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Weekly Round Up
21 April 2014
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Press Releases

Micromeritics to Sponsor MOF 2014
The 4th International Conference on Metal-Organic Frameworks and Open Framework Compounds will be held this year from 28 September to 1 October in Kobe, Japan.

Micromeritics and ETH Zurich Presenting Advanced Porous Materials Workshop
Micromeritics has co-organised a two-day advanced porous materials workshop, taking place in Switzerland on 2-3 June.

Lewa Contracts an International Cooperation with BP’s Global Projects Organisation
Lewa has been awarded a five-year global framework agreement with BP to supply chemical injection packages for BP's Global Projects Organisation.

Italvacuum Celebrates 75th Anniversary with New Website
Celebrating its 75th anniversary, Italvacuum, one of the most known European manufacturers of vacuum pumps and vacuum dryers for chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, is pleased to announce the launch of its new website.

Rapid-Start Push Buttons for Quick Start-and-Stop Degassing
The new Smart VacPrep is an advanced six-port system that utilises a vacuum to prepare samples by heating and evacuation.

White Papers

Gas Adsorption Sample Preparation Device
The new Smart VacPrep is an advanced six-port system that utilises a vacuum to prepare samples by heating and...

Size Reduction Equipment from Atlantic Coast Crushers
Atlantic Coast Crushers manufactures and sells innovative size reduction machinery for use in the chemical process...

Process Heating Systems: Gas and Oil Fired
Thermal fluid heating ('hot oil') systems provide high efficiency and low pressure operations for temperatures as high as 700 degrees...

CCS Implementation of Surge Prevention Control System on Yokogawa Stardom PLC
Due to the increasing demand for compressor and turbine control systems to be implemented in a common hardware with plant DCS, CCS has partnered with Yokogawa to offer advanced, proven and...

Micromeritics' New 3Flex - Versatile High-Throughput Surface Area, Mesopore and Micropore Surface Characterization
The 3FlexTM Surface Characterization Analyzer is a fully automated, three-station instrument capable of high-throughput surface area and pore size...


March's top stories: Scientists use vibrations for catalysts, TGE to build ethane tank
Scientists at the University of Utah in the US found a new way of predicting chemical reactions through vibrations in chemical bonds, Rive Technology and Zeolyst International signed a joint-development agreement to deploy Rive's Molecular Highway Zeolite technology in hydrocracking catalyst applications within the petroleum refining segment. Chemicals Technology wraps up the top stories from March.

February's top stories: Ineos and Sinopec form JV, Asahi Kasei to optimise operations
Ineos Phenol signed a JV with Sinopec YPC to build China's largest phenol and acetone plant; Asahi Kasei will optimise petrochemical operations in Japan; and the US EPA finalised a $36.5m cleanup plan at LCP Chemicals' old chlorine plant in New Jersey. Chemicals Technology wraps up the top stories from February 2014.

January's top stories: Phillips 66 to sell flow improver business, BASF to restructure paper chemicals
Phillips 66 revealed a plan to divest its flow improver business to Berkshire Hathaway for $1.4bn, AMEC agreed to acquire its Swiss rival Foster Wheeler for $3.2bn, while BASF is implementing a series of measures in its paper chemicals business to increase competitiveness. Chemicals Technology wraps up the top stories of January 2014.

2013: The year's top stories on Chemicals Technology
BASF announced plans to restructure its leather and textile businesses, Dow Chemical unveiled its plan to spin-off or sell its commodity chemicals businesses, Sadara Chemical has concluded the main financing for the start of a world-class petrochemical complex in Saudi Arabia, while Carlyle Group has acquired DuPont Performance Coatings. Chemicals Technology wraps up the top stories of 2013.

October's top stories: Grangemouth jobs saved, Nobel Prize winners
Ineos said the Grangemouth petrochemical facility will stay open, saving hundreds of jobs, AkzoNobel will restructure its decorative paints business and Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. wraps up key headlines from October 2013.


U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Petrochemicals Project, Texas
The U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Petrochemicals Project, being developed by Chevron Phillips Chemicals (CPC) in Texas, USA, comprises of an ethane cracker and two polyethylene units.

INEOS YPC Phenol's Phenol and Acetone Production Plant, Nanjing
INEOS YPC Phenol, a 50/50 joint venture between INEOS Phenol and Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical Company (YPC), started the construction of China’s biggest phenol and acetone plant in September 2013.

Succinity’s Bio-based Succinic Acid Production Facility, Montmeló
Succinity, a joint venture between Corbion Purac and BASF, commenced production of bio-based succinic acid in March 2014 at its facility in Montmeló, Spain.

Sulvaris/Keyera Vitasul Production Facility, Alberta
Sulvaris has teamed up with Keyera for the construction of a new Vitasul production facility in Alberta, Canada.

Lanxess Cresol Production Plant, Leverkusen
Lanxess, a specialty chemicals company, began operations of its newly expanded cresol production plant at Leverkusen, Germany, in November 2013.

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