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SOCMA introduces Trump to speciality chemicals industry

Published: March 20, 2017

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) has sent a letter to President Donald Trump, introducing him to the specialty chemical industry, stressing its importance to the US economy, and thanking him for his focus on small business, employment and the economy. Since 1921, SOCMA has represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies located around the world bringing world-class support uniquely tailored to enhance the operational excellence of our member companies. SOCMA is the only US-based trade association dedicated solely to the specialty chemical industry, making it a leading authority on this sector.

ChemSpec India returns to Mumbai!

Published: March 20, 2017

ChemSpec India welcomes you back to the vibrant city of Mumbai, the financial, commercial and industrial centre of India. The show takes place on 25th and 26th April at the Bombay Exhibition Centre.

TIDES 2017 preview

Published: March 20, 2017

TIDES is the largest meeting to accelerate oligonucleotide and peptide products from early discovery to late-stage development and commercialization. Our readers have been offered an exclusive 10% discount, using the code provided here.

Envigo expands non-animal R&D capabilities

Published: March 20, 2017

Envigo is expanding its R&D capabilities in non-animal technologies to meet regulatory and market requirements for in vitro assays. At least five further tests are to be introduced ahead of CiPA recommendations.

New binder for impregnation of cementitious flooring

Published: March 06, 2017

WACKER, the Munich-based chemical group, has developed a novel binder for the impregnation of cement-bound substrates. Marketed as SILRES BS 6920, this low-viscosity binder based on the Group’s alpha-silane technology can be processed into ready-to-use impregnating agents and thin coatings for concrete and flowing-screed floors.

BASF: sales up 7% over prior-year quarter

Published: March 06, 2017

At its Annual Press Conference on 24th February, BASF revealed figures that showed the company had achieved the growth and earnings goals it set for itself in 2016. The chemicals business grew successfully and profitability improved further.

Fake pesticides cost EU €1.3 billion per year

Published: March 06, 2017

A new report from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) shows that 13.8% of legitimate revenues are lost each year due to counterfeiting of pesticides in the EU-28. It is estimated that the legitimate pesticides industry loses approximately €1.3 billion of revenue annually due to the presence of counterfeit pesticides in the EU marketplace. This corresponds to 13.8% of the sector’s sales.

in-cosmetics returns to London!

Published: March 06, 2017

Sustainability, innovation and Brexit will head the billboard at in-cosmetics Global 2017, as the show returns to London for the first time in 15 years. Taking place at London’s ExCeL from 4th to 6th April, in-cosmetics Global features 800 leading and niche suppliers showcasing thousands of products.  

LogiChem 2017 preview

Published: March 06, 2017

Europe's leading Chemical Supply Chain event is gathering the world’s most dynamic senior executives operating in the areas of Chemical Supply Chain and Logistics. Readers of Speciality Chemicals Magazine have been offered an exclusive 20% discount to attend LogiChem 2017, using the code provided here. 

Patheon acquires new API facility

Published: March 06, 2017

Patheon completed the acquisition of another new API manufacturing facility in February. This was the company’s sixth acquisition in the past 5 years. Sarah Harding, Editor, spoke to Patrick Glaser, Patheon Senior Vice President – API, to hear about the factors underlying Patheon’s success, his vision and strategy for the future.

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