Archive | August, 2009

Artenius Wilton workers lobby in Spain

Beleaguered workers from the Artenius site at Wilton, Teesside, are going to Spain in the hope of convincing parent company La Seda de Barcelona’s shareholders that this site is worth saving.The blog is not convinced: the Artenius PTA plant relied on Sabic’s aromatics unit at Wilton for paraxylene feedstocks. This site closed at the end […]

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World map of ethylene cracker projects

My colleague, journalist Anna Jagger, has just created a free-to-view map of the world’s major ethylene cracker projects. It is up-to-date and useful. Contact the blog for a copy as it is too large a file to download onto blogger.

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ECHA distances itself from Reach consulting companies

The European Chemicals Agency has today issued a statement saying it does not endorse any of the multitude of consultancy firms which have sprung up to help industry’s headaches as they try to implement Europe’s chemical regulation Reach.I’ve been to conferences where there are swarms of “consultants” with varying degrees of expertise milling around in […]

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