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BP and Lotte to Expand Production Capacity of Joint Venture Plant

South Korea: Petrochemicals

BP and Lotte to Expand Production Capacity of Joint Venture Plant

01/17/2019 - On expansion, the JV facility is anticipated to add acetic acid with a capacity of 100,000 tonnes per year by May 2019. Together the companies also aim to double the current 200,000 tpa vinyl acetate monomer capacity with the addition of a second Vam plant towards the end of 2020. read...

Perspectives for the Plant Construction Kit: Modular Engineering between Skids and Package Units

Modular Engineering, Skids and Package Units

Perspectives for the Plant Construction Kit: Modular Engineering between Skids and Package Units

01/17/2019 - Skids, package units and flexible modules: The trends and facts in modular plant engineering – Flexible like a construction kit and powerful like a made-to-measure system: Modularisation has the potential to herald in a new era of plant construction. However, on the way there, there are not only technical hurdles to overcome — definitions are also being fought over. An status-report between PED, process skids and MTP. 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

Quick and Efficient Blister Packaging Line

Pharma Equipment

Quick and Efficient Blister Packaging Line

01/16/2019 - The Marchesini Group will take part in the 55th edition of the China International Pharmaceutical Machinery Exposition (CIPM) that is scheduled to be held from April 20–22, 2018. The company will be showcasing its ultra-technological blister line that includes the Integra 520 V and the new fast bundler FA 04. read...

Optimising Production of Therapeutic Antibodies

Bioreactor System

Optimising Production of Therapeutic Antibodies

01/16/2019 - Sartorius Stedim Biotech has recently launched the ambr 250 high throughput (ht) perfusion, a new automated parallel bioreactor system. It has been specially designed for rapid cell culture perfusion process development to optimize production of therapeutic antibodies, states the company. read...

Dryers for Manufacturing High Valuable Products

Mixing and Granulation

Dryers for Manufacturing High Valuable Products

01/16/2019 - Hygienic drying in a vacuum requires a lot of attributes. The innovative spherical dryer design provides the highest performance according to process control and the latest GMP standards. De Dietrich Process Systems is currently delivering several units in that field. read...

Powder Bulk Handling

Heat Transfer

Ultralight and Extra Cold: Choosing the Right Compressor for Cryogenic Helium

Compressors for Cryogenic Gases

Ultralight and Extra Cold: Choosing the Right Compressor for Cryogenic Helium

11/13/2018 - Cryogenic temperatures are extremely demanding for the used equipment — A noble gas as a refrigerant for cryogenic temperatures: Although helium is only be found in very specific applications, light gas is in great demand as a refrigerant in research. However, the low density of the medium does not bode well for the process equipment used. Especially safe sealing becomes a challenge — also and especially for the required compressors. read...

Business & Economics

Development of Production Processes for Complex Molecules

Branding

Development of Production Processes for Complex Molecules

01/16/2019 - The Cabb Group will now be offering the development of chemical production processes for the agrochemicals and specialty chemicals sectors as a separate service under the brand Chem Creations. read...

PGGM, Shell Collaborate to Explore Potential Acquistion of Energy Provider Eneco

The Netherlands: Energy

PGGM, Shell Collaborate to Explore Potential Acquistion of Energy Provider Eneco

01/16/2019 - Both the companies are impressed with Eneco’s efforts towards the Dutch energy system via investments in sustainability and renewable energy. Togther, they aim at acquiring the firm post the decision of the shareholders. read...

Petronas Starts Trial Runs at

Malaysia: Petrochemicals Complex

Petronas Starts Trial Runs at "Rapid" Refinery Project in Malaysia

01/15/2019 - Reuters reports that the Malaysian state oil company Petronas started trial runs at the crude distillation unit (CDU) for a joint-venture refinery with Saudi Aramco in Malaysia, quoting two sources with knowledge of the matter. read...

Water Treatment

Choosing the Best Filtration Solution for your Process Cooling Application

Filtration Technology

Choosing the Best Filtration Solution for your Process Cooling Application

12/03/2018 - Operators of process engineering plants fear little more than production downtime. Even for process cooling applications it is essential to find the right filtration solution. Here you can read what you have to take into account. read...

Oil & Gas

Grace Licenses PP Process Technology to Hanwha Total Petrochemical in South Korea

South Korea: Polypropylene Production

Grace Licenses PP Process Technology to Hanwha Total Petrochemical in South Korea

01/14/2019 - The supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene (PP) process technology Grace, has contracted to license its Unipol PP Process Technology to Hanwha Total Petrochemical for a new PP production facility in Daesan, South Korea. With a capacity of 400 kilotons per year, the PP line is expected to begin operations in 2021. read...