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Open Letter from the European Chemical Industry

European chemical industry chiefs back a strong global climate change agreement


Leaders of Cefic, the European chemical industry association, published a signed letter in the Financial Times expressing its firm support for government’s efforts to secure a strong, globally binding climate change agreement at COP21 in Paris. We also wish to state, once and for all, that our ...


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Dr. Thomas Wehlage (BASF) new Euro Chlor Chairman


The Euro Chlor General Assembly has chosen Dr. Thomas Wehlage (BASF) as new Chairman of the Management Committee for a two year period. Dr. Wehlage holds a Degree and PhD in chemistry from the University of Hamburg and did a Postdoc at Harvard University, Cambridge/USA. He started his career in ...


AkzoNobel Wins European Responsible Care Award


AkzoNobel has won this year's European Responsible Care award, just weeks after being ranked top of the Chemicals supersector in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.Awarded by the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), the latest honor recognizes the introduction of new technology which is ...


European Responsible Care Award for Evonik

Cefic honors Evonik with Responsible Care Award


The use of STOCKOSORB® in the reforestation of argan trees in Morocco shows that superabsorbents can help overcome arid conditions. For this idea, the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has honored Evonik with its Responsible Care Award (large companies category).The award was presented ...


Sustainable environmental protection through the Industrial Emissions Directive


The European institutions are close to finalising the second reading of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED). Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, supports the objectives of the Directive. Cefic suggests the Directive would be more effective in ensuring sustainable environmental ...


New Cefic Director General appointed


The Board of Cefic gave approval to the appointment of Dr. Hubert Mandery as Cefic Director General Designate in succession to Alain Perroy on his retirement on 31 October 2009. The appointment is subject to ratification by Cefic General Assembly in Lisbon on 3rd October 2009. The appointment is ...


CEFIC LRI Invitation for grant applications


The CEFIC Long-range Research Initiative (LRI) is inviting grant applications for research in: indoor exposure, multiple exposure, chemicals sensitizers via novel markers, rapid estimation of trophic magnification factor, critical body burden database, breast cancer. The deadline for applications ...


Chlor-Alkali sector welcomes UNEP decision on Global Convention on Mercury


Euro Chlor, representing the European Chlor-Alkali industry, together with the global chlorine industry, supports efforts through the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to protect the environment and public health and welcomes enhanced efforts by the global community to reduce releases of ...


Climate change: carbon leakage is not a myth, but sound evidence


While European negotiations on the allocation method of CO2 emissions rights are growing ever more intense, reports claiming to prove limited effects on the European competitiveness are, unsurprisingly, flourishing. For European chemical industries, it is necessary to manage climate change with ...


Focus on electromagnetic fields in chlor-alkali production


Euro Chlor, representing the European Chlor-Alkali industry, has just finalised a new issue in its series of scientific publications called FOCS: Focus on Chlorine Science. The new FOCS discusses the issue of electromagnetic fields, including chlor-alkali production by electrolysis, and their ...


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