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22 July 2014
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Press Releases

Introducing the CosmoDry System: Innovative Horizontal Paddle Vacuum Dryer
Maximum ease of cleaning, maintenance and internal inspection: a mix of qualities that make CosmoDry System® the ideal solution even for multi-product applications.

Powerful warning signals for hazardous areas onshore and offshore
The BEx explosion / flameproof signals and control devices from E2S offer a comprehensive signalling solution for hazardous areas that are found in many industries including oil and gas and chemical plants onshore and offshore.

Bayer CropScience and Köppen Enter Storage Contract
Bayer CropScience has signed a storage contract for its Dormagen site with Köppen in Duisberg.

Integrated Dryer-Dust Collector Captures Fine, Waste Clay Particles, Recovers as Saleable Product
A vibrating fluid bed drying system from The Witte Company has enabled specialty chemical company Southern Clay Products to capture fine bentonite clay particles and recover the high-value material as saleable product that would otherwise be lost as waste.

BlueCielo Meridian Explorer App for iPad
The new BlueCielo Meridian Explorer app allows companies using BlueCielo Meridian Enterprise software to access and manage their technical asset-related engineering documentation through an app.

White Papers

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...

Hazardous Areas Reference Guide
The E2S Warning Signals Guide for Hazardous areas has been put together with specifiers and hazardous area engineers in mind, with matrix tables that enable fast cross-referencing of...

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...


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.

April's top stories: Petronas' $27bn PIC approved, Chevron Phillips' ethane cracker
Petronas has approved a final plan to build the $27bn Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) in Southern Johor, Malaysia, while Chevron Phillips Chemical has broken ground on a new ethane cracker facility at its Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Texas. Chemicals Technology wraps up the top stories from April.

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.


Dow Mitsui Chlor-Alkali Plant
Dow-Mitsui Chlor-Alkali Facility, located at Dow's integrated manufacturing complex in Freeport, Texas, was commissioned in March 2014.

Dow Chemical's Ethylene Production Plant, Freeport, Texas
Dow Chemical started the construction of a new ethylene production facility (light hydrocarbon unit LHC-9) at its Freeport site in June 2014. The facility, slated for commissioning in the first half of 2017, will have a production capacity of approximately 1.5 million tonnes of ethylene per annum.

ExxonMobil Baytown Complex Expansion, Texas
In June 2014, ExxonMobil started construction activities for the expansion of its Baytown Complex in Harris County, Texas, to incorporate an ethane cracker facility, including two polyethylene lines at its neighbouring Mont Belvieu site.

The Matrìca Project, Porto Torres, Sardinia
The Matrìca Project, being implemented by Matrìca, a 50/50 joint-venture (JV) between Eni’s subsidiary Versalis (formerly Polimeri Europa) and Novamont, involves the construction of seven bio-based chemical plants.

BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Integrated Aroma Ingredients Complex, Gebeng, Kuantan
Malaysian joint-venture (JV) BASF PETRONAS Chemicals started the construction of an integrated aroma ingredients complex at its Gebeng Industrial Park near Kuantan in April 2014.

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