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29 April 2016
Industry News

AkzoNobel and Atul to establish monochloro acetic acid JV in India
Dutch firm AkzoNobel and India-based Atul, a Lalbhai Group company, have signed an agreement to establish a manufacturing joint venture (JV) for production of monochloro acetic acid (MCA), a key raw material for crop protection and other chemicals.

Umicore to invest €160m to expand capacity of NMC cathode materials
Belgian materials technology firm Umicore is planning to expand its production capacity for nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) cathode materials in China and South Korea.

Grace agrees to buy BASF polyolefin catalysts business
US-based W.R. Grace has entered an agreement to acquire the polyolefin catalysts business of German chemical group BASF for an undisclosed amount.

Valtris completes acquisition of Akcros Chemicals
Valtris Specialty Chemicals has completed the acquisition of Akcros Holdings (Akcros), a provider of specialty chemicals used as additives in production and processing of polymers, paint, and coatings with operations in Europe and North America.

Press Releases

BioAmber Secures C$10m Loan from BDC for Sarnia Plant
BioAmber, a leader in renewable materials, today announced that its Canadian subsidiary BioAmber Sarnia, a joint venture with Mitsui & Co., has secured a C$10m loan from BDC Capital (BDCC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).

MIC Welcomes Chemours as Newest MIC Customer
MIC Customs Solutions is pleased to announce that Chemours has signed a new deal, making them the newest client in MIC's customer portfolio.

Italvacuum to Attend at POWTECH 2016
Italvacuum, international manufacturer of vacuum dryers and vacuum pumps for the chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry, is going to participate at POWTECH 2016 trade fair for processing, analysis, and handling of powder and bulk solids, which will be held in Nuremberg, Germany, from 19 to 21 April 2016.

Preview of Verderflex Vantage 5000 - The Next Generation Peristaltic Cased Pump with Intuitive Touch-Screen Technology
The new Verderflex Vantage 5000 is a highly advanced next generation peristaltic pump system with touchscreen technology and intuitive operating system.

Italvacuum to Participate at SINOPHEX 2016
Italvacuum, international manufacturer of vacuum dryers and vacuum pumps for the chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry, is going to participate at SINOPHEX 2016.

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A Basic Guide to Particle Characterisation
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Evaluating Product Spreading Characteristics on a Rotational Rheometer Using the Power Law Model
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Filtration Made Easy
Centrifugal discharge, pressure leaf CD-Filters are compact, closed, selfcleaning, multiple plate filters available with integrated heating and drying for manufacturing, pilot and...

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