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24.06.2019

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Industry-Specific Mixing Technology for Metallurgical Applications

Lödige Process Technology presents industry-specific mixing technology and related processing technologies for metallurgical applications at the Metec 2019 (Hall 4 / F23). Particularly ploughshare mixers—which are based on the mechanically generated fluid bed process patented by ...

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24.06.2019

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IEA’s Oil Market Report for 2020

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has launched its oil market report for 2020. The report predicts that there will be plenty of non-OPEC supply growth which will be available to meet any likely level of demand. Also, the OPEC countries will be sitting on 3.2 mb/d of spare cap...

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24.06.2019

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Oil Prices Surge amidst US-Iran Tensions

Post the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, oil prices have surged. The U.S. President also called off a military strike on Iran stating that he was not seeking a war with Iran.

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24.06.2019

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Lanxess is Now Supplier of Sustainable Leather Chemicals

Lanxess has completed Level 3 Certification in the ZDHC Gateway for all organic leather chemicals and has also become the maiden company to achieve this feat. The firm has also received the Chem-MAP Multi-Site Award.

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23.06.2019

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Neste and Lyondell Basell Start Commercial-Scale Production of Bio-Based Plastic

Neste and Lyondell Basell jointly announce the first parallel production of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based low-density polyethylene at a commercial scale at the production site in Wesseling, Germany.

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21.06.2019

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Petrofac Collaborates with Marginal Field to Maximise Recovery

Under the terms of the agreement, Petrofac and Marginal Field Development Company will join forces and operate gas to wire facilities for recovering marginal gas fields in the UK. The move is expected to maximise economic recovery and support the country’s clients.

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21.06.2019

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BASF and Sibur Team Up to Create Innovative Polymer Solutions

BASF and Sibur will aim at developing an innovative range of polymers using the plastic additives offered by BASF. The unique solutions are expected to be created at Sibur’s Polylab R&D Center in Moscow, Russia.

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21.06.2019

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40 Billion Dollar Ratnagiri Refinery Relocates to Raigad

Protests by locals in the Ratnagiri region have led the Mahrashtra Government in India to relocate the gigantic project to the neighbouring district of Raigad. The new site is around 10,000 acres and is being identified as a better option than the former Ratnagiri land.

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20.06.2019

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Eastman to Takeover Inacsa

Eastman Chemical Company has plans to acquire cellulosic yarn producing firm Industrias del Acetato de Celulosa (Inacsa). Under the terms of the agreement, Eastman intends to takeover the entire yarn business including Inacsa’s plant and assets in Spain.

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20.06.2019

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Air Liquide Enters into Two Supply Agreements with Marathon Petroleum

Under the long term contracts, Air Liquide will supply Marathon Petroleum with 900 tonnes per day oxygen for the petroleum company’s refineries in Texas and Louisiana. Marathon Petroleum Corporation produces more than 3 million barrels per day of crude oil refining capacity acros...

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20.06.2019

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Mosaic Company to Shut Down Phosphates Manufacturing Plant

The Mosaic Company’s plant in Florida produced 1.3 million tonnes of finished phosphates in 2017. However, post this period, the unit was left idle owing to the facility’s higher costs and the overall phosphate market conditions across the globe.

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19.06.2019

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Three Dead After Boiler Explosion in Indian Pharmaceuticals Company

Two Chinese engineers and an Indian operator died when a boiler inside a pharmaceuticals plant run by Pusilin Biotechnology exploded. The incident occurred during repair works on June 9 at the facility in the state of Haryana.

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19.06.2019

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Glidepath Builds Large-Scale Battery Storage Facility in Texas

The energy storage developer Glidepath has begun construction on the Prospect Storage facility. Located roughly 50 miles south of Houston, Prospect Storage is a utility-scale, distribution-connected standalone battery storage project. The 10 MW/10 MWh facility will serve the Erco...

