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Euro Chem Enters into Multi-Year Agreement with American Plant Food

USA: Fertilisers

Euro Chem Enters into Multi-Year Agreement with American Plant Food

20/09/2019 - Euro Chem has signed an agreement with American Plant Food for supplying fertilisers to its blending business. The fertiliser company will supply mixed shipments of N, P and K fertilisers to APF for handling, marketing, sales and distribution. read...

Air Products Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Headquarters

USA: Office Space

Air Products Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Headquarters

20/09/2019 - More than 200 people attended Air Product’s event which included a construction celebration as well as a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new global headquarters in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, USA. Under the new plan, the headquarters will comprise a modern office along with a R&D facility. read...

PCIC Europe

Air Liquide Invests in Start-Ups

France: Digitalisation

Air Liquide Invests in Start-Ups

05/07/2017 - Aliad, Air Liquide’s venture capital investment arm, has announced three new equity investments in technology start-ups, Dietsensor and Ubleam, and in the investment fund Investisseurs & Partenaires. read...

Bombshell in Automation – ABB to Acquire B&R

Automation Technologies

Bombshell in Automation – ABB to Acquire B&R

04/04/2017 - Automation company ABB announced the acquisition of B&R, the largest independent provider focused on product- and software-based, open-architecture solutions for machine and factory automation worldwide. read...

Ahoy Ex-Zones! Explosion Protection Equipments Sets Sails for Hazardous Waters

Explosion Protection

Ahoy Ex-Zones! Explosion Protection Equipments Sets Sails for Hazardous Waters

24/08/2016 - A fire fighting vessel in the heart of Europe's industrial and chemical clusters needs special equipment: Equipped with specialised technology, Europe’s latest high-tech fire-fighting boat is able to work in hazardous atmospheres, fighting fires, explosions and chemical accidents. Its secret? Explosion-protected electrical equipment and lighting by technology specialists Eaton. read...

Pharma & Food

Indian Pharma Exports May Touch 22 Billion Dollars this Fiscal: Pharmexcil

India: Pharma Market

Indian Pharma Exports May Touch 22 Billion Dollars this Fiscal: Pharmexcil

16/09/2019 - The Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India (Pharmexcil) has recently stated that in July 2019, Indian exports recorded 21.7 % growth. In addition to this, some of the policy decisions being taken by the Chinese Government may align favourably to Indian pharma exporters. read...

Saudi Arabia’s Pharma Market to Grow at CAGR of 5.5 % Until 2023

KSA: Market Report

Saudi Arabia’s Pharma Market to Grow at CAGR of 5.5 % Until 2023

09/09/2019 - The Kingdom’s pharma market is expected to be valued at 10.74 billion dollars by 2023, according to industry data. The Saudi Government has also introduced a 17 % increase in funds for spending on health and social development. read...

Fresenius Medical Care to Invest 66 Million Dollars in Unicyte

Germany: Research

Fresenius Medical Care to Invest 66 Million Dollars in Unicyte

05/09/2019 - Unicyte, the regenerative medicine company with translational programmes aims to use the huge amount to commence clinical trials of its first product candidates in 2020. The capital will also be used to establish the required manufacturing processes. read...

Powder Bulk Handling

A Trinity of Vacuum Drying: Three Ways to Dry Valuable Products

Vacuum Dryers and Vacuum Pumps

A Trinity of Vacuum Drying: Three Ways to Dry Valuable Products

29/08/2019 - Drying high-value products is no easy task: When handling hygroscopic or heat sensitive products, vacuum drying is often the method of choice. But not all vacuum processes are the same. Depending on the product characteristics or process parameters, different dryer setups and procedures can be used. read...

Heat Transfer

Nouryon Increases Use of Sustainable Steam

The Netherlands: Supply for Salt Production

Nouryon Increases Use of Sustainable Steam

30/05/2019 - Nouryon and other firms based at Chemical Park Delfzijl in the Netherlands will save up to 100,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year through the increased use of sustainable steam. The company will use the additional supply to make its salt production at the Delfzijl site more sustainable. read...

Business & Economics

Research Paves Way for Carbon-Free Cement Production

USA: Carbon Emissions

Research Paves Way for Carbon-Free Cement Production

19/09/2019 - Cement production currently causes 8 % of global carbon emissions. If cement production were a country, it would be the world’s third-largest emitter. Now, MIT researchers have found a way to eliminate carbon emissions from cement production. read...

Evonik Starts Construction of New Polyamide 12 Complex in Marl

Germany: Groundbreaking Ceremony

Evonik Starts Construction of New Polyamide 12 Complex in Marl

19/09/2019 - Evonik has officially begun construction on its largest investment to date in Germany. A ceremony, which was also attended by customers, employees, and representatives from the world of politics, signaled the launch of the polyamide 12 project in Marl. read...

Sibur Partners with Sinopec to Produce SEBS

Russia: Business Deal

Sibur Partners with Sinopec to Produce SEBS

19/09/2019 - Sibur and Sinopec have signed a framework cooperation agreement to produce SEBS. Under the terms of the agreement, both the companies will establish a 50/50 joint venture in Russia to produce at least 20 ktpa of SEBS. read...

Water Treatment

Kemira Operon, Aquazone, and Suomen Ekolannoite Form Operon Group

Finland: Water Treatment

Kemira Operon, Aquazone, and Suomen Ekolannoite Form Operon Group

16/08/2019 - Kemira is selling the entire share capital of Operon, a company providing water treatment plant operation services, to form a newly established company called Operon Group. In connection with this transaction, Operon Group will also acquire Aquazone and Suomen Ekolannoite, which will be merged into a new company. read...

Oil & Gas

Petrofac Wins Maintenance Services Contract from Al Dhafra Petroleum

UAE: Onshore Support

Petrofac Wins Maintenance Services Contract from Al Dhafra Petroleum

19/09/2019 - Under the terms of the contract, Petrofac will provide maintenance services for Al Dhafra Petroleum’s Haliba field which is located onshore along the south-east border of Abu Dhabi, UAE. read...