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Weekly Round Up
29 January 2015
Latest Companies

gat - Automation Systems, Engineering and Design, Control Cabinets, Installation and Service

ABB Analytical - High-Performance FT-IR and FT-NIR Analysers

HERMETIC - Reliable Pumps for Difficult Applications

LIGHTNIN - SPX Top Entry, Side Entry and Static Mixers

Bran+Luebbe - High-Performance Metering and Process Pumps, Process Systems and Analyzing Equipment

Press Releases

Infraserv Hoechst: Water Procurement
Many expiring S5-controls by Siemens have been replaced by S7-controls in numerous water procurement companies in the Hoechst industry park over the past seven years.

Clariant / Industry Park Hoechst: Prolongation of the Framework Agreement
For the many companies of the Hoechst industry park, gat carried out planning and detailed planning within a framework agreement, i.e. the extension TS1, PSE-dispersing and much more.

CAMO Software to Showcase Latest Products at IFPAC in US
CAMO Software will showcase its latest products and services from 25-28 January at booth #709 at the IFPAC annual meeting in Arlington, VA, US.

Russian Oil and Gas Industry’s Best Centrifugal Pump Manufacturer for 2014
Russian refineries have honoured HERMETIC once more with an award for their standard of quality, safety, reliability and onsite customer support.

Research-Grade Surface Characterisation Results with Micromeritics’ Versatile ASAP 2020 Plus
Micromeritics' ASAP 2020 Plus integrates a variety of automated gas sorption techniques into a single, research-grade, table-top instrument.

White Papers

Engineering, Programming, Production, Installation, Maintenance
In close cooperation with our customers we provide customised solutions in the fields of oil industry, gas processing, gas transport, gas storage, plant construction, chemical and...

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

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

Next-Generation Engineering Content Management (ECM) and Asset Information Management (AIM) Services
As markets evolve and become more complex, the solutions that support them must become more...

Engineering Data Management within the Extended Enterprise
BlueCielo Meridian Enterprise is a versatile engineering data management solution with a broad range of features, allowing companies in multiple industries to optimise their business...


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.

November’s top stories: Lanxess plans 1,200 job cuts, Dow’s $1.21bn subsidiary sale
Lanxess announced plans to slash 1,200 jobs, Dow Chemical sold its Angus Chemical subsidiary to Golden Gate Capital for $1.21bn, while Samsung agreed to sell its chemical and defence operations for $1.7bn, Chemicals-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from November.

October’s top stories: Interest in €10bn Bayer unit, Platform Specialty-Arysta deal
A number of private equity firms are looking to buy Bayer's €10bn MaterialScience unit, Platform Specialty Products concluded the $3.5bn Arysta LifeScience acquisition, while CF Industries ended merger talks with Yara International, Chemicals-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from October 2014.

September’s top stories: PTT's $22bn refinery, star-shaped molecule breakthrough
PTT and Saudi Aramco partnered for $22bn refinery and petrochemical complex in Vietnam, University of Manchester scientist achieved a breakthrough in creating a new star-shaped molecule, while AkzoNobel was solicited to buy Axalta Coating Systems for $7bn, Chemicals-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from September.

August’s top stories: Orica chemical spin off, Rabigh II integration
Orica plans to sell off its $1bn chemical unit, Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical to integrate Rabigh II into PetroRabigh, Solvay sells Eco Services business unit for $890m. Chemicals-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from August.


Ramagundam Fertiliser Plant, Karimnagar, Telangana
The Ramagundam fertiliser plant is coming up in the Karimnagar District, which is located approximately 240km from the city of Hyderabad in the newly formed state of Telangana, India.

BASF New Innovation Campus, Mumbai
Germany-based BASF broke ground on its new Innovation Campus in Navi Mumbai, India, in 2014.

Ineos Grangemouth Petrochemical Complex
Ineos owns and operates its biggest petrochemical complex at Grangemouth, Scotland, which is located on the Firth of Forth, 40km west of Edinburgh.

ZapSibNeftekhim Petrochemical Complex (ZapSib-2), Tobolsk
ZapSibNeftekhim, a subsidiary of Sibur, has started construction of its integrated ZapSibNeftekhim Petrochemical Complex (ZapSib-2), located approximately three kilometres north of Sibur's polymer site at Tobolsk, following its final decision to proceed with the project in September 2014.

BASF Chemical Complex, Dahej, Gujarat
BASF India's chemical production complex at Dahej, Gujarat, started operations in October 2014. At approximately INR10bn ($180m), it is the biggest investment made by BASF in India.

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