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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

European output turned down in Q2

Late downturn in May-June depresses figures

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Chemspec Asia conference schedule announced

Sessions for full two days planned

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Evonik exits last energy holding

Second tranche of Steag sold

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Albemarle, ICL to form JV

Polymeric flame retardants to be made at two sites

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DuPont pays fine for past incidents

$1.275 million, plus corrective actions

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Piramal, Navin in fluorochemicals JV

Healthcare applications to be targeted

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MPM nears bankruptcy exit

Plan to be confirmed 'within weeks'

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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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