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Sibur, Gazprom Neft to Develop Polypropylene Production in Russia

Russia: Business Deal

Sibur, Gazprom Neft to Develop Polypropylene Production in Russia

19/07/2019 - Sibur and Gazprom Neft under its joint venture firm ‘Sibgazpolimer’ signed an agreement with the Titan Group to acquire 50 % stake in one of Russia's largest polypropylene facilities, Poliom. Sibur now aims to develop the facility’s polymer range whereas Gazprom Neft is expected to develop its petrochemical production. read...

Catherine Mac Gregor is President New Ventures at Technip FMC

New Appointment

Catherine Mac Gregor is President New Ventures at Technip FMC

19/07/2019 - Catherine Mac Gregor has been appointed with an aim to explore opportunities and expand Technip FMC’s portfolio through innovative models and new business lines. Previously, she has held numerous leadership positions involving global operational activities. 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

ISPE Introduces New Knowledge Tools and Educational Resources

USA: Digital Platforms

ISPE Introduces New Knowledge Tools and Educational Resources

12/07/2019 - With an aim to deliver technical as well as operational solutions and also support its members across the global pharmaceutical industry in manufacturing quality medicines for patients worldwide, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering has announced new knowledge tools and educational resources. read...

Agilent to Acquire Life Science Instrumentation Specialist Biotek

USA: Business Transaction

Agilent to Acquire Life Science Instrumentation Specialist Biotek

11/07/2019 - Agilent Technologies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-owned Biotek Instruments for $ 1.165 billion. With anticipated tax benefits for Agilent, the net purchase price is expected to be approximately $ 1.05 billion. read...

Stable Filtration Process Protects Process Liquid Against Contamination

Filtration

Stable Filtration Process Protects Process Liquid Against Contamination

11/07/2019 - If contamination of expensive process liquid causes production downtimes again and again, it is time to reconsider the filtration system. A modernisation project for a frozen sausage production shows that a stable filtration process helps to reduce downtimes and expensive product losses. read...

Powder Bulk Handling

How to Cope with Lactose Powder

Bulk Material Lines and Mixing Line

How to Cope with Lactose Powder

11/07/2019 - Expansion projects are a chance but also titanic work: For a German producer of derivatives from milk and whey Derichs cope with high requirements in terms of dust-free system, high hygiene, Atex, batch tracking and gentle powder processing. read...

Heat Transfer

Nouryon Increases Use of Sustainable Steam

The Netherlands: Supply for Salt Production

Nouryon Increases Use of Sustainable Steam

30/05/2019 - Nouryon and other firms based at Chemical Park Delfzijl in the Netherlands will save up to 100,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year through the increased use of sustainable steam. The company will use the additional supply to make its salt production at the Delfzijl site more sustainable. read...

Business & Economics

Production of Catalyst in One Single Step

Patent Pending

Production of Catalyst in One Single Step

18/07/2019 - Not much is possible without catalysts: More than 80 % of all chemically manufactured products undergo a catalytic step during their production. The active material is usually platinum or another precious metal, so production is correspondingly expensive and requires several steps. Physicists at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) have now filed a patent application for a process that produces highly active and long-term stable catalyst material in a single step. read...

Covestro and Carbon Collaborate for Developing Polyurethane Liquid Resin

3D Printing

Covestro and Carbon Collaborate for Developing Polyurethane Liquid Resin

17/07/2019 - Carbon, the Silicon Valley based tech company has developed the liquid resin which enables mass production of 3D printed parts. Covestro, the firm’s partner for this project will ensure that scale-up and high-volume production of this material is carried out smoothly. read...

Nouryon Increases Production Capacity of Dicumyl Peroxide

China: Project Expansion

Nouryon Increases Production Capacity of Dicumyl Peroxide

17/07/2019 - Nouryon has undertaken this move after completing a major expansion project at its site in China. Its plant can now produce up to 38,000 tonnes per year of Dicumyl Peroxide. The project is expected to meet the growing demand for DCP within the region as well as around the globe. read...

Water Treatment

Digital Diaphragm Dosing Pumps — Stepper Motor Makes the Difference

Dosing Technology

Digital Diaphragm Dosing Pumps — Stepper Motor Makes the Difference

11/06/2019 - Water treatment and purification is a technologically demanding process. Dosing is a core task here: Additives and auxiliary agents or highly effective chemicals need to be added both cost-effectively and safely for the environment, which means that the requirements for dosing pumps are just as high. Digitalization is the order of the day here as well. read...

Oil & Gas

PDO’s Rabab Harweel Integrated Project Commences Production

Oman: Gas Development

PDO’s Rabab Harweel Integrated Project Commences Production

19/07/2019 - Petroleum Development Oman’s mega project has begun gas production from six sour wells in Oman. Under the terms of the contract, Petrofac has provided engineering, procurement, construction management and commissioning support services worth around 1.25 billion dollars for the project. read...