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BP, ZPCC May Construct 1 Million Tonne Acetic Acid Facility in China

China: Acetic Acid

BP, ZPCC May Construct 1 Million Tonne Acetic Acid Facility in China

BP and Zhejiang Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (ZPCC) have signed a MOU to explore the establishment of the plant. If everything goes to plan, the new unit is expected to use BP’s Cativa XL technology to produce acetic acid and it would also be BP’s largest acetic acid producing site across the globe. read...

Adani Partners with BASF, Adnoc, Borealis for Chemical Complex in Gujarat

India: Petrochemicals

Adani Partners with BASF, Adnoc, Borealis for Chemical Complex in Gujarat

Adani, BASF, Adnoc and Borealis have signed a MOU to conduct a joint feasibility study in order to evaluate collaboration for the construction of a 4 billion dollar chemical complex in Mundra, Gujarat, India. read...

Total to Launch Digital Factory in Paris

France: Next-Gen Solutions

Total to Launch Digital Factory in Paris

Total will be inaugurating the digital factory in 2020 with an aim to further enhance its operations and reduce its environmental impact. Around 300 experts will be brought together under this initiative to boost the company’s digital transformation move. read...

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How to Handle the Temperature Curve in the Expansion Vessel

Plant Separation System to Atmosphere

How to Handle the Temperature Curve in the Expansion Vessel

15/10/2019 - Heat transfer fluids in a broader sense as well as water and water steam include: refrigerants, organic fluids, salt melts, liquid metals and hot gases. The German standard reference 'Heat Transfer Technique with Organic Fluids' is now published as an international edition as Vogel-Reference-Book. This technical operation specialist book describes plants that primarily use organic heat transfer fluids. In our PROCESS-Series we present you some excerpts of this book. In this article we will show you, how to handle with temperature curve in the expansion vessel. read...

Using Advanced Radar Technology Helps Improve Separation Process Performance

Advantages of Guided Wave Radar (GWR)

Using Advanced Radar Technology Helps Improve Separation Process Performance

14/10/2019 - The separation of two immiscible liquids contained in the same tank or vessel is a fundamental aspect of many production processes. Optimising the performance of these applications can have a significant effect on final product quality. To achieve this, plant managers need to implement devices that can accurately and reliably measure the interface level between the two liquids. read...

Expert Handling of Demanding Natural Ingredients: The Way to a Suitable Solution

Conveying of Bulk Solids

Expert Handling of Demanding Natural Ingredients: The Way to a Suitable Solution

07/10/2019 - The Institute for Bioplastics and Biocomposites forecasts a global production capacity of 4,3 million tons of bioplasics in 2022 — a real growth market. A US bioplastic resin provider wants to be part of this success story and invested in a tailor made production plant. For the challenging handling and processing of the natural raw materials they found in Azo the right partner. read...

Safe Power Supplies in the Process Industry – and the Power Will Be with You

Power Supplies

Safe Power Supplies in the Process Industry – and the Power Will Be with You

04/10/2019 - In the process industry, the requirements placed on system availability and system safety are often more stringent than those in other industries. That also applies to power supplies. read...

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Technip FMC Wins Integrated EPCI Contract for Pyxis and Xena Fields

Australia: Subsea Engineering

Technip FMC Wins Integrated EPCI Contract for Pyxis and Xena Fields

18/10/2019 - The contract has been awarded by Woodside for its Pyxis and Xena fields which are located offshore North West Australia. Under the terms of the agreement, Technip FMC will design, manufacture, deliver and install subsea equipment for both the fields. read...

CIA and Cefic’s Statement on Brexit

Brexit Deal

CIA and Cefic’s Statement on Brexit

18/10/2019 - The UK Chemical Industries Association (CIA) and the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) have issued a statement on the Brexit deal under which they state that the chemical industry is cautious but at the same time relieved by the progress made on Brexit. read...

Braskem Expands ‘I’m green’ Product Portfolio

Circular Economy Solutions

Braskem Expands ‘I’m green’ Product Portfolio

18/10/2019 - Braskem has expanded its sustainable products portfolio and will now include products based on the concept of a circular economy such as Post-Consumer-Recycled (PCR) resins, a mixed bio-based plastic, and other PCR solutions. read...

Finnish Companies Start Three Water Projects in China

Water Supply and Treatment

Finnish Companies Start Three Water Projects in China

Finnish companies Stora Enso and Kemira have started the construction work for pilot projects addressing water-related issues in three villages in Guangxi Province in Southern China. read...

Scientists Identify Key Proteins in the Formation of Rubber

Rubber from Dandelions

Scientists Identify Key Proteins in the Formation of Rubber

How is the rubber contained in a dandelion’s milky white fluid formed? A team led by scientists from Münster University and from the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, IME, (Münster branch), has now identified proteins which play a key role in the production of rubber in the plant. read...

Whitepaper

A Single-step Solution for PTA Production

How to Lower OPEX Without Compromising on Quality

This paper looks at how the earlier PTA production method involving a multi-stage process with pressure and atmospheric centrifuges and a re-slurry tank can be replaced with one stand-alone device – the rotary pressure filter (RPF). read...

Company News

Freeman Technology Ltd

Free Webinar - Evaluating Process-Relevant Powder Properties for Additive Manufacturing Applications

Powder flow specialists, Freeman Technology, will be continuing their webinar series with ‘Evaluating Process-Relevant Powder Properties for Additive Manufacturing Applications’ on November 26 at 15.00 (GMT).

MG2 s.r.l.

Containment solutions at Maghreb Pharma Expo 2019

With more than 2400 visitors, Maghreb Pharma Expo offers to pharma professionals the whole spectrum of products and services that cover the entire supply chain of local pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Weka AG

EcoVadis 2019

WEKA AG has become even more sustainable since last year: The company in Bäretswil, ...

EPC Group

Successful commissioning: EPC Engineering & Technologies builds plant for the production of sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate

The plant planned and constructed by EPC Engineering & Technologies GmbH for the production of sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate was successfully commissioned in June 2019 after only two years of planning and construction time.

Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH

Optimizing particle design to meet increasingly stringent sustainability demands

Meet the Glat experts @ SEPAWA 2019, booth C529: Fluidized bed and spouted bed solutions enable sustainable product design and reduce packaging requirements. ...