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June 1, 2006
  A stronger, more stable exhaust duct is offered U-Lok 440 (photo) is an ultra-flexible, silicone fiberglass exhaust-extraction duct that can be used for air or fume extraction. The tubing’s patented Mechanical Lock Construction provides “superior” tear and tensile strength, which eliminates wire movements found in traditional single-ply duct, says the firm. The U-Lok 440 is rated...
June 1, 2006
At last month’s Achema conference (Frankfurt; May 15–19), Norbert Ullrich, chief engineer at Uhde GmbH (Dortmund, Germany; announced a first customer for and presented details about a new hydrogen-peroxide-based propylene oxide (HPPO) process, developed by Degussa AG (Düsseldorf, Germany; and Uhde (CE, February 2001, p. 17). The process...
June 1, 2006
Bayer MaterialScience AG (BMS; Leverkusen, Germany; has developed a new process for producing toluene diisocyanate (TDI), a precursor for making flexible polyurethane foam. Without...
June 1, 2006
Last month, Clyvia Technology GmbH (Wegberg, Germany;, a fully owned subsidiary of Clyvia Inc. (Las Vegas, Nev.), was granted a German...
April 1, 2006
Last month, the Commission on Air Pollution Prevention of the VDI and DIN Standards Committee (Düsseldorf, Germany; published a new guideline (VDI...
April 1, 2006
By combining a high-resolution scanning electron microscope and an ion-beam microscope into a single device, researchers at the Max Plank Institute for Iron Research (Düsseldorf, Germany; are able to “see” the inner structure of nanomaterials, biological matter, and high-performance steels in three dimensions.The technique is faster than x-ray (or electron- or...
April 1, 2006
    It’s not a question of whether the world supply of fossil is going to run out; its just a question of when, says professor Colin Webb, head of the chemical engineering department at the University of Manchester (England), who was addressing several hundred delegates at a Thursday-afternoon colloquium on biorefineries last month at Dechema e.V (Frankfurt, Germany). That’s why most...
March 1, 2006
Phosgene is widely used for making fine chemicals, pharmaceutical intermediates, and polymers such as isocyanates, polyurethanes and polycarbonates. But phosgene is highly toxic, and although gas detectors are required to monitor for dangerous leaks, they cannot determine if workers have been exposed to low (below-threshold) concentrations over long periods of time, says...
March 1, 2006
BASF AG (Ludwigshafen, Germany; has developed a new process for producing chiral intermediates for pharmaceutical products. Without disclosing any details, BASF says the process is based on...
March 1, 2006
Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (Erlangen, Germany; has built, commissioned and deployed the largest mobile water filtration system in the industry. The Horizontal...
March 1, 2006
Axxom Software AG (Munich, Germany; has introduced a new technological approach that, for the first time, allows an end-to-end supply chain optimization of very large, multi-stage networks. Based on the so-called cost-scaling algorithms (CS-A), production companies can now plan very complex...
February 1, 2006
Lanxess Deutschland GmbH (Leverkusen, Germany; has commissioned a parallel reactor for the screening of catalysts use in hazardous reactions, such as phosgenation and chlorination, which are commonly used to make...
February 1, 2006
After more than ten years of planning, WMPI Pty, LLC (Gilberton, Pa.; is in the final licensing negotiations with contractors for constructing the first major coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant in the U.S. The plant, to be located near Gilberton, will process (reclaim) 1.4 million tons/d of waste coal (anthracite culm, containing 40wt.% ash), which has accumulated after centuries of coal...
February 1, 2006
Last month, TÜV Anlagantechnik GmbH, Automation, Software and Information Technology (Cologne, Germany) granted protocol-type approval for the Fieldbus Foundation (FF; Austin, Tex.; safety-instrumented-systems (SIS) specifications. The specifications are in compliance with International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61508 standard requirements up to, and including, safety...
January 1, 2006
BASF AG (Ludwigshafen, Germany; has developed a biodegradable plastic that contains 45% polylactic acid, a biodegradable polymer made from corn (CE, November 2003...
January 1, 2006
Lurgi AG (Frankfurt, Germany; is building the world’s largest biodiesel plant for Neckermann-Renewables GmbH (Würzburg, Germany). When the E64-million facility starts up in December at Piesteritz, Germany, it will produce more than...
January 1, 2006
Last month, “Series C” funding in the plastic-electronics development company, Plastic Logic Ltd. (Cambridge, U.K.;, reached $24 million, with the addition of investments from four new companies, including BASF Venture Capital GmbH (Ludwigshafen, Germany; Other companies that have previously invested in the firm include Dow Chemical (Midland...
January 1, 2006
Last month, BASF AG (Ludwigshafen, Germany; started up its first plant for producing cyclohexane. The $12-million investment, located on the Friesenheimer Island, produces 130,000 m.t./yr...
January 1, 2006
The EDDL (electronic-device-description language) Cooperation Team (ECT; Karlsruhe, Germany; has released Phase 1 EDDL enhancement specifications. The enhancements on the existing EDDL include new capabilities, such as graphs, charts and images, the possibilities for archive data, and an EDD guideline for...
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