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Bilfinger to Provide Mechanical Construction and Digital Solutions for Ineos

Belgium: Multi-Million-Dollar Order

Bilfinger to Provide Mechanical Construction and Digital Solutions for Ineos

25/05/2019 - Bilfinger and Ineos are expanding their cooperation. Alongside industrial services in Germany, the Mannheim-based company will in future also be providing services to the chemicals company in Belgium. read...

Mc Dermott Wins Technology Contract from MOL Petrochemicals

Hungary: Petrochemicals

Mc Dermott Wins Technology Contract from MOL Petrochemicals

24/05/2019 - The contract involves basic engineering, technology license, catalyst and Front End Engineering Design for an Olefins Conversion Technology unit at MOL's petrochemicals complex in Tiszaújvaros, Hungary. On completion, the facility is expected to have a production capacity of 100,000 MTA of polymer grade propylene. read...

PCIC Europe

Air Liquide Invests in Start-Ups

France: Digitalisation

Air Liquide Invests in Start-Ups

05/07/2017 - 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

24/08/2016 - 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

Wuxi STA and Dizal Pharmaceutical Collaborate for CMC Development

China: Pharma Partnership

Wuxi STA and Dizal Pharmaceutical Collaborate for CMC Development

22/05/2019 - Under the agreement, Wuxi STA will become the preferred CDMO partner of Dizal Pharmaceutical for the production of GMP. With this, Wuxi STA will provide integrated CMC process research and manufacturing services from API to drug product. read...

The Top 10 Largest Pharmaceutical Mergers in History

Update: Pharmaceutical Mergers and Acquisitions

The Top 10 Largest Pharmaceutical Mergers in History

17/05/2019 - The pharmaceutical industry is under pressure. The sales and profits of the pharmaceutical giants have been declining for years. As a way out of this misery, takeovers and mergers seem to be a tried and tested means. PharmaTEC and PROCESS summarise the largest deals in the history of the industry for you. read...

New Columns, Screening Service for Enantioseparation of Chiral Substances

Chiral Stationary Phases

New Columns, Screening Service for Enantioseparation of Chiral Substances

15/05/2019 - Knauer introduces three new chiral stationary phases (CSPs) that are typically applied in production or quality control of pharmaceuticals with chiral active ingredients. To select the optimal chiral column the Berlin based lab instruments manufacturer also offers a screening service. read...

Powder Bulk Handling

Application of NIR spectroscopy for in-depth comprehension of blending units

Blending Technology

Application of NIR spectroscopy for in-depth comprehension of blending units

10/05/2019 - Blending is an important process step in the manufacture of pills and other oral solid dosages. The latest FDA Guidelines focus particularly on a continuous verification of this process step. Learn more about monitoring the blend by means of NIR spectroscopy. read...

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

13/11/2018 - 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

Photopolymer Materials from BASF to Advance Paxis' 3D Printing Technology

Additive Manufacturing

Photopolymer Materials from BASF to Advance Paxis' 3D Printing Technology

23/05/2019 - BASF 3D Printing Solutions is to provide innovative additive manufacturing materials to Paxis LLC for their new WAV technology. This is currently in development and is designed to meet the needs of additive manufacturing users. read...

European Chemical Industry Focuses on Implementing ‘Reach’

Market Trend

European Chemical Industry Focuses on Implementing ‘Reach’

23/05/2019 - Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (Reach) is the largest environmental regulation formulated by the European Union. With the assistance of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Reach aims at improving the quality of data present in numerous Reach dossiers. read...

Emerson to Enhance Cybersecurity and Modernize Automation Software at BASF's Lampertheim Facility

Germany: Multi-Million-Dollar Contract

Emerson to Enhance Cybersecurity and Modernize Automation Software at BASF's Lampertheim Facility

22/05/2019 - As part of its five-year investment to boost capacity and operational excellence within its global plastics additives business, BASF has awarded Emerson a multi-million-dollar contract to modernize automation software and controllers at its specialty chemical production facility in Lampertheim, Germany. These enhancements are to help the world’s largest chemical manufacturer increase production flexibility and enhance operations. read...

Water Treatment

Grundfos Awarded Global Company of the Year

Water and Wastewater Pumps

Grundfos Awarded Global Company of the Year

29/03/2019 - Grundfos’ sustainable, digital water and wastewater solutions have earned acclaim from consultancy company Frost & Sullivan at their annual awards show. read...

Oil & Gas

Shell Commences Production at Appomattox Platform

USA: Oil Production

Shell Commences Production at Appomattox Platform

24/05/2019 - The Appomattox platform is Shell’s maiden commercial discovery in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico Norphlet formation and is expected to produce 175,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. read...