg, Germany. Production at the Gamleby site will be folded into plants...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/AkzoNobel-closes-coatings-plants-in-Sweden-Germany_57337.html
December 13, 2013
BASF says it has signed a contract with Kaneka Belgium (Westerlo-Oevel), a subsidiary of Kaneka Corp. (Osaka), to sell BASF’s Vinuran polyvinyl chloride (PVC) modifier business. BASF...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BASF-to-sell-PVC-modifier-business-to-Kaneka-Belgium_57338.html
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