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BASF increases Prices for Ethanolamines in Europe

With immediate effect, or as existing contracts permit, BASF is increasing its European sales prices for ethanolamines (EOA) as follows: Monoethanolamine (MEOA): + 55 EUR/ mt Diethanolamine (DEOA): + 55 EUR/ mt Triethanolamine (TEOA): + 55 EUR/ mt or by the equivalent amounts in local cur ... more

Arkema announces a price increase on its Orevac® range

Due to the rising costs of raw materials, Arkema will implement a price increase of 150€/MT on its whole Orevac® range (Grafted polyolefins).This price change will be effective on May 1st, 2015 or as contracts allow and will be in effect for all grades and modes of deliveries.  This new inc ... more

Eurofins reinforces its footprint in the US with the acquisition of QC Laboratories

Eurofins Scientific announced the acquisition of QC Laboratories (QCL), a leading full-service environment and food analytical testing provider, as well as a dairy testing reference laboratory, located 80 miles from Eurofins’ flagship Lancaster campus. Founded in 1943, QCL employs about 200 ... more

Carnegie Mellon's Krzysztof Matyjaszewski wins Dreyfus Prize

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, the J.C. Warner University Professor of Natural Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, has won the 2015 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences.The international prize awarded by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation is given every two years to recognize accompli ... more

First miniature synchrotron now in commercial operation

Lyncean Technologies, Inc. announced the commercial operation of a Compact Light Source (CLS), the world's first miniature synchrotron X-ray source employing state-of-the-art laser and electron beam technology.The Lyncean CLS was purchased in December 2012 by researchers from the newly form ... more

A ranking of environmental chemicals

How dangerous are environmental chemicals and what is their effect on human health? In a project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, the pharmacist Daniela Schuster is currently developing a computer-based "early warning system" for potentially dangerous substances.In our daily lives w ... more

AkzoNobel completes divestment of Paper Chemicals business

AkzoNobel has finalized the €153 million divestment of its global paper chemicals business to Kemira. The deal was first announced in July 2014."This is another important step in our strategy to focus on leading positions in bleaching chemicals, colloidal silica and expandable microspheres, ... more

Paul T. Anastas Awarded Emanuel Merck Lectureship 2015

Merck, a leading company for innovative, topquality high-tech products in healthcare, life science and performance materials, announced that the American chemist Professor Paul T. Anastas has been awarded this year's Emanuel Merck Lectureship. In the 1990s, Anastas coined the term “green ch ... more

Azelis appointed by Evonik for silica distribution to life science industries in the Nordics

Azelis announced its appointment by Evonik Industries AG as distributor for the Aerosil® & Sipernat® range of products in the Nordic region from 1st April 2015.The supply of these products to the Food, Personal Care and Pharma Industries in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Iceland is a further s ... more

Waters Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Waters Corporation reported today first quarter 2015 sales of $460 million, an increase of 7% in comparison to sales of $431 million in the first quarter of 2014. Foreign currency translation reduced sales growth by 8%. On a GAAP basis, earnings per diluted share (EPS) for the first quarter ... more

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Eurofins reinforces its footprint in the US with the acquisition of QC Laboratories

Eurofins Scientific announced the acquisition of QC Laboratories (QCL), a leading full-service environment and food analytical testing provider, as well as a dairy testing reference laboratory, located 80 miles from Eurofins’ flagship Lancaster campus. Founded in 1943, QCL employs about 200 ... more

First miniature synchrotron now in commercial operation

Lyncean Technologies, Inc. announced the commercial operation of a Compact Light Source (CLS), the world's first miniature synchrotron X-ray source employing state-of-the-art laser and electron beam technology.The Lyncean CLS was purchased in December 2012 by researchers from the newly form ... more

Waters Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Waters Corporation reported today first quarter 2015 sales of $460 million, an increase of 7% in comparison to sales of $431 million in the first quarter of 2014. Foreign currency translation reduced sales growth by 8%. On a GAAP basis, earnings per diluted share (EPS) for the first quarter ... more

