Belgian mineral fertiliser industry reduces NOx emissions by 60%

The fertiliser industry has invested very successfully in emissions reduction over the last twenty years. Emissions into the air have been reduced by at least 90% for laughing gas (N2O) and 60% for nitrogen oxides (NOx). Specific nitrogen losses into the surface water have been reduced by 80%! The mineral fertiliser industry is directly involved […]

Prevention Adviser of the Year 2019 works at chemical company Inovyn

Dirk Gyzels, Head of the Prevention Department at Inovyn Manufacturing Belgium in the port of Antwerp has won the ‘Prevention Adviser of the Year’ award 2019, primarily for his strong prevention policy focusing not only on his own employees but also staff of contractors, installers and technicians from maintenance and services companies. Chemical company Inovyn […]

Texere Biotech: the world’s most advanced bone graft production line

 Texere Biotech has developed a fully robotic bone graft production line. The primary material is a femoral head taken during a hip replacement operation, which is cut out and processed by robots to make a cube of bone. This standardised product is then used by surgeons for grafting. With 6 robots, Texere Biotech is […]

Mithra wins essenscia Innovation Award 2019 with new-generation contraceptive pill

Liège biopharmaceutical company Mithra has won the essenscia Innovation Award 2019. After ten years of research and development in Belgium, Mithra, a company specialising in women’s health, is on the verge of reinventing the contraceptive pill. Their new pill, Estelle, is the first contraceptive pill to be based on estetrol (E4), a natural hormone that […]

essenscia helps SMEs to improve product safety information

Since 2007 essenscia supports SMEs to implement product legislation by two regional projects: • the Dutch Vlaanderens REACH Implementatie Project (VLARIP) in Flanders, • and the French speaking Wallonie Reach Implementation Programme (WALRIP) in Wallonia. Even after more than 10 years, both SME mentorship projects remain a success, because REACH and CLP are complex and […]

0800 62 604: promoting the correct use of plant protection products in the garden

Phytofar members have invested about 10 million euro to provide a dedicated range of solutions for garden pests that are adapted to the needs of small gardens and non-professional users. They continue to invest in innovations that meet societal demands yet offering adequate and profoundly tested solutions to gardeners. Close to 50% of the products […]

Solvay’s world Product Stewardship Management System

Since 2014, Solvay has conceived – and now fully deployed – its innovative Product Stewardship Management System (PSMS). It is currently the most extensive product stewardship-specific referential, with clear, structured, tiered requirements , and with a worldwide coverage for all GBUs (Global Business Units). Solvay started its development, because no worldwide referential or norm existed […]

Chemical companies and the national Poison Centre working together

Despite the warnings on labels, incidents involving chemical products still occur both at home and in the workplace. The Belgian Poison Centre is available by telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on the free number 070 245 245, to advise what to do in case of acute poisoning. Around half of the […]

Informing consumers and professional users better

DETIC has initiated a number of information campaigns aimed at better informing consumers as well as professional users: • / is a partnership between DETIC, FPS Health and the old CRIOC supplying consumers with the information they need to protect themselves properly from the sun. • / is a partnership between DETIC, FPS Health and […]