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Praxair Confirms Agreement on Details of Merger with Linde

Germany/USA: Industrial Gases

Praxair Confirms Agreement on Details of Merger with Linde

05/29/2017 - Praxair confirmed that it has reached agreement in principle on the terms and conditions of a Business Combination Agreement with Linde. read...

More Hydro Power and Wind for Akzo Nobel's Scandinavian Facilities

Finland/Sweden: Renewable Energy

More Hydro Power and Wind for Akzo Nobel's Scandinavian Facilities

05/18/2017 - Akzo Nobel announced that it has signed a new contract with Vattenfall to ramp up the supply of renewable electricity for its facilities in Sweden and Finland. read...

CB&I Receives Contract for Cumene and Phenol Technology

China: Cumene Production

CB&I Receives Contract for Cumene and Phenol Technology

05/12/2017 - CB&I has been awarded a contract by Formosa Chemicals and Fibre Corporation for the license and engineering design of a cumene and phenol plant expansion in Ningbo, China. read...

Grupa Azoty Purchases Technology for Nitric Acid Production from Thyssenkrupp

Poland: Fertilizer Production

Grupa Azoty Purchases Technology for Nitric Acid Production from Thyssenkrupp

05/04/2017 - Grupa Azoty Puławy signed a contract with thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions for the grant of a licence for a nitric acid production technology, including the delivery of process documentation and key equipment, and for the supervision over plant installation and start-up. read...

Metso's Emergency Shutdown Valves Safeguard Petrochemical Processes

Oman: Valves and Controls

Metso's Emergency Shutdown Valves Safeguard Petrochemical Processes

04/28/2017 - Metso announced that it will supply 400 Neles emergency shutdown (ESD) valves for an ethylene cracker as part of the new Liwa Plastics Industrial Complex (LPIC) Project in Sohar, Oman. read...

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Modular vs. Megaplant: The Fight for the Future of Engineering

Engineering Concepts Modular vs Megaplant

Modular vs. Megaplant: The Fight for the Future of Engineering

11/30/2016 - Whether major project or container factory: What is decisive is the networking — What does chemical production of tomorrow look like? While the mega plants score with their scaling effects in giant proportions, the modular plant scores in flexibility thanks to the construction kit principle. Container modules against projects worth billions — an unequal battle. But perhaps on closer look David and Goliath are not really so different? read...

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Metsä Fibre Prepares Start-Up of Next-Generation Bioproduct Mill

Finland: Valve Solutions and Maintenance

Metsä Fibre Prepares Start-Up of Next-Generation Bioproduct Mill

Metsä Fibre announced that preparations for the start-up of their next-generation bioproduct mill are currently under way in Äänekoski, Finland. Start-up is scheduled for late summer 2017. In 2015 Metso was selected as the main supplier of the bioproduct mill's valve solutions. read...

New Nano-Coatings Facilitate Maintenance of Heat Exchangers

Germany: Nano-Materials

New Nano-Coatings Facilitate Maintenance of Heat Exchangers

At the Hannover Messe, the Leibniz Institute for New Materials (INM) will be introducing new nano-coatings that reduce the effort required for cleaning heat exchangers as well as their corrosion. In these new coatings, the research scientists combine antiadhesive, anticorrosive and, on demand, also antimicrobial properties. read...

Cepsa to Increase Lab and Labsa Production in Brazil

Brazil: Linear Alkylbenzene Production

Cepsa to Increase Lab and Labsa Production in Brazil

Cepsa has completed a revamping project to expand production at its Deten Química plant in Brazil. The revamping process allows it to increase the plant’s production capacity up to 260,000 tons. read...

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Chemical Free Cleaning of Membrane Modules

Membrane Bioreactors

Chemical Free Cleaning of Membrane Modules

A new cleaning technology aims to tackle the big challenge of submerged membrane bioreactors: Cleaning without chemical agents. read...

Engineering and Construction in Theory and Practice

Stage Time for Innovation: These Nine Developments Were the Stars of Powtech 2016

Innovations at Powtech

Stage Time for Innovation: These Nine Developments Were the Stars of Powtech 2016

05/13/2016 - Among trade exhibitions, congresses and new technologies; the innovative developments were the real stars of Powtech — From filling-level sensor to the containment-solution: Powtech 2016 offered innovations in all sizes and for all fields of application ranging from pharmaceutical manufacturing to solid material. New technologies and efficient processes were the main focus of this hotspot of the mechanical processing technology. Best reasons to celebrate at the festive Technology Awards ceremony … read...