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Butamax Starts Detailed Engineering for Newly Acquired Bio-Isbutanol Facility

USA: Bio-Isobutanol Production

Butamax Starts Detailed Engineering for Newly Acquired Bio-Isbutanol Facility

04/07/2017 - Butamax Advanced Biofuels, a 50/50 joint venture between BP and DuPont, announced the acquisition of Nesika Energy and its ethanol facility in Scandia, Kansas. read...

Clariant Opens Bleaching Earth Production Plant in Indonesia

Indonesia: Betonite Production

Clariant Opens Bleaching Earth Production Plant in Indonesia

04/05/2017 - Clariant announced the official opening of a new bleaching earth production site for its Business Unit Functional Minerals in Gresik, near Surabaya (Indonesia). read...

Acquisition of Syngenta by Chemchina Approved by US Watchdog

Switzerland: Biotech Transaction

Acquisition of Syngenta by Chemchina Approved by US Watchdog

04/05/2017 - Chemchina and Syngenta announced that they have received approval from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for the proposed acquisition of Syngenta by Chemchina. read...

Bombshell in Automation – ABB to Acquire B&R

Automation Technologies

Bombshell in Automation – ABB to Acquire B&R

04/04/2017 - Automation company ABB announced the acquisition of B&R, the largest independent provider focused on product- and software-based, open-architecture solutions for machine and factory automation worldwide. read...

Sartorius Acquires Umetrics and Bioscience

Germany: Biopharmaceutical Industry

Sartorius Acquires Umetrics and Bioscience

04/04/2017 - Sartorius acquired through its subgroup Sartorius Stedim Biotech the company MKS Instruments AB (Umetrics) based in Malmö, Sweden. In addition, Sartorius completed the acquisition of U.S.-based Essen Bioscience signed on March 3, 2017, after receiving antitrust clearance. read...

Ceresana Publishes Market Study 'Adhesives Europe'

Adhesives Industry

Ceresana Publishes Market Study 'Adhesives Europe'

04/04/2017 - According to the latest study of Ceresana, adhesive revenues will rise worldwide by 1.9 % per year until 2024. read...

Linde Introduces 'Competence Centre Modularisation' for Industrial Plants

Germany: Plant Engineering

Linde Introduces 'Competence Centre Modularisation' for Industrial Plants

04/03/2017 - Through its new ‘Competence Centre Modularisation’ (CCM), Linde intends to offer modular design concepts for large industrial plants. The company is showcasing this new approach at the Gastech trade show from 4 to 7 April in Tokyo, Japan. read...

Multi-Technology Award for Integrated Refining and Petrochemical Project in China

China: Engineering Contract

Multi-Technology Award for Integrated Refining and Petrochemical Project in China

04/03/2017 - CB&I has been awarded a contract for the license, engineering design and catalyst supply for five proprietary technologies to be used in an integrated refining and petrochemical project in China. read...

Dupont to Supply Mecs Technology for Off-Gas Treatment from Sulfuric Acid Plants

Chile: Sulfuric Acid Production

Dupont to Supply Mecs Technology for Off-Gas Treatment from Sulfuric Acid Plants

04/03/2017 - The wholly owned subsidiary of Dupont, Mecs, has been chosen to supply the sulfuric acid production technology for two new plants belonging to Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco), the world’s largest copper producer. read...

Fluor Completes Dow Chemical’s Ethylene Production Facility in Freeport on Schedule

USA: Ethylene Production

Fluor Completes Dow Chemical’s Ethylene Production Facility in Freeport on Schedule

04/02/2017 - Fluor has finished the mechanical construction of The Dow Chemical Company’s new ethylene production facility in Freeport, Texas on schedule. read...