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26 July 2016
Latest Companies

Barriquand Technologies Thermiques - PLATULAR® - All-Welded Plate Heat Exchangers

GKN Sinter Metals - Sintered Metal Filters and Components

Malvern Instruments - Analytical Solutions for Manufacturing Productivity

HEROSE - Cryogenic Valves

Paul - Wire Cloth and Filter Products

Press Releases

Eurotainer Introduces 37,000l Capacity Liquid Type, Swap Body Tank Containers to their Fleet
Eurotainer recently took delivery of new 37,000l capacity tank containers in China.

ABB Announces the Release of LLT100
ABB has released laser level transmitter LLT100 for use process automation and inventory management.

Micromeritics Announces Instrument Grant to the University of the Basque Country
Micromeritics' instrument grant committee has recently selected its latest grant recipient. An AutoChem II 2920 has been awarded to the structured catalyst and reactors for energy and environmental applications group of the department of applied chemistry (UPV/EHU).

Micromeritics Extends the Application Utility of their 3Flex Surface Characterization Family of Product with the Addition of the New TCD option
Micromeritics Instrument Corp. announced today the addition of an optional TCD (thermal conductivity detector) to their 3Flex Surface Characterisation family of products.

Process Equipment Manufacturer Celebrates Groundbreaking on Facility Expansion
Witte Co. starts construction to accommodate dryer, classifier demand.

White Papers

Overcoming and Quantifying ‘Wall Slip’ in Measurements Made on a Rotational Rheometer
When making shear rheological measurements on structured liquids, in particular suspensions, emulsions or foams there is a high probability that the measurement may be affected by a...

Platular® Technology
Custom-designed and built, Platular® wide-gap all-welded heat exchangers are the most versatile units on the market....

Replacing Viscometers with Rheometers
Rheometer design and functionality has advanced considerably over the course of the last decade and today's instruments offer an extremely broad range of test capabilities, wrapped in software...

Barriquand Technologies Thermiques
Barriquand Technologies Thermiques provides optimised thermal solutions and supplies the best heat exchanger technology to cope with your specific...

Material Characterization Analytical Solutions
Micromeritics offers a large selection of gas sorption analyzers that fulfill demanding requirements for determining surface area and...


June's top stories: Shell to build in Pennsylvania, Albemarle-BASF $3.2bn deal
Shell Chemical Appalachia revealed plans to build a new petrochemical complex near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US, while Albemarle signed an agreement to sell its Chemetall surface treatment business to BASF for $3.2bn. Chemicals-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from June.

May's top stories: Bostik expands Seremban capacities, Air Liquide's buys Airgas
Bostik expanded production capacities of its cementitious product at its Seremban plant, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) granted clearance for the acquisition of Airgas by Air Liquide. Chemicals-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from May.

April's top stories: LABIX’s Alkylbenzene output, Yara boosts fertiliser capacity
LABIX started linear Alkylbenzene production in Thailand, and Yara International is planning to invest $275m to expand its Rio Grande fertiliser plant. Chemicals-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from April 2016.

March's top stories: BASF starts construction of HR-PIB plant, Kemira’s production line
BASF and Petronas Chemicals Group started constructing a highly reactive polyisobutene (HR-PIB) production plant in Kuantan, Malaysia, and Kemira unveiled plans to build a new sodium chlorate production line and cell-room at its facility at Joutseno. Chemicals-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from March 2016.

February’s top stories: Topsoe Iran methanol project, Anellotech catalytic process patent
Mosaic to cut down phosphate production, Asahi Kasei launches Mexican subsidiary, Perstorp to invest in India's pentaerythritol plant. Chemicals Technology wraps up the key headlines from February 2016.


Sadara Chemicals Complex, Al Sharqiya
Sadara Chemical Company is developing one of the world's largest chemicals complexes in Jubail Industrial City in Al Sharqiya, Saudi Arabia.

LAAC Ethane Cracker, Lake Charles, Louisiana
The LAAC joint venture (JV) between Axiall and Lotte Chemical is investing approximately $3bn for the construction of an ethane cracker facility and a monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant, to be located adjacent to Axiall's existing facilities in Lake Charles area, Calcasieu Parish, south-west Louisiana, US.

Garabogaz Fertiliser Plant Project, Balkan Province
Turkmen state-owned company Turkmenhimiya is developing a large-scale fertiliser plant 3.5km east from the city centre of Garabogaz, Balkan Province, on the Caspian Sea coast.

Williams Alberta Propane Dehydrogenation (PDH) Project
Williams Energy Canada’s proposed Alberta PDH Project involves the construction of a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant to produce polymer-grade propylene using propane derived from oil sands off gas as feedstock.

Croda’s Non-Ionic Surfactant Production Plant, New Castle, Delaware
A non-iconic surfactant production plant is being constructed by Croda International in New Castle, Delaware, US.

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