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London 2012: Going green is the new gold

With 10,500 Olympic athletes and 4200 Paralympic athletes competing, an estimated 11 million visitors, 21,000 journalists and around 200,000 staff members, there will be a lot of mouths to feed at the games, which in turn, means a ton of packaging required. With the eyes of the world set on London, the London Organizing CommitteeRead More

MEPs call for more prudence on nanomaterials

MEPs call for more prudence on nanomaterials

The European Parliament, the parliamentary institution of European Union, has recently called for the provision of information to consumers on the use of nanomaterials in consumer products: all ingredients present in the form of nanomaterials in substances, mixtures or articles should be clearly indicated in the labelling of the product (e.g. in the list ofRead More

EC moves against heat stabiliser cartel

EC moves against heat stabiliser cartel

The European Commission has started legal proceedings against manufacturers of heat stabilisers involved in a cartel. It has been investigating cartel allegations since 2003 and now has issued Statements of Objections to at least two companies. The start of the investigations in 2003 saw co-ordinated action by regulators in Europe, Japan, the USA and Canada.Read More

Import duty exemption on naphtha being sought by Indian polymer industry

NEW DELHI: With polymer makers facing a slump in demand and pressure on margins, the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilzers has sought five per cent import duty exemption on naphtha, used in making the chemical compounds stating that the import duty had added to the cost of productionRead More

Profile of the Rubber and Plastic Industry, 2nd Edition -US

Printed copies of this document are available free of charge from EPA’s document warehouse, the National Service Center for Environmental Publications. Be sure to search by the EXACT title or EPA publication number. In addition, you can order a set of Notebooks, which profiles numerous industries and government operations, see Obtaining Copies for more information.Read More

Profile of the Plastic Resins and Man-made Fibers Industry

Printed copies of this document are available free of charge from EPA’s document warehouse, the National Service Center for Environmental Publications. Be sure to search by the EXACT title or EPA publication number. In addition, you can order a set of Notebooks, which profiles numerous industries and government operations, see Obtaining Copies for more information.Read More

Polymer Exemption Overview

EPA has developed criteria to assess hazards associated with new polymeric substances based on its experience during the 15 years the New Chemicals Program has been in place. EPA determined in 1984 that the manufacture, processing, distribution in commerce, use, and disposal of new chemical substances meeting certain criteria would not present an unreasonable riskRead More

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