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UK chemical industry optimistic for 2013, focuses on training

February 18, 2013
The British chemical industry is looking forward to 2013, as it shows optimism for growth, sale volumes and a general pickup in activity, following a rather difficult 2012.
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European Commission study looks into allergy risks from textile chemicals

February 11, 2013
The European Commission (EC) has started a comprehensive analysis of a possible link between chemicals used in textile products and allergic reactions in consumers.
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China imposes duties on US, EU imports of glycol, diethylene glycol

February 6, 2013
China's Commerce Ministry is sticking to its trade restriction policy and this was recently proved again with the introduction of another protectionist tariff for imports of two types of chemicals.
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Belfast professor wins international catalysis award

February 4, 2013
Chris Hardacre, head of chemistry and chemical engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, UK has been awarded the inaugural IChemE Andrew Medal in recognition of his contribution to the field of heterogeneous catalysis.
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Asian chemical industry surge benefits acetic acid market

January 24, 2013
With new capacity coming online in the forecast period, China should continue to be the engine of global acetic acid growth over the next few years.
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European small businesses lack awareness of REACH

January 18, 2013
UK manufacturers' organization EEF is urging European producers to get to grips with REACH, a European Directive banning certain chemicals, warning that if they fail to comply they will face huge fines or even prison.
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Chinese authorities waited five days to report dangerous chemical spill

January 14, 2013
Authorities in the northern Chinese province of Shanxi have apologized for waiting nearly a week to report a massive chemical spill into a major waterway.
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EU chemicals industry faces gloomy 2013

January 7, 2013
The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has made a downward revision of its projection for Europe's chemicals output in 2012, the organization has announced.
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South Africa's chemical industry reports on responsible care

December 3, 2012
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — South Africa''s chemical industry has moved forward towards its goal to ensure sustainability, the Chemical and Allied Industries Association (CAIA) announced in its annual "Responsible Care Report."
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Brazil's processed plastics industry losing ground to imports

November 26, 2012
SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil is seeing a growing domestic demand for plastics, but the industry there is finding it impossible to meet the increase.
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