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French Chemical Process Engineering Expertise On Show At Achema

Letizia Zitoli - 08-juin-2018 11:13:42
31 French companies and organisations will present their expertise and innovations to the global scientific and business community at this year’s Achema . Business France , the national agency for the international development of the French economy, is once again organising the French pavilion at the world’s biggest trade show for the chemical process industry and biotechnologies, taking place on 11 th  – 15 th  June 2018 in Frankfurt. The chemical industry in France in 2017 (source: Union des Industries Chimiques) ·         €70 billion in turnover ·         2 nd  in Europe behind Germany, 7 th worldwide ·         One of the main sectors contributing to France’s positive trade balance of +€8.6bn ·         Leader in the industrial export sector (€58.7bn) ·         3,335 businesses, 94% of which are micro-enterprises/ SMEs ·         €1.8bn spent on R&D ·         €3.1bn in investments Innovation In the engineering hall (9.2), Axelera, the regional Rhônes-Alpes innovation cluster for the chemical and environmental sectors will be exhibiting with SMEs and the Institut Carnot Chimie Balard Cirimat. For investors… Representatives from several French chemical parks will also be demonstrating how their sites are attractive destinations for foreign investors’ European development projects in the chemical and environmental sectors. 10 chemical parks will be exhibiting on a shared stand (hall 9.2, stand D12) with the aim of attracting new investments from major players or start-ups wishing to industrialise their innovations. …and the chemical and biochemical industry The French suppliers are highly diverse and work across many sectors: chemicals, petrochemicals, nuclear, energy, water, agri-food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and more. They supply equipment compliant with stringent environmental, health and safety standards and produce custom-made added-value equipment. Meet the French exhibitors in halls: -          8.0 – stand J4 - (Industrial valves, pumps & fittings) -          Hall 9.2 - stand D12 - (Engineering & Rhône-Alpes innovation cluster) -          Hall 11.1 - stand G3 - (Instrumentation, control and automation techniques): Find the full list of exhibitors in the catalogue  here . For more information, please contact: Guillaume Anfray, Chemical Industry Project Manager - Business France guillaume.anfray@ businessfrance.fr  / +33 (0)1 40 73 34 52 https://www.businessfrance.fr/ en/home Catherine Ryall, Press Officer – Business France UK catherine.ryall@ businessfrance.fr / + 44(0) 207 024 3613 www.youbuyfrance.com/ uk/

Experts in dangerous goods transportation showcase complete value chain on the Dangerous Goods Logistics pavilion at SITL Europe 2016

