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25.03.2019

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The Perfect Vacuum Solution for Every Challenge

Without the presence of “nothing,” literally nothing goes in many chemical processes. Whether for vaporization, sublimation, rectification, filtration, drying or conveying: Vacuum accelerates these process steps or is required to make them possible in the first place. Pfeiffer Va...

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25.03.2019

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Why Flexibility Comes Standard with the New Compressor Offerings at Powtech 2019

The screw compressor range Delta Screw from Aerzen gets an addition: With the VM 100 compressor package, the E-Compressor series now comprises seven model variants.

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25.03.2019

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Reliability Meets Efficiency in Aerzen

This year, mechanical engineering company Aerzener Maschinenfabrik can look back on a proud 155-year company history — over a century and a half in which industrial history was written in this tiny municipality in the Hamelin-Pyrmont district in southern Lower Saxony, where a fam...

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25.03.2019

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Fire at ITC Plant in Texas Flares Up Again

A fire at the tanks of the Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) in Deer Park, Texas, has flared up again, the company announced on Friday. A major fire broke out at the tank farm on March 17 and had been extinguished on March 20.

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25.03.2019

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OMV and Adnoc Sign MoU for Petrochemical Projects in the Middle East

OMV and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) have signed two memoranda of understanding. According to the MoUs, opportunities for joint projects in the petrochemical sector will be explored. The signing took place in the presence of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Pr...

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25.03.2019

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Separation Equipment for all Process Steps in Lithium Recovery

For the first time in a lithium extraction project, Australia leaves all process steps from ore mining and separation to refining in the country. In this context, Gea has received an order from Albemarle to supply screening and pusher centrifuges, peeler centrifuges and decanter ...

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25.03.2019

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Worley Parsons Awarded PMC Contract for World's Largest Mixed Feed Cracker

Borouge has awarded Worley Parsons the project management contract (PMC) for its Ruwais petrochemicals complex. The complex will include the world’s largest mixed feed cracker.

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25.03.2019

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Cell Culture Made Easy with New 24-Channel Pipetting Heads for Viaflo 96/384

Integra has responded to customers’ requests and developed two new 24-channel pipetting heads, extending the capabilities of its popular Viaflo 96/384.

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25.03.2019

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ECD Introduces New Aqua Series of Portable Wastewater Samplers

Ideal for municipal sewage treatment and stormwater or industrial organic or inorganic wastewater.

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25.03.2019

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Type 4x Enclosure Range for Outdoor Equipment Applications

The harsh environment protection benefits of GRP-based enclosures are now available for hundreds of new outdoor applications with the launch of new Type 4X certified enclosures and cabinets from Intertec.

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25.03.2019

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Files Investor Presentation with SEC

The presentation highlights important benefits and information for the shareholders in relation to Bristol-Myers Squibb’s pending transaction with Celgene. The firm also requests shareholders to vote in favour of the proposed transaction on the white proxy card.

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23.03.2019

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Messer to Build New Carbon Dioxide Plant in California

Shortly after acquiring new companies in America, industrial gases specialist Messer is investing in the construction of a new CO2 plant in Keyes, California. The plant produces 450 tonnes of carbon dioxide per day and supplies companies in Northern California and the surrounding...

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22.03.2019

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Explosion in Chinese Chemical Park Kills 47

A big explosion at Yancheng Chemical Park claims at least 47 people dead. According to consistent media reports, a fire has broken out in the Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical Plant. The subsequent explosion in the facilities had a devastating effect.

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22.03.2019

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Dust Extraction Specialist Set to Exhibit at Safety & Health Expo 2019

Dustcontrol UK is set to exhibit its range of construction equipment at the eagerly anticipated Safety & Health Expo 2019.

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22.03.2019

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Entry Level Flow Reactors for Synthetic Development

Asynt has recently announced its new flow-chemistry platform, the fReactor, an affordable device created to bring the many advantages of flow chemistry to one’s laboratory through easy-to-use, flexible and intuitive design.

