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    RICH GROWTH: CERESANA EXAMINES THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR PAINTS AND COATINGS

    Apr 18, 2019

    They are more than their appearance: Paints and coatings are more and more often equipped with anti-bacterial properties when they are used in hospitals and doctor’s surgeries; they help to inhibit the spread of dangerous germs. “Facade coatings can also be more than just colorful”...

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    AUXILIARY MATERIALS WITHOUT ALTERNATIVES: CERESANA STUDY ON THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR PLASTIC ADDITIVES

    Apr 18, 2019

    Most of the time, plastics would be useless without additives. Additives facilitate the processing of plastics, protect against heat and UV rays, and expand the range of properties by modifying material characteristics. “Only additives make it possible to permanently use plastics in ever new a...

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    INDESTRUCTIBLE PLASTIC: CERESANA PUBLISHES NEW REPORT ON THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR PVC

    Apr 18, 2019

    Sunlight, acid or salt water: Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) can withstand practically anything and is almost indestructible. PVC plasticizers are controversial, yet, this robust material remains one of the most frequently produced plastics alongside polypropylene and polyethylene. Demand even continues t...

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    NECESSARY ADDITIVES: NEW CERESANA REPORT ON PLASTICIZERS

    Apr 18, 2019

    Plasticizers belong to the best-selling chemicals. They are needed to make brittle plastics, rubbers, paints and coatings as well as adhesives more smooth, flexible, and soft. “PVC floors, cables, plastic toys or packaging – many everyday products contain plasticizers,” Oliver Kuts...

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    STABLE GROWTH: CERESANA STUDY ON GLOBAL MARKET FOR STABILIZERS

    Apr 18, 2019

    Chapter 1 provides a description and analysis of the global stabilizer market, including forecasts up to 2025: For each region of the world, demand in tonnes and revenues in US dollars and euros are given for each region of the world. Furthermore, global and regional demand per product type and appl...

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    LABOUR SHORTAGES CONTRIBUTING TO TSCA NEW CHEMICAL REVIEW DELAYS

    Apr 17, 2019

    At a US House of Representatives hearing last week, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said a buildup of to-be-reviewed pre-manufacture notices (PMNs) can be traced to a lack of EPA personnel. The backlog, which stands at 515 as of 2 April, is down from an October high of 553 cases. Back then the EPA ...


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    DATA NEEDED ON 1,300 HIGH PRIORITY CHEMICALS – ECHA

    Apr 17, 2019

    Echa and member states have identified about 1,300 ‘high priority’ substances registered on the EU market for which further data needs to be generated or assessed. Authorities can then decide whether further regulatory risk management is needed on them.This is one of the outcomes of the ...


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    WALMART SETS 2025 CHEMICALS TARGET FOR TEXTILES SUPPLIERS

    Apr 16, 2019

    Retail giant Walmart has set a goal to reduce the discharge of priority chemicals from the manufacturing processes of its textile and apparel suppliers by 2025.Walmart's priority chemicals are identified from regulatory lists, including those under:US state lists of chemicals of concern, such as...


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    EPA, ENVIRONMENTALISTS’ ATTORNEYS JOUST OVER CHEMICAL REGULATION (1)

    May 17, 2019

    The question of whether the EPA is adequately overseeing chemicals to protect health and the environment was overshadowed in arguments before an appeals court May 16 by whether the case was ready to come before the three-judge panel. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Seattle heard a...

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    https://news.bloombergenvironment.com/environment-and-energy/epa-environmentalists-attorneys-joust-over-chemical-regulation3745

    CHINESE RESEARCHERS USE TOXCAST DATA TO IDENTIFY CHEMICALS IN PARTICLES

    May 16, 2019

    Researchers have used a set of chemicals from the US EPA's ToxCast programme to help identify emerging contaminants in airborne fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in China. Small particles are routinely measured in air samples around the world because of adverse health effects, but work to identify...

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    https://chemicalwatch.com/register?o=77608&productID=1&layout=main3746

    EU TO ENACT CHEMICAL THRESHOLD FOR RECYCLED PLASTIC

    May 16, 2019

    European Union leaders appear to have settled on a limit for trace amounts of flame retardants in recycled plastics. A reclaimer called the limit “workable,” but activists say it’s not nearly restrictive enough.The European Commission seems set to agree that recycled plastics can c...

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    https://resource-recycling.com/e-scrap/2019/05/16/eu-to-enact-chemical-threshold-for-recycled-plastic/3747

    CHEMICAL FOUND IN JAWLESS FISH MAY BE EFFECTIVE FOR BRAIN CANCER TREATMENT

    May 16, 2019

    A chemical found in jawless parasitic fish can be used to deliver anti-cancer drugs directly to brain tumours, as well as lead to more effective treatments for trauma and stroke, a study has found. The research, published in the journal Science Advances, found that molecules from the immune system o...

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    https://www.timesnownews.com/health/article/chemical-found-in-jawless-fish-may-be-effective-for-brain-cancer-treatment/4200223748

    GERMAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY FACING DIFFICULT YEAR - VCI

    May 15, 2019

    German chemical association VCI on Wednesday said 2019 will be a difficult year, pointing to geopolitical problems, as it confirmed its downbeat forecast.Production in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, which are important contributors to Germany’s gross domestic product, grew by 0.5%...


