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Air Products Wins Long-Term Contract for Oxygen and Nitrogen Supply in China

China: Supply of Industrial Gases

Air Products Wins Long-Term Contract for Oxygen and Nitrogen Supply in China

11/24/2017 - Air Products announced that it has signed a second long-term oxygen and nitrogen supply contract with a leading global materials supplier in the Chinese province of Guangdong. The company did not give any further details about the customer's identity. read...

Solvay and Suez Awarded Contract for Water Treatment Plant in China

China: Advanced Oxidation Process

Solvay and Suez Awarded Contract for Water Treatment Plant in China

11/23/2017 - Solvay and Suez have won the contract to treat brine from reverse osmosis desalination at Wanhua Chemical Industry Park in Yantai (Shandong Province). This contract is part of the Alliance between the companies which was formed to jointly develop and market Advanced Oxidation processes (AOP’s) within China to meet stringent environmental standards. read...

Sibur Starts Construction of DOTP Plant in Perm

Russia: Plasticiser Production

Sibur Starts Construction of DOTP Plant in Perm

11/23/2017 - Sibur has broken ground for a 100 ktpa dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP) facility in Perm, Russia. The construction project is carried out in cooperation with the Perm Territory Government as part of a special eight-year investment contract. Production is scheduled to start in 2019. read...

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Universal Isolated Barriers Assign Signal Type in One Click

Interface Technology

Universal Isolated Barriers Assign Signal Type in One Click

11/23/2017 - Additional signal circuits are required when it comes to expanding capacity in processing facilities with hazardous areas of food and beverage industries, like distilleries. These signal circuits depend on measured variables from the explosion-hazardous area being transferred to the control panel and, conversely, signals from the control system being transferred to actuators in the field. Hardware intervention at interface level can have an impact on plant availability. The task is always to keep this impact at the lowest possible level. read...

How to Attain High Accuracy Using Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm (AODD) Pumps

AODD Pumps

How to Attain High Accuracy Using Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm (AODD) Pumps

11/23/2017 - For a leading European animal-feed producer AODD pumps are the ideal choice for an enzyme-dosing application — last not least to the joy of gourmet goats. read...

Korean Industry Sets Sights on Biotech: How Process Analytics goes Gangnam-Style

Process Automation and Analytics

Korean Industry Sets Sights on Biotech: How Process Analytics goes Gangnam-Style

11/22/2017 - From shipyards to life-sciences: Automation manufacturers benefit from Korea’s industrial transition – Since the 1960s, Korea has seen an unparalleled transition from an agricultural country to one of Asia’s technology trailblazers. The technological edge secured the “land of the morning calm” a place among the world’s leading shipuilders, cars and electronics manufacturers and plant engineering specialists. After the shipping crisis and the declining crude price, Korea’s multinationals have set their sighths of life-sciences and process engineering. To promote the transition from shipyards to lab-floor, process understanding and state of the art technology are becoming the key enablers. read...

Pharma Regulations Drive Growth

Serialization Solutions

Pharma Regulations Drive Growth

11/21/2017 - Within the space of ten years, Antares Vision has undergone a remarkable transformation. The regulatory framework which governs the pharmaceutical markets has driven enormous growth, and that is unlikely to change in the near term. However, the resourceful Italians are already thinking about what comes next. read...

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Lanxess to Construct Compounding Plant in China

China: High-Tech Plastics

Lanxess to Construct Compounding Plant in China

11/23/2017 - Lanxess invests € 20 million in a new plant for high-performance plastics in Changzhou, China. From Q2 2019, the compounding plant is to produce up to 25,000 tons of Durethan- and Pocan-branded high-tech plastics for the automotive sector and the electric and electronics industry. read...

Akzo Nobel and Axalta Cancel Potential Merger

The Netherlands: No Merger After All

Akzo Nobel and Axalta Cancel Potential Merger

11/22/2017 - Akzo Nobel announced that the merger talks with Axalta, which the company confirmed on October 30, 2017, ended without agreement. Meanwhile, Reuters reports that Nippon Paint Holdings made an all-cash offer on Tuesday to acquire Axalta Coating Systems. read...

Clariant and Tiangang Establish JV for Additives Production in China

China: Speciality Chemicals

Clariant and Tiangang Establish JV for Additives Production in China

11/22/2017 - Clariant and Tiangang Auxiliary kicked-off their new production joint venture with the purchase of a site located in the Cangzhou National Coastal-Port Economy and Technology Development Zone, Hebei province. read...

Yara Acquires Brazilian Fertilizer Complex from Vale

Brazil: Fertilizer Industry

Yara Acquires Brazilian Fertilizer Complex from Vale

Yara announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Vale Cubatão Fertilizantes complex in Brazil from Vale for $ 255 million. read...

Suspected Gas Leak Kills Three Workers at Petro China Refinery

China: Accident at Refinery

Suspected Gas Leak Kills Three Workers at Petro China Refinery

Chinese state media reported on Monday that a suspected gas leak at a refinery in Dalian lead to the death of three workers. read...

Company News

EPC Group

Saxonian Technology in the Land of the Pharaohs: CRYOTEC Anlagenbau GmbH erects Nitrogen Generation Plant in Egypt

Tailor-made solutions from Saxony: CRYOTEC Anlagenbau GmbH delivers a compact nitrogen generating plant in Aswan, ...

EPC Group

EPC Group presented the CreaSolv® Process for Recycling of Polystyrene Waste to the European EPS / XPS Industry

Latest technology to solve a major waste problem: The PolyStyreneLoop (PSL) Cooperative has officially presented the CreaSolv® Process to the European EPS and XPS industry. ...

Freeman Technology Ltd

The Influence of Roller Compactor Process Parameters on Granule Properties

Freeman Technology is pleased to announce the release of ‘The Influence of Roller Compactor Process Parameters on Granule Properties’. ...

EPC Group

Dry ice for the Middle East: CRYOTEC Anlagenbau GmbH secures contract for CO2 recovery plant

Latest CO2 technology for plant in the Middle East: CRYOTEC Anlagenbau GmbH, a subsidiary of EPC Group, ...

Freeman Technology Ltd

In-line PAT for High Shear Wet Granulation by measuring Drag Force Flow

Freeman Technology are the exclusive global distributor for Lenterra Inc, specialists in the design and manufacture of high precision optical technology for in-line, ...

ProMinent Group

Vacuum metering system for chlorine gas DULCO®vaq - Safe and efficient

At this year's aquanale in Cologne, Germany, ProMinent is presenting its newly developed vacuum dosing system for Chlorgas, ...