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Ascend to Expand Adiponitrile Capacity at Alabama Facility

USA: Plant Development

Ascend to Expand Adiponitrile Capacity at Alabama Facility

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...

Tata Chemicals' Consumer Products Business to Merge with Tata Global Beverages

India: Business Takeover

Tata Chemicals' Consumer Products Business to Merge with Tata Global Beverages

Tata Global Beverages to be renamed Tata Consumer Products and the combined business is expected to have a reach of over 200 million households. With this move, Tata Chemicals aims to focus on innovative science-based chemistry solutions and products. read...

Thyssenkrupp Wins New Order to Build Fertilizer Plant

Poland: EPC Project

Thyssenkrupp Wins New Order to Build Fertilizer Plant

The project has been awarded by Anwil and will be responsible for producing 1,265 metric tonnes of nitric acid and 1,200 tonnes of ammonium nitrate per day. Thyssenkrupp’s patented Envi NOx process will be used to remove green house gases from nitric acid production. 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...

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Arkema to Acquire US-Based Specialty Surfactants Firm Arr Maz

USA: Business Deal

Arkema to Acquire US-Based Specialty Surfactants Firm Arr Maz

16/05/2019 - The acquisition of Arr Maz will enable Arkema to strengthen its long-term ambition of achieving over 80 % of sales in specialties by 2023. Arr Maz has commercial presence across North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. read...

Meritage to Double Natural Gas Capacity in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin

USA: Plant Engineering

Meritage to Double Natural Gas Capacity in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin

16/05/2019 - Meritage Midstream Services aims to achieve its goal of doubling natural gas processing capacity by building a new, cryogenic processing plant in Converse County, Wyoming. The new plant is expected to have a nameplate capacity of 200 MMcf/d which will bring the firm’s total processing capacity in the basin to 380 MMcf/d. read...

Haldor Topsoe Launches Clear View Hydrogen

Connected Plant Service

Haldor Topsoe Launches Clear View Hydrogen

16/05/2019 - Clear View Hydrogen is a complete connected plant service that leverages the power of continuous upload of data to offer plant owners improved asset utilisation, energy savings, and less unplanned downtime. Based on a stream of comprehensive data from the plant, modelling and analytical software proactively alerts plant personnel of operational issues and continually suggests optimisation opportunities. 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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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...

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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!

EPC Group

Largest sodium cyanide production plant in the world: Plant in Russia extended by EPC Engineering & Technologies successfully commissioned

After only one and a half year planning and construction time, the new plant for the production of sodium cyanide (NaCN) ...

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. ...