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Toyo Engineering awarded contracts from BASF and Tosoh

Tech Project Service Co., Ltd. (TPS, President Takashi Kohara), a domestic subsidiary of Toyo Engineering Corp., has received an order for a construction project for separation and purification agent manufacturing facilities planned by Tosoh Corp. (Tokyo). Separation and purification agents…

BASF and Molear partner to enhance copper mining technologies

BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany) and Moleaer Inc., a global leader in nanobubble technology, have announced an exclusive partnership. This partnership will combine expertise in mineral processing, hydrometallurgy, gas transfer, and nanobubble technology to develop innovative processes for mining. The initial…

CCFs for Specific valve-disc combinations

Note: This table is supplementary information to accompany the article Combining the use of Rupture Discs with Relief Valves Table 3         Rupture-disc model Valve model Min. Size (IN) Min. Burst Pressure in Min. Size (PSIG) Certified…

Removing the Blind Spots in OT/ICS Endpoint Inventory

Operational Technology/Industrial Control System (OT/ICS) Inventory encompasses endpoints, or components of an endpoint, that have a model number, serial number, or version number. This includes hardware, firmware and software running in the OT/ICS environment. The systems to be included in…

Vynova launches energy-efficiency projects at French manufacturing site

Vynova PPC (Tessenderlo, Belgium), a European producer of potassium and bromine derivatives, has launched an energy efficiency project at its site in Thann, France. Thanks to the investment, the company will be able to reduce its annual primary energy consumption…

Sulzer providing technology and equipment for naphthalene expansion in Indonesia

Sulzer Chemtech Ltd. (Winterthur, Switzerland)  is providing process engineering and key equipment for the expansion of PT. Dongsuh Indonesia (DSI) naphthalene downstream sector. The delivery of an advanced separation unit to DSI’s plant in Serang, Indonesia, will enable the production…

Solvay and Orbia forming PVDF joint venture in North America

Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium) and Orbia (Mexico City, Mexico) announced their entry into a joint venture framework agreement to create a partnership for the production of suspension-grade polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), creating the largest capacity in North America.  The total investment…

LyondellBasell’s polyproyplene technology selected for new plant in Vietnam

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) announced that its leading polypropylene (PP) technology has been selected by Stavian Quang Yen Petrochemical, Ltd. (Stavian) for a new world-scale production facility. The facility will include a 600,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr)…

Phillips 66 adds fractionation capacity at Sweeny refinery

As part of its third-quarter financial results update, Phillips 66 Inc. (Houston) announced that is has completed an expansion of its Sweeny, Tex. petroleum refininey. The company added fractionation capacity (Sweeny Frac 4), adding 150,000 barrels/day (bbl/d) of capacity. Frac…

Momentive Technologies completes acquisition of CoorsTek’s crucibles business

Momentive Technologies (Strongsville, Ohio) announced it has completed the acquisition of CoorsTek’s (Lakewood, Colo.) crucibles business. This acquisition enables Momentive Technologies to provide semiconductor wafer and fabrication customers with a full range of crucible sizes to meet their advanced materials…