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Round one to DuPont over Chemours in legal battle

The first step in ongoing litigation in the US between Chemours and its parent firm DuPont over the cost of environmental liabilities relating to historic pollution caused by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) went DuPont’s way on 2 April. Chemours has said that it will appeal to the Delaware Supreme Court.

Covi-19: Hand sanitiser effort continues

Chemical companies continue to invest in hand sanitiser in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. A large number of them are now producing in significant volumes.

Ineos, the largest European producer of the two key raw materials - isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and ethanol – has announced its intention to produce 1 million bottles of hand sanitiser/month from each of three newly built facilities in the UK, Germany and France.

Solvay launches 2030 sustainability programme

Solvay has officially launched Solvay One Planet, its sustainability programme for the years to 2030. This incorporates ten measurable commitments to drive progress across three key ‘pillars’ of climate, resources and better life.

VCI calls for digital support

The VCI has issued a three-point wish-list for how the public policy framework can help to shape the forthcoming digital transformation of the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, so that they can better position themselves to be part of the process.

ECHA checking more dossiers

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has revealed that it conducted 301 in-depth checks on almost 3,000 REACH registration dossiers in 2019, covering 274 unique chemicals.
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