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Plus 5.6 %: Chlorine to Make a Comeback in Europe

Chlorine Industry

Plus 5.6 %: Chlorine to Make a Comeback in Europe

01/16/2018 - Water, Pharmaceuticals and polymers are pushing the demand for chlorine. Especially output in Europe grew considerably, despite the end of mercury based production in December. read...

Looming on the Horizon: 32nd Achema Adresses Tomorrow's Challenges

Achema 2018 Outlook

Looming on the Horizon: 32nd Achema Adresses Tomorrow's Challenges

01/16/2018 - Considering today’s work pace an event mid 2018 feels pretty far away. But — then again … read...

PCIC Europe

Air Liquide Invests in Start-Ups

France: Digitalisation

Air Liquide Invests in Start-Ups

07/05/2017 - 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

08/24/2016 - 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

Pharma Market to Grow in Generics and Biosimilars: CPhI Report

Japan: Pharmaceuticals Scenario

Pharma Market to Grow in Generics and Biosimilars: CPhI Report

01/16/2018 - The year 2018 is expected to be a transformative year for the Japanese pharma industry, predicts a newly released CPhI report. Over the years, the country has excelled in projected growth and competitiveness. read...

Syngenta Announces Appointment of Chief Sustainability Officer

Switzerland: More Sustainable Agricultural Production

Syngenta Announces Appointment of Chief Sustainability Officer

01/15/2018 - Syngenta has appointed Alexandra Brand, previously Regional Director for Europe, Africa and Middle East, to the new position of Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO). read...

CAC Awarded Contract for the Construction of a Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate Crystallization Plant

Germany: Turnkey Project

CAC Awarded Contract for the Construction of a Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate Crystallization Plant

01/15/2018 - Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz (CAC) has signed a contract with Ciech Soda Deutschland for the construction of a turnkey crystallization plant. read...

Powder Bulk Handling

How to Ensure Functions and Protect Valuable Ingredients

Fluidized Bed and Spouted Bed Technologies

How to Ensure Functions and Protect Valuable Ingredients

12/07/2017 - The SEPAWA congress has become a central event for the detergents/cleansers, cosmetics and perfume industries. The plant manufacturer Glatt Ingenieurtechnik presented solutions for processing, protecting and refining cleansing substances, stabilizers, enzymes, polymers, scent, flavoring and other active ingredients. read...

Heat Transfer

Saltigo Celebrates Five Decades of Central Organics Pilot Plant in Leverkusen

Germany: Investment Program Completed

Saltigo Celebrates Five Decades of Central Organics Pilot Plant in Leverkusen

12/02/2017 - Saltigo, a wholly owned subsidiary of specialty chemicals company Lanxess, celebrates 50 years of operation of the Central Organics Pilot Plant (Zeto), which accounts for around one-fifth of the company's total capacity. During this anniversary celebration, work was completed on the extensive expansion and modernization project started in 2015. read...

Business & Economics

Enterprise Products Expands Natural Gas Processing and Butane Isomerization Capacities

USA: Midstream Energy Services

Enterprise Products Expands Natural Gas Processing and Butane Isomerization Capacities

01/14/2018 - Enterprise Products Partners plans to add 300 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of incremental capacity at its cryogenic natural gas processing facility under construction near Orla, Texas in Reeves County. The partnership also announced plans to expand its butane isomerization facility at its complex in Mont Belvieu, Texas. read...

Asahi Kasei Expands Global Capacity for LIB Separators

USA/Japan: Li-Ion Battery Separators

Asahi Kasei Expands Global Capacity for LIB Separators

01/14/2018 - Asahi Kasei will increase production capacity for Celgard and Hipore Li-ion battery (LIB) separator at its plants in North Carolina, the US, and Shiga, Japan, respectively. read...

Jacobs to Provide Further EPCM Services for BP's Khazzan Project in Oman

Oman: Tight Gas Project

Jacobs to Provide Further EPCM Services for BP's Khazzan Project in Oman

01/14/2018 - Jacobs Engineering has been selected by BP to provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the Phase 2 of the Khazzan Project in the Sultanate of Oman. read...

Water Treatment

Researchers Develop Low Energy Wastewater Purification System

Singapore: Water Treatment

Researchers Develop Low Energy Wastewater Purification System

12/11/2017 - Researchers at the National University of Singapore presented an innovation that could remove up to 99 % recalcitrant impurities from industrial wastewater without using chemicals or generating sludge. read...

Oil & Gas

Hydrocarbons Discovered by Exxon Mobil Onshore Papua New Guinea

Oil & Gas

Hydrocarbons Discovered by Exxon Mobil Onshore Papua New Guinea

01/16/2018 - The company is continuing its active onshore and offshore exploration programmes in an effort to provide additional resources to expand existing and planned development projects. read...