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Researchers Develop Binder for Lignin-Based Paints

Germany: Alternative to Fossil Fuels

Researchers Develop Binder for Lignin-Based Paints

02/03/2018 - Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Bremen have developed a paint primer on the basis of lignin, which, for example, can be obtained from plant residues. It is free of petrochemical raw materials and therefore has a significantly improved CO2 balance. read...

IEP Acquires Spark Detection Portfolio

Switzerland: Safety Solutions

IEP Acquires Spark Detection Portfolio

02/03/2018 - IEP Technologies, subsidiary of Swiss Hoerbiger company, has acquired business operations, the portfolio, patents and trademark rights of Atexon Oy, a company headquartered in Oulunsalo, Finland, specializing in spark detection and extinguishing for industrial explosion protection. read...

Asahi Kasei Increases Production of Nylon 66 Filament

Japan: Materials for the Automotive Industry

Asahi Kasei Increases Production of Nylon 66 Filament

02/02/2018 - Asahi Kasei’s Fibers & Textiles SBU announced that it plans to expand its production capacity for Leona nylon 66 filament in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan. read...

Marchesini Signs 125 Million Dollar Transaction with Sea Vision

Italy: Industrial Digitization

Marchesini Signs 125 Million Dollar Transaction with Sea Vision

02/02/2018 - The Marchesini Group has acquired a stake of 48 % in Sea Vision, a producer of vision and inspection systems used in drug quality and counterfeiting control. read...

Haldor Topsoe Becomes Technology Licensor of World’s Largest Methanol Plant

Methanol Production

Haldor Topsoe Becomes Technology Licensor of World’s Largest Methanol Plant

02/01/2018 - IGP Methanol has awarded Haldor Topsoe a contract for engineering of a methanol plant that will produce 1.8 million tons per year, which is part of a planned complex with a total production capacity of 7.2 million tons per year. read...

Modular Sulfuric Acid Plants for African Copper-Cobalt Plant

Congo: Copper-Cobalt Processing

Modular Sulfuric Acid Plants for African Copper-Cobalt Plant

02/01/2018 - Outotec has been awarded a contract by Shalina Resources for the delivery of advanced sulfuric acid plant technology to the Mutoshi project near Kolwezi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The order has a value of approximately $ 41 million. read...

AI-Powered Biotech Startup Receives Funding of 15 Million Dollars

Pharmaceutical Research

AI-Powered Biotech Startup Receives Funding of 15 Million Dollars

01/31/2018 - XtalPi, a US-China biotech startup offers intelligent digital drug discovery and development. The company has received funding from leading technology investors such as Sequoia China, Google and Tencent. read...

Investment in Production Line for Flue Gas Treatment

Belgium: Emission Reduction

Investment in Production Line for Flue Gas Treatment

01/31/2018 - Solvay invests € 6 million in the expansion of its sodium bicarbonate capacity at the Rheinberg production site. Its start-up is planned by the end of 2018. read...

Organik Kimya Expands Production of Redispersible Powder Polymers

Turkey: Powder Polymers

Organik Kimya Expands Production of Redispersible Powder Polymers

01/31/2018 - Organik Kimya is expanding the production capacity of redispersible powder polymers. The investment includes an addition of a second spray dryer to the Tuzla based Orgachem plant, which will be operational by 2020 and will double the current production capacity. read...

Cyprus and Malta Receive EU Grants for Gas Projects

Europe: Gas Network

Cyprus and Malta Receive EU Grants for Gas Projects

01/31/2018 - The EU has allotted 126 million dollars to introduce natural gas in Cyprus. Another 4.6 million will be awarded for a study on the Malta-Italy Gas Interconnection. read...

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