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November 29, 2007
Yesterday, SGL Group (www.sglcarbon.com) — The Carbon Company — signed definitive agreements to acquire Aldila Inc.’s interest in Carbon Fiber Technology LLC (CFT; Evanston, Wyoming), a joint venture (JV) between SGL and Aldila. Since 1999, SGL Group and Aldila — the world’s leading producer of composite golf shafts — each held a 50% in the JV. The purchase price was...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/SGL-Group-strengthens-carbon-fiber-activities-in-the-U-S-_3526.html
November 28, 2007
PetroChina Sichuan Petrochemical Co., Ltd.  (PetroChina) has chosen LP Oxo SM SELECTORSM 10 Technology for its new facility in  Chengdu, capital city of Southwest China’s Sichuan Province.  LP  Oxo Technology is cooperatively offered by Dow Technology Licensing, a business unit of  The Dow Chemical Co. (www.dow.com) and its consolidated affiliates and Davy Process Technology...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/LP-OxoSM-Technology-Licensed-to-PetroChina-Sichuan-Petrochemical-Co-_3525.html
November 15, 2007
A plasma-based waste-treatment process will be installed in Dow Corning Corp.’s silicon-products-manufacturing plant in Midland, Mich., where it will recycle chemical wastes, help lower the site’s consumption of natural gas by 400-billion Btu/yr and help reduce the plant’s total emissions by 75%. The installation will mark the first use of the technology in a chemical process plant, says...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/Plasma-gasification-process-will-recycle-chlorine-wastes-and-produce-syngas_3505.html
November 15, 2007
American Electric Power (AEP, Columbus, Ohio; edlinks.che.com/6901-541) has agreed to cut its emissions of air pollutants by 813,000 ton/yr at an estimated cost of more than $4.6 billion in a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, Washington D.C.) and the U.S. Department of Justice. The...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/EPA-settlement_3509.html
November 15, 2007
Global revenues for suppliers of air-pollution-control systems, services, consumables and components will reach...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/Air-pollution-control_3510.html
November 15, 2007
Make a leak-free seal, even for irregular flanges The proprietary Multi-Swell gasket material (photo) is said to be the world’s first self-loading, general-service gasket. The material creates its own load when it comes into contact with oil or water, which virtually eliminates the most common cause of gasket failure — insufficient load. The material performs equally well in water or oil, does...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/Focus-On-Pipes-and-Fittings_3522.html
November 15, 2007
Last month at Weftec.07, the Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference in San Diego, Nihon Genryo Co., Ltd. (Kanagawa, Japan; edlinks.che.com/6901-534) launched for the first time to the North American market its Saito Tank, a granular water filtration system that never requires filter media replacement. Since...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/Japanese-water-treatment-filter-enters-U-S-market-boasting-no-need-to-replace-granular-filter-media-ever_3502.html
November 15, 2007
Last month at the BioProcess International Conference (Boston, Mass.; October 1–3), Novasep Process (Boothwyn, Pa.; edlinks.che.com/6901-533) launched a new technology for downstream processing of biologicals. BioSC (Biopharmaceutical Sequential Chromatography) uses a process known as sequential multi-column continuous chromatography (SMCC), which improves throughput and stationary phase productivity...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/Slash-downstream-processing-costs-for-producing-biologicals-with-this-new-chromatography-technology_3503.html
November 12, 2007
The Dow Chemical Co. (www.dow.com) announced today its intent to stop producing and marketing hydroxyalkyl acrylates (HAA) by the end of 2007. The HAA product line includes hydroxyethyl acrylate (HEA) and hydroxypropyl acrylate (HPA). These products are sold largely to major coatings formulators for use in automotive topcoat applications. “Dow’s...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/Dow-to-exit-hydroxyalkyl-acrylates-market_3481.html
November 8, 2007
At a press briefing held via Web conference today, the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. (SPI) presented the results for two of the society's major reports: "Global Business Trends" and "Size and Impact of the Plastics Industry on the U.S. Economy." Despite overall downward trends in the manufacturing sector, SPI's senior director of international trade, Neil Pratt...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/SPI-U-S-Plastics-Industry-"Faring-Significantly-Better"-Than-Other-Manufacturing-Sectors_3470.html
November 7, 2007
Total chemical-deal value for the first three quarters of 2007 exceeded total deal value for all of 2006 ($88 billion versus $51 billion, respectively), says a recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers entitled Chemical Compounds. The quarterly report on the state of transactions in the global chemicals industry cites that deal volume has been consistently high through the first three quarters of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/New-study-Volume-of-2007-chemical-business-deals-likely-to-surpass-2006-levels_3465.html
November 7, 2007
Late last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released Appendix A of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), a critical element of its chemical security efforts. The appendix contains a list of chemicals that, if possessed by a facility in a specified quantity, trigger a requirement to complete and submit an easy-to-use, online consequence assessment tool called a Top-Screen...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/U-S-DHS-Publishes-Chemicals-of-Interest-List-for-Anti-Terrorism-Standards_3463.html
November 1, 2007
BASF Catalysts (Iselin, N.J.; www.basf.catalysts.com) is expanding production at its facility in Tarragona, Spain, which manufactures catalysts used to make polypropylene. Once complete by September 2008, the project will increase capacity...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/BASF-Catalysts-expands-plant-for-polypropylene-catalysts_3448.html
October 31, 2007
“This is the first time since the early 1970s there have been four strong years in a row; every piston of the economic engine was running,” says Dr. Thomas K. Swift, chief economist for the American Chemistry Council “We have just come off of four years (2003–2006) of very strong global economic growth,” says Dr. Thomas K. Swift, chief economist and managing director...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/The-economic-outlook-2008-and-beyond_3439.html
October 29, 2007
Put an end to gasket failure from insufficient load This company is displaying a new family of gaskets, as well as its Multi-Swell gasket technology, which is said to be the first self-loading general service gasket on the market. The Multi-Swell virtually eliminates gasket failure caused by insufficient load, by creating its own load when in contact with oil or water. These gaskets cut easily and conform...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/What-to-See-at-the-Chem-Show -part-2- _3433.html
October 29, 2007
A leading supplier of static sealing products The Flexitallic Group is an international market leader in the manufacture and supply of high-quality, high-value industrial static sealing products. Based on sales and geographic reach, the company says it is the only true global supplier of industrial gaskets. Flexitallic developed the spiral-wound gasket in 1912, and today continues to innovate through...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/What-to-See-at-the-Chem-Show-part-3_3434.html
October 25, 2007
Like today’s chemical process industries (CPI) themselves, the representation of exhibitors at this year’s Chem Show has taken a more global spin. According to Clay Stevens, President of show organizer IEC, 56 international exhibitors from 16 countries are on hand this week, with the strongest representations coming from Canada, Taiwan and China. Meanwhile, other exhibitors come from locations...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/Participation-Takes-a-Global-Turn-at-the-2007-Chem-Show_3418.html
October 24, 2007
Chemical Engineering announced today the release of its new beta website.  The completely retooled site and online information service will provide up-to-the-minute news and in-depth technical expertise from Chemical Engineering’s global team of chemical engineers, CPI professionals and journalists.  “The new che.com site simply capitalizes on Web-based technology to improve how...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/Chemical-Processing-Industry-Information-Now-More-Accessible_3400.html
October 1, 2007
Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, Calif.) names William Molnar vice president and general manager of the Stratagene Division. Jo Lennartz is promoted to director of technology by Akzo Nobel (Arnhem, the Netherlands). Banro (Toronto, Canada) appoints Mike Prinsloo chief executive...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/October-Whos-Who_3406.html
October 1, 2007
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (Washington, D.C.) has launched a new Internet resource to help smaller...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/Food-processing-aid_3374.html
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