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Saudi Aramco and Kotra Enter into MOU to Enhance Partnership

Saudi Arabia: Business Collaboration

Saudi Aramco and Kotra Enter into MOU to Enhance Partnership

07/19/2018 - Under the agreement and in line with the Saudi Vision 2030, both the parties will work together in the areas of trade, investment, and human resource development for mutual growth. read...

Kurary, GC, and Sumitomo Establish JV for Advanced Materials Production

Thailand: Production of PA9T and HSBC

Kurary, GC, and Sumitomo Establish JV for Advanced Materials Production

07/18/2018 - Kuraray, PTT Global Chemical, and Sumitomo, on July 11, 2018, held an opening ceremony for a joint venture company, Kuraray GC Advanced Materials in Thailand. 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

A new Dimension of Drying, Completely Without Friction

Dryers

A new Dimension of Drying, Completely Without Friction

07/06/2018 - Developing Planex System Italvacuum has invented a zero friction planetary movement eccentric agitator, which defines drying new — Designed to dry wet feed from filtration and centrifuging processes the vacuum dryer is ideal for the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients, fine chemicals and intermediates. read...

Syngenta Appointed New Independent Director

Switzerland: Management

Syngenta Appointed New Independent Director

07/01/2018 - At Syngenta's General Shareholders’ Meeting, Dr. Eveline Saupper, member of the Board of Directors since 2013, stepped down as an Independent Director. Dr. Sophie Kornowski was newly elected to the Board as an Independent Director. read...

Process Skid For GMP-Compliant Manufacture of Nanoparticles

GMP-compliant manufacture of nanoparticles

Process Skid For GMP-Compliant Manufacture of Nanoparticles

06/29/2018 - A microjet reactor transforms pharmaceuticals into nanoparticles that are easily absorbed by the body. Now the patentee has scaled the process from the laboratory process to a GMP plant. The pharmaceutical company got support from a competent plant manufacturer. read...

Heat Transfer

How to Minimize Fatigue Problems: A Fitness Scheme for Heat Exchangers

Fatigue in Heat Exchangers

How to Minimize Fatigue Problems: A Fitness Scheme for Heat Exchangers

06/25/2018 - Plate-and-shell heat exchangers have become very popular thanks to their high thermal efficiency, compact size and ability to withstand high pressures. But they are also sensitive to metal fatigue. To avoid costly equipment failures and ensure long service life, design, construction and welding must be taken into account. read...

Business & Economics

Covestro Expands Global Film Production at Four Locations

Germany: $ 116 Million Investments

Covestro Expands Global Film Production at Four Locations

07/18/2018 - Covestro announced plans to significantly expand its global film production. In particular, capacity expansions are planned at Map Ta Phut, Thailand, Guangzhou, China, South Deerfield, USA, and Dormagen, Germany. read...

Praxair and Marathon Sign Contract for Hydrogen Supply to Galveston Bay Refinery

USA: Hydrogen Supply

Praxair and Marathon Sign Contract for Hydrogen Supply to Galveston Bay Refinery

07/18/2018 - Praxair announced that it has renewed and expanded a long-term contract to supply hydrogen to Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City, Texas. read...

Total Partners with Tata to Create Digital Innovation Center in India

France/India: Digitalization Strategy

Total Partners with Tata to Create Digital Innovation Center in India

07/17/2018 - Total and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have signed a partnership agreement to create a digital innovation center in India. Based in Pune in the State of Maharashtra, the center is intended to explore disruptive technologies and solutions. read...

Water Treatment

Tapping the Potential of Wastewater in Saudi Arabia

Water Treatment

Tapping the Potential of Wastewater in Saudi Arabia

07/05/2018 - Factors such as increasing worldwide population growth and increased levels of global warming mean that the world's freshwater resources are increasingly strained and drained. Researchers at Kaust, Saudi Arabia, are trying to harness the potential of wastewater in order to address global water scarcity. read...

Oil & Gas

Technip FMC to Supply Subsea Services for Petrobras

Brazil: Offshore Technology

Technip FMC to Supply Subsea Services for Petrobras

07/17/2018 - Technip FMC has been awarded by Petrobras a 3-year master services agreement in Brazil, with a 2-year renewal option. This contract for subsea services covers components for both the subsea equipment and flexible pipelines. read...