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Companies often don’t understand where and how solutions can be applied to optimal effect, nor how to best integrate legacy technology investments.
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Much more needs to be done to protect the critical industrial sector. The bad actors already are planning their next move. What’s yours?
Digital features enable fast commissioning, in-situ device verification and access to self-diagnostics.
Events that don’t happen have value, and sophisticated industrial operators know how much.
Analytical method development is now moving beyond simply defining a fixed set of measurement parameters.
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Proper dust collection, ventilation and filtration will improve product quality.
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Compressed-air piping size impacts control and cost.
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Give bearings what they deserve to maintain reliability.
Process plant displays are taking a cue from smart phones and tablets much to the delight of operators.
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Getting the most out of assets is an imperative at plants. Optimizing performance of equipment during processing and minimizing downtime are crucial. This panel discussion looks at practical ways sites can improve their operational efficiency and improve their bottom line.
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Using lean manufacturing, kaizen improvement processes, Six Sigma projects, and 5S implementation can help manage water.
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Proper air preparation and maintenance is fairly simple and very cost-effective.
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A cyber attack on a safety controller at an oil and gas installation in the Middle East proves that concerns about the possibility of attacks on industrial systems are escalating.
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Any company that has experienced a disaster firsthand will attest to the value of developing, testing, and maintaining a business recovery plan.
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Process industries have unique challenges. BASF and Dow explain how they address these challenges and waltz forward.
Anniversary Symposium marks progress of industry and university research collaboration.
Using biocatalysis instead of traditional chemistry can dramatically simplify the operational aspects of the transformation process.
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When a SABIC affiliate is hit by lightning twice they want to know the likelihood of it happening again.
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Here are steps you can take to ensure that your facility is more secure and less susceptible to cyberattacks.
Special report details how chemical makers can optimize their automation projects and reduce lifecycle management costs of control systems.
How to get your money's worth on bundled services and products.
What you want to accomplish determines which approach is better to use.
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Company’s approach to digital innovation enables it to identify, develop and implement new strategic technologies.
Hofmeister is the former president, Shell Oil Company and Chief Executive, Citizens for Affordable Energy.
Continuous production could reduce persistent quality problems and help eliminate drug shortages.
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The path to enlightenment can result in significant energy savings.
Reliability professionals should apply parallel reasoning and not stand idly by while the uninformed take inappropriate risks.
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Article highlights best strategies for safeguarding people and property from ever-expanding physical threats.
Standards, IT technology, cloud-based solutions and advanced analytics work in concert to improve operations.
How a specialty-polymers company took a “don’t panic” approach and improved safety, cost, uptime and quality.
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Electricity from renewable sources could power new synthesis method
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White paper details several types of foams and how to minimize or eliminate them all together.
Cleaning up CMMS data will not only yield dividends in enhanced productivity today, but also prepare your plant for a connected future.
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Cecil L. Smith offers his expertise in a series of articles on level control focused on proportional-integral control and use of nonlinear control equations as well as cascade control.
The American Chemical Society unearths why bacon smells so good.
Implementing this recommended program will reduce the number of days spent on your critical equipment repairs and make your scheduled outages run more smoothly.
Involve system designers, production, maintenance, quality and compliance from the project’s inception to completion.
An oxidizer and fuel source work in concert to create all sorts of spectacular colors.
Data without context, without precedents or without an understanding of the factors underlying and contributing to it can be catastrophically misleading.
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Steps combine to address the elements of people, processes, and profit that are fundamental to any business transformation.
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Goal is to automate and reduce maintenance costs while sustaining benefits
The key to improvement is changing processes to accommodate a new technology in a manner that maximizes benefits.
“Truly novel results” of four-year project lead to honor.
Just combine the reagents, mix them and go, say researchers.
Simplifying instrument verification can minimize expensive calibrations.
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Materials break down toxic compounds that contaminate water, including endocrine disruptors.
Approach offers insights on how to improve catalyst performance.
Advanced technologies for compressor capacity control can provide flexibility and save massive amounts of energy, but it can be difficult to achieve precise control.
Survey participants named their best-in-class vendors in 20 categories.
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Four initiatives at its vaccine-manufacturing facilities aim to save money.
Machines communicating with other machines promise to transform how chemical makers handle asset management.
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7 guidelines to launch a maintenance 4.0 plan
This short video explains the science behind why dogs sniff each others' butts.
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The need accurate metering always pushes the advancement of flow instrumentation.
Four key lessons learned are to go big, to embrace the technology, to prepare for the challenges, and to build a lab.
Wireless has the potential to improve plant safety where wired systems are impractical.
Make sure your RFP allows for multiple bids, among other things.
Designing out risk and designing out maintenance become attractive propositions.
Proactive maintenance and proper monitoring are the most important factors for increasing machinery life.
The test procedures developed in CAGI BL 5389 provides uniform verification of the performance of the range of turbomachinery packages offered to the marketplace.
Use of fuels outside the advised specifications can result in increased maintenance requirements or premature component failure.
Howard has worked on advancing the automation of pharmaceutical continuous manufacturing as well as perfecting her baking and DIY skills.
Creating or replacing compressor capacity for your facility requires a lot of prep work. Get it right and you'll reap energy-saving benefits.
Empower internal resources by giving them the right advanced analytics tools for their specific needs.
Keeping dust to a minimum is much more than good housekeeping – it's a matter of worker safety and environmental health.
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Arc flash hazards abound in an electrical workplace. Stop pointing fingers and become accountable.
Review your site’s work completion report keying in on PdM work to see if it is being accomplished.
Mobile technologies are going to change the way plants are operated.
When migrating an existing control system to a different supplier’s platform, it’s important to “look under the covers.” Part 3 in a three-part series.
Enhanced control, analysis, and communications tools can help compressed air users keep their system running reliably and at the highest efficiency.
Five questions will help you get more value and improve outcomes.
Beyond keeping networks and communications secure, mobility tools also keep users and applications safe.
This article proposes five specific actions to try instead of slashing costs.
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The unintended consequences of a digital program without a rigorous governance protocol: bad decisions, lost profits, and, in the worst case, a catastrophic event.
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The American Chemical Society explains why good juice goes bad.
Several trends are helping evolve compressed air management.
See how your views regarding education compare with your peers. You might have to dust off the books.
An ultrasonic compressed-air leak survey can show tremendous payback and energy savings without a significant capital expenditure.
Key mechanical factors should be considered when applying a horizontal ball-bearing motor in a vertical mounting position.
Many survey respondents aren’t aware of some temperature measurement options.
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A guru on sealing technology has joined our roster of experts.
Locate suppliers in the chemical, petrochemical and refining industries.
Work to align your culture around a common goal of protecting your organization’s assets and your organization’s ecosystem.
Survey results provide compelling insight in terms of how executives and engineers grapple with identifying new bulk-solids-handling equipment.
Through strict efficiency manufacturers will be able to improve the bottom line.
Self-service industrial analytics may lead to an organizational shift toward data-driven process improvements.
This design is key to preventing raw material breakdown, spoilage, exposure to moisture or contamination or pest infestation.
In order to keep moving forward and propel itself into the next stage of digital transformation, pharma needs to confront some very real challenges.
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The latest diagnostics are ensuring an ever-more-important role for Coriolis flow meters.
Proactively correcting condensate issues can help reduce excess condensate from carrying over into the network, saturating the piping system and contaminating production equipment.
The American Chemical Society helps save your beer.
It is important for users to start small with a proof-of-concept project and not try to “end world hunger” overnight.
To minimize risks and get the most protection in the least amount of time you need to plan and develop a cybersecurity program. This special report paves the way.
System gives scalability without being cost-prohibitive for a small SIS.
15 signs your maintenance program is sick and needs attention.
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The ultimate goals of alignment are to increase the operating life and reliability of rotating machinery and to achieve high efficiency.
Rendela K. Wenzel talks about reliability and maintenance, the next big thing in manufacturing, the importance of being humble and her trail name.
Cut through the fog of industrial internet of things (IIoT) and focus on implementation.
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To improve uptime, asset health, and labor efficiency, maintenance and reliability teams must aggregate all of their data in one place.
ACS video gives the science behind road salt.
Understand the impact of the cyber security skills shortage and do your best to take proactive measures.
Chemical classifications and hazards need to be reviewed and formatted properly into 16 different sections.
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One of the problems with compressed air is the high cost of the power input that feeds the air compressors compared with the actual mechanical power that comes out at a compressed-air-powered device.
Modern modeling approaches improve pump engineering and reliability while also driving new service offerings.
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The largest benefit to end users is the de-coupling of automation software from hardware.
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ARC believes they will improve simplicity, flexibility and efficiency.
Organizations that take a “felt leadership” approach to process safety management are making strides in the ongoing quest to improve process safety.
Tips and techniques to manage industrial water quality.
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New and cost-effective ways to ensure assets are performing and operational risks are minimized.
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ARC reviews takeaways on information-driven asset performance.
A successful care program depends as much upon behavior change as new processes and tools.
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An all-too-common failing fosters disregard of basic safety rules
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A lot of thought needs to go into what goes up in the air.
A roster of must-read articles to help you prevent injury and save lives.
Determining when to migrate to a new system and developing a process for the upgrade projects.
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Companies will develop automation solutions to help customers in India and China meet new industry regulations.
Edition includes corrections to the previous standard, along with updated information gleaned from upgrades of other reference materials.
Company expects the project to add 25 jobs in the next five years.
Service assists industry product manufacturers seeking to eliminate the risk of releasing defective valves.
Lockout assembly can be installed in hazardous area locations with use of an optional intrinsic safety barrier
System helps users transition to a virtual automation environment in minutes.
SafeGuard Profiler provides LOPA and SIL-Verification/Validation Packages to help process automation professionals design and evaluate plant safety systems.
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) and Pump Systems Matter (PSM) will conduct the opening session of a three-part webinar series on variable speed drives (VSDs) on January 22, 2015 at 1pm ET.
Schneider Electric will collaborate with ZeoGas LLC to build a new fuel manufacturing plant.
Evonik Industries is building a new production plant for specialty copolyesters at its Witten site in Germany.
Middle school students film their visit for a contest.
Natural gas shortfall in China hits chemical industry hard.
On-demand courses are conducted at the customers’ facilities or at Brookfield’s headquarters.
The awards enable students with a research interest in green chemistry to go to an ACS scientific conference.
Khemistry Bar features a vintage apothecary and chemistry lab theme.
MTS Systems Corporation announced updated safety approvals for the Level Plus M-Series Models MR and MC420 level transmitters.
Brian L. Redmond joins Altivia as president of its aromatics business subsidiary, Altivia Petrochemicals, LLC.
GE enters into several partnerships that help advance its vision of solving global water and wastewater challenges through data and analytics.
Plastic bottle recycling slipped 3.6% to 2.8 billion pounds in 2017, according to figures released jointly by the Association of Plastic Recyclers and the American Chemistry Council.
Automation systems integrator Maverick Technologies released a new white paper, “Integrating Multigenerational Automation Systems.”
Brookfields “Practical Course on Viscosity Measurements” is designed for viscometer users.
New company will be called Schenck Process LLC
Membership is open to entities that develop and implement technologies to convert non-recycled plastics into petroleum and petroleum based products.
The International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement (ISHM) will be held May 12-14, 2015 at the Cox Communications Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The number of students enrolled in an engineering major jumped 4% between 2015 and 2016.
The change takes effect on February 1, 2018.
Gala applauds inclusion initiatives of Pfizer Inc and Covestro LLC.
The app includes an integrated notepad feature.
Working group is looking to improve and modernize regulations and standards that enhance the safety and security of chemical facilities.
Construction should be completed by the end of next year on a plant that will destroy chemical weapons at Kentucky’s Blue Grass Army Depot.
Wolters will handle sales and service in the district covering the metro Los Angeles area.
Novel Engineering uses children's books to teach engineering in elementary schools.
Brad Batz is a third generation Fike family member who has served in increasingly responsible roles with the company.
Researchers modify ivy plant to remove chloroform and benzene from air.
The Hydraulic Institute released four updated ANSI/HI publications.
Systems are key components in Jiujiang Petrochemical's upgrade to meet the new national discharge standards.
Blog includes both current fieldbus-related posts and an archive of older posts and comments from the Fieldbus Foundation's original blog.
Henkel Corporation is offering a customizable, in-plant training program that finds and fixes inefficiencies and improves plant profitability.
The International Society of Automation announces James Keaveney as its 2016 president.
Senator Paul calls out government studies that he considers wasteful.
The bio-based polymer is derived from renewable isobutene.
The bill authorizes a fifth year of education benefits for eligible students pursuing STEM degrees.
Batz will lead all corporate functions.
Hutchinson serves as president and CEO of GFS Chemicals.
Canadian biologist Regina Gries identified histamine as the arrestant compound that tells bedbugs where to set up shop, usually between a mattress and box spring.
ABB operations in Canada have been certified by TÜV SÜD as having in place and applying a functional safety management system (FSMS) for the design and engineering of safety instrumented system (SIS) projects in accordance with industry good practice safety standards.
Four employees injured in blast at Boston plant.
Integration process us underway.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finds that glyphosate is not likely to harm humans.
Motion Industries promotes Joe Limbaugh to SVP suppy chain, operations support and marketing.
Catalogue shows trap types with main features and typical applications.
Roscole’s process control solutions measure scaling and deposits in piping systems.
The ink might enable electronic books that resemble conventional ones as well as other flexible products.
Monday is the most common day for workplace injuries to occur.
ACM Facility Safety and Endress+Hauser announced a training course that teaches how to read and interpret P&ID drawings to evaluate safety, environmental and regulatory compliance issues.
The Safety Institute of Australia and the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board, together with IChemE Safety Centre, will develop a chapter on process safety for the OHS Body of Knowledge for generalist OHS professionals.
The EPA finalizes a rule amending its Risk Management Program regulations to reduce the prospect of accidental releases at chemical facilities and improve emergency response.
Six projects will receive approximately $30 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development in unconventional oil and natural gas recovery.
DowDuPont is named one of America’s Most JUST Companies in 2018, and is the only company listed in the top 100 in the chemicals industry, according to Forbes and JUST Capital, a nonprofit that ranks the largest publicly-traded corporations in the United States on the issues Americans care about most.
Content includes a wireless steam trap monitoring systems primer.
Europe currently accounts for more than one-third of total global bioplastics consumption.
The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) announced the EASA Accreditation Program for accreditation of electric motor repair service providers.
Nationwide Boiler Inc. has designed and developed a 110,000 lb/hr trailer- mounted, high-pressure superheat mobile boiler.
SCAQMD certifies TBF alternative as Clean Air Solvent.
ProSim collaborates with Johnson Matthey to help nitric acid manufacturers enhance the performance of their plants.
The company joins UN Global Compact, the world’s leading voluntary corporate social responsibility initiative, with more than 9,500 participating companies from 160 countries.
Rio de Janeiro installs a processing plant to explore waste to energy technology.
System can automatically purge the flow meter to prevent the build-up of solid contamination that may affect the flow readings.
Partnership aims to bolster teacher skills and resources
Brookfield Engineering Laboratories released its full-color, 2015 catalog with complete details on Brookfield’s line of laboratory and in-line viscometers/rheometers, texture analyzers and powder flow testers.
New comprehensive online training provides guidance on how to minimize hazards while making electrical measurements.
ISA announces Steven W. Pflantz, PE as its 2017 president.
Low-cost app allows remote monitoring and control the brewing process.
Hemmelrath is a family-owned manufacturer of coatings for automotive original equipment manufacturers.
New ‘intelligent’ chemical-feed and control system provides performance-based and knowledge-based control of specialty chemical applications.
Research has substantially altered the understanding of plasmonic effects in photocatalysis.
BASF plans to invest up to €56 million in the expansion of its Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) value chain over the next four years.
The International Society of Automation (ISA) published a new book designed to help all automation professionals—even those with no prior education or experience in process engineering or control theory—improve reactor and control system performance.
Emerson will automate massive Tahrir Petrochemicals project in Egypt.
PPA also awards grant to Polymer Ambassadors program.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board releases a new safety video, “Mixed Connection, Toxic Result,” detailing key lessons from CSB's investigation into the 2016 chemical release at the MGPI processing facility in Atchison, Kansas.
Encoder series has a removable cover that allows for a connection to a PLC.
The European Union has signed a €10 million contract with a consortium of 16 European organizations.
Endress+Hauser released more than 100 step-by-step instructional videos to the company’s YouTube channel.
API launches new certification program for quality systems auditors.
Black engineering graduates are less likely to find jobs than white peers with lower qualifications.
Engineers at Rice University’s Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center find a catalyst that converts nitrates into air and water.
The engineers are suspected of accepting bribes and sharing BASF technology with China’s Jiangyin Jianghua Microelectronics Materials Company.
Paper explains why TDL oxygen analyzers with WMS are susceptible to hydrogen and why those with DAS are not at risk.
Agilent PLOT columns are suitable for analysis of permanent gases and light hydrocarbons.
Kerin previously held positions with Mobil Oil.
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $903 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for December was $12.9 billion, up 20% from new business volume in December 2013.
The guide offers 20 pages of real world applications.
Report finds that some well waste from the Marcellus shale in Pennsylvania contained radioactive material not previously reported, with the potential for leaching from landfills into the environment.
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer calls on OSHA to develop a proactive system that would notify local officials of plants that have serious violations involving flammable and combustible materials.
The 33rd Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) STEM Global Competitiveness Conference runs from February 7-9, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC.
Book includes descriptive technical information about Spirax Sarco’s flow metering solutions for measurement.
Product certification assesses the cybersecurity of off-the-shelf industrial control systems and certifies conformance to IEC 62443-3-3.
Two chemists receive knighthood from the Queen of England.
Team with the most innovative project wins a trip to Seattle and up to $3,500 worth of Fluke tools.
OSHA cites Lauren Manufacturing after second worker suffers severe injury in less than 18 months.
An underground gas storage hub project slated for the struggling Appalachian region receives approval for the first of two application phases.
Martorana has over 26 years of leadership experience in the process equipment manufacturing industry.
Using cryogenic condensation (also known as “cryocondensation”) to meet the EPA regulation can be a safe and cost-effective method to significantly reduce VOC emissions.
Prize will be presented at the Green Solvents Conference in Dresden, Germany.
The National Association for Business Economics (NABE) released its January 2015 Business Conditions Survey report.
Moore Industries' webinar is entitled, “A Practical Guide to Temperature Measurement Accuracy.”
GE enhances its InSight Industrial Internet solution, which allows customers to monitor facility data remotely.
Eric R. Schnur succeeds James L. Hambrick.
New regulations become effective August 30, 2018.
Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont, wins a 2018 Manufacturing Safety Excellence Award from Rockwell Automation.
Acquired business is now part of Atlas Copco’s new Vacuum Solutions division.
Telcos expected to play an important role in ensuring a fully connected plant floor.
BASF has exited the R&D collaboration with Novozymes and Cargill to develop a bio-based process for producing 3-hydroxypropionic (3-HP) and acrylic acid from renewable raw materials.
Sartomer Americas, a business unit of Arkema Inc., names Poonam Narula, Ph.D., business development director.
AkzoNobel and Evonik Industries broke ground at production site for chlorine and potassium hydroxide solution at Ibbenbüren in Germany.
Wolf Foundation honors work on activation of hydrocarbon bonds
A temporary water treatment facility in Las Vegas aims to keep pollution from flowing into Lake Mead and the Colorado River.
Sphera acquires Petrotechnics to enhance end-to-end operational risk offering.
The website features technical data and publications, industry standards, training materials and extensive product information with a list of manufacturers.
Featured speakers include Samara Moore, director of cybersecurity critical infrastructure protection at the White House
According to the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI) continues to expand, rising 0.8% in December following an upwardly revised 0.9% gain in November.
One person was killed and three people were injured.
A startup based on work conducted at the School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis receives a $225,000 NSF grant to develop a system that could affect how solid-state hydrogen fuel is stored. .
Hacked safety controller represents new dimension of cyber threats to critical infrastructure.
EEMUA launches new course aimed at helping organizations maintain the mechanical integrity of plant containing hazardous substances through periodic examination and testing.
Company’s 2014 full-line catalog contains new products as well as expanded flow and configuration information.
It showcases work on renewable fuels, medical devices and safer home products.
The acquisition expands Vertellus’ life sciences business, adding new process aids and synthesis capabilities to the company’s asset structure.
Training center courses cover all aspects of steam energy.
The One Series Safety Transmitter incorporates a logic solver and high capacity safety relay output in addition to an industry standard transmitter.
Dutch researcher wins honor for work on continuous photochemical reactions
Sylvie Lemoine, senior government affairs manager with Dow, is appointed Cefic’s executive director product stewardship succeeding Peter Smith, who has retired from the organization.
Software was designed to help control systems designers, engineers and operators conduct engineering failure analysis.
Board members will be recognized during the upcoming CCR annual meeting.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) new “Today in Energy” brief looks at the impact of lower oil prices on U.S. drilling activity
Partner collaborations advance second-generation Elevance biorefinery technology.
SimSci SimCentral for Process Utilities manages how processes are engineered across their entire lifecycle.
AkzoNobel calls on start-ups and scale-ups to solve real world industry challenges and create sustainable business opportunities in chemistry.
The International Society of Automation announces that Paul Gruhn, PE, CFSE and ISA Life Fellow, is its 2019 society president.
Sheridan will report to sales and marketing manager Dimity Ankerholz.
Popoff served as president and CEO from 1987 through 1995.
Software monitors operations in downstream assets.
The Hydraulic Institute is offering a webinar, “Rotodynamic Pumps: A Guideline for NPSH Margin.”
All nominations must be received by March 1, 2017.
Koch-Glitsch and Invista Performance Technology partner to offer DTL process technology, allowing refineries to capture the value spread between replacement fuel costs and high-octane gasoline blend stock.
New plant will convert 60 tons-per-day of recyclable and non-recyclable plastic into higher value energy products.
Engineering professionals will celebrate the milestone at the 12th European Gasification Conference.
Corning Incorporated and Medichem S.A. successfully demonstrate a commercial scale continuous-flow production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) using the Corning Advanced-Flow G4 silicon carbide reactor.
Seventeen member facilities qualify for the program's Excellence Tier ranking.
Camfil APC expands laboratory for new ANSI/ASHRAE dust collection standard testing.
LyondellBasell teams up with AIChE to teach college professors about process safety so they can better prepare their students for entering the chemical industry.
Nouryon partners with Unilever, investment companies and startup networks to accelerate innovation in chemistry.
The handbook provides detailed information on how to detect costly spray system problems that are not usually found during a visual inspection.
IEng is an internationally recognized qualification established by the Engineering Council in the UK.
Partnership for Innovation in Education (PIE), which encourages case-based learning to give students a better understanding of how science relates to everyday tasks and future job opportunities, teams up with 3M to give Ohio middle school students a pragmatic obstacle to solve.
The Society of Chemical Industry, America Section will present the 2016 SCI Chemical Industry Medal to James L. Gallogly.
Arkema will replace existing acrylic acid production units with modern facilities.
Survey seeks to discover the expectations of companies regarding the business impact of Brexit.
Shell start production at its new alpha olefins unit at the Geismar, Louisiana petrochemical complex.
Company expects to increase its full-time North American workforce to more than 1,000.
Adding aniline production fully integrates the Baytown plant along the MDI value chain for enhanced production flexibility.
SecurePlant is a comprehensive security management solution for plant control systems jointly developed between Cisco,Yokogawa and Shell.
AkzoNobel acquires the outstanding shares in EkO Peroxide LLC from joint venture partner OCI Peroxygens LLC.
Robert Anderson, former director of the British Museum, is selected as the president and CEO of Chemical Heritage Foundation.
The company adds a new compounding line to expand manufacturing of its line of thermoplastic elastomers.
Global standards organization ASTM International and three United Kingdom-based entities are partnering to fast-track the creation of technical standards needed by the additive manufacturing industry.
Valtorc has released an interactive resources section that allows contractors and customers to review valve documents.
The Richard Review of Apprenticeships recommended fundamental changes.
Contest calls for sustainable technologies that are capable of storing power from the grid and feeding back into it.
The Specialty Chemicals Market Volume Index fell at the end of the fourth quarter.
Bruce Rastetter warns that proposed mergers threaten farmers worldwide.
The seven new public private partnerships will enable greater collaboration between DOE national labs and the U.S. manufacturing industry.
Process diaphragm pump maker Lewa joins the Star Pump Alliance.
Freeman Technology Partners with GEA to Advance Continuous Manufacturing for Pharmaceutical Industry
Rheometer enables the measurement of bulk, shear and dynamic powder properties that can be correlated directly with process performance and product quality.
The Succinity process is based on renewable raw materials and fixes carbon dioxide.
Investment funds managed by Golden Gate Capital complete acquisition of Angus Chemical Company from Dow.
Nationwide Boiler names new president and director of sales.
Adjusted for inflation, R&D budget authority remains below FY 2010 levels.
Bedrock Automation releases an informative white paper on the cyber security vulnerabilities and defense of industrial control systems.
The battery quality lithium carbonate was produced at the company’s prototype Lithium Carbonate Crystallization Pilot Plant operated by Saltworks Technologies Inc., at their facility in Richmond, B.C., Canada.
Dow offers new mothers a minimum of 12 weeks paid parental leave.
TPC's board of directors approved funds for the front end engineering and design (FEED) to finalize the design and cost estimate for a third PIB production unit.
Foundation honors Allen’s commitment to providing opportunities for young diverse students.
Mexican capacity expansion strengthens AkzoNobel's global organic peroxides business.
Confidence in the equipment finance market is 75.3 in January, an increase from 69.4 in December, and the highest level since the index was launched in 2009.
MPC manufactures synthetic pharmaceutical active ingredients used for pharmaceutical products that are produced by chemical synthesis.
ABB’s new brochure describes the in-situ Endura AZ oxygen analyzer series for process combustion control or emissions monitoring.
Program created to drive efficiencies in manufacturing facilities.
Process performance validated for key components.
Fewer girls in Illinois state high schools study subjects associated with careers in science, technology, engineering and math compared to their peers nationwide.
University of Bath scientists develop a renewable plastic from pinene found in pine needles.
Malicious software targets safety instrumented system in 2017 attack.
GTI and Carbon Clean Solutions receive $2.9M DOE funding for development of advance carbon capture technology.
Flow-Cal’s Enterprise system links larger, more complex operations to one central system.
Company's advanced cellulosic yeast product recently achieved successful scale-up.
New firmware version 4.5 for Emerson Process Management's Smart Wireless Gateways enables users to see and understand process information quickly.
Mergers and acquisitions in the global chemicals industry are expected to continue strong momentum in 2016, according to a report from Deloitte Global.
New chemical law requires the agency to look at chemicals that were grandfathered in under old law.
U.S. specialty chemical markets end year on a strong note.
The Center for Operator Performance completes benchmarking on current operator training practices to better understand opportunities for improvement.
Coastal Flow Measurement released the BirdDog IS mobile app for Apple iPhone.
Workshops have been designed to enable executives and managers to lead asset management activities through hands-on ISO 55000 planning activities.
Wastewater industry’s drive to optimize energy usage and reduce costs sustains growth.
Gregory R. Page and Patricia A. Woertz are elected to the board.
Air Products signs an exclusive license agreement with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology for membrane technology for CO2 capture.
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals is investing more than €12 million to expand production capacity and upgrade its organic peroxides facility in Los Reyes, Mexico.
Elemica completes a successful blockchain pilot project between global chemical manufacturers as part of an innovation initiative testing new technologies.
Multidisciplinary product-development team to be honored for Kynar Aquatec emulsions.
The award will be presented at the GPEC 2014 conference March 14 in Orlando.
A collaborative research project between Freeman Technology and GEA Pharma Systems provides new insight into the development of continuous tablet manufacturing processes.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office charges five individuals with a plan to steal trade secrets to sell in China.
3E Company and Dotmatics establish strategic alliance to support scientific informatics and environmental compliance in the life science industry.
New report details challenges facing the industry’s workforce.
Scalable Performance Learning Platform provides training to current and future workers on instrumentation and control technologies using real plant-like process.
The company also is renaming some of its divisions.
Dow Chemical engineers are using HART technology as part of a reliability improvement program to monitor critical control valves.
Exxon Mobil refinery explosion is under investigation.
EEMUA releases a new users guide, “Specifying, procuring and managing third party inspection services.”
3M issues statement on the passing of Livio D. “Desi” DeSimone, former chairman and chief executive officer.
The Electrical Apparatus Service Association announces its Spring 2018 educational seminar schedule.
Evonik acquires Austin, Texas-based startup Structured Polymers Inc.
Training services were expanded with a greater emphasis on tailored, in-company training.
OSHA plans to fill 12 committee positions that will become vacant Jan. 1, 2015.
Honeywell releases an in-depth FAAST Aspiration Smoke Detection (ASD) Applications Guide to aid system integrators, consultants, specifiers and installers during the specification, design, installation and commissioning process.
Evonik enters into a research partnership with the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai for research and development.
A Chemical Safety Board official concludes combustible dust almost certainly contributed to an explosion at Didion Milling in Cambria, Wisconsin.
Located in Mumbai, the new location brings together research, sales and business support functions and enables the company to better meet customer needs across the region.
Innovation Center in Austin puts several disciplines under one roof.
The conference will be a sub-conference of The Big M Manufacturing Convergence
ITT Corporation’s Goulds Pumps brand is accepting nominations for the annual Heart of Industry Award and the Pulse of Industry Honor Roll.
Solenis will invest approximately $5 million to expand production capacity at its manufacturing facility in Perm.
Accenture survey finds digital adoption is increasing in chemical plants as more firms recognize the technologies’ financial and operational value.
Schneider Electric will collaborate with Nozomi to provide customers in the industrial manufacturing and critical infrastructure segments advanced anomaly detection, vulnerability assessment and other cybersecurity services.
CPI to recognize achievements at annual technical conference.
System includes real-time access to process and asset data.
New process could allow large reserves of natural gas in the U.S. to be used as resources for fuels and chemicals.
The president’s proposed 2016 budget calls for a 6% increase in R&D funding to $146 billion.
The challenge will give the winners the chance to see their ideas become a commercial reality.
Endress+Hauser will provide training to military veterans on process instrumentation.
CheMondis is a cross-manufacturer and cross-dealer B2B platform to buy and sell products.
New board will guide the Institute’s strategic plan.
Researchers are looking at using a graphene composite in a cartridge for one-step drinking water treatment.
Contest is open to U.S. and Canadian Ph.D. students and young researchers.
Officials describe explosions at busy China seaport as a man-made disaster.
The International Association for Continuing Education and Training approves Endress+Hauser to offer IACET CEUs.
Sabic agrees to acquire approximately 83 million shares in Clariant AG from 40 North and Corvex Management.
DuPont Sustainable Solutions’ 2018 global operations survey finds executives’ lack of proper risk governance is putting their businesses in jeopardy.
SABIC will also focus on energy solutions.
Laboratory focuses on electrolytes and electrode materials for lithium ion batteries.
Horiba is the eighth recipient of the award.
Clariant is now ISO 22716 certified for all U.S. cosmetics ingredients sites through the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
App provides plant managers with immediate notifications and real-time plant performance data and analytics directly to their smartphones.
Purdue University researchers develop a new type of adhesive that combines the bonding chemistry of shellfish with a bio-based polymer that can be derived from corn.
Asia reclaims its standing as the epicenter for global innovation after briefly falling behind the United States in 2016.
Attis collaborates with Novozymes to provide biotechnology for ethanol production at its biorefineries.
All-Star pitcher Felix Hernandez challenges fans to ‘strike out’ the landfill.
Seminars cover centrifuge technology, drying technologies, convective mixing technology, complete systems and testing and scale up.
BASF plans to conduct 50 percent of its research activities outside of Europe.
The Great Lakes are teeming with microfibers, super-fine filaments made of petroleum-based materials like nylon and polyester woven into garments, cleaning cloths and other products.
Novozymes forms three divisions: Household Care & Technical Industries, Agriculture & Bioenergy and Food & Beverages.
The EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory National Analysis shows releases of toxic chemicals into the air fell 56% from 2005-2015 at industrial facilities.
Dechema honors researcher for work on copolymerization catalysts
Readco Kurimoto integrates controls from silo through cooling in one touchscreen.
Conference sessions will address energy savings and efficiency, new operating equipment and environmental, health and safety issues.
The guide covers how to use portable data loggers at the individual coil level to help assess opportunities for saving energy.
Technology suppresses the formation of hydrogen, which reduces energy consumption.
Team receives honor for hydrogen-related work
Yokogawa business unit will enhance cloud-based solutions.
Award recognizes excellence in product design and engineering
Creating electricity with wood worsens climate change more than with coal say MIT, UMass Lowell and Climate Interactive researchers.
The U.S. specialty chemicals market ended the fourth quarter of 2018 on a solid note, rising 0.6% in December.
Chevron repeatedly over a 10-year period failed to effectively apply inherently safer design principles, according to the report.
Site includes an energy-saving calculator and a blog.
Process holds promise for treating cancer and other diseases.
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) provides comprehensive services and support for Sasol’s synthetic fuels and chemicals complex in Secunda, South Africa.
Advanced motion technology will complement Rockwell Automation’s iTRAK motion solution.
Before leaving office, former President Obama names 102 scientists and researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
NABE Business Conditions Survey shows widespread sales and profit gains in the fourth quarter of 2017, but also notable increases in materials costs and wages, and shortages of skilled labor.
New report indicates fewer pharmaceutical industry quality professionals believe compliance is the top goal compared to 2018, and most believe data will impact performance.
Fund recipients include the Colorado School of Mines, Ford Motor Co., Novomer Inc., TIAX LLC and the University of Texas at Austin.
Course will cover common boiler auxiliaries and operating techniques.
Each roundtable will be presented as an exclusive, full-day workshop.
The 2015 Global Chemical Regulations Conference and Exhibition (GlobalChem) takes place March 2-4 at the Hilton Baltimore in Baltimore, Md.
Researchers report a new road material that could de-ice itself.
The American Chemistry Council reports that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes rose 0.3% in December.
December new business volume is up 6% year-over-year.
Clariant partners with ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group to advance cellulosic biofuel research.
Method for producing sugar promises to markedly cut size of reactor needed
Company recognized for emergency-response planning.
Community provides a venue to connect with peers, learn from subject matter experts and tap into a library of AspenTech content.
BCC Research expects 5.9% compound annual growth over five years.
Arkema’s Kynar UHM PVDF resin features a high flexural modulus, heat deflection temperature, abrasion resistance, tensile strength, pressure capability and creep resistance.
Current consumer product guidelines may not apply to process plants.
The construction of a facility for omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA from natural marine algae is on track.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers cites trends to watch for in the coming year.
Flattening activity in construction-related chemistry suggest slow housing recovery.
Video provides information on the company's manufacturing centers, services and innovations centers.
Cefic expert lays out proposed industry framework for regulatory cooperation under TTIP at EU Parliament event.
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the February 2015 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI).
Analysts compare 100 largest metro areas across 17 key metrics.
Honor recognizes outstanding research related to membrane engineering
NABE panel trims expectations for investment, hiring and GDP in 2019.
PSM plans to offer nearly 50 webinars to the pump industry on subjects.
The agreement is part of Dow Corning’s plan to expand production of health care products in the region.
Yara International and BASF Group are building an ammonia plant that uses hydrogen as raw material at BASF’s site in Freeport, Texas.
Endress+Hauser and CompuCal Calibration Solutions partner to provide U.S. customer with a calibration management solution.
ACS urges the Trump administration to clarify its positions on scientific communication policy and grant procedures.
Emerson will deliver Software-as-a-Service technologies for remote monitoring and predictive maintenance.
During December, chemical output rose across all regions, with the largest gains in the Ohio Valley and Southeast regions.
Siemens receives an order from BASF Schwarzheide GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF SE, to modernize the industrial power plant in Schwarzheide, Germany with key components.
Seminar focuses on material handling and compaction technologies for the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.
Company appoints Bud Blankenship as president of the new business unit.
The medal recognizes industrially relevant achievements in catalysis.
Industry executive will receive honor in March
Irish pharmaceutical research company APC Ltd opens new headquarters.
Three receive appointments on Australia Day to recognize their service to the country and local communities.
The latest global developments in measurement, control and instrumentation will be explored at XXII World Congress of the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO) in September, which is being held in the United Kingdom for the first time in 40 years.
An Ohio University engineering faculty member receives $1 million to develop a novel laboratory-scale process to simultaneously convert two of the energy industry’s most problematic substances to manage – carbon dioxide and ethane -- into valuable products.
Inaugural award honors work in advancing renewable fuels and chemicals.
Tube magnet is suitable for use in dilute or dense phase systems.
Manufacturer Index rose from 62 percent in January to 63.2 percent in February.
Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) offers an expanded fleet of mobile dust and fume collection systems to provide training and education to customers worldwide.
Versalis and Genomatica produce bio-rubber with bio-butadiene from sugars.
Enzymes increase biogas production from organic waste material.
Economic upturn, elevated business confidence and tax reform will support strong investment.
Dust collection system evaluations help operators cut costs.
Research fellow will be recognized for discovery of new generation of catalysts.
Company will install granular activated carbon in newly constructed carbon filters to remove unpleasant taste and odor from the plant’s source water.
Economic indicator is up 2.5 percent over a year ago.
Silverson Machines launches a mobile-friendly website optimized for use on desktops, tablets and smart phones.
GE invests $900K across demonstration projects to enable energy neutral wastewater treatment and produce pathogen-free biosolids.
Texas Instruments elects Hal Edwards as a TI Fellow for his innovation in developing highly differentiated process technologies for TI’s integrated power semiconductor devices.
The combined company will operate under the Solenis name as a global specialty chemical company focused on paper and industrial water technologies.
Book explains how a standards-based framework can be established to create and maintain plant operations process definitions and rule sets.
Attendees will have an opportunity to view live demonstrations and experience hands-on operation of Resodyn Acoustic Mixers equipment.
Diversification into renewable chemical feedstock will pave the way for an integrated, safe and sustainable industry, according to report.
Air Liquide and Sasol signed a long-term agreement for the supply of industrial gases for Sasol’s Secunda, South Africa site.
NABE panel reports improved sales, flat profits and rising prices.
A DOE-led team of scientists creates a new family of nanotubes that could help with water purification and tissue engineering studies.
The awards recognize inspiring and innovative professionals under the age of 40 whose work in waste, recycling and organics have made a significant contribution to the industry.
Interactive tool has more options for calculating emissions for July 1 annual deadline.
Company’s carboxylic acid capacity increasing by more than 50 million pounds.
February new business volume up 15 percent year-over-year, down 10 percent month-to-month.
The Chemical Activity Barometer dipped 0.2% this month, following a 0.3% gain in January, as measured on a three-month moving average.
The SITRANS FC430 Coriolis flow meter receives National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) custody transfer approval.
Company outlines three key steps for building a comprehensive industrial security program.
Mergermarket releases its global M&A roundup report for the Industrials & Chemicals (I&C) Sector for 2017.
St. Elmo Brady is honored with a National Historic Chemical Landmark.
Rogers will continue to serve as chairman and CEO until Jan. 1 and will then serve as executive chairman of the board.
The m-VROCi addresses a need to measure low-viscosity fluids under process relevant conditions.
Aftalion has written several books about the chemical industry, including “A History of the International Chemical Industry.”
The state boasts one of the nation’s largest concentrations of “advanced industry workers.”
Dong Ying Haike Ruilin Chemical Co. Ltd (Haike) awards the contract for use at the Dong Ying Port Economic Development District, Dong Ying City, Shandong Province, China.
Levels in young animals are elevated to 1,000 times greater than the acceptable risk for humans.
LyondellBasell CEO Bob V. Patel becomes chairman of the American Chemistry Council.
Manufacturing facilities must take hose leaks seriously to avoid dangerous situations and downtime.
Emerson is the creator and co-developer of BatchML and the B2MML.
Reynolds named general manager, process plants Deer Park.
Global chemicals M&A deal value grew by 13% in 2014 and is expected to experience an increase in 2015.
The U.S. specialty chemicals market starts the year on a soft note.
Erin Johnson, a postgraduate chemical engineering student at Imperial College London, U.K., is awarded the 2017 Ashok Kumar Fellowship.
Atexon Oy, headquartered in Oulunsalo, Finland, specializes in spark detection and extinguishing for industrial explosion protection.
Software portfolio integrates automation software with 3-D CAD model, enabling customers to test machine and system designs virtually.
A research abstract available from J.T. Gabrielsen Consulting provides estimates of the energy cost savings advantage per sale dollar for U.S. chemical product manufacturers compared to Europe and Asia-Pacific for the four major energy types: electricity, natural gas, oil and coal.
The chair of the GB Health and Safety Executive, Judith Hackitt becomes IChemE’s 73rd president.
Composite parts made from Elium are 30% to 50% lighter than the same parts made from steel.
