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 BASF to boost polyvinylpyrrolidone production http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-to-boost-polyvinylpyrrolidone-production-4495858 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-to-boost-polyvinylpyrrolidone-production-4495858 German chemical company BASF is planning to invest around €56m to expand its polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) production over the next four years. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Solvay to build hydrogen peroxide grade production plant in Netherlands http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssolvay-build-hydrogen-peroxide-grade-production-plant-netherlands-4495765 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssolvay-build-hydrogen-peroxide-grade-production-plant-netherlands-4495765 Solvay is planning to expand hydrogen peroxide grade production capabilities in the Netherlands with a new manufacturing and filling facility. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Hardide Coatings to open new manufacturing plant in Virginia, US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newshardide-coatings-open-new-manufacturing-plant-virginia-us-4495859 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newshardide-coatings-open-new-manufacturing-plant-virginia-us-4495859 Hardide Coatings is set to open a manufacturing plant in Virginia, US, with an investment of around $7m. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT CAMO Software to Showcase Latest Products at IFPAC in US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/controls/camo-software-data-analysis/presscamo-software-to-showcase-latest-products-at-ifpac-in-us.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/controls/camo-software-data-analysis/presscamo-software-to-showcase-latest-products-at-ifpac-in-us.html CAMO Software will showcase its latest products and services from 25-28 January at booth #709 at the IFPAC annual meeting in Arlington, VA, US. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:27:00 GMT Ube Industries to begin construction of new R&D centre in Osaka http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsube-industries-to-begin-construction-of-new-rd-centre-in-osaka-4494590 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsube-industries-to-begin-construction-of-new-rd-centre-in-osaka-4494590 Japanese chemical company Ube Industries will begin construction of a new research and development (R&D) facility within the Sakai Factory in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Matheson Tri-Gas to build air separation unit in Louisiana, US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmatheson-tri-gas-to-build-air-separation-unit-in-louisiana-us-4494841 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmatheson-tri-gas-to-build-air-separation-unit-in-louisiana-us-4494841 Matheson Tri-Gas has announced it will expand its industrial gases facility with a new air separation unit (ASU) in Lake Charles, Louisiana, US, to serve Sasol's ethane cracker. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT BASF to increase butanediol production at Geismar complex in US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-to-increase-butanediol-production-at-geismar-complex-in-us-4494751 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-to-increase-butanediol-production-at-geismar-complex-in-us-4494751 BASF is planning to increase 1,4-butanediol (BDO) chemical intermediate production at its Geismar manufacturing facility in Louisiana, US. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Russian Oil and Gas Industry’s Best Centrifugal Pump Manufacturer for 2014 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/pumps/hermetic-pumps/pressrussian-oil-and-gas.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/pumps/hermetic-pumps/pressrussian-oil-and-gas.html Russian refineries have honoured HERMETIC once more with an award for their standard of quality, safety, reliability and onsite customer support. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:38:00 GMT Research-Grade Surface Characterisation Results with Micromeritics’ Versatile ASAP 2020 Plus http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/particle/micromeritics-instrument-corporation-materials/pressasap-2020-plus.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/particle/micromeritics-instrument-corporation-materials/pressasap-2020-plus.html Micromeritics' ASAP 2020 Plus integrates a variety of automated gas sorption techniques into a single, research-grade, table-top instrument. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:28:00 GMT Linde starts upgrade work on air separation units in US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslinde-starts-upgrade-work-on-air-separation-units-in-us-4493800 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslinde-starts-upgrade-work-on-air-separation-units-in-us-4493800 Linde North America has commenced upgrade work on two of its air separation units (ASU) in the US, following long-term contract renewals with two major tonnage customers. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Stepan sells specialty polyurethane business to J6 Polymers http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsstepan-sells-specialty-polyurethane-business-to-j6-polymers-4493456 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsstepan-sells-specialty-polyurethane-business-to-j6-polymers-4493456 US-based Stepan has completed the sale of its specialty polyurethane systems business to J6 Polymers. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Blast kills one and injures 11 at chemical factory in Gujarat, India http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsblast-kills-one-and-injures-11-at-chemical-factory-in-gujarat-india-4493692 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsblast-kills-one-and-injures-11-at-chemical-factory-in-gujarat-india-4493692 One person died and 11 others were injured following an explosion caused by a short-circuit at Survival Technologies' chemical factory in Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Asahi Kasei Chemicals to build diphenyl carbonate production plant in Japan http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsasahi-kasei-chemicals-to-build-diphenyl-carbonate-production-plant-in-japan-4492463 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsasahi-kasei-chemicals-to-build-diphenyl-carbonate-production-plant-in-japan-4492463 Japan-based Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC) is planning to build a new validation plant at the Mizushima manufacturing complex at Kurashiki, for its newly developed diphenyl carbonate (DPC) production process. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT European chemicals output up 0.7% for first ten months of 2014, says Cefic http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newseuropean-chemicals-output-up-07-for-first-ten-months-of-2014-says-cefic-4492514 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newseuropean-chemicals-output-up-07-for-first-ten-months-of-2014-says-cefic-4492514 Chemicals output in Europe increased 0.7% for the first ten months of 2014, compared with the same period a year ago, according to the latest report from the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic). Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Anellotech, IFPEN and Axens to develop bio-aromatics production technology http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsanellotech-ifpen-and-axens-to-develop-bio-aromatics-production-technology-4492285 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsanellotech-ifpen-and-axens-to-develop-bio-aromatics-production-technology-4492285 Anellotech, IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) and Axens have partnered to develop a new technology for low-cost production of aromatics from renewable non-food biomass. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT ABB Analytical-High-Performance FT-IR and FT-NIR Analysers http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/controls/abb-analytical/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/controls/abb-analytical/ For more than 40 years, ABB's portfolio of high-performance laboratory, at-line and process FT-IR/FT-NIR analyzers have addressed a wide variety of applications. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:11:00 GMT HERMETIC-Reliable Pumps for Difficult Applications http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/pumps/hermetic-pumps/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/pumps/hermetic-pumps/ HERMETIC-Pumpen GmbH has been dedicated to the invention, design and production of hermetically sealed centrifugal pumps for more than 50 years. Our pumps are designed for difficult pumping applicati... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:09:00 GMT LIGHTNIN-SPX Top Entry, Side Entry and Static Mixers http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/mixers/lightnin-mixers/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/mixers/lightnin-mixers/ Mixing is fundamental to almost all chemical processing. SPX is a major supplier of process equipment for the chemical industry. Mixing can be divided into five areas: liquid-solid dispersion, gas-li... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:08:00 GMT Bran+Luebbe-High-Performance Metering and Process Pumps, Process Systems and Analyzing Equipment http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/pumps/branluebbe/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/pumps/branluebbe/ Bran+Luebbe has been a worldwide leader in metering, analyzing and processing liquids for more than 75 years. The name Bran+Luebbe stands for high quality and precision, as one of the world's most re... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:05:00 GMT Ube Industries raises stake in lithium-ion battery maker Advanced Electrolyte Technologies http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsube-industries-raises-stake-in-lithium-ion-battery-maker-advanced-electrolyte-technologies-4491308 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsube-industries-raises-stake-in-lithium-ion-battery-maker-advanced-electrolyte-technologies-4491308 Japanese chemical firm Ube Industries has increased its stake in Advanced Electrolyte Technologies to 70%. 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