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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

Printable luminous particles enable cost-effective, large and curved luminous surfaces

Researchers at the INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials have now developed a new method that enables electroluminescence on large, curved surfaces in a cost-effective way: in this case, the light-emitting layer and all other components are produced by means of wet-chemical, printable m ... more

The Basis for Polyester and Polyurethane: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Toluene

Fuel additives or solvents, basis for polyurethane plastics or explosives: Toluene is used in a wide variety of applications. "The market volume is considerable", says Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research institute Ceresana: "In 2013 toluene worth US$24.5 billion was sold worldwide." A ... more

Henkel awarded again for leadership in sustainability

For the eighth consecutive year, Henkel receives RobecoSAM’s Gold Class award and is included again in the 2015 Global Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index (Global 100 Index). The accolades recognize and confirm Henkel’s continued leadership and consistent commitment to sustaina ... more

Eindhoven researchers observe shell growth thanks to 'ion sponge'

Dutch and American researchers are able to observe the formation of shells in real time on a nanometer scale thanks to a new electron microscopy technique. This enabled them for the first time to see how pieces of polymer act as ‘ion sponges’ – thereby confirming a 30-year-old theory. The r ... more

Clariant to establish strategic alliance with Beraca getting 30% of its shares of Health & Personal Care Business

Clariant announced a strategic alliance which comprises the intention to acquire a 30% share of Beraca’s Division Health and Personal Care by Clariant, with the possibility of major participation in the future. The transaction will be subject to certain conditions precedent, as well as regu ... more

Exotic, gigantic molecules fit inside each other like Russian nesting dolls

University of Chicago scientists have experimentally observed for the first time a phenomenon in ultracold, three-atom molecules predicted by Russian theoretical physicsist Vitaly Efimov in 1970. In this quantum phenomenon, called geometric scaling, the triatomic molecules fit inside one an ... more

Is glass a true solid?

Does glass ever stop flowing? Researchers at the University of Bristol and Kyoto University have combined computer simulation and information theory, originally invented for telephone communication and cryptography, to answer this puzzling question.Watching a glass blower at work we can cle ... more

Scientists 'bend' elastic waves with new metamaterials that could have commercial applications

Sound waves passing through the air, objects that break a body of water and cause ripples, or shockwaves from earthquakes all are considered "elastic" waves. These waves travel at the surface or through a material without causing any permanent changes to the substance's makeup. Now, enginee ... more

BASF plans worldwide expansion of PVP production

BASF plans to invest up to €56 million in the expansion of its Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) value chain over the next four years. PVP is a polymer which is used in diverse industries, for example the pharmaceutical or the personal and home care sector, mainly due to its binding properties. Th ... more

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Eurofins successfully places EUR 500m new Euro bond

Eurofins Scientific announced that it has successfully raised EUR 500m in its second senior unsecured Euro bond public issuance. The bonds have a seven-year maturity (due 27 January 2022) and will bear an annual coupon of 2.25% (ACT/ACT). The issue was more than three times over-subscribed. ... more

The Waters ionKey/MS Technology Named a Top Innovation for 2014

Waters Corporation announced that its ionKey/MS System™ was ranked among the top analytical instrument innovations of 2014 by The Analytical Scientist magazine.“ionKey/MS is changing how the world thinks about LC/MS. With ionKey/MS, we are enabling any scientist to undertake the most sensit ... more

analytica China and CBB 2016 to hold together

The next analytica China takes place from October 10 to 12, 2016 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). At the same time, China Brew and China Beverage (CBB) – International Brew & Beverage Processing Technology and Equipment Exhibition for China – will be held along from Oc ... more

Tattoo-like sensor can detect glucose levels without a painful finger prick

Scientists have developed the first ultra-thin, flexible device that sticks to skin like a rub-on tattoo and can detect a person's glucose levels. The sensor, reported in a proof-of-concept study in the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry, has the potential to eliminate finger-pricking for man ... more

Additional Member to ZEISS Executive Board

Effective 1 July 2015, the currently four-member Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG headed by President and CEO Dr. Michael Kaschke will be expanded to include a new member responsible for the Vision Care and Consumer Optics business groups. After the expansion of the Executive Board in Decem ... more

Gummy bears under antiparticle fire

Gelatin is used in the pharmaceutical industry to encapsulate active agents. It protects against oxidation and overly quick release. Tiny pores in the material have a significant influence on this, yet they are difficult to investigate. In experiments on gummy bears, researchers at Technisc ... more

Emerson acquires Cascade Technologies Ltd.