OSHA seeks to fill all 12 committee positions.
Six new “Science of Innovation” stories feature trailblazing scientists and engineers from across the country.
Yokogawa Electric Corporation will work with Microsoft Corporation, FogHorn Systems, Inc., Bayshore Networks, Inc. and Telit IoT Platforms, LLC to integrate their technology into an industrial IoT architecture for the delivery of new services.
Asset Performance Insight helps industrial customers manage maintenance and operations.
Demetri Zervoudis succeeds Rod Herrick as site manager at Baytown Industrial Park; Herrick takes on new role as venture manager, responsible for the site’s MDI investment project.
Briefing is suitable for companies supplying chemicals, polymers, coatings and other materials into the automotive industry.
Goal is to share practical industrial applications that viewers can adapt in their own facilities.
Executives from Exxon Mobil, Dow Chemical to speak at petrochemical conference.
AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business breaks ground on a new alkoxylation facility in Ningbo, China.
Shell Chemical breaks ground on production site for alpha olefins in Louisiana.
Court rules against Monsanto, which had sued California over carrying the warning.
Andy Tuthill is promoted to president of Tuthill Vacuum & Blower Systems effective January 29, 2018.
Eleven projects worth over a quarter billion dollars are chosen for ERA’s Industrial Efficiency Challenge.
Conference will look at the role of catalysis for a range of issues from securing plentiful energy supplies to protecting the environment.
Work will focus on pairing electro-biochemical and fluidized bed technologies.
The event will include 3,800 exhibitors from more than 50 countries and about 170,000 visitors from all continents.
The IChemE Awards feature four new categories: Industry Leader, Best Business Start-up, Research Project of the Year and Oil and Gas Award.
A Harvard University study indicates that the U.S. is the “likely culprit” in the spike in methane gas emissions over the last decade.
All proceeds from sales of the book will be donated to the Children’s Cancer Foundation.
The purchase includes Solvay’s U.S. production site in Charleston, South Carolina.
Judge orders the Chemical Safety Board and Hazard Investigation Board to force companies to disclose chemical emissions resulting from accidents.
Company brings back Lafley after McDonald announces retirement from company after 33 years.
BASF plans to conduct 50 percent of its research activities outside of Europe by 2020.
New base stocks can help formulators manufacture automotive and industrial finished lubricants.
Jessica M. Jones, agriscience teacher at Chatham Middle School in Chatham, Va., receives the George Washington Carver AgriSCIENCE Teacher’s Award from DuPont in recognition of teaching excellence.
Tyco Gas & Flame Detection is a new operating brand of Tyco Life Safety Products division.
The acquisition boosts Schneider’s virtual reality and augmented reality capabilities.
Grace contracts to license its Unipol PP Process Technology to Grupa Azoty for a new facility in Police, Poland.
The Department of Energy will provide $30 million for new data science approaches for chemistry and materials research.
State will provide funding to support the corporate campus expansion, road infrastructure improvements for the project.
Purchase valued at approximately $200 million.
European chemical industry is also being impacted by other markets that apply double pricing, export restrictions and export taxes, according to Cefic.
Three special presidential symposia planned for the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) feature the burgeoning field of nanotechnology, nanoscience at prestigious U.S. national laboratories and the worldwide promotion of chemistry.
The Hydraulic Institute honors Jack Claxton, vice president, engineering, Patterson Pump Company, as its Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.
An insurance company will pay the region $600,000 following a 2014 explosion at a water treatment facility.
Emerson and AspenTech team up to deliver asset optimization software offerings along with global automation technologies and operational consulting services.
Lang succeeds Charles Hinnant, company founder.
Feeder line has been expanded to include interchangeable MT12 mm and MT16 mm twin-screw feeding modules.
Business group of the American Chemical Society New York section recognizes leader for his lifetime of achievement.
Swirl meters provide wide measurement ranges and high accuracies with less need for straight pipe runs.
Candidate should be prepared to lead change in the organization.
The process of making a precursor to nylon uses ozone bubbles and ultraviolet light, eliminating traditional greenhouse gas emissions.
Honeywell technology helps Chinese company tap crude oil alternatives to meet growing demand for plastics.
The multibillion facility is slated for Potter, Pennsylvania, outside of Pittsburgh.
Awards honor bio-economies’ leading innovators.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board releases its final report of the June 27, 2016 investigation of an explosion and fire at the Enterprise Products Pascagoula Gas Plant in Pascagoula, Miss.
Classes are tailored to various job functions and areas of expertise.
Carsten to succeed Thomas Tritton, who is retiring.
Digital valve controller saves facility $40,000 per year.
Effective asset management infrastructure is needed to establish and sustain safety-oriented procedures can be very difficult.
Leaders from the WateReuse Association and Research Foundation adopt a board merger plan calling for a core group of directors to simultaneously serve on each board.
X-Flow Helix technology is recognized for addressing challenging wastewater applications.
Chemical engineers program a strain of yeast to convert plant sugars into oils.
Honeywell launches its first industrial cybersecurity center of excellence in the Middle East.
New alert customization and expanded OPC support in DeltaV Mobile bring improved notification and third-party system monitoring.
Grenville will co-chair the NAMF Mixing Conference XXIV.
Project Gemstone covers Foundation for Remote Operations Management (ROM), Field Device Integration (FDI) Cooperation and ISA108 intelligent device management.
FS-Elliott Saudi Arabia Ltd. completed the packaging of three FS-Elliott Polaris industrial compressors for Saudi Airlines.
The industry needs nearly 90,000 craft workers in 2015.
Watson-Marlow Pumps Group is now Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group.
If you’re an end user of distributed control systems – or a supplier of them reliant on existing business models – it’s pretty easy to see both the opportunity and the threat going forward.
A number of scholarships aimed at prospective STEM majors are available from organizations including Shell and SPE.
MIT researchers develop hardware that uses electric fields to move droplets of chemical or biological solutions around a surface, mixing them in ways that could be used to test thousands of reactions in parallel.
The bio-steam allows Nouryon to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 50,000 tons per year.
Companies will initially target coal-fired power, mining, aggregates, biomass and ports applications.
Digital learning environment provides academic researchers with resources for laboratory safety.
Publication reviews the history, theory and application of all types of dust collection equipment.
Engineers are more important than governments, says the organization's president.
The Jacobi Carbons Group’s Nattandiya, Sri Lanka production facility receives certification from the Water Quality Association (WQA) under WQA/ASPE/ANSI Standard S-802: Product Sustainability for Activated Carbon.
Manufacturers benefit from real-time updates on blend uniformity, significantly improving their production and reducing possible waste material.
Latest PAS release includes industrial control system baselines.
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and Evonik Industries successfully start production at their new joint venture to produce chlorine and potassium hydroxide at the company's Ibbenbüren site in Germany.
Ingram served most recently as Eriez vice president of sales and marketing.
ISA100.11a standard ensures high reliability, application flexibility, network expandability, and compatibility with a variety of wired communication standards.
Hadacre honored for his contribution to the field of heterogeneous catalysis.
Software helps streamline the design review and approval process to support lean business practices.
McCracken has extensive acquisition experience.
PAS expands its executive advisory board.
Program significantly reduces lead-time.
“STEM The Divide” aims to counter “anti-science” rhetoric.
New, so-called “plastic ice” could make the sport of bobsledding more accessible, less expensive and more environmentally-friendly.
Motion Industries, Inc. enters into a definitive agreement to acquire Axis New England and Axis New York, an automation and robotics company based in Danvers, Mass.
Program gathers, compares and analyzes data, providing customers with both a snapshot and a complete in-depth analysis of their air supply.
Laboratory and scale-up single-use capsules available mid-2014; production capsules available late 2014.
Company teams with universities for research in biosciences.
Honor recognizes work on bridging the gap between modeling and application
Patrick Hogg, product manager, Nidec Motor Corporation, receives honor.
Siemens is joined by Airbus, Allianz, Daimler Group, IBM, MSC, NXP, SGS and Deutsche Telekom in signing the Charter of Trusts at the
Sam Mannan will be honored with a prize in his name at the IChemE Hazards 29 conference.
Courses available at Brookfield’s headquarters or customers’ facilities.
Bill clarifies when federal law should take precedence over state or local rules while preserving an active role for state lawmakers and regulators, says ACC president.
Recent acquisitions extend upstream and single-use capabilities.
Based on success of the initial development program, the companies expect to collaborate further on a strain development program.
Competition focuses on communication of research by young chemists
Website offers pump identification and specification guidance.
Comsol Days brings together engineers and scientists for a day of mini-courses and talks on multiphysics modeling and simulation apps.
DowDuPont Specialty Products division will divest its DuPont Sustainable Solutions business to create a new, independent global operations management consulting firm.
Boron Specialties President Beth Bosley criticizes of how well EPA regulates existing chemicals under TSCA, but touts the new chemicals program as a success.
The two companies have agreed to improve the manufacturing of Velocys' FT reactors.
High competitive pressures, changes in end-user's demands will shape the future factory providing the services market with growth opportunities.
New 75,000-square-foot facility will manufacture industrial level measurement devices.
Discovery could improve economics of beer industry.
The Heat Exchange Institute releases the fifth edition of Performance Standard for Liquid Ring Vacuum Pumps and Compressors.
Chemicals maker LyondellBasell Industries says it will buy Schulman for $2.24 billion.
Swagelok offers tips for building safer industrial fluid systems.
Nominations are open for Putman Media's Influential Women in Manufacturing, a program focused on recognizing and honoring women who are making a difference in the manufacturing space.
Company will be the exclusive developer and supplier of diamond-coated hard faces for Advanced Diamond’s mechanical seals.
Air Liquide will re-invest in an energy-efficient cogeneration unit as part of agreement.
Infographic demonstrates how industrial dust collectors and material handling valves can increase the life of the baghouse.
Acquisition is expected to close within 30 days.
The Water Technology Acceleration Project board of directors begins search for new CEO.
The agency proposes revisions to the accidental release prevention requirements under the Clean Air Act.
FactoryTalk View v9.0 software is designed to improve insight into plant processes.
Mol Group operators win the 2017 Napcon Operator World Cup.
Resurgence of U.S. production and strong Chinese demand drive growth.
Explosion took place while contractors performed welding on a tank during a facility shut down.
Systems integrator to deliver Yokogawa automation solutions to process industry.
BETE also received national board certification for the repair and alteration of pressure vessels.
Senate testimony emphasizes investments in cellulosic ethanol and rapid path to commercialization.
New paths to intelligent, multi-sensory gas and flame safety
A consortium of companies comprising Air Liquide, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam signs a project development agreement covering initial investments in an advanced waste-to-chemistry facility in Rotterdam.
Nouryon completes organic peroxides expansion at its site in Los Reyes, Mexico.
FAB-8 and Flow-Cal Host more than 300 industry leaders.
Joint venture plans to build a plant at Waste Management’s East Oak landfill site in Oklahoma this year.
Free seminar to inform area business and manufacturing leaders on importance of protecting critical infrastructure from industrial cyberattack.
Announcement precedes World Water Day.
Republican lawmakers want to eliminate a rule enacted after the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion.
The ACC’s Chemical Activity Barometer expand 0.5% in February on a three-month moving average basis, its fifth such solid gain following the 2017 hurricanes.
OSHA plans to initiate an advocacy review panel on emergency response under the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act.
Site showcases the company’s complete family of HMI solutions.
Exemption from new export requirements ensures continued supply of safe drugs, says SOCMA.
All entries must use Honeywell UniSim design suite software.
Each microsite can host document management services.
Sunday, March 22 is World Water Day.
The Manufacturing Institute will present Chelsea Becker from Baldor Electric with the Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award.
The KBC Co-Pilot Program brings together KBC’s strategic and technical consultants and simulation technology to remotely monitor and help improve customers’ process operations.
The three companies sign definitive agreements to form a joint venture in petrochemicals on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
20 tons of bio-based BDO made with Genomatica’s process converted into PBT.
Instrumentation exists that will monitor the contents of a vessel and provide an alarm in the event of a leak or overfill event.
The Value of Water Coalition brings together industry, trade groups, and professional services firms specializing in water and wastewater treatment and water-intensive manufacturing.
The self-driving car project is creating engineering positions related to motion control, displays, robotics and sensors.
Virginia Tech appoints Julia Ross as dean of the College of Engineering following an international search process.
U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes start 2019 on a mixed note.
Book features more than 750 pages of information on designing and maintaining process analyzer sampling systems.
Research responds directly to the urgent need for evaluation of biological reactions.
Spray nozzle, feed piping, and vessel can now all come from one supplier.
Company plans to start up multi-product facility by the end of 2015.
Expanded product applications include industrial and institutional laundry, food processing and food service, and oil and gas.
Installing a permanent energy monitoring system is the best investment you can make in energy efficiency.
Over 50% of chemical companies surveyed by Deloitte Global lack an enterprise digital strategy.
A modular plant for the extraction of retanning agents from leather residues receives the award in the “Environmentally-friendly products” category.
Retail workers in Canada are exposed to worrisome levels of cancer-linked chemicals by handling thermal paper receipts.
Advanced ultra-high temperature furnace for carbon-fiber production will be on display.
Organization offers communication course for engineers at Shell’s Gamba site in Gabon.
China’s largest oil and gas producer will expand its use of Honeywell’s planning and collaboration technologies.
The plant improvements were completed on time and under budget prior to the start of the sugarcane harvest season.
Discovery could aid regional agriculture, which has suffered since the Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011.
Evonik expands its catalyst production facility and adds a new scale-up operation at Marl Chemical Park.
Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp commissions new bio-steam supply from energy company Eneco to AkzoNobel.
De Nora doubles processing capacity for Taiyo Oil refinery with new Gulftronic Electrostatic Separator System.
Wood Automation & Control will provide Bedrock technology to its clients in energy and industrial markets.
Participants will have the opportunity to view Spirax Sarco’s factory where the company’s flow meter products are manufactured.
Facility will manufacture 6,000 metric tons annually of TEA.
Company cuts container emptying time in half.
Curtain is made from carbon nanotubes layered together onto a plastic polycarbonate membrane.
The company will invest in organic peroxide production facilities in Mons, Belgium and Houston, Texas.
The Hydraulic Institute recognizes William C. Livoti, business development manager, WEG Electric Corporation, as its first PSM Leadership Award recipient.
The American Chemistry Council launches the Campaign for Accuracy in Public Health Research.
Weather may have played a role in the slow start to the year.
Three-fourths of NABE Policy Survey panelists expect an economic recession by the end of 2021.
Session will offer information on how to identify and reduce operating and energy costs in pump systems.
Organizers have also announced a call for papers covering 18 themes including legislation, plant layout and environmental protection.
Recipe elements can be executed in parallel by multiple shop-floor operators with the PharmaSuite v5.2 system.
Lecturer also will receive a certificate and a €1,500 cash prize.
The Jacobi Carbons Group Nattandiya, Sri Lanka production facility receives certification from the Water Quality Association (WQA) under WQA/ASPE/ANSI Standard S-802: Product Sustainability for Activated Carbon.
Robert F. Helminiak will lead the association's advocacy efforts on issues impacting the specialty chemical industry.
A majority of the NABE Policy Survey panel considers current fiscal policy “too stimulative.”
Micromeritics releases new white paper showcasing an optimal analytical tool kit for powders.
Annual automation conference focuses on connecting people and technology for sustainable success.
The new low-volatile pure monomer resin brands will offer lower levels of volatile organic compounds.
Addition of Oxid’s Terol line will strengthen Huntsman’s downstream insulation markets in North America.
Technology will allow AspenTech customers to optimize acid gas cleaning and sulfur recovery design and operations together.
The discovery is a big step toward creating miniature, handheld mass spectrometers.
A new video from Moore Industries shows how the IPX2 reduces production interruptions caused by liquid slugs.
Successful cooperation on HIMax safety controllers expands.
Sewage treatment plants are unable to remove all contaminants including pharmaceuticals, chemicals and personal care products.
ART and GSEM will address customers’ spent catalysts disposal needs while establishing a pathway to sustainable reuse of metals derived from the catalyst manufacturing and oil refining processes.
Commercial production is expected to start in the second half of 2014.
Technology enables room-temperature bonding and debonding processes based on standard manufacturing methods.
3M Biometric Access Control Readers Integrated with Schneider Electric Building Management Solutions
Integration allows complete user/credential management through Schneider Electric’s Andover Continuum security and building management software.
Cost of poor hydrocarbon process safety tops $34 billion.
Mettler Toledo's GPro 500 TDL series receives the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Competitive Strategy Innovation & Leadership.
Manufacturer of optical solutions and components for the process industries and research and analytical laboratories will acquire the assets of Axiom Analytical Inc.
The American Chemical Society and 150 other organizations tell Trump that executive order will harm scientific exchange and technological development.
Parker Hannifin Corporation signs a new EFA with Shell for the provision of instrumentation valves, manifolds, process-to-instrument valves, fittings, tubing, protective enclosures and related products.
Dr. Paula Gant joins GTI as senior vice president, corporate strategy & innovation.
Company estimates the facility will create 25 jobs in Arizona, with a potential to increase to 62 jobs over a three-year period.
World demand for soda ash is projected to increase almost 75 MMT by 2022.
System identifies control valve deficiencies.
Campaign will highlight products made possible by polyurethane.
The Honeywell Industrial Cybersecurity Lab is designed to advance the company's development and testing of new technologies and software to defend industrial facilities and operations such as refineries and manufacturing plants from cyber attacks.
Being in a constant “fire-fighting” state of operation is not healthy for any organization.
Belco Technologies Corporation, a DuPont company, and Lundberg, LLC, a Dustex company, will jointly offer air pollution control systems for refineries and petrochemical plants.
DowDuPont announces the corporate brand names that each of its divisions plans to assume once they are separated as independent companies.
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) shows overall new business volume for January was up 4% percent year-over-year from new business volume in January 2018.
Event will enable automation professionals to gauge their need for additional training.
Courses have been designed to help users understand the functionality of their instrument.
Vac-U-Max exhibits latest advances in industrial vacuum cleaning at the 31st Annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo.
Adding compressed air systems within the context of the Smart Factory promises major efficiency gains.
Arkema launches a new website for its three flagship polymer families.
Nouryon and Gasunie agree to supply green hydrogen to BioMCN for the production of renewable methanol from carbon dioxide.
Wurldtech Security Technologies’ Achilles certification recognizes best practices to protect process control equipment against evolving cyber security threats.
GE’s ecomagination-qualified Jenbacher gas engine assists in landfill gas-to-energy project operated by averda.
The grand-prize winner will receive an Amazon Kindle.
The new organization for K-12 chemistry and physical science teachers should begin operating this year.
Demonstration plant directly converts natural gas to ethylene through oxidative coupling of methane.
Tim Freeman receives the Richard S. Ladd Standards Development Award from the ASTM D18 Committee on Soil and Rock.
Vanessa Sutherland, chairperson of the Chemical Safety Board, highlights the slate of speakers.
U.S. chemical production starts 2019 with a gain.
Discharged water will meet strict regulations for limits of chemical oxygen demand in river.
The bydrain can be installed on the equipment or downstream of the equipment to be drained.
Complex on U.S. Gulf Coast would be company’s largest single-plant investment to date.
Researchers undertake the first comprehensive, controlled study of display color in process industries.
CPFD Software LLC appoints Dr. John Favier as president.
Report examines the role of engineering technology and calls for increased awareness of ET as a field of study and category of employment.
The “Presidential Committee on Climate Security,” will scrutinize climate science research for an “adversarial” view on the subject.
Center to provide technical service and advanced application development for mercury removal from natural gas.
Company looks to meet growing customer demand.
New member companies include national and international manufacturers, distributors and service providers.
A new paper from Aveva focuses on the importance of the digital asset for engineering, procurement and construction companies and owner operators.
Paul Ruzicka of Xylem receives honor.
The agreement will develop advanced multi-component dynamic feeding control for upstream bioprocesses used in biopharma manufacturing.
Dr. Eric Petersen is the new director of the Turbomachinery Laboratory, a center of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and part of The Texas A&M University System.
The key aspects of the partnership are secure remote maintenance of plants and machines, encrypted communications over the Internet and monitoring of industry protocols at critical network interfaces.
Group is part of Atlas Copco’s strategy to align technical support with product competencies as opposed to geographic regions.
Objectives include industry reporting, sharing of safety bulletins and sharing learning on process safety incidents.
Watson-Marlow fully integrates and tests each system.
The development of effective and economical treatment technologies for contaiminated wastewater clinched the prize.
The Control System Integrators Association names José M. Rivera as CEO.
