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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 8, 2008
Subject to approval of the German cartel office, KSB AG (Frankenthal Germany; www.ksb.com), and the Japanese company Nikkiso Co., Ltd., (Tokyo), will establish a joint-venture (JV) company based in Altenstadt near Frankfurt on 1 July 2008. The partners will each hold a 50% interest in the new company and have agreed to divide the management duties between them. The Nikkiso-KSB GmbH JV will focus on the...
February 15, 2008
A durable flowmeter for remote applications outdoors A thermal-dispersion, mass-flow sensing technology, the ST50 Flow Meter Series (photo) boasts ±1% accuracy (repeatability ±0.5%) for 2 – 24-in. line sizes and a built-in temperature compensation for reliable measurement over a 40 – 100°F temperature range. There is almost no pressure-drop, according to the firm. The ST50...
December 19, 2007
Kureha Corp. (Tokyo, Japan; www.kureha.co.jp/en ) says it will invest more than $100 million to build a plant in Belle, W.Va., which will produce and sell the high-performance polymer, polyglycolic acid (PGA). Construction of the production facility, which will be at the DuPont site, is expected to start in early 2008 with polymer production to begin in early 2010. The first phase of construction will...
November 15, 2007
Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical Co., a 50:50 joint venture of Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Dhahran, both Saudi Arabia) and Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan; edlinks.che.com/6901-537), is constructing a new plant to produce 200,000 m.t./yr of propylene oxide (PO). When the plant starts up next year, it will be the second commercial plant to use a byproduct-free process...
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