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25 October 2014
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Samson Controls - Instrumentation, Controls and Automation Systems

HEROSE - Cryogenic Valves

LEWA - Metering Pumps, Process Diaphragm Pumps and Engineered Packages

Verderflex - Peristaltic Hose and Tube Pumps

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

Press Releases

Micromeritics to Participate in University of Maryland Tableting Course
This October, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy will hold its second annual tablets and capsules hands-on short course.

Micromeritics to Assist with Training on New UGA Undergraduate Degree
Micromeritics will be assisting with pharmaceutical material testing technique training for a unique undergraduate programme offered by the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, the leading supplier of materials characterisation analytical laboratory instrumentation and services company has said.

Star Cruises Selects BlueCielo Project Portal for Document Control, Change Management and Collaboration in New Building Projects
The BlueCielo solution will streamline document management and control processes; enhance Management of Change (MoC) and support global collaboration between internal and external stakeholders.

BlueCielo Releases Meridian 2014 Suite
BlueCielo has announced the release of BlueCielo Meridian Enterprise 2014, BlueCielo Publisher 2014 and BlueCielo Meridian Explorer 2014.

Micromeritics Announces Instrument Grant to the Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering at ETH Zurich
Micromeritics' Instrument Grant Committee has recently selected its latest grant recipient. A 3Flex Surface Characterization Analyzer has been awarded to the Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

White Papers

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...

BlueCielo Meridian Enterprise Supported Software
This document lists the supported applications and features of the BlueCielo Meridian Enterprise product suite for release 2013...

Advantages of BlueCielo Meridian over Enterprise Content Management Systems
In the world of document management, there are many systems available either for generic or specialised purposes. In this document we will explain the difference between generic document...

Lifting Equipment
Safex Electromech offers advanced features in a wide range of high-quality products developed over 25 years with continual technological innovation. Our products are proven in performance...

Peristaltic Pumping in Dairy CIP Systems
One of the largest UK manufacturers of fresh dairy products for the food industry was using air diaphragm pumps to dose peracetic acid into the final rinse water of both raw and...


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, 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. wraps-up the key headlines from August.

July Top Stories: Albemarle to buy Rockwood, FHR acquires PetroLogistics
Albemarle signed a deal to acquire rival company Rockwood Holdings in a $6.2bn deal, Fund Connell USA Energy and Chemical Investment has unveiled plans to build a $4.5bn methanol plant and deep-port export facility at Shoal Point in Texas, US, while Flint Hills Resources (FHR) has completed its acquisition of propylene producer PetroLogistics in a $2.1bn deal. Chemicals Technology wraps-up the top stories from June 2014.

June's top stories: Sipchem and Sahara merger on hold, CADE’s competition concerns
Saudi International Petrochemical (Sipchem) and Sahara Petrochemical have shelved their plans to merge operations, The General Superintendence of Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) of Brazil has recommended blocking petrochemical firm Braskem's planned purchase of 70.59% stake in Solvay Indupa over potential anti-competitive effects. Chemicals Technology wraps-up the top stories from June 2014.

May's top stories: Dow’s $3bn project, Saudi Aramco $100bn downstream investment
Saudi Aramco outlined plans to invest more than $100bn in downstream projects and Dow Chemical obtained final approval from US EPA for a $3bn plant in Texas, while a consortium of Toyo Engineering secured a $3bn contract to construct a petrochemical complex in Turkmenistan. Chemicals Technology wraps-up the top stories from May 2014.


Liwa Plastics Project, Sohar
Liwa Plastics Project (LLP) is a $3.6bn new steam cracker project being developed in the Sohar Industrial Port Area by Oman Oil Refineries & Petroleum Industries (Orpic).

Arkema’s Methyl Acrylate Production Plant, Texas
Arkema, a global producer of chemicals and advanced materials, opened a new Methyl Acrylate production plant at its Clear Lake facility in Texas, US, in July 2014.

Infineum’s Salicylate Plant, Jurong Island
Infineum, a joint-venture (JV) of ExxonMobil and Shell, opened a new salicylate manufacturing facility at Pulau Ayer in Jurong Island in Singapore in May 2014.

Rabigh Phase II Project, Jeddah
The Rabigh Phase II Project involves the expansion of Petro Rabigh’s Refining and Petrochemical Complex located approximately 150km north of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

MFC's Greenfield Fertiliser Complex, Posey County, Indiana
Midwest Fertilizer Corporation (MFC), a company formed in September 2012 by a number of global fertiliser manufacturing and technology companies including Fatima Group, plans to begin construction of a greenfield fertiliser complex in Mount Vernon, Posey County, Indiana, by the end of 2014.

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