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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...
December 21, 2012
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) has signed a contract with Atlas Copco to sell its Meyco Equipment business providing concrete spraying machines to the tunneling and mining industries. The machinery manufacturer, which is based in Stockholm, Sweden, will continue operations at the only production site of Meyco Equipment in Winterthur, Switzerland. Currently, about 40 employees work in the...
December 20, 2012
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) plans to increase its annual production capacities for precipitated silica at its site in Chester, Pa. by around 20,000 metric tons. The new facility, which received an investment in lower double-digit euros range, is scheduled to become operational in 2014. The capacity expansion in Chester underscores the plans of the Evonik Group to expand its global...
December 18, 2012
The consortium of Toyo Engineering Corp. (Toyo; Chiba, Japan; www.toyo-eng.co.jp) and PT Rekayasa Industri (Rekind) has received an award as the result of the international bid for a fertilizer project from the state-owned Indonesian fertilizer company, PT Pupuk Sriwidjaja Palembang (PUSRI), which is named as “PUSRI IIB” project and will be constructed in Palembang of South Sumatra, Indonesia...
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