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 Italvacuum Unveils New Planex Vacuum Drying System http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/mixers/italvacuum/pressplanex-vacuum-system.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/mixers/italvacuum/pressplanex-vacuum-system.html International vacuum manufacturer Italvacuum has designed and realised the new Planex System, which offers the highest levels of quality and productivity while minimising energy consumption. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Tronox agrees to acquire Cristal's TiO2 business for $1.67bn http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstronox-agrees-to-acquire-cristals-tio2-business-for-167bn-5746464 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstronox-agrees-to-acquire-cristals-tio2-business-for-167bn-5746464 Tronox has agreed to acquire Cristal’s titanium dioxide (TiO2) business for $1.673bn in cash and Class A ordinary shares representing 24% ownership in the acquiring company. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT HEROSE valves achieve Registro Italiano Navale certification http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/valves/herose/pressherose-rina-certification.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/valves/herose/pressherose-rina-certification.html HEROSE is pleased to announce its range of valve products are now certified by the Registro Italiano Navale (RINA). Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:00:00 GMT Webinar: Optimising the Size and Shape of Metal Powder Particles for Additive Manufacture http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/particle/malvern/pressmetal-powder-webinar.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/particle/malvern/pressmetal-powder-webinar.html The efficiency of a particular powder bed additive manufacturing process, and the overall quality of the finished components, is to a large extent dependent on the packing density and flow behaviour of the metal powders involved. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT KBR to revamp MCF’s ammonia plant in India http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskbr-to-revamp-mcfs-ammonia-plant-in-india-5744048 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskbr-to-revamp-mcfs-ammonia-plant-in-india-5744048 US-based KBR has secured a deal to modernise Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers' (MCF) ammonia plant in Panambur, Mangalore, India. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Ineos Grangemouth Petrochemical Complex http://www.chemicals-technology.com/projects/ineos-grangemouth-petrochemical-complex/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/projects/ineos-grangemouth-petrochemical-complex/ Ineos owns and operates its biggest petrochemical complex at Grangemouth, Scotland, which is located on the Firth of Forth, 40km west of Edinburgh. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Clariant and CB&I win deal for propane dehydrogenation unit in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-and-cbi-contracted-to-design-major-new-propane-dehydrogenation-unit-in-china-5741811 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-and-cbi-contracted-to-design-major-new-propane-dehydrogenation-unit-in-china-5741811 Specialty chemicals manufacturer Clariant has received a contract from Dongguan Grand Resource Science & Technology to develop a new propane dehydrogenation unit in collaboration with CB&I. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Integral Technologies and Nova Polymers form strategic alliance http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsintegral-and-nova-polymers-form-alliance-to-expand-operations-5739831 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsintegral-and-nova-polymers-form-alliance-to-expand-operations-5739831 Integral Technologies and its wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast have signed a long-term strategic alliance with Nova Polymers to expand manufacturing operations at Nova's campus located in Evansville, Indiana, US. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT MIC Customs Solutions-Trade Compliance Software for the Chemical Sector http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/construction/mic-ct/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/construction/mic-ct/ MIC offers customs and trade compliance software to facilitate importing and exporting processes for the chemicals industry.The solutions increase efficiency, transparency and compliance in a single ... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:45:00 GMT Italvacuum-Vacuum Drying Specialist for the Production of APIs, Fine Chemicals and Intermediates http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/mixers/italvacuum/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/mixers/italvacuum/ Italvacuum is one of the best-known European manufacturers of vacuum dryers and vacuum pumps for the chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:36:00 GMT Chandra Asri to supply resins to Toyota in Indonesia http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newschandra-asri-to-supply-resins-to-indonesian-branch-of-toyota-5738212 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newschandra-asri-to-supply-resins-to-indonesian-branch-of-toyota-5738212 Indonesia-based PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical is to supply polypropylene impact copolymer resins to PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing, the local unit of Japanese company Toyota (TMMIN). Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT One Rock Capital Partners affiliate sells Summit Research Labs to Elementis http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsone-rock-capital-partners-affiliate-sells-summit-research-labs-to-elementis-5737265 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsone-rock-capital-partners-affiliate-sells-summit-research-labs-to-elementis-5737265 One Rock Capital Partners has announced that one of its affiliates has signed a definitive agreement to sell SRLH Holdings (Summit) to Elementis. Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Gustav Grolman to market BASF’s amine-based curing agents in Europe http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsgustav-grolman-to-market-basfs-amine-based-curing-agents-in-europe-5734871 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsgustav-grolman-to-market-basfs-amine-based-curing-agents-in-europe-5734871 BASF has strengthened its collaboration with special chemical product marketer Gustav Grolman for promoting amine-based curing agents that are used for processing of epoxy resins. Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Solvay and United Chemical to study site for Kazakh hydrogen peroxide plant http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssolvay-and-united-chemical-to-examine-site-for-hydrogen-peroxide-production-plant-in-kazakhstan-5732532 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssolvay-and-united-chemical-to-examine-site-for-hydrogen-peroxide-production-plant-in-kazakhstan-5732532 Solvay has team-up with United Chemical (UCC) to examine construction of new hydrogen peroxide capacity in Kazakhstan, which would supply the substance to Kazakh companies and customers in other Central Asian countries. Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT January’s top stories: NOVA Chemicals' LLDPE reactor, Huntsman sells unit http://www.chemicals-technology.com/features/featurejanuarys-top-stories-nova-chemicals-new-world-scale-linear-low-density-polyethylene-gas-phase-reactor-at-its-alberta-site-and-huntsman-completed-the-sale-of-its-european-surfactants-business-5731796/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/features/featurejanuarys-top-stories-nova-chemicals-new-world-scale-linear-low-density-polyethylene-gas-phase-reactor-at-its-alberta-site-and-huntsman-completed-the-sale-of-its-european-surfactants-business-5731796/ NOVA Chemicals' linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) gas phase reactor started operations at its Joffre site in Alberta, and Huntsman Corporation completed the sale of its European surfactants business to Innospec for $225m. Chemicals-technology.c… Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Praxair begins operations at new hydrogen facility for Dow’s Freeport, US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspraxair-starts-up-new-hydrogen-facility-for-dows-freeport-operations-in-us-5731290 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspraxair-starts-up-new-hydrogen-facility-for-dows-freeport-operations-in-us-5731290 US-based industrial gas supplier Praxair has started-up its new hydrogen plant, which will recover by-product streams from Dow Chemical Company’s operations in Freeport, Texas. Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Air Products to install industrial gas liquefier at Middletown facility in US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-products-to-install-industrial-gas-liquefier-at-middletown-facility-in-us-5728941 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-products-to-install-industrial-gas-liquefier-at-middletown-facility-in-us-5728941 Industrial gases company Air Products is planning to install a new liquefier at its US air separation plant in Middletown, Ohio, to enhance production capacity of the liquid nitrogen (LIN) in order to meet growing customers' demand. Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Using Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis to Research Nanobubble Application and Characterisation http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/particle/nanoparticle-tracking-analysis/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/particle/nanoparticle-tracking-analysis/ The generation, measurement, and applied technologies of so-called nanobubbles, or ultra-fine bubbles, has evolved dramatically in recent years, and their unique properties make them attractive for a number of applications, such as facility cleaning… Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:42:00 GMT AkzoNobel and Itaconix agree to co-produce bio-based polymers http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-and-itaconix-agree-to-co-produce-bio-based-polymers-5726885 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-and-itaconix-agree-to-co-produce-bio-based-polymers-5726885 AkzoNobel has signed a cooperation agreement with speciality chemicals company Itaconix for production of polymers from renewable ingredients. Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Port Neal Nitrogen Complex Expansion, Iowa http://www.chemicals-technology.com/projects/port-neal-nitrogen-complex-expansion-iowa/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/projects/port-neal-nitrogen-complex-expansion-iowa/ New ammonia and urea units were constructed at the Port Neal Nitrogen Complex in Iowa, US, operated by CF Industries Holdings. Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT