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Eastman increases ACIDS prices

Eastman Chemical Company is increasing prices on the following products Sep. 01, or as contracts allow. These increases are due to elevated operating costs, especially in raw materials. EASTMAN™ PROPIONIC ACID, ALL GRADES : Offlist Price increase of $USD 0.06/LB ($USD 0.13/KG) in North Amer ... more

Analytik Jena Closed Third Quarter Below Expectations

Analytik Jena AG closed the third quarter 2013/2014 below expectations. After nine months in the financial year 2013/2014, the Thuringian manufacturer of analytical measuring technology, life science instruments and optoelectronics generated consolidated revenue of EUR 89.7 m (previous year ... more

"Cavity Protection Effect" Helps to Conserve Quantum Information

Coupling atomic spins in diamonds to microwave resonators could lead to new quantum technologies. Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) have now managed to dramatically prolong the time these systems can store information. The electronics we use for our computers only ... more

Efficient production of hydrogen by algae

Microalgae need only sunlight and water for the production of hydrogen. However, in order to make hydrogen production by microalgae economically feasible their efficiency has to be increased by 1-2 orders of magnitude. In the current issue of Energy and Environmental Science scientists from ... more

Each grain is different

The space between the stars is not empty, but filled with interstellar matter – gas and dust particles. But all dust is not the same: An international team from 33 research institutes, including the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, discovered that the structure and chemical comp ... more

Evonik: "Prime" status for sustainable investment

The sustainability rating agency Oekom Research has awarded Evonik with the prime status for the comprehensive commitment to sustainability management. Evonik was rated for the first time and immediately received an overall rating of B- in the chemical industry. This assessment of its susta ... more

On the edge of graphene

Researchers at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have discovered that the conductivity at the edges of graphene devices is different to that of the central material. Local scanning electrical techniques were used to examine the local nanoscale electronic properties of epitaxial graphen ... more

LANXESS strengthens high-tech plastics production in USA

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is expanding its Gastonia, North Carolina, compounding facility for high-tech plastics by adding a second production line. The expansion represents an investment volume of about USD 15 million and will double the existing capacity from 20,000 to 40,000 me ... more

Clariant to Double its Ether Amines Production Capacity in Brazil

Clariant announced the increase of the ether amines production at its Suzano, Brazil facility. Targeted specifically to meet the needs of the mining industry, the planned expansion will allow Clariant to meet the growing demands of customers in Brazil as well as support global customers who ... more

Oxea Announces Price Increases for Valeric Acid

Oxea will increase list and off-list prices on the following product effective September 1, 2014, or as contracts allow: September 1, 2014 increase:    North America Europe Latin America, Asia   Product USD/lb EUR/mt USD/mt   Valeric Acid 0.06 100 150 more

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Analytik Jena Closed Third Quarter Below Expectations

Analytik Jena AG closed the third quarter 2013/2014 below expectations. After nine months in the financial year 2013/2014, the Thuringian manufacturer of analytical measuring technology, life science instruments and optoelectronics generated consolidated revenue of EUR 89.7 m (previous year ... more

Each grain is different

The space between the stars is not empty, but filled with interstellar matter – gas and dust particles. But all dust is not the same: An international team from 33 research institutes, including the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, discovered that the structure and chemical comp ... more

DKSH exclusively distributes Postnova Analytics’ Field-Flow Fractionation systems

DKSH Business Unit Technology is a full service provider for high quality scientific equipment for research institutions, universities and commercial testing laboratories across South East Asia. With emphasis on application support, training, knowledge transfer and equipment servicing, DKSH ... more

Analytik Jena AG Signs Agreement to Acquire Bruker's ICP-MS Business

Analytik Jena AG announced that it has signed a binding agreement to acquire the ICP-MS business of Bruker Corporation. The transaction is expected to close in September 2014. With this acquisition, Analytik Jena AG will enter the rapidly growing global ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Ma ... more

Breaking a chemical bond

A new theory for the breaking of (bio-)chemical bonds under load may help to predict the strength and performance of synthetic nanostructures and proteins, on a molecular level. The fundamental question how a molecular bond breaks is of interest in many fields of science and has been studie ... more

