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April 30, 2008
BASF Corp. (Florham Park, N.J.; www.basf.com) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its manufacturing facility in Shreveport, Louisiana and the related contract manufacturing business for finished pharmaceuticals to Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (www.drreddys.com) an international pharmaceutical company headquartered in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. Both parties agreed not...
April 24, 2008
FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; www.fuelcellenergy.com) has announced that POSCO Power (www.poscopower.co.kr), South Korea’s leading independent power producer, has ordered 25.6 MW of FuelCell Energy power plants and fuel cell modules. The order more than doubles FuelCell Energy’s product backlog and represents nearly $70 million of sales scheduled for delivery in 2009. In a market that...
April 18, 2008
Royal DSM N.V. (Heerlen, Netherlands; www.dsm.com) has announced plans for a substantial capital expenditure program, expected to involve up to $450 million, to increase production capacity in its Dyneema business. DSM Dyneema’s sales have grown by more than 15%/yr in recent years and DSM expects the business group to accelerate its growth path. Engineering studies have now commenced for the planned...
April 15, 2008
As spring approaches, the woods around Frankfurt are beginning to get green again. Taking in this annual transformation, it seems like a good time to reflect on how the meaning of the word "green" has changed — through misuse or at least, in my opinion, overuse of the word. Many press releases course through our offices, and more and more (it seems), companies are touting a greener process...
April 15, 2008
Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc. (ADT; Romeoville, Ill.; edlinks.che.com/7371-533) has launched a new family of mechanical seals to improve efficiency, save energy and reduce costs in fluid-pumping systems. The patented UNCD (ultrananocrystalline diamond) Seals provide the benefits of a diamond at a cost comparable to silicon carbide face seals, according to ADT, which was formed in 2003 to...
April 15, 2008
Polyglycolic acid (PGA) has good properties: a very high gas impermeability, even under 80% humidity; biodegrability; high mechanical strength; and good moldability, which makes it a promising polymer for applications such as medical devices and barrier films. But up to now, it has been difficult to make large quantities of the material. Kureha Corp. (Tokyo, Japan; edlinks.che.com/7371-536) has developed a...
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