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Merck Plans Additional Investment in Manufacturing and Distribution Platform in Asia

Germany: Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

Merck Plans Additional Investment in Manufacturing and Distribution Platform in Asia

02/23/2018 - Merck announced an additional investment of approx. $ 49 million to build a robust manufacturing and distribution platform in Asia over a span of two years. This investment follows the company’s November 2016 announcement of its $ 98 million Life Science investment in Nantong, China. read...

Lanxess Invests in Capacity Expansion for Macrolex Dyes

Germany: Colorant Additives

Lanxess Invests in Capacity Expansion for Macrolex Dyes

02/22/2018 - Lanxess announced an investment of approx. $ 6.2 million in the capacity expansion for Macrolex dyes at its Leverkusen site. The current production capacity is to be increased by 25 %, which will be available by the end of 2018. read...

Lubrizol Prepares for Growing TPU Demand

Thermoplastics Polyurethane

Lubrizol Prepares for Growing TPU Demand

02/22/2018 - Lubrizol announced ongoing investments in its Engineered Polymers thermoplastics polyurethane (TPU) business around the globe. The company expects that a rebounding global economy leads to an increasing demand for their products used in infrastructure and technology investments. read...

Westlake to Expand Capacities at Three Facilities

Germany/USA: Chlor-Alkali, PVC & VCM

Westlake to Expand Capacities at Three Facilities

02/22/2018 - Westlake Chemical will expand capacities for the production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) at its plants located in Burghausen and Gendorf, Germany, as well at its US site located in Geismar. read...

Stamicarbon Enters into License Agreement for Urea Plant

Brunei: Greenfield Plant Contract

Stamicarbon Enters into License Agreement for Urea Plant

02/22/2018 - With a name plate capacity of 3900 mtpd, the new urea plant is scheduled to commence operations in 2021. The project is expected to strength the company’s market position in the Asia Pacific region. read...

Articles

Can a Process Plant stay Forever Young?

Plant Engineering

Can a Process Plant stay Forever Young?

12/20/2017 - Stimuli for plant engineering and operation from service life consideration to wear and fatigue models — How long is the service life of your plant? A recent Dechema event tracked down the links between maintenance, diagnostics and analytical procedures … Also present: Materials specialists, new guidelines and impulses from practice. Lifelong learning for the service life of the plant and a call for individual responsibility. How realistic is the zero-error-plant? read...

NEWS

Pertamina Awards 10 Billion Dollar Project to Japanese-Omani Consortium

Indonesia: Refinery Project

Pertamina Awards 10 Billion Dollar Project to Japanese-Omani Consortium

The Indonesian state oil and gas company Pertamina partners with Omani OOG and the Japanese company Cosmos Energy Holdings for the construction of the Bontang refinery. The value of this development project is estimated at $ 10 billion. read...

Total, Borealis and Nova Chemicals Form JV in Petrochemicals

USA: Petrochemicals

Total, Borealis and Nova Chemicals Form JV in Petrochemicals

Total, Borealis and Nova Chemicals announced that affiliates of the three companies have signed definitive agreements to form a joint venture in petrochemicals on the US Gulf Coast. read...

Global Market for Adhesives and Sealants Based on Polyurethane

Market Study

Global Market for Adhesives and Sealants Based on Polyurethane

The market research company Ceresana analyzed the global market for adhesives and sealants based on PUR in detail. Until 2024, Ceresana expects an increase in revenues generated with these products to over $ 9.7 billion. read...