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Sibur Completes Terephtalic Acid Plant in Russia

Russia: Ramp-Up and Reconstruction

Sibur Completes Terephtalic Acid Plant in Russia

Sibur’s Blagoveshchensk site has completed reconstruction of the terephthalic acid production facility, the only one currently in Russia read...

Largest Dehydrogenation Plant Using Clariant’s Catalyst Technology Commences Production

China: Olefin Production

Largest Dehydrogenation Plant Using Clariant’s Catalyst Technology Commences Production

Clariant announced the successful startup of its Catofin catalyst at Hengli Group’s new mixed-feed dehydrogenation plant in Dalian, China. The new unit combines propane dehydrogenation (PDH) with iso-butane dehydrogenation (BDH) process technologies, and it will produce over one million tons of olefins per year — becoming the world’s largest plant using Catofin catalyst technology. read...

Domo Acquires Solvay's European Polyamide Business

Germany: Agreement Reached

Domo Acquires Solvay's European Polyamide Business

BASF, Solvay and Domo Chemicals agreed that Domo will acquire the European PA6.6 business from Solvay. This transaction is targeted to close by the end of 2019 and remains subject to the approval of the relevant competition authorities. read...

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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...

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...

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Mitsui Chemicals Partners with Silicon Valley Tech Firm

Japan: Partnership Agreement

Mitsui Chemicals Partners with Silicon Valley Tech Firm

16/08/2019 - Mitsui Chemicals announced that it has entered into a materials sector-based partnership agreement with Plug and Play, a Silicon Valley-based firm that supports the growth of startups. read...

Kemira Operon, Aquazone, and Suomen Ekolannoite Form Operon Group

Finland: Water Treatment

Kemira Operon, Aquazone, and Suomen Ekolannoite Form Operon Group

16/08/2019 - Kemira is selling the entire share capital of Operon, a company providing water treatment plant operation services, to form a newly established company called Operon Group. In connection with this transaction, Operon Group will also acquire Aquazone and Suomen Ekolannoite, which will be merged into a new company. read...

Butadiene Plant Built by Wison in China Starts Up Successfully

China: 100 KTA Plant

Butadiene Plant Built by Wison in China Starts Up Successfully

16/08/2019 - Nanjing Chengzhi Yongqing Energy Technology's new 100 KTA butene-to-butadiene plant, built by Wison Engineering, started up successfully and produced on-spec butadiene. The plant was deployed with Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Butene-to-Butadiene (ODH) proprietary technology licensed by Wison, and built by the company through an EPC contract. 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. ...