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March 28, 2011
This firm has developed and demonstrated a two-step process — using its kneader technology — for the direct devolatilization of temperature-sensitive elastomer-cement...
March 28, 2011
Dolomite Centre Mitos Sensor units (photo) are designed to measure flow and pressure in microfluidic systems. Capable of displaying results in realtime, the sensors have low internal volumes, and...
March 28, 2011
Supercritical Fluid Technologies The HPR Series reactors (photo) are designed for researchers interested in performing pressurized chemical reactions for synthesis or process...
March 28, 2011
    Syrris   Launched last November at the First RSC/SCI Symposium on continuous processing and flow chemistry, the Asia range of flow chemistry systems...
March 28, 2011
    Uniqsis   Auto-LF is an automated loop-filling module that allows flow chemists to perform multiple experiments with multiple reagents automatically. Used with for this firm’s...
March 28, 2011
The RC1e Process Safety Workstation is a semi-automated system that, in combination with iC Safety software, can be used to investigate thermal and hazardous risk of a wide range of chemical processes. Enhanced...
March 28, 2011
The D7000 Donor catalyst is designed specifically to optimize high-melt impact copolymer polypropylene resins, such as the plastic used in automotive interior and food...
March 28, 2011
In many cases, pharmaceutical companies distribute the various production steps for their products between several facilities in one or more countries. In order to save costs, the substances are transported between these locations in a highly concentrated form. Safe transport can...
March 28, 2011
The Pipetman Neo Multi 8- and 12- channel pipettes have recent design changes, including a reengineered spring that reduces pipetting forces. The unique design of the tip-holder, with successive sealing rings...
March 28, 2011
This firm’s control software BioSCADA versatilely and flexibly implements visualization, control and automation of biotechnology processes. BioSCADA is not...
March 28, 2011
Microdyn Technologies The Flow-Cel cassette (photo) has a membrane of 10 m2 and is designed to filter protein-containing liquids with high solids content. The cassette has the ability to be cleaned by...
March 1, 2011
M Technique Co. (M Tech; Osaka, Japan; has commercialized the Ulrea SS-300, a scaled up version of the Ulrea SS-11 — a forced thin-film microreactor. With a production capacity nearly ten times higher than its predecessor, the Ulrea SS-300 is suitable for mass production of organic, inorganic and biochemicals as well as for producing micro- and nanoparticles and crystals. The...
March 1, 2011
In spring of this year, Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM; Decatur, Ill.; plans full operation of a chemical plant based on soybean and canola oils as renewable feedstock. Products of the plant will include refined glycerin, propylene glycol and ethylene glycol. Crude vegetable-derived oils are obtained through a process in which soybeans and canola seeds are crushed, dehulled and conditioned, and...
March 1, 2011
The production of biotechnology-based chemicals, while still a niche operation in terms of global chemical production, is demonstrating double-digit growth, says a recent SRI Consulting report*. Enabled by rapid advances in industrial biotechnology and significant increases in the price of crude oil over recent years, the number of biotechnology-based chemicals within the sights of commercial producers is...
January 1, 2011
The range of synthetic biology tools available for manipulating microbial metabolic pathways has expanded significantly in the past decade, opening new routes to chemical products. But the development challenges associated with strain development, as well as scaling up effective fermentation processes remain. Companies manufacturing biofuels, bio-based chemical intermediates, natural products and...
November 1, 2010
One of the biggest factors hindering widespread adoption of polymer exchange membrane fuel-cells (PEMFCs) is the high price of the platinum metal needed to catalyze the reduction-oxidation chemistry in the fuel cell. In a step toward reducing platinum content, a Florida State University (FSU; Tallahassee, Fla.; researcher has demonstrated...
November 1, 2010
Much attention over the past two years has been focused on alternative energy and green chemistry. So it is particularly appropriate that Chemical Engineering’s (CE) 2010 Personal Achievement Award recognizes two individuals with expertise in those fields. Last month, at an award ceremony held at the ChemInnovations Conference and Exhibition in Houston, Tom McGowan, a longtime consultant in biomass...
July 1, 2010
With bio-based chemical production growing, and several newer companies ready to enter commercial production, indications are that biologically derived chemicals will be an increasing force in the petrochemicals market. But bio-based chemical producers must confront the bottom-line requirements of product performance and cost, rather than riding their products’ environmental benefits. Susan Sun...
June 11, 2010
Carbon Sciences Inc. (Santa Barbara, Calif.; has filed a patent application surrounding its process for converting carbon dioxide and methane into...
May 3, 2010
DSM Biologics, a business unit of DSM Pharmaceutical Products (Parsippany, N.J.; has signed a preliminary agreement to enter a partnership with the Australian Governments (Queensland State Government and the Commonwealth of...
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