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Markus Regner is New Managing Director of Romaco Pharmatechnik

Germany: Appointment

Markus Regner is New Managing Director of Romaco Pharmatechnik

09/17/2018 - Markus Regner will be in charge of running the Karlsruhe-based facility along with CFO and COO of Romaco Holding, Carsten Strenger. read...

BASF Plastic Additives Middle East Announces Michael Wille as New Managing Director

Bahrain: Management Structure

BASF Plastic Additives Middle East Announces Michael Wille as New Managing Director

09/17/2018 - With his appointment, the company plans to further support the fast-growing polymer industry in the Middle East. The firm also intends to promote the local production of customer-specific antioxidant blends in the country. read...

Evonik to Expand Capacities for Hydrophobic Fumed Silica

Germany: Speciality Silica

Evonik to Expand Capacities for Hydrophobic Fumed Silica

09/16/2018 - Evonik Industries is expanding its capacities for refinement fumed silica in Rheinfelden (Germany). The Group will invest an amount in the low double-digit million dollar range to expand its Rheinfelden facility, which further processes hydrophilic silica to a hydrophobic variety. read...

Fluor to Deploy IBM Watson to Monitor Megaprojects

USA: Predictive Analytics

Fluor to Deploy IBM Watson to Monitor Megaprojects

09/16/2018 - Fluor and IBM announced the use of artificial intelligence-based systems to predict, monitor and measure the status of engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction (EPC) megaprojects from inception to completion. read...

Dow to Invest in Production of Silicone-Based Solutions

USA: Debottlenecking and Capacity Expansions

Dow to Invest in Production of Silicone-Based Solutions

09/16/2018 - The Dow Chemical Company announced new low capital intensity, high return investments in its upstream and downstream silicones franchise to accelerate innovation and support global customers’ demand in high growth markets, such as high performance building, home and personal care, electrical and industrial, consumer goods and components assembly. read...

Articles

How to Improve Resource Efficiency in the Petrochemical Industry

Petrochemicals: Resource Efficiency

How to Improve Resource Efficiency in the Petrochemical Industry

09/06/2018 - More from less — that was the slogan of the More project, whose goal was the definition of real-time indicators for more resource efficiency in the process. But how to monitor the complex production processes of a cracker? The two consortium participants Ineos and S-Pact developed a ready-to-use feed stream analyser based on Raman Spectroscopy. A real success story paid off in cash. read...

NEWS

Wacker Commences Production of Fermentation-Generated Cystine in León

Spain: Cystine Production

Wacker Commences Production of Fermentation-Generated Cystine in León

Wacker Biosolutions, the life sciences division of the Wacker Group, has begun producing fermentation-generated cystine at its new site in León, Spain. read...

Invista Expands Nylon 6,6 Polymer Production

China: Capacity Expansion

Invista Expands Nylon 6,6 Polymer Production

Invista plans to add 40,000 tons of nylon 6,6 polymer capacity at its current 150,000-ton polymer plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP). Construction is targeted for mid-2019 and production would begin in 2020. read...

Air Products to Build World-Scale Liquid Hydrogen Plant

USA: Hydrogen Plant

Air Products to Build World-Scale Liquid Hydrogen Plant

Air Products plans to build a world-scale liquid hydrogen plant with a capacity of approximately 30 tons per day at its La Porte, Texas industrial gas facility. read...