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Position Paper on Atex Directive Available

Germany: Separators

Position Paper on Atex Directive Available

08/21/2017 - Following the replacement of Directive 94/9/EC by the Atex Directive 2014/34/EU, the position paper „Atex Directive — Filtering Separators“ serves as the basis for reliable evaluation of filtering separators. The position paper is now available as an online version in English. read...

From Volatility to Stability — The European Chemicals Market

Market Study

From Volatility to Stability — The European Chemicals Market

08/20/2017 - The Icis market outlook published by Reed Business Information takes a closer look at supply and demand expectations for Olefins, Polyolefins, Aromatics and TiO2 for Q3 2017. read...

PCIC Europe

Air Liquide Invests in Start-Ups

France: Digitalisation

Air Liquide Invests in Start-Ups

07/05/2017 - Aliad, Air Liquide’s venture capital investment arm, has announced three new equity investments in technology start-ups, Dietsensor and Ubleam, and in the investment fund Investisseurs & Partenaires. 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...

Ahoy Ex-Zones! Explosion Protection Equipments Sets Sails for Hazardous Waters

Explosion Protection

Ahoy Ex-Zones! Explosion Protection Equipments Sets Sails for Hazardous Waters

08/24/2016 - A fire fighting vessel in the heart of Europe's industrial and chemical clusters needs special equipment: Equipped with specialised technology, Europe’s latest high-tech fire-fighting boat is able to work in hazardous atmospheres, fighting fires, explosions and chemical accidents. Its secret? Explosion-protected electrical equipment and lighting by technology specialists Eaton. read...

Pharma & Food

Abbvie Orders Dual-Fuel Engines from MAN

Puerto Rico: Power Engines

Abbvie Orders Dual-Fuel Engines from MAN

08/15/2017 - MAN Diesel & Turbo will be supplying American pharmaceutical company Abbvie with two MAN 9L 51/60 dual-fuel engines used at two production plants in Puerto Rico. read...

China Steps Up Research in Large-Scale Hemp Production

China: Natural Fibers

China Steps Up Research in Large-Scale Hemp Production

08/11/2017 - China's Heilongjiang Province massively increases efforts to make hemp fibres a large-scale alternative to cotton. Additionally, experts work on hemp foods and pharmaceuticals. Western companies are invited to participate in the hemp boom. read...

An Industrial Service Provider Becomes a Specialist for Modular Engineering

Modular Engineering

An Industrial Service Provider Becomes a Specialist for Modular Engineering

08/09/2017 - In times of flexible production and small batch sizes, the chemical and pharmaceutical industries are using modular construction. Also Bilfinger CEO Tom Blades wishes to grow further with pharmaceutical projects and pre-assembled systems and is investing in new production capacity for this purpose. Can a plant from the modular system reverse the fortunes of the foundering maintenance specialists? read...

Powder Bulk Handling

Johnson Matthey Opens Ceramic 3D Printing Facility in the UK

UK: 3D Printing

Johnson Matthey Opens Ceramic 3D Printing Facility in the UK

08/14/2017 - Johnson Matthey announced the opening of a new ceramic 3D printing facility in the UK, in order to boost the development and understanding of processes an materials involved in this technology. read...

Heat Transfer

South Australian Government Awards 150 Megawatt Solar Thermal Project

Australia: Solar Energy

South Australian Government Awards 150 Megawatt Solar Thermal Project

08/16/2017 - Solar Reserve has signed a long-term Generation Project Agreement (GPA) to build a 150 megawatt solar thermal power station with 8 hours of energy storage near the town of Port Augusta, South Australia. The Aurora Solar Energy Project near Port Augusta includes 1,100 megawatt-hours of energy storage in order to meet peak electricity requirements, day and night . read...

Business & Economics

Saipem Awarded Large-Scale Onshore Contract in Kuwait

Kuwait: Refinery Project

Saipem Awarded Large-Scale Onshore Contract in Kuwait

08/19/2017 - Saipem has been awarded a new contract in the onshore E&C sector worth approximately $ 850 million by Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), a subsidiary of the Gulf country’s national oil company, the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC). read...

Clariant and Huntsman Are One Step Closer to Merger

Switzerland: Chemicals Industry

Clariant and Huntsman Are One Step Closer to Merger

08/18/2017 - Clariant is progressing towards satisfying the regulatory approval condition necessary to closing its merger of equals with Huntsman Corporation. read...

Kaneka to Start New Plant for Polyolefin Foam Production

Thailand: Polyolefin Foam

Kaneka to Start New Plant for Polyolefin Foam Production

08/18/2017 - Kaneka Corporation has announced that it will establish a new plant for the production of expanded polyolefin foam in Hemaraj Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate, Rayong, Thailand. read...

Oil & Gas

Yokogawa Acquires Advanced Chemical Injection Provider

Norway: Control Valves

Yokogawa Acquires Advanced Chemical Injection Provider

08/17/2017 - Yokogawa Electric Corporation acquired Techinvent2, a Norwegian enterprise that holds the rights to Fluid Com, a chemical injection metering valve (CIMV). read...