Emerson announced it has acquired Stirling, Scotland-based Cascade Technologies Ltd., a manufacturer of gas analysers and monitoring systems using Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) technology. This technology measures multiple gases simultaneously, helping companies improve industrial emissions m ... more

Scientists measure speedy electrons in silicon

The entire semiconductor industry, not to mention Silicon Valley, is built on the propensity of electrons in silicon to get kicked out of their atomic shells and become free. These mobile electrons are routed and switched though transistors, carrying the digital information that characteriz ... more

Spinnovation Analytical receives GMP certification for testing drug substances and drug products

Spinnovation has been granted a certification of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) compliance by the Dutch Health Care Inspectorate. This certifies that Spinnovation is qualified to test pharmaceutical drug substances and products for market release. GMP certification is recognition of Spi ... more

Live images from inside materials

In medicine, X-rays provide high-resolution images of our insides to help doctors make a definitive diagnosis. Industry uses X-rays, too - as a reliable, non-destructive way of seeing what's hidden on inside materials and components and to check for cracks or irregularities. However industr ... more

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Printable luminous particles enable cost-effective, large and curved luminous surfaces

Researchers at the INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials have now developed a new method that enables electroluminescence on large, curved surfaces in a cost-effective way: in this case, the light-emitting layer and all other components are produced by means of wet-chemical, printable m ... more

The Basis for Polyester and Polyurethane: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Toluene

Fuel additives or solvents, basis for polyurethane plastics or explosives: Toluene is used in a wide variety of applications. "The market volume is considerable", says Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research institute Ceresana: "In 2013 toluene worth US$24.5 billion was sold worldwide." A ... more

Henkel awarded again for leadership in sustainability

For the eighth consecutive year, Henkel receives RobecoSAM’s Gold Class award and is included again in the 2015 Global Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index (Global 100 Index). The accolades recognize and confirm Henkel’s continued leadership and consistent commitment to sustaina ... more

Eindhoven researchers observe shell growth thanks to 'ion sponge'

Dutch and American researchers are able to observe the formation of shells in real time on a nanometer scale thanks to a new electron microscopy technique. This enabled them for the first time to see how pieces of polymer act as ‘ion sponges’ – thereby confirming a 30-year-old theory. The r ... more

Clariant to establish strategic alliance with Beraca getting 30% of its shares of Health & Personal Care Business

Clariant announced a strategic alliance which comprises the intention to acquire a 30% share of Beraca’s Division Health and Personal Care by Clariant, with the possibility of major participation in the future. The transaction will be subject to certain conditions precedent, as well as regu ... more

Exotic, gigantic molecules fit inside each other like Russian nesting dolls

University of Chicago scientists have experimentally observed for the first time a phenomenon in ultracold, three-atom molecules predicted by Russian theoretical physicsist Vitaly Efimov in 1970. In this quantum phenomenon, called geometric scaling, the triatomic molecules fit inside one an ... more

Is glass a true solid?

Does glass ever stop flowing? Researchers at the University of Bristol and Kyoto University have combined computer simulation and information theory, originally invented for telephone communication and cryptography, to answer this puzzling question.Watching a glass blower at work we can cle ... more

Scientists 'bend' elastic waves with new metamaterials that could have commercial applications

Sound waves passing through the air, objects that break a body of water and cause ripples, or shockwaves from earthquakes all are considered "elastic" waves. These waves travel at the surface or through a material without causing any permanent changes to the substance's makeup. Now, enginee ... more

BASF plans worldwide expansion of PVP production

BASF plans to invest up to €56 million in the expansion of its Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) value chain over the next four years. PVP is a polymer which is used in diverse industries, for example the pharmaceutical or the personal and home care sector, mainly due to its binding properties. Th ... more