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19.06.2019

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Marchesini Acquires Two New Companies

The Marchesini Group has acquired Axomatic, a company which specialises in the packaging machinery sector and V2engineering which is an expert in developing cartooning machines. The takeovers are expected to strengthen the firm’s cosmetic packaging business.

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19.06.2019

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Ineos Awards FEED Contract for Propane Dehydrogenation Facility

The Korean firm SK E&C won the front end engineering & design contract for Ineos’ 750 ktpa facility in Belgium. The scheduled plant is expected to be energy as well as carbon efficient and aims to provide Europe with a sustainable industry.

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19.06.2019

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BASF, Sichuan Lutianhua Collaborate for Developing DME Production Facility

Once complete, the project is expected to reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency in producing dimethyl ether from synthesis gas. Under the terms of the agreement, Lutianhua will invest in and construct the unit by making use of the breakthrough technology co-devel...

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18.06.2019

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Sanofi and Google Join Forces to Develop New Healthcare Innovation Lab

Sanofi and Google announced that they plan to establish a new virtual Innovation Lab. The partners aim to radically transform how future medicines and health services are delivered by tapping into the power of emerging data technologies.

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18.06.2019

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Pfizer Offers 11 Billion Dollars for Array Bio Pharma Merger

Pfizer and Array Bio Pharma announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Under this agreement, the pharmaceuticals group will acquire Array for a total enterprise value of approximately $ 11.4 billion.

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18.06.2019

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Howard Energy Partners Completes Expansion of Plants

Howard Energy Partners has completed the expansions of its bulk liquid terminal facilities in Port Arthur and Corpus Christi, Texas. The firm has also announced additional rail capacity at the Corpus Christi Terminal.

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18.06.2019

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Adnoc and OCI to Form Largest Export-Focused Nitrogen Fertilizer Platform

Adnoc and OCI have plans to form a joint venture under which Adnoc will combine its fertilizer business, Adnoc Fertilizers, into OCI’s Middle East and North Africa (Mena) nitrogen fertilizer platform. With a production capacity of 5 million tonnes of urea and 1.5 million tonnes o...

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18.06.2019

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Total to Expand Giant Mero Field Development

Total’s Mero 1 project is progressing as per plan with a start-up scheduled in 2021. The company has also announced its plans to launch Phase 2 for the Mero project. The Mero 2 FPSO is expected to have a liquid treatment capacity of 180,000 barrels per day and is anticipated to b...

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17.06.2019

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Far Chemical to Further Develop Florida Facility

The growing demand for specialty chemicals in the region has led Far Chemical to expand its facility in the state of Florida. The company produces fine chemicals for various end markets including pharmaceuticals, coatings, sealants, and so on.

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17.06.2019

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Orion Engineered Carbons to Increase Gas Black Production

The rise in demand for high performance Carbon Black from global players across the waterborne and solvent borne coatings industry has led Orion Engineered Carbons to expand production capacity at its Cologne plant in Germany.

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17.06.2019

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De-bottlenecking of Deha Unit Complete

The debottlenecking process has led to an increase in the capacity of Diethylhydroxylamine by 15 to 20 % at the St. Gabriel unit in Los Angeles. Deha is used primarily in water treatment and in the production of various polymers.

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14.06.2019

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Mc Dermott Wins Technology Contract from Ningbo Union King Polyester

The contract involves offering technology license, process design engineering, and operator training services for Ningbo Union King's 1,600 KTA paraxylene plant in Ningbo, China. Mc Dermott will be making use of the Lummus Technology for the facility.

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14.06.2019

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VCI Guideline for Bolted Flanged Joint Assembly in Process Plants

The practical assistance of the VCI for the installation and dismantling of metallic flange connections on piping was updated in March 2016: Annexes A and C have been corrected or updated.

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14.06.2019

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New Shaft Seal Eliminates Product Loss on Cema Screw Conveyors

Inpro/Seal has announced its latest AM Solutions design – the AM Cema shaft seal which has been developed specifically for Cema (Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association) Screw Conveyors.

