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Sibur, Gazprom Neft to Develop Polypropylene Production in Russia

Russia: Business Deal

Sibur, Gazprom Neft to Develop Polypropylene Production in Russia

Sibur and Gazprom Neft under its joint venture firm ‘Sibgazpolimer’ signed an agreement with the Titan Group to acquire 50 % stake in one of Russia's largest polypropylene facilities, Poliom. Sibur now aims to develop the facility’s polymer range whereas Gazprom Neft is expected to develop its petrochemical production. read...

Catherine Mac Gregor is President New Ventures at Technip FMC

New Appointment

Catherine Mac Gregor is President New Ventures at Technip FMC

Catherine Mac Gregor has been appointed with an aim to explore opportunities and expand Technip FMC’s portfolio through innovative models and new business lines. Previously, she has held numerous leadership positions involving global operational activities. read...

Ineos to Build New Ethylene Oxide Facility

USA: Plant Engineering

Ineos to Build New Ethylene Oxide Facility

The new 1.2 billion lb Ethylene Oxide and Ethylene Oxide Derivatives facility will be constructed at Chocolate Bayou, Texas. The location already comprises of two olefins crackers, two polypropylene units and two Cogen facilities operated by Ineos. read...

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Cause & effect in Engineering Base's Plant Solution

Fully integrated

Cause & effect in Engineering Base's Plant Solution

11/07/2019 - Anyone designing, building, operating or further developing plants today must at the same time depict state-of-the-art process technology, anticipate the paths of digitisation, take into account accelerated innovation cycles and be meaningful to all disciplines involved at all times. The advantages of the universal data model of Aucotec's cooperative engineering platform EB 2019 become clear in demanding engineering phases such as FEED or during the cause-and-effect check. read...

Stable Filtration Process Protects Process Liquid Against Contamination

Filtration

Stable Filtration Process Protects Process Liquid Against Contamination

11/07/2019 - If contamination of expensive process liquid causes production downtimes again and again, it is time to reconsider the filtration system. A modernisation project for a frozen sausage production shows that a stable filtration process helps to reduce downtimes and expensive product losses. read...

How to Cope with Lactose Powder

Bulk Material Lines and Mixing Line

How to Cope with Lactose Powder

11/07/2019 - Expansion projects are a chance but also titanic work: For a German producer of derivatives from milk and whey Derichs cope with high requirements in terms of dust-free system, high hygiene, Atex, batch tracking and gentle powder processing. read...

“More Than Just a Supplier of Molecules”: This Is How the Gas Specialists Support Plant Operators and Consumers

Exclusive Interview: Milestone Technical Gases/Industrial Gases

“More Than Just a Supplier of Molecules”: This Is How the Gas Specialists Support Plant Operators and Consumers

08/07/2019 - Over 100 years after the development of the air separation process, gases are an indispensable ingredient in modern processes. Are we taking full advantage of these volatile enablers? Jens Waldeck, Linde Gas European CEO, and Elisabeth Mehlan, Head of Market Development in Europe, are convinced that, in order to win customers for new avenues in gas exploitation, it is essential to understand their processes. read...

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PDO’s Rabab Harweel Integrated Project Commences Production

Oman: Gas Development

PDO’s Rabab Harweel Integrated Project Commences Production

19/07/2019 - Petroleum Development Oman’s mega project has begun gas production from six sour wells in Oman. Under the terms of the contract, Petrofac has provided engineering, procurement, construction management and commissioning support services worth around 1.25 billion dollars for the project. read...

Ineos Phenol to Construct World Scale Cumene Facility

Germany: Engineering

Ineos Phenol to Construct World Scale Cumene Facility

18/07/2019 - The 750,000 tonne plant is expected to be built in Marl, Germany and will support customer ambitions as well as secure the supply of raw materials to the Ineos plants in Gladbeck and Antwerp. read...

Production of Catalyst in One Single Step

Patent Pending

Production of Catalyst in One Single Step

18/07/2019 - Not much is possible without catalysts: More than 80 % of all chemically manufactured products undergo a catalytic step during their production. The active material is usually platinum or another precious metal, so production is correspondingly expensive and requires several steps. Physicists at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) have now filed a patent application for a process that produces highly active and long-term stable catalyst material in a single step. 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...

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Climate Change

Can Corporate Renewable Sourcing be the Solution?

RE100 companies have blazed a trail, but it's the next wave of corporates who need to start their journey if we are to reverse climate change. What are the opportunities? What are the barriers and how can they be overcome? What options are available? read...

Company News

Freeman Technology Ltd

Developing an effective metal powder specification for binder jet 3D printing

Binder jet 3D printing or binder jetting is an established metal additive manufacturing (AM) ...

Weka AG

New Ex-protection certifications for non-electrical devices

Liquids and gases under control - this is especially true when there is a risk of explosion. ...

Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH

Optimizing particle design to meet increasingly stringent sustainability demands

Meet the Glat experts @ SEPAWA 2019, booth C594: Fluidized bed and spouted bed solutions enable sustainable product design and reduce packaging requirements. ...

Pörner Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH

Renewable jet fuel from air

Rotterdam The Hague Airport initiates study for the production of renewable jet fuel from air. ...

MATCON Ltd.

Liquid Addition – a revolutionary development in IBC Blending

Invented and developed by Matcon, our innovative Liquid Addition System expands the range of the IBC tumble blender and is well suited to industries that need the flexibility to add liquids into a wide range of powder recipe mixes in a contained and efficient manner.

Kelvion Holding GmbH

Kelvion launches two new products for transforming waste heat into energy

Industrial facilities and power plants generate waste heat that is usually released into the air. ...