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Shire Turns Down 60 Billion Dollar Takeover Bid from Takeda

Japan/USA: Takeover Flurry in Pharmaceuticals

Shire Turns Down 60 Billion Dollar Takeover Bid from Takeda

Shire announced that it has turned down repeated takeover offers from Takeda Pharmaceutical. The latest offer amounted to about $ 60 billion. According to the company, the two sides were in talks about another “more attractive” transaction. read...

Air Liquide Bags New Contract with Covestro for Hydrogen Supply

Belgium: Engineering

Air Liquide Bags New Contract with Covestro for Hydrogen Supply

Air Liquide is expected to invest 99 million dollars for the construction of a ‘new generation’ hydrogen production unit. read...

Covestro Confirms Commitment to Tarragona Site by Establishing Own Chlorine Supply

Spain: Debottlenecking of MDI Production

Covestro Confirms Commitment to Tarragona Site by Establishing Own Chlorine Supply

Covestro announced that it will continue production in Tarragona (Spain) beyond 2020. The company will invest around € 200 million (approx. $ 234 million) to increase the cost competitiveness at the site by implementing various measures. As a first step, it intends to build its own chlorine supply, thus ensuring a highly efficient, sustainable and independent supply of the crucial raw material. read...

Industry 4.0: Smart Automation for the Next Industrial Revolution

Automatica 2018: Smart Automation

Industry 4.0: Smart Automation for the Next Industrial Revolution

04/19/2018 - The gigantic event will showcase the latest technologies and solutions in the field of smart automation. Industry players from all around the world are expected to attend this trade fair. read...

The Global Epicenter of Chemicals: Feeling the Pulse of Achema

Achema 2018

The Global Epicenter of Chemicals: Feeling the Pulse of Achema

04/17/2018 - The leading trade fair for the process industry looks into the future: From June 11th to 15th, Frankfurt will not only become the heart of the sector, but will also provide impulses for chemistry, biotechnology and process technology with new topics and innovations. read...

Tricking Viral Enzymes into Binding with Synthetic DNA

Biomimetic Chemistry

Tricking Viral Enzymes into Binding with Synthetic DNA

Synthetic molecules can not only mimic the structures of their biological models, they can also take on their functions and may even successfully compete with them, as an artificial DNA sequence designed by LMU chemist Ivan Huc now shows. read...

P&G Acquires Merck's Consumer-Health Business for 4.2 Billion Dollars

USA/Germany: Healthcare Business

P&G Acquires Merck's Consumer-Health Business for 4.2 Billion Dollars

Procter & Gamble agreed to buy Merck’s consumer-health business for $ 4.2 billion to bolster growth, betting that vitamins and decongestants can hasten its comeback. German drugmaker Merck put the the unit up for sale last year as it pumps money into testing new medicines. read...

Company News

EPC Group

Environmental protection through greenhouse gases? Innovative CO2 technologies are able to reduce industrial emissions

From exhaust gas to raw material: intelligent technologies reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and give benefit to the environment and plant operators. ...

Freeman Technology Ltd

Visit Freeman Technology at CIBF 2018 to discuss optimising powder handling processes

Freeman Technology will be exhibiting at the 13th China International Battery Fair (22 – 24 May 2018), ...

AZO GmbH + Co. KG

NEW: AZO CleanDock® – Clean docked, smart controlled

AZO, the expert for automatic handling of raw materials in bulk, powdered, granular and liquid form, ...

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.

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: ...