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05.12.2018

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Schäfer Becomes New Chairman of Dechema

Covestro board member Klaus Schäfer takes over the chairmanship of Dechema in January. The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) was unanimously elected to office at the board meeting on 30 November. Schäfer succeeds Prof. Rainer Diercks, who has held this position since 2013.

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18.06.2018

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How to Transform Chemical Industry

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 ...

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11.06.2018

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Shrinking Lot Sizes and Abundant Data Create Opportunities

A number of exhibitors in "pharmaceutical and packaging Halls" 1 and 3 at Achema have taken aim at small lot sizes and reliable containment and offer efficient solutions which support the trend towards personalized medicine. Some companies are also positioning themselves as Indus...

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10.06.2018

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The Virtual Future of the Process Industry

Most are still pilot applications, but they work surprisingly well. Enough to show that Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality have enormous potential. Gamers were the pioneers. Marketing professionals were the ground breakers in the world of industry. Plant technicians and servic...

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09.06.2018

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Tough Competition in Chemical Plant Construction

Chemical companies continue to build new plants. Between 2005 and 2015, global investment in the chemical industry increased by nearly a factor of three and currently stands at more than $ 200 billion. But this rapidly growing market also has growing challenges. This Achema trend...

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09.06.2018

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The Quest for the Holy Grail of Bio-Based Products

Because of low crude oil prices, times are hard for bio-based chemicals as they can rarely compete with their fossil counterparts pricewise and cannot even play a trump card in the matter of climate change. Nevertheless, industry and academia are developing bio-based processes fe...

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09.06.2018

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The Quest for the Holy Grail of Bio-Based Products

Because of low crude oil prices, times are hard for bio-based chemicals as they can rarely compete with their fossil counterparts pricewise and cannot even play a trump card in the matter of climate change. Nevertheless, industry and academia are developing bio-based processes fe...

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09.06.2018

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Containment Calls for Paradigm Change in Solids Production

The trend to increased specialization and higher-potency active ingredients creates the need for hermetically sealed process flows. Government regulations are also becoming stricter. To an increasing extent, the production process will have to be designed as a containment system....

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08.06.2018

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The Challenge of Ensuring System Security

The new and exciting world of IoT and digitization also has its downsides. For instance, inadequate network security allows unauthorized access to confidential and personal information by third parties. A trend report published by Achema takes a closer look at the opportunities a...

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03.05.2018

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App, App and Away: Traveling Light at Achema

No more heavy luggage! Get to know the advantages of the all new Achema App …

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27.03.2018

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Worldwide Plant Engineering: A Growing Market – With Growing Challenges

Chemical companies are filling up plant order books: Between 2005 and 2015, global investment in the sector increased by nearly a factor of three and currently stands at more than $ 200 billion. Most of these plants are based on conventional design and construction, but the engin...

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19.08.2016

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New Ways in the Far East: What Made-in-China 2025 Means for Petrochemicals and Chemicals

China is stepping up the pace — By 2025, China wants to play a leading role in terms of innovation, sustainability and networking. The ambitious plan will be a challenge particularly for chemical and petrochemical companies. What solutions does the concept “Made in China 2025” of...

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18.05.2016

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Why AchemAsia Remains Optimistic, Despite Economic Slowdown

China’s get-together for the process industries stays on stable course despite economic headwinds: With 11,834 visitors, the figures were only slightly less than in 2013 when 12,470 were counted. Yet, the situation on the exhibitor side showed an different image…

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10.05.2016

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Opening of AchemAsia 2016 — Increasing Role of China as a Level Player on the Global Market

China’s National Convention Center in Beijing is once again the meeting point for the process industry in China as the tenth AchemAsia has opened its doors. From May 9–12, 295 exhibitors present their innovations, products and technologies in the fields of process and chemical en...

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03.03.2016

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Industry 4.0 — and What Exactly Is New?

In a statement for ACHEMA worldwide News, Dr. Eberhard Veit, Managing Partner of 4.0-Veit, Chairman of Festo (till 2016) and Managing Partner of 4.0-Veit; Head of Advisory Board “Plattform Industrie 4.0 der Bundesrepublik Deutschland”, looks into what exactly is new with Industry...

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07.04.2015

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How Laboratory Automation Tackles the Big Big Data Challenge

Data makes the lab go round: Laboratory automation enables the handling and evaluation of thousands of samples. The result: data galore. The question is how to make good use of this information.

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23.02.2015

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'Big Data' – Challenge or Chance for Lab Automation?

Lab automation enables efficient handling of numerous samples. However, the challenge lies in how to make good use of ‘big data’. Therefore, current initiatives aim for standardization - but can that achieved? Discover the chances and challenges for laboryatories in the digital a...

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14.01.2014

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Success in the Sand

Sadara Chemical Company is a new joint venture established in October 2011 between the Saudi Arabian Oil Company ‘Saudi Aramco’ and the Dow Chemical Company ‘Dow’. This new undertaking by the two giants in their businesses is a $20 billion investment with a product mix that is hi...

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