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November 29, 2007
Yesterday, SGL Group (www.sglcarbon.com) — The Carbon Company — signed definitive agreements to acquire Aldila Inc.’s interest in Carbon Fiber Technology LLC (CFT; Evanston, Wyoming), a joint venture (JV) between SGL and Aldila. Since 1999, SGL Group and Aldila — the world’s leading producer of composite golf shafts — each held a 50% in the JV. The purchase price was...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/germany/SGL-Group-strengthens-carbon-fiber-activities-in-the-U-S-_3526.html
November 28, 2007
PetroChina Sichuan Petrochemical Co., Ltd.  (PetroChina) has chosen LP Oxo SM SELECTORSM 10 Technology for its new facility in  Chengdu, capital city of Southwest China’s Sichuan Province.  LP  Oxo Technology is cooperatively offered by Dow Technology Licensing, a business unit of  The Dow Chemical Co. (www.dow.com) and its consolidated affiliates and Davy Process Technology...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/uk/LP-OxoSM-Technology-Licensed-to-PetroChina-Sichuan-Petrochemical-Co-_3525.html
November 23, 2007
Süd-Chemie Zeolites GmbH, a subsidiary of Süd-Chemie AG (Munich, Germany; www.sud-chemie.com) has begun to expand its production plant for new specialty zeolites, and also construct a new wastewater processing plant, at its Bitterfeld site in Germany. The investment amounts to double-digit...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/germany/Sud-Chemie-to-expand-catalyst-production_3523.html
November 15, 2007
In the chemical process industries (CPI), multiphase flow regimes in reactors, bubble columns, pipework and elsewhere in plants determine process efficiencies and safety. As a result, a considerable number of intrusive and non-intrusive techniques have been developed to recognize phase fractions. However, such techniques are very expensive and complex (such as tomography) or provide only localized...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/A-fast-way-to-measure-phase-fractions-in-multiphase-flow_3501.html
November 15, 2007
Within five years, four large power plants in Europe will be outfitted — for testing at the pilot scale — with energy-efficient CO2-filtering membranes that are being developed at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU; Trondheim; edlinks.che.com/6901-531). Professor May-Britt Hägg, head of the membrane research group (MEMFO) at NTNU’s chemical engineering...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/This-membrane-could-reduce-the-carbon-footprint-for-combustion-power-plants_3504.html
November 15, 2007
A molecular testing method that attains a viable count of microbial organisms in as little as 4 h compared to the typical 3–14...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/Microbial-testing_3506.html
November 15, 2007
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; edlinks.che.com/6901-543) is acquiring a 20% stake in Li-Tec Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG (Kamenz, Germany). With its participation in Li-Tec, Evonik...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/Li-ion-batteries_3507.html
November 15, 2007
The latest issues of the J. of Separation Sci. and the J. of Colloid Interface Sci. report on a new material, nanostructured silica, which can be functionalized to extract heavy metals (HMs), such as mercury, lead, cadmium and...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/Extracting-HMs_3513.html
November 15, 2007
A program to develop ionic liquids and formulations to improve the performance and efficiency of solar cells has been initiated by BASF AG (Ludwigshafen, Germany) and G24 Innovations, Ltd...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/Solar-cells_3514.html
November 15, 2007
Make a leak-free seal, even for irregular flanges The proprietary Multi-Swell gasket material (photo) is said to be the world’s first self-loading, general-service gasket. The material creates its own load when it comes into contact with oil or water, which virtually eliminates the most common cause of gasket failure — insufficient load. The material performs equally well in water or oil, does...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/Focus-On-Pipes-and-Fittings_3522.html
November 12, 2007
Outotec Oyj (www.outotec.com) has been awarded a contract by Boliden for the supply of a complete flotation circuit for Aitik mine's copper ore project in Sweden. Earlier this year Boliden has ordered engineering services from Outotec for the...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/Outotec-to-deliver-flotation-technology_3479.html
November 7, 2007
Total chemical-deal value for the first three quarters of 2007 exceeded total deal value for all of 2006 ($88 billion versus $51 billion, respectively), says a recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers entitled Chemical Compounds. The quarterly report on the state of transactions in the global chemicals industry cites that deal volume has been consistently high through the first three quarters of...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/New-study-Volume-of-2007-chemical-business-deals-likely-to-surpass-2006-levels_3465.html
November 5, 2007
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Edulan A/S, an independent polyurethane systems house specializing in rigid foam...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/denmark/Dow-completes-acquisition-of-Edulan_3455.html
November 1, 2007
BASF Catalysts (Iselin, N.J.; www.basf.catalysts.com) is expanding production at its facility in Tarragona, Spain, which manufactures catalysts used to make polypropylene. Once complete by September 2008, the project will increase capacity...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/spain/BASF-Catalysts-expands-plant-for-polypropylene-catalysts_3448.html
October 31, 2007
“This is the first time since the early 1970s there have been four strong years in a row; every piston of the economic engine was running,” says Dr. Thomas K. Swift, chief economist for the American Chemistry Council “We have just come off of four years (2003–2006) of very strong global economic growth,” says Dr. Thomas K. Swift, chief economist and managing director...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/The-economic-outlook-2008-and-beyond_3439.html
October 24, 2007
Chemical Engineering announced today the release of its new beta website.  The completely retooled site and online information service will provide up-to-the-minute news and in-depth technical expertise from Chemical Engineering’s global team of chemical engineers, CPI professionals and journalists.  “The new che.com site simply capitalizes on Web-based technology to improve how...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/Chemical-Processing-Industry-Information-Now-More-Accessible_3400.html
October 1, 2007
The Chemical Business Area of Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; edlinks.che.com/6900-542) is the new identity of what was formerly known as Degussa...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/Degussa-name-change_3377.html
October 1, 2007
The Spanish subsidiary of the Global Power Group of Foster Wheeler, Ltd. (Hamilton, Bermuda; edlinks.che.com/6900-545) has signed an...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/Oxycombustion_3382.html
October 1, 2007
Plant Watch Liheng adds largest continuous polymerization capacity for PA6 to China September 25, 2007 — Liheng (Changle) Polyamide Technology Co. has contracted Lurgi Zimmer GmbH to build a polyamide-6 (PA6) plant in the province of Fujian. The plant will have a capacity of 200 tons/d of textile-grade chips, and will go onstream in 2009. SolVin to expand latex production in France September 24...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/October-Plant-Watch-and-Mergers_3401.html
October 1, 2007
Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, Calif.) names William Molnar vice president and general manager of the Stratagene Division. Jo Lennartz is promoted to director of technology by Akzo Nobel (Arnhem, the Netherlands). Banro (Toronto, Canada) appoints Mike Prinsloo chief executive...
http://www.che.com/regions/western_europe/netherlands/October-Whos-Who_3406.html
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