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December 10, 2015
One of the global megatrends being addressed by a number of chemical companies is health and nutrition, or how to feed a planet of 7 billion people that will reach 9 billion by 2050, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)....
December 11, 2015
Dow Chemical has announced that it will become the 100% owner of Dow Corning, which is currently a 50-50 joint venture with Corning. As part of the deal, Corning will receive $4.8...
December 7, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has concluded that the socio-economic benefits of restricting the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in thermal paper are unlikely to be higher...
December 3, 2015
Global plasticizers use is set to rise to 10.3 million m.t. by 2019, with an average annual growth of 3.9% in 2014–19, IHS Chemical says in an overview published earlier this year....
December 3, 2015
Germany’s environment minister has initiated a national competition for the fifth consecutive year on environmental cooling technology. The “Cooling prize 2016” is...
November 26, 2015
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has announced the availability of semi-transparent, gray organic photovoltaic (OPV) modules for use in buildings. The modules, developed together with...
November 25, 2015
The European Parliament has voted in a resolution against a proposal for recycling plastics containing diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP). The European Commission, the executive branch of...
November 19, 2015
The 10th European Bioplastics Conference, held recently in Berlin, featured speakers on a range of topics, including the role of bioplastics in the circular economy....
November 20, 2015
ACC says that specialty chemicals market volumes in the United States slipped 0.1% in October (on a three-month moving average, 3MMA basis), following a gain of 0.3% in September...
November 5, 2015
The global consumption of superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) was 1.98 million m.t. in 2013, up 8.2% from 2010 levels, according to IHS Chemical. Demand grew the strongest for feminine hygiene applications, up an average 4.6%/year from 2010 to 2013, followed by adult incontinence products, at 3.7%/year, largely because of low market saturation for feminine hygiene products in developing regions and an aging population....
November 5, 2015
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) has introduced renewable Capa for bioplastics at the 2015 European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin. The capa for bioplastics is a concept that builds on...
October 29, 2015
Despite being a mature product in a mature market, monosodium L-glutamate’s (MSG) global demand is estimated to increase by almost 4% annually, to nearly 3.9 million m.t., during...
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