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22.03.2019

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Mc Dermott Wins Technology Contract for IOC’s Ethylene Plant

Mc Dermott International has bagged a technology contract which includes basic engineering and technology licensing as well as detailed engineering and material supply of heaters for Irkutsk Oil Company’s 650 KTA ethylene plant in Russia.

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22.03.2019

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Ceresana Introduces Market Report for Stabilisers

According to the report, the revenues generated with stabilisers are likely to reach a volume of 5.5 billion dollars until 2025. The report also highlights the significance of liquid metal soaps as well as other products.

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22.03.2019

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Manufacturing Capabilities and Data Analysis make a Powerful Combination

Almost uniquely in this specialist field, Topsoe is in control of the entire value chain from development to manufacturing to gathering data/feedback directly from the customers and to subsequent improvement. In the specialist world of reactor grading, the company is a one-stop s...

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22.03.2019

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New Hybrid Laser Process Gas Analyser Reduces Costs for Continuous Emissions Monitoring

Purpose-built to replace costly legacy measurement systems, high-accuracy Rosemount CT4400 Continuous Gas Analyser requires no consumables and minimises maintenance.

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20.03.2019

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Latest Version of Micros to be Displayed at Powtech 2019

During the Powtech exhibition in Nuremberg, Nara Machinery will be presenting a cost-effective version of the Super Fine Mill named Micros in the European market. The improved and compact design enables to reduce costs in the manufacturing process.

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20.03.2019

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Expert Representative for A Plant Engineering Project Database Wanted

As a senior industry expert in large-scale plant construction and engineering, are you (as a freelancer) still looking for an exciting task in retirement and would like to share your knowledge and experience? Then we have exactly the right position for you.

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20.03.2019

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Nokia, Pöyry, Infosys Collaborate to Improve and Increase Usage of AI Framework

The artificial intelligence framework called ‘KRTI 4.0’ aims to achieve operational excellence for industry, utilities, transportation and infrastructure organisations. The framework makes use of advanced digital concepts such as AI, cognitive/machine learning and machine-to-mach...

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20.03.2019

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Fluor-Technip JV Complete Work for Sasol’s Petrochemical Complex

Located in Louisiana, the complex includes a 1.5-million-tonne-per-year ethane cracker plant which comprises of six downstream chemical units and associated utilities. Under the joint venture, Fluor and Technip will also carry out performance testing for the world-scale complex.

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20.03.2019

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Pure Cycle Teams Up with Milliken, Nestlé to Deliver World’s First Virgin-Like Recycled Polypropylene

With this partnership, Pure Cycle aims to set up its first plant in Lawrence County, Ohio to restore used polypropylene (PP) plastic to 'virgin-like' quality with a revolutionary recycling method. By 2021, the plant is expected to recycle 119 million pounds of polypropylene and p...

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19.03.2019

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Global Chemical Production Continues to Grow at Low Levels

Data collected and tabulated by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) show that global chemicals production rose 0.1 % in January. This follows a 0.3 % gain in December, stable activity in November and a 0.1 % gain in October.

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19.03.2019

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Lanxess Expands Capacity for Benzyl Alcohol Significantly

Lanxess announced the capacity expansion for the industrial chemical benzyl alcohol for the global market by around 30 %.

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19.03.2019

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Proven Innovations for Bagging Ultra-Light Powders

At this year's Powtech in Nuremberg, Germany, Greif-Velox will demonstrate to its customers the potential benefits offered by the vacuum packer Velovac, the patented external valve cutter Valvocut and the gross-weight pneumatic packer BVP.

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19.03.2019

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Honeywell to Produce 700,000 Metric Tonnes of Propylene Annually for Jiangsu Sailboat

Jiangsu Sailboat Petrochemical is making use of Honeywell UOP’s C3 Oleflex technology to produce propylene in order to meet the rising demand of plastics in China. The C3 Oleflex technology uses catalytic dehydrogenation to convert propane to propylene.

