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Akzo Nobel Expands Capacities for Organic Peroxide

India: Polymer-Based Products

Akzo Nobel Expands Capacities for Organic Peroxide

05/23/2018 - Akzo Nobel Specialty Chemicals has broken ground on a project to expand production capacity and upgrade its organic peroxides facility in Mahad, India. read...

Can Aramid Conveyors Become an Energy-saving Alternative to Steel Belts?

Conveyor Belts for Bulk Solids

Can Aramid Conveyors Become an Energy-saving Alternative to Steel Belts?

05/23/2018 - What goes around: Longer haul distances are one of the reasons that energy use in mines is increasing globally by 6 per cent per year. It is not surprising, therefore, that mines are looking for ways to counter the associated increase in energy cost. But there is a new material that could help to make conveying minerals energy efficient and reliable. read...

Technip FMC Receives Contracts for Fertilizer Plants in India

India: Fertilizer Production

Technip FMC Receives Contracts for Fertilizer Plants in India

05/22/2018 - A consortium of Technip FMC and L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE) has been awarded Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) contracts for two state-of-the-art, natural gas based fertilizer complexes in Eastern India. read...

Saudi Aramco and Indian Consortium to Develop Mega Refinery and Petrochemicals Complex

India: Downstream Project

Saudi Aramco and Indian Consortium to Develop Mega Refinery and Petrochemicals Complex

04/11/2018 - Saudi Aramco signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with “Ratnagiri Refinery and Petrochemicals” (RRPCL), a consortium of Indian oil companies, to jointly develop and build an integrated mega refinery and petrochemicals complex at Ratnagiri, in the state of Maharashtra. read...

Axalta Inaugurated Coating Production Facility

India: Automotive Coatings

Axalta Inaugurated Coating Production Facility

04/09/2018 - Axalta inaugurated its new coating manufacturing plant at Savli, Vadodara in Gujarat, India. The 5,200 m2 plant is part of the company's Savli manufacturing site that produces coatings for refinish, automotive parts, and commercial vehicle customers. read...

Articles

Overpressure Protection System Compared: PSV or HIPPS?

Safety/Overpressure Protection

Overpressure Protection System Compared: PSV or HIPPS?

06/26/2017 - Protecting process systems from overpressure scenarios — Protecting valuable equipment and piping from overpressure is usually achieved by pressure safety valves. Yet, sometimes, these measures face limitations due to facilities constraints and other factors. High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems offer an alternative approach. read...

NEWS

Metso to Acquire Valve Automation Division From Rotex

Finland: Valve Automation

Metso to Acquire Valve Automation Division From Rotex

Metso has signed an agreement to acquire the valve automation division of the India-based valve technology company Rotex Manufacturers and Engineers. read...

Covestro Awards Global Digital Transformation Project to LTTS

Germany: Industrial Digitalization

Covestro Awards Global Digital Transformation Project to LTTS

Covestro has chosen L&T Technology Services as one of its major engineering services partners to implement digitalization based Engineering Programs across their global locations. The ER&D services company has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by the client to execute these engineering transformational programs. read...

Wacker Expands Silicone Production in India

India: Functional Silicone Fluids

Wacker Expands Silicone Production in India

Wacker is expanding its existing silicone production at its Amtala site near Kolkata with a new hydrosilylation plant for manufacturing functional silicone fluids. The plant has an annual capacity of over 6,000 metric tons. read...

Toyo to Build Ammonia and Urea Fertilizer Plant in India

India: Fertilizer Complex

Toyo to Build Ammonia and Urea Fertilizer Plant in India

Toyo Engineering has been awarded a contract for a project to construct a large-scale fertilizer complex in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh state, India. read...

Petrofac Wins EPC Contract for BPCL's Kochi Refinery

India: Engineering Services

Petrofac Wins EPC Contract for BPCL's Kochi Refinery

Petrofac has been awarded a lump-sum Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract by Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) valued at aprrox. $ 135 million. read...

Merck Plans Additional Investment in Manufacturing and Distribution Platform in Asia

Germany: Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

Merck Plans Additional Investment in Manufacturing and Distribution Platform in Asia

Merck announced an additional investment of approx. $ 49 million to build a robust manufacturing and distribution platform in Asia over a span of two years. This investment follows the company’s November 2016 announcement of its $ 98 million Life Science investment in Nantong, China. read...

Akzo Nobel Inaugurates Powder Coatings Plant

India: Powder Coatings

Akzo Nobel Inaugurates Powder Coatings Plant

Akzo Nobel has inaugurated of a new $ 11.3 million facility for the production of powder coatings. Located in Thane, Mumbai, the plant is the company's sixth production site in India. read...

Songwon Starts Production at Indian Panoli Plant

India: Phenolic Antioxidants

Songwon Starts Production at Indian Panoli Plant

Speciality chemicals producer Songwon has started production of its Songnox multifunctional phenolic antioxidant at its Panoli plant in Gujarat, India. The Panoli site was acquired from Sequent in 2014. In the last three years, the company has invested in the Panoli site to develop it into a hub for specialty chemicals, including Songnox. read...

Air Products to Supply Syngas for Bharat Petroleum Refinery

India: World-Scale Industrial Gas Complex

Air Products to Supply Syngas for Bharat Petroleum Refinery

Air Products signed of a long-term agreement with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) to build, own and operate a new syngas production facility at the BPCL Kochi Refinery in Kochi, India. read...

Chemical Sector to Turn into 300 Billion Dollar Industry by 2025

India: Market Scenario

Chemical Sector to Turn into 300 Billion Dollar Industry by 2025

The government intends to bring in a new policy to promote the domestic industry and curb imports to meet the growing needs of the industry. The Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals has also stated the need to revise the current Investment Regions policy to make it more effective. read...

KBR to Revamp Indian Ammonia Plant

India: Fertilizer Production

KBR to Revamp Indian Ammonia Plant

KBR has been awarded an ammonia plant revamp contract by Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers (RCF). read...

India Retains ‘World’s Leading Generics Exporter’ Spot

Pharmaceuticals

India Retains ‘World’s Leading Generics Exporter’ Spot

Experts state that the country’s generic exports are now growing at around 22 % per year, with India accounting for around 20-22 % of the world’s production. read...

Blast at Government-Owned Thermal Power Plant Kills 36 People in India

India: Accident at Power Plant

Blast at Government-Owned Thermal Power Plant Kills 36 People in India

NTPC Unchahar Station, a coal-fired power plant in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, is recovering after an industrial accident took place on November 1, 2017 in which 36 people have been killed. read...

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