Death of Justice Scalia prompts company to settle class action lawsuit.
DuPont and Chemours have settled thousands of lawsuits involving a leak of a toxic chemical used to make Teflon.
ABB will integrate the Baldor Electric Company name into its global ABB brand.
The selling price is €3 billion, reportedly 8.5 times the business’ EBITDA.
NanoCeram filters are suitable for use as prefilters for other systems including RO membranes, UV chambers and ion exchange beds.
Chemtura will sell agrochemicals business to Platform for approximately $1 billion.
Industry leaders will share best practices at May conference in Houston.
Calculator enables chemical processing plants to determine potential savings through tank cleaning optimization.
The new Bulk Solids Innovation Center at Kansas State University hosts “Powders and Bulk Solids Flow in Bins, Hoppers and Feeders” course.
Company will build a $30 million refractory plant in the Ohio River Valley.
Plug-and-play upgrade is expected to reduce capital expenditure.
The merit-based scholarships reward students' potential for leadership and contributions to the engineering and related professions.
Company enhances laser capabilities and expands measurement products and services in oil and gas, electric power and other industrial sectors.
Event will highlight the key role of chemical sciences and the chemical industry.
Webinar will cover productivity enhancements and piping code updates.
Conference touts several focus areas.
600 firefighters battled the blaze at the paraxylene plant.
KBR, Inc. is awarded a contract by Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd for revamping its ammonia plant at Panambur, Mangalore in India.
The annual engineering design competition brings together engineers, entrepreneurs and students to find solutions that benefit society and the economy along with the chance to win $20,000.
The Electrical Apparatus Service Association will hold its Annual Convention and Exposition from June 29 to July 2, 2019 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Future plans include adding a microchannel hydroprocessor to the pilot plant to enable the production of finished fuels.
Four-section guide is aimed at executives and line managers.
Company will focus on additives for oilfield, refinery process and industrial water treatment applications.
Proposed plant would be on the existing BASF site in Freeport, Texas.
Satellite location grows AIChE’s global network and foster connections with regional industries.
A growing number see tight fiscal policy as restraining economic growth.
SOCMA’s three-session series at the 2017 Global Chemical Regulations Conference will emphasize chemical regulations impacting small and medium-sized enterprises.
Evonik invests in Velox, a digital printing technology developer located in Rosh HaAyin, Israel.
The technology center is reportedly designed to optimize customers' asset value and performance for coal and steam-based power plants.
Smart positioner features improvements to both firmware and hardware.
Event will take place Sept. 17-19 in Washington, D.C.
GTC will provide its Isomalk technologies for a new refinery and petrochemicals complex.
KBI takes over Merck’s microbial process development and manufacturing.
Univar USA Inc. acquires all outstanding stock of Key Chemical, Inc.
DuPont names Randy L. Stone as president of its Performance Materials business.
Saleem will oversee Brooks Instrument’s California-based technology development center.
Plant could be used to treat wastewater in the mining and chemical industries or in municipal water systems contaminated with lead.
Huber announces agreement to acquire Miller Chemical & Fertilizer, LLC, a division of Industrial Group Holdings, LLC.
New design expected to speed product selection.
Each pound of the cotton has the ability to sop up and hold more than 30 pounds of crude oil.
Baghouse Maintenance Infographic Highlights the High Price of Dust Collection
Gila Bend plant is recognized by Arizona Manufacturers Council.
Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. is named a 2015 New Energy Pioneer award winner by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
The 2016 International Symposium of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center extends its call for papers until March 25.
The project’s goal is to improve the company’s ability to bring new products to market in a more cost-effective and sustainable manner.
DSM and JuggerBot 3D launch trial program for 3D printing industrial applications using high performance materials.
Companies will exhibit complete plastic processing solutions for primary resin, compounding and extrusion production.
Middle Market Organizations Leverage Ohio’s Third Frontier Program to Sustain Leadership in Increasingly Competitive Markets
Hands-on guide simplifies the fitting selection process for fluid systems.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration renews its alliance with the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication to reduce and prevent worker exposure to chemicals hazards.
Organization compiles and distributes the country’s most comprehensive encyclopedia on plastics.
Bill proposes a mobile phone alert notifying the public of dangerous chemical mishaps.
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, LLC, a joint venture between DuPont and Tate & Lyle, will expand its manufacturing facility in Loudon, Tennessee, to increase annual production of bio-based 1,3-propanediol by 35 million pounds.
The automation company’s regional campus in Pearland, Texas is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
Agreement calls for OPXBIO to use its EDGE (Efficiency Directed Genome Engineering) technology to develop the bio-processes.
Program provides students at 24 university-based IACs with hands-on training and real world experience in energy engineering and management.
12-page catalog features 2600T transmitters.
Advances in new fungicides support increased, worldwide food production.
New standard addresses the fundamentals of recognizing and managing combustible dust hazards.
The University of California, Berkeley, is considering closing its College of Chemistry due to debt, flat income and rising costs.
The Chemical Activity Barometer posts a strong gain in February following a similar gain in January.
Global Location Strategies finds infrastructure, assets and expertise available at Eastman Business Park.
Messer Group and CVC Capital Partners Fund VII complete the acquisition of certain businesses in North and South America from Linde plc, launching a new name in the Americas market.
Suite updates full plant lifecycle software.
Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) announced the PPSE register last year as part of an effort to help improve safety across all engineering professions.
Quarterly digital publication covers problem solving for engineers in fuels and chemicals market.
Warner to be recognized in Philadelphia.
Courses combine classroom and hands-on training.
DuPont Global Technology Director Henry Bryndza is recognized for leadership in chemical research and sustainability.
Neron and Ferraco will oversee all production operations and activities in West Chester, Pa. And Chatham, Va., respectively.
Award aims to honor young researcher on advanced fluids
Chemical industry contributes $5.7 trillion to global GDP and supports 120 Million jobs.
Valves meet all international standards.
Stress-Induced strength from these new materials may lead to better fluids, such as engine oil.
Renaming reflects broader range of instrumentation solutions.
Stress corrosion cracking can cause failure of some fittings
DeltaV DCS repeats Achilles Practices Certification for cybersecurity best practices based on IEC 62443-2-4.
University of Bath professor Semali Perera wins Academic Award in U.K.’s biggest awards program honoring women in technology.
ACC’s Global CPRI shows that global chemical production was stable in January, following a 0.3% gain in December and a 0.6% gain in November.
Bradley will assume the role held by interim CEO, David Mezzanotte, director at SK Capital Partners.
Certification complements company’s focus on quality.
Irradiation with ultraviolet light produced long-chain alkenes, dienes, trienes, as well as glycerol byproduct.
Powder Show 2014 video shows new technology that cancels out vibration.
Companies will manufacture high-performance polyethylene products.
GE and American Water announce digital initiative to help solve urgent water challenges.
Amr S. Elnashai will step down as Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering in July to begin his new appointment as vice chancellor and vice president of research and technology transfer at the University of Houston.
Siemens and Norwegian industrial cybersecurity company Secure-NOK sign a partnership agreement to integrate new cybersecurity offerings within the Ruggedcom portfolio.
SOCMA welcomes six new member companies in first quarter 2019.
Video describes the benefits of having both short flex and spacer shaft tolerance options in a laser-alignment tool.
Tests could provide quick, cost-effective and reliable ways of gathering information.
Powder Show 2014 Video highlights customizable system.
Economic indicator shows solid rebound.
Nova Chemicals Corporation appoints Todd Karran president and chief executive officer.
Tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy allows real-time monitoring of water solvent drying.
The Center for Operator Performance is conducting a survey of how process plants have implemented or interpreted the requirements for highly managed alarms specified in ANSI/ISA-18.2-2016 and IEC 62682, “Alarm management for the process industries.”
Emerson introduces Plantweb Optics, a collaboration software platform that provides a view of plant reliability and operational performance.
Elemica acquires material quality compliance provider EMNS.
Ascend Performance Materials Operations will use UOP Oleflex process technology to produce more than 1 million metric tons of propylene per year.
Standard provides detailed technical control system requirements associated with seven foundational requirements described in the first ISA99 standard.
Technology is based on Arkema’s Kynar foam technology.
IHS report indicates bio-based chemicals are the beneficiaries of the North American shale gas boom.
Three white papers focus on fluid transfer in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical applications.
ACC’s Specialty Chemicals Market Volume Index shows gains in January and February.
The U.S. Commercial Service Nigeria launches a new training simulation solution aimed at strengthening the skills of process operators working in Nigeria’s refinery and chemical industry.
Michael Roman is appointed 3M chief executive officer; Inge Thulin is appointed 3M executive chairman of the board.
German Catalysis Society outlines opportunities and hurdles
Workshop to feature Harper’s complete Carbon Fiber Microline research system and an advanced UHT (ultra high temperature) furnace for carbon fiber production.
Update covers key elements to consider when devising safe working practices.
‘Intrinsically Safe’ certification driven by environmental safety standards.
The report highlights the company’s environmental stewardship and social responsibility initiatives and establishes benchmarks for long-term goals.
A wall of foam appeared on a UK canal after a chemical plant fire.
DuPont scientist Brian McCauley receives American Chemical Society’s top technician award.
Grease resistant packaging contains fluorine, a building block of cancer-causing PFCs.
The AES Corporation, Atos and Enel join Charter of Trust.
Eric Pipal is promoted to vice president and general manager at Brooks Instrument.
Plant includes a four-bay welding area, fabrication area, powder paint line, assembly area and storage space.
Carbon/charcoal powder could help pave the way toward the touted “hydrogen economy.”
New interface, cloud-based solutions and InStep partnership were announced.
40th anniversary of the U.K.’s worst mainland process plant disaster approaches
Chemical reaction causes flash fire and explosion.
Chemists devise a method for catalyzing reactions with methane.
Infiniti Research announces its top five major trends in the chemical industry for 2017.
Calgon Carbon will operate as a separate subsidiary of Kuraray.
Building Blocks of STEM Act will boost research into STEM education initiatives for young children.
System allows chemists to gain better reaction control and more valuable reaction information for easier, safer and more cost-effective scale-up.
Construction is scheduled to begin soon on these investments.
The companies will develop a monitoring system to track and quantify the use of renewable raw materials in paints, coatings and other applications.
Process safety pioneer, Professor Trevor Kletz will be honored at the opening of the Hazards 25 process safety symposium in Edinburgh, UK on May 13.
Automated patching saves several days of effort for each patching event.
The agency is working on ways to speed up the chemical review process.
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Rosalind Franklin Award.
The Cybersecurity Coalition brings companies together to assist government policymakers in developing consensus-driven solutions.
White paper outlines three application-specific questions that will help the reader identify his preferred instrumentation for the application in question.
Oxid’s polyols are a key component in the production of energy-saving polyurethane insulation products.
Honeywell names Vimal Kapur president of Honeywell Process Solutions.
E-360 collaboration provides enhanced sales, technical and logistics services.
APV Engineered Coatings promotes John Russell to vice president and technical director.
A team of researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, invents a process to produce automobile tires from trees and grasses that could shift the tire production industry toward using common renewable resources.
Vanhoren was also named president of Alfa Laval’s North American “cluster,” which includes its sales and service organizations in the United States and Canada.
Circular Polymers will process 30 million pounds of carpet annually.
Yokogawa will provide Petrobras technical support in the area of field wireless communications.
Eligible prospective members can attend with advance approval.
The new joint venture will provide rotating equipment to the power, oil and gas and industrial sectors.
Award recognizes an outstanding contribution to extending the fundamentals of catalysis and its industrial application.
The Dow Water Symposium brought together water treatment professionals, building owners and operators to discuss industry challenges.
A 10-year plan issued by the Australian Academy of Science is designed to improve all aspects of chemistry in Australia.
Parker Hannifin Corporation completes its acquisition of Clarcor, Inc.
Italmatch Chemicals Group acquires Jiayou Chemical.
Lanxess presents the CEO Safety Award to an operating team from Belgium.
Ticknor has played a significant role in several HI technical committees.
U.S. ranks 11th safest of 44 nations.
Catofin catalyst and technology will be used in new isobutylene project in Shandong Province.
SOCMA announces new guidelines and application updates for annual awards program.
The association aims to be recognized as a technical leader to advocate and influence environmental compliance policies.
The Heat Exchange Institute releases Standards and Typical Specifications for Tray Type Deaerators, 10th Edition.
Pets that primarily stay indoors can have increased rates of diseases, such as diabetes, kidney diseases and hypothyroidism compared with those that stay exclusively outside.
W. R. Grace & Co begins construction of a new colloidal silica plant at its European flagship manufacturing and R&D center in Worms, Germany.
New partnership combines ABB’s oil and gas SCADA platform with engineering and support from GlobaLogix.
Video focuses on possible solutions to the water sustainability crisis, including conservation, desalinating salty water and recycling and reusing water from municipal sewage treatment plants.
Magnetrol offers advice regarding liquid gravity separator skids.
The new program is designed to provide consistency across multiple plant locations.
The Inbra Indústrias Químicas facility will largely produce plasticizers for the polyvinyl chloride market.
GE, University of California, Davis and Winesecrets pilot project will use recycled rainwater for wine production.
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation releases the March 2018 Monthly Confidence Index, which shows confidence in the equipment finance market is 72.2 in March, easing slightly from 73.2 in February.
Intercontinental Terminals Company says all employees have been accounted for and no injuries have been reported.
Paper explores the four main perceptions and obstacles that the best-in-class companies overcame to gain enterprise-wide acceptance of their MOM systems.
Following the guidance given in the new guidelines should result in better alarm systems that are more usable
The guide features specification and installation information and is based on ATEX certification.
The Fluid Sealing Association names Henri V. Azibert as its new technical director.
Annual event is designed to raise awareness of the value of pumps in modern manufacturing.
Siemens opens Cyber Security Operation Centers for the protection of industrial facilities, with a joint location in Lisbon and Munich and one in the U.S.
New report says fixing transportation infrastructure is essential to U.S. manufacturing growth.
Almost half of global respondents are skeptical or indifferent to science – however, optimism and expectations for the future of science overall remain high.
An explosion on March 21 at Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical Co., a producer of pesticides located in eastern China, has claimed at least six lives and injured dozens others.
By moving away from cable and embracing a wireless I/O solution, engineers gain flexibility and safety.
CAGI will submit the new standard for consideration as an annex to the ISO 5389 standard.
New online education series focuses on optimizing technology for the changing face of industry.
The new webinar session focuses on how dual gas seals improve pump system reliability and performance.
David Bacon joins Halocarbon Products Corporation as CEO.
The DeltaV system now connects directly to motor center and variable speed drive applications.
Honor recognizes thesis on process intensification
Researcher wins for work on transforming renewable resources
Dragos acquires NexDefense, provider of ICS visibility technology.
Technical reference section is a resource for those involved with spray nozzle specification or maintenance.
NGL production to reach 3.8 Million barrels per day by 2020.
Sigma-Aldrich custom manufacturing services installs new reactors at Sheboygan and Milwaukee facilities.
Univar is sponsoring the national You Be The Chemist Challenge competition, a question-and-answer academic competition for middle school students.
A new ASTM International standard helps users undertake shear testing using the Freeman Technology FT4 Powder Rheometer.
WPC 2017 China Forum welcomes Chinese industry delegation to provide focused discussion around Chinese production.
Chemical companies are pressing for a coastal flood control system near Houston to protect petrochemical plants, oil refineries and shipping infrastructure from the next hurricane.
Corning subsidiary, Corning Singapore Holdings Private Limited, signs an investment agreement with the Changzhou government in China to establish a new headquarters for Corning’s Advanced-Flow Reactors (AFR) business in Changzhou.
Channel offers free videos on various educational topics targeting the industrial and institutional markets.
J. Patrick Kennedy, CEO and majority owner of OSIsoft, will present the keynote address on Nov. 6.
License agreement is the 20th in the past three years for UOP technology.
European groups aims to recognize people in two specialties
Endress+Hauser completes the takeover of German analytical instrumentation provider Analytik Jena.
Thomas Walkenhorst takes over as CEO supported by recently appointed COO Hans Joachim Machetanz.
Technical Paper No. 410, which enables users to derive application solutions based on their parameters in real time, is enhanced by a new chapter titled, “Sensible Heat Transfer.”
New Edge Analyzer is a portable, self-contained engine enabling predictive models to be deployed on edge devices.
A rating of IP66 states that the enclosed equipment is dust tight and protected against heavy seas or water projected in powerful jets.
Sample testing evaluates powder behavior and flowability.
The Chemical Heritage Foundation and the Biotechnology Industry Organization selected Robert S. Langer to receive 2014 Biotechnology Heritage Award.
The Foundation for Industrial Maintenance Excellence (FIME) is accepting entries for the North American Maintenance Excellence Award.
Lanxess and Saudi Aramco complete the formation of Arlanxeo, their 50-50 joint venture for synthetic rubber.
The chemical that was supposed to be a replacement for C8 is sparking similar health concerns among scientists and activists who say it is no safer than its predecessor.
Solvay Specialty Polymers agrees to sell its Porto Marghera plant, which produces hydrofluoric acid, to Alkeemia, part of the Italian Fluorsid Group.
Legislation re-authorizes the federal government’s helium program, which is the source of 40 percent of the nation’s helium.
Project will create world’s largest natural gas-based gasification complex for syngas chemicals, the company says.
The Heat Exchange Institute released the first edition of Standards for Gasketed Plate Heat Exchangers.
Company sets new, long-term environmental targets for greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption.
Event celebrates young people’s interest in science and technology.
Will more regulations improve reactive hazard safety and awareness?
Company is cautiously optimistic this year after a challenging 2016.
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, DSM, Google and Philips start receiving power from the Bouwdokken wind farm in the Netherlands.
Preactor's advanced planning and scheduling software solutions will add significant new components to the Siemens’ MOM portfolio
The three themes: process analytical technology, industrial water engineering and bio-based production.
The new manufacturing facility will be constructed at BASF’s Ludwigshafen, Germany site.
Submission videos describe work and range from understanding whisky chemistry to preventing honeybee decline.
Honeywell Process Solutions launches a digital dashboard designed to proactively monitor, measure and manage cybersecurity risk for control systems for refineries, power plants and other automated production sites at increasing risk of cyber attacks.
Horizon Systems, Inc. merges with Process Systems Inc.
Explosion occurred when workers were cleaning an empty tank.
FieldComm Group and The Open Group Process Automation Forum complete a liaison agreement to leverage FieldComm Group specifications within the OPAF ‘standard of standards.’
Recent equipment additions include a PM grate in housing with a CFP metal detector below it.
Industrial communication foundations explore merging into single organization.
Industrial Magnetics announced the acquisition of Prater-Sterling of Bolingbrook, IL.
GE’s water business will acquire UK-based Monsai, expanding its wastewater offering and providing renewable energy capabilities.
The Chemical Heritage Foundation and the American Institute of Chemists name Jacqueline Barton, the Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor of Chemistry and chair of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, recipient of the 2015 AIC Gold Medal.
Team uses the Fluke Connect system to capture and share measurements in simulated ethanol production.
Business economists disagree on debt, NAFTA and immigration but are sympathetic to Obamacare reforms.
Songwon’s production site in Ulsan can now supply medium volumes of specialized monomers.
The nuclear power industry is pushing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to consider fewer plant inspections.
All documents must be unbiased, informative and educational.
FIRST teams compete for grants by describing how they will apply their engineering skills to make a difference.
Online academic platform offers thermal utility, industry-specific and environmental health and safety educational modules.
A regional office of the European Process Safety Centre (EPSC) opened in June in Frankfurt, Germany.
The Dow Chemical Company is set to cut three percent of its global workforce.
Analysis from CliftonLarsonAllen finds that the primary factor driving capacity constraints is a shortage of skilled workers.
Chemical organizations from the United States, Canada and Mexico issue a statement outlining their priorities for a potential NAFTA revamp.
The new journal will feature original research covering all aspects of biomaterials, emphasizing applied work across the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, materials science and physics.
"Heads will also roll among the government officials who were in charge.”
Attendees will discuss the growing importance of preventative and corrective services that keep plant automation systems running at top performance levels.
Manufacturers will provide 15-minute presentations on topics ranging from new hybrid polyurethane technology to valveless programmable dispensing.
BASF increased R&D expenditures in 2013 and expanded research in North America and Asia.
Wayne T. Smith is the new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BASF Corporation.
Brittany Mountjoy comes to SOCMA from DuPont.
Meridium, Inc., from GE Digital, and Beamex combine capabilities to optimize calibration practices.
Liquid analysis specialist Endress+Hauser Conducta receives the European Business Award and the TOP JOB seal of quality.
