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April 28, 2008
The opening of a subsidiary in Istanbul last month signifies a continuation of Beckhoff Automation's (Verl, Germany; www.beckhoff.com) export offensive. After several years of successful presence in the Turkish market through a distributor, Beckhoff intends to strengthen its sales activities in Turkey further in response to strong economic growth in the country, particularly in machine and plant...
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...
April 23, 2008
GEA Group AG (Bochum, Germany; www.geagroup.com) has further strengthened its Process Equipment division through the acquisition of the Dutch company Bloksma (Almere, Netherlands). Bloksma manufactures intercoolers for marine engines, oil coolers for industrial applications, double-pipe coolers for various industrial processes, and a special cooler for marine engines, so-called box coolers, which are...
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 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...
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