Fran Lambert - 18-janv.-2016 15:31:11
For the first time, SITL Europe 2016, taking place on 22-25 March 2016 in Hall 6 of the Parc des Expositions, Paris Nord Villepinte, France, will feature the new Dangerous Goods Logistics pavilion.  With an exhibition zone and a programme of dedicated conferences and workshops, there will be a complete value chain of experts in dangerous goods transportation, such as accreditation and training organisations, logistics service providers, transport operators, logistics hubs, warehouse and transport equipment (tanks, industrial coachwork, storage) and packaging. Dangerous goods regulations affect everybody. The majority of manufacturers and distributors must ensure security across logistics operations involving dangerous goods. But regulations are frequently misunderstood and the solutions are not immediately obvious.  Regulations applicable to the transportation of dangerous goods, such as the SEVESO III directive, new environmental protection classifications (ICPE), Classification-Labelling-Packaging (CLP) and ADR, IATA, IMDG, RID and ADN codes, have become increasingly strict and are constantly evolving. In the fields of transport, logistics and packaging, risk prevention, safety and security are at the heart of supply chain excellence.  A sector of excellence Taking into account all transport modes, 15% of global goods traffic involves dangerous materials. From the point of origin to the final client, their management depends on a value chain of experts conforming to strict guidelines. The regulations are updated every two years through ADR, IATA, IMDG, RID and AND codes. Along with hydrocarbons, chemical and gaseous goods, many everyday goods have been classified as ‘sensitive products’ requiring specific logistics procedures. This is the case with perfumes, certain beauty products, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, most household detergents, and an increasing number of waste products. ‘In order to respond to a multitude of challenges, SITL Europe 2016 along with the ANCS (National Association of Safety Advisers), is bringing together all experts in the sector,’ says Alan Bagnaud, Director of Reed Exhibitions Transport & Logistics. ‘Thanks to its exhibitors and programme of dedicated conferences and workshops, the Dangerous Goods Logistics pavilion offers shippers up-to-date information on the regulatory environment, which will offer a real advantage to an increasingly complex sector.’   According to Olivier Bicanic, Customs and International Trade Manager at GMJ Phoenix and Editor of the Solutions TMD guide surveying 600 specialist suppliers in dangerous supply chains, ‘Whether in-house or external, the security adviser is at the centre of the value chain and the daily challenge  they face depends on the diversity of products, the risks associated in their handling and their quantities.’ A 100% ADR network In terms of dangerous supply chains, shippers have high expectations. ‘Given the expertise required for the secure treatment of chemical products, procurement managers are increasingly alert to the capacities  of national, European and international transport and logistics supplier networks. They expect total control over ADR and flexibility in the organisation and management of movement,’ explains Bruno Guillard, Business Development Manager for Chem-Logistics Europe (Dachser France) and member of the Steering Committee for Dangerous Goods Logistics. The expectations of the chemical industry are at the heart of the creation of the Dachser Group’s Chem-Logistics solution. With an integrated network of 333 agencies in Europe, 100% ADR, partly SQAS (Safety & Quality Assessment System) evaluated, the Dachser Group has developed a dedicated service based on secure processes, scheduling and packaging equipment specifically for handling, storage, and the transport of pallets.  ‘The Chem-Logistics solution is supported by a team of 164 European security advisers for the transportation of dangerous goods (CSTMD). At the same time, training on classed products and their procedures form part of annual information updates provided to our associates,’ adds Guillard. SEVESO III directive  Based on the quantities of dangerous materials stored, new warehouse standards entered into force on 1st June 2015. ‘Under the title SEVESO III in a European directive transposed into French law, this establishes stricter rules on safety and security. Where an existing building is modified or enlarged, applying the law requires changes to be made to existing installations or – more frequently – new ones to be created,’ says Pascal Robat, a consultant specialising in logistics and transportation to different urban areas. A member of the Steering Committee for Dangerous Goods Logistics, he worked on the planning for the LOGIPARC 03 multimodal hub in Moulins, a town in the Allier department of France.  Conceived under the framework of standard ISO 14001, the logistics park will open in early 2017 as the first SEVESO III certified building.  Following an agreement signed in February 2014 with the Moulins urban area on the initiative of the company Eiffage Construction, the building will be operated by Transports Bourrat and will offer a storage capacity of 18,000m². This multipurpose storage capability, the only of its kind, is designed to handle most products included in the new nomenclature for ICPE-classified installations. With access to road and rail connections and combined rail-road, the space can be sub-divided into several units of up to 500m². Regulatory monitoring Regulations that aim to facilitate data sharing between dangerous goods actors could enter into force in 2017-2019 by converting to the digitisation of transport documents using telematics systems. To this effect the presence of MD Service will allow for the presentation of the GEOTRANS MD project. ‘GéoTransMD is an ambitious joint project on the Geolocation of Dangerous Goods presented at the fifteenth call for projects by the Fonds Unique Interministériel (Single Interministerial Fund – FUI15). It aims to define European telematics architecture which ensures the delivery of secure data on the quality and quantity of dangerous goods transported by road, rail or inland waterways,’ explains Matthieu Bernadet, Director of MD Service. Research laboratories (CEREMA, LNE and CEA), private-sector companies (NOVACOM, GLS and ERECA) and MD Service, a consultant member of the GEOTRANS MD consortium, will come together for the first time at SITL Europe 2016, to exhibit the potential applications and their expected advantages. For further information regarding the Dangerous Goods Logistics pavilion at SITL Europe 2016, visit www.sitl.eu/en/Home/  or contact: Silviane Dubail Press Relations Adviser SD Com Tel: +33 (0)6 07 53 53 43 Email: sdubail@sdcom.fr For further information regarding this press release, contact: Fran Lambert, Communications & Marketing Adviser Business France (The French Trade Commission in the UK) Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email: fran.lambert@businessfrance.fr View other press releases at:  www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/

