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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
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...
April 10, 2008
MIP Technologies AB (Lund, Sweden; www.miptechnologies.com) and Supelco, a division of the Sigma-Aldrich Group (www.sigma-aldrich.com), announced today the launch of a new SupelMIP application for the selective extraction of chloramphenicol (CAP) from shrimp using SupelMIP SPE-chloramphenicol cartridges. CAP is a broad spectrum antibiotic that has been determined as a probable causative agent of aplastic...
April 7, 2008
Pinti Wang, President and CEO of GTC Technology (Houston, Tex.; www.gtchouston.com) today announced that GTC has been awarded its 20th license for its state-of-the-art GT-BTX extractive-distillation technology. This technology will be used by Chinese Petroleum Corp. (CPC; Taiwan) as part of their No. 6 Naphtha Cracker and No. 7 BTX Project in Lin Yuan, Taiwan. Lummus Technology was...
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