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September 30, 2013
Malvern Instruments Ltd (Malvern, U.K.; www.malvern.com), a leading global provider of instrumentation and expertise for materials and biophysical characterization, has acquired nanoparticle characterization company NanoSight Ltd. (Amesbury, UK; www.nanosight.com). The acquisition was completed on Friday 27 September 2013. NanoSight has developed and commercialized a unique and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Malvern-Instruments-acquires-NanoSight_11079.html
September 30, 2013
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com) plans to build South-East Asia's largest sodium bicarbonate plant. Located in Thailand and with a total capacity of 100,000 ton/yr, this new facility will help meet the growing demand for high quality products from the region's dynamic healthcare and food markets. Solvay will...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Solvay-to-build-large-bicarbonate-plant-in-Thailand_11080.html
September 30, 2013
Shell Cansolv (Montreal, Canada; www.cansolv.com) and Technip (Paris, France; www.technip.com) have signed an agreement to leverage their respective expertise in marketing an end-to-end solution for Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS)...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Shell-Cansolv-and-Technip-to-strengthen-CO2-capture-technology_11081.html
September 30, 2013
Biesterfeld France Produits Spéciaux EURL (Rueil-Malmaison near Paris, France), the French subsidiary of Biesterfeld Spezialchemie GmbH (Hamburg, Germany; www.biesterfeld-spezialchemie.com), has acquired the French company SMPC Production located in St. Ouen l‘Aumone with...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Biesterfeld-France-Produits-Speciaux-EURL-aquires-SMPC-Production_11082.html
September 29, 2013
Economic reports from this week showed mostly positive developments, but concerns remain over a potential debt-ceiling crisis and high oil prices, according to the most recent Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com).   Data on new home sales suggest that the recovery in the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/economic_indicators.html/Economic-data-suggest-improvement-in-U-S-but-concerns-remain-ACC-says_11077.html
September 24, 2013
The U.S. economy continues to improve, with forecasts now suggesting economic expansion into 2015, according to the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com) monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), released today. The CAB is a leading economic indicator, shown to lead U.S. business cycles by an average of eight months at cycle peaks, and four months at cycle...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/economic_indicators.html/Chemical-Activity-Barometer-suggests-expansion-into-2015-ACC-say_11073.html
September 20, 2013
The Global Chemical Production Regional Index (Global CPRI) slipped 0.1% in August, the first decline since a soft patch last November, according to the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com). The U.S. CPRI also edged down, by 0.3% in August, and chemical production was lower in all seven geographic regions for the second consecutive month, the ACC said in its latest...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/economic_indicators.html/Global-and-U-S-chemical-production-both-slip-in-August-ACC-says_11022.html
September 20, 2013
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com)says that its U.S. affiliate, BASF Corp., has entered into an agreement to commence a cash tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of the biotechnology company Verenium Corp. (San Diego, Calif.) for $4.00 per share. Based on all outstanding shares and including all net financial liabilities, the enterprise value would be approximately $62...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/BASF-announces-cash-offer-to-acquire-Verenium_11018.html
September 20, 2013
SNC-Lavalin Inc. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada; www.snclavalin.com) says that Phase II of the Emirates Aluminum Smelter Complex (EMAL II) project in Abu Dhabi has achieved first hot metal nearly three months ahead of schedule. SNC-Lavalin has been contracted to provide engineering, procurement...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/SNC-Lavalin-achieves-first-hot-metal-on-EMAK-II-project_11023.html
September 18, 2013
Wendelsheim (Germany), September 18, 2013 – Ehrfeld Mikrotechnik BTS GmbH (EMB; Wendelsheim; www.ehrfeld.com), a subsidiary of Bayer Technology Services GmbH (Leverkusen, both Germany; www.bayertechnology.com), has acquired a worldwide license from Alfa Laval AB (Lund, Sweden; www.alfalaval.com) to market and manufacture ART reactor technology. With these millistructured plate reactors, which are...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Ehrfeld-Mikrotechnik-BTS-and-Alfa-Laval-cooperate-in-millireactor-technology_11012.html
September 18, 2013
