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19.08.2016

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New Ways in the Far East: What Made-in-China 2025 Means for Petrochemicals and Chemicals

China is stepping up the pace — By 2025, China wants to play a leading role in terms of innovation, sustainability and networking. The ambitious plan will be a challenge particularly for chemical and petrochemical companies. What solutions does the concept “Made in China 2025” of...

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27.07.2016

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Germany Cuts its Forecast: Chemicals Fallen on Hard Times

Weak demand for plastics and materials clouds perspectives for chemicals: Although German chemical trade association VCI had previously forecast a 1.5 percent rise in production, these figure had to be cut – for the third time in a row. Now, the industry calls upon policy makers ...

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17.01.2013

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TUIS Offers Online Database for Firefighters

Expertise for emergencies: Firefighters and local emergency response teams can now access the TUIS hazardous goods database online. This service shall help to provide professional help and support in case of accidents...

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05.09.2012

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Downward Trend for Europe's Chemical Industry: Debt Crisis Takes its Toll

The optimism couldn't last forever: Finally, it seems as if the sovereign debt crisis in the European Union will take its toll on the chemical industry. With customer industries curbing production, sales figures of chemicals are dropping also in EU core markets such as Germany. N...

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25.07.2012

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Successful Virtual Reality Training for Accidents with Hazardous Cargo

A virtual reality training prepares local firefighters for accidents with chemicals or other hazardous cargo. For one year, TUIS has been offering this new way of online traning. Now the organizers draw a positive conclusion...

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17.07.2012

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Europe's Big Chemical Companies Hold Their Own Despite Crisis

In spite of debt and banking crisis in the European Union, the chemical industry in major European markets defies the trend: As the German Industry Association VCI stated, the chemical business bets on domestic markets...

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03.07.2012

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TUIS Fire Brigades Support for Chemical Accidents: Plus Four Percent More Operations

More than 1,140 times, private company fire brigades supported local emergency response team within the TUIS system during 2011. These figures increased by four percent compared to the previous year, states the German chemical industry association VCI.

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29.06.2012

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Working Together: How ICE Helps to Handle Chemical Accidents

What to do in case of fire? Big company fire departments are often well prepared for chemical accidents, with specialised equipment and trained professionals. But what can smaller fiorms or local firefighters do? Learn, how the International Chemical Environment (ICE) offers prof...

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28.06.2012

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Online Help for Firefighters for Chemical Accidents

Public fire brigades, police forces or paramedics in Germany and Austria now access the proven TUIS database for the handling of hazardous goods in case of accidents online. Local authorities can also contact the nearest company fire brigade trained for chemical accidents on the ...

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20.06.2012

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Germany Again Top Chemical Exporter

The European soccer world is currently trying to figure out what it takes to win the European championship. Dr. Utz Tillmann, President of VCI (German chemical industry association), provided an emphatic answer to the championship question at Achema.

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08.06.2012

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Chemical Engineering World Exhibition with Optimistic Outlook for 2012

The flagship of the process industry is sailing in much more peaceful waters this year than just three years ago. The process industry has come out of the economic crisis stronger and ACHEMA should, according to the wishes of the organisers, profit from this.

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06.12.2011

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“American De–Industrialisation Weakens Chemical Industry,“ German Chemical Association Says

Harsh words from the German industry association VCI (Verband der Chemischen Industrie): The American de–industrialisation stresses business in the chemical industry and undermines the effort of America's innovative chemical companies, says a recent VCI statement. The association...

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18.08.2011

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Chemical Industry Overcomes Crisis Aftermath

A recent market study sees the chemical industry well back on a growth course, with sales reaching an alltime high of € 3.1 trillion. But not all markets develop unisonous: while threshold countries gained huge shares, traditional, industrialised economies recover slowly. German...

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16.06.2011

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Renewable Resources Gain a Foothold in the Chemical Industry

Ludicrous future vision or innovation stimulator? What is the current status of bio-based platform chemicals? Whatever potential people might see in renewable resources — the new “green gold” — , the overriding consideration must be the competitiveness of “green” production.

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