The Humboldt Award recognizes a researcher’s entire achievements is granted to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories and insights have had a significant impact on their discipline.
Companies agree to produce solutions in Honeywell Experion PKS.
Document outlines precautions necessary to ensure safe operation.
DuPont Sustainable Solutions offering is designed to help companies increase productivity while improving quality, safety and environmental footprint.
The Award of Merit recognizes distinguished or exceptional service to the Fluid Sealing Association by an individual member.
Endress+Hauser announces its Spring 2016 schedule of instrumentation training courses.
Exxon says it will spend $20 billion over the next 10 years on refineries and chemical and liquefied natural gas plants along the Gulf Coast.
New ABB Ability Collaborative Operations Center in Västerås, Sweden provides predictive analytics and KPIs to improve customer processes, efficiency, safety and profitability.
To honor World Water Day, Atlas Copco’s USA employee-driven Water for All program donates $100,000 to charity: water, a New York based non-profit organization devoted to bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in need globally.
Sessions will cover pipe modeling and specifications editing.
LEAP aims to help manufacturers get plants up and running.
U.S. Water Services announced a merger with Texas-based ChemCal.
AkzoNobel finalized the €153 million divestment of its global paper chemicals business to Kemira.
Explosion in a Chinese chemical plant claims lives, injures others.
Edition 8.0 is based on the latest experience in research, design and application of piping expansion joints by engineers associated with the Expansion Joint-Piping Division member companies in the FSA.
Company starts new ethane cracker in Baytown, Texas.
ISASecure SSA Level 1 certification distinguishes Emerson’s DeltaV automation system as meeting cybersecurity requirements for process and safety controls.
Free, online thermowell calculation tool compliant with new ASME PTC 19.3 TW-2010 standards.
Series begins on Oct. 29.
aeSolutions will market and deliver the International Society of Automation’s series of safety, cybersecurity and alarm management courses.
Thesis on computer-aided process engineering clinches the prize.
The National Science Foundation awards 2016 graduate research fellowships.
The recipients were chosen from a large number of submissions from across Canada.
The technical manual is intended to help readers understand the features and benefits of HART technology do.
Solvay is raising its European capacity of hydroquinone by 20%, enhancing the security of supply on three continents and to meet increasing demand for diphenol inhibitors used as additives by the monomer industry.
Intergraph and Paulin Research will discuss the benefits of finite element analysis.
Facility to house 1.5 miles of materials on 3.5-story shelves.
The facility will recycle granular activated carbon (GAC).
Magnetrol’s “Just Can’t Stop a Magnetrol” contest awards oldest switches still in service.
ARC wants to know about unplanned downtime among other things.
Outdated systems and lack of controls leave energy sector vulnerable.
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals joins partnership to explore opportunities for green hydrogen and “electrofuels” in Sweden.
Rockwell Automation examines different financial, strategic and optimization advantages of DCS migration with new white-paper series.
Schelp is responsible for engineering and management activities in support of projects.
Chemical engineering student wins Honeywell UniSim Design Challenge.
UniCat and BASF joint laboratory investigates catalytic processes for raw material change.
The Purdue Integrated Process Education System (PIPES) laboratory opens at Purdue University.
The award recognizes Dow for its contributions towards advancing the circular economy for water.
DuPont Sustainable Solutions is now seeking applications for the 13th edition of the DuPont Safety and Sustainability Awards.
The ACC reports that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes regained momentum, increasing 0.4% in February after only a 0.1% gain in January.
Nouryon’s 2019 Imagine Chemistry challenge generates ideas from 30 countries.
Integrated power management enables efficient usage of external batteries or energy harvesting components like solar panels.
The American Chemical Society is committed to deterring plagiarism, including self-plagiarism.
The Fluid Sealing Association appointed Robert Rutherford to its board of directors.
The console features enhancements to ergonomic design and displays.
DuPont announces the winners and honorable mentions of the 2015 DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition.
The discovery has the potential to revolutionize the industrial production of fuels and chemicals.
The lab was established to address growing infrastructure security challenges.
Rockwell Automation releases patches for several possibly severe vulnerabilities in its Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1400 programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
U.S. specialty chemical markets ease in February.
Total supply for 2013 is expected to average 12.1 MMB/D, ahead of Saudi Arabia by 0.3 MMB/D.
The guide is now available for desktops, tablets and smart phones.
The Fluid Sealing Association appointed Phil Mahoney to its board of directors.
The Edison Awards presents Dow with a Gold Award in the Protection & Safety category for Polyox Water-Soluble Polymers.
The event will take place in June at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas.
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates sends a letter to President Donald Trump, introducing him to the specialty chemical industry and thanking him for his focus on small business, jobs and the economy.
Royal DSM presents the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in Materials Sciences to Prof. Doros Theodorou, Ph.D., professor in materials science and engineering at the National Technical University of Athens in Greece.
Plant uses wheat straw, rice straw and arundo donax to produce biofuels.
Booklet explains how and why powders behave the way they do and how this impacts powder processing.
Walter Liew gets 15 years in prison and is fined $28 million
Meridium, Inc. announced the winners of the 2015 Asset Performance Management Awards.
Wood Group expands into process industry operations management systems.
PPG’s unsolicited offer has prompted AkzoNobel to explore selling off its specialty chemicals division.
The FieldComm Group Plant of the Year is presented to end user companies in the process automation industry to recognize exceptional application of FOUNDATION Fieldbus and/or HART Communication technologies.
The U.S. Department of Energy announces up to $70 million for a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute.
App’s navigation feature offers its subscribers a new level of visual interaction by allowing them to instantly find relevant articles quickly.
New infrastructure projects and regulations drive demand, according to Frost & Sullivan.
New video highlights Fire-Safe Valve Assemblies, designed to stop the flow of flammable or hazardous media during an emergency.
The biorefinery will produce renewable, high-performance olefins and metathesis technology.
Victrex commissioned the first production stream of its $138 million, third polyaryletherketone (PAEK) manufacturing plant.
Scientists discover polyethylene-eating bacterium.
Girls have drawn even with boys in participation in STEM classes in high school but progress lags in college and the workplace.
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Monthly Leasing and Finance Index shows increase in new business volume.
February new business volume is down 24% over 2018.
Honeywell expects to launch the Experion Orion Console, which was designed based on input from operators, with the platform’s next release in 2014.
Company begins exploring sale of agrochemicals business.
Rosemount GWR level transmitters are certified to IEC 61508 for safety instrumented functions up to SIL 3.
Bühler Aeroglide names Andy Sharpe as new president and CEO.
Siemens Simatic 427D Microbox IPC and Panel IPC477D are being assembled at the plant.
A new report from the American Chemistry Council says that plastics growth could be hurt by capacity problems in the U.S. transportation system.
NABE panel foresees pick-up in economic growth through 2018.
The two-day event is supported by UMass Lowell, MilliporeSigma, YMC and ChromaCon.
Leaflet provides installation and product photos as well as tables of key specifications.
Lee to focus on maintaining and upgrading nuclear facilities for clients.
SKF Mobile Apps include SKF Shelf, SKF Bearing Calculator, SKF DialSet and SKF Belt Calculator.
Dupont announced that seven employees were named DuPont Fellows, the highest technical professional level in the company.
QuantumSphere, Inc. announces commercial validation of its proprietary nano iron catalyst FeNIX in a production-scale ammonia plant in China.
Vertellus Specialties expands diethyl toluamide production capacity at its Greensboro, N.C. site.
Swansea University researchers conclude that membrane characterization is vital to the continued growth in the industrial application of membranes.
The laboratory focuses on material characterization services for fine powders and solid materials and is managed by Dr. Torben Sick.
New laboratory in Brazil enhances technical support to regional customers.
Industry leaders to discuss implications, opportunities and challenges of North American shale gas boom on global plastics industry.
Safer Mobile Response app includes real-time weather and traffic data.
The Abnormal Situation Management (ASM) Consortium celebrates 20 years in 2014.
Siemens’ motor control centers are now available as a standard catalog offering, eliminating the need for a customized quote or negotiated lead times for new MCCs and units.
The American Chemistry Council releases its Global Chemical Production Regional Index for February.
Endress+Hauser acquires SensAction AG, a manufacturer of systems for measuring the concentration of liquids.
Workers told to “just run” at the KMCO chemical plant in Crosby, Texas.
Courses range from 'ATEX for Americans' to electrostatic hazards in process industries.
Industrial automation and control track will demonstrate how the proper application of control theory and advanced process control systems can improve manufacturers’ KPIs.
The drop-in jet fuel contains blend of renewable farnesane.
Evonik and AkzoNobel entered into negotiations to build a membrane electrolysis facility at AkzoNobel’s site in Ibbenburen, Germany. .
Dr. Antonis Papadourakis assumes the responsibilities of president and chief executive officer of Lanxess Corporation and country speaker for the NAFTA region.
Mettler Toledo schedules webinar entitled, “Create Safer Chemical Processes at Scale by Using Thermal Analysis Techniques in the Lab.”
The agreement between the two companies addresses growth demands in the semiconductor and related electronics industries in the country.
InChem Corp., a contract chemical manufacturing company based in Rock Hill, S.C., sells its toll solutions business and facility in Duncan, S.C.
Company reaches long-term environmental goals two years ahead of schedule.
The move, IHS says, allows DuPont to refocus its resources on core businesses in agriculture and nutrition.
Emerson Process Management commissions new liquid density meter calibration facilities in Boulder, CO and Slough, UK.
Prizes will go to students who have studied at least one semester abroad
Intergraph Process, Power & Marine announces the availability of Isogen Piping Component File reference documentation for free download and use.
Nationwide Boiler begins production on high capacity saturated steam mobile boiler.
Honeywell UOP scientists receive the 2016 Industrial Research and Development Award for the development and commercialization of the UOP advanced methanol-to-olefins process.
The ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards is designed to provide a flexible framework to address and mitigate current and future security vulnerabilities in industrial automation and control systems.
National Association for Business Economics panel expects economic momentum to slow.
Collection contains nearly one-half million original research articles published between 1879 and 1995.
Honeywell Process Solutions announces record attendance at Americas Users Group.
Award honors scientist working on electrochemistry or corrosion
BASF plans to focus its pharmaceutical ingredients and services business within the Nutrition & Health division on its core expertise in pharmaceutical excipients.
Flowserve’s PMV D3 for modulation control and valve monitoring is certified to ISA100 Wireless specification.
The Obama-era rule tightening safety requirements for companies that store large quantities of dangerous chemicals is delayed until June.
Ten North American and international chlor-alkali producer, packager and bleach manufacturer facilities earn The Chlorine Institute’s (CI) “Diamond Level” status, the highest level of safety and environmental recognition, at the Institute’s 2018 Annual Meeting.
Agency will detail new online resources during Oct. 24 teleconference.
Companies reach milestone toward production of acrylic acid.
Air Cooled Exchangers (ACE) hosted a 50-year anniversary celebration at its facility in Broken Arrow, OK.
The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) shows expansion is tempered by uncertainty in the energy markets.
Yokogawa Corporation of America names Daniel L. Duncan president and chief executive officer of Yokogawa’s North American operations.
Some researchers believe emissions are falling more than a decade earlier than expected while others are not as convinced.
Microfibers shed from clothing are finding their way into the ocean and possibly contaminating seafood.
W. R. Grace & Co. completes the $416 million acquisition of the Polyolefin Catalysts business of Albemarle Corporation.
GTI announces that Michael Rutkowski has joined the company as the senior vice president, research and technology development.
Companies develop technology for syngas production derived from carbon dioxide and hydrogen.
Sales reach more than 1.5 million units.
Safety system design software is now available in 16 new languages.
Simpler authentication speeds off-site access to material via tablets and smart phones
WorkplaceAware app streamlines the reporting process.
To celebrate International Women′s Day on March 8th, IUPAC announced the awardees of the IUPAC 2017 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.
Lengthy but microscopic chains of polymers can be added to fuel to significantly reduce the damage from fire accidents without impacting performance.
Meter is a tool for technicians who are performing preventative bearing inspections.
Web-based resources to help limit worker exposure to hazardous chemicals.
A new book by Adam Rogers, “Proof: The Science of Booze,” examines the chemistry, physics, biology and even metallurgy that power alcohol production.
After breaking ground on the project less than a year ago, Kansas State University opens the Bulk Solids Innovation Center.
OxyMem’s Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) technology has the potential to reduce energy consumption for aeration by up to 75%.
The Raphael Katzen Award from the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology celebrates distinguished contributions in the commercialization of biotechnology to make fuels and chemicals from renewable resources.
Machine learning powers KnowledgeNet software.
Combined production capacity of this new unit and the existing unit on this site will be approximately 58 million cubic meters per year.
The program includes the launch next year of the society’s first completely open-access peer-reviewed journal, ACS Central Science.
Fieldbus Foundation and HART Communication Foundation come together to create a new industry organization. .
Kooltronic, Inc. expands its sizing software to include all the company’s air conditioners, heat exchangers, fans and blowers.
A federal report indicates that the EPA has failed to adequately safeguard drinking water supplies.
The Bluetooth-enabled drive assistant control panel pairs with ABB’s Drivetune mobile app to help optimize and maintain variable speed drives.
DuPont Sustainable Solutions’ new training series “Environment Matters” presents straight-forward overviews of major environmental regulations.
Annual butanediol capacity will reach 650,000 metric tons; PolyTHF capacity will rise to 350,000 metric tons.
Kletz wrote 14 books and more than 100 peer-reviewed papers on process safety.
New website provides comprehensive information for powder processors.
Gevo’s side-by-side operation of its plant in Luverne, MN is on track. .
Award recognizes significant contribution to safety literature
Gericke establishes U.S. headquarters in New Jersey.
Magnetrol Thermatel Model TA2 thermal mass flow meter measures low and high flow rates with precision.
Lanxess receives the National Green Plant certificate for its plant in Ningbo from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of the People’s Republic of China.
Linde plans to invest more than 35 million euros in new containers to supply the additional helium.
Tsao founded LORRE in 1978.
The 168-page technical guide offers solutions to industrial cooling, drying, conveying, blowoff, cleaning, coating and static electricity problems.
Scientists at UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory develop breakthrough technology for improving the process of separating unwanted substances from fuel. .
Richard Rowe replaces Bernard Roche.
This tech detects and records details about the environment in which an asset is operating.
Hydraulic Institute honors industry with excellence awards during centennial celebration.
BHS-Sonthofen acquires all shares in Ava GmbH & Co. KG, based in Herrsching in Munich.
Honeywell Trace R130 delivers daily snapshots of control system configuration, changes and engineering anomalies that help amplify users’ situational awareness.
OSHA is proposing to amend its current record-keeping regulations.
Dow Corning has significantly ramped up production capacity for hexachlorodisilane (HCDS).
A team of UC Riverside researchers have developed a versatile and relatively non-toxic way to produce biofuels more efficiently.
Researchers worldwide can be nominated
Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers develop a real-time, portable and 3-D microwave video camera that can be used for industrial inspection applications and security screening.
A successful compressed air optimization project requires some careful planning and strategy. Here are five tips for approaching one.
Trish Kerin, director of the IChemE Safety Centre, stressed to attendees that they must be willing to genuinely listen and take action when it comes to process safety.
Bayer materials and expertise contribute to ultra-lightweight plane’s mission.
Pilot-scale, mobile catalytic pyrolysis technology turns one ton of wood residue, other biomass into bio-oil.
GE developed new chemical crude stabilizer solutions to help refineries improve processing of incompatible crude oil.
Entries now open for Lifetime Recognition and Young Researcher’s Awards
Baldor Electric Company now offers customers in North America a complete line of ABB low voltage IEC electric motors.
DuPont names Todd Becker, Barry Morris and Jim Sweigard as 2016 Pedersen Award Medalists.
InformEx Connect conference program features more than 55 speakers across 44 sessions and eight tracks.
Mosaic Fertilizer starts up a new sulfur melter at its New Wales, Florida facility using a MECS DynaWave reverse jet scrubber licensed by DuPont Clean Technologies to remove SO2, H2S and sulfur particulate.
Division of Emerson Industrial Automation launches online Smart Guide.
Company has planned several special events in the coming year to mark the anniversary.
American Shale & Manufacturing Partnership to host the event on Nov. 19.
Analysis of lead, oxygen and other chemical elements in teeth, bones, hair and nails offer clues that can aid cold cases.
Atlas Copco is recognized for its climate initiatives during the United Nations’ Business and Climate Summit.
The agreement will make taking steps to tackle climate change a universal issue.
British chemist wins award for reporting on chemistry
Trump’s proposal to eliminate the Chemical Safety Board draws sharp criticism from a number of corners.
WorleyParsons completes the acquisition of the Ludwigshafen and Schwarzheide offices of the M+W Group in Germany.
TIA Portal moves into the cloud.
Andy Ouderkirk honored for achievements in optical science and leadership in innovation processes.
Facility has an initial annual TEAL production capacity of 6,000 metric tons.
Emerson’s Power Transmission Solutions introduced an online tool for tracking the location, life history and latest revision drawings and installation instructions for drivetrain couplings.
The uppermost layer of the ocean is flecked with paint fragments coming from the decks and hulls of fishing boats.
Emerson acquires Energy Solutions International Holdings, Inc. (ESI), a global supplier of decision support software and services.
Analysis from the University of Texas at Austin suggests that a series of earthquakes in Texas were likely the result of wastewater injection.
Consumer and business confidence reach levels not seen in decades; optimism is reflected in increased chemical industry activity.
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates will host three EHS Regional Roundtables this spring in Pittsburgh, Pa., Houston, Texas and Marietta, Ga.
Rob Ward takes the helm at the Process Equipment Manufacturers’ Association.
Award recipients as well as Educational Outreach and Sustainability award winners will be honored at SOCMA’s 92nd annual dinner Dec. 9.
Balance and scale users can test their own weighing risk with the microsite’s online tool “risk check."
The seminar will cover all facets of steam boiler operation, maintenance and troubleshooting.
Early warning of impending problems enables heading them off
Stress Engineering Services, launches Stress Engineering and Construction, Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary to provide engineering, procurement and construction services to the downstream and midstream markets.
The Specialty Chemicals Market Volume Index ends the first quarter of 2016 on a soft note.
Work on conversion of short-chain hydrocarbons earns recognition
Honeywell launches TechSight, a real-time augmented reality offering designed to reduce repair time and minimize operational disruption in the event of an unplanned outage.
Further debottlenecking measures are planned in India.
Stephen Munk and Beth Bosley to be honored for their contributions to the industry.
Award will recognize companies with a strong safety culture, well-executed compliance procedures, and effective use of contemporary automation technology.
The 15th edition manual provides a complete range of information to evaluate and apply steam system components.
The Institution of Chemical Engineers Safety Centre signed its first industry partner, EnVizTec.
Conference is Sept. 26-30, 2015, at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Keith Nosbusch remains as chairman.
Report says more than $300 billion worth of mergers and acquisitions in the 2017 pipeline are poised to reshape the industry.
The American Chemical Society will host an ACS Kids Zone teach-in tent on April 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at the 2018 March for Science on the National Mall.
Covestro and Genomatica launch partnership for sustainable growth.
Boards who do not focus on process safety are potentially taking a gamble with the survival of their business.
Each issue is now fully downloadable to an iPad.
A backlog of patents has swelled to more than 600,000 with an estimated wait time of more than five years.
Researcher wins for developing model for electrolyte-containing solutions
Partnership of water sector organizations seeks applications for Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program.
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) presents a new connected-learning solution based on its UniSim Competency Suite platform.
Mark Rohr becomes executive chairman of the board and Lori Ryerkerk becomes chief executive officer.
Aim is to strengthen relationships among chemical engineers.
Application process will start Sept. 2 and will close Sept. 30.
The video shows how the system avoids shutdowns related to faulty FOUNDATION Fieldbus or PROFIBUS PA segments.
The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) released its 2014 Company Productivity Report, showing that industry firms reported higher sales in in 2013 than the year prior.
Dyneon uses a HIMatrix safety controller in pilot project for sustainable recovery of raw material.
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates welcomes 19 new member companies..
American Chemical Society President Allison A. Campbell, Ph.D. will focus on the health of the planet, the safe practice of science and strong technical programming at the ACS 253rd National Meeting & Expo.
Bayer shares jumped after a report that the U.S. Department of Justice will allow the company to acquire Monsanto.
Dow collaborates with Petronas Chemicals Group for its first carbon savings contributor to the Official Carbon Partnership between Dow and the International Olympic Committee.
