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03 August 2015
Industry News

Rayonier to invest $25m to realign asset base
Rayonier Advanced Materials is set to reconfigure its asset base with an investment of $25m.

FMC to set up research facility in Denmark
US chemical company FMC has announced plans to establish a regional headquarters and research facility in Hørsholm, a suburb of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Quaker Chemical buys Spain-based Verkol for $40m
Quaker Chemical has acquired Spain-based specialty grease and lubricants manufacturer Verkol for $40m.

HB Fuller breaks ground on adhesive manufacturing plant in Indonesia
HB Fuller has begun construction on a new adhesive manufacturing facility in Surabaya, Indonesia.

Press Releases

Smart Industry
Current IT mega trends, including Big Data, Industrial Internet of Things, Mobile, 3D laser printing and Cloud computing have been brought together in a Dutch initiative called Smart Industry.

Strategies for Asset Lifecycle Information Management
This drive is balanced against compliance with increasing regulation and the critical issue of mitigating risk. Some industries are building new plants and factories, while others are re-purposing existing facilities. All need to get the most out of their asset investments. An emerging information technology strategy offers a comprehensive solution: asset lifecycle information management (ALIM).

BioAmber Webcast of Fiscal First Quarter 2015 Financial Results
BioAmber will report its financial results on Thursday 7 May, after the close of the market.

CFIHOS - ISO 15926 Status and Outlook
The CFIHOS (Capital Facilities Information HandOver Specification) project is well on its way to providing a practical implementation of the ISO 15926 standard.

CFIHOS 2015: Data Integrity at Handover
In May 2015, leaders in asset information management are gathering in the Netherlands for the CFIHOS project, a new global standard for managing engineering information that offers efficiency gains through standardisation and interoperability.

White Papers

Non-Aqueous Zeta Potential Measurements of Carbon Black Powders
Carbon black nanopowders are widely used in many industrial fields, including ink, paint, and coating applications; asphalt sealants and decorative concrete colorants; textiles...

Characterizing Polymers
Polymers are ubiquitous throughout industry, in the form of naturally occurring materials, such as cellulose and starch, and synthetic commodities - polystyrene, polyethylene and nylon, for example....

Upgrading Polymer Characterization From Single to Multi-Detector GPC
Multi-detector gel-permeation chromatography (GPC) is a development over and above single detector systems, which are often called 'conventional GPC'. A single-detector system typically includes...

Dependance of Viscosity and Foam Consistency on Gas Volume Fraction
Foams are present in a large number of personal care, food and industrial products....

Nanoparticle Toxicity in Wastewater
The interest of materials and products containing nanoscale structures and engineered nanoparticles has brought up that their longer term potential toxic effects their potential environmental impact....

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