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LANXESS opens high-tech plastics plant in Brazil

Investment of around EUR 20 million


LANXESS inaugurated its new high-tech plastics plant in Porto Feliz, Brazil. The specialty chemicals company has invested around EUR 20 million (R$ 62 million) in the facility, which will initially have an annual capacity of 20,000 metric tons. Up to 50 highly-skilled jobs will be created. The ...


UHDENORA receives first order for new electrolysis technology


UHDENORA and BEFAR Group Co. LTD have signed a contract for the construction of an 80,000 mtpy caustic soda plant at Binzhou City, Province of Shandong, P.R. China. The plant will be the world’s first to be based on the NaCl ODC technology owned by UHDENORA. UHDENORA is a joint venture between ...


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First dry-type transformer in South Africa is manufactured on Hedrich casting equipment


The story of the first dry-type transformer (for medium voltage) manufactured completely in Southern Africa is also the successful story of Mr. Paddy Padayachee, as first engineer and founder of Revive Electrical Transformers. As an immigrant´s child, he studied electrical engineering and started ...


Biomethodes begins construction of its pilot plant in Virginia (USA)


Biomethode and its US subsidiary OptaFuel, announced that construction has begun on its pilot plant in Norton, VA. “Construction of our first pilot plant represents a significant investment of $24 million and is the culmination of significant efforts at the lab scale and pre-operational scale, an ...


Cargill and Evolva move into pilot scale ahead of schedule for fermentation-based steviol glycosides


Cargill and Evolva Holding SA announced that their development program for fermentation-based steviol glycosides is moving into pilot scale ahead of schedule, potentially making it available for commercialization sooner than expected. Earlier this year, Cargill and Evolva entered into an ...


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Veolia’s MPPE water treatment unit for Shell Floating LNG plant


VWS MPP Systems has been awarded a contract by Samsung to supply a Macro Porous Polymer Extraction (MPPE) water purification unit for a Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility. The MPPE unit will be used for Shell’s Prelude FLNG project in Australia, the largest offshore floating facility ...


Natcore Scientists Build World's First Black Silicon Solar Cell Using Scalable Production Process


Scientists at Natcore Technology Inc. have created the world's first black silicon solar cell using processes amenable to low-cost mass production. After recently treating a wafer to make it the "blackest" silicon solar cell surface ever recorded, Natcore's technicians used their scalable liquid ...


H&S delivers the world's first industrial system for flexible PU foam conversion


H&S Anlagentechnik GmbH has received an order from a Polish slabstock foam manufacturer to supply the world's first industrial-scale system to recover polyol from flexible polyurethane foam waste materials. The main target of the project is increasing sustainability in the PU mattresses ...


BYK Kometra opens new production building in Schkopau


Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber, Chairman of the Management Board of ALTANA AG, and Frank Bannert, district administrator of the Saalekreis region, visited BYK Kometra in Schkopau for the opening ceremony of the new production building. Along with another 100 or so guests, they acquainted themselves ...


CCP Composites Announces New North American Gel Coat Manufacturing Facility


CCP Composites announced plans to expand its manufacturing footprint by adding a new gel coat production operation in North America. This new facility is scheduled to begin production in early 2013 and will be located in the Vancouver, WA area in the Pacific Northwest. This undertaking is part of ...


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