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Evonik Develops Novel Reactor for OXO Reactions

Germany: Drastic Increase in Efficiency

Evonik Develops Novel Reactor for OXO Reactions

As part of the European Union's "Horizon 2020" research program, Evonik and nine project partners from five countries have succeeded in developing a novel new reactor for catalysing OXO reactions, which is 70 % more energy efficient. read...

Pharma Industry is Prioritizing Big Data, Blockchain, Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity

UK: Emerging Technology Trends

Pharma Industry is Prioritizing Big Data, Blockchain, Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity

Big data, blockchain, cloud computing and cybersecurity are the main technologies where pharma companies see the need to invest, the latest survey data from Global Data suggests. read...

Avantium Launches New Plant-Based MEG Demonstration Unit

The Netherlands: Mono-Ethylene Glycol

Avantium Launches New Plant-Based MEG Demonstration Unit

Avantium’s new demo plant in the Netherlands will utilise the firm’s Ray technology to produce plant-based mono-ethylene glycol. With an annual capacity of 10 tonnes, the unit will also produce plant-based mono-propylene glycol. read...

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Identifying optimal solutions for wastewater treatment in the pharmaceutical industry

Treating Pharma Wastewater

Identifying optimal solutions for wastewater treatment in the pharmaceutical industry

04/11/2019 - Treating Pharmaceutical Wastewater is a challenge, because of its diverse characteristics and varies. But it’s not necessary to make new developments. It might be a valid strategy finding a workaround based on existing solutions. read...

Unlocking the Potential of Bio-Manufacturing

Digitization

Unlocking the Potential of Bio-Manufacturing

04/11/2019 - A new biomanufacturing plant uses a comprehensive digital enterprise solution based on the concept “from integrated engineering to integrated operation”. Cathay’s new Wusu plant adopts Siemens’ complete digital factory solution, covering the entire lifecycle of the plant in design, construction, operation and maintenance, enabling Cathay to fully upscale every step of its process from R&D to production. read...

How To: Heating and Cooling with Storage Tanks

Different Options for Storage Tanks

How To: Heating and Cooling with Storage Tanks

29/10/2019 - The prefer redranges of application of the heat transfer fluids technology are given by the different organic heat transfer fluids. The technical operation specialist book reference 'Heat Transfer Technique with Organic Fluids' describes plants that primarily use organic heat transfer fluids. In this part of our PROCESS-Series we descripe how to construct Installations wherein production machines (e.g.presses) are heated and cooled with heat transfer oils. read...

How to Handle the Temperature Curve in the Expansion Vessel

Plant Separation System to Atmosphere

How to Handle the Temperature Curve in the Expansion Vessel

15/10/2019 - Heat transfer fluids in a broader sense as well as water and water steam include: refrigerants, organic fluids, salt melts, liquid metals and hot gases. The German standard reference 'Heat Transfer Technique with Organic Fluids' is now published as an international edition as Vogel-Reference-Book. This technical operation specialist book describes plants that primarily use organic heat transfer fluids. In our PROCESS-Series we present you some excerpts of this book. In this article we will show you, how to handle with temperature curve in the expansion vessel. read...

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Westlake Chemical Partners Appoints Randy G. Woelfel to Board of Directors

USA: Management Strategy

Westlake Chemical Partners Appoints Randy G. Woelfel to Board of Directors

11/11/2019 - Randy G. Woelfel will replace David Lumpkins who will be resigning from the board this month. Previously, Woelfel was the chief executive officer and director at Nova Chemicals Corporation. read...

World-Class Industrial Gas Production Units to be Set Up in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: Engineering

World-Class Industrial Gas Production Units to be Set Up in Saudi Arabia

11/11/2019 - The Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu and Air Products Qudra have entered into a MOU to create the mega facilities. The move is in line with the Royal Commission’s strategy to promote direct investments, diversify and enhance the Kingdom’s economy. read...

FT Wax Market to Rise at 7.6 % CAGR to Reach 1.2 Billion Dollars by 2025

Market Report

FT Wax Market to Rise at 7.6 % CAGR to Reach 1.2 Billion Dollars by 2025

08/11/2019 - The global FT wax market is set to grow from its current market value of more than 750 million dollars to over 1.2 billion dollars by 2025; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights. 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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A Single-step Solution for PTA Production

How to Lower OPEX Without Compromising on Quality

This paper looks at how the earlier PTA production method involving a multi-stage process with pressure and atmospheric centrifuges and a re-slurry tank can be replaced with one stand-alone device – the rotary pressure filter (RPF). read...

Company News

Freeman Technology Ltd

Join us at the 2019 AIChE annual meeting in Orlando

The AIChE Annual Meeting (10 – 15 November, Hyatt Regency, ...

MG2 s.r.l.

Containment solutions at Maghreb Pharma Expo 2019

With more than 2400 visitors, Maghreb Pharma Expo offers to pharma professionals the whole spectrum of products and services that cover the entire supply chain of local pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Weka AG

EcoVadis 2019

WEKA AG has become even more sustainable since last year: The company in Bäretswil, ...

EPC Group

Successful commissioning: EPC Engineering & Technologies builds plant for the production of sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate

The plant planned and constructed by EPC Engineering & Technologies GmbH for the production of sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate was successfully commissioned in June 2019 after only two years of planning and construction time.

Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH

Optimizing particle design to meet increasingly stringent sustainability demands

Meet the Glat experts @ SEPAWA 2019, booth C529: Fluidized bed and spouted bed solutions enable sustainable product design and reduce packaging requirements. ...