Fauske & Associates, LLC (FAI; Burr Ridge, Ill.; www.fauske.com), a leader in nuclear, industrial and chemical process safety, becomes one of the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art combustible dust hazards testing laboratories and education centers in the world. With regard to industrial and chemical process safety, FAI is at the forefront for dust explosivity/combustibility testing offering a...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Fauske-and-Associates-opens-combustible-dust-hazards-testing-lab_11013.html
September 16, 2013
Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.fluor.com) was awarded an engineering and design services contract by South Louisiana Methanol L.P. for a potential 5,000 metric tons-per-day methanol project in St. James...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Fluor-awarded-gas-to-methanol-contract-by-South-Louisiana-Methanol_11002.html
September 16, 2013
After seven years of research, BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) unveiled its new high- performance insulating material at its Lemförde location to selected guests from the media and trade press. The product premiere of Slentite also coincided with the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a pilot plant on the works site which will supply sample quantities of the new insulating...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/BASF-unveils-its-new-high-performance-insulating-material_11003.html
September 13, 2013
Lanxess AG (Cologne, Germany; www.lanxess.com) is expanding its portfolio of phosphorus-based chemicals by taking over the business operations belonging to the French subsidiary of the insolvent Dutch company thermPhos International B.V. The transaction closes with immediate effect. Lanxess is...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Lanxess-expands-phosphorus-chemicals-portfolio_10999.html
September 12, 2013
Endress+Hauser (Switzerland; www.endress.com) is set to serve its customers in North and South Americawith more US-made products. The Swiss specialist for measurement engineering and process automation has invested over $40 million in expanding its plants for flow, level and pressure measurement engineering in Greenwood, Indiana. Producing, assembling and calibrating at sites all over the world is one of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Endress+Hauser-expands-U-S-production_10997.html
September 12, 2013
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) has selected Black & Veatch (B&V; Overland Park, Kan.; www.bv.com) and Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc. (Ostara; Vancouver, B.C., Canada; www.ostara.com) to design and build a new nutrient recovery system at its Stickney Water Reclamation Plant in Cicero, IL. The facility will improve water quality in local rivers...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/B-and-V-and-Ostara-to-build-nutrient-recovery-system-for-worlds-largest-water-reclamation-plant_10998.html
September 10, 2013
Bigger is better. That simple statement summarizes one of the fundamental principles of chemical engineering. It is a statement that we frequently want to ignore, but if capital efficiency is the main concern, it is always true. All engineers need an occasional reminder of this truism and can be aided by a tactile exercise that shows the inescapability of the bigger-is-better mentality. Origami, the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/cost_engineering/Why-Big-Always-Wins-Examining-Economies-of-Scale_10988.html
September 10, 2013
K-Tron (Pitman, N.J.; www.ktron.com) , a global leader in feeding, dosing and pneumatic-conveying equipment and systems, will operate under the brand name Coperion K-Tron. Coperion (Stuttgart, Germany; www.coperion.com) was acquired by U.S.-based Hillenbrand, Inc. (www.Hillenbrand.com) in December 2012. K-Tron has been a part...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/K-Tron-to-operate-under-the-Coperion-K-Tron-brand_10981.html
September 10, 2013
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) now produces its new cost-efficient binders (CEBs) based on styrene-acrylics and styrene butadiene at its site in Hamina, Finland. Since 2012, the successful product line has already been supplied primarily to customers in Central Europe from the site in Ludwigshafen. Now, customers in the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/BASF-to-produce-paper-coating-binders-at-its-Hamina-site_10982.html
September 10, 2013
Praxair India Private Limited, a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; www.praxair.com) has signed two long-term contracts with JSW Steel, to operate small on-site nitrogen plants in support of the company’s expansion efforts in the cities of Kalameshwar and Tarapur, located in the state of Maharashtra. The nitrogen will be used in the manufacturing processes for both cold rolled and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Praxair-India-expands-growth-with-small-on-site-plants_10984.html
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