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February 26, 2008
Specialty chemicals group Lanxess AG (Leverkusen, Germany; is set to make the biggest single investment in its history in Singapore. A new chemical production site for synthetic rubber is to be built at the chemical park on Jurong Island. Lanxess has earmarked a record amount of 400-million euros for this investment. From 2011, the site in Singapore will produce up to 100,000 m.t./yr of...
February 25, 2008
A new catalysis center ( has opened today in Aachen, Germany, for which the Bayer company provides more than seven million euros of funding. “To further boost our innovative strength, we support excellent performance and talent in science,” says Peter Vanacker, member of the Executive Committee of Bayer MaterialScience and head of the Polyurethanes Business Unit, at a...
February 22, 2008
Lurgi Zimmer GmbH, a company of Lurgi GmbH  (Frankfurt, Germany;, has contracted a Polyamide 6 plant to be built for Zhejiang Huajian Nylon Co. Ltd., China. Polyamide is a widely used polymer for sophisticated technical and textile applications...
February 15, 2008
Technical innovations in light emitting diodes (LEDs) and photovoltaics have consistently reflected the similarities between the two technologies. In fact, research groups at many universities, such as  the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mich.; and the University of Southern California (USC; Los Angeles, Calif.;, are studying both simultaneously. With pressing consumer...
February 15, 2008
Royal DSM N.V. (Heerlen, Netherlands; and the French starch and starch-derivatives company Roquette (Lestrem, France; have joined forces to implement and commercialize the fermentive production of biorenewable...
February 15, 2008
A durable flowmeter for remote applications outdoors A thermal-dispersion, mass-flow sensing technology, the ST50 Flow Meter Series (photo) boasts ±1% accuracy (repeatability ±0.5%) for 2 – 24-in. line sizes and a built-in temperature compensation for reliable measurement over a 40 – 100°F temperature range. There is almost no pressure-drop, according to the firm. The ST50...
February 15, 2008
Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM; Decatur, Ill.;, Bayer CropScience AG (BCS; Leverkusen, Germany; and Daimler AG (Stuttgart, Germany) have...
February 15, 2008
PCM (Paris, France; has introduced what is claimed to be the world’s first all-metal progressing cavity pump (PCP). PCM Vulcain is capable of pumping extremely hot (350°C) and viscous fluids, making it particularly...
February 13, 2008
PetroChina Petrochemical Co. has selected Dow’s (Midland, Mich.; UNIPOL polypropylene (PP) process technology for its new 300,000-m.t./yr PP facility, and Aker Kvaerner (Oslo, Norway; will provide the extended process design package and technical advisory services.   The plant will be built in Fushun, Liaoning...
February 11, 2008
On the international chemicals markets, hazardous chemistry and custom synthesis for the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients and their precursors represent an attractive combination. Besides the additional capacities, however, customers are also calling for an increasing flexibility regarding the dimensioning of the production facilities. Demand has been identified in particular in the segment...
February 6, 2008
As of February 1, the Swiss firms Sulzer Chemtech Ltd. (Winterthur; and Kühni AG (Allschwil; will work closely together in the field of extraction. The goal of this co-operation is to develop comprehensive solutions for the complex task of packed liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) columns, from pilot tests to industrial...
February 4, 2008
The technology group The Linde Group (Munich, Germany; has signed a contract with BASF ( to construct a large hydrogen plant for their facility in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Linde will be handling the basic and detail engineering and...
January 30, 2008
Hyperion Systems Engineering Ltd., (Athens, Greece; has been awarded the supply and implementation of an Operator Training Simulator (OTS) for the methanol plant of JSC Metafrax, at Gubakha, Russia. Hyperion’s turn-key responsibilities on the project will include: • Development of first-principle dynamic process models which can describe the plant behavior with...
January 24, 2008
Vietnam National Chemical Corp. (Vinachem) has contracted Haldor Topsøe (Lyngby, Denmark; for the supply of license, engineering, proprietary equipment and catalysts for the ammonia-synthesis unit of a new coal-based urea plant. With a...øe-technology-for-large-fertilizer-plant-in-Vietnam_3639.html
January 24, 2008
BASF Plant Science (Limburgerhof, Germany; and the National Institute of Biological Sciences (NIBS; Beijing, China; today announced a cooperation and licensing agreement in biotechnology. It is the first cooperation to be made by BASF Plant Science in the People’s Republic of China and focuses on increasing yield in staple crops such as corn, soybeans and...
January 18, 2008
Süd-Chemie AG (Munich, Germany; and Alvigo AS (Tallinn, Estonia;, the major manufacturer of catalysts in the former Soviet Union...
January 16, 2008
The Linde Group (Munich, Germany; has signed a long-term supply contract for industrial gases with international steel producer Corus, part of Tata Steel. The agreement...
January 15, 2008
Less "Balling" of Dry Powder with This Mixer Outfitted with three independent agitators, the Triple Action Disperser promises a low energy and fast method for mixing high-quality dry powders into liquid dispersions. Its design allows for a controllable vortex and powder wetting, preventing the "balling" typical of powders on liquid surfaces. The disperser is available in 350 to 20,000 L...
January 15, 2008
Last month, the European Parliament (Brussels, Belgium) approved a new air-quality directive, which sets, for the first time, binding standards for fine particles. The directive on air quality is one measure outlined in the 2005 Thematic Strategy on air...
January 15, 2008
Animal and vegetable oils and fats are a key renewable feedstock for making detergents, soaps, lubricants, paints, coatings, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, as well as additives for plastics, rubber and textiles...
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