Managing director of German cleaning chemical manufacturer Buzil-Werk, Reinhard Wagner, has retired after 17 years in the job.
He has passed on responsibility for the company to daughter Isabell Janoth and the appointed managing director Klaus Karl, who have both been part of the executive management team since 2010.
Buzil-Werk also has a new
The European Commission's review of the REACH chemical regulation earlier this week has called for a cut in charges to small businesses.
Adopted in 2006 the REACH regulation is the largest ever chemical control programme and requires chemical manufacturers to register 30,000 out of the 100,000 or so substances currently on the market and
Results from a clinical trial of antimicrobial copper touch surfaces in a neonatal intensive care unit at a Greek hospital have shown that, in addition to contamination being 90 per cent lower on the copper surfaces, they also exert a halo effect whereby non-copper surfaces up to 50 cm away
exhibited a reduction in contamination of more than
After five years of economic crisis and the return of a recession in 2012, unemployment is hitting new peaks not seen for almost 20 years in the EU. That's according to the 2012 edition of the Employment and Social Developments in Europe review.
Household incomes have also declined and and the risk of poverty or exclusion is on the rise,
People who work with cleaning products are at risk of developing asthma, say UK experts who have explored the link. The study of more than 7,000 people suggests exposure to bleach and other chemicals is a factor in one in six cases of adult-onset asthma among British people in their mid-50s.
A total of 18 high-risk jobs were identified, four of
Among the 27 member states of the EU Germany takes the lead in terms of innovation activity according to a new Eurostat survey.
Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union and this survey focuses on product and process innovation, as well as organisational and marketing innovation.Fifty-three percent of enterprises from industry and