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14.06.2019

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Sabic and Exxon Mobil Move Forward with Gulf Coast Growth Ventures Project

The Gulf Coast Growth Ventures project includes construction of a chemical facility and a 1.8 million metric tonne ethane steam cracker in Texas, USA. The project is anticipated to create an economic output of 22 billion dollar plus during construction and 50 billion dollars duri...

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13.06.2019

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AI "Alfred" Supports Thyssen Krupp's Material Services

Thyssen Krupp has integrated an artificial intelligence solution (AI) into its materials distribution and service processes. "Alfred" supports his colleagues at Materials Services in dynamically managing the global logistics network with 271 warehouse sites and more than 150,000 ...

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13.06.2019

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Harmony in Hazardous Areas

The IECEx system is breaking through the jungle of standards. IEC/TC 31 standardizes and harmonizes international explosion protection standards. Cooperation in the committees creates real added value for suppliers of explosion-protection components. This year, the IEC/TC 31 Comm...

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13.06.2019

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Total Commences Production in Culzean Gas Field

With this move, Total aims to contribute to about 5 % to the UK’s gas consumption via the Culzean gas field. The Culzean project will include drilling of six wells, construction of three bridge-linked platforms as well as a FSO unit.

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13.06.2019

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AODD Clamped Metal Pumps

Wilden has extended its line of Saniflo Hygienic Series (HS) AODD Clamped Metal Pumps with the addition of the new PS2 25 mm (1”) model, which comes equipped with the energy-efficient Pro-Flo Shift Air Distribution System. Saniflo HS pumps offer the versatility, safety and capabi...

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13.06.2019

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Shell to Sell Martinez Refinery to PBF Energy

Shell has reached an agreement with PBF Holding Company, a subsidiary of PBF Energy regarding the sale of Shell’s Martinez Refinery in California, USA. The deal is in line with Shell’s strategy to transform its refining business into a smaller and smarter portfolio.

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13.06.2019

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Exxon Mobil Increases Production of Group II Base Stocks in Singapore

Exxon Mobil has expanded its Singapore refinery to upgrade its production of EHC Group II base stocks. The move is expected to meet the growing demand of high-quality base stocks across the globe.

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12.06.2019

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Next Generation of Backflushable and Extra Robust Stacked Disc Cartridges

Eaton has integrated a new generation of stacked disc cartridges using Becopad premium depth filter sheets into its range of products to provide a more efficient and cost-effective stacked disc cartridge filtration.

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12.06.2019

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Exxon Mobil Announces Expansion Plan in Vaca Muerta Basin

Located in Argentina’s Bajo del Choique-La Invernada block, the project is expected to produce up to 55,000 oil-equivalent barrels per day within five years. In addition to this, it is also anticipated to complete 90 wells, a central production facility and export infrastructure.

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12.06.2019

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DSM Launches New Production Line for High-Performance Specialty Polymers

Royal DSM has recently started a new production line for Arnitel in Emmen, the Netherlands. The move will enable the company to meet the growing demand for Arnitel high-performance Thermo Plastic Copolyesters in the region.

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12.06.2019

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Petrofac Wins 75 Million Dollar Contract from Petroleum Development Oman

Petrofac has been awarded a procurement services project for the Mabrouk North East Line Pipe Procurement Project in Oman. The scope of work involves management of line pipe material from sourcing, technical and commercial evaluation, planning and control services with management...

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11.06.2019

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Digital Diaphragm Dosing Pumps — Stepper Motor Makes the Difference

Water treatment and purification is a technologically demanding process. Dosing is a core task here: Additives and auxiliary agents or highly effective chemicals need to be added both cost-effectively and safely for the environment, which means that the requirements for dosing pu...

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11.06.2019

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Roche Makes Changes in Corporate Executive Committee

Peter Voser, member of the Board of Director at Roche Holding will be stepping down by the end of June 2019. The company has also announced changes to its Corporate Executive Committee.

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