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raw materials

basic materials such as iron ore, bauxite, wheat and coffee, which are converted into finished goods or components in the PRODUCTION process. See DIRECT MATERIALS, VALUE ADDED.
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The European Innovation Partnership brings together Member States and other stakeholders (companies, NGOs, researchers etc) to develop joint strategies, pull together capital and human resources and ensure the implementation and dissemination of innovative solutions to our challenges in the field of raw materials.
The ministers had been asked to give their views on a European Commission communication, presented on 2 February, on Tackling the challenges in commodity and raw materials markets' (see Europolitics 4133).
It's tough for the manufacturers to pass every raw material price increase to their consumers quickly, so in a rapidly increasing market, the only solution is to consider a lower priced feedstock.
All raw materials are ordered in returnable packaging.
In January-February 2007, year-on-year growth rate of profits of China chemical raw materials and chemical products manufacturing industry reached 80.
Enterprise Commissioner Gunter Verheugen set out to industry the European Commission's raw materials initiative at the European Minerals Forum, on 26 November.
Preferential refunds of value-added taxes paid on imported raw materials have acted to lower costs to the Chinese industry.
Basic and complex solutions for liquid processing of raw materials are provided by the company.
We also believe that it is imperative for us to continue to use the same quality, non-animal raw materials which result in the highest quality amino acids available.
Enterprise Commissioner Gunter Verheugen will set out to industry the European Commission's raw materials initiative at the European Minerals Forum, on 26 November.
Without question, Bucey says, glass container plants want cullet because it offers significant benefits compared to the raw materials used to make glass.