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12.12.2017

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“Solutions for Intelligent Manufacturing in the Process Industry”

The ninth Namur conference in China took place in Shanghai on November 22 and 23, 2017. In addition to participants from member companies, representatives of the press, standardisation organisations and universities, also invited guests from local process industry companies atten...

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16.10.2017

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Bayer to Sell Crop Science Businesses to BASF

In light of the planned acquisition of Monsanto, Bayer has signed an agreement to sell selected Crop Science businesses to BASF for € 5.9 billion (approx. $ 6.97 billion).

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16.10.2017

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Bayer to Sell Crop Science Businesses to BASF

In light of the planned acquisition of Monsanto, Bayer has signed an agreement to sell selected Crop Science businesses to BASF for € 5.9 billion (approx. $ 6.97 billion).

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23.08.2017

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European Commission to Investigate Acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer under the EU Merger Regulation. The institution has concerns that the merger may reduce competition in areas such as pesticides, seeds and traits.

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27.07.2017

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Stable form for 80 years

A material we use everyday: Polyurethane. It is used in our car seats, cleaning sponges, filters, and many more. It is one of the most important plastic materials today. This year, the invention of polyurethane is celebrating its 80th anniversary.

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19.08.2016

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New Ways in the Far East: What Made-in-China 2025 Means for Petrochemicals and Chemicals

China is stepping up the pace — By 2025, China wants to play a leading role in terms of innovation, sustainability and networking. The ambitious plan will be a challenge particularly for chemical and petrochemical companies. What solutions does the concept “Made in China 2025” of...

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20.07.2016

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Monsanto Gives Bayer the Could Shoulder

After weeks of negotiations and speculations Monsanto again refuses the revised proposal from Bayer as financially inadequate and insufficient to ensure deal certainty.

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13.02.2016

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Debottlenecking: Exploiting Opportunities to Boost Performance

The goal of debottlenecking is to increase production capacity at an existing plant by making modifications to the equipment configuration or workflow. This is accomplished by eliminating bottlenecks that limit throughput. It can be an extremely profitable exercise for users, bec...

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09.10.2014

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Like a long, quiet River

If there were no mechanical process engineering, there’d be no processing industry. It frequently provides the start (crushing, for example) and the end (sorting) of a process. Nevertheless, it´s role has changed in recent years. Whereas previously it tended to be seen more as su...

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22.09.2014

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Bayer Sees Potential 100–Million–Euros–Market in Agrochemicals

Despite increasing volaties, the market for agricultural inputs could grow to € 100 million, Bayer's Crop Science division believes. These figures are especially encouraging as the parent company just decided to focus solely on agrochemicals and healthcare products and divest the...

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18.09.2014

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Bye-Bye, Polymers: Bayer to Divest Material Science Business

Chemicals giant Bayer plans to get rid of the remaining material science and polymers business: The company wants to focus on life science solutions, bringing its subsidiary Bayer material Science on the stock market by 2016. Already in 2004, the company had divested large parts ...

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17.09.2014

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Researchers Hope That Renewable Energy Will Facilitate CO2 Utilization

The chemical and power generation industries have joined forces in the CO2rrect research initiative to couple CO2 utilization and renewable energy. Hydrogen and the development of new electrolysis systems have a central role to play.

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28.04.2014

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Bayer Starts Very Successfully into 2014

The Bayer Group started the year 2014 with encouraging growth in sales and earnings. Health Care experienced strong growth thanks to the gratifying development in sales of the recently launched pharmaceutical products. Crop Science benefited from an early start to the season in E...

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18.03.2014

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Bayer: High Hopes for ODC Chlorine Production Technology

Bayer bags first order for new ODC chlorine production technology from China. Now the German chemicals company also hopes for the coveted German Industry Innovation Prize.

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26.02.2014

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Bayer Announces Takeover of Algeta of Norway

Bayer' takeover offer for Algeta was successful: The German chemical company will acquire the Norwegian pharma specialist for approximately € 1.9 billion. Both companies had already cooperated on the development of cancer drugs.

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21.01.2014

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Bayer's Acquisition of Algeta of Norway Takes Next Step

Bayer strengthens its position in the tumor treatments market: The chemical giant's plans to take over Norwegian company Algeta take the next step, as Bayer issued a takeover offer for all Algeta shares.

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18.01.2013

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New Head of Operation Support & Safety at Bayer Technology Services

Dr. Thomas Steckenreiter is to become the new divisional head of Operation Support & Safety at Bayer Technology Services (BTS). Steckenreiter, currently Director of Marketing at Endress+Hauser Conducta, is transferring to BTS on July 1, 2013 and will be the successor of Dr. N...

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27.04.2012

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Internationalisation – Challenges and Chances; an Interview With NAMUR Chairman Wilhelm Otten

The times in which one could optimise process developments or regulation in isolation are long past. Nevertheless, there is still obviously a lack of mutual understanding between chemical/process engineers and the colleagues in process automation technology. What is the reason fo...

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05.04.2012

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Process Engineers Use New Catalysts to Solve Old Problems

Catalysts, whether heterogeneous or homogenous, ignite the turbo in reactors and have what it takes to make future dreams come true. The wish list includes things like the age-old dream of using carbon dioxide as a chemical feedstock.

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07.12.2011

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Namur General Meeting – A Robust Core Process Control System Is a Platform For Innovation

What are your natural inclinations? Do you feel more comfortable with a process control system that has a proven track record, or are you by nature receptive to advanced developments and new approaches such as model predictive control, soft sensors and real time optimization? No ...

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27.09.2011

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The European Chemical Factory of the Future Is Taking Shape at the Invite Research Center in Germany

Site visit in Leverkusen, Germany: The foundation is being put in place for a third revolutionary production methodology in the process industry to take its place along side of continuous and batch production. European producers are joining forces to ensure that they stay one ste...

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13.04.2011

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Dr. Günter Bachlechner Designated Head of Research at Bayer Technology Services

Dr. Günter Bachlechner is to be appointed the new Head of Research at Bayer Technology Services (BTS). Bachlechner, currently Head of Research Technologies at Bayer CropScience, Research, is transferring to BTS on June 1, 2011. He will take over the Process Technology division as...

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22.11.2010

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Interview: the New CEO at BTS Places Equal Emphasis on Flexibility and Focus

Bayer Technology Services wants to stay on the growth curve. For that to happen, the company has to find the right balance between its internal and external customer base. Dr. Dirk Van Meirvenne, who took over as CEO on June 1st, answered a series of questions from PROCESS Editor...

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07.10.2010

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What Will Tomorrow’s Chemical Plant Look Like?

Chemical production in Leverkusen has one foot in the future. The F³ project was launched to ensure that the European chemical industry remains competitive in the world market. PROCESS took a look behind the scenes.

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27.09.2010

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Interview: The Future Plan of Bayer Technology Services in Asia

Since 2003 when Bayer Technology Services has set up an independent legal entity evolving from the Bayer Group, the company was growing fast in the China market. Seven years later, on the occasion of this year’s AchemAsia, PROCESS spoke with Dr. Martin Franke, the new Managing ...

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29.04.2010

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Optimized Waste Water Technologies

Under the slogan “Setting new benchmarks”, Bayer Technology Services (BTS) will be showcasing fully integrated solutions for waste water treatment.

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28.04.2009

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How to Plug Energy Leaks

Who would not want to save energy to offset the impact of rising energy and raw material prices? The experts at Bayer Technology Services have developed a systematic methodology called the Energy Efficiency Check which helps users increase system energy efficiency.

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14.04.2009

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How much risk are you willing to accept?

Risk-based maintenance has a lot of supporters. However, few companies actually succeed in fully implementing this strategy. The experts at Bayer Technology Service have come up with a feasible approach and show how much can be achieved with minimal effort.

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14.04.2009

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The Right Maintenance Strategy Saves Time and Money

Risk-based maintenance has a lot of supporters. However, few companies actually succeed in fully implementing this strategy. The experts at Bayer Technology Service have come up with a feasible approach and show how much can be achieved with minimal effort.

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05.01.2008

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All in a Regular Day’s Work for Simulation Experts

Process and plant designers are agreed: Simulation tools have revolutionized their work. Has an el dorado of unlimited possibilities opened itself up to process engineers? Or are they still coming up against limitations today?

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13.09.2007

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How Operational Excellence Works – Process Optimization Techniques

Operational Excellence is high on the agenda at many companies. Production process optimization presents new challenges, but it also offers new opportunities. The following article describes the Bayer Technology Services approach.

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25.01.2007

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The “Digital Factory” and the Promise of Seamless Data Management

The digital factory, which in this context refers to the convergence of process and facilities infrastructure planning in an integrated 3D model, is not exactly a new issue for the big players in the process industry. However, many small and medium-size companies do not yet have ...

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