Scientists join forces to reveal the mass and shape of single molecules

A microscopic tool, more than 1000 times thinner than the width of a single human hair, uses vibrations to simultaneously reveal the mass and the shape of a single molecule - a feat which has not been possible until now.The work was led by Professor John Sader at the University of Melbourne ... more

Analytik Jena AG Enjoying Solid Start to New Financial Year

Analytik Jena AG has started the 2015 financial year with significantly increased order entries totaling EUR 32.1 m (previous year: EUR 25.4 m) and a profit of EUR 0.7 m (previous year: EUR -1.5 m) for the period ending on March 31, 2015. This positive result in the period under review was ... more

New technique for exploring structural dynamics of nanoworld

A new technique for visualizing the rapidly changing electronic structures of atomic-scale materials as they twist, tumble and traipse across the nanoworld is taking shape at the California Institute of Technology. There, researchers have for the first time successfully combined two existin ... more

Agilent Technologies and Scion Instruments Agree to Enable Each Other’s Instruments in Their Chromatography Data Systems

Agilent Technologies Inc. and Scion Instruments announced a gas chromatography instrument control agreement. This exchange agreement provides customers the freedom to operate instruments from both manufacturers in each company’s chromatography data systems.The companies will exchange develo ... more

Lucideon Receives ISO 17025 Accreditation for Wear Testing

Lucideon has been awarded ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation for the total wear testing of hip joints. The accreditation encompasses ISO 14242-1 and ISO 14242-2 standards and was awarded by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service).The extension to scope means that Lucideon can offer accred ... more

Three wavelengths will do

Many factors can change skin pigmentation, including aging, exposure to UV light, certain drugs, as well as certain diseases. A simple technique for measuring skin pigmentation could be a helpful tool for research and diagnostics. The same goes for measuring the skin blood content. Alterati ... more

New tabletop detector 'sees' single electrons

MIT physicists have developed a new tabletop particle detector that is able to identify single electrons in a radioactive gas.As the gas decays and gives off electrons, the detector uses a magnet to trap them in a magnetic bottle. A radio antenna then picks up very weak signals emitted by t ... more

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BASF increases Prices for Ethanolamines in Europe

With immediate effect, or as existing contracts permit, BASF is increasing its European sales prices for ethanolamines (EOA) as follows: Monoethanolamine (MEOA): + 55 EUR/ mt Diethanolamine (DEOA): + 55 EUR/ mt Triethanolamine (TEOA): + 55 EUR/ mt or by the equivalent amounts in local cur ... more

Arkema announces a price increase on its Orevac® range

Due to the rising costs of raw materials, Arkema will implement a price increase of 150€/MT on its whole Orevac® range (Grafted polyolefins).This price change will be effective on May 1st, 2015 or as contracts allow and will be in effect for all grades and modes of deliveries.  This new inc ... more

Carnegie Mellon's Krzysztof Matyjaszewski wins Dreyfus Prize

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, the J.C. Warner University Professor of Natural Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, has won the 2015 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences.The international prize awarded by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation is given every two years to recognize accompli ... more

A ranking of environmental chemicals

How dangerous are environmental chemicals and what is their effect on human health? In a project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, the pharmacist Daniela Schuster is currently developing a computer-based "early warning system" for potentially dangerous substances.In our daily lives w ... more

AkzoNobel completes divestment of Paper Chemicals business

AkzoNobel has finalized the €153 million divestment of its global paper chemicals business to Kemira. The deal was first announced in July 2014."This is another important step in our strategy to focus on leading positions in bleaching chemicals, colloidal silica and expandable microspheres, ... more

Paul T. Anastas Awarded Emanuel Merck Lectureship 2015

Merck, a leading company for innovative, topquality high-tech products in healthcare, life science and performance materials, announced that the American chemist Professor Paul T. Anastas has been awarded this year's Emanuel Merck Lectureship. In the 1990s, Anastas coined the term “green ch ... more

