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12 October 2018
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White Papers

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.

Portable Transmission Raman Spectroscopy
Content uniformity (CU) testing is a crucial task in pharmaceutical manufacturing, as it ensures that each product that reaches a consumer contains a safe dosage of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API).

Data-Driven Gas and Flame Detection Systems for Industrial Applications
3M Scott Fire & Safety specialises in the supply of high-quality gas and flame detection solutions for industrial applications, which have been carefully developed using hundreds of years of combined experience in the personnel protection sector.

Fixed Gas and Flame Detection Technology for the EMEA Region
3M Gas & Flame Detection is a global leader in the provision of innovative end-to-end fire and flame detection systems that are optimised for use in the chemicals industry.

Pre-Operational Checlists Reinvented
When was the last time we boarded an aircraft and thought about what occurs in the cockpit? The activity that occurs before takeoff is meant to ensure that all the steps necessary are accomplished to ensure a safe flight not only for all personnel, but also the equipment. One missed step can lead to serious implications. 

Press Releases

AspenTech and Emerson Introduces Capital-Efficient Digital Twin Technologies
Simulation software by AspenTech and Emerson enhances digital investment value by creating more capital-efficient digital twin technology for use across operations lifecycle.

New Connections For Plantweb Asset Performance Platform
Emerson's latest release adds new connections for Plantweb Optics, the asset performance platform for the Plantweb™ digital ecosystem, allowing organisations to take further steps in their digital transformation to a more reliable and efficient operation.

FPS Announces Micronisation and Containment Workshop for November
Italian industrial technology developer FPS Food and Pharma Systems has announced plans to hold a new workshop on containment and micronisation in November in Fiorenzuola d’Arda.

Digital Transformation Roadmap to Boost Company Performance
A Digital Transformation Roadmap announced by Emerson offers consulting and implementation services that help companies develop and execute a tailored digital transformation plan to boost performance.

Emerson’s New Operator Workspace Offers a Safer, More Connected Operating Environment
The solution integrates inputs from across control and enterprise networks into a single workspace.

Features

Saudi Aramco and Total begin engineering studies on $5bn complex
Saudi Aramco and French energy firm Total have signed an agreement to commence engineering studies for the construction of a $5bn petrochemical complex in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

Linde-Praxair merger secures Chinese antitrust authority approval
German chemical company Linde has announced its proposed $83bn merger with Praxair has been approved by the Chinese antitrust authority.

Lanxess to build compounding facility in Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany
Lanxess is investing millions of euros in its global production network for high-performance plastics with the construction of a compounding facility at its Krefeld-Uerdingen site, Germany. 

SinoCan proposes bitumen upgrading facility in Alberta, Canada
SinoCan Global, Sinopec, China Construction and Teedrum have announced a proposal to develop a bitumen upgrading and petrochemical refining facility in Alberta, Canada.

Silicone manufacturer MPM to be acquired for $3.1bn
A South Korean investor group comprising SJL Partners, KCC and Wonik QnC have signed a definitive agreement to acquire advanced materials and silicone manufacturer MPM Holdings (Momentive) for around $3.1bn.

Projects

Ineos Grangemouth Petrochemical Complex
Ineos owns and operates its biggest petrochemical complex at Grangemouth, Scotland, which is located on the Firth of Forth, 40km west of Edinburgh.

Port Neal Nitrogen Complex Expansion, Iowa
New ammonia and urea units were constructed at the Port Neal Nitrogen Complex in Iowa, US, operated by CF Industries Holdings.

Avantium YXY Pilot Plant
Avantium began construction of a pilot project for the production of furanics in Geleen, Netherlands, in October 2010.

Pannonia Ethanol’s New Bioethanol Plant
Ethanol Europe Renewables' subsidiary, Pannonia Ethanol, has constructed a €152m ($214m) corn to ethanol plant in Dunaföldvár town in central Hungary.

Incitec Pivot’s Ammonia Plant, Louisiana
Incitec Pivot, through its subsidiary Dyno Nobel, constructed its seventh ammonia plant at Cornerstone's Fortier Manufacturing Complex in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, US.

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