EcoVadis and TfS renew partnership to drive sustainable supply chains in the international chemical industry

Fran Lambert - 30-sept.-2015 11:40:30
EcoVadis, the first collaborative platform providing sustainability performance ratings and improvement tools for supply chains, and Together for Sustainability (TfS), the chemical industry sustainability initiative, announce the renewal of their partnership to further advance sustainable practices in the supply chains of the chemical industry. TfS membership has more than doubled since it was founded four years ago. In addition to the six founding members, TfS has accrued members from Europe and the United States and intends to continue growing globally. TfS member companies have joined forces to assess and audit their suppliers and share the results. The benefits of this collaboration affect both sides: suppliers receive one request from TfS rather than multiple requests from each individual customer, and TfS members share the results. Through the use of these synergies, more efforts can be expended on improvement measures. EcoVadis is the cooperation partner of TfS for assessments and the assessment program has expanded to have significant impact, with a total of more than 7,800 supplier companies engaged to date. The TfS assessment program is supported by the EcoVadis cloud collaboration platform and CSR rating service, which is backed by a global team of 250 people and provides performance improvement tools for suppliers across 110 countries.  “TfS is pleased to extend this partnership with EcoVadis, and we look forward to building on the success we have achieved thus far with the assessment program,” says Rüdiger Eberhard, President of TfS and Chief Procurement Officer of Evonik Industries.  “With more than 70% of suppliers improving their scores upon second evaluation, this has given us great confidence in the effectiveness of EcoVadis rating and collaboration system.” “In only four years, TfS has become the benchmark for what industry collaboration for Sustainable Supply Chain should be” adds co-CEO and co-Founder of EcoVadis, Pierre-François Thaler. “It has scaled and driven impressive results through the clear vision and very strong commitments of the Chief Procurement Officers within the member companies. We are very proud to be continuing with TfS’ pioneering effort to drive improvements of CSR practices in chemical supply chains”. About TfS TfS AISBL is a joint initiative of chemical companies for sustainable supply chains. It was founded in 2011 to develop and implement a global program to assess, audit and improve sustainability practices within the supply chains of the chemical industry. At present, it has 16 member companies worldwide and intends to grow globally. For further information on TfS, please visit www.tfs-initiative.com  or contact: Dr. Gabriele Unger, General Manager, TfS Tel: +32 (0)2792 7515 Email: gabriele.unger@tfs-initiative.com  About EcoVadis EcoVadis operates the first online collaborative network enabling companies to manage the sustainability performance of their suppliers across 150 sectors and 110 countries. EcoVadis reliable ratings and easy to use monitoring tools allow companies to manage risks and drive eco-innovations in their global supply chains.  For further information on EcoVadis, please visit www.ecovadis.com  or contact: David McClintock, Marketing Director, EcoVadis Tel: +33 (0)1 82 83 86 09 Email: dmcclintock@ecovadis.com   For further information regarding this press release, please contact: Fran Lambert, Communications Adviser Business France - The French Trade Commission in the UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email: fran.lambert@businessfrance.fr
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Business France - The French Trade Commission in the UK  is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy in the UK. It is responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating the UK’s investment in France. Business France promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE Programme in the UK. Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 members of staff, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners. In September 2015, Patrick Manon was appointed the new Director of Business France in the UK. Prior to this appointment, Patrick was the Human Resources Director at Business France in Paris, which manages the recruitment of t

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