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NACD 2014: ACC, NACD agree to align Responsible Care and Responsible Distribution programs

1:54 PM MST | November 20, 2014 | Lindsay Frost in Scottsdale, AZ

ACC and NACD have renewed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to better align their respective performance programs, including commitments to share best practices, systems and performance metrics. The groups announced the agreement at NACD’s annual...


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Johnson Matthey's first-half profits stable

Johnson Matthey reported a profit of £172.8 million ($216.6 million) for the company's fiscal first half ended 30 September 2014, a decrease of 0.5% compared with the same period last year. Revenue fell by just over 25% year-on-year (YOY), to £4.8...

Ineos pledges to become the biggest UK shale player with a $1-billion investment

Ratcliffe: UK shale reserves are similar to US Ineos today pledged to invest $1 billion in UK shale gas exploration and appraisal if it wins all the shale gas licenses it has applied for. The company held a rare press conference in London, fronted by Jim...

NACD 2014: Regulatory hurdles persist

After the recent US mid-term elections with Republicans once again taking control of the Senate, distributors and producers are holding out hope that the regulatory burden lessens and that legislation such as the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is pushed...

Cefic study—Costly energy, lower R&D spending have eroded EU chemical sector's competitiveness

High energy costs and lower R&D spending have eroded the competitiveness of the European Union's chemical industry in export markets during the last two decades, Cefic says. A study by Oxford Economics (Oxford, UK), commissioned by Cefic—published...

Bayer CropScience opens weed resistance competence center at Frankfurt

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Sunshine Biopharma signs manufacturing deal with Lonza

Sunshine Biopharma (Montreal), a pharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of various forms of cancer, says that it has entered into an agreement with Lonza for the manufacture of...

Evonik appoints new head of China business

Evonik Industries says that Claas-Jürgen Klasen has been appointed as president/Evonik Greater China region, effective 1 January 2015. He succeeds Hans-Josef Ritzert, who will repatriate to Germany and take over the new position as managing director for...

Pemex board approves company's reorganization

Petroleos Mexicanos's (Pemex) board has approved the company's previously announced corporate revamp, Pemex announced. The board will maintain state-controlled Pemex's profitable exploration and production (E&P) division, but the company will consolidate...

SQM's reports 39.6% Ebitda margin in third quarter, highest for six quarters

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santigo) reported a net income of $66.4 million during the third quarter compared with $138.9 million year-on-year (YOY). However, this comparison reflects the sale of royalties for the Antucoya mining project...

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