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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
Basell Corp. (Frankfurt, Germany;, the National Gas Co. of Trinidad and Tobago (T&T), Ltd. (NGC) and the National Energy Corp. of T&T, Ltd. (NEC; both Point Lisas, Port of Spain)...
January 14, 2008
Evonik Industries (Essen, Germany; and Headwaters, Inc. (South Jordan, Utah; have substantially increased production capacity for hydrogen peroxide at the facility operated by their joint venture (JV) EvonikHeadwaters in Ulsan, Korea. The JV acquired this facility from Kemira Oyi (Helsinki, Finland) in 2006. Using proprietary technology from Evonik, it has more than...
December 21, 2007
First firing of the world’s largest and most powerful gas turbine, developed by Siemens (Erlangen, Germany;, was achieved as scheduled on December 20, 2007. This marks the beginning of a planned 18-month trial operation period at the E.ON Irsching 4 power plant near Ingolstadt, Germany. After successful completion of trial operation, Siemens will expand the plant to a...
December 20, 2007
The Linde Group (Munich, Germany; has secured a long-term contract with Ningbo Wanhua Polyurethane, which is one of the fastest growing chemical companies for the production of polyurethanes in China. Linde will supply oxygen and nitrogen to Wanhua’s world-scale plants in Ningbo...
December 18, 2007
BASF AG (Ludwigshafen, Germany; and OAO Gazprom (Moscow, Russia) today officially launched production operations at the Russian natural gas field Yuzhno Russkoye. This is the first time that a German company has been directly involved in the production of natural gas in West Siberia. The Yuzhno Russkoye field in West Siberia has recoverable reserves of more than 600-billion m3 of natural gas...
December 18, 2007
Oxea GmbH, (Oberhausen, Germany; one of the world’s leading manufacturers of oxo products and derivatives, today announced the introduction of improved manufacturing processes resulting in higher product yields. At the same time, the company is increasing its production capacity for individual products by up to 50%. As a result, Oxea will be even better equipped to meet the...
December 17, 2007
The Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S; Erlangen, Germany; has received an order from Orascom Construction Industries (OCI; Cairo, Egypt), to engineer and supply all the electrical equipment for the new cement works of the Al Safwa Cement Co., Saudi-Arabia. The project is worth around 20-million euros and is scheduled for completion in Fall 2009. OCI is a...
December 15, 2007
Süd-Chemie Zeolites GmbH, a subsidiary of Süd-Chemie AG (Munich, Germany; has begun to expand its production plant for new specialty zeolites, and also construct a new wastewater processing plant, at its Bitterfeld site in Germany. The...
December 4, 2007
Lurgi AG (Frankfurt, Germany; has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction  (EPC) contract by North West Upgrading, Calgary, Canada, for the execution of a gasifier unit for North West's Upgrader project. This major...
November 29, 2007
Yesterday, SGL Group ( — 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...
November 23, 2007
Süd-Chemie Zeolites GmbH, a subsidiary of Süd-Chemie AG (Munich, Germany; has begun to expand its production plant for new specialty zeolites, and also construct a new wastewater processing plant, at its Bitterfeld site in Germany. The investment amounts to double-digit...
November 15, 2007
In the chemical process industries (CPI), multiphase flow regimes in reactors, bubble columns, pipework and elsewhere in plants determine process efficiencies and safety. As a result, a considerable number of intrusive and non-intrusive techniques have been developed to recognize phase fractions. However, such techniques are very expensive and complex (such as tomography) or provide only localized...
November 15, 2007
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; is acquiring a 20% stake in Li-Tec Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG (Kamenz, Germany). With its participation in Li-Tec, Evonik...
November 15, 2007
A program to develop ionic liquids and formulations to improve the performance and efficiency of solar cells has been initiated by BASF AG (Ludwigshafen, Germany) and G24 Innovations, Ltd...
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...
October 1, 2007
The Chemical Business Area of Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; is the new identity of what was formerly known as Degussa...
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