Berghof GmbH: Changes to Central Management

As of 1 August 2014 Stefan Stemmer is the new CEO of  Berghof GmbH, taking over in the post from Nikolaus Rombach, who was previously in charge of the holding company and the five subsidiaries (Berghof Auftragsanalytik + Umweltengineering, Berghof Automation, Berghof Fluoroplastic Technolog ... more

Chemist develops X-ray vision for quality assurance

It is seldom sufficient to read the declaration of contents if you need to know precisely what substances a product contains. In fact, to do this you need to be a highly skilled chemist or to have genuine X-ray vision so that you can look directly into the molecular structure of the various ... more

Nano-sized chip "sniffs out" explosives far better than trained dogs

Security forces worldwide rely on sophisticated equipment, trained personnel, and detection dogs to safeguard airports and other public areas against terrorist attacks. A new electronic chip with nano-sized chemical sensors is about to make their job much easier. The groundbreaking nanotech ... more

Mettler Toledo installs Tunable Diode Lasers (TDLs) where no TDLs have gone before

Mettler Toledo has produced a new white paper illustrating how tunable diode laser (TDL) gas analyzers can now be applied to all gas analysis processes. The key to their wide range of applications is a unique range of process adaptions.  In chemical and petrochemical plants, and refineries ... more

Tiny laser sensor heightens bomb detection sensitivity

New technology under development at the University of California, Berkeley, could soon give bomb-sniffing dogs some serious competition. A team of researchers led by Xiang Zhang, UC Berkeley professor of mechanical engineering, has found a way to dramatically increase the sensitivity of a l ... more

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Eastman increases ACIDS prices

Eastman Chemical Company is increasing prices on the following products Sep. 01, or as contracts allow. These increases are due to elevated operating costs, especially in raw materials. EASTMAN™ PROPIONIC ACID, ALL GRADES : Offlist Price increase of $USD 0.06/LB ($USD 0.13/KG) in North Amer ... more

"Cavity Protection Effect" Helps to Conserve Quantum Information

Coupling atomic spins in diamonds to microwave resonators could lead to new quantum technologies. Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) have now managed to dramatically prolong the time these systems can store information. The electronics we use for our computers only ... more

Efficient production of hydrogen by algae

Microalgae need only sunlight and water for the production of hydrogen. However, in order to make hydrogen production by microalgae economically feasible their efficiency has to be increased by 1-2 orders of magnitude. In the current issue of Energy and Environmental Science scientists from ... more

Each grain is different

The space between the stars is not empty, but filled with interstellar matter – gas and dust particles. But all dust is not the same: An international team from 33 research institutes, including the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, discovered that the structure and chemical comp ... more

Evonik: "Prime" status for sustainable investment

The sustainability rating agency Oekom Research has awarded Evonik with the prime status for the comprehensive commitment to sustainability management. Evonik was rated for the first time and immediately received an overall rating of B- in the chemical industry. This assessment of its susta ... more

On the edge of graphene

Researchers at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have discovered that the conductivity at the edges of graphene devices is different to that of the central material. Local scanning electrical techniques were used to examine the local nanoscale electronic properties of epitaxial graphen ... more

Clariant to Double its Ether Amines Production Capacity in Brazil

Clariant announced the increase of the ether amines production at its Suzano, Brazil facility. Targeted specifically to meet the needs of the mining industry, the planned expansion will allow Clariant to meet the growing demands of customers in Brazil as well as support global customers who ... more

Oxea Announces Price Increases for Valeric Acid

Oxea will increase list and off-list prices on the following product effective September 1, 2014, or as contracts allow: September 1, 2014 increase:    North America Europe Latin America, Asia   Product USD/lb EUR/mt USD/mt   Valeric Acid 0.06 100 150 more

LANXESS Business Unit Leather under new leadership

Since July 1, 2014, Luis López-Remón (57) is heading the business unit Leather (LEA) of specialty chemicals company LANXESS. He succeeds Markus Eckert, who is now fully concentrating on his role as head of the group function Corporate Development (DEV), which he took over already in March 2 ... more

