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Gea to Implement Sodium Bicarbonate Plant for Ciech Soda

Germany: Pharma Plant

Gea to Implement Sodium Bicarbonate Plant for Ciech Soda

06/19/2018 - Late 2017, Gea received an order by Ciech Soda Deutschland, for the development and design, delivery and installation of a plant for the production of sodium bicarbonate. Together with Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz, this project is currently in the implementation phase. Commissioning is planned for the first quarter of 2019. read...

Phosphate JV Links Belgium and India

Forging Business Partnerships with India

Phosphate JV Links Belgium and India

06/19/2018 - Under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed at Achema on Tuesday, Simon India will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for a 200,000 t/y dicalcium phosphate (DCP) plant to be built by Ecophos (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) in Gujarat, India. read...

“Shelby, What’s the Status of My Plant Today?”

Smart Assistant for Plant Automation

“Shelby, What’s the Status of My Plant Today?”

06/19/2018 - Factory Talk Analytics is a smart system that gives users clear visibility into their automation systems — even incorporating a chatbot named Shelby. Easy-to-read dashboards and an intuitive card-based interface highlight and prioritize any problems with connected devices, explained product specialist Gilles Quintelier of Rockwell Automation. read...

Innovating The Science Behind Sustainability

Chemical Value Chain of the Future

Innovating The Science Behind Sustainability

06/19/2018 - At Achema, Prof. Walter Leitner of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion and Markus Steilemann, CEO of Covestro, gave a plenary lecture, Sustainable Chemical Value Chains: New Perspectives for Sector Coupling. read...

Major Chinese Pulp & Paper Company Orders 8,200 Valves from Metso

China: Control Valves

Major Chinese Pulp & Paper Company Orders 8,200 Valves from Metso

06/19/2018 - Metso has received two valve orders totaling 8,200 valves from major pulp and paper customers in China. read...

Akzo Nobel Acquires Romanian Paint Producer

Romania: Paints Business

Akzo Nobel Acquires Romanian Paint Producer

06/19/2018 - Akzo Nobel has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 % of the shares of Fabryo Corporation, a Romanian producer of decorative paints. read...

Hollow-Fibre Membrane for Efficient Gas Processing

Germany: Gas Separation

Hollow-Fibre Membrane for Efficient Gas Processing

06/19/2018 - At this year’s Achema in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Evonik presented its latest membrane product development Sepuran NG for natural gas processing. read...

How to Transform Chemical Industry

Sustainable Chemistry

How to Transform Chemical Industry

06/18/2018 - Chemistry is facing the biggest challenge in its history: To meet the needs of a growing population in a world of scarce resources and growing environmental problems chemistry has to reinvent itself to become a key solution provider for a sustainable future. The emerging concept of Sustainable Chemistry offers a new system thinking based approach to transform the more than 150-year-old chemical industry. read...

Italian Group Acquires Stick Pack Machinery Manufacturer

FOOD, PHARMA AND COSMETICS

Italian Group Acquires Stick Pack Machinery Manufacturer

06/18/2018 - Packaging equipment specialist Marchesini has acquired Schmucker, which builds stick pack machines for food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Traditionally used for products like sauces and instant coffee, stick packs are becoming increasingly popular for single servings of snacks, nutraceuticals and healthcare products. read...

Fluence Realizes Large-Scale Wastewater-to-Energy Project for Steel Giant

Belgium: $ 4.5 Million Contract

Fluence Realizes Large-Scale Wastewater-to-Energy Project for Steel Giant

06/18/2018 - Fluence has received a $ 4.5 million contract for a wastewater treatment and waste-to-energy system for its customer Arcelor Mittal in Belgium. read...