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30 May 2015
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HEROSE - Cryogenic Valves

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Press Releases

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.

Meet HEROSE at the ACHEMA 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany
From 15 to 19 June, the Frankfurt exhibition grounds will once again host the ACHEMA - the world's leading exhibition for chemical technology and the processing industry.

White Papers

Aggressive Black Wash Safely Pumped by Verderair Pure
In the casting industry after the casting moulds are formed, the moulds are treated with 'black wash' to achieve a smoother surface....

What It Takes to Keep the Sky Blue
13 % of all newbuildings from 2012 to 2020 will be able to run on LNG, which is equivalent to approximately 1,300 ships in 2020. HEROSE valves set the standard for a safe trip with lowest...

Clean in Place (CIP)
Modern consumer tastes and corporate retail demands for new flavours, fashions and fads has created a demand for ever-greater quantity of product lines....

Predicting the Stability of Dispersions with a Yield Stress
Assessing the long-term stability of a dispersion or emulsion can be both a tedious and time-consuming process; however, it is essential to ensure a product meets quality...

Chemical Dosing
Chemical dosing is the delivery of a chemical substance into foul water, sewage or sludge-like fluid, usually as part of preliminary...


April’s top stories: Shintech’s $1.4bn ethylene project, crystals breakthrough
Shintech plans to build $1.4bn ethylene production plant in Louisiana, US, Lancaster University chemists achieved breakthrough to study formation of crystals, and Showa Denko finalises deal to sell phenolic resin business. Chemicals-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from April 2015.

March’s top stories: Dow Chemical’s $5bn deal, Lanxess's rubber restructuring
Dow Chemical announced plans to separate and merge chlor-alkali assets with Olin in $5bn deal, Lanxess planned restructuring its rubber production activities, and Evonik Industries was reportedly looking to bid for Clariant that would create more than €20bn worth entity. Chemicals-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from March 2015.

February’s top stories: BASF and Toda Kogyo JV, FMC sells soda ash unit
BASF and Toda Kogyo formed a cathode active materials joint venture in Japan, Egyptian and Kuwaiti companies partnered on $6.8bn of petrochemical and phosphate fertiliser projects, and FMC agreed to sell its Alkali Chemicals division to Tronox. Chemicals-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from February 2015.

January’s top stories: Shell $11bn deal with Iraq, DuPont and Chenguang form JV
Shell signs $11bn deal with Iraq Government to build a petrochemicals complex, University of Delaware researchers develop a new chemical detector device, and DuPont and Chenguang form new fluoroelastomers joint venture, Chemicals-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from January.

2014: The year's biggest Chemicals Technology stories
PTT and Saudi Aramco partnered for a $22bn refinery and petrochemical complex in Vietnam, US scientists found a new way of predicting chemical reactions through vibrations in chemical bonds, while a University of Manchester scientist created a new star-shaped molecule. Chemicals-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from 2014.


Williams Partners’ Olefins Production Plant, Louisiana
Williams Partners’ expanded olefins plant in Geismar, US, restarted production in February 2015 and is expected to reach full production by end of June.

UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery
UPM constructed a biorefinery at its Kaukas mill site in Lappeenranta, Finland, with an investment of €175m ($199m). The site is located about 220km from Helsinki in south-eastern Finland.

Far East Petrochemical Company (FEPCO) Project, Nakhodka
Far East Petrochemical Company (FEPCO), a subsidiary of Rosneft, formerly known as Vostochnaya Neftechemicheskaya Company (VNHK), is developing a new petrochemical and crude oil refining project within the Primorsk Region, near the Pervostroyiteley village of the Nakhodka City District.

Argex Titanium’s Titanium Dioxide Production Plant, Valleyfield, Quebec
Argex Titanium has proposed to construct its first commercial scale titanium dioxide (TiO2) production plant in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada.

Gothenburg Biomass Gasification Project (GoBiGas)
GoBiGas (Gothenburg Biomass Gasification Project) is a two-phased project for the production of biogas / bio-synthetic natural gas (Bio-SNG) through thermal gasification of forest residues.

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