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    https://in.reuters.com/article/germany-economy-chemicals/german-chemical-industry-facing-difficult-year-vci-idINS8N22J0193738

    UK COMMITTEE PROBES AMAZON, IKEA, KINGFISHER ON CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT

    May 15, 2019

    Major retailers Amazon, Ikea and Kingfisher have provided evidence to a UK parliamentary committee on how they are tackling the issue of chemicals of concern in the products they sell. The Environmental Audit Committee launched an inquiry in February into the impact of "toxic chemicals in every...

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    https://chemicalwatch.com/register?o=77559&productID=1&layout=main3741

    EUROPEAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY PLAQUES TO RECOGNISE CONTINENT'S CHEMISTRY LANDMARKS

    May 15, 2019

    The European Chemical Society (EuCheMS) has introduced a scheme to honour locations in Europe that played a significant role in the history of chemistry by placing plaques that will ‘reinforce the sense of belonging of European chemists’. The programme was created to coexist with similar...

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    https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/european-chemical-society-plaques-to-recognise-continents-chemistry-landmarks-/3010493.article3742

    NEW INTESTINE-ON-A-CHIP COULD BE USED TO TEST CHEMICAL METABOLISM

    May 15, 2019

    A new ‘intestine-on-a-chip’ may help scientists to understand how human gut microbes can break down environmental chemicals in the body, sometimes producing more toxic products. Existing in vitro models tend to survive only for a number of hours before bacterial overgrowth. A US team rep...

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    https://chemicalwatch.com/register?o=77561&productID=1&layout=main3743

    MERGER OF TATA CHEMICALS & TATA GLOBAL BEVERAGES TO HELP TATAS FOCUS ON CONSUMER VERTICAL

    May 15, 2019

    The merger of Tata Chemicals’ consumer business, which mainly includes the salt segment, with Tata Global BeveragesNSE 10.82 % will help the Tata group to focus on the consumer vertical, where its presence as a group has been limited. However, given long term nature of synergies of the merger,...

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    https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/company/corporate-trends/merger-of-tata-chemicals-tata-global-beverages-to-help-tatas-focus-on-consumer-vertical/articleshow/69351204.cms3744

    CHEMICALS AND WASTE CONVENTIONS AGREE TO ELIMINATE TWO CHEMICAL GROUPS AND ADDRESS PLASTIC WASTE

    May 14, 2019

    The 2019 joint Conferences of the Parties (COP) to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions achieved several notable outcomes, including: the establishment of a compliance mechanism under the Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals a...


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    http://sdg.iisd.org/news/chemicals-and-waste-conventions-agree-to-eliminate-two-chemical-groups-and-address-plastic-waste-adopt-new-compliance-mechanism/3737

    EXPANSION OF POWER PLANT CHEMICALS MARKET TO REMAIN CONSISTENT DURING 2027

    May 14, 2019

    Growing demand of electricity has led to continuous rise in power plant projects and its operations over the last few decades. The increase in number of power plants projects have in turn spurred the demand of chemicals used for process cycles of power generation. Power plant chemicals are employed ...


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    https://www.wikitimes.co.uk/2019/05/15/expansion-of-power-plant-chemicals-market-to-remain-consistent-during-2027/3739

    UK AUDIT COMMITTEE LAUNCHES CONSUMER SURVEY ON HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

    May 14, 2019

    The UK's Environmental Audit Committee has launched a consumer survey to ascertain the level of public awareness and concern about the presence of harmful chemicals in everyday consumer products.The survey is part of an inquiry the committee started in February to establish whether "ministe...


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    https://chemicalwatch.com/77517/uk-audit-committee-launches-consumer-survey-on-hazardous-chemicals3740

    GREENING THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY REQUIRES MASSIVE AMOUNT OF RENEWABLES

    May 13, 2019

    The really hard part of reducing greenhouse gas emissions could be even more difficult than we thought. While in theory carbon dioxide captured from the air could replace fossil fuels as a feedstock for the global chemicals industry, in practice it would likely require vastly more clean electricity ...


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    https://www.newscientist.com/article/2202691-greening-the-chemical-industry-requires-massive-amount-of-renewables/3732

    SOFTWARE LIBRARY TO SERVE FOR FASTER CHEMICAL REACTION PROCESSING

    May 13, 2019

    Big Data has become ubiquitous in recent years, and especially so in disciplines with heterogeneous and complex data patterns. This is particularly true for chemistry. In some ways, chemical compounds may be compared with synonyms in linguistics because one particular compound can be represented in ...


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    https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-05/kfu-slt051319.php3733

    STATE ORDERED CHEMICAL COMPANIES TO PAY FOR POLLUTION CLEAN-UP.

    May 13, 2019

    That’s the message that a group of major chemical companies have in response to being ordered by the state of New Jersey to pay for the cleanup of what are known as “PFAS” chemicals (short for polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances).The five companies -- DuPont, DowDuPont, C...


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    https://www.nj.com/news/2019/05/state-ordered-chemical-companies-to-pay-for-pollution-clean-up-they-say-no-way.html3734

    COUNTRY FOCUS: ARGENTINA'S CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT BILL MOVES FORWARD

    May 13, 2019

    The Argentine chemical industry is the second most important in Latin America after Brazil yet the country does not have not a uniform system to control industrial chemicals.That may be about to change, however. The main agency in charge of chemical management is the Ministry of Environment and Sust...


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    https://chemicalwatch.com/77502/country-focus-argentinas-chemicals-management-bill-moves-forward3735

SPOTLIGHT

With it being Pancake Day tomorrow, it seemed like a good time to look at the chemistry of the humble lemon, and the compounds that give it its sour taste. Of course, citric acid is already well known – it even has its own E number (E330). However, a couple of other acid compounds are also con

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