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Air Liquide and ST Microelectronics Join Hands for Developing Digital Solutions

France: Digital Transformation

Air Liquide and ST Microelectronics Join Hands for Developing Digital Solutions

Air Liquide and ST Microelectronics have plans to enter into a collaboration in order to develop digital solutions for industrial applications. Both the companies aim to identify cases where ST’s technologies prove ideal for industrial and logistics needs following which a prototype of the selected digital solution will be created and then be tested in Air Liquide’s operating environments. read...

BASF to Construct Engineering Plastics and Thermoplastic Polyurethanes Plants

China: Facility Development

BASF to Construct Engineering Plastics and Thermoplastic Polyurethanes Plants

The plants will be built at BASF’s Verbund site in Zhanjiang, China and are expected to cater to the global demand for engineering plastics and TPU. The company has plans to invest 10 billion dollars in the Verbund site. read...

Demand for Industrial and Specialty Gases Creates Opportunities for Plant Builders

Global Market Study

Demand for Industrial and Specialty Gases Creates Opportunities for Plant Builders

The global market for air separation plants will reach a value of $ 7.9 billion by 2028, finds a study published by Future Market Insights. China will be holding the majority of the global market share in the coming decade. A large share of the market revenue is likely to be generated by the chemical, iron and steel, healthcare, and food and beverages industries. read...

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How to Reduce the Trials for Sealing Elements: Work Smarter, not Harder!

Sealing Characteristics

How to Reduce the Trials for Sealing Elements: Work Smarter, not Harder!

16/05/2019 - How to reduce the trial period for experimental investigations of sealing elements by using the Kalman filter — The Kalman filter can be used to economize experimental investigations of sealing elements. In these investigations, the emission characteristics of sealing elements are determined to describe the sealing behavior. One of the most significant emission parameters is the total leakage rate. read...

Titanium, Fighting Against Corrosion: Pumps for the Refinery Industry

Titanium Process Pumps

Titanium, Fighting Against Corrosion: Pumps for the Refinery Industry

16/05/2019 - API610 process pumps for one of the biggest and most modern refineries in Russia — Delivering pumps for the petrochemical industry is no easy task for suppliers: Not only, that compliance with international standards is required, the used materials have to be handled according to the highest demands. Especially, when materials like titanium are in needed. read...

Application of NIR spectroscopy for in-depth comprehension of blending units

Blending Technology

Application of NIR spectroscopy for in-depth comprehension of blending units

10/05/2019 - Blending is an important process step in the manufacture of pills and other oral solid dosages. The latest FDA Guidelines focus particularly on a continuous verification of this process step. Learn more about monitoring the blend by means of NIR spectroscopy. read...

Optimal Sizing of Pellets

Plansifters

Optimal Sizing of Pellets

10/05/2019 - Sifting machines guarantee high quality of pharmaceutical productions as they size pills. But pharmaceutical manufacturers require for the sizing process not only high throughput. Sifters need to fulfill hygienic and explosion protection requirements. read...

NEWS

Paving the Way to a Bio-Based Future for the European Chemical Industry

Market Scenario

Paving the Way to a Bio-Based Future for the European Chemical Industry

20/05/2019 - How can the share of bio-based raw materials used in the European chemical industry be increased to 25 % by 2030? As conclusion of its two-year work, the EU project Road To Bio has published a roadmap that outlines how this goal could be achieved. Based on the analysis of nine product groups, the roadmap identifies opportunities, challenges and actions across industry, policy and civil society to advance the replacement of fossil products by bio-based products. read...

Fluor Appoints Carlos Hernandez as CEO

USA: Management Strategy

Fluor Appoints Carlos Hernandez as CEO

20/05/2019 - Carlos Hernandez was selected as Fluor’s interim chief executive officer and will succeed David T. Seaton. The company’s Board of Directors has also appointed John R. Reynolds as its new chief legal officer. read...

Ascend to Expand Adiponitrile Capacity at Alabama Facility

USA: Plant Development

Ascend to Expand Adiponitrile Capacity at Alabama Facility

17/05/2019 - Ascend Performance Materials has plans to increase its adiponitrile capacity by 90 kilo tonnes at its Decatur, Alabama facility. The expansion project is a part of the first phase of the planned 180 kilo tonne ADN capacity at the plant. 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...

Whitepaper

Contract Synthesis Manufacturing

Custom Manufacturing: How to Survive in Changing Markets

The situation for contract manufacturers is challenging. Operating in a highly competitive market, companys have to transform challenges into opportunities. The white paper describes the situation of this particular industry and survival strategies. read...

Company News

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. ...

ANTARES VISION

Track & Trace: a turnkey solution from experience in the field

Antares Vision, the world’s leading provider of vision control systems, track & trace solutions and smart data management, ...

Freeman Technology Ltd

Working with Powders - How Comprehensive Characterisation can Optimise your Process

Freeman Technology, the powder flow specialists, will be hosting a free webinar ‘Working with Powders – How Comprehensive Characterisation can Optimise your Process’ on May 29 at 15.00 (BST).

Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH

Glatt will present small fluid bed system for large agglomeration requirements

Compact, fast, economical: Glatt's new plant system starts continuous production of added-value ingredients after an installation time of just 12 days.

TRM Filter d.o.o.

Powtech 2019

It is coming up soon: Powtech Nürnberg opens on April 9, 2019!

MATCON Ltd.

Grant Munro joins Matcon in the role of Operations Director

We are pleased to welcome Grant Munro as our Operations Director. ...