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03 September 2015
Latest Companies

INFOLABEL - Process Filters for Chemical Applications

BioAmber - Succinic Acid-Based Renewable Chemicals

Thermal Fluid Systems - Thermal Fluid / Hot Oil / Thermal Liquid Heating Systems

HEROSE - Cryogenic Valves

Verderflex - Peristaltic Hose and Tube Pumps

Press Releases

BlueCielo Meridian 2015 Now Available
Take advantage of the new capabilities of the 2015 version of BlueCielo Meridian.

ACHEMA 2015: Improving Data Quality for ALIM

BlueCielo Implemented by Radboud UMC
"With BlueCielo Meridian, we've never lost a document."

The Future of EIM Growth is in the Cloud
Frost & Sullivan analysis of the global engineering information management solutions market.

Specialty Equipment at Process Expo 2015
Specialty Equipment will be exhibiting at Process Expo in September.

White Papers

Hydro Sight’s In-Line Insight
Accurately measuring the particle size distribution of a sample relies on various factors. Foremost amongst these is a reliable, high-precision sizing instrument, and equally as important is...

New Features of BlueCielo Meridian 2015
BlueCielo Meridian Enterprise is the versatile engineering information management solution with a broad range of features that allow optimisation of all business processes related to the...

Insight on Information-Driven Asset Performance
Download the new ARC white paper and discover:How to save between 2% and 5% of your maintenance budgetHow to decide which data needs to be structuredHow to reduce downtimeHow the Internet of...

Maximising Absolute Molecular Weight via Synthetic Polymers
Malvern's OMNISEC system is a completely new multi-detector GPC system that combines light scattering, refractive index (RI), ultraviolet (UV) and intrinsic viscosity (IV) detectors to generate...

Unsteady Friction Models in 1-dim CFD
LEWA has been continuously developing its own software for pump-piping configurations. In recent years, we developed and implemented a powerful one-dimensional fluid dynamics solver....


July’s top stories: CF Industries-OCI possible merger, BASF pigments unit separation
CF Industries in advanced talks to merge with Amsterdam-listed chemical company OCI, Platform Specialty Products makes $2.3bn offer to acquire UK-listed Alent, BASF to separate its pigments activities into a new global business unit (GBU), effective January 2016, Chemicals-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from July 2015.

June’s top stories: PotashCorp’s €7bn takeover proposal, Mexichem $800m investment
PotashCorp has made a €7bn takeover proposal to German potash producer K+S, BASF has selected Fluor as global engineering partner for future chemical projects, and Mexichem is planning $800m investments this year, Chemicals-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from June 2015.

May’s top stories: Dow 3% workforce cut, $45bn offer for Syngenta
Dow Chemical plans to cut its workforce by 1,500 worldwide to streamline operations, Energy Recovery to build €3.7bn green ammonia plant in Belgium and Syngenta rejected a $45bn acquisition offer from US-based Monsanto, Chemicals-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from May 2015.

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.


Port Neal Nitrogen Complex Expansion, Iowa
New ammonia and urea units are planned to be constructed at the Port Neal Nitrogen Complex in Iowa, US, operated by CF Industries Holdings.

Indorama Eleme's Fertiliser Plant, Port Harcourt
Indonesia-based Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited (IEFCL) is constructing new fertiliser and methanol plants in Nigeria. The new plants will be the biggest in Nigeria and will be located in the Eleme petrochemical complex in Port Harcourt in Rivers State.

SOCAR Oil-Gas Processing and Petrochemical Complex (OGPC), Baku
The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic's (SOCAR) proposed oil-gas processing and petrochemical complex (OGPC), covering an area of approximately 4,500ha, will be located near Sangachal terminal, along the boundaries of the Absheron and Garadagh Districts, approximately 60km south of Baku.

Yara BASF Ammonia Plant, Freeport Verbund, Texas
The joint venture (JV) of Yara International (68%) and BASF Group (32%) is constructing a new world-scale ammonia production plant at the latter's Freeport Verbund site in the US.

Hexcel’s Carbon-Fibre Plant, Roussillon
Leading advanced composites company Hexcel Corporation broke ground on its new plant integrating production lines for polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor and carbon-fibre at Roussillon, Rhone-Alpes region, France, in May 2015.

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