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Welcome To Spec Chem Online

Welcome to Specchemonline, the fine and speciality chemicals industry website brought to you by the producers of Speciality Chemicals Magazine and Chemspec Events.

As well as bringing you the latest news in fine and speciality chemicals every week, the site hosts the digital version of the print edition of the magazine and, in alternate months, the new and purely online version of Speciality Chemicals Magazine, where the focus is on business, markets and environmental issues. There is also a full and continually updated listing of relevant industry events.

We welcome any feedback about the website, particuarly if you have any ideas of subjects and companies you think we should be covering in the magazine. Please get in touch by clicking here.

Dr Andrew Warmington

Latest Industry News

Apple removes benzene and n-hexane

Restriction applies to final products

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ACC ‘perplexed’ as formaldehyde ruled a carcinogen

2011 ruling upheld despite industry pressure

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Almac to add 348 jobs

Government body gives financial support

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BASF invests in TFT ink firm

SmartKem facilitates plastic substrates

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Clariant expands in ether amines

Brazil site will double global output

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Four sentenced in Innospec TEL bribery scandal

Two former CEOs among three jailed by UK court

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Ashland expands HPC product line

New capacity onstream in 2H 2016

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Feature Articles

Buoyant in Budapest

The European fine chemicals industry remains optimistic. Andrew Warmington spoke to the key players at Chemspec Europe 2015

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Improvements of global standards in the agrochemical supply chain

Tony Scott, former adviser to the European Fine Chemicals Group, updates us on the association’s Voluntary Guidelines

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Twenty people in Gütersloh

Is ever-decreasing numbers the fate of the European chemicals distribution industry? SCM reports from the FECC Congress

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The downstream user and REACH authorisation

Julius Waller of EPPA examines experiences to date with different types of REACH authorisation application

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Flat out

How have predictions of a ‘flat world’ panned out in our industry so far?

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Back from Budapest

The first ever Chemspec Europe in Eastern Europe has just taken place

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See you in Budapest

Suddenly it is just two weeks away and counting. Chemspec Europe (, Europe’s only dedicated fine, custom and speciality chemicals exhibition and conference, will be held at the Hungexpo in Budapest in June, the first time it has ever been in Eastern Europe on 18 and 19 June

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