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BASF invests in industrial artificial intelligence company

Additional partnership to bring together expertise in mineral processing, ore beneficiation chemistry and industrial AI technology

20-Aug-2020 and BASF Venture Capital (BVC) announced that BVC is leading a strategic investment round in with follow-on participation from a group of U.K.-based technology angel investors including Dr. Steve Garnett and Stephen Kelly. is a provider of AI-based ...


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High-Tech Gründerfonds and Bayern Kapital invest in IT start-up


High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) together with Bayern Kapital has invested a seven-figure sum in Munich-based IT start-up Erium as part of a seed financing round. SAR Elektronic GmbH is also on board as a co-investor. Erium’s software solution HALerium is used to model and optimise highly complex ...


Global Bioenergies reaches 87% of yield target in Isobutene process


Global Bioenergies announces that a new milestone has been met in the development of its Isobutene process. The company announces a yield exceeding 87% of the final target during the complete production phase, at laboratory scale. The productivity is also progressing quickly. Yield and ...


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Comprehensive concept optimizes the production of numerous specialty polyesters


With an integrated concept, Evonik can optimize the production processes for more than 120 specialty polyesters. The polyesters are produced by companies in a large number of plants with different designs. With the polyester process technology platform that was developed by experts in the Coating ...


Failure research promises billions of savings for industry


Equipment failure and downtime in large power plants, petrochemical plants, the offshore and process industries amount to billions of unnecessary costs. Analysis of cause of failure, such as choice of materials, manufacturing methods, and stress and environmental conditions can help companies ...


Solvias and RohnerChem announce partnership for custom research and manufacturing services


Solvias and RohnerChem announced a partnership for custom research and manufacturing services. The preferred but non-exclusive partnership closes the chain of services from route scouting through to commercial manufacturing. Customers will benefit from the synergy of Solvias’ expertise in ...


LANXESS: Price adjustment for engineering plastics


LANXESS AG is to increase its prices for Pocan in Europe, the Middle East and Africa effective December 1, 2010. The Semi-Crystalline Products business unit announced that the price increase will be at least EUR 0.20 per kg for Pocan Compounds (Polybutylenterephthalate Compounds). This price ...


Production record for Bayferrox


At around 25,000 metric tons, the amount of Bayferrox manufactured by LANXESS at its Krefeld-Uerdingen site in May was higher than in any previous month. This is the largest volume ever produced since the plant was founded in 1926 and is equivalent to approximately 1200 loaded trucks. 85 percent ...


LANXESS to build new formalin facility at its Krefeld-Uerdingen site

Commissioning scheduled for late 2011


LANXESS AG is to build a new facility for formalin production at its site in Krefeld-Uerdingen. The specialty chemicals group will then no longer be dependent on buying in the feedstock, which it needs for the production of trimethylolpropane (TMP). The total investment for the new building and ...


Dow and BASF win IChemE Award for jointly developed HPPO Technology


The Dow Chemical Company and BASF announced that they have received the Institution of Chemical Engineers’ Innovation and Excellence Award in Core Engineering for their jointly developed Hydrogen Peroxide to Propylene Oxide (HPPO) production technology. The annual award recognizes the project or ...


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