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February 21, 2014
AVA Biochem (Muttenz, Switzerland) said on 3 February that it has begun commercial-scale production of high-purity renewable 5-hydroxymethylfurfural at Clariant’s Infrapark at...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/5-HMF-unit-brought-online_59008.html
February 21, 2014
Myriant (Quincy, MA) announced on 19 February that it has supplied commercial quantities of biosuccinic acid to Oxea for use in the production of biobased, phthalate-free plasticizers...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Myriant-supplies-Oxea_59009.html
February 21, 2014
Biochemical company Global Bioenergies (Evry, France) and automaker Audi have signed a collaboration agreement to develop isobutene-derived isooctane. The agreement also foresees the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Audi-inks-isooctane-collaboration_59010.html
February 21, 2014
Detergents and cleaning products are shaping up to be favorable markets for renewable chemical manufacturers, who say their products can improve performance and reduce environmental impact....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Renewables-gaining-ground-in-cleaning-products-market_59011.html
February 6, 2014
The 550,000 workers in the German chemical industry have won a pay increase of 3.7%, following several rounds of pay tariff negotiations between the chemical employers association BAVC...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Chemical-workers-in-Germany-win-3-7-percent-pay-increase_58598.html
January 22, 2014
The European Commission says it has "adopted a recommendation aimed at ensuring that proper environmental and climate safeguards are in place for fracking." The commission...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Shale-gas-in-Europe-Commission-recommends-minimum-principles_58175.html
December 6, 2013
NACD’s annual meeting, held 17–21 November at Marco Island, FL, drew its highest turnout in a number of years—over 600 members. Strengths in North American oil and gas markets, regional growth, and value-added services were key topics during the meeting....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/NACD-2013-Distributors-and-suppliers-optimistic-Participants-say-North-American-shale-is-creating-export-opportunities_57126.html
December 6, 2013
NACD’s legislative affairs department continues to work with lobbyists in Congress to address important member issues as the year comes to a close. Although the government has had...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/NACD-TSCA-reform-responsible-distribution-top-focus_57127.html
November 29, 2013
German trade union IG BCE (Hanover), representing workers in the chemical, mining, and energy sectors, has called for a pay rise of 5.5% ahead of the forthcoming round of pay...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/German-chemical-workers-demand-5-5-percent-wage-rise_57003.html
November 27, 2013
The announcement of an agreement between the two major parties to form a coalition government in Germany has been cautiously welcomed. But important industrial-political questions have...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/New-federal-German-government-welcomed-by-industry-but-important-issues-remain_56978.html
November 22, 2013
The mood at the K plastics trade show, which took place at Düsseldorf in October, was cautiously optimistic and not without reason. The latest production, demand, and waste-management figures show an improved environment for plastics....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/K-2013-Plastics-output-up-industry-cautious_56866.html
November 18, 2013
The European Union and the United States have concluded the second round of week-long negotiations for the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP). "Significant...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/EU-and-US-conclude-second-round-of-trade-negotiations-at-Brussels_56752.html
November 8, 2013
CPhI, the largest annual trade fair for the global pharmaceutical and pharma ingredients industry and held recently at Frankfurt, attracted about 2,200 exhibitors and 34,000 visitors...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/CPhI-2013-Bullish-mood-at-Frankfurt_56544.html
August 9, 2013
The shale revolution is already revitalizing the oil and gas industry, but what is the impact on petrochemical companies? IHS Chemical Week recently discussed the issue with Jeffrey Plotkin, v.p./training and education at IHS Chemical....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Shale-Assessing-an-industry-game-changer-Training-to-bridge-the-skills-and-opportunity-gap_54340.html
July 26, 2013
The semiconductor industry is faced with daunting technical and cost hurdles as it navigates shorter innovation cycles and new chip architectures, according to attendees of Semicon West, held in early July at San Francisco. Unprecedented levels of materials development is required to ensure fabricators can produce chips that meet consumer demand for cutting-edge gadgets, speakers said....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Chip-makers-suppliers-face-technical-hurdles-Mobile-Era-driving-new-architectures_53898.html
June 28, 2013
Williams (Houston) on 23 June released an initial assessment of the damage to its Geismar, LA, olefins plant, which has been off-line since an explosion in the propylene fractionator...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Williams-finds-extensive-damage-to-Geismar-cracker-outlook-uncertain_53245.html
June 28, 2013
Europe’s chemical distributors must overcome a number of challenges, including the demands of globalization as well as a growing regulatory burden, said speakers at the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Regulation-globalization-challenge-distributors_53268.html
June 24, 2013
The start of negotiations on a transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TIPP), announced this week by US president Obama and European Union council president van Rompuy at...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Cefic-welcomes-start-of-negotiations-on-a-transatlantic-trade-and-investment-partnership_53040.html
June 21, 2013
Innovation will be a key theme at the K 2013 plastics and rubber trade fair at Düsseldorf later this year. Total, Clariant, PolyOne, and DSM—a few of the chemical and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Innovation-remains-key-to-plastics-growth-Redefining-strategy-around-consumer-needs_52974.html
June 21, 2013
The key theme for Borealis, Borouge, and Nova Chemicals at the K 2013 plastics and rubber trade fair at Düsseldorf later this year will be Open your mind, Borealis said at a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Borealis-Borouge-Nova-outline-investment-plans-Showcasing-developments-at-pre-K-event_52975.html
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