BASF to increase capacity for butanediol at its Geismar site

BASF will increase its production capacities for the chemical intermediate 1,4-butanediol (BDO) by 10% at its site in Geismar/Louisiana as of 2016. The company will then have a global capacity of BDO of 670,000 metric tons per year. Additionally, BASF looks into further measures to strength ... more

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Global Vinyl Acetate Monomer Market to Reach US$9.26 Billion by 2020

Transparency Market Research announces the release of a report titled “Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM) Market for Polyvinyl Acetate, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate, Ethylene-Vinyl Alcohol and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 201 ... more

Fraunhofer IST sells its first pilot-scale unit for patterned plasma treatment of polymer films

Many years went into development, then came six months with the screwdriver, of tweaking and testing, and now they are finally there: the scientists of the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films in Braunschweig together with their partners GRT GmbH & Co. KG, Systec Syst ... more

Innovative Materials: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Thermoplastic Elastomers

Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) are as elastic as rubber, but at the same time as easy to process as standard plastics. "TPE can be melted, repeatedly deformed, and recycled", explains Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research institute Ceresana. "Therefore, thermoplastic elastomers are amon ... more

Growth Potential: Ceresana Forecasts Chances for Polypropylene

Polypropylene (PP) can be found everywhere: in packaging materials and household items, in clothing as much as in vehicles and countless other products. "About 55.1 million tonnes of polypropylene were consumed in 2013. Thus PP is the second-best selling type of plastic after polyethylene", ... more

Prices Under Pressure: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Propylene

Propylene is the second most important petrochemical feedstock: Direct applications include, besides the plastic polypropylene, production of important chemicals such as propylene oxide, acrylonitrile, cumene, butyraldehyde, and acrylic acid. „About 85 million tonnes of propylene were consu ... more

Americas Styrenics Announces Polystyrene Price Decrease Effective December 1, 2014

Americas Styrenics LLC (AmSty) announced a decrease in the transaction price of all grades of polystyrene produced by the Company of $0.04/lb., effective December 1, 2014. This price supersedes all other previously announced price changes. more

Parx Plastics winner of World Technology Award in New York

At the TIME Conference Center in New York, Parx Plastics won the World Technology Award for Materials. Once a year The World Technology Network brings together many of the world's most innovative individuals and organizations in science, technology, and related fields to present, discuss an ... more

New Impulses: Ceresana Publishes Market Study on LLDPE

Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) is the most versatile type of polyethylene. Large amount of this plastics are used in the production of films in particular. Global revenues generated with LLDPE amounted to US$ 40.0 billion in 2013. A new study of the market research institute Ceresa ... more

New plant for plastics component in eastern Germany

Bayer MaterialScience is now even better positioned to meed the strong global demand for a particularly temperature-resistant, high-performance plastic. An additional chemical plant for the production of a key component for the material Apec® was brought on stream in eastern Germany. The op ... more

Ethylene Market in Transition: Ceresana Analyzes World Market for the Most Important Basic Chemical

Ethylene is the by far most important raw material in the petrochemical industry. About 130 million tonnes of ethylene were processed worldwide in 2013. Direct applications include, among others, the three polyethylene plastics HDPE, LLDPE, and LDPE as well as petrochemical intermediates, w ... more

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SP Acquires Stability Environments

SP Industries, Inc. announced that it has acquired privately held Stability Environments, Inc. a provider of Walk-in Environmental Rooms, Glassware Dryers, Chambers and accessory products."Stability Environments has a well-earned reputation for producing high quality, often customized equip ... more

Merck Obtains US Antitrust Clearance for Acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich

Merck announced that it has obtained antitrust clearance from the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for its planned acquisition of US-based life science company Sigma-Aldrich. The waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR Act) in connection with i ... more

Sartorius to Sell Its Industrial Technologies Division to Minebea Co., Ltd.