Azelis appointed by Evonik for silica distribution to life science industries in the Nordics

Azelis announced its appointment by Evonik Industries AG as distributor for the Aerosil® & Sipernat® range of products in the Nordic region from 1st April 2015.The supply of these products to the Food, Personal Care and Pharma Industries in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Iceland is a further s ... more

Two-dimensional semiconductor comes clean

In 2013 James Hone, Wang Fong-Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Engineering, and colleagues at Columbia demonstrated that they could dramatically improve the performance of graphene - highly conducting two-dimensional (2D) carbon - by encapsulating it in boron nitride (BN) ... more

BASF starts trial production of mononitrobenzene in Chongqing

BASF has begun trial operations at the mononitrobenzene plant within the integrated 400,000 metric ton methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) complex in Chongqing, China. Mononitrobenzene is a precursor for the production of MDI. This MDI site covers an area of more than 50 hectares, includi ... more

Tracking exploding lithium-ion batteries in real-time

What happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat and explode has been tracked inside and out for the first time by a UCL-led team using sophisticated 3D imaging. Understanding how Li-ion batteries fail and potentially cause a dangerous chain reaction of events is important for improving the ... more

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BASF starts trial production of mononitrobenzene in Chongqing

BASF has begun trial operations at the mononitrobenzene plant within the integrated 400,000 metric ton methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) complex in Chongqing, China. Mononitrobenzene is a precursor for the production of MDI. This MDI site covers an area of more than 50 hectares, includi ... more

Biesterfeld enters the Brazilian Polymer Distribution Market

With immediate effect Biesterfeld Simko Distribuição Ltda. has been appointed Key-Distributor in Brazil by DuPont´s Performance Polymer division, a long standing Partner for Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH across Europe. The DuPont product range of Engineering Polymers, Thermoplastic Elastomers an ... more

Strong fibers: Ceresana presents market study on polyamides

Tear-resistant fibers, unbreakable components: Polyamides are among the most versatile plastics. Especially the types polyamide 6 and polyamide 66 are important. They vary in their chemical constitution. "In 2014, global revenues of 24.4 billion US$ were achieved with these two polyamide ty ... more

New CU-Boulder technique could slash energy used to produce many plastics

A new material developed at the University of Colorado Boulder could radically reduce the energy needed to produce a wide variety of plastic products, from grocery bags and cling wrap to replacement hips and bulletproof vests.Approximately 80 million metric tons of polyethylene is produced ... more

New managing director of Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH

Effective from April 1st 2015 Martin Umbach is appointed Managing Director of Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH. Together with Carsten Harms, he is now responsible for the international operating subsidiary of Biesterfeld AG. Martin Umbach (40) has been employed at Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH since 200 ... more

Clean growth: Ceresana publishes second market report on surfactants

Surfactants facilitate the removal of dirt and enable to finely mix water and oil. These surface active chemical substances are used in every household but also serve for numerous industrial applications. "In 2014, a worldwide turnover of 33.2 billion US$ was achieved with surfactants" says ... more

Coperion Nanjing to open new plant in September 2015

Coperion (Nanjing) Machinery Ltd. Co., Nanjing, PR China, will move to a new facility in the Nanjing Jiangning District in September 2015. The company’s current production site will in the future be designated for R&D and Technology use only as per Nanjing Jiangning Government’s plan. With ... more

New management and enhanced focus for Emerell

Emerell is outsourcing its non-manufacturing services into a new company. At the same time, Adrian Leumann is taking over the management of the company.As an independent manufacturing partner of producers and processors of polymer specialties and high-quality adhesives, Emerell needs to ali ... more

HDPE plastics on growth course: Ceresana presents third market report on high-density polyethylene

Milk bottles, water pipes, films or fireworks: High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is used for a wide range of products. The versatile plastic serves for example for the production of packaging and hollow bodies of all kinds, household goods but also technical parts and construction products. ... more

