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Weekly Round Up
06 February 2016
Latest Companies

The Witte Company - Vibrating Fluid Bed Dryers and Vibrating Fluid Bed Coolers, Vibrating Dewaterers and Vibrating Screeners

Italvacuum - Vacuum Drying Specialist for the Production of APIs, Fine Chemicals and Intermediates

Buflovak - Rotating and Vacuum Thermal Process Equipment

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

Micromeritics Instrument Corporation - Material Characterization Analytical Instruments and Services

Press Releases

PPG to Showcase Durable TESLIN labels at Pharma Packaging and Labeling
PPG specialty coatings and materials group will highlight the durability and versatility of TESLIN® labels in booth 23 at Pharma Packaging and Labeling USA in Philadelphia between 24 and 25 February.

Italvacuum to Attend CHEMTECH GUJARAT 2016
International vacuum dryer and pump manufacturer Italvacuum is to attend the forthcoming CHEMTECH GUJARAT 2016 event in Gujarat, India.

BioAmber Announces Pricing of $13m Public Offering
BioAmber, a leader in renewable materials, today announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of its common stock.

BioAmber Sarnia Certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and FSSC 22000
BioAmber, a leader in renewable materials, announced today that its Sarnia production plant, jointly owned with Mitsui & Co., has received ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and FSSC 22000 certifications.

Verderflex Peristaltic Pumps For Reliable Wastewater Performance
A leading international wastewater instrumentation manufacturer is now incorporating Verderflex peristaltic pumps as part of its wastewater sampler systems.

White Papers

Teslin® Food-Grade Substrate
Teslin® Food-Grade substrate is a microporous synthetic sheet material specifically engineered for food-contact packaging and labeling...

Saurus939: The Vacuum Pump Unique in Reliability, Performance and Consumption
Saurus939 has all the Italvacuum experience, a vacuum pump that guarantees unrivalled performance in all the main chemical and pharmaceutical processes, ensuring total recovery of...

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Packaging Analyzer
ABB has developed an unrivalled FT-NIR calibration expertise and is able to offer turnkey models for crystallinity determination in PET containers....

Characterizing Polymers
Polymers are ubiquitous throughout industry, in the form of naturally occurring materials, such as cellulose and starch, and synthetic commodities - polystyrene, polyethylene and nylon, for example....

Particulate Systems
Micromeritics® is dedicated to advancing the science of materials characterisation by identifying and soliciting new innovative instruments for its Particulate Systems brand....


2015: The year's biggest Chemicals Technology stories
Syngenta rejects $45bn acquisition offer, Air Liquide signs agreement to buy Airgas for $13.4bn, while Shell signs $11bn deal to build a petrochemicals complex. Chemicals-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from 2015.

November's top stories: Air Liquide $13.4bn Airgas sale, $4.5bn Orpic Liva contract
France-based Air Liquide signed an agreement to buy American company Airgas for $13.4bn, Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) awarded a contract worth $4.5bn for its Liwa plastics industries complex to four companies, while German chemical group BASF officially started operations at the €1bn TDI (toluene diisocyanate) plant in Ludwigshafen.

October's top stories: Potash withdraws K+S bid, Dow to sell joint-venture stake
Canadian fertiliser producer Potash has withdrawn its proposal to acquire its German rival K+S for around $8.8bn, India and Jordan have jointly inaugurated a $860m sulphuric acid plant at Eshidiya while Dow Chemical announced to sell its stake in a petrochemical joint-venture with Petrochemical Industries, a unit of Kuwait Petroleum, called ME Global for $3.2bn.

September's top stories: Formosa $9.4bn project, €2.75bn synthetic rubber pact
German chemical group Lanxess has partnered with Saudi Aramco to create a €2.75bn synthetic rubber joint-venture. Taiwan-based Formosa Petrochemical is planning to build a $9.4bn petrochemical complex in St James Parish, in the US state of Louisiana. EuroChem agrochemical company subsidiary Phosphorit has started construction of a new $1bn ammonia complex in Kingisepp, Russia.

August's top stories: Royal DSM's 1,000 job cuts, CF Industries’ $8bn OCI deal
Royal DSM is planning to cut between 900 and 1,100 full-time jobs, CF Industries agreed to buy part of OCI in a deal valued at $8bn, two major explosions at a chemicals warehouse in China have killed at least 44 people, leaving more than 500 injured. Chemicals-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from August 2015.


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.

BASF PETRONAS Chemicals 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid Production Plant, Kuantan
BASF PETRONAS Chemicals, a joint venture (JV) of BASF and PETRONAS, is constructing a new world-scale production plant for 2-ethylhexanoic acid (2-EHacid) in Kuantan, Malaysia.

Invista’s Integrated Nylon 6,6 Polymer Facility, Shanghai
Invista broke ground for the construction of a new hexamethylene diamine (HMD) plant and a nylon 6,6 polymer plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai, China, in March 2014.

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