Sartorius is selling its Industrial Technologies Division (Intec) to the Japanese Minebea Co., Ltd. (Minebea) and their partner, the Development Bank of Japan Inc. The respective contract was signed today. The sales price will be determined as a multiple of the Intec division’s 2014 operati ... more

Carbolite and Gero become Carbolite-Gero

Carbolite GmbH, the German sales organization of the British company Carbolite Ltd., and Gero Hochtemperaturöfen GmbH & Co. KG will merge to form a new company - Carbolite-Gero GmbH & Co. KG - on 1 January 2015. This company will provide a portfolio of furnaces and ovens which covers a temp ... more

SP Industries Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

SP Industries has announced that Brian Wright has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer effective October 27, 2014. In this role Mr. Wright will be responsible for all SP Industries factory operations, supply chain, logistics and facilities management.Prior to joining SP Industries ... more

New Management at Bochem Instrumente GmbH

After 50 years, Jürgen Bochem, co-owner and management member at Bochem lnstrumente GmbH, is taking his leave into retirement. Peter Müller, who has been a member of the company's management for over 25 years, will take over Mr. Bochem's shares on the first of January 2015, in order to cont ... more

Dr. Marc Stricker appointed new Managing Director at LAUDA

LAUDA DR. R. WOBSER GMBH & CO. KG has added to its management team with the appointment of Dr. Marc Stricker (43) as Managing Director. The PhD engineer will run the company together with CEO, Dr. Gunther Wobser (44). From January 1, 2015, Dr. Stricker will control the Operations, Research ... more

Expansion of the WALDNER Group

The WALDNER Group, with its headquarters in Wangen, and Hohenloher Spezialmöbelwerke have joined forces on the market for laboratory furniture and furniture for scientific classrooms. Both corporations can look back on a tradition of more than 100 years. Waldner (approx. 1100 employees) is ... more

Towards future lab-on-chip applications

Fraunhofer FEP presents latest approaches to fabricate OLED devices for lab-on-a-chip-applications using either near UV electroluminescence (EL) or optically modulated green light to stimulate fluorescent dye markers. Smart and portable medical equipment is essential for fast and easy poin ... 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

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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

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

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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

Borealis sells nitric acid process technology to Casale

Borealis has divested a package of fertilizer process technologies and established a new technology partnership with Casale SA. The partnership will enable Borealis to focus on its core competencies of the production and distribution of high quality fertilizer products, while Casale will ex ... more

AVEVA opens new office in Saudi Arabia

AVEVA announced the opening of its new office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The new office strengthens its presence in the Middle East and further enhances its growing global network. The office will offer sales and support for all of AVEVA’s solutions and services, with particular focus ... more

Dutch technology reclaims humic acid at drinking water plants

International engineering and project management consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV has joined forces with Dutch water supply company Vitens to help other drinking water companies around the world recover humic acid, an organic fertiliser. Humic acid is often discharged currently as a waste pro ... more

Jacobs Receives Contract from BP in Belgium

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced that it received a contract from BP Chembel N.V. for basic and detailed engineering services to upgrade its facilities in Geel, Belgium.Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is installing new equipment and performing upgrades in the facility’s PTA u ... more

Carbolite and Gero become Carbolite-Gero

Carbolite GmbH, the German sales organization of the British company Carbolite Ltd., and Gero Hochtemperaturöfen GmbH & Co. KG will merge to form a new company - Carbolite-Gero GmbH & Co. KG - on 1 January 2015. This company will provide a portfolio of furnaces and ovens which covers a temp ... more

Acquisition of GEA Heat Exchangers by Triton is finalized

After receiving the required approvals, Triton has legally finalized its acquisition of GEA Heat Exchangers, as part of a so-called closing procedure. With this closing and with assumption of the activities of GEA Heat Exchangers, Triton takes over all companies in the former group, as well ... more

Neste Jacobs Renews its Organization

Neste Jacobs changes its leadership model and organization to respond better to its Growth Strategy and future challenges. The Company Board approved at the end of 2013 the new long term Growth Strategy which targets to double the turnover of Neste Jacobs. The focus of Neste Jacobs is in pr ... more

Getting the salt out

The boom in oil and gas produced through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is seen as a boon for meeting U.S. energy needs. But one byproduct of the process is millions of gallons of water that's much saltier than seawater, after leaching salts from rocks deep below the surface. Now resear ... more

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