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Live Webinar: safe handling of N-Methyl Pyrrolidone (NMP)

Petrochemicals Europe’s BDO sector group organised a one-hour webinar in cooperation with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to explain the N-Methyl Pyrrolidone (NMP) guideline that gives recommendations on how to comply with the restriction and protect workers. The Webinar had a record attendance of 175 participants. It featured speakers from ECHA, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Lyondell Chemie and Cefic.

08/05/2020 - Read more

Role of chemical industry in the fight against COVID-19

The European chemical industry has been playing an essential role during the COVID-19 crisis. Cefic has just published a map of Europe featuring all the initiatives taken by the industry to help provide critical supplies such as disinfectants, protective equipments, fuel, diagnostic tests etc.

07/05/2020 - Read more

Frans Stokman becomes Executive Director of Petrochemicals Europe

On 1 May, Frans Stokman took up the position of Executive Director of Petrochemicals Europe, an industry sector of Cefic.  Frans has extensive experience in the global oil, gas and petrochemical industry. He worked for over 25 years for Shell, from which he resigned before joining Cefic as a fully employed director.

04/05/2020 - Read more

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Safe transport of acrylic monomers

Carriers and drivers play a key role in safe transport of dangerous goods whether this is done by road or rail, strict regulations and proper training apply. This video was created for professionals involved in the handling, loading, unloading and carriage of acrylic acid and acrylic esters by road or rail. It offers guidance throughout the entire process, helping them to comply with best practices and regulations and to minimise risks and hazards.