The Queen’s University Ionic Liquid Laboratories Research Centre in partnership with Petronas collected three awards for their new technology.
Whitepaper discusses the function of a velocity control valve in a compressed air system.
Urinating in a pool causes a dangerous chemical reaction.
Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions enters into an agreement with ExxonMobil Research Engineering to market G2G gas-to-gasoline technology.
The Gas Detection Made Easy app is a training and reference tool for gas detection information on the go.
Yokogawa Corporation of America announces that Shuji Mori, a company veteran who has been with Yokogawa for nearly three decades, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer.
Global discussion series is set to focus on the challenges of tomorrow.
The American Chemistry Council announces 2019 Responsible Care Energy Efficiency Award winners.
Visitors are now able to chat live online with a member of Asahi’s customer service team.
Munson Machinery is expanding its Utica, NY headquarters by one third.
OSHA renewed its alliance with the Global Cold Chain Alliance to continue working together to prevent workers from exposure to hazardous chemical releases from ammonia refrigeration systems.
Engineered Software, Inc launches Piping Systems Fundamentals course.
European group honors work on particulate suspensions.
The international award recognizes end user companies in the process automation industry for their use of FOUNDATION Fieldbus, FDI or HART Communication technologies.
2018 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook forecasts 8.5% expansion In equipment and software investment and 2.7% GDP growth.
ENF Technology is building $45 million U.S. headquarters in Kyle, Texas.
TfS initiative involves independent experts carrying out assessments and audits of suppliers.
Control system assessment provides a baseline of the user’s current security position.
The Cape Ray is carrying a Field Deployable Hydrolysis System designed to neutralize chemical weapons.
GE releases a video documenting the use of the company’s chemistry, process inhibitors, cooling solutions and TrueSense continuous monitoring at the Americas Styrenics (AmSty) plant in Louisiana.
Following this process will result in the lowest overall cost of ownership and will help prevent buyer’s remorse.
Atos and Siemens expand their strategic relationship to provide cybersecurity solutions for utilities, oil and gas industry in the U.S.
The $600-million facility uses a sustainable production process based on by-product hydrogen instead of natural gas.
Talakar will be based in Houston, Texas, the global headquarters for Siemens Oil & Gas and its parent operating company, Siemens Gas and Power.
VBOT includes eight lessons and features live narration.
Northeast is a critical growth region for Hamilton Scientific.
Lisa C. Hutto joined Chilworth Technology as senior process safety specialist.
The Hydraulic Institute announced the dates of its upcoming variable speed drives four-part webinar series.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration unveils a new version of its “Job Safety and Health – It’s The Law!” poster, which informs workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities.
A coalition of trade associations and manufacturers says the Environmental Protection Agency does not have a legal basis to ban production of certain paraffins.
Economic risks are biased toward the upside despite a likely rise in interest rates.
Julia Rubino, Myriam Gateault and Patti Opacic are honored by The Manufacturing Institute for industry leadership.
Upstream and refining sectors of the company are looking to engage in projects that would make a step-change improvement in alarm and display system design.
Agency launches online form to provide workers a new way to file retaliation complaints.
PSP Plus provides remote system and software management services.
A new polypropylene catalyst production plant, a partnership between CB&I and Clariant, is on schedule to begin production in 2015.
The fourth biennial USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo will take place April 15-17, 2016 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
FS-Elliott Co. completes its 67,000 square foot Service Center located on the company’s headquarter campus in Export, Pennsylvania.
The April ISA Economic Indicator Report from the Industrial Supply Association shows mixed results among manufacturers and distributors in March.
Universal Biofuels, India subsidiary of Aemetis, is producing glycerin at above nameplate capacity and demand for the product exceeds supply.
The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council announces the 10 semi-finalists for the GC3 Startup Network’s 4th Annual Technology Showcase.
New routes in sustainable chemistry aim to deliver broader supplies of affordable bioplastics.
Company will discuss technology, trends and customer applications and other news relating to LVDT position sensors.
Four North Carolina State University students have developed a nail polish that can detect drugs often used in sexual assaults.
The American Chemistry Council presents its Responsible Care Company of the Year Award to Nova Chemicals Corporation and Occidental Chemical Corporation for their outstanding achievements and leadership in environmental, health, safety and security performance.
W.R. Grace & Co. signs agreement to acquire the assets of BASF’s Polyolefin Catalysts business.
The new R&D hub will also be the home to Evonik’s tissue engineering project house.
Nouryon completes a €4 million expansion at Mahad, India that will reportedly increase organic peroxides production capacity at the site by 80%.
Book recommends that operating licenses or license extensions for nuclear power plants be approved only if the facilities meet certain design and automation requirements.
Company plans to build production facility in Dormagen, Germany.
METTLER TOLEDO released a white paper showing how tunable diode laser gas analyzers can be applied to all gas analysis processes.
DuPont will pay a fine in excess of $1 million for leaks that occurred at the company’s Kanawha County, WV facility.
New 40,000-square-foot facility opens in Houston, Texas.
Water reuse gains momentum in U.S. amid drought and water scarcity.
ExxonMobil announces an agreement with Sinochem Hongrun Petrochemical Co. Limited, to license ExxonMobil’s Flexicoking technology to build a resid upgrading unit at Sinochem Hongrun’s High-End Chemical Park in Shandong Province, People’s Republic of China.
Speaker helps audience tackle typical chemical applications
Tim O'Neill, product specialist at Kuriyama of America, talks about the Voltbuster hose, which won a 2013 Vaaler Award from Chemical Processing magazine.
Session will focus ongeometric process Control technology to prevent waste, reduce cycle time and improve yields.
New tool helps customers find lab balances and scales.
The awards celebrate excellence, innovation and achievement in the chemical and process industries.
New office increases the capacity of Aveva’s Centre of Excellence for Operations Integrity Management Solutions.
The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, the American Petroleum Institute and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce send letter to Congress seeking delay in implementation of EPA ground-level ozone standard.
Animals prompt safety concern as homeowners plan return to Fukushima after earthquake and nuclear power plant meltdown.
The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council announces the 10 innovative startup companies that have won the opportunity to pitch their sustainable chemicals, materials, products and manufacturing technologies at the GC3’s 3rd Annual Green & Bio-Based Chemistry Technology Showcase & Networking Event.
Dow receives two gold, two silver and one bronze award in categories ranging from clean manufacturing to coating and packaging materials.
Anna Pishchulina, product line business manager for Coriolis Flow Technology at Micro Motion, talks about the product that earned the company a coveted Vaaler Award from Chemical Processing magazine.
Literature finder helps visitors access brochures, manuals, drawings, parts lists and application forms.
A tornado demonstration went awry at the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, injuring more than a dozen, mainly children.
Omega will share technical information online through the Technical Learning section at Omega.com.
The American Chemistry Council presents awards at annual Responsible Care Conference.
The latest edition represents HEI’s continuing program to update its standards to reflect the latest technological advancements in the field of heat exchange equipment.
The Board of Directors of ABB and its CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer mutually agree for him to step down from his role, which he has held since 2013.
Roy Scott, Sales Engineering Manager with Arde Barinco, talks about the company's static mixing product.
Initiative was designed to achieve a secure connected enterprise through the defense-in-depth methodology, secure automation architecture and enterprise-ready industrial automation solutions.
BASF broke ground on the second phase of its Innovation Campus Asia Pacific in Shanghai, China.
Fieldbus Foundation and HART Communications Foundation form new corporation, FieldComm Group.
Dr. Andrew Ashley of Imperial College London receives the BASF Catalysis Award.
With limited availability of fossil fuels, solar energy will need to cover an increasing share of the industrial heat demand.
Co-found of Engineered Software, Inc. receives PSM Leadership Award at the Hydraulic Institute Annual Conference and Centennial Gala.
With the new Patrick F. Taylor Hall, the LSU College of Engineering is reportedly the largest academic building in Louisiana.
Confidence in the equipment finance market decreases in April after two consecutive months’ increases.
Brian Kettner of Badger Meter explains the new positioner line and emissions.
Project aims at recycling $1.5 million of oil and processing 74,000 barrels of oil-bearing secondary materials annually.
Air Liquide broke ground on the Shanghai Research & Technology Center.
Texas Tech materials scientists have discovered that raw cotton can absorb 50 times its weight in oil.
The Hydraulic Institute publishes a guide on wastewater treatment plant pumps to assist in the understanding of the general layout, components and operation of a typical wastewater treatment plant.
Researchers develop test to check for contamination of shallow groundwater from unconventional gas extraction techniques.
National Safety Council is accepting nominations for four prestigious safety awards.
Siemens develops replacement parts 3D-printed from metal for an industrial steam turbine.
Susan Dadd, Katherine Hoerner and Stephanie Strazisar are honored by The Manufacturing Institute for industry leadership.
Will Boylan, manager of U.S. operations, for M Pumps Corp., based in Roanoke, Va., describes the company's news pump.
App allows users to share their volume calculation results via email with colleagues.
Sturtevant, Inc. sold its 5,000th air classifier to Imerys.
Bill Perry was named as the new director of OSHA’s Directorate of Standards and Guidance.
University of Sao Paulo project demonstrates how to remove toxic compounds from contaminated water.
Registration and housing is open for WEFTEC 2016, the Water Environment Federation’s 89th annual technical exhibition and conference.
Book presents concepts of process automation and control with a minimal amount of mathematical systems theory and a large amount of practical application knowledge.
Registration and housing is now open for WEFTEC 2018, the Water Environment Federation’s 91st annual technical exhibition and conference.
Work provides insights on sand pile avalanches
BCCK Holding Company, a provider of engineering, procurement, fabrication and field construction services, appoints Don Tyler as director of engineering.
Robert Ashe, managing director of AMTechnology based in the UK, talks about the Coflore ACR.
BASF to exit membrane electrode assemblies business at BASF Fuel Cell in Somerset, N.J.
Brookfield Engineering updated “More Solutions to Sticky Problems,” a guide for professionals who want to get more from their viscometers and rheometers.
New group aims to enhance K-12 chemistry education
Four high schoolers will represent U.S. in Azerbajian
Shaanxi Future Energy Chemical's Hongdun Wastewater Treatment Facility in Yulin City will use GE's zero liquid discharge system to meet new regulations.
Hydraulic Institute adds Pump System Optimization course to the Canadian Institute for Energy Training’s expanding course catalog.
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals announces the 20 finalists for the 2018 edition of its Imagine Chemistry challenge.
Donald Burgess of Chemglass Life Sciences explains his company's product at the 2013 Chem Show in New York
Conference brings together corrosion engineers, fabricators, academics and materials specialists.
First international commercial flight is completed with newly-approved Amyris Total aviation biofuel.
Primary Flow Signal publishes a technical whitepaper on accurate low flow rate measurement meters using specially-designed differential pressure type flow meters.
EnPro Industries, Inc. reaches an agreement to acquire the assets of Rubber Fab Gasket & Molding, Inc.
The American Chemistry Council’s Global Chemical Production Regional Index shows that headline global production rose 0.3% in February, following a 0.5% gain in January.
Honeywell Process Solutions introduces Experion Batch.
The Water Council, together with founding sponsors A. O. Smith Corporation, Badger Meter and Zurn Industries, LLC, announce the first round of Tech Challenge winners, finalists and honorable mentions.
Claude Bazergui explains the rotary atomizer from Dedert, Homewood, IL
New investments in facility allows company to work closely with research and technical community.
METTLER TOLEDO released a white paper on the unknown sources of error in the weighing process.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requested nominations for members to serve on the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health.
Flow-Cal, Inc. will hold its 16th annual Flow-Cal Users Group Conference July 20-23 in Seattle.
AkzoNobel and Atul sign a letter of intent to explore the feasibility of setting up a manufacturing joint venture for the production of monochloroacetic acid in India.
ISU selects four Intergraph solutions for Onsan and Ulsan plant sites.
The new $160-million next-generation biomanufacturing plant will reportedly be the first of its kind in the United States.
The model will help predict the behavior of water at the surface of hexagonal boron nitride, a compound commonly used in cosmetic products, such as eyeshadow and lipstick.
Women make up less than a quarter of all graduates in the 20 highest paying STEM fields.
Three of the five Vaaler Award recipients were at the 2013 ChemShow. Editor Mark Rosenzweig presented Kuriyama, Micro Motion and Epcon International with their well-earned honors.
DM connects with EnergyPAQ data to enable fine-tuned peak demand control.
ABB and Renewable Algal Energy are collaborating to commercialize algae production for renewable fuels and nutraceuticals.
The American Chemical Society, the American Chemistry Council and the National Association of Chemical Distributors work with the congressmen to establish the caucus, which will help inform members of Congress, their staffs and the public about chemistry's benefits for society and the economy.
The environmental organization says the Department of Homeland Security is unlawfully withholding unredacted documents related to chemical plants deemed high risk.
Husky Energy oil refinery explosion happened Thursday morning.
The Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M University is offering a two-day course covering the verification of SIL and spurious trip rate for safety instrumented functions.
A pilot project was recently completed using the ShadowBox technique to speed transfer of knowledge from expert to novice console operators.
Website features include e-quotes, order status, product finders and product configurators.
Producing generic drugs will continue to get more expensive.
Ashland Specialty Ingredients will expand capacity at its Natrosol HEC production facility in Nanjing.
Volkmann, Inc. expands its U.S. headquarters, located in Bristol, PA, to include a 750-square-foot dedicated test facility.
More accurate data helps HMIs deliver.
This is Emerson’s second location to have capabilities to make 3D objects from a digital model.
The April 2018 NABE Business Conditions Survey suggests widespread wage growth and an increased shortage of skilled labor.
The new facility at the company’s phosgene derivatives unit in LaPorte, Texas will result in a 30% increase in capacity for the production of acid chlorides and chloroformates.
The Chemical Heritage Foundation has achieved global success with its first digital game, ChemCrafter, which gives kids the experience of a 20th century chemistry set.
Paper focuses on tunable diode laser analyzers for non-combustion process safety.
ITT opened an advanced testing and packaging facility for it engineered pumps.
European Federation bestows triennial lifetime achievement award
The global market for water treatment chemicals is projected to be worth nearly $25 billion by 2020.
The contaminated products have caused crop losses and soil damage.
Endress+Hauser is recognized by Hannover Messe with the prestigious Hermes technology award for iTHERM TrustSens.
Nouryon announces the 13 finalists for the 2019 edition of its Imagine Chemistry collaborative innovation challenge.
PSP Plus provides remote system and software management services for increased human reliability.
Pentair supplied its largest ever, bolted bonnet flanged wedge gate valves for a Middle East petrochemical plant.
BASF, Cargill and Novozymes achieve milestone in bio-based acrylic acid.
Mettler Toledo releases, "Drying Oven vs. Halogen Moisture Analyzer – A Practical Guide to Compare Methods."
Concerns grow over the U.S. job market’s ability to absorb wave of new science and engineering doctorates.
AkzoNobel, ABT and EY join forces to encourage more transparent, sustainable chemistry.
Don and Liz Thompson create a $1 million endowment for the College of Engineering, $900,000 of which will go toward scholarships for minority engineering students and the remaining $100,000 will go to the Minority Engineering Program.
WorleyParsons adopts a new brand, Worley, following the successful completion of the $4.5 billion acquisition of Jacobs Energy, Chemicals and Resources division.
App is available for iPhone, iPad and Android.
Siemens announced the winners of its ninth annual Customer Excellence Awards during its 2014 Automation Summit.
Twenty-one SOCMA member facilities exceeded key ChemStewards benchmarks, qualifying them for the Excellence Tier – the program’s highest ranking.
Wood Group acquires Beta Machinery Analysis in a deal valued at $14.3 million.
The project includes equipment for producing a new raw material to make climate-friendly refrigerants.
SMX provides a way for industrial plants to use USB-removable media and manage USB ports.
Arkema starts new Kynar fluoropolymer production in the United States.
Ribbon blenders are commonly used for rapid blending of dry powders, granules, pellets and other solid forms.
Brookfield is offering two hands-on courses on viscosity measurement and testing.
ANSI/ISA-100.11a-200, “Wireless Systems for Industrial Automation: Process Control and Related Applications,” was unanimously approved by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as an international standard.
Amyris successfully completed a diesel demonstration program with Volkswagen of America designed to test the commercial readiness of Amyris renewable diesel and its ability to enhance VW's diesel technology.
The Sabic Sustainability Report 2015 features the company’s sustainability efforts throughout the world.
The Congressional Chemistry Caucus was launched last year in the House of Representatives.
Siemens acquires Agilion, a supplier of real-time locating systems.
FM Global will expand its boiler and machinery engineering staff by 40%, hiring 60+ new engineers to counter rising risk.
Courses will be offered on Sept. 3-4, Oct. 15-16 and Dec. 3-4.
Linde Engineer expanded its engineering division to serve petrochemical industry in North America.
OSHA announced a final rule requiring employers to notify the agency when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye.
Confined spaces rule could protect nearly 800 construction workers a year from serious injuries and reduce life-threatening hazards.
The European chemical industry warns that the REACH safety regulation threatens innovation.
DuPont Protection Solutions announces the 50th anniversary of DuPont Tyvek, a nonwoven material offering protection, security and safety in a wide variety of industries and applications.
The ACC reports that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes ended the first quarter on a good note.
Experts address heat exchanger, distillation tower and compressor issues.
Ligands are used for coupling reactions in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals.
The guide provides an overview of common methods for moisture and water determination in plastics and polymers.
The American Chemistry Council’s Chemical Activity Barometer continued to see an easing of growth for September.
Portuguese engineer earns honor for mixing thesis
A new take on an old technology may make small-scale desalination systems affordable even for individual households.
The Standards for Air Cooled Condensers covers specification and design recommendations, along with performance and operational issues associated with air cooled condensers for power plant applications.
American Chemistry Council President and CEO Cal Dooley announces that he will retire at the end of 2018.
The conveyors allow hand inspectors easy recognition of imperfect products or foreign objects.
Waukesha Bearings Corporation released a video illustrating the company’s ongoing investment in technology.
The Perkin Medal has been awarded for efforts in green chemistry for the first time in its 108-year history.
Flow-Cal, Inc. will hold its 16th annual Flow-Cal Users Group Conference July 20-23 in Seattle.
Emerson’s digital valve controller software is enhanced to include PROFIBUS protocol.
Bayer agrees to sell more crop science businesses to BASF as part of Monsanto deal.
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers and its publishing partner John Wiley and Sons, Inc. release the inaugural issue of the Journal of Advanced Manufacturing and Processing.
Issue addresses the effects ASHRAE 188P will have on steam processing
Rockwell Automation is accepting nominations for its second annual Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards.
Dow and Preferred Sands, LLC won the 2014 Polyurethane Innovation Award for Preferred RCS Resin Coated Sand with Dow Teraforce Technology.
Genomatica advances the commercial readiness of biomass feedstocks for chemicals.
The Energy Department is requesting proposals for a new Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute as part of the Administration’s broader National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, which drives collaboration between small- and medium-sized companies, academic institutions, industrial research organizations and national laboratories.
Division will meet growing demand for imaging sensors.
Indegy launches a risk assessment service that enables organizations to assess security risk exposures in their OT environments right down to individual controller configurations.
Applications for exceptional innovation within the polyurethanes industry are being accepted for the Polyurethane Innovation Award sponsored by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry of the American Chemistry Council.
ICIS named Eastman Chemical Company of the Year based on 2013 financial performance.
ProSoft Technology won “Partner of the Year 2013” from Schneider Electric’s Collaborative Automation Partner Program.
Chemistry graduates in the U.S. should enjoy improved employment prospects as the unemployment rate drops.
CapuTech is recognized for exceptional technology, innovation and customer service.
Yokogawa Meters & Instruments Corporation will change name to Yokogawa Test & Measurement Corporation.
Corning Incorporated awards MIT Professor Klavs Jensen the inaugural Corning International Prize for Outstanding Work in Continuous-Flow Reactors and Chemistry for a Greener and Safer World.
3M pays West Morgan East Lawrence Water Authority $35M in drinking water contamination settlement.
National Loctite distributor network to offer open houses in the fall.
Latin America’s large petrochemical company, Braskem signed a contract with AVEVA software.
The National Safety Council and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration renewed their alliance to foster safer and healthier workplaces.
SOCMA’s flagship environmental, health, safety and security program celebrates 10 years.
Evonik acquires Specialty & Coatings Additives Business of Air Products.
Beaumont, Texas plant receives $270 million in improvements.
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) releases a new report, “Renewable Chemical Platforms Building the Biobased Economy,” to document the rapid expansion of renewable chemical platforms and applications around the world.
