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Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. Announces Expansion Plans

USA: Engineering

Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. Announces Expansion Plans

The integrated producer of plastics resins and chemicals, Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. is building an LDPE unit and a Utilities plant which is expected to start operations this year. Also, the initial start-up of its new Olefins plant is complete. read...

Sabic to Build Facility to Increase Pyrolysis Oil Production

The Netherlands: Circular Economy

Sabic to Build Facility to Increase Pyrolysis Oil Production

Sabic has announced the construction of the semi-commercial plant in the firm’s Geleen campus in The Netherlands. The facility is expected to be operational by 2021 and will begin by offering materials to the company’s downstream collaborators. read...

Mitsubishi Chemical to Take-Over German Carbon Fiber Prepreg Manufacturer

Germany: Business Strategy

Mitsubishi Chemical to Take-Over German Carbon Fiber Prepreg Manufacturer

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation has plans to enhance its carbon fiber composite material business with the acquisition of the c-m-p firm. The Japanese company will also possess prepreg plants in Europe, USA and Japan via this deal. read...

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Single-Use Bioreactors: Harvest with the Best of Both Worlds

Harvest Clarification/Single-Use

Single-Use Bioreactors: Harvest with the Best of Both Worlds

24/01/2020 - Fully integrated hybrid system for mAb harvest clarification — Harvest systems for 2K single use bioreactors are a border area between single use technology and stainless steel technology, and home-made equipment set up can be found in most cases. A consistent hybrid system design with the best fit of both technologies is the better solution which transfers the responsibility for a workable system from the user to the equipment vendor. read...

How Bentley is Developing Digital Twin Technologies

Digital Twin is Ahead

How Bentley is Developing Digital Twin Technologies

24/01/2020 - The digital twin is the future of infrastructure and engineering. This is why Bentley last year has presented the new Itwin Services cloud platform. For the company this is only the beginning of future developments. read...

Anyone Can Do “Simple”: Why You Should Consider Displacement Pumps

Displacement Pumps

Anyone Can Do “Simple”: Why You Should Consider Displacement Pumps

15/01/2020 - Have centrifugal pumps reached their limits? When is it worthwhile considering displacement pumps — Pump expertise for chemical and food processes: When centrifugal pumps reach their limits, it is time for displacement pumps. Whether as eccentric or screw spindle pumps — particularly for challenging media or in hygienic processes, it is worth taking your pump considerations a step further. read...

A Jumpstart for Acid Measurement in Battery Production

Acid Measurement

A Jumpstart for Acid Measurement in Battery Production

07/01/2020 - Lead-acid battery production: Optimized formation and fast production change with process concentration measurement — A reliable inline sulfuric acid concentration measurement ensures the quality of the formation process and the final H2SO4 concentration in the battery. It also reduces the shutdown time during production change at the filling station. read...

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Sanofi Completes Synthorx Acquisition

Business Deal

Sanofi Completes Synthorx Acquisition

24/01/2020 - With this takeover, Sanofi aims to strengthen its position in the oncology and immunology segment. The move is also in line with the firm’s R&D strategy. The company has paid 68 dollars for each share of Synthorx in cash. read...

Hengli Petrochemical Launches Fourth PTA Plant in China

China: Plant Engineering

Hengli Petrochemical Launches Fourth PTA Plant in China

23/01/2020 - With a capacity of 2.5 million tonnes, the new Hengli facility has utilised Invista’s P8 PTA technology. The company is also developing a fifth PTA line which should be operational by the second half of 2020. read...

Gaz Sintez Selects Syncor Methanol Technology for New Methanol Unit

Russia: Plant Engineering

Gaz Sintez Selects Syncor Methanol Technology for New Methanol Unit

23/01/2020 - With the incorporation of Haldor Topsoe’s technology, the new methanol facility in Russia is expected to produce 1.6 million tonnes of АА grade methanol annually. The plant is scheduled for completion in 2023. 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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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...

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Freeman Technology Ltd

Complete solution for physical characterization backed by established application expertise

Particle Testing Authority, Micromeritics’ ISO17025 accredited contract testing laboratory today announced a comprehensive physical characterization service for the additive manufacturing (AM) ...

GIG Karasek GmbH

GIG Karasek impresses Sappi once again with conversion of evaporation system at Alfeld plant

At its site in Alfeld, Sappi uses an acidic magnesium bisulphite process to produce high-quality bleached TCF pulp for the purposes of making special paper. ...

Kelvion Holding GmbH

The tailor-made solution for every application.

Kelvion at BrauBeviale 2019: Partner for brewers, food processors and beverage manufacturers.