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February 26, 2008
Specialty chemicals group Lanxess AG (Leverkusen, Germany; www.lanxess.com) is set to make the biggest single investment in its history in Singapore. A new chemical production site for synthetic rubber is to be built at the chemical park on Jurong Island. Lanxess has earmarked a record amount of 400-million euros for this investment. From 2011, the site in Singapore will produce up to 100,000 m.t./yr of...
February 25, 2008
A new catalysis center (www.catalyticcenter.de) has opened today in Aachen, Germany, for which the Bayer company provides more than seven million euros of funding. “To further boost our innovative strength, we support excellent performance and talent in science,” says Peter Vanacker, member of the Executive Committee of Bayer MaterialScience and head of the Polyurethanes Business Unit, at a...
February 15, 2008
Technical innovations in light emitting diodes (LEDs) and photovoltaics have consistently reflected the similarities between the two technologies. In fact, research groups at many universities, such as the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mich.; www.umich.edu) and the University of Southern California (USC; Los Angeles, Calif.; www.usc.edu), are studying both simultaneously. With pressing consumer...
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...
February 11, 2008
On the international chemicals markets, hazardous chemistry and custom synthesis for the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients and their precursors represent an attractive combination. Besides the additional capacities, however, customers are also calling for an increasing flexibility regarding the dimensioning of the production facilities. Demand has been identified in particular in the segment...
January 30, 2008
Hyperion Systems Engineering Ltd., (Athens, Greece; www.hyperionsystems.gr) has been awarded the supply and implementation of an Operator Training Simulator (OTS) for the methanol plant of JSC Metafrax, at Gubakha, Russia. Hyperion’s turn-key responsibilities on the project will include: • Development of first-principle dynamic process models which can describe the plant behavior with...
January 15, 2008
Less "Balling" of Dry Powder with This Mixer Outfitted with three independent agitators, the Triple Action Disperser promises a low energy and fast method for mixing high-quality dry powders into liquid dispersions. Its design allows for a controllable vortex and powder wetting, preventing the "balling" typical of powders on liquid surfaces. The disperser is available in 350 to 20,000 L...
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