National Association for Business Economics releases April Business Conditions Survey report.
New degree program in mining and quarrying began in August 2013 at Oulu Vocational College's Taivalkoski unit.
Siemens Large Drives Applications Division will conduct a 60-minute informational webinar on the recently added section 316(b) to the Clean Water Act.
Germany’s Merck KGaA is purchasing Sigma-Aldrich for $17 billion.
Optima Chemical acquires manufacturing assets in Belle, West Virginia from The Chemours Company, a DuPont subsidiary.
IT techs zero in on the problems and applications of industrial facilities.
Four people were injured in the blast on January 7, 2016.
The combined company will operate under the Solenis name as a global specialty chemical company focused on paper technologies and industrial water technologies.
The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 100 new members and 25 foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Integration with Softing’s Foundation fieldbus technology enables users to access online diagnostics and alerts regardless of host system vendor.
Air Products created a microsite aimed at helping processors overcome particle size reduction challenges.
Organization will honor young researcher involved in membrane engineering
Intel Security Technologies will be included in Honeywell’s industrial cyber security solutions for process control.
Fellows join most competitive PhD fellowship program in science and engineering in the United States.
Total Petrochemicals and Refining is found guilty of negligence in accident that caused the worker to lose his leg.
Data collected and tabulated by the American Chemistry Council shows that the global chemical industry ended the first quarter on a soft note.
The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 100 new members and 25 foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Powderflowanalysis.com features expert interviews with recognized powder industry leaders and a Q&A section.
Automation Products Group streamlines online experience.
Shell Cansolv technology is capturing the carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide at SaskPower’s CCS project.
The 2015 edition of the Guide to the Business of Chemistry is a detailed economic profile of the $801 billion chemistry industry and its contributions to the U.S. and world economies.
Conco has not encountered an OSHA lost time safety incident in more than 1 million man-hours.
Tinicum’s $40 million investment will accelerate corporate growth.
DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Archer Daniels Midland Company open new biobased pilot facility in Illinois.
Charles Hinnant, CEO of LBB Specialties LLC, announces that effective May 15, Darren J. Birkelbach will become President of American International Chemical, LLC (AIC), a subsidiary of LBB Specialties.
Kynar PVDF and Kynar Flex PVDF polymers are commonly formed into pipe, tubing, valves, pumps, instrumentation, nozzles, dump tower packing and tanks.
Spirax Sarco is offering a five-day training event on steam boiler operation.
Seven new international medals award the outstanding contributions of chemical engineers.
New catalog features solutions for hygienic applications.
Review panel makes assessment regarding the pesticide after analyzing dozens of scientific studies.
Researchers there are working to develop a portable water filtration system using visible light from the sun to provide safe drinking water in developing countries where traditional energy-intensive disinfection methods are not feasible.
SOCMA members will visit Capitol Hill for the Specialty Chemical Industry Fly-in, where they will meet with lawmakers and federal regulators.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee signs legislation protecting people and orcas from toxic chemical pollution.
Plant is expected to be on stream in 2015.
The International Society of Automation released the advance program for its 2014 Process Control & Safety Symposium.
New methanol and ammonia-based fertilizer plants are expected to boos the demand for natural gas by four percent in 2015, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
The Chemours Company completes spin-off from DuPont and launches as an independent, publicly traded company.
Yokogawa Corporation of America is approved as an affiliate member by the board of directors of the American Chemistry Council.
Accenture and SAP SE plan to expand their collaboration on SAP S/4HANA to develop a digital industry platform for chemical companies.
The American Chemistry Council honors 13 of its member companies for implementing energy efficiency improvements.
Free webinar will demonstrate use of geometric process control to visualize, optimize and model operating windows and operating envelopes.
Morgan Advanced Materials launched Heat Flow, an online heat transfer calculator.
DuPont and Procter & Gamble announced a collaboration to use more sustainable cellulosic ethanol in North American Tide laundry detergent.
Company placed in Severe Violator Enforcement Program
Internationally recognized expert in electronic materials development is honored by the Society of Chemical Industry.
Camfil APC will waive the $1,195.00 fee for its dust collection training programs scheduled for June and September 2017.
The International Society of Automation announces the third edition release of A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge.
AIChE launches Center for Hydrogen Safety.
Dr. Charles Gerba and Dr. George Lukasik will each start a discussion by posting a new topic.
Edwards marked a milestone with the shipment of its 1,000th EZENITH integrated vacuum and exhaust management system.
An imposter posing as a French engineering researcher peer reviews three articles for Scientific World Journal.
Milliken acquires Keystone Aniline Corporation.
EU Agency for Safety and Health at Work launches Europe-wide awareness-raising campaign on dangerous substances.
Courses will focus on process safety training and relief systems design.
seepex will conduct a webinar on how progressing cavity pumps are used in water treatment plants.
The Societe de Chimie Industrielle – American Section will award the 2015 International Palladium Medal to DuPont Chair of the Board and CEO Ellen Kullman.
Emerson appoints Scott Anderson as president for its Control Techniques business unit.
Farmers adopt technology designed to maximize harvests and minimize use of crop chemicals.
The center will support the needs of existing and new Songwon businesses and includes analysis labs, synthetic rooms, clean rooms, kilos lab scale rooms, polymer processing and application labs.
Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) joins industry, innovators and government at the Enlighten Innovation site in Fort Saskatchewan on May 8 to announce funding for nine projects selected through the ERA Oil Sands Innovation Challenge.
Aveva announces the winners of its first ever competition for senior year chemical engineering students in North America.
An additional investment by The Coca-Cola Company will enable Virent to scale up separation and purification of BioFormPX, its plant-based paraxylene.
President Obama named the latest recipients of the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the nation’s highest honors in advancing the fields of science and technology.
Instrumentation training courses are underway for summer.
Revenue from systems in the U.S. is expected to reach $3.8 billion by 2025.
AkzoNobel partners with two organizations focused on supporting start-ups, Lux Research and StartupDelta.
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates will convene decision makers and thought leaders in three regional Specialties Forums across the country.
Comvest Partners acquires VanDeMark Chemical Inc.
Free one-day seminar will be offered in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
Endress+Hauser and Rockwell Automation will deliver a joint Process Solutions Summit at Endress+Hauser’s new customer center.
Halides in fracking wastewater can lead to the formation of toxic compounds during drinking water disinfection.
AkzoNobel annouces the sale of its biomaterials technology to Ashland Inc.
Reward offered by ATF in search of arsonist who killed 15 and injured hundreds more.
Several factors could dampen industry growth.
The company plans to invest $45 million to expand production capacity.
Lorraine M. Martin brings over 30 years of experience in both civic and corporate leadership to advance the council’s mission of eliminating preventable deaths.
App was designed to provide greater mobility, making connectivity possible without the need for a laptop computer.
The Valve Manufacturers Association’s next Valves, Actuators & Controls 101 course will takeplace Oct. 30-31, 2014 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
The derailment of several oil trains and subsequent fiery explosions have some calling on oil companies to make their oil less flammable.
Univar USA Inc. acquires the assets of Chemical Associates, Inc.
Company is certified by exida, a recognized ISO 17065 accredited certification body in cybersecurity.
EPA says no significant discharge of potentially carcinogenic hexavalent chromium after wastewater spill in Northern Indiana.
Honor recognizes young researcher for industrially relevant work.
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers, through its technical entity the Institute for Sustainability and in cooperation with other AIChE entities, establishes Climate Solutions Community.
Company's new customer center aims to narrow the growing skills gap as more workers retire
Group seeks presentations for 10th European Congress of Chemical Engineering
OSHA provides guidance to OSHA compliance officers for enforcing the revised Hazard Communication standard.
Top U.S. chemical exports and imports grow at almost the same pace in March.
Norfolk Southern awards chemical customers for safe rail-shipping practices.
The 31st Annual Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Seminar & Industry Trade Show will be held on June 4 - 7, 2018 in Galveston, Texas.
Clariant and engineering partner Wuxi Xiyuan are awarded two additional formaldehyde production projects in China.
SOCMA unveiled its new ChemStewards Optimization website, a resource housing ChemStewards and related EHS&S documents in a centralized, web-based repository and available only to members.
ACM Facility Safety published a white paper, “Using Smart Field Devices to Improve Safety System Performance.” The white paper describes how to use safety monitoring software to distill the data from smart field devices and other sources into easily understood and actionable information that can improve the operation of the safety system.
Lecture will look at the basics of powder behavior, focusing on powder flowability.
Gilbert Stephan joins Newark Wire Cloth Company as senior sales engineer.
Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.2% during 2016 - 2022.
A portion of Whirlpool’s property in Fort Smith, Arkansas has been contaminated with toxic trichloroethylene since the late 1980s and the chemical was later discovered underneath a nearby neighborhood.
Spanish scientist’s efforts focus on green chemistry processes
Evonik is reorganizing its business for high-performance polymers within the polyamide group.
Spirax Sarco released a white paper entitled, “Valve Maintenance – Preparing for the Plant Outage.”
Baldor Electric Company has completed ATEX certification for all Baldor-Dodge Disc Couplings.
Meters are suitable for numerous applications in industrial sectors with explosive prone atmospheres.
Major hazard industries will benefit from new process safety competencies and lead metric guidelines from ISC that represent current thinking and industry best practices.
More than 100 researchers receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the U.S. government's highest honor for science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
CPhI North America and InformEx announce the Women in Leadership Forum 2017.
The Environmental Protection Agency signals it will finalize a proposed Obama-era ban on a toxic chemical found in some paint strippers.
The team of experts from several companies agreed that safety has no competition.
Dupont announced that its 2015 Safety and Sustainability Awards are open to companies worldwide, rather than just those in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
System enables periodic field validation and verification of a flow meter’s measuring performance without extracting the meter from the pipe or process.
Flexicon broke ground for an expansion that will double the size of its U.S. headquarters.
Bill Fronheiser, principal structural designer for Linde Engineering North America (LENA), received the Judges' Choice Award in the Engineering and Construction category at the Intergraph 2015 Golden Valve Awards event for his entry of a hydrogen plant 3-D rendering.
Study finds women in STEM careers make 31% less than men in their first year after graduation.
Scientists and environmentalists take steps to defend chemical plant safety rule despite opposition from fossil fuel lobbyists.
EEMUA launches new publication, “Risk Management of Legacy Systems with Potential for Excess Overpressure.”
The award recognizes Nouryon’s performance and contribution to the development of a responsible chemical industry in the country.
Google wants more emojis featuring women engineers and scientists to provide better role models for girls.
CHARMs technology provides a flexible approach that reduces the complexity of connecting automation systems with thousands of control devices.
Emerson Process Management completed a DeltaV SIS burner management system migration project in Sasol’s integrated chemical plant in Sasolburg, South Africa.
The Control System Integrators Association launched a new online search tool designed to improve the way plant managers, directors of operations and other industry clients find control system integration companies to meet their automation needs.
Atlas Copco was ranked 11th in the world and highest in the industrial sector by Newsweek Green Rankings.
Vietnam’s prime minister halts work on the project citing last year’s Formosa spill.
Wolfgruber succeeds Dr. Rolf Stomberg.
Post-9/11 security laws prevent public release of potentially dangerous chemical plants.
New version includes process and safety boundary violation analytics for safer plant operations.
The Hydraulic Institute offered PSMART software (Pump System Modeling and Reporting Tool) built to help mechanical engineers, pump end-users, engineering consultants and distributors to simulate pump operations prior to installation to better understand the effects on pipeline systems.
The Hydraulic Institute will unveil the ‘Dynamics of Pumping Machinery’ three-part webinar series on October 29, 2014.
The Specialty Chemicals Market Volume Index, a new tool created by the American Chemistry Council, ends the second quarter on a soft note, falling 0.3 % on a three-month moving average basis (3MMA) in June from the previous month.
The companies select San Patricio County as the location to build a $10 billion plastics manufacturing complex.
The companies sign an alliance agreement to jointly develop new gas treating solvents and process technologies for use in natural gas processing and petroleum refining.
Goal of increasing use of bio-based raw materials poses opportunities and challenges
Company expects increased scrutiny and OSHA inspections after Texas fertilizer plant explosion.
ABB is joining the United Nation’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative (SE4ALL).
Confidence in the equipment finance market is 60.4, slightly better than the September index of 60.2, with survey participants indicating increasing or consistent demand tempered by U.S. economic concerns.
Goulds Water Technology (GWT) announces its 2015 third quarter Factory School schedule for in-person and online training.
Stanford chemical engineer works on artificial skin that does most of what real skin can do.
PwC releases first quarter insights on global chemicals M&A deals.
Specialty & Custom Chemicals America will be held February 11-14, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market improved in May.
Yokogawa awarded scholarships to five students who aspire to become leaders in engineering, automation and related fields.
Lab capabilities provide testing per ASTM and European (CEN) standards.
The Bio-Process Systems Alliance elected its board of directors for the 2015-2016 term.
QuantumSphere, Inc. completes its manufacturing facility for the production of the company’s FeNIX nano iron catalyst product.
Collaboration using cloud-based Omneo SaaS solution is intended to unearth product knowledge.
Arkema brings new Kynar PVDF capacities on stream at its Changshu platform near Shanghai.
58 high school students are selected as 2018 state winners of the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize, the nation’s most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project.
Sphera launches digital twin software for operational risks.
Company will move its level and pressure engineering operations into a new building with more than 9,800 square meters of floor space.
GE and PurposeEnergy will combine technologies to create a solution to reuse industrial wastewater while turning waste into energy.
Experts warn that BPA is contaminating the air near manufacturing plants and potentially creating a hazard to people in the surrounding communities.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes landmark green chemistry technologies that turn climate risk and other environmental problems into business opportunities, spurring innovation and economic development.
McGlone-Santistevan is named a 2016 Science, Technology, Engineering and Production (STEP) Ahead award honoree.
The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Safety Centre and the Safety Institute of Australia will publish two new chapters in the Occupational Health and Safety Body of Knowledge this week.
Four students ultimately will take part in global competition in Europe
Husky Energy says it will continue using hydrogen fluoride after a series of fires and explosions at its Wisconsin-based refinery last year.
Kiosk app is available in several languages and features interactive animations and specification data on a wide variety of Atlas Copco Compressor products.
Omron opened its Americas headquarters in Hoffman Estates, IL.
The Fluid Sealing Association appointed Michael Shorts president of its board of directors.
The Hydraulic Institute (HI), working as part of the Extended Motor Product Label Initiative (EMPLI) consortium, is collaborating on “Designing a Program for Future Incentives for Energy Efficient Pumps and Pumping Systems,” a new data collection effort.
Kason’s newly expanded test laboratory contains a range of processing equipment and systems for processing of bulk solid materials, pastes and slurries.
AkzoNobel announces the 20 finalists for its Imagine Chemistry initiative.
2018 FM Global Resilience Index sees France’s cyber risk climbing and Taiwan’s falling, while United States’ political risk spikes.
ITT Inc. completes the acquisition of Rheinhütte Pumpen Group, designer and manufacturer of centrifugal and axial flow pumps, from Aliaxis Group S.A.
InduSoft strengthens Invensys’ software solutions portfolio, particularly in the embedded HMI segment.
BioBased Technologies joined forces with CRI Tolling to produce Agrol, the bio-based polyol line.
People with a degree in chemical engineering boast a higher median pay than any other major when measured over a lifetime.
AkzoNobel Performance Coatings is investing around €3 million ($3.4 million) to expand its research and development facilities in Houston, Texas.
Ashland Inc. issues a new third-edition update to its Performance Specialties Reference Guide.
Lanxess successfully completes acquisition of Chemtura.
Clarke’s Shutter Valve is reportedly the first control valve to achieve API 641 certification of low fugitive-emission performance.
EcoLab partners with AIChE Foundation on two priority initiatives of the “Doing a World of Good” campaign.
Companies achieve technology milestone for unconventional gas water treatment.
Schneider Electric agreed to acquire InStep Software.
Researchers at PACS - Activated Carbon Services develop a process to transform bamboo from Africa to valuable specialty activated carbons.
A new National Microbiome Initiative is designed to foster the integrated study of microbiomes across different ecosystems.
Yokogawa Corporation of America and Dover Energy Automation team up to deliver “Well Managed” well site production optimization solutions.
The Lanxess site in Perth Amboy, New Jersey works one million hours without a lost work day incident.
Aveva announces new global agreement with Covestro to transform process engineering and simulation.
Downloadable electrode identification and troubleshooting toolkit features a revised electronic sensor product guide.
Freeman Technology published an educational guide on powder characterization for industrial applications.
Although the pace of growth has slowed, the Chemical Activity Barometer still suggests further U.S. economic activity through second quarter 2015.
Solvay starts up new fluoroelastomers plant in Changshu, China.
EY and GE Digital form alliance in Industrial Internet of Things.
Fluke announces the finalists in the 2016 Fluke Connect Student Contest.
The acquisition complements Emerson’s global presence in fluid automation technologies.
BP, Nouryon and Port of Rotterdam partner on green hydrogen study.
OSHA issues proposed rulemaking clarifying the ongoing obligation to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses.
Move is part of a marketing initiative the company is calling 'The Chemistry Inside Innovation.'
Emerson’s new global reliability management consulting practice is designed to guide leaders on how to better manage maintenance costs, improve reliability and increase profitability.
Group adds industry-focused award to research-oriented one
CSI 2140 Machinery Health Analyzer provides an early indication of defects before they lead to machine outages.
Results of the peer-reviewed study indicate no regulatory restrictions warranted from EPA.
Brightmark Energy breaks ground on nation’s first commercial-scale plastics-to-fuel facility.
Out-of-the-box solution was designed to speed deployment and lower total cost of ownership.
MYNAH Technologies and ProSys formed a strategic partnership to bring operator training and certification services to the process industries.
NOVA Chemicals named Naushad Jamani senior vice president olefins and feedstock, effective January 1, 2015, replacing a retiring Grant Thomson.
RedVector launches fuel and combustion systems safety courses to inform professionals about fuels, piping, combustion, controls, and the associated risks and safety codes.
Eight tech innovators receive funding in NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts program.
The Materials Research Society and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society announce Michele L. Bustamante as 2018-2019 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow.
Emerson is modernizing automation software and controllers at the BASF specialty chemical production facility in Lampertheim, Germany.
Collaboration will allow Shell Cansolv to capitalize on Technip’s experience in the design, construction and management of large EPC projects.
Clariant opened an Engineering Project Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
Virent and the PlantPET Technology Collaborative (PTC) signed an expression of interest to access commercial quantities of Virent’s BioFormPX paraxylene.
GAC Chemical becomes employee-owned as owner makes deal to keep firm in Searsport, Maine.
House negotiators urged to include provisions to reduce animal testing in final toxic substances reform package
Ellsworth launches free adhesives database for engineers.
Dover completes the acquisition of the All-Flo Pump Company, Limited.
Video was created to give steam system designers and operators a visual insight to the most effective way to operate steam heat exchange.
BASF India Limited inaugurated a large-scale chemical production complex at Dahej in Gujarat, India.
Columbia Business School’s W. Edwards Deming Center for Quality, Productivity and Competitiveness awarded Ellen Kullman, chair and CEO of DuPont with the Deming Cup.
Ludeca earns top honors for its Rotalign Ultra iS laser shaft alignment tool.
Charles Shambelan, a DuPont research chemist who was instrumental in the development of Kevlar, dies on May 13.
Proposed increases would boost renewable fuel production.
Sabic expands the capacity of its Ultem and Extem high heat resin production in order to meet growing demand.
Company's information-management system can now be accessed via a new smartphone application.
Three European countries requested a recall of Fireball whiskey after it was found to be out of compliance with European regulations due to higher than acceptable levels of propylene glycol.
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers commissions a new set of metrics that will help chart the changing skill development and educational needs of chemical engineers across industries and career stages.
Aquafil and Genomatica form Project Effective, a multi-company collaboration to produce more sustainable fibers and plastics for commercial use by using renewable feedstocks and bio-based technologies.
The company is actively moving forward with plans to broaden its U.S. customer base.
Work on producing hydrogen by combining two loops earns recognition
University of Nottingham has develops a pilot scale carbon fiber recycling plant.
Oseco offers comprehensive plant reviews to industries ranging from oil and gas to energy and chemical processing.
An upcoming online symposium from Mettler Toledo features researchers from Lubrizol, Pfizer, and Merck.
Engineering specialties dominate top mid-career salaries.
The Thermox WDG-V combustion analyzer from Ametek Process Instruments has been third-party certified for Zone 1 hazardous locations.
