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April 16, 2008
Wacker Schott Solar GmbH, a joint venture (JV) of Wacker Chemie AG (Munich; www.wacker.com) and SCHOTT Solar GmbH (Alzenau, Germany), today officially commissioned a new factory in Jena for the production of silicon wafers for the solar industry. After just six months’ construction, Wacker Schott Solar has commenced wafer production, and plans to ramp up the factory’s annual capacity to 50 MW...
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
In cooperation with several universities, Clariant International Ltd. (Muttenz, Switzerland; edlinks.che.com/7371-543) has developed a process to manufacture high-quality nano-sized zeolite L (Linde Type L) in technical quantities. This new range of nano-scale aluminosilicates, tradenamed Lucidot, open up a new range of possibilities in biochemical processes, including molecular sieves, ion...
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 9, 2008
The global chemical company Oxea GmbH (Oberhausen, Germany; www.oxea-chemicals.com) announces the introduction of its first new product, an ester known as 3G8 Ester (triethyleneglycol-di-2-ethylhexanoate). The demand of this ester is steadily increasing in the chemical industry, says the producer. One of the main applications is in innovative synthetic films used...
April 8, 2008
Just a few weeks before the pre-registration phase of the European chemicals policy REACH begins in June 2008, the demand for extensive information and advice is greater than ever. In response, BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) is hosting another expert seminar on the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) on May 28, 2008 in Berlin. The program, entitled "Together...
March 28, 2008
Invensys Process Systems (www.ips.invensys.com) has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by Simon Carves Ltd. to provide an InFusion Enterprise Control System through an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for PTT Polyethylene Co. Ltd. (PTT PE). Invensys will provide a complete enterprise control solution for the grass-roots, 300,000 ton/yr low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant...
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