BASF invests €1 million in UK-based technology provider SmartKem

BASF Venture Capital has invested €1 million in the technology company SmartKem, based in St. Asaph, Wales. The total investment of the financing round was €3 million. Further investors with equal terms were Octopus Investments and Entrepreneurs Fund. SmartKem is a leader in research and de ... more

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LANXESS strengthens high-tech plastics production in USA

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is expanding its Gastonia, North Carolina, compounding facility for high-tech plastics by adding a second production line. The expansion represents an investment volume of about USD 15 million and will double the existing capacity from 20,000 to 40,000 me ... more

Where scientists from abroad want to conduct research

The universities in the major conurbations Berlin and Munich are in particular demand among foreign researchers according to the Humboldt Rankings released today. The ranking list shows how many researchers have come to Germany on a fellowship from the Humboldt Foundation in the last five y ... more

Important Petrochemical: Ceresana Analyzes Entire Chinese Propylene Value Chain

With its market study "Propylene Value Chain China", Ceresana is setting new standards. For the very first time this novelty product provides complete transparency regarding current and future development of the entire propylene value chain. Attention is also given to various downstream pro ... more

Mexichem acquires VESTOLIT

On August 5th, 2014, Mexichem S.A.B. de C.V. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire VESTOLIT GmbH from Strategic Value Partners LLC acting on behalf of its managed funds and accounts. The acquisition of VESTOLIT - one of the leading producers of PVC-Specialties in Europe - is supporti ... more

Ceresana's Third Study on the Global Growth Market PVC

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is one of the key products of the chemical industry and, in addition to polypropylene and polyethylene, one of the most widely produced plastics. Worldwide, about 39.3 million tonnes of PVC were consumed in 2013. A new study of the market research institute Ceresana ... more

China and Russia to Lead Global Polypropylene Capacity Additions by 2018, says GlobalData

Global polypropylene capacity increased at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5.2% from 2003, reaching 65 million tons per year (mmty) in 2013, and is expected to continue rising to 86 mmty by 2018, at a slightly higher CAGR of 5.8%, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData ... more

Global polyethylene demand to rise by approximately 3.7% annually between 2013 and 2018

Global polyethylene demand is forecast to rise by approximately 3.7% per annum between 2013 and 2018, at a slightly higher level than its growth during the 2003 to 2013 period, says a new report from research and consulting firm GlobalData.The company’s latest report "Global Polyethylene In ... more

Thomas Arnold and Carsten Harms join Executive Board of Biesterfeld

Hamburg´s international Distributor of Chemicals and Plastics expands its Executive Board from two to four members: beside Birger Kuck, CEO, and Christian Wolfsohn, CFO, Thomas Arnold, Managing Director of Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, and Carsten Harms, Managing Director of Biesterfeld Plasti ... more

LANXESS increases prices for Durethan base resin, film and extrusion grades

Specialty chemicals group LANXESS will increase prices effective July 1, 2014 for Durethan base resin, film and extrusion grades in Europe, Middle East and Africa by 0.12 Euro/kg. The increase is reasoned by ongoing continuous high level of raw material costs. Existing agreements will be ho ... more

LANXESS takes high-tech plastics plant in Belgium into operation

 LANXESS has taken its new plant for polyamide plastics in Antwerp, Belgium, into operation as planned. The world-scale facility for polyamide plastics is designed for an annual capacity of around 90,000 metric tons. It represents an investment volume of EUR 75 million. The main customer of ... more

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Bochem Increasingly Using New Media

Bochem Instrumente GmbH presents sections of its overall product spectrum in various new videos. The recently finished productions provide a compact overview of the product groups of lab jacks, electrical lifts, containers as well as stands and clamps. They can be found on the company’s web ... more

Berghof GmbH: Changes to Central Management

As of 1 August 2014 Stefan Stemmer is the new CEO of  Berghof GmbH, taking over in the post from Nikolaus Rombach, who was previously in charge of the holding company and the five subsidiaries (Berghof Auftragsanalytik + Umweltengineering, Berghof Automation, Berghof Fluoroplastic Technolog ... more

Poly-Pico wins 'Most Interesting Technology' award

Poly-Pico Technologies was voted the ‘Most Interesting Technology’ by delegates attending the European Laboratory Robotics Interest Group (ELRIG) 2014 event, which took place at FESTO, Northampton, UK. On receiving the award for ‘Most Interesting Technology’, Dr. Gabriel Leen, Co-Founder of ... more

