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BASF inaugurates enzyme-based production plant for biocatalyzed acrylamide


BASF celebrated the opening of a new state-of-the-art production plant for biocatalyzed acrylamide at its site in Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park, Nanjing, China. With this investment in its wholly-owned BioACM plant in Nanjing, BASF is strengthening its production set-up for reliable and ...


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Fries with a side of acrylamide


French fry lovers, beware! You may be exposed to a chemical more commonly associated with heavy industry than crispy fried potatoes. Fortunately, researchers are finding ways to reduce that exposure. French fries contain acrylamide. The chemical poses a risk for several types of cancer in ...


Acrylamide in food is a public health concern


Following a comprehensive review, EFSA has published its scientific opinion on acrylamide in food. Experts from EFSA’s Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM) have reconfirmed previous evaluations that acrylamide in food potentially increases the risk of developing cancer for consumers ...


Acrylamide included in the REACH Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern for Authorisation


The European Chemicals Agency has added Acrylamide (EC No 201-173-7 and CAS No 79-06-1)1 to the Candidate List of Substances Very High Concern (SVHC) for Authorisation. Companies who manufacture or import this substance need to check their potential obligations that result from the listing. The ...


ECHA to add 15 new substances of very high concern to the Candidate List


ECHA´s Member State Committee identified 15 new chemical substances for the Candidate List of substances of very high concern. The List will formally be updated in January 2010. The Member State Committee agreed unanimously that 15 new substances of very high concern (SVHC) should be put on the ...


New public consultation on 15 potential substances of very high concern


The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published on its website proposals to identify chemicals as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). Interested parties are welcome to comment on these 15 substances within 45 days. The comments will be taken into account when deciding whether the ...


Second phase of Cytec's water treatment business acquisition by Kemira


Second phase of the American chemical company Cytec Industries, Inc.'s water treatment and acrylamide business acquisition by Kemira Oyj has been confirmed. The first phase closing in October 2006 included the entire product lines with the exception of Botlek site and certain assets at various ...


DFG presents the 2006 MAK and BAT value list

Focus on health protection during pregnancy


The Senate Commission of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) on the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area has presented the 2006 Maximum Allowable Concentrations (Maximale Arbeitsplatzkonzentrationen - MAK) and Biological ...


Cytec to Sell Two Product Lines - Water Treatment Chemicals and Acrylamide to Kemira


Cytec Industries said that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell its water treatment chemicals and acrylamide product lines with estimated 2006 sales of approximately $300 million, to Kemira Group for approximately $240 million cash. The closing of the sale is expected in two phases. The ...


Mitsui Chemicals to Exit from Acrylonitrile Production & Sale


Japan's Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (MCI) has decided to exit from the production and sale of acrylonitrile (AN) and to secure the AN requirements of MCI and its domestic affiliate companies through toll production by an external company Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), MCI announced. In the latest ...


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