Beyond Reach: The impact of Brexit on the UK chemical industry

The UK has begun its transition to a UK-only REACH domestic regulatory framework for chemicals. You can find out all about your responsibilities as a business as well as the general understanding in the...

A snapshot of KKDIK Substance Information Exchange Forums (MBDF) in Turkey

Companies who pre-registered substances for KKDIK Compliance in Turkey, are living a reflection of the year 2009 - first quarter after the REACH pre-registration deadline of 2008 was over. The initial MBDF communications are not...

REACH EXPERT WEIGHS UP THE COST OF COMPLIANCE

Dr yaprak Küçükvar, Director of the Istanbul office of REACH Global Services. Yes, there’s no doubt about it, this is a particularly interesting time to be in regulatory affairs, says one (very busy) expert in environmental...

MANUFACTURERS ENCOURAGED TO ACT NOW WITH NEW ON-DEMAND VIDEOS ON EU TRADE RULES

New on-demand videos are available for manufacturers in a drive to encourage them to act now and follow the new rules agreed as part of the UK’s free trade agreement with the EU. The videos,...

Rising to the challenge of creating a future-proofed sustainable, toxic-free chemicals industry

By Dr Sarah Hickingbottom, Bio-based Chemicals Business Consultant and Advocate. The question as to if we should imagine such a future has (hopefully) been answered with a resounding “we have no choice”, leaving us with the...

OXFORD TEAM DRAWS HYDROGEN FROM PLASTIC WASTE

The ever-increasing production and use of plastics over the last half century has created a huge environmental problem for the world. Currently, most of the 4.9 billion tonnes of plastics ever produced will end...

TRANSPORT COMPANY OVERCOMES THE CHALLENGES POSED BY BREXIT

Without the transport and logistics element of our industry, we’d have no trade. So how has Brexit affected the business at ground level? Here, David Dodd, Regional Director (UK & Ireland) for Suttons International,...

Delivering on Training Requirements in a Virtual Setting

Last year we spoke about managing major accident hazards at high hazard establishments in the face of COVID-19, but at the time we couldn’t have predicted that the “temporary” measures associated with the pandemic...

COVID-19 lockdowns lead to UK tech sales boom and adds to e-waste problem

By Lizzy Ratcliffe Following our Precious Elements campaign last year – which raised awareness of the supply risks to elements in our personal devices such as mobile phones – we have conducted further research to...

More than distribution: harnessing the power of science and trends to deliver results

Dr. Dejana Drew, Technical Services Director, Univar Solutions Univar Solutions’ global Solution Centers advance technology and product development to help maximize your success. Today’s manufacturers face unprecedented pressures to juggle competing business drivers, carefully balancing quality and profitability,...