Dipl.-Medienwirt (FH) Matthias Back ♥ Process Worldwide

Dipl.-Medienwirt (FH) Matthias Back

Projektmanager Digital PROCESS/LABORPRAXIS

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With the format "China Market Insider" PROCESS Worldwide regularly reports on the Chinese chemical and pharmaceutical market.
China Market Insider

New PTA Production Plant into Operation

Hengli Petrochemical started up the world's largest stand-alone pure terephthalic acid (PTA) production plant at the end of June. According to PROCESS China, the new PTA-5 plant has an annual capacity of 2.5 million tons and is ready to be the third new plant to be started up in China this year.

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BASF is by far the biggest chemical company in the world.
Top 10 Chemical Companies

BASF the Undisputed Leader in the TOP 10 Chemical Company Rankings

The leading chemical companies in the world come from Germany and the US: BASF with a turnover of 73.5 billion euros in 2011 was well ahead of US-based Dow Chemical which had a turnover of 46.28 billion euros. Nevertheless, BASF only came 71st in Fortune magazine’s rankings of the world's major corporations. Currently, no company from the emerging economies of India, China or Brazil made it intoi the Top-10---

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US pharmaceutical and consumer goods producer Johnson & Johnson is number one by a wide margin in the worldwide Top Ten rankings of pharmaceutical companies by revenue. The Swiss pharmaceutical companies Novartis and Roche are also on the "winners podium". Bayer Healthcare is the top-ranking German pharmaceutical company (8th in the table).
Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, et al

Top 10 Pharmaceutical Companies by Revenue

An unprecedented acquisition battle is currently being waged in the pharmaceutical industry. Pfizer has launched an 85.2 million euro bid for Astra Zeneca, and Valeant has upped its takeover offer for Botox maker Allergan to $47 billion. Bayer has gone even further and has reported the $14.2 billion takeover of Merck’s over-the-counter drugs business. The time has come for PROCESS to take a closer look.

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This steamcracker in Nanjing, PR China, is a joint–venture project of BASF and Sinopec with a total investment of US $ 2.9 billion.
ACHEMA 2012: Trend Report Plant Engineering

Plant Engineering Between Individual Solutions and Container Modules

Market and raw material trends set the direction in the chemical industry. That is one of the reasons why the 2008/2009 crisis signaled the start of a paradigm shift in chemical plant engineering and construction. Traditional EPC suppliers (general contractors based in the Western industrialized nations) are facing increased competition from Asia. At the same time, the plant engineering teams at global chemical companies are intensifying their partnerships with EPCs and spreading the workload across the international engineering resource base.

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The fitfh MES Conference – a major highlight of the Digital Factory and Industrial Automation shows at HANNOVER MESSE – is scheduled to take place on 10 and 11 April 2013 in the on-site Convention Center.
MES Conference - 2013

Production-Oriented IT on the Road to “Industry 4.0”

The MES Efficient Production Conference will be staged for the 5th time at HANNOVER MESSE 2013. In keeping with the exhibition headline theme “Integrated Industry”, the emphasis of the two-day event organized by Deutsche Messe will be on the role of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) in increasing the efficiency of production operations.

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