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Carola Richter is BASF’s New President for Asia Pacific

New Appointment

Carola Richter is BASF’s New President for Asia Pacific

Dr. Carola Richter succeeded Dr. Ramkumar Dhruva and has taken charge of her new post from July 1, 2019. Previously, she has held various management positions in Hong Kong and Germany. read...

Saudi Aramco Awards 34 Contracts worth 18 Billion Dollars

Saudi Arabia: Oilfield Production

Saudi Aramco Awards 34 Contracts worth 18 Billion Dollars

The contracts have been awarded to increase the production capacity of the Marjan and Berri oilfields. About 50 % of the contracts have been awarded to local companies in the region, thus increasing the share of locally sourced materials. read...

NSI Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Acrylic Acid Plant

Indonesia: Facility Construction

NSI Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Acrylic Acid Plant

Nippon Shokubai Indonesia has plans to establish the facility owing to the rising demand of Acrylic Acid in Asia. With this move, the Nippon Group aims to produce 980,000 tonnes per year of Acrylic Acid by November 2021. read...

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Cause & effect in Engineering Base's Plant Solution

Fully integrated

Cause & effect in Engineering Base's Plant Solution

11/07/2019 - Anyone designing, building, operating or further developing plants today must at the same time depict state-of-the-art process technology, anticipate the paths of digitisation, take into account accelerated innovation cycles and be meaningful to all disciplines involved at all times. The advantages of the universal data model of Aucotec's cooperative engineering platform EB 2019 become clear in demanding engineering phases such as FEED or during the cause-and-effect check. read...

Stable Filtration Process Protects Process Liquid Against Contamination

Filtration

Stable Filtration Process Protects Process Liquid Against Contamination

11/07/2019 - If contamination of expensive process liquid causes production downtimes again and again, it is time to reconsider the filtration system. A modernisation project for a frozen sausage production shows that a stable filtration process helps to reduce downtimes and expensive product losses. read...

How to Cope with Lactose Powder

Bulk Material Lines and Mixing Line

How to Cope with Lactose Powder

11/07/2019 - Expansion projects are a chance but also titanic work: For a German producer of derivatives from milk and whey Derichs cope with high requirements in terms of dust-free system, high hygiene, Atex, batch tracking and gentle powder processing. read...

“More Than Just a Supplier of Molecules”: This Is How the Gas Specialists Support Plant Operators and Consumers

Exclusive Interview: Milestone Technical Gases/Industrial Gases

“More Than Just a Supplier of Molecules”: This Is How the Gas Specialists Support Plant Operators and Consumers

08/07/2019 - Over 100 years after the development of the air separation process, gases are an indispensable ingredient in modern processes. Are we taking full advantage of these volatile enablers? Jens Waldeck, Linde Gas European CEO, and Elisabeth Mehlan, Head of Market Development in Europe, are convinced that, in order to win customers for new avenues in gas exploitation, it is essential to understand their processes. read...

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Successful Start-up of World's Largest Catalytic Dehydrogenation Plant

China: Technology

Successful Start-up of World's Largest Catalytic Dehydrogenation Plant

15/07/2019 - The mega facility is located in China and will make use of the Catofin catalyst and Heat Generating Material from Lummus Technology's catalyst partner, Clariant, to process 500 KTA of propane and 800 KTA of isobutene for the production of propylene and isobutylene. read...

Sasol Launches New Alkoxylation Plant

China: Engineering

Sasol Launches New Alkoxylation Plant

15/07/2019 - The new facility is expected to expand Sasol’s current alkoxylation capability to approximately 150 kilo tonnes per annum which will more than double its capacity in the Asian region. It is also the firm’s largest expansion project in China. read...

EU Chemicals Production Grows 1.7 % in Q1 2019 Compared to Q4 2018

Europe: Market Report

EU Chemicals Production Grows 1.7 % in Q1 2019 Compared to Q4 2018

12/07/2019 - Cefic has recently published its ‘Chemicals Trends Report’ and has revealed certain key findings for the European chemicals industry. Data regarding output in the chemical industry and other manufacturing sectors as well as sales and trade volumes can also be accessed via this report. 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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Climate Change

Can Corporate Renewable Sourcing be the Solution?

RE100 companies have blazed a trail, but it's the next wave of corporates who need to start their journey if we are to reverse climate change. What are the opportunities? What are the barriers and how can they be overcome? What options are available? read...

Company News

Freeman Technology Ltd

Reducing Plastic Waste

“Every minute the equivalent of a truck full of plastic is emptied into the world’s oceans” [1]. ...

Weka AG

New Ex-protection certifications for non-electrical devices

Liquids and gases under control - this is especially true when there is a risk of explosion. ...

Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH

Optimizing particle design to meet increasingly stringent sustainability demands

Meet the Glat experts @ SEPAWA 2019, booth C594: Fluidized bed and spouted bed solutions enable sustainable product design and reduce packaging requirements. ...

Pörner Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH

Renewable jet fuel from air

Rotterdam The Hague Airport initiates study for the production of renewable jet fuel from air. ...

MATCON Ltd.

Liquid Addition – a revolutionary development in IBC Blending

Invented and developed by Matcon, our innovative Liquid Addition System expands the range of the IBC tumble blender and is well suited to industries that need the flexibility to add liquids into a wide range of powder recipe mixes in a contained and efficient manner.

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. ...