A milestone for the Maghreb: First production line for oriented films

Biaxial Films Packaging SpA (BFP) and Brückner Maschinenbau teamed up for the very first production line for biaxially oriented plastics film in the Maghreb. The state-of-the-art 8.7m wide BOPP film line will be located at Sétif in northeastern Algeria, 300 kilometers east of Algiers. Produ ... more

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Sartorius Starts Off Fiscal 2015 with a Strong First Quarter

Sartorius started off fiscal 2015 with substantial double-digit gains in order intake, sales revenue and earnings. Group order intake rose 13.1%, excluding currency effects; this reported figure surged 22.7%. Sales climbed 17.2% in constant currencies; the reported figure, 27.0%. Operating ... more

Pall Corporation Acquires BioSMB Technology from Tarpon Biosystems

Pall Corporation  announces the acquisition of the BioSMB technology platform from Tarpon Biosystems. These chromatographic systems enable single-use, multicolumn chromatography for process development and are well placed for multiproduct and single-use facilities. “We are pleased to add th ... more

Mettler-Toledo's TDL Analyzers Receive Award from Frost & Sullivan for Competitive Strategy Innovation & Leadership

Based on its recent analysis of the process tunable diode laser (TDL) analyzers market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Mettler-Toledo AG with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Competitive Strategy Innovation & Leadership. Mettler-Toledo's TDL series, the GPro 500, has an original desi ... more

Foundation of LAUDA Scientific GmbH as an independent company for measuring instruments

From March 1, 2015 the full subsidiary LAUDA Scientific will take over the development, sales and customer service for LAUDA measuring instruments. For the Managing Director Dr. Gunther Wobser this new foundation constitutes consistent development: “With this important step we would like to ... more

TÜV SÜD explains process maturity according to the new ISO 9001

The final version of the revised standard for quality management systems is scheduled for release by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) in autumn 2015. Many organisations have already started to address the expected changes, which are aimed at strengthening the benefit ... more

analytica Vietnam 2015 more international than ever

This year's analytica Vietnam will have approximately 100 exhibitors from 15 countries, making it more international than ever. As part of the extensive program of related events, feature several international experts will pass on scientific background information about research and trends ... more

Sartorius Reviews Fiscal 2014 Results

Sartorius closed fiscal 2014 with significant gains in sales revenue and earnings. At the annual press conference in Goettingen, Germany, CEO Dr. Joachim Kreuzburg stated that the Group had even slightly exceeded its financial targets and reached important milestones: "Our largest division, ... more

Picosun Expands its Production Capacity

Picosun Oy doubles its production capacity to enable faster delivery of cluster systems and automated batch Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) tools to its customers.“Our unmatched knowledge in ALD system design ensures that our products meet even the strictest quality requirements of today’s se ... more

JPK opens new expanded offices in Berlin to meet the growing demand for products worldwide

JPK Instruments has moved to a new and expanded suite of offices and laboratories with increased manufacturing space to meet growing demand worldwide.JPK Instruments has moved to new offices in Berlin. Having outgrown their headquarters' premises of the last twelve years, JPK has moved acro ... more

Sartorius: Successful Business Year 2014

Sartorius successfully closed fiscal 2014 according to its preliminary figures, and even slightly exceeded its sales revenue and earnings targets. In addition, the Group is set to further sharpen its strategic profile based on the sale of its smallest division, Industrial Technologies, whic ... more

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IDEX Corporation Signs Agreement to Acquire Novotema

IDEX Corporation announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of Novotema, SpA, a leader in the design, manufacture and sale of specialty sealing solutions for use in the building products, gas control, transportation, industrial and water markets. T ... more

Huber represented in the USA now

Huber Kältemaschinenbau continues its international expansion. From this date, the expert for high precision thermoregulation headquartered in Offenburg, Germany will be represented in the USA by a new branch establishment. Under the name of "Huber USA Inc.", the new US affiliate will direc ... more

