German China India

NEWS

Almirall and Evotec Collaborate for Dermatological Diseases

Spain: Research Cooperation

Almirall and Evotec Collaborate for Dermatological Diseases

09/17/2018 - Under the agreement, both the firms will carry out research work to develop first-in-class therapies to treat dermatological diseases. read...

Markus Regner is New Managing Director of Romaco Pharmatechnik

Germany: Appointment

Markus Regner is New Managing Director of Romaco Pharmatechnik

09/17/2018 - Markus Regner will be in charge of running the Karlsruhe-based facility along with CFO and COO of Romaco Holding, Carsten Strenger. 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

Chemicals, Hot off the Printer: Additive Manufacturing in Chemicals and Pharma

3D-Printing and Additive Manufacturing

Chemicals, Hot off the Printer: Additive Manufacturing in Chemicals and Pharma

09/17/2018 - What has advent of additive manufacturing in store for the process industry? – The 3D-printer becomes a gamechanger: While some companies set themselves apart by using customized materials or dream of the pill out of the printer, others fear the impending marginalization of the chemical industry. Gold rush or hangover? An industry is looking for answers between polymer filaments, prototypes and printed pills. read...

Topsoe, IFU, and DAF Collaborate with Indian Consortium to Jointly Invest in Fertilizer Plant

India: Urea Plant

Topsoe, IFU, and DAF Collaborate with Indian Consortium to Jointly Invest in Fertilizer Plant

09/14/2018 - The new plant is being developed in line with the Government of India’s plan to ensure self-sufficiency of urea fertilizers in the domestic market. The plant is scheduled to begin operations in the second quarter of 2019. read...

Bayer Appoints Stefan Oelrich to Join Board of Management and Lead Pharmaceuticals Division

Germany: Management Structure

Bayer Appoints Stefan Oelrich to Join Board of Management and Lead Pharmaceuticals Division

09/14/2018 - Stefan Oelrich will succeed Dieter Weinand as head of the Pharmaceuticals Division w.e.f. November 1, 2018. The Supervisory Board has also extended the contracts of Board of Management members Liam Condon, Head of Crop Science Division and Dr. Hartmut Klusik, Labor Director. read...

Heat Transfer

Climate-Friendly Propane Heat Pumps

Germany: Heat Pumps

Climate-Friendly Propane Heat Pumps

09/04/2018 - Fraunhofer researchers have now contributed to the development of a heat pump that uses propane instead of harmful fluorinated greenhouse gases. The pump is both more climate-friendly and more efficient, the scientists claim. read...

Business & Economics

BASF Plastic Additives Middle East Announces Michael Wille as New Managing Director

Bahrain: Management Structure

BASF Plastic Additives Middle East Announces Michael Wille as New Managing Director

09/17/2018 - With his appointment, the company plans to further support the fast-growing polymer industry in the Middle East. The firm also intends to promote the local production of customer-specific antioxidant blends in the country. read...

Evonik to Expand Capacities for Hydrophobic Fumed Silica

Germany: Speciality Silica

Evonik to Expand Capacities for Hydrophobic Fumed Silica

09/16/2018 - Evonik Industries is expanding its capacities for refinement fumed silica in Rheinfelden (Germany). The Group will invest an amount in the low double-digit million dollar range to expand its Rheinfelden facility, which further processes hydrophilic silica to a hydrophobic variety. read...

Fluor to Deploy IBM Watson to Monitor Megaprojects

USA: Predictive Analytics

Fluor to Deploy IBM Watson to Monitor Megaprojects

09/16/2018 - Fluor and IBM announced the use of artificial intelligence-based systems to predict, monitor and measure the status of engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction (EPC) megaprojects from inception to completion. read...

Water Treatment

Lyonell Basell and Covestro Start Circular Steam Project at Maasvlakte Plant

The Netherlands: CO2-Reduction

Lyonell Basell and Covestro Start Circular Steam Project at Maasvlakte Plant

09/04/2018 - Lyondell Basell and its joint venture partner Covestro, started operation of a large investment project at their site in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The Circular Steam Project incorporates an innovative technology into the existing production plant to convert its water-based waste into energy. read...

Oil & Gas

Qatargas Signs 22 Year Agreement with Petro China to Supply 3.4 Million Tonnes of LNG Annually

Qatar: Sale and Purchase Contract

Qatargas Signs 22 Year Agreement with Petro China to Supply 3.4 Million Tonnes of LNG Annually

09/12/2018 - Under the sale and purchase agreement, Qatargas will supply LNG from the Qatargas 2 project to different receiving terminals across China. The Qatargas 2 project is a JV between Qatar Petroleum, Exxon Mobil and Total. read...