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Reactor simulation takes EFCE prize


Maarten Sabbe, a chemical engineering PhD student at the University of Gent in Belgium has been awarded the 2010 EFCE Excellence Award in Chemical Reaction Engineering. Sabbe won the award for his PhD thesis, Ab initio based kinetic modelling for the simulation of industrial chemical processes. ...


Brunetti wins EFCE award in Membrane Engineering


Dr. Ing. Adele Brunetti has been awarded the EFCE Excellence Award in Membrane Engineering for her PhD thesis, Integrated membrane plant for pure hydrogen production for PEMFC (polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell). The aim of the thesis was to apply membrane engineering techniques to new ...


ABB expands its power semiconductor business amid rising demand


ABB has agreed to acquire the semiconductor business of Polovodice a.s. in the Czech Republic. The additional production capacity for high-power semiconductors will help ABB to cope with the expected rising demand fueled by growth in renewable energy and efforts to improve energy ...


François Vleugels new General Manager of Spolchemie


With effect from Monday 17 August, Mr. François Vleugels became the new General Manager of Spolchemie. Mr. François Vleugels has extensive senior management experience in various leading chemical companies. Martin Prochazka will continue in the position of General Manger of sister companies STZ ...


Gifted guardians of life and the environment: Europe honours the inventors of the year


Health and the environment were the big winners when the European Commission and the European Patent Office presented the 2009 European Inventor of the Year awards. In the presence of the Head of the Czech Parliament Miloslav Vlcek and over 400 guests in Prague Castle, EPO President Alison ...


AkzoNobel acquires East European adhesives business


AkzoNobel Industrial Finishes has reinforced the strategic position of its Casco Adhesives business in Eastern Europe by acquiring the wood adhesives activities of Kronochem. Financial details were not disclosed. Kronochem is the chemical arm of Kronospan, the world's leading producer of wood ...


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Bayer MaterialScience takes over Czech polyurethane systems house Brahe

Strengthening systems business in the growth region of central and eastern Europe


Bayer MaterialScience is extending its global network of polyurethane systems houses even further. The company has now signed the contract for the acquisition of the Brahe a.s. systems house in the Czech Republic, which is to be integrated into the BaySystems network under the name BaySystems ...


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