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May 15, 2008
At last month’s CosmoProf exhibition (April 10 – 14; Bologna, Italy), VMI-Rayneri (Montaigu, France; edlinks.che.com/7372-531) introduced a new vacuum-injection process for dispersing powder-like solids into liquids or pastes during the production of cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food or other chemical products. Normally, homogeneous dispersions are prepared by either circulation within the...
April 29, 2008
Qatar Petroleum (www.QP.com) has awarded Axens (Rueil-Malmaison, France; www.axens.net) basic engineering design contracts for the new 250,000 bbl/d Al Shaheen petroleum refinery to be built in the Messaieed Industial City in Qatar. Axens will supply the following process technologies* for the refinery: • Hyvahl — 51,000 bbl/d fixed-bed, 100% vacuum residue desulfurization (VRDS) unit equipped...
April 25, 2008
Rhodia (Paris, France; www.rhodia.com) has launched production of Rhodiasolv IRIS, an innovative solvent with excellent eco-friendly properties, at a new unit located on the Group’s Santo Andre site in Brazil. Rhodiasolv IRIS, designed for applications such as industrial cleaning, foundry resins, paints and coatings formulations, is non-toxic, readily biodegradable, nonflammable and...
April 24, 2008
Alstom (Paris, France; www.alstom.com) has won a contract to supply the boilers for two 800-MW units at the existing coal-fired Westfalen Power Station, located in the North-Western part of Germany near the town of Hamm and operated by RWE Power AG. The two new bituminous-coal-fired units will be among the cleanest and most efficient in the world. Under the terms of the contract, the value of which...
March 5, 2008
Arkema (Colombes, France; www.arkema.com), the world’s third leading hydrogen peroxide producer, announces plans to double production capacity at its Leuna, Germany, site to 80,000 m.t./yr by mid-2010. With this capacity increase, representing a € 40-million investment, Arkema reaffirms its ambition to bolster its position among the world’s leading hydrogen peroxide producers with...
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...
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