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Croda to Produce Eco Surfactants at Atlas Point Facility

USA: Bio-Based Surfactants

Croda to Produce Eco Surfactants at Atlas Point Facility

10/23/2017 - The producer of high performance ingredients and technologies, Croda, celebrated the upcoming commissioning of its latest investment at its Atlas Point manufacturing site in New Castle, Delaware. The new plant is capable of producing 100 % renewable, 100 % bio-based non-ionic surfactants, which are active emulsifying agents used in a wide range of consumer products. read...

Akzo Nobel Supports Major Project of Brazilian Company Fibria

Brazil: Eucalyptus Pulp Production

Akzo Nobel Supports Major Project of Brazilian Company Fibria

10/23/2017 - Akzo Nobel's Specialty Chemicals business has completed the expansion of a Chemical Island in Brazil to support a major project of Brazilian forestry company Fibria. 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

Kal Vista Pharmaceuticals Collaborates with Merck

USA: Pharma Business Deal

Kal Vista Pharmaceuticals Collaborates with Merck

10/19/2017 - US-Company Kal Vista has entered into an agreement with Merck for KVD001, the company's advanced compound. As consideration for the agreement, Merck will pay to Kal Vista a $37 million non-refundable upfront fee. read...

Sumitomo to Offer Animal Feed Analysis in Brazil

Brazil: Methionine Production

Sumitomo to Offer Animal Feed Analysis in Brazil

10/18/2017 - Sumitomo Chemical is going to set up animal feed analysis capabilities at the Latin America Research Center in Sao Paulo, operated by its Brazilian subsidiary. The centre will provide technical support services for feed millers who purchased the company’s methionine products. read...

Facts About Lab Water

Infographics

Facts About Lab Water

10/16/2017 - Laboratories use a lot of water, however the key reagent of all experiments is more complex than many experts realize. Elga, Veolia's specialist brand for Labwater has published an infographic about the key facts of this important reagent. read...

Heat Transfer

SGL Installs Hydrogen Chloride Recycling System for China's Largest Potassium Producer

China: Energy Efficiency

SGL Installs Hydrogen Chloride Recycling System for China's Largest Potassium Producer

09/06/2017 - A recovery system for recycling and reusing hydrogen chloride (HCI) developed by SGL Group will be part of a new electrolytic smelting system of the Chinese potassium producer Qinghai Salt Lake Industry. read...

Business & Economics

Chemical Industry to Use Waste Gas from Steel Factories to Make Plastic

Germany: CO2-Reduction

Chemical Industry to Use Waste Gas from Steel Factories to Make Plastic

10/21/2017 - A new consortium of 14 partners from seven countries, led by materials manufacturer Covestro, is planning to investigate how flue gas from the steel industry can be used to produce plastics in an efficient and sustainable way. read...

Fluor Wins Contract for Petrochemical Project Expansion in the Philippines

Philippines: Ethylene Production

Fluor Wins Contract for Petrochemical Project Expansion in the Philippines

10/21/2017 - Fluor was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract for the utilities, offsites and infrastructure scope of work for JG Summit’s petrochemical complex expansion in Batangas City, Philippines. read...

Celanese Announces Global Capacity Expansions

USA: Engineered Materials

Celanese Announces Global Capacity Expansions

10/20/2017 - Celanese announced plans to expand the capacity of its global compounding assets and certain product-specific manufacturing production sites to support the growth in its engineered materials business. read...

Water Treatment

GE Launches Ultrafiltration and Reverse Osmosis System for the Beverage Industry

USA: Water Treatment

GE Launches Ultrafiltration and Reverse Osmosis System for the Beverage Industry

09/18/2017 - GE introduced a new ultrafiltration (UF) and reverse osmosis (RO) solution for water treatment in the production of beverages. According to the company, its integrated UF and RO technology is designed to process poor quality and challenging source water with optimal removal of particulates, microorganisms and total dissolved solids (TDS) while reducing the footprint and lowering costs. read...

Oil & Gas

Business in the Current Oil Market in Russia

Russia: Oil Market

Business in the Current Oil Market in Russia

10/20/2017 - Report on the current market scenario of the global oil market along with Russia’s recent business deals and projects in the oil and gas sector. read...