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23 June 2017
Industry News

Braskem to construct polypropylene facility in Texas
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.

Kaneka to acquire resin supplier Applied Poleramic to enter aerospace business
Japanese company Kaneka’s 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.

Celanese and Blackstone to form acetate tow JV
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.

Dow and DuPont merger secures US DOJ antitrust approval
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.

Press Releases

FPS to Partner with World Mountain Running Long Distance Championships 2017
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.

Italvacuum's Unique Rotary Vacuum Drying Solution
Italvacuum specialises in the design, manufacture and supply of vacuum pump and dryer solutions for chemical applications.

BlueCielo 2016 Annual Report Shows Strong Growth, Accelerated Product Innovation
Company growth fuelled by double-digit growth of license revenues and key investments in product development, user adoption, and talent acquisition.

BM 25 and BM 25 Wireless Receive INMETRO Certification
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.

High-Pressure Pump Systems for Chemical Sites
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.

White Papers

Top Ten Factors to Consider When Purchasing a New DLS Instrument
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An Analysis of the H2S MOS Sensor Performance Myth
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Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Packaging Analyzer
ABB has developed an unrivalled FT-NIR calibration expertise and is able to offer turnkey models for crystallinity determination in PET containers....

An Overview of Optical Flame Detection
Fire detection systems work by recognising fire's various properties, for example rises in temperature, smoke emission and optical...

Best Practice Seminars
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