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Lanxess Invests in Production of Ion Exchange Resins

Germany: Versatile Material

Lanxess Invests in Production of Ion Exchange Resins

11/12/2018 - Lanxess is investing in its ion exchange resin production facility at the Leverkusen, Germany, site. The company is optimizing its process technology and operating efficiency for a eight-figure Dollar amount. The project is scheduled for completion in the first half of 2019. read...

Dupont to Produce Speciality Materials in East China

China: Plastics and Adhesives Production

Dupont to Produce Speciality Materials in East China

11/12/2018 - Dupont is investing more than $ 80 million to build a new manufacturing facility in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province in East China. The facility will produce compounded high-end engineering plastics and adhesives to serve customers in transportation, electronics, industrial and consumer products markets. read...

Evonik Acquires Peroxy Chem for 625 Million Dollars

Germany/USA: Hydrogen Peroxide Producer

Evonik Acquires Peroxy Chem for 625 Million Dollars

11/09/2018 - Evonik Industries has signed an agreement with One Equity Partners to acquire US-based Peroxy Chem for $ 625 million. The company is a manufacturer of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and peracetic acid (PAA) and is well positioned in high-margin specialty applications. read...

Lonza Delivers First Single-Use Bioreactor Batch to Tracon Pharmaceuticals

Singapore: Clinical-Stage Pharmaceuticals

Lonza Delivers First Single-Use Bioreactor Batch to Tracon Pharmaceuticals

11/09/2018 - Lonza and Tracon Pharmaceuticals announced the successful delivery of the first 2,000 L single-use bioreactor (SUB) batch produced from the supplier's recently expanded Singapore site. The batch was supplied under the strategic manufacturing agreement for the client's therapeutic antibody TRC105. read...

BASF Invests in China-based Additive Manufacturing Firm

China: 3D Printing

BASF Invests in China-based Additive Manufacturing Firm

11/08/2018 - BASF Venture Capital has invested in Prismlab, one of the major providers of 3D printing products and solutions in the country. This is the company’s maiden direct investment in a firm in China. read...

Articles

Ultralight and Extra Cold: Choosing the Right Compressor for Cryogenic Helium

Compressors for Cryogenic Gases

Ultralight and Extra Cold: Choosing the Right Compressor for Cryogenic Helium

11/13/2018 - Cryogenic temperatures are extremely demanding for the used equipment — A noble gas as a refrigerant for cryogenic temperatures: Although helium is only be found in very specific applications, light gas is in great demand as a refrigerant in research. However, the low density of the medium does not bode well for the process equipment used. Especially safe sealing becomes a challenge — also and especially for the required compressors. read...

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Perstorp to Invest in Global Feed & Food Production

Sweden: Preservatives

Perstorp to Invest in Global Feed & Food Production

Perstorp announced a multi-million investment in its Feed & Food Business Area. The goal was to boost next generation solutions for gut health and preservation, the company said. read...

Record Numbers for Laboratory Technology, Analysis and Biotechnology Trade Fair in China

China: Analytica China 2018

Record Numbers for Laboratory Technology, Analysis and Biotechnology Trade Fair in China

After three packed days, Analytica China 2018 came to a successful close at Shanghai New International Expo Center on November 2nd. The show has once again made new records in all aspects including display area, exhibitor number and visitor number. read...

Evonik Increases Focus on Speciality Chemicals Business and Sells Jayhawk Site

USA: Speciality Chemicals

Evonik Increases Focus on Speciality Chemicals Business and Sells Jayhawk Site

Evonik has concluded the sale of its Jayhawk site in Galena (Kansas, USA), taking the next step on the road to a consistent focus on specialty chemicals. Funds advised by Permira, an international investment company, acquired the site at a price in the high double-digit million dollar range. read...