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Emerson Acquires Paradigm

USA: Software for the Oil and Gas Industry

Emerson Acquires Paradigm

10/17/2017 - Emerson has agreed to acquire Paradigm, a provider of software solutions for the oil and gas industry, for a purchase price of $ 510 million. The acquisition is expected to close within the next 60 days, subject to various regulatory approvals. read...

Inovyn Completes Large-Scale KOH Facility in Antwerp

Belgium: Potassium Hydroxide Production

Inovyn Completes Large-Scale KOH Facility in Antwerp

10/17/2017 - Inovyn announced the completion of its new large scale potassium hydroxide (KOH) production facility at its Antwerp/Lillo Site (Belgium).The first production run of membrane quality KOH for supply to customers took place during the first week of October, following successful start-up of the facility. read...

Jacobs Signs Licensor Agreement with Pagell

USA: Sulfur Recovery

Jacobs Signs Licensor Agreement with Pagell

10/17/2017 - Jacobs Engineering signed a sulfur recovery technology licensor agreement with Paqell, a joint venture between Shell Global Solutions and Paques, for use of its Thiopaq Oil and Gas technology in refineries and gas treating facilities across the globe. read...

Akzo Nobel to Increase Production of Chlormethanes

Germany: Capacity Expansion

Akzo Nobel to Increase Production of Chlormethanes

10/17/2017 - Akzo Nobel's Specialty Chemicals business has entered the design phase of a further capacity expansion in Germany for the production of chloromethanes — a key ingredient in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and electronics. read...

Facts About Lab Water

Infographics

Facts About Lab Water

10/16/2017 - Laboratories use a lot of water, however the key reagent of all experiments is more complex than many experts realize. Elga, Veolia's specialist brand for Labwater has published an infographic about the key facts of this important reagent. read...

Pfizer Announces Strategic Restructuring of its Healthcare Businesses

USA: Consumer Healthcare

Pfizer Announces Strategic Restructuring of its Healthcare Businesses

10/16/2017 - Pfizer said that a range of options will be considered, including a full or partial separation of the Consumer Healthcare business from Pfizer through a spin-off, sale or other transaction. read...

LG Chem Builds First Large-Scale Automotive Lithium Battery Production Plant in Europe

Poland: EV Battery Plant

LG Chem Builds First Large-Scale Automotive Lithium Battery Production Plant in Europe

10/16/2017 - LG Chem, Korea’s leading manufacturer of advanced batteries, announced that it would start construction of an Electric Vehicle (EV) battery plant in Wrocław, Poland. read...

Nestlé Builds Infant Formula Plant in Russia

Russia: 30 Million Dollar Investment

Nestlé Builds Infant Formula Plant in Russia

10/16/2017 - Nestlé has laid the foundation stone for its first infant formula plant in Russia. The investment of approx. $30,77 million is in line with the company’s strategy to increasingly focus capital spending on the high-growth food and beverage categories of coffee, petcare, infant nutrition and bottled water. read...

Praxair to Supply Gases to Shanghai Huali Microelectronics

China: Semiconductor Industry

Praxair to Supply Gases to Shanghai Huali Microelectronics

10/16/2017 - Praxair has signed a long-term contract to supply nitrogen, high purity oxygen, helium and other gases to Shanghai Huali Microelectronics Corporation (HLMC), a subsidiary of Huahong Group, based in Shanghai. read...

Bayer to Sell Crop Science Businesses to BASF

Germany: Acquisition of Monsanto

Bayer to Sell Crop Science Businesses to BASF

10/16/2017 - 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). read...