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April 6, 2009
The Ontario Ministry of Environment is expected this week to advance a proposed toxics use reduction law that industry executives say would complicate existing efforts under the...
October 29, 2008

Developed in the 1950s, sorbitol is now the most consumed sugar alcohol. In all applications, demand for sorbitol is largely a function of its unique combination of functional properties as a humectant, sweetener, bulking agent, stabilizer, softener, emulsifier, and its surface-active properties. Use in personal care products (mainly toothpaste), food and confections and in the manufacture of vitamin C accounted for 78% of world consumption in 2007; these applications will continue to account for over 75% of world demand in the near future....

October 29, 2008
Increasingly, biomass is being utilized as a source of organic compounds—including polymers and their intermediate monomers and comonomers....
October 29, 2008
Many elements are used sparingly by the chemical industry, but that their use is small in volume compared with petrochemicals does not mean they are commensurately unimportant....
October 29, 2008
Three EU countries (Germany, the Netherlands and the UK) are planning to tax biofuels according to their carbon footprints. The EU has picked up the idea as well (its legislation, if passed, would apply to all 27 member states) and so has the US federal government. The basic principle of carbon certification is that to qualify for tax relief or subsidy, a biofuel must have carbon footprint 20-40% lower than the ‘reference’ petrofuel it putatively substitutes.
Fine in principle, except in practice, the governments disagree as to which fuels qualify....

October 29, 2008
Chemical management services—or CMS—is an evolving business segment of the chemical supply business....
July 31, 2008
Cefic's Long-range Research Initiative (LRI) is part of the chemical industry’s programme to address societal concerns and boost understanding of the long-term impacts of its...
May 7, 2008
Climate Changes your Business, a report by KPMG detailing the risks climate change poses to the chemicals industry and other sectors. The study is a review of 50 reports about the impact of climate change on various sectors....
May 7, 2008
(White Paper) Over the past few years biofuels in general and biodiesel in particular have attracted
an increasing interest as potential solutions to pressing challenges including global
warming as well as depletion of conventional crude oil reserves...


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