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April 8, 2008
Subject to approval of the German cartel office, KSB AG (Frankenthal Germany;, and the Japanese company Nikkiso Co., Ltd., (Tokyo), will establish a joint-venture (JV) company based in Altenstadt near Frankfurt on 1 July 2008. The partners will each hold a 50% interest in the new company and have agreed to divide the management duties between them. The Nikkiso-KSB GmbH JV will focus on the...
April 2, 2008
Specialty chemicals group Lanxess AG (Leverkusen, Germany; has successfully completed the acquisition of an approximate 70 % holding in Petroflex S.A., Latin America’s biggest rubber producer. Lanxess is paying some 200-million euros for the package of shares. The transaction took legal and economic effect on April 1, 2008. Petroflex S.A. will be included in Lanxess’s...
March 31, 2008
Genencor International, Inc., a part of Danisco US Inc., has completed a commercial license agreement for the use of the Red/ET recombination technology from Gene Bridges GmbH (Heidelberg, Germany; Under the terms of the agreement, Gene Bridges has licensed...
March 28, 2008
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; and the Russian JSC Sibur Holding (Moscow) have agreed to start an exclusive feasibility study regarding the possible construction of a facility to produce propylene oxide (PO), together with hydrogen peroxide, for use in the Russian Federation. The study is to be completed in the coming months and will...
March 25, 2008
Linde Nippon Sanso (LNS), a company of The Linde Group (Munich, Germany;, has signed an exclusive contract with Malibu GmbH & Co. KG (Bielefeld, Germany), to supply all of the gases needed to make photovoltaic modules. The long-term contract comprises over-the-fence supply of nitrogen...
March 20, 2008
Elcogas S.A., a company owned by the Spanish energy group ENDESA, together with other European utilities (EDF, Iberdrola, EDP, ENEL) will celebrate 10 years’ operation of its integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) power plant in March 2008. The plant in Puertollano, Spain, is regarded as the world’s biggest IGCC power plant with a net output of 300 MWe. It is based on Uhde GmbH’s...
March 19, 2008
BASF AG (Ludwigshafen, Germany; and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec; Beijing, China; have submitted the technical and commercial feasibility study for the approval of the planned $900-million expansion of their joint chemical Verbund site in Nanjing to the Chinese government. The site is operated by the joint venture BASF-YPC Co...
March 15, 2008
An automated and precise powder dispenser Intended for distributing resins from reservoirs into reactors, reaction blocks, and microplates, The REDI automated powder-dispensing platform (photo) is available in several configurations. These include: the REDI super, which distributes powder samples from 100 mg to 100 g with ±2% accuracy; the REDI plus, a powder pipette suited for distributing a solid...
March 15, 2008
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE; Freiburg, Germany; have developed a solar-cell prototype that is semi-transparent, color-tunable and (thus far) resistant to weather degradation. A "classical Grätzel cell" according to Andreas Gombert head of Fraunhofer’s Materials Research and Applied Optics department, the prototype is...
March 15, 2008
Henkel KGaA (Düsseldorf, Germany; has developed a new generation of plasticizer-free dispersion adhesives called Adhesin A 78 — a copolymer system whose formulation...
March 5, 2008
Arkema (Colombes, France;, the world’s third leading hydrogen peroxide producer, announces plans to double production capacity at its Leuna, Germany, site to 80,000 m.t./yr by mid-2010. With this capacity increase, representing a € 40-million investment, Arkema reaffirms its ambition to bolster its position among the world’s leading hydrogen peroxide producers with...
February 29, 2008
Uhde GmbH (Dortmund, Germany; won two major contracts from the Bulgarian company LUKOIL Neftochim Bourgas AD, part of the Russian petroleum group LUKOIL, to engineer and supply clean-fuels plants for diesel and gasoline desulphurization for its refinery located in Burgas on the Black Sea. The refining plants for the production of low-sulphur fuels have respective capacities of 1.6-million...
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
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
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 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 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...
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