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Occidential Petroleum Invests in Low-Carbon Technology

USA: Green Chemistry

Occidential Petroleum Invests in Low-Carbon Technology

Cemvita Factory and Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, a subsidiary of Occidental, announced that they have reached an investment agreement. The investment is to advance the development of new bio-engineered pathways that use CO2 as feedstock for sustainable production of intermediate chemicals and polymers. read...

Bayer to Sell Animal Health Business

Germany: 7.6 Billion Dollar Transaction

Bayer to Sell Animal Health Business

US-based company Elanco Animal Health has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bayer’s Animal Health business, the German company announced on Tuesday. The transaction is valued at $ 7.6 billion and is expected to be concluded in mid-2020. read...

Petrofac and Socar JV Awarded Engineering and Technical Services Contract

Azerbaijan: Oil and Gas Exploration

Petrofac and Socar JV Awarded Engineering and Technical Services Contract

The 12-month contract aims to support Total and Socar’s exploration & production activities in Azerbaijan. It is also expected to support the activity in the Absheron natural gas field, located in the Caspian Sea. read...

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Coating Goes Conti

Continuous Tablet Coating

Coating Goes Conti

19/08/2019 - Continuous tablet coating is now part of the Modcos continuous production line — Following the introduction of the continuous Glatt Modcos system, Glatt is working together with partner Driam to close a gap in the production process by incorporating continuous tablet coating. Like Modcos, the continuous Driaconti-T system enables complete traceability of every tablet as well as precise and reproducible setting of the retention time in the process. read...

How Sensors Ensure Precise Filling in Yoghurt Production

Level Measurement

How Sensors Ensure Precise Filling in Yoghurt Production

26/07/2019 - The yoghurt producer La Fageda has been proving every day for 25 years that a business run by a team of people including persons with disabilities can be successful. The recipe for this is a mix of solid personal commitment, local raw materials and a clever marketing concept — and a perfectly coordinated sensor technology as an important “ingredient”. read...

How an EPC Optimizes Selection of Closed Drain Drum Pump

Natural Gas — a Special Challenge for Pumps

How an EPC Optimizes Selection of Closed Drain Drum Pump

26/07/2019 - Natural gas is not only a flammable, but also a corrosive medium. The production process requires the use of robust systems and equipment — as an application from North Africa shows. read...

Hey, Control System: Will We See Digital Assistants in the Control Room?

Digital Processs Control System

Hey, Control System: Will We See Digital Assistants in the Control Room?

23/07/2019 - Digital assistant for the control room — A battle for supremacy rages in the consumer world of voice-controlled digital assistants. Google, Amazon, Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft are the trailblazers on this market and want to make their assistant an integral part of our everyday life. But when you look to industrial applications, the search still comes up empty. This is about to change, because useful applications are manifold and a prototype is now entering the pilot phase. read...

NEWS

Merck Generates Strong Sales Growth in the Second Quarter

Germany: Pharma Business

Merck Generates Strong Sales Growth in the Second Quarter

19/08/2019 - Merck generated strong net sales growth in the second quarter of 2019, primarily on an organic basis. Ebitda pre grew very strongly and was also driven by organic performance. The science and technology company also confirmed its full-year forecast for 2019. read...

Saudi Aramco to Acquire 20 % Stake in RIL's Oil-to-Chemicals Business

India: Refining and Petrochemicals

Saudi Aramco to Acquire 20 % Stake in RIL's Oil-to-Chemicals Business

19/08/2019 - Saudi Aramco and Reliance Industries Ltd have entered into a non-binding Letter of Intent and the deal is expected to possess an enterprise value of 75 billion dollars. The transaction is claimed to be one of the largest foreign investments in India. read...

Neste Introduces Low-Sulphur Marine Fuel

Finland: Reduced Emissions

Neste Introduces Low-Sulphur Marine Fuel

19/08/2019 - Neste helps shipping companies to respond to the tightening regulation on sulphur dioxide emissions by offering them a new IMO2020-compliant marine fuel. The Neste Marine 0.5, containing 0.5 % sulphur, will be introduced to the market during Q4/2019. 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

Material Characterization Day - Powder Rheology & Beyond

Freeman Technology and Micromeritics will be hosting a ‘Material Characterization Day’ on the 9th October 2019 at the recently opened Micromeritics facility in Unterschleissheim, ...

MATCON Ltd.

Powder Handling Systems - streamlining your operations, improving product quality and helping you increase your margins

With industry leading technical standards and our patented Cone Valve Technology we can overcome all manner of powder flow problems.

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. ...

EPC Group

Award: EPC Engineering & Technologies among the TOP 100

EPC Engineering & Technologies GmbH from Arnstadt has made the leap to the top in the 26th edition of the TOP 100 innovation competition. ...

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. ...