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Lanxess to Build New Plant for High-Performance Plastics

Germany: Speciality Compounds

Lanxess to Build New Plant for High-Performance Plastics

09/19/2018 - Lanxess announced that it was going to build another compounding facility for high-performance plastics at its Krefeld-Uerdingen site, Germany. read...

Textile Bioreactor Converts Waste into Biogas and Bioethanol

Sweden: Circular Economy

Textile Bioreactor Converts Waste into Biogas and Bioethanol

09/18/2018 - A multi-year collaboration between researchers within Resource Recovery at the University of Borås and a textile manufacturing company has resulted in a new type of reactor made of a textile material. The reactor transforms different kinds of waste into new products, such as biofuel. read...

Evonik to Expand Capacities for Hydrophobic Fumed Silica

Germany: Speciality Silica

Evonik to Expand Capacities for Hydrophobic Fumed Silica

09/16/2018 - Evonik Industries is expanding its capacities for refinement fumed silica in Rheinfelden (Germany). The Group will invest an amount in the low double-digit million dollar range to expand its Rheinfelden facility, which further processes hydrophilic silica to a hydrophobic variety. read...

Fluor to Deploy IBM Watson to Monitor Megaprojects

USA: Predictive Analytics

Fluor to Deploy IBM Watson to Monitor Megaprojects

09/16/2018 - Fluor and IBM announced the use of artificial intelligence-based systems to predict, monitor and measure the status of engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction (EPC) megaprojects from inception to completion. read...

Dow to Invest in Production of Silicone-Based Solutions

USA: Debottlenecking and Capacity Expansions

Dow to Invest in Production of Silicone-Based Solutions

09/16/2018 - The Dow Chemical Company announced new low capital intensity, high return investments in its upstream and downstream silicones franchise to accelerate innovation and support global customers’ demand in high growth markets, such as high performance building, home and personal care, electrical and industrial, consumer goods and components assembly. read...

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How to Improve Resource Efficiency in the Petrochemical Industry

Petrochemicals: Resource Efficiency

How to Improve Resource Efficiency in the Petrochemical Industry

09/06/2018 - More from less — that was the slogan of the More project, whose goal was the definition of real-time indicators for more resource efficiency in the process. But how to monitor the complex production processes of a cracker? The two consortium participants Ineos and S-Pact developed a ready-to-use feed stream analyser based on Raman Spectroscopy. A real success story paid off in cash. read...

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Clariant Invests 117 Million Dollars for First sunliquid Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

Romania: Plant Engineering

Clariant Invests 117 Million Dollars for First sunliquid Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

Claimed to be the biggest industrial commitment by an international corporation in Craiova, Romania, the plant is expected to process 250,000 tonnes of wheat and other cereal straw as well as 50,000 tonnes of cellulosic ethanol annually. read...

Air Products to Build World-Scale Liquid Hydrogen Plant

USA: Hydrogen Plant

Air Products to Build World-Scale Liquid Hydrogen Plant

Air Products plans to build a world-scale liquid hydrogen plant with a capacity of approximately 30 tons per day at its La Porte, Texas industrial gas facility. read...

Thyssenkrupp Awarded EPC Contract by MOL for Building New Chemical Complex

Hungary: Petrochemicals

Thyssenkrupp Awarded EPC Contract by MOL for Building New Chemical Complex

With an investment of 1.39 billion dollars, the new complex is expected to handle an annual production capacity of 200,000 tonnes of polyether polyol. Once completed, the project will make MOL the only integrated producer of polyether polyols in Central and Eastern Europe. read...

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