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22 hazardous chemicals added to EU regulation on imports and exports

27-Jul-2020

Exporters of the substances now have to notify their designated national authority before exporting them. In most cases, consent from the importing country is also needed. In addition, exports from the EU of a series of mercury-containing articles, such as fluorescent lamps, have also been ...

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Underestimated chemical diversity

There are an ever-​greater number of industrial chemicals on the world market

17-Feb-2020

An international team of researchers has conducted a global review of all registered industrial chemicals: some 350,000 different substances are produced and traded around the world – well in excess of the 100,000 reached in previous estimates. For about a third of these substances, there is a ...

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Brenntag strengthens position in the UK by acquiring specialty and industrial chemical company Tan International

18-Dec-2019

Brenntag has acquired Tan International Limited headquartered in Perth, Scotland. The company is a distributor and blender of specialty and industrial chemicals and ingredients with a broad product and service portfolio for a variety of industries including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, ...

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Clean air research converts toxic air pollutant into industrial chemical

26-Nov-2019

A toxic pollutant produced by burning fossil fuels can be captured from the exhaust gas stream and converted into useful industrial chemicals using only water and air thanks to a new advanced material developed by an international team of scientists. New research led by The University of ...

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Brenntag increases footprint in Brazil by acquiring Quimisa

10-Oct-2019

Brenntag has signed an agreement to acquire Quimisa SA including its logistics subsidiary Quimilog. The company headquartered in Brusque, Brazil, has a strong market position in providing industrial and specialty chemicals to regional and international clients in Southern Brazil. The product ...

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Nouryon announces new structure to support growth strategy

04-Jun-2019

Nouryon has announced a new organizational model as part of its strategy to accelerate growth and drive performance improvement. The new model, which will take effect January 1, 2020, is organized around three market-focused Businesses supported by a centralized Operations and Functional ...

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STOCKMEIER acquires industrial chemicals business from INDUKERN

04-Mar-2019

The German STOCKMEIER Group acquires the industrial chemicals distribution division of Indukern, company of the Spanish INDUKERN Group on 01.03.2019. The business is taken over by the newly founded STOCKMEIER Química SLU. INDUKERN is a Spanish company belonging to INDUKERN Group and Díaz-Varela ...

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Brenntag acquires Quimitécnica

Brenntag expands market coverage and service portfolio in Portugal and Spain

05-Jan-2018

Brenntag has signed an agreement to acquire Quimitécnica.com – Comércio e Indústria Química S.A., Portugal (“Quimitécnica”). As a service provider, Quimitécnica has a strong focus on offering a wide range of chemical products, blends, logistics and storage services to various industrial business ...

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Method aims to predict allergenic potency of chemicals

31-May-2017

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a method which determines not only whether a chemical or substance is allergenic, but also how strong its potential for causing hypersensitivity is. This will aid in the establishment of so-called threshold values - or how much of a ...

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Bacteria in marine sponge produce toxic flame retardant-like compounds

16-May-2017

A Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego-led research team discovered for the first time that a common marine sponge hosts bacteria that specialize in the production of toxic compounds nearly identical to man-made fire retardants. The new findings put the ...

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