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01 July 2015
Industry News

Brookhaven National Laboratory finds a way to monitor atomic-scale catalytic reactions
The US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has come with a new technique to monitor atomic-scale changes during catalytic reactions in real time.

Arkema to double molecular sieve production capacity in France
Arkema's subsidiary CECA has announced plans to double production capacity for specialty molecular sieves at its facility in Honfleur, France, with an investment of around €60m.

PTT Global Chemical to expand low-density polyethylene production capacity in Thailand
PTT Global Chemical is reportedly planning to expand its low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) production capabilities, with an investment of $288.2m.

New Mountain Capital buys chemical company Zep for $692m
US-based private equity firm New Mountain Capital has concluded the acquisition of chemicals maker Zep for approximately $692m.

Press Releases

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.

Verderflex® Launches its new Vantage 5000 and Steptronic range at Achema 2015
Leading peristaltic pumps manufacturer, Verderflex, will be exhibiting at ACHEMA, Frankfurt, Germany, on 15 - 19 June 2015, in partnership with its German distributor Verder Deutschland.

Particulate Systems Acquires the Subsieve Autosizer (SAS) from HEL
Particulate Systems, a brand of Micromeritics Instrument Corporation, has completed the full acquisition of the HEL subsieve autosizer. The agreement was finalised on 18 March 2015.

A Floating LNG Power Station
Seeing a new LNG-Barge with HEROSE valves supplies AIDAsol with power after it docked at the Hamburg harbour city, the cruise ship can shut-down its diesel from 2015. This contributes to both environmental and climate protection.

Micromeritics Clients Continue to See Increasing Returns on their Analytical Instrument Investment
"As a scientific instrument manufacturer, our goal is to not just produce and supply quality analytical instruments which return tangible value to our clients. We seek to be a strategic business resource with whom our clients consult to address their most critical issues," says Jeff Sherman, VP of business development, Micromeritics Instrument Corp.

White Papers

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....

Using Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA)
The increasing number of nanomaterial-based products raises concerns about their possible impact on the environment. Suitable methods for their analysis are a particular problem in this...

Industrial Lubricants
Critical to all types of industrial processes, lubricants and oils require precise blending and gentle handling. When a major UK manufacturer of lubricants approached Verder for an answer to...

Evaluating Non-Linear Viscoelastic Effects using Normal Force Measurements on a Rotational Rheometer
When viscoelastic materials are deformed, they undergo a three-dimensional deformation, which can be described through a (3x3)...

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