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December 14, 2007
HPD (Plainfield, Ill.; www.veoliawater.com HPD — a Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies company — has been awarded the supply of crystallization and evaporation equipment to TETRA Technologies, Inc. for their new facility located near El Dorado, Arkansas. The new plant will process brine solution from production wells to produce high-quality calcium chloride in both a liquid and a dry...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/HPD-to-supply-technologies-for-brine-production-facility_3543.html
December 13, 2007
The Dow Chemical Co. (Dow; Midland, Mich., USA; www.dow.com) and Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC; and Kuwait City, Kuwait; www.pic.com.kw), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corp. (KPC; www.kpc.com.kw), today announced plans to form a 50/50 joint venture that will be a global petrochemicals company. The joint venture (JV), to be headquartered in the United States, will manufacture and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/Dow-Chemical-and-Petrochemical-Industries-Company-of-Kuwait-announce-JV_3541.html
December 11, 2007
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.; www.uop,com), a Honeywell company, announced today that it will partner with the University of Southern California's (USC) Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute to develop and commercialize new technology to transform carbon dioxide into clean-burning alternative fuels. USC developed fundamental chemistry to transform CO2 to methanol or dimethyl ether, two potentially...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/Producing-cleaner-burning-fuels-from-CO2-_3539.html
December 5, 2007
Newfoundland & Labrador Refining Corp. (NLRC) has selected UOP LLC (Des Plains, Ill.; www.uop.com) a Honeywell company, to supply technology, basic engineering services and equipment for a new fuel refinery to be built in the Placentia Bay area of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Basic engineering design is currently under way by UOP, and start-up of the complex is scheduled for 2011. The facility is...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/UOP-to-supply-technology-for-first-North-American-refinery-since-1984-_3533.html
November 30, 2007
Yesterday, Lonza AG (Basel, Switzerland; www.lonza.com) formally launched its newly acquired plant in Shawinigan, Canada. The facility is dedicated to the production of Pro-KTM — a new addition to Lonza's nutrition portfolio. The plant recently passed its ISO-9001-2000 and FAMI-QS...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/Lonza-inaugurates-Shawinigan-Facility_3528.html
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
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 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/us/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/us/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/us/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/us/Focus-On-Pipes-and-Fittings_3522.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
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 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
October 1, 2007
Plant Watch Liheng adds largest continuous polymerization capacity for PA6 to China September 25, 2007 — Liheng (Changle) Polyamide Technology Co. has contracted Lurgi Zimmer GmbH to build a polyamide-6 (PA6) plant in the province of Fujian. The plant will have a capacity of 200 tons/d of textile-grade chips, and will go onstream in 2009. SolVin to expand latex production in France September 24...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/October-Plant-Watch-and-Mergers_3401.html
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