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19.03.2019

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Asahi Kasei Adds New Production Line to Expand Spunbond Capacity

With the inclusion of the new line which is capable of producing15,000 tonnes per year , Asahi Kasei aims to increase the total capacity for spunbond at its subsidiary AKST to 50,000 tonnes annually.

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19.03.2019

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Zap Sib Neftekhim's Polypropylene Unit Produces First Granules

On completion of the work at Zap Sib Neftekhim, polypropylene production at Sibur’s facilities in Tobolsk is expected to total 1 mtpa. With this capacity, it is expected to become one of the largest in the world and hold the biggest production capacity in Russia.

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18.03.2019

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Thyssen Krupp Awarded Major Order for Fertilizer Complex

Thyssen Krupp has won a major order from the Egyptian chemical and fertilizer manufacturer NCIC (El Nasr Company for Intermediate Chemicals) for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a new fertilizer complex.

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18.03.2019

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Mc Dermott Launches Largest Ever CD Alky Reactor in China

Located at Petro China's refinery in Jilin, China, the 350,000 metric tonne per annum plant is one of the four CD Alky projects awarded to Mc Dermott by Petro China. The project was completed in just 17 months post the initial design.

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18.03.2019

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DSM Fixes Science-Based Reduction Targets for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

With this move, DSM has become the first European company in its sector to join 180 leading companies with validated science-based targets. The company plans to reduce 30 % of its greenhouse gas emissions from direct production and purchased energy in absolute terms by 2030 compa...

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18.03.2019

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Petrofac Wins 1 Billion Dollar EPC Contract for Ain Tsila Development Project

The project is expected to produce gas, LPG and Condensate for the domestic as well as for export markets. Under the contract, Petrofac’s scope of work will include commissioning, start-up and performance testing.

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18.03.2019

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Zentiva and Siyiara Enterprises to Acquire Romanian Pharma Firm Solacium

Zentiva and Siyiara Enterprises have signed a Shared Purchase Agreement to acquire Romanian pharmaceutical company Solacium along with its subsidiary Be Well Pharma. Zentiva intends to acquire the firm as it believes that it will assist its present generic medicines business and ...

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16.03.2019

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Digitization in Catalysis Research Explained

The aim of a new initiative of the German Catalysis Society (Gecats) is to unlock the enormous wealth of catalysis research data. In the recently published whitepaper "The Digitalization of Catalysis-Related Sciences", experts from academia and industry outline how "digital catal...

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13.03.2019

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BASF Enhances Digital Competencies with New Site in Spain

In February 2019, BASF has founded the new company BASF Digital Solutions located in Madrid, Spain to drive forward the digital transformation of the group and develop innovative IT solutions. The company plans to grow the center to more than 300 digital specialists within the ne...

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13.03.2019

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Ein Reaktor macht Wirbel: Gas-Feststoff-Reaktionen im Test

Für Versuchszwecke testet Schwing gemeinsam mit Kunden neue Wirbelschicht-Verfahren in 4 bis 120 Liter Reaktoren - unter anderem in einem Druckreaktor. Nach Bedarf lassen sich die Wirbelschicht-Pilotreaktoren auch zur Auftragsherstellung nutzen.

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13.03.2019

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Hält Eisenfrei, bleibt sauber: Magnetabscheider mit eingebauter Reinigung

Wer putzt schon gerne? Goudsmit Magnetics stellt mit dem „Easy-Clean“-Magnetabscheider eine selbstreinigende Lösung zum Entfernen von Metallteilchen (> 30 µm) aus Pulvern, zum Beispiel in der Nahrungsmittel-, Chemie-, keramischen und Kunststoffindustrie, vor.

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13.03.2019

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Feeding Continuous Pharma Processes

A modular solution for continuous processing: Coperion K-Tron's new gravimetric K3-PH feeders shall provide a flexible solution with small footprint and short changeovers.

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