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Open-SCS Group Meets at Antares Vision Headquarters

Italy: Standardization

Open-SCS Group Meets at Antares Vision Headquarters

03/31/2017 - The Open Serialization Communication Standard (Open-SCS) Group, a collection of healthcare sector companies dedicated to standardizing packaging line serialization and aggregation data exchanges, gathered for a three-day meeting at Antares Vision headquarters in Brescia, Italy. read...

Dow Completes Construction of World-Scale Ethylene Production Facility in Freeport

USA: Ethylene Production

Dow Completes Construction of World-Scale Ethylene Production Facility in Freeport

03/31/2017 - Dow Chemical announced the completion of the construction phase of its new, world-scale ethylene production facility in Freeport, Texas. read...

Reliance Industries Sells Interest in Gapco to Total

Mauritius: Petroleum Marketing

Reliance Industries Sells Interest in Gapco to Total

03/31/2017 - Reliance Exploration & Production DMCC, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries, and Total, reached an agreement for the sale of the entire 76 % interest held by Reliance in the Mauritius-incorporated Gulf Africa Petroleum Corporation (“Gapco”). read...

Mybiomass and API Cooperate in the Production of Biomass Feedstock from Oil Palms

Malaysia: Biomass Feedstock

Mybiomass and API Cooperate in the Production of Biomass Feedstock from Oil Palms

03/30/2017 - Mybiomass and API announced a Joint-Development Work for production of nanocellulose and cellulosic sugars from oil palm empty fruit-bunches into material as enhancing additives in textile, paper, and automotive parts amongst others. read...

Upgrade and Capacity Expansion of Haltermann Carless' Hydrogenation Production

Germany: Hydrogenation Technology

Upgrade and Capacity Expansion of Haltermann Carless' Hydrogenation Production

03/30/2017 - Haltermann Carless, HCS Group brand and provider of specialty hydrocarbons has commissioned Neste Jacobs to plan an upgrade and expansion of their production site in Speyer, Germany. read...

Looking Back on a Disappointing 2016: German Plant Engineers Between Hope and Trepidation

Plant Engineering Markets

Looking Back on a Disappointing 2016: German Plant Engineers Between Hope and Trepidation

03/29/2017 - Plant engineering has fallen on hard times – Especially in Germany, Europe’s industrial behemoth, home to some of the world’s biggest chemical and pharmaceutical enterprises, engineering companies booked less orders in 2016 than in the already disappointing year before. Is the momentary slump just a cyclical downturn or do problems reach deeper? read...

Rennovia Starts-Up Pilot Plant for Bio-Based 1,6-Hexanediol Process

USA: Renewable Feedstocks

Rennovia Starts-Up Pilot Plant for Bio-Based 1,6-Hexanediol Process

03/29/2017 - Rennovia has commissioned, and is operating, all core pilot plant operations for its sugars to 1,6-hexanediol (1,6-HDO) process. The completion of key piloting activities and the development of a 1,6-HDO commercial design package are anticipated by the end of this year. read...

Covestro Suspends Closure of Production Facility

Spain: MDI-Production

Covestro Suspends Closure of Production Facility

03/29/2017 - Materials manufacturer Covestro has resolved to continue manufacturing the rigid foam precursor MDI in Tarragona (Spain). The plant closure that had originally been planned for the end of 2017 has been suspended for the time being. read...

Lubrizol Breaks Ground on Polyisobutylene Unit in Deer Park

USA: Additives

Lubrizol Breaks Ground on Polyisobutylene Unit in Deer Park

03/29/2017 - In conjunction with its previously announced technology license agreement with Daelim Industrial, Lubrizol has begun construction of a new polyisobutylene (PIB) unit at its Deer Park, Texas facility. read...

Borealis and Nova Chemicals Initiate Joint Venture with Total

USA: Polyethylene Processing

Borealis and Nova Chemicals Initiate Joint Venture with Total

03/28/2017 - Borealis and Nova Chemicals Corporation signed a preliminary agreement to form a joint venture with Total Petrochemicals and Refining USA that will develop and own a new light feed cracker and a new Borstar polyethylene facility in Bayport, Texas. read...

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