Merger of CyBio AG into Analytik Jena AG Completed

The merger of CyBio AG into Analytik Jena AG became effective upon entry into the commercial register of Analytik Jena AG (commercial register of the Registry Court of Jena, HRB 200027). As a result, CyBio AG is dissolved as an independent company. In the future, the Life Science business u ... more

LABVOLUTION – the new lab technology show in Hannover

Deutsche Messe is launching LABVOLUTION, a new trade fair to be staged every two years as amajor platform for the world of lab technology and equipment. LABVOLUTIONmakes its debut from 6 to 8 October 2015 at the Hannover Exhibition Center in Hannover, Germany, where it will take place every ... more

SP Industries Acquires Bel-Art Products

SP Industries, Inc. announced that it has acquired privately held Bel-Art Products). Headquartered in Wayne, NJ, Bel-Art is a global provider of laboratory solutions serving the scientific, industrial, and healthcare end markets. Through this acquisition, SP, adds to its portfolio over 3,50 ... more

Zeiss receives ISO 9001 quality management system certification

Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC announces that it has received ISO 9001:2008 quality management system certification for product marketing, sales, service and support for its high precision optomechanical instruments. The ISO 9001 certification attests to ZEISS’ commitment to implementing best b ... more

KNAUER among Top 100 innovators

The company was successful already the fourth time at the „Top 100“ innovation awards. The award was handed over by popular science journalist and TV presenter Ranga Yogeshwar. For more than 20 years, the "Top 100" award stands for innovation, curiosity and team spirit. On June 27th, the mo ... more

New microscope sees what others can't

Microscopes don't exactly lie, but their limitations affect the truths they can tell. For example, scanning electron microscopes (SEMs) simply can't see materials that don't conduct electricity very well, and their high energies can actually damage some types of samples. In an effort to ext ... more

Sartorius with Gains

Sartorius got off to a good start in fiscal 2014, with gains in order intake and sales revenue. In constant currencies, Group sales revenue rose 6.3% and order intake increased 4.9%. Despite negative currency impacts, operating Profit for the Group also grew 2.0%; its respective margin afte ... more

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Berghof GmbH: Changes to Central Management

As of 1 August 2014 Stefan Stemmer is the new CEO of  Berghof GmbH, taking over in the post from Nikolaus Rombach, who was previously in charge of the holding company and the five subsidiaries (Berghof Auftragsanalytik + Umweltengineering, Berghof Automation, Berghof Fluoroplastic Technolog ... more

Expansion of Oil, Gas and Energy Industries Powers Automation and Control Solutions Market in CIS Countries

Upcoming brownfield and greenfield projects in the oil and gas and power generation industries will sustain the demand for automation and control solutions (ACS) in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Among the countries in the region (Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, ... more

Using antineutrinos to monitor nuclear reactors

When monitoring nuclear reactors, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has to rely on input given by the operators. In the future, antineutrino detectors may provide an additional option for monitoring. However, heretofore the cumulative antineutrino spectrum of uranium 238 fission ... more

SensoTech: Quality management again certified by DIN EN ISO 9001

Since 1995 SensoTech is certified by the international quality management standard DIN EN ISO 9001. “Our commitment to quality is an essential part of our corporate philosophy. The re-certification confirms our continuous customer orientation and the related focus of our business processes ... more

ZEISS Executive Board enlarged

The start of calendar year 2014 will see some changes to the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG headed by President and CEO Dr. Michael Kaschke. The enlargement of the Executive Board and the reallocation of responsibilities are aimed at driving forward the consistent positioning of ZEISS as ... more

Anton Paar GmbH acquires CSM Instruments

On November 15, 2013, the purchase contract between Anton Paar GmbH and CSM Instruments SA was signed. CSM Instruments SA will continue under the name "CSM Instruments SA | A company of Anton Paar" at the present location in Peseux (Switzerland). The purchase of CSM Instruments represents a ... more

