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Weekly Round Up
23 November 2014
Latest Companies

Micromeritics Instrument Corporation - Materials Characterization Analytical Instruments and Services

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

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

Samson Controls - Instrumentation, Controls and Automation Systems

HEROSE - Cryogenic Valves

Press Releases

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.

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.

White Papers

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...

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...


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, 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, 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.


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.

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.

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