2006

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  • Bayer pioneers more-efficient TDI technology

    A new process for making toluene diisocyanate (TDI), which is a key raw material for polyurethane, reduces energy consumption by a third, cuts investment costs by 10-20%, and sets new safety standards, claims its developer, Bayer MaterialScience AG, Leverkusen, Germany.

    07/12/2006
  • BASF, Dow team up to launch PO process

    BASF AG and the Dow Chemical Co. plan to produce propylene oxide (PO) via the first commercial-scale hydrogen peroxide propylene oxide (HPPO) plant.

    10/31/2006
  • Automation Federation launched

    The Automation Federation, an umbrella organization for societies involved with process control and automation, now is being formed.

    06/13/2006
  • Active sensors make drums smart

    Chemical plants, already increasingly relying on intelligent field devices tied into control networks, may benefit from a different type of smart sensor for goods and equipment.

    05/26/2006
  • A double-pronged approach to inspecting process streams

    A method to inspect process streams developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory takes a double-pronged approach to spotting foreign objects; by doing so, it provides more data and, in turn, greater accuracy.

    08/07/2006
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