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  • Minsur reports fall in production in Q2

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Wednesday, 29 July 2015

    Minsur's Q2 results for its Peruvian operations revealed an 11% year-on-year fall in tin production in refined tin production at its Pisco smelter to 5,019 tonnes in Q2 2015, while production at the San Rafael mine fell by 8% to 4,954 tonnes of tin-in-concentrate, primarily due to lower ore head grades. First half production of refined tin and tin-in-concentrate amounted to 9,794 tonnes (down 22% y-o-y) and 9,530 tonnes (down 15%) respectively. Minsur continues to forecast 2015 annual tin...

  • Indonesian tin shipments to be hit by new regulation

    by: Peter Kettle, on Tuesday, 28 July 2015

    After a surge in sales in June and early July, Indonesian smelters now expect delays in obtaining licences as a new export regulation comes into effect at the end of this week. Tin exports in June were provisionally reported at 8,337 tonnes, well above expectations, but ICDX sales in July to date are only 4,220 tonnes and there have been no fresh sales since 15 July.

    "Many of the smelters don't have the new licence yet. There have been...

  • European Parliament says REACH must not be included in TTIP

    by: Jonathan Rickwood, on Tuesday, 28 July 2015

    Chemical Watch reports that the European Parliament has asked the European Commission not to negotiate on issues related to REACH and its implementation in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the US.

    The Commission should “recognise that, where the EU and the US have very different rules, there will be no agreement, such as on public healthcare services, GMOs, the use of hormones in the bovine sector, REACH and its implementation, and the cloning of animals for...

  • Update on REACH enforcement given by UK Agency

    by: Jonathan Rickwood, on Tuesday, 28 July 2015

    Chemical Watch reports a big increase in REACH enforcement cases from other agencies, other EU member states and Echa has been reported by a leading UK REACH enforcement agency.

    The rise was reported by the Health and Safety Executive – the agency which hosts the UK REACH competent authority – at a meeting of the UK Chemicals Stakeholder Forum earlier this week.

    Many of the cases referred by other UK agencies, and by member states, relate to safety data...

  • South Korea consortium to register 111 chemicals

    by: Jonathan Rickwood, on Tuesday, 28 July 2015

    Chemical Watch reports that a single consortium of 21 companies in South Korea is to register 111 substances – a fifth of the 510 existing chemicals subject to registration.The consortium comprises members of the Korea Petrochemical Industry Association (KPIA) and is the largest in the country, says consultancy KTR, which is acting as its lead consultancy.

    From September, non-members of the KPIA will be invited to take part.The members floated plans for a consortium last year. Formal proposals were...