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SABIC
New research centre inaugurated at Geleen / “Milestone in innovation journey”
FRANCE
Police slowly clear union barricades blocking refineries / Public mood flags
Saudi Arabian petrochemicals giant Sabic inaugurated a new state-of-the-art research facility at its Brightlands Chemelot Campus at Geleen / The Netherlands on 19 May in the presence of... (26.05.2016)
As the strikes against French refineries in progress since 20 May continue to threaten oil and petrochemical production, especially in the north and northwest, patience in the general... (25.05.2016)
FRANCE
Petrochemical output increasingly threatened by strike / Most refineries affected
PLASTIC PIPES
TEPPFA commits to doubling recycling in Europe by 2020 / Campaign at EU level for special status under REACH and WFD to relax treatment of “legacy substances”
As warning strikes called by the trade union CGT continued across France in reaction to labour law reforms proposed by French labour minister Myriam El Khomri that could extend the work... (25.05.2016)
The members of The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association have committed to increase their recycling target to 250,000 t/y by 2020, but warn that European legislation is holding... (25.05.2016)
MARINE LITTER
Australian Senate committee outlines strategies for dealing with offshore plastics waste / Knowledge still limited
HAIER
Chinese white goods producer commissions Russian plant / Using Dow's PU foam for refrigerator insulation
With a coastline of nearly 26,000 km and Asia with its bustling population a mere stone’s throw away, Australia has long realised it has a potentially severe problem with marine litter.... (24.05.2016)
China’s largest producer of household goods, Haier, recently commissioned a new refrigerator production plant in Tatarstan / Russia. The USD 55m facility located in Naberezhnye Chelny... (24.05.2016)
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