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20 December 2014
Latest Companies

Schoeller-Bleckmann Nitec - High-Pressure Vessels for the Fertiliser Industry

Specialty Equipment - Drum and Pail Filling Systems

EKATO - Customized Industrial Agitators and Mixing Systems

Micromeritics Instrument Corporation - Materials Characterization Analytical Instruments and Services

Barriquand Technologies Thermiques - PLATULAR® - All-Welded Plate Heat Exchangers

Press Releases

CAMO Releases Service Pack 2014 for The Unscrambler® X
CAMO Software has announced the launch of Service Pack 2014, for the all-in-one multivariate data analysis (MVA) and design of experiments (DoE) software, The Unscrambler® X.

HERMETIC Launches Highly Flexible Modular System
HERMETIC-Pumpen has launched a new, highly flexible modular system for the chemical industry.

Aker Arctic Chooses BlueCielo Project Portal
Aker Arctic has selected BlueCielo's Project Portal solution to enhance its document control, management of change and collaboration processes.

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.

White Papers

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...

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

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...


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.

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.


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.

Koch Nitrogen's Enid Facility Expansion, Oklahoma
Koch Nitrogen broke ground on a $1.3bn expansion of its fertiliser plant located east of Enid, Oklahoma, in October 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.

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