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Dow Announces Start-Up of Ethylene and Polyethylene Units

USA: Downstream Products

Dow Announces Start-Up of Ethylene and Polyethylene Units

09/25/2017 - Dow Dupont Materials Science announced the start-up of its new integrated world-scale ethylene production facility and its new Elite enhanced polyethylene production facility, both in Freeport, Texas. Both units will continue to ramp up through the third quarter and are expected to reach full rates in the fourth quarter of 2017. read...

Akzo Nobel Announces Plans to Build EHEC Plant

The Netherlands: Cellulosic Ethers

Akzo Nobel Announces Plans to Build EHEC Plant

09/25/2017 - Akzo Nobel's Specialty Chemicals business is studying plans to build a world-class plant for its Bermocoll business, which supplies ingredients for the paint and buildings and construction industries. read...

BASF Invests in Production Plant for Speciality Zeolites

Germany: Catalysts

BASF Invests in Production Plant for Speciality Zeolites

09/25/2017 - BASF invests in another production plant for specialty zeolites at its Ludwigshafen, Germany, headquarters site. The new plant will double the company’s global specialty zeolites production capacity. read...

Featured Content

It’s Time to Skill India!

Indian Pharmaceutical Industry

It’s Time to Skill India!

09/22/2017 - The Indian pharmaceutical industry has realised the need for upgrading the skills of its employees in order to stay competitive in the global market scenario. Under the guidance of the government, various initiatives have been undertaken to educate the youth and make them skill ready for their jobs. read...

Which Vacuum Pump Fits Which Chemical Process?

Vacuum Pumps

Which Vacuum Pump Fits Which Chemical Process?

09/20/2017 - The efficiency champion takes the price! Dry compressing screw vacuum pumps with a particularly high degree of efficiency in the chemical production are challenging liquid ring pumps. At first sight, it seems clear which principle leads the way. However, this may be delusional. read...

How to Find the Best Cleaning Nozzle for the Job?

Simulation Beats Trial-and-Error

How to Find the Best Cleaning Nozzle for the Job?

09/15/2017 - How to find the best cleaning nozzle for the job? One can always try it out — or save the hassle by using state-of-the-art simulation tools. It’s the optimal arrangement of the nozzles inside the tank that lays the foundations for reliable cleaning results. A new simulation software helps customers to find the most suitable nozzle system for the cleaning task at hand. Furthermore, it identifies potential weak points during the development phase and explores potentials for optimizing existing systems, thus avoiding planning errors, reducing downtimes, and ensuring more efficiency and process reliability. read...

A Matter of Flexibility: How to Turn A Process Plant into an Energy-Saver!

Demand-Side-Management in Plant Engineering

A Matter of Flexibility: How to Turn A Process Plant into an Energy-Saver!

09/15/2017 - Get paid to use electricity? Sounds crazy. But Flexible Power and Demand Side Management are set to make production a highly flexible support of the power grid. Developers specifically have chemistry in mind — and a chlorine production plant demonstrates, how it is done. read...

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Air Products Builds Technology Center in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: Industrial Gases Technology

Air Products Builds Technology Center in Saudi Arabia

09/25/2017 - Air Products signed an agreement with Dhahran Techno Valley Company to build and develop an Industrial Gases technology center in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. read...

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation to Acquire Neuroderm

Clinical-Stage Pharmaceuticals

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation to Acquire Neuroderm

09/22/2017 - Shareholders at the Neuroderm general meeting approve previously announced acquisition by Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation. read...

$11.9 Billion Kite Pharma Acquisition by Gilead Sciences

Pharma Acquisition

$11.9 Billion Kite Pharma Acquisition by Gilead Sciences

09/22/2017 - The acquisition will enable Gilead to become one of the leaders in cellular therapy and is expected to provide opportunities for diversification of revenues. The deal is scheduled to close in the fourth quarter of 2017. read...

Jacobs to Build Aerie Pharmaceuticals' Manufacturing Facility

Ireland: Engineering Contract

Jacobs to Build Aerie Pharmaceuticals' Manufacturing Facility

Jacobs Engineering Group has been selected by Aerie Pharmaceuticals to provide engineering, procurement and construction management services (EPCM) for Aerie’s first pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. read...

Bolivia Starts-Up Fertilizer Plant

Bolivia: Plant Engineering

Bolivia Starts-Up Fertilizer Plant

The Bolivian Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) fertilizer plant project built by Samsung Engineering celebrated the 'Plant Completion Ceremony' on September 14, 2017. read...

Company News

FUCHS Maschinen AG

CONTROMAT – Control sifting of bulk material

FUCHS Maschinen AG offers a new solution for the control sifting of bulk material: ...

Freeman Technology Ltd

Save the date! Powder Characterisation Seminar - 18 October 2017

The free one day seminar will provide delegates with an introduction to powder rheology. ...

Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH

New microsite goes live: APPtec revolutionizes particle design for future materials

Glatt has launched a new internet platform that explains how its latest technology offers virtually limitless possibilities for developing tailor-made high-performance powders. ...

ProMinent Group

ProMinent at drinktec 2017: Efficient dosage and disinfection

At the drinktec 2017 in Munich, ProMinent will present its chlorate- and chloride-poor disinfection using membrane electrolysis on booth 316 in Hall B3 as well as its dosing systems specially designed for the beverage and food sector.

Berndorf Band Group

Higher process reliability with Austrian technology

Increasing competition and ever more stringent quality requirements are placing high demands on the global chemical industry. ...

Freeman Technology Ltd

FT4 Powder Rheometer featured at Johnson Matthey's new ceramic 3D printing facility

Johnson Matthey have announced that they have opened a new ceramic 3D printing facility in the UK. ...