Chemicals Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the www.chemicals-technology.com web site http://www.chemicals-technology.com/ en-us http://www.chemicals-technology.com/ Chemicals Technology-Updates http://www.chemicals-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Braskem to construct polypropylene facility in Texas http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbraskem-to-construct-polypropylene-facility-in-texas-5852066 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbraskem-to-construct-polypropylene-facility-in-texas-5852066 Thermoplastic resins producer Braskem has revealed plans to construct a new polypropylene (PP) production facility in the US city of La Porte, Texas, with an investment of $675m. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Kaneka to acquire resin supplier Applied Poleramic to enter aerospace business http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskaneka-to-acquire-resin-supplier-applied-poleramic-to-enter-into-aerospace-business-5849348 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskaneka-to-acquire-resin-supplier-applied-poleramic-to-enter-into-aerospace-business-5849348 Japanese company Kaneka‚Äôs wholly owned subsidiary Kaneka Americas Holding (KAH) has entered a stock purchase agreement to acquire Applied Poleramic, a formulated advanced resin supplier in the aerospace area. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT FPS to Partner with World Mountain Running Long Distance Championships 2017 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/particle/fps-food-and-pharma-systems/presspartner-mountain-running-championships.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/particle/fps-food-and-pharma-systems/presspartner-mountain-running-championships.html FPS is pleased to announce its official partnership with the 2017 World Mountain Running Long Distance Championships, which is set to take place in Premana, Italy, on 6th August. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:54:00 GMT Celanese and Blackstone to form acetate tow JV http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscelanese-blackstone-to-form-new-acetate-tow-jv-5846673 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscelanese-blackstone-to-form-new-acetate-tow-jv-5846673 Specialty materials company Celanese has signed a definitive agreement with investment firm Blackstone to form a joint venture (JV) to create a global acetate tow supplier. Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Top Ten Factors to Consider When Purchasing a New DLS Instrument http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/particle/purchasing-dls-instrument/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/particle/purchasing-dls-instrument/ When investing in a new dynamic light scattering (DLS) instrument, its physical components and technical specifications are obviously important factors to take into account. Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Dow and DuPont merger secures US DOJ antitrust approval http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsdow-and-dupont-merger-secures-us-doj-antitrust-approval-5845557 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsdow-and-dupont-merger-secures-us-doj-antitrust-approval-5845557 Chemical companies DuPont and the Dow Chemical Company have reached a proposed agreement with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division that will enable the firms to advance the proposed merger of equals. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Italvacuum's Unique Rotary Vacuum Drying Solution http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/mixers/italvacuum/pressvacuum-drying-solution.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/mixers/italvacuum/pressvacuum-drying-solution.html Italvacuum specialises in the design, manufacture and supply of vacuum pump and dryer solutions for chemical applications. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:35:00 GMT An Analysis of the H2S MOS Sensor Performance Myth http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/safety/h2s-mos-sensor-myth/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/safety/h2s-mos-sensor-myth/ H2S MOS sensors have gained a reputation for being susceptible to sensitivity loss, sometimes at alarmingly rapid rates. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:08:00 GMT Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Packaging Analyzer http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/controls/abb-pet-ct/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/controls/abb-pet-ct/ ABB has developed an unrivalled FT-NIR calibration expertise and is able to offer turnkey models for crystallinity determination in PET containers. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:58:00 GMT An Overview of Optical Flame Detection http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/safety/optical-flame-detection/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/safety/optical-flame-detection/ Fire detection systems work by recognising fire's various properties, for example rises in temperature, smoke emission and optical radiation. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:25:00 GMT Sumitomo and BASF to develop new fungicide http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssumitomo-and-basf-to-develop-and-commercialise-new-fungicide-5842809 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssumitomo-and-basf-to-develop-and-commercialise-new-fungicide-5842809 Japanese company Sumitomo Chemical and German firm BASF have entered a collaboration agreement to enhance and commercialise a new fungicide. Tue, 13 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT BlueCielo 2016 Annual Report Shows Strong Growth, Accelerated Product Innovation http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/construction/bluecielo-ecm-solutions-asset-management-software/press2016-annual-report-ct.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/construction/bluecielo-ecm-solutions-asset-management-software/press2016-annual-report-ct.html <noindex>Company growth fuelled by double-digit growth of license revenues and key investments in product development, user adoption, and talent acquisition.</noindex> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:54:00 GMT Best Practice Seminars http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/construction/best-practice-seminars-2017/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/construction/best-practice-seminars-2017/ IDCON has helped virtually every type of manufacturing and processing industry organization maximize profits by improving reliability and maintenance practices. Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:43:00 GMT BM 25 and BM 25 Wireless Receive INMETRO Certification http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/safety/tyco-gas-and-flame-detection/pressbm25-inmetro-certification.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/safety/tyco-gas-and-flame-detection/pressbm25-inmetro-certification.html Tyco Gas and Flame Detection has announced its BM25 and BM 25 Wireless area gas monitor devices have been approved according to INMETRO n°179-2010 standards, and have also received n°15.0200 X accreditation. Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:12:00 GMT High-Pressure Pump Systems for Chemical Sites http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/pumps/verderflex-pumps/presshigh-pressure-pumps.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/pumps/verderflex-pumps/presshigh-pressure-pumps.html Verderflex has announced its latest Dura range of high-pressure, low-volume pump products, marking the first major advancement in hose pump technology since the invention of the high-pressure hose. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:12:00 GMT Celanese's Ibn Sina Polyacetal JV facility in Saudi Arabia begins testing http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscelaneses-ibn-sina-polyacetal-jv-facility-in-saudi-arabia-enters-testing-phase-5840138 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscelaneses-ibn-sina-polyacetal-jv-facility-in-saudi-arabia-enters-testing-phase-5840138 US-based technology and specialty materials company Celanese's Ibn Sina joint venture (JV) facility in the Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia, has entered the testing phase.  Sun, 11 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Analysing Polymer Degradation using GPC / SEC Methodology http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/particle/analysing-polymer-degradation-using-gpc-sec-methodology/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/particle/analysing-polymer-degradation-using-gpc-sec-methodology/ The effects of processing a polymer has on its molecular weight, molecular weight distribution, and solution viscosity are important for chemical industry manufacturers to understand if they are to fully optimise their operations. Sun, 11 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Sasol begins construction of new alkoxylation plant in Nanjing, China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssasol-begins-construction-of-new-alkoxylation-plant-in-nanjing-china-5838737 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssasol-begins-construction-of-new-alkoxylation-plant-in-nanjing-china-5838737 South Africa-based chemicals and energy company Sasol has started construction of its new alkoxylation plant in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. Thu, 08 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Blanketing and Vapor Recovery Tanks Solution http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/controls/emerson-ct/5463995326001.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/controls/emerson-ct/5463995326001.html A brief video outlining Emerson's blanketing and vapor recovery solution. Thu, 08 Jun 2017 08:44:00 GMT Tank Overfill Protection Solution http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/controls/emerson-ct/5463995315001.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/controls/emerson-ct/5463995315001.html A brief video outlining Emerson's tank overfill protection system. Thu, 08 Jun 2017 08:37:00 GMT