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Merck Plans Additional Investment in Manufacturing and Distribution Platform in Asia

Germany: Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

Merck Plans Additional Investment in Manufacturing and Distribution Platform in Asia

Merck announced an additional investment of approx. $ 49 million to build a robust manufacturing and distribution platform in Asia over a span of two years. This investment follows the company’s November 2016 announcement of its $ 98 million Life Science investment in Nantong, China. read...

Lanxess Invests in Capacity Expansion for Macrolex Dyes

Germany: Colorant Additives

Lanxess Invests in Capacity Expansion for Macrolex Dyes

Lanxess announced an investment of approx. $ 6.2 million in the capacity expansion for Macrolex dyes at its Leverkusen site. The current production capacity is to be increased by 25 %, which will be available by the end of 2018. read...

Lubrizol Prepares for Growing TPU Demand

Thermoplastics Polyurethane

Lubrizol Prepares for Growing TPU Demand

Lubrizol announced ongoing investments in its Engineered Polymers thermoplastics polyurethane (TPU) business around the globe. The company expects that a rebounding global economy leads to an increasing demand for their products used in infrastructure and technology investments. read...

Featured Content

Highly Integrated Chips: Super-Brains for the IoT Age

Highly Integrated Chips: Super-Brains for the IoT Age

01/18/2018 - Electronic devices are becoming continually smaller, more flat and multifunctional and their “inner life”, the microelectronic systems, along with them – thanks to 3D integration. read...

Safe Contract Manufacturing With Zero Contamination

Success Factor Containment

Safe Contract Manufacturing With Zero Contamination

01/17/2018 - Contract manufacturers are working with challenging customers and require highly sophisticated equipment. CordenPharma is now going the extra mile. With the construction of a new, fully-contained development lab for high potency compounds, covering all manufacturing process steps for the development and production of tablets, the company is able to achieve unequaled OEL (Operator Exposure Limit) levels of less than 1 µg/m³. This is the first step towards zero contamination. read...

Bluetooth 5 Technology for the Internet of Things

IIoT

Bluetooth 5 Technology for the Internet of Things

01/17/2018 - Bluetooth 5 offers a long range, high speed and extended support for connectionless services. This opens up new IoT applications for the smart environment. read...

How to Power Smart Multivariable Sensor Transmitters

Industrial Automation

How to Power Smart Multivariable Sensor Transmitters

01/17/2018 - Power supplies for smart transducers in industrial applications must meet the highest requirements. This article presents a transmitter design with BLE connectivity for a multivariable sensor. read...

NEWS

Westlake to Expand Capacities at Three Facilities

Germany/USA: Chlor-Alkali, PVC & VCM

Westlake to Expand Capacities at Three Facilities

02/22/2018 - Westlake Chemical will expand capacities for the production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) at its plants located in Burghausen and Gendorf, Germany, as well at its US site located in Geismar. read...

Stamicarbon Enters into License Agreement for Urea Plant

Brunei: Greenfield Plant Contract

Stamicarbon Enters into License Agreement for Urea Plant

02/22/2018 - With a name plate capacity of 3900 mtpd, the new urea plant is scheduled to commence operations in 2021. The project is expected to strength the company’s market position in the Asia Pacific region. read...

Pertamina Awards 10 Billion Dollar Project to Japanese-Omani Consortium

Indonesia: Refinery Project

Pertamina Awards 10 Billion Dollar Project to Japanese-Omani Consortium

02/21/2018 - The Indonesian state oil and gas company Pertamina partners with Omani OOG and the Japanese company Cosmos Energy Holdings for the construction of the Bontang refinery. The value of this development project is estimated at $ 10 billion. read...

Total, Borealis and Nova Chemicals Form JV in Petrochemicals

USA: Petrochemicals

Total, Borealis and Nova Chemicals Form JV in Petrochemicals

Total, Borealis and Nova Chemicals announced that affiliates of the three companies have signed definitive agreements to form a joint venture in petrochemicals on the US Gulf Coast. read...

Global Market for Adhesives and Sealants Based on Polyurethane

Market Study

Global Market for Adhesives and Sealants Based on Polyurethane

The market research company Ceresana analyzed the global market for adhesives and sealants based on PUR in detail. Until 2024, Ceresana expects an increase in revenues generated with these products to over $ 9.7 billion. read...

Company News

NETZSCH Pumpen & Systeme GmbH

TORNADO® hygienic rotary lobe: New design offers further advantages for cleaning

“Smooth design of TORNADO® rotary lobe T.Sano®” means a completely smooth housing which attracts barely any dirt or dust.

Freeman Technology Ltd

FT4 Powder Rheometer supports Metal Processing Industries

Powders play an integral part in the production of many products and it is widely acknowledged that they are challenging to handle. ...

ILUDEST Destillationsanlagen GmbH

News from “Distillation Tailor Made”…

With an innovative solution again the distillation experts of ILUDEST® were able to solve a very ambitious customer demand by putting into practice: ...

ContiTech Schlauch GmbH

Hose Solution from ContiTech for Safely Transporting Hydraulic Oil and Compressed Air

Hoses and hose lines are the backbones of modern industry. They are ideal wherever flexible transport connections are required for gases, ...

AZO GmbH + Co. KG

Changes in the management at the AZO Group

Robert Zimmermann will be retiring at the end of 2017 – AZO will continue as a family-run business After 27 extremely prosperous years, ...