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PIAB announces new Chief Executive Officer

Per-Erik Lindquist will manage company’s increasing activity


PIAB has appointed Per-Erik Lindquist to the position of CEO as the company continues its worldwide expansion and ongoing capture of new market segments. With more than two decades of experience at global companies in related industries, Mr. Lindquist will be a valuable asset as PIAB continues to ...


Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern brings new duties for companies


ECHA has included 15 substances in the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) for authorisation. The list was published on ECHA website. It will be regularly updated when more substances are identified as SVHC. ECHA urges companies to check their potential obligations resulting ...


New Version of REACH-IT Improves Processing of Pre-registrations in ECHA


ECHA released a new version of REACH-IT, which has improved the performance of on-line and bulk pre-registrations. ECHA will continue to monitor the performance of pre-registration over the coming weeks in order to guarantee that all companies intending to pre-register by the deadline of 1 ...


Sika Strengthens Industrial Flooring Business in Northern Europe


Sika AG acquires Pelplast Utvecklings AB based in Vadstena, Sweden. With this acquisition Sika expands its technology offering in specialty epoxy resins for compact floors and thereby further strengthens its market position in the industrial flooring segment. According to the company, the ...


AkzoNobel signs agreement to acquire part of Kao Chemicals fatty amine business in Europe


AkzoNobel’s Surface Chemistry business has signed an agreement to acquire part of Kao Chemicals Europe S.L.’s fatty amine business in Europe. The agreement will be completed during the 4th quarter of 2008. “This transaction is in line with our strategy to focus on core markets and optimize the ...


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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2008

For the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP


The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2008 jointly to Osamu Shimomura, Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole, MA, USA and Boston University Medical School, MA, USA, Martin Chalfie, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA and Roger Y. ...


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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2008

Prize amount: SEK 10 million. Nambu receives one half and Kobayashi and Maskawa share the other half


The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2008 with one half to Yoichiro Nambu, Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago, IL, USA "for the discovery of the mechanism of spontaneous broken symmetry in subatomic physics" and the other half ...


MIP Technologies and Lund University receive 2.6 MSEK in funding from the Swedish Research Council


MIP Technologies AB announced that it has received funding from the Swedish Research Council for an industrial researcher collaboration (Industri Forskar Assistent - "IFA" project) with the Department of Physical Chemistry 1 at Lund University. The project will run for 4 years. The theme of the ...


Reichhold and Azelis to Enter into Distribution Agreement in Nordic Region


Reichhold and Azelis (trading as Broste) have reached an agreement in principle whereby Azelis is appointed exclusive distributor of Reichhold products for the Nordic region (Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark). The aim is to achieve an effective transfer of this business through the ...


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Borealis and Borouge are co-founders of the Stockholm Water Prize


Borealis and Borouge have become co-founders of the Stockholm Water Prize, contributing to the promotion and reward of leadership and best practices in water and sanitation. The award was presented by the King of Sweden in the Stockholm City Hall on August 16, 2007, during World Water Week. This ...


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