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Max Planck Institute Develops New Manganese Catalyst to Reduce CO2

Germany: Research and Innovation

Max Planck Institute Develops New Manganese Catalyst to Reduce CO2

11/05/2018 - With this new catalyst, the institute has proven that catalysts found on earth that are abundant, cheap, and benign metals such as iron or manganese can be considered as possible alternatives for challenging reduction reactions. read...

Cefic Announces Winners for European Responsible Care 2018

The Netherlands: Chemical Safety and Protection

Cefic Announces Winners for European Responsible Care 2018

10/29/2018 - The winners have been awarded for their innovative projects that focus on improving health, safety and environmental standards in the chemical industry. Spearheaded by Cefic, the industry council aims to advance the Responsible Care programme in Europe. read...

Gea's ABF Technology Receives FDA Clearance

Aseptic Beverage Bottling

Gea's ABF Technology Receives FDA Clearance

08/13/2018 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) awarded Gea a letter of no objection (Lono) for its ABF 1.2 technology, an integrated blowing, filling and capping solution featuring a fully aseptic rotary blowing machine. It is the only system equipped with a 100 % aseptic blower that is allowed to produce shelf-stable low acid (LA) beverages free from preservatives for distribution at ambient temperature in the US market. read...

Test Procedure for Drinking Water Hoses Made Tougher

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Drinking Water Ordinance

Test Procedure for Drinking Water Hoses Made Tougher

09/19/2018 - Hoses and hose assemblies are key components of drinking water installations – especially outdoors. However, such hoses may be used only if they fulfill the strict conditions of the Drinking Water Ordinance. In order to protect public health for the long term, the test procedures for drinking water approval are steadily being made tougher. The Aquapal from Continental has passed all tests and is therefore one of the very few hoses that are approved for transporting water for human consumption. read...

Handling the Combined Exposures to Multiple Chemicals

Work Safety

Handling the Combined Exposures to Multiple Chemicals

07/04/2018 - Current safety assessment practice is primarily based on understanding the potential risk posed by single substances rather than their "real life" combinations, thus potential combination effects might be overlooked. How can the safety of combined exposures to multiple chemicals for people and the environment be addressed? read...

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Explosion Protection in Asia: Safety Can be a Matter of Mindset

Explosion Protection

Explosion Protection in Asia: Safety Can be a Matter of Mindset

05/23/2018 - Sensitizing the Asian market in safety matters — Better safe than sorry: Asia is the undisputed powerhouse of the global process industries. Its products and newly constructed world-scale chemical parks are more than a match for the international competition. But what about the safety issues? In fact, most companies’ need for services and maintenance works are growing at a stretch and are thus in need of a little help — and encouragement — in that very field, as experts say... read...

NEWS

Clariant Partners with Hydrogenious Technologies to Deliver Innovative Hydrogen Storage Technology

Germany: Hydrogenation

Clariant Partners with Hydrogenious Technologies to Deliver Innovative Hydrogen Storage Technology

Clariant's Catalysts business has formed an alliance with clean energy company, Hydrogenious Technologies, to provide reliable, scalable and safe hydrogen supply solutions for a wide variety of applications. read...

Schildberg Receives Prize for Process Safety Design

EPSC Award Ceremony

Schildberg Receives Prize for Process Safety Design

Each year the EPSC (European Process Safety Centre) awards a prize to an individual, team or organisation working in the process safety field for making an exceptional contribution to the advancement of process safety. read...

The Challenge of Ensuring System Security

Trend Report: Cyber Security

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 and risks of cyberspace. read...