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Clariant Opens Catalyst Office in China

China: Support for Refining & Chemical Industries

Clariant Opens Catalyst Office in China

12/17/2017 - Clariant announced the opening of a new office for its Catalysts business in Qingdao, Shandong Province, which will focus on providing enhanced services for customers in central and northern China. read...

Chinese Biogas Market Offers Opportunities for Technology Suppliers

China: IE expo China 2018

Chinese Biogas Market Offers Opportunities for Technology Suppliers

12/17/2017 - The Chinese biogas market still has “a lot of room to grow“ — this is disclosed in a target market analysis by Deutsche Auslandshandelskammer (AHK) Peking (German Chamber of Commerce Abroad in Beijing). The coming IE expo China affords companies the opportunity to present their products and services to the business. read...

Air Products and Shanxi Jincheng Sign Supply Agreement for Industrial Gases

China: Coal-to-Clean-Fuels Project

Air Products and Shanxi Jincheng Sign Supply Agreement for Industrial Gases

12/17/2017 - Air Products has signed an agreement with a subsidiary of Shanxi Jincheng Anthracite Coal Mining Group, a Chinese coal mining conglomerate, for the supply of industrial gases to Phase One of Shanxi Jinmei Huayu Coal Chemical (Jinmei Huayu’s) coal-to-clean-fuels project in Jincheng City, Shanxi Province. read...

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How to Benefit from CFD Simulation

How to Benefit from CFD Simulation

12/15/2017 - CFD Simulation in Chemical Reaction Engineering — The goal of reaction engineering is to optimize transport processes (heat transfer, mass transfer and mixing) in order to improve yield/conversion of desired products whilst ensuring the safe operation of the reactor. CFD simulation can help maximizing yield while minimizing costs. read...

Forging Digital Links

BASF 4.0 Initiative

Forging Digital Links

12/01/2017 - BASF wants to forge digital links to connect manufacturers, service provide. The BASF 4.0 initiative will catapult the giant chemical company into the digital age. Included is a project with SAP built around a database which will be shared by suppliers, engineering partners and maintenance partners. In the future, information will flow in real time over digital communication links. read...

Safe Contract Manufacturing With Zero Contamination

Success Factor Containment

Safe Contract Manufacturing With Zero Contamination

12/01/2017 - Contract manufacturers are working with challenging customers and require highly sophisticated equipment. CordenPharma is now going the extra mile. With the construction of a new, fully-contained development lab for high potency compounds, covering all manufacturing process steps for the development and production of tablets, the company is able to achieve unequaled OEL (Operator Exposure Limit) levels of less than 1 µg/m³. This is the first step towards zero contamination. read...

How to Attain High Accuracy Using Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm (AODD) Pumps

AODD Pumps

How to Attain High Accuracy Using Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm (AODD) Pumps

11/27/2017 - For a leading European animal-feed producer AODD pumps are the ideal choice for an enzyme-dosing application — last not least to the joy of gourmet goats. read...

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Nuon to Supply Flexible Energy to Akzo Nobel's Production Sites

The Netherlands: Energy Supply

Nuon to Supply Flexible Energy to Akzo Nobel's Production Sites

12/17/2017 - Nuon and Akzo Nobel signed an innovative energy supply agreement for three chemical production sites in the Netherlands as part of an agreement to purchase a total net volume of 1.5 TWh. read...

Unipetrol Announces Investment in New Energy Block at Litvínova Site

Czech Republic: Fire Disrupts Refining Operations

Unipetrol Announces Investment in New Energy Block at Litvínova Site

12/15/2017 - Unipetrol, the Czech Republic’s largest refining and petrochemical group, continues the modernization of its chemical plant in Záluží u Litvínova. Shortly after the announcement a fire occurred at the same site, disrupting refining operations. read...

Fluor to Provide EPC Management for South African Fuel Storage Terminal

South Africa: Engineering, Procurement and Construction

Fluor to Provide EPC Management for South African Fuel Storage Terminal

12/15/2017 - Fluor was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management contract by Vopak Terminal Durban to deliver the Vopak Growth 4 Project in Durban, South Africa. read...

Petrobras and Exxon Mobil Sign MOU to Form Strategic Alliance

Oil&Gas Agreement

Petrobras and Exxon Mobil Sign MOU to Form Strategic Alliance

Both the companies will jointly evaluate business opportunities for cooperation in exploration, production, gas and chemicals both inside and outside Brazil. read...

Novatek Takes Over Chernichnoye Field

Russia: Oil Acquisition

Novatek Takes Over Chernichnoye Field

The firm has acquired the field from oil company, Mangazeya. The transaction is expected to close in early 2018. read...

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Linde's Digital Strategy Gathers Momentum

Digital Base Camp

Linde's Digital Strategy Gathers Momentum

04.12.17 - Lots of companies are talking about the digital transformation. But how do you turn theory into practice? Gas specialist Linde shows how it can be done with its Digital Base Camp which combines the look and feel of a start-up with the know-how of the company's core business. The entrepreneurial spirit brings urgency, while experts from the different business units offer a reality check. PROCESS was offered insight into the work and its first projects. read...