IChemE welcomes UK fracking go-ahead

IChemE is backing a UK government decision to lift an embargo on hydraulic fracturing – better known as fracking – after creating new regulations that it says will reduce the chance of causing earthquakes. The technique, which involves injecting thousands of tons of water into gas-bearing r ... more

Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology Acquires HGV Vosseler

With the acquisition of HGV Vosseler GmbH & Co. KG in Öhringen, Germany, Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology (IMT) is strengthening its presence in the market for process control and inspection in car making. With HGV Vosseler, we have acquired the best technology available on the market. The p ... more

New freeform standards to support scanning coordinate measurement machines

The National Physical Laboratory, the UK's National Measurement Institute, has developed a new range of three dimensional standards for verifying freeform coordinate measurement machines (CMMs). The standard allows the verification of portable and fixed non-contact coordinate measuring syst ... more

Carl Zeiss Opens New Assembly and Demo Center in India

Carl Zeiss opened a new assembly and demo center for Industrial Metrology in Ban- galore, India. "The opening of this new center enables us to manufacturer our coordinate measuring machines (CMM) directly on site for a market with major potential. We can react more quickly to the needs of o ... more

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M+W Group sells its Automation Business

M+W Group has sold its automation business to ATS Automation Tooling Systems, Inc., a Canadian automation specialist. M+W Group’s management decided to sell its automation business as part of a general move towards focusing on its core competencies — engineering and construction. In 2013, a ... more

Alfa Laval wins SEK 50 million oil and gas order in the UK

Alfa Laval  has won an order to supply compact heat exchangers to an offshore platform in the UK. The order is worth approximately SEK 50 million and delivery is scheduled for 2014. The Alfa Laval heat exchangers will be used for various duties, such as cooling, heating and condensation, in ... more

GEA: Dr. Stephan Petri to continue as Member of the Executive Board until 2018

The Supervisory Board of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft extended the appointment as Member of the Executive Board of Dr. Stephan Petri (50) by another 3 years until May 31, 2018. At the Executive Board he is the Labor Relations Director and is responsible for Human Resources, Legal/Compliance ... more

Celtic Renewables partners Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant following €1,5million investment

Celtic Renewables, an Edinburgh-based biofuel company, has signed an agreement with a biotechnology pilot facility to undergo next stage testing of its process to turn whisky by-products into biofuel that can power current vehicles. The partnership, which will allow the company to develop i ... more

Boom in bubble columns: One of the most important types of reactors in the chemical industry is set to become more efficient

Evonik Industries has been operating a bubble column test facility in Marl (Germany) since May 2014 with the aim of optimizing this process technology, which is very important for Evonik. With this facility, the specialty chemicals company is accumulating additional knowledge about hydrofor ... more

Hyundai Engineering and Turkmengas select INEOS Technologies' process for petrochemical complex

INEOS Technologies announces that it has licensed its Innovene™ S process to Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd. for the Turkmengas new greenfield world-scale petrochemical complex in the Balkan Region of Turkmenistan. The contract for construction of the gas chemical complex in Turkmenistan, in ... more

Emerson expands precision flow engineering and research centre in Europe

Emerson Process Management has established a Technology Design Centre at its Cluj-Napoca campus in Romania to support the Micro Motion® flow and density product lines and Roxar measurement technologies.   With a focus on the development of the latest Micro Motion density and viscosity produ ... more

Expansion of Oil, Gas and Energy Industries Powers Automation and Control Solutions Market in CIS Countries

Upcoming brownfield and greenfield projects in the oil and gas and power generation industries will sustain the demand for automation and control solutions (ACS) in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Among the countries in the region (Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, ... more

inge GmbH and Aquasource enter into long-term cooperation agreement

inge GmbH, a subsidiary of BASF SE and a world’s leading supplier of ultrafiltration (UF) membranes and Aquasource, a leading supplier of membrane systems, have agreed to enter into a strategic cooperation effective April 1st, 2014, with each company focusing on their respective competences ... more

The knowledge network for laboratories and processes

The new q&more "www.q-more.com" portal offers more than mere specialized information. Based on the international "q&more" scientific journal, the innovative platform provides knowledge in a lively and inspiring manner as well as creating fascinating communication experiences. Up-to-date kno ... more

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