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January 10, 2013
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB; www.csb.gov) has announced that Dr. Beth J. Rosenberg has been confirmed by the U. S. Senate as a board member of the CSB on the first day of 2013. Rosenberg fills one of three current vacancies on the Board. The new board member was nominated by President Obama on September 20, 2012 and confirmed by the full Senate on January 1, 2013. Rosenberg has been on...
January 9, 2013
Watlow (St. Louis, Mo.; www.watlow.com), an industry leader in the design and manufacture of complete thermal systems, announced today that it acquired Semiconductor Tooling Services, Inc. (STS; San Jose, Calif.) as a wholly-owned subsidiary. The terms of the agreement will not be disclosed. STS is a leader in ion implant refurbishment, elastomer bonding and high-precision cleaning...
January 9, 2013
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland: www.fwc.com) has acquired Yonkers Industries, Inc. (Cary, N.C.; www.yonkersindustries.com), a 30-year-old firm that specializes in the management of construction and commissioning of pharmaceutical and biotech facilities, with capabilities to also manage the full EPCm (engineering, procurement and construction management) of such facilities. With offices in...
January 8, 2013
Lonza (Basel, Switzerland; www.lonza.com) plans to invest CHF14 million (about $15 million) to expand Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) manufacturing capacity in Visp, Switzerland. Oncology therapeutics including ADCs represent one of the fastest growing segments of the pharma and biotech industry and the deployment of ADC targeted therapies has intensified in recent years. Because cGMP manufacturing of...
January 7, 2013
Eurecat S.A. (La Voulte-Sur-Rhone, France; www.eurecat.fr) and Tricat Industries Inc. (Tricat; McAlester, Okla.) are pleased to announce that Eurecat has just acquired all of the outstanding shares of Tricat, under the terms of a Merger Agreement, with immediate effect. After the merger, Tricat will be renamed Eurecat Services Inc., an Oklahoma corporation, fully owned by Eurecat S.A...
January 7, 2013
Elsevier (Amsterdam, The Netherlands; www.elsevier.com), a leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today the acquisition of Knovel Corp. (New York; www.knovel.com). Knovel provides a web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Founded in...
January 3, 2013
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) will increase its annual global capacity for manufacturing the chemical intermediate 1,6-hexanediol (HDO) by more than 20% to more than 50,000 ton/yr by 2014. For this purpose, the company will further optimize its production processes, carry out various infrastructure projects and enhance its logistical processes. BASF will invest more than...
January 2, 2013
Metso Corp. (Helsinki, Finland; www.metso.com) has acquired U.S. software company ExperTune Inc. (Milwaukee, Wisc.). ExperTune's products are widely used as software tools to analyze and monitor the performance of industrial processes and to identify the associated maintenance and improvement opportunities. ExperTune's acquisition is in line with Metso's strategy to deliver customer...
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