Is your Risk Management maturity fit for future purpose?
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Is your Risk Management maturity fit for future purpose?

As all best practice operators know, the effective implementation of risk management processes is critical to the achievement of shareholder value, customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and protection of…

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Safety Data Sheets: Ensure your Supply Chain remains compliant
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Safety Data Sheets: Ensure your Supply Chain remains compliant

By Dr Mark Earnshaw Yordas Group (formerly The REACH Centre) Safety data sheets (SDS), a requirement under the REACH Regulation (EC) 1907/2006, are one of the primary means…

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Fresh start to 2018 for harmonized chemicals legislation in Turkey
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Fresh start to 2018 for harmonized chemicals legislation in Turkey

Turkey makes a fresh start to 2018 with a new chemicals management plan in place for the industry. Companies putting chemicals on the Turkish market must comply with…

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Will you REACH your goal? the countdown to the REACH deadline is on…
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Will you REACH your goal? the countdown to the REACH deadline is on…

With the final REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) deadline looming at the end of May this year, the race is on to complete testing and…

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Study shows that more support is needed for SMEs
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Study shows that more support is needed for SMEs

A study commissioned by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has shown that many SMEs face financial challenges when it comes to registering under the REACH regulations. The study…

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Polyisobutylene in the lubricants, polymers and associated industries
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Polyisobutylene in the lubricants, polymers and associated industries

The global demand for polyisobutylenes (PIB) was estimated at ca. USD $4.33bn (1 million tonnes) in 2015 and is predicted to grow to $7.71 bn (1.8 million tonnes)…

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New Degree Apprenticeship in Chemistry
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New Degree Apprenticeship in Chemistry

The University of Bradford are offering a new degree apprenticeship in chemistry which levy paying companies can fund from their apprenticeship service account. To support employers with the…

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Meet the Study Director…
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Meet the Study Director…

Dr Fiona Bailey joined the XCellR8 team in October 2017 as Study Director. She looks after most of the non-GLP studies that the company conducts, focusing primarily on…

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Solvents Industry Association highlights the dangers of static electricity when handling flammable liquids
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Solvents Industry Association highlights the dangers of static electricity when handling flammable liquids

A fatal accident at a US-based cosmetics company in November was a reminder that the potential to cause fire is a major hazard associated with the handling of…

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Linking people and processes for successful safety management
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Linking people and processes for successful safety management

Policies are the backbone of any management system. They set out an organisation’s commitments and provide a benchmark for achievement. They are endorsed by senior management who must…

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A ‘Cracking’ future for commodity chemicals
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A ‘Cracking’ future for commodity chemicals

North East England’s base and petrochemical cluster is one of the foremost in Europe. It is a vibrant collaborative community of companies with many global leaders represented and…

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Finding cause for optimism in an uncertain world
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Finding cause for optimism in an uncertain world

These are troubling times for the UK chemicals sector and the ramifications of Brexit is something that is taking up more and more of Richard John Carter’s time.…

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