LAUDA founds subsidiary in Italy

The constant temperature equipment specialist LAUDA is expanding its international reach with the creation of LAUDA Italia. The purpose of the 100% subsidiary of LAUDA Beteiligungs-GmbH is to manage the increased expansion of business in the important European market. "In this company decis ... more

Frost & Sullivan: Political Acceptance of Shale Gas as a Fuel Will Affect the Sensors Market for the Industry

The shale gas industry holds great promise for sensors, but it is heavily dependent on government acceptance due to the numerous environmental concerns (earthquakes, pollution) associated with fracking. With governments still being undecided on whether hydraulic fracturing can be conducted, ... 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

GEMÜ: 50 years of experience in valve design

The company Gebrüder Müller Apparatebau GmbH & Co. KG - GEMÜ for short - based in Ingelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Founded by Fritz Müller in his parents' garage, the manufacturer of valves, measurement and control systems can now look back on a ... 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

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Elliott Group Opens Service Shop in Tianjin, China

Elliott Group announced that it will open a new, 5,780-square-meter turbomachinery service center on May 7, 2015, in the Technological and Economic Development Area (TEDA) of the Binhai New District, Tianjin, China. The new facility in Tianjin will repair and maintain rotating equipment for ... more

EquipNet expands as business grows in European markets

Continuing success in Europe has encouraged EquipNet Inc. to expand both its sales and marketing operations and its -logistics hub for all UK and European business. The company has relocated its European team into new, larger office premises based in Twyford, Berkshire, as well as extending ... more

Significantly more efficient copper extraction with hydrogen peroxide

The use of hydrogen peroxide can solve an old mining problem while significantly increasing the amount of copper extracted from the ore. Certain impurities such as iron sulfides (which include pyrite) have been difficult to remove until now. A new technology based on hydrogen peroxide now o ... more

New CMI process recycles valuable rare earth metals from old electronics

Scientists at the Critical Materials Institute have developed a two-step recovery process that makes recycling rare-earth metals easier and more cost-effective. Rare-earth metals are valuable ingredients in a variety of modern technologies and are found in cell phones, hard disk drives in c ... more

An assembly line for medications

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (MPICI) and the Freie Universität Berlin have succeeded in developing better methods of producing APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients). As a result, Efavirenz, one of the preferred agents for treating HIV in combination ... more

Technip Awarded Contract for New 500 KTA Ethylbenzene Styrene Monomer Plant in China

Technip was awarded a contract by Qingdao Soda Ash Industrial New Material & Technology Company to provide the technology, engineering, selected critical equipment and technical services for a 500 KTA ethylbenzene styrene monomer (EBSM) plant to be located in Dongjiakou Port Industrial Zone ... more

Industrial pump inspired by flapping bird wings

Birds are unwitting masters of fluid dynamics - they manipulate airflow each time they flap their wings, pushing air in one direction and moving themselves in another. Two New York University researchers have taken inspiration from avian locomotion strategies and created a pump that moves f ... more

Evergreens and hot topics: ACHEMA preparations shift into high gear

The countdown is on: from 15 to 19 June 2015 the doors will open on ACHEMA 2015. Over 3,100 exhibitors have already registered but, as in 2012, the organisers anticipate around 3,800. Moreover, the congress programme is shortly to be released. Already a clear trend is emerging: besides the ... more

Tim Noonan Named to Barry-Wehmiller’s Board of Directors

Robert H. Chapman, Chairman and CEO, has announced that Tim Noonan has been appointed to Barry-Wehmiller’s Board of Directors. Noonan is Vice President, Ventures, part of Boeing Defense, Space & Security.  Ventures works with Boeing entrepreneurs to validate, accelerate and commercialize pr ... more

Photometallization allows production of the entire circuitry on touchscreens in one step

When users operate their smartphones, tablets and so on, they do not give a second thought to the complicated electronics that make them work. All that concerns them is that they can happily swipe and tap away. To make the touchscreens work, they are provided on their surface with microscop ... more

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