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EU’s transport strategy is opportunity for chems - Cefic

The European Commission’s strategy to decarbonise the EU’s transport sector is a big opportunity for chemical producers, the European Chemical Industry Association (Cefic) has said.


US president signs TSCA chem reform into law

President Barack Obama has signed a major reform to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the nation's 40-year-old chemical safety regulation.


Fecc: Refit for purpose

As the voice of the European chemical distributor sector, Fecc plays a vital role in presenting its members’ views to the EU’s regulatory authorities in Brussels.


INSIGHT: European Chemicals Agency has 56 recommendations on Reach

In the past 10 years the EU has identified and effectively banned the use of 20 dangerous chemicals. That must be seen as a degree of success for the burdensome Reach chemicals registration, evaluation and restriction legislation.


May ICIS Chemical Market Confidence Index shows strong growth sentiment

European petrochemical market sentiment is strongly bullish going into June, with business conditions, order book volumes and profitability all expected to rise over the next 12 months, according to analysis of ICIS European...


US chemical activity keeps expanding in May

The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) chemical activity barometer (CAB) expanded 1.0% in May, following an upward-revised 0.8% increase in April and a 0.1% increase in March, the trade group has said.


US March chem shipments rise for 12th month in a row

US chemical shipment values in March rose for the 12th straight month year on year, according to data from the US Department of Commerce.


World leaders set ambitious targets for global carbon pricing

Major world leaders are calling for an expansion of carbon pricing to cover 25% of global emissions by 2020, double the current level with a further target of reaching 50% coverage within the next decade, according to a statement from the World Bank Group.