Chairperson Vanessa Allen Sutherland announces that she will be stepping down and resigning from the position of chair and board member of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board next month.
Motion Industries names John Watwood to senior vice president, Southeast group.
Emerson Process Management licensed royalty free patent rights for its PIDPlus wireless PID controller technology.
The acquisition of Pentagon Chemicals expands Vertellus’ manufacturing presence in the agrochemical and pharmaceutical sectors.
A bust economy, rather than a boom in natural gas use, is the reason CO2 emissions dropped 11% between 2007 and 2013.
The combined businesses will employ approximately 68,000 people around the world and serve over three million customers and patients.
Doles replaces former Chairman Charles "Chuck" Bennett of Dixie Chemical, who announced his retirement from the board earlier this month.
Shareholders vote against or abstain from vote over pay package for pharmaceutical company CEO.
BASF develops process for climate-friendly methanol.
Site provides listings for the most common types of level indicator on the market.
Viega plans to break ground in November for an 80,000-square-foot addition to its 439,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in McPherson, Kansas, with full production expected to begin in 2016.
The Society of Chemical Industry, America Section will present the SCI Chemical Industry Medal to Stephen D. Pryor, president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company.
Clint Rogers is named new president of Cashco, Inc.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine issues report saying genetically engineered crops appear safe to eat and do not harm the environment.
Dekra’s new Shanghai laboratory expansion has state-of-the-art laboratory technology and extensive specialist capabilities in chemical process hazard assessment and two-phase flow emergency relief system design for runaway reactions.
Among the honorees are CEOs, senior engineers and a member of Congress.
Effort is partially funded by a $1.07 million grant from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.
Pentair launched a new release of its TraceCalc Pro Windows desktop software.
Solazyme was awarded the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for its microalgae-based renewable oils and ingredients platform.
Inspectors are examining a Honeywell plant in Metropolis, Ill.
Move comes after record M&A bid is foiled.
ABB and IBM partner on industrial artificial intelligence solutions.
The American Chemistry Council reports that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes started the second quarter on a strong note, increasing 0.9% in April after an upwardly revised 0.5% gain in March and a 0.3% gain in February.
A $100 million commitment from the Pritzker Foundation will support the new Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago.
Volkmann Inc. published a new product catalog covering vacuum conveying solutions for system integration from pick-up through discharge.
The Engineering Society of Detroit will hold a job fair on Monday as employers seek to fill more than 3,000 local science, engineering and information technology jobs.
OSHA announces a 60-day temporary enforcement policy of its Confined Spaces in Construction standard, which became effective Aug. 3, 2015.
RedGuard and Specialist Services form joint venture in Europe, the Middle East and Australasia.
The Society of Chemical Industry, America Group, announces that Barbara Haviland Minor, corporate fellow at The Chemours Company, has won the 2018 SCI Perkin Medal.
Sphera acquires chemical data management software company SiteHawk.
Program is a competition that seeks to identify and support emerging water businesses.
MYNAH Technologies and ProSys formed a strategic partnership to bring operator training and certification services to the process industries.
The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) has launched a free legal defense fund for U.S. scientists in government and academia.
The Life Cycle Institute, the education entity of Life Cycle Engineering, is recognized by the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals as an approved education provider.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) reports that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes ended the first quarter on a strong note, rising 0.6% in March.
Suez and Rosneft sign strategic cooperation agreement to improve water and waste programs across Rosneft sites.
New mobile app for configuring radar level transmitters helps safely maintain tank measurement.
Fluorloop materials help Solvay’s customers manage their Solef PVDF processing waste while also developing applications for reuse of the material.
Inpro/Seal released a video illustrating the Sentinel Floating Brush Seal (FBS), designed to enhance process steam turbine performance.
More than 28 member facilities will receive 2014 Performance Improvement Awards for their outstanding commitment to continuous improvement in environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) practices at the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) 93rd Annual Dinner on December 8 in New York.
Armstrong International announces new website.
Real-time data analytics improve a plant’s processes, production and revenue.
ICIS launches search for best chemical industry innovations.
Production starts at AkzoNobel's new powder coatings plant in Changzhou, China.
Shareholders at ExxonMobil’s annual meeting voice objections to company’s failure to address climate change.
The introduction of the new Hostaform PTX POM series is one of several Celanese is scheduled to make during K 2013.
Rockwell Automation purchased the assets of ESC Services, Inc., a global hazardous energy control provider of lockout-tagout services and solutions.
The Department of Energy announced new investments in gasification research.
Lukoil’s gasoline blending facility in Kstovo, Russia uses HPS’s Profit Blend Optimizer software.
The May ISA Economic Indicator Report from the Industrial Supply Association shows slower growth for manufacturers and distributors in April.
Pistoia’s newly-launched chemical reaction database proves popular yet sparks debate over legal implications and protection of trade secrets.
Freeman Technology hosts a Powder Flow Seminar on July 18.
The Langer Prizes for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Excellence will award unrestricted grants of up to $100,000 to assist researchers — particularly those working in chemical and biological engineering— in pursuing “blue-sky” ideas that may lead to important technical and commercial innovations.
Plant is meeting the company’s technology, volumetric and cost targets, CEO says.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and Yokogawa Electric Corporation agreed to cooperate in the development of communication modules for field wireless devices used in plants.
Epic Systems, Inc. installs a new set of two-phase batch and distillation process pilot plants for Argo Genesis.
Professor Jonathan Seville, executive dean of the faculty of engineering and physical sciences at the University of Surrey, UK is the new president of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.
Brown University researchers have developed a new composite catalyst that can perform four separate chemical reactions in sequential order and in one container.
The Environmental Protection Agency also proposes action on asbestos.
New site offers several grades of Tris Amino buffers in small pack sizes.
The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council releases a statement developed by its Retailer Leadership Council outlining priority product categories where innovation in safer chemical alternatives is needed, and a road map to encourage improvement in supply chain and public transparency of chemical ingredients in consumer products.
Taggants are compatible with a wide variety of resins to impart an extremely high level of security and verification.
Grundfos began assembling its CM and CME horizontal multistage close-coupled pumps at its facility in Allentown, Pa., which serves as the main distribution center for the North American region.
S. Donald Stookey, credited with inventing CorningWare, died on Tuesday, November 4 at the age of 99.
German industrial company SensoTech establishes a Chinese subsidiary in Shanghai.
The Petro Nova plant reportedly captures an amount of CO2 every year equivalent to taking 350,000 cars off the road.
NABE Outlook Survey panelists express less optimism about the U.S. economy in 2018 than they did last quarter.
55 percent of voters support the idea of new safety requirements.
Honeywell opened an interactive demonstration center in Houston to give its industrial customers a glimpse into the future of managing their manufacturing operations.
AkzoNobel is part of a major Dutch partnership working with Canada's Enerkem to explore the use of waste streams as a feedstock for chemical production and the development of waste-to-chemicals facilities.
The 3-D product drawings include a cut-away view of each valve, regulator or actuator.
Annual technical education and user conference features over 170 hands-on labs, technical sessions and discussion forums.
Danish consulting companies Niras and Alectia complete merger.
The Association for Women in Science releases “Revolutionizing the STEM Entrepreneurship Ecosystem,” which outlines systemic entrepreneurship barriers to opportunity and access for women in STEM, and provides actionable recommendations to expand funding opportunities, increase diversity and cultivate gender equity.
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates publishes updated handbook for Toxic Substances Control Act compliance.
Events in Houston and Calgary offer software users’ workshops and expertise to apply Aveva solutions for lean construction.
3E Company and Locus Technologies announced a strategic collaboration.
Executive has worked in both the public and private sectors
Cambridge EnTech designs and manufactures eight pairs of traveling water screens for new cooling tower systems for El Dorado Chemical.
How to monitor, measure, and control the power consumption of industrial machines and production lines.
The Fluid Sealing Association launches new website feature.
Software protects connected operations from cyber threats.
The Puente Mayorga Chemical Plant is being upgraded to make it the first in the world to replace HF technology with the Detal system.
The cost of the five-day course includes exam, licensing and handbook.
Emerson Process Management released version 13 (v13) of the DeltaV distributed control system to deliver greater efficiency and performance for process control applications.
Award honors outstanding thesis in thermodynamics or transport properties
Spirax Sarco releases, “Six Sigma Steam System Management,” which explains how the five phases of six sigma are applied to steam system management.
Specialty Chemicals Market Enters Second Quarter On Soft Note Deck: The ACC’s Specialty Chemicals Market Volume Index slips 0.3% on a three-month moving average basis in April.
Research sponsored by the Center for Operator Performance reveals that some alarm tones standard on Distributed Control Systems may be undetectable by older operators who have age-induced hearing loss.
Shell is returning to plastics production after selling off its polypropylene business 20 years ago.
Growth in key domestic end-use markets and a sustained competitive advantage tied to surging supplies of natural gas and NGLs from shale activity are spurring new capital investment in American chemistry.
Company recognized for Celstran CFR-TP-based composite pressure pipe.
Flint Hills Resources plans to close its Marysville, Michigan polypropylene facility.
Dow Water & Process Solutions successfully pilots Dow Ultrafiltration Modules.
Christine Todd Whitman, EPA head under George W. Bush, urges move to IST.
The state aims to establish a strict threshold for the toxic chemical compound, which has reportedly leached into many wells and reservoirs in and around California.
Company also adds managing director for European operations.
Vince DiPofi is named next president and CEO of SSOE Group.
Center provides expertise in evaporation and crystallization technology.
Shell offers a globally available portfolio of natural gas-based fluids and solvents for the chemicals industry.
The 6th Next Generation Bio-Based & Sustainable Chemicals Summit, February 3 – February 5, 2015, in New Orleans, LA brings together bio-based tech startups, specialty chemical manufacturers, chemical majors, feedstock providers, financiers and strategic venture capitalists to explore bio-based chemicals.
Mettler Toledo’s new online course is entitled, “What Everybody Ought to Know about Moisture Analysis.”
The company's largest research facility in China will support product innovation and the development of next-generation paints, coatings and specialty chemicals.
Global chemical mergers and acquisitions are expected to increase in 2017, according to Deloitte, but geopolitical factors such as protectionism could pose a challenge to achieving recent record levels.
Siemens receives an order from Inter Pipeline Ltd to provide long-term service for two SGT-800 gas turbine generator sets in Canada.
NABE panel foresees favorable short-term outlook but recession fears surge amid rising trade protectionism.
Webinar to focus on reducing operating expenses by creating CADWorx fieldPipe models quickly from existing point cloud data.
Pentair launched a new website under its Biffi brand, part of its Actuation & Controls solutions.
EMD Millipore joins forces with Triumvirate Environmental on a new product recycling process.
A possible bid by Bayer to take over Monsanto could trigger global scrutiny from regulators.
The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) and the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council.
Spraying Systems Co. will host the Spray Technology Forum on June 20.
Honeywell HIVE decouples the assignment of input/output (IO) modules and control strategies from specific controllers, and leverages IT capabilities in customers’ own data centers.
Nearly 30 videos of products in action are included.
Conco Industrial Services opened a new office and operations facility in Gonzales, Louisiana.
The Shadowbox Training approach, developed in conjunction with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration, produces a 26% improvement in operator performance.
Federal science and engineering funding for academic institutions sees first increase in five years.
Group aims to honor industrial application involving process intensification
The renovated facility in Wilmington, Delaware is part of DuPont’s Experimental Station.
One in four consumers say they believe that the chemical industry is the least concerned of nine industries included in the survey about its impact on the environment.
The approval means that the Rosemount level switches are included in the list of approved products published by DiBt.
Ecolab and Trucost introduced the Water Risk Monetizer, a no-cost tool to help businesses assess water-related risks in financial terms.
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is returning to the New York Marriott Marquis Times Square on December 8, 2014, for its 93rd Annual Dinner honoring Performance Improvement Award winners and featuring a Leadership and Business Development Speaker Showcase.
The service speeds time to tune automatic control loops.
Dr. Alexander Horch becomes new Head of Development at HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH.
Dr. Blad will assume responsibility for the group function by September 1, 2017.
Group awards prize for computer-aided process engineering
More chemistry papers are retracted from the literature due to academic misconduct than to “honest mistakes,” according to a new study.
Precision Eforming will offer the complete line of Glenammer products, including ASTM and ISO woven wire and perforated plate sieves.
Emerson Network Power provided details on a planed Ohio data center to advance research and product development of data center thermal management technologies and controls.
The DuPont Challenge encourages students to develop a better understanding and passion for STEM by researching and writing an informative essay offering solutions to today’s challenges regarding food, energy, protection and innovation, or a story on a science discovery.
Life Cycle Engineering launches service to help clients optimize their SAP EAM systems.
White House invites kids to submit ideas on important science, innovation and technology issues.
Europe’s Hazards 27 process safety conference opens in Birmingham UK next week.
Open platform concept for process industry enables integration of field instruments into business processes.
Chemical Processing’s most-recent Best Practices webinar -- Asset Performance Management: Creating an effective strategy that delivers -- is available on demand.
Mercury sorbent technology will be among several products BASF plans to feature at the conference.
ABB completed its acquisition of Spirit IT of Eindhoven, Netherlands.
November marks the 20th anniversary of the start of the Abnormal Situation Management (ASM) Consortium.
The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry names Dow Chemical, Honeywell and Novomer as finalists for the 2015 Polyurethane Innovation Award.
The House approves sweeping chemical safety bill.
The refinery uses GE’s wastewater treatment technology to reuse 100% of water.
Penn State researchers will investigate ties between oral vocabulary difficulties and their connection to math and science difficulties.
ACC honors industry leaders for advancing solutions to address global sustainability.
Representatives from the White House, NIST and leading cybersecurity subject matter experts will explain the importance of the Cybersecurity Framework.
The Fluid Sealing Association adopted Standards Partner, a new membership category specifically designed to engage engineers and engineering companies who actively practice in design and consulting services relating to sealing devices and piping systems.
Cheryl Teich, reaction engineering expertise area leader at The Dow Chemical Company, will become president of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) in 2015.
Officials looking into hazardous chemical practices at Tianjin Dongjiang Port Rui Hai International Logistics Co.
A new white paper from Magnetrol compares range spring/LVDT technology to torque tubes.
Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida will host the 78th annual International Water Conference.
Training at the first academy will commence in the second half of 2018 in Karlsruhe.
Sylvester brings industrial and software experience; she will succeed Greg Scheu in his U.S. country managing director role.
Company will share expertise on how to protect SCADA systems against costly power outages and ensure security.
ITT Corporation’s Goulds Pumps brand launched the fourth annual World of Pumps Quiz, an online pump knowledge game that has attracted industry contestants from more than 150 countries.
A peer-reviewed, five-state study found “potentially dangerous compounds and chemical mixtures” that could have negative health effects in the air near oil and gas production sites.
Arizona State University is awarded its second Engineering Research Center from the National Science Foundation.
The new 110,000-square-foot facility, expected to be complete by summer of 2017, replaces an existing 20,000-square-foot space.
The American Waterways Operators and the American Chemistry Council renew a memorandum of agreement to promote environmental, health, safety and security performance through ACC's Responsible Care and AWO's Responsible Carrier Program.
Mid-year report foresees growth in output and exports due to global economic expansion and shale gas dynamics.
Eastman expands DEHA capacity at St. Gabriel, LA site.
New advanced control system expected to enhance efficiency and increase clean fuel production at Lysekil refinery.
Lee Wachter joined Charkit as senior vice president of operations.
German and Dutch researchers receive DECHEMA honor
The ACC’s Specialty Chemicals Market Volume Index began the third quarter on a stable note.
Linde expands plant turnaround, MRO and pipeline services and establishes new facility in Texas.
Dr. Kristen Kulinowski from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board will speak at the Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources Summit June 5-7.
Clariant Catalysts collaborates with Hydrogenious Technologies in hydrogen storage and logistics technology.
Challenge aims to build on the creative passion and excite the next generation about technology and manufacturing.
Technology combines conventional thermoplastic injection molding with reaction injection molding in a single tool.
Royal DSM opened its center for research into and development of high-performance materials on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands.
Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) signed a Collaboration Agreement during the recent IGRC 2014 meetings in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The latest book by ProAct Safety principals describes how to build efficiencies and employee engagement into your safety processes.
Emerson integrates logbook functionality with distributed control system to improve operator efficiency.
Nearly two dozen engineering and technology professors support petition for rehearing related to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension.
The National Science Foundation supports development of Open Storage Network.
Newly-opened pilot plant in Hamburg-Altenwerder can store 130 MWh of energy for up to one week.
The scope of the transition includes 5-inch through 14-inch models in select, high-volume product families.
Ahmed Abdullah Al-Maimani and Mohammed Nasr Al-Kindi, engineering students from Oman’s Sultan Qaboos University, are joint winners of the annual Honeywell UniSim Design Student Challenge for the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) region.
AkzoNobel joined forces with SuikerUnie, Rabobank, Deloitte, Investment and Development Agency for the Northern Netherlands (NOM), Groningen Seaports, and the Province of Groningen, to investigate the possibility of producing chemicals from beet-derived sugar feedstock
Vic Edwards recognized for contributions to chemical engineering in the areas of loss prevention, safety and health.
American biochemical engineer Frances Arnold is awarded this year’s Millennium Technology Prize.
SOCMA members will share insight on key industry issues at InformEx and CPhI North America.
InChem Holdings Inc. sells its Charlotte plant to a private investor group.
W. R. Grace & Co. completes the acquisition of the business and assets of Rive Technology, Inc., including its Molecular Highway zeolite technology.
ETAP Power-AF identifies and analyzes high-risk arc flash areas in an electrical power system.
METTLER TOLEDO Process Analytics Division released a cost calculator to compare different sodium analyzer types.
Retiring DuPont executive will take helm
Mettler Toledo introduces Collect+ data collection and visualization software, which gives users a visual overview of their operations.
Without proper support structures and a good understanding by all involved in defining safety requirements, safety instrumentation on its own will be unlikely to deliver the levels of safety expected of it.
HOMEChem field experiment seeks to understand how daily activities impact the home environment.
2020 Otto Roelen Medal will honor applications-oriented work
Student uses Honeywell Simulation Software to model reductions in CO2 emissions from cement plants.
The new ABB LV Drives Performance Service, powered by ABB ServicePort, monitors low-voltage drives, identifies potential issues and sends instant alerts for service support when site-specific key performance indicators (KPIs) track outside pre-determined parameters.
Economic reports were positive this week for the most part, according to Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends report from the American Chemistry Council.
ABB acquires the remaining shares of CGM AB to become its sole shareholder.
NewAge Industries obtains all its electricity from renewable resources.
McGagh is chief digital officer at renewable energy supplier Snowy Hydro.
Hexagon acquires PipingDesignOnline.com, which offers training options for CADWorx, CAESAR II and PV Elite.
The committee will provide member leadership and oversight, as well as set the strategic priorities across the breadth of activities that IChemE already undertakes in its role as a learned society.
Approximately 90 percent of chemicals now require the use of catalytic processes in their manufacture.
Rockwell Automation and Cisco released a white paper and design and implementation guide titled, “Deploying 802.11 Wireless LAN Technology within a Converged Plantwide Ethernet Architecture.”
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) presented the Founders Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Chemical Engineering, to Stuart L. Cooper, professor and chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The Ohio State University.
German professor earns recognition from chemical engineering group.
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company experiments with making beer from recycled wastewater in response to state’s dwindling water supply.
The guide provides pump industry professionals and end user pump operators with the information required to apply variable speed pumping that results in improved energy efficiency and increased reliability.
More Than 1,300 attend Honeywell Users Group Americas.
FAR Chemical will increase its physical plant and expand workforce by over 50%.
System features modular components, an Ethernet backbone and software applications all based on industry standards.
Freeman Technology published a new white paper that describes extensive experimental studies examining the multiple mechanisms that lead to powder caking.
Books of Secrets: Writing and Reading Alchemy, a new exhibit of alchemical art and documents, opened December 5 in the Museum at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF).
New Genomatica-Cargill collaboration will bring more renewable chemicals to market.
While its numbers have dropped, South Korea still produces the highest percentage of STEM graduates.
The award was presented at annual Responsible Care Conference & Expo.
Yokogawa proprietary metrics methodology supports cross-organizational alignment with high-level objectives.
A Dutch Court fines Shell $2.5 million euros related to two explosions and a gas leak at its Rotterdam facility.
Company has committed to a donation of $250 for each Helix Flexible Screw Conveyor order.
Schenck Process has adopted bumping, a method of reducing batch feeding errors by up to 50%, according to the company.
Economic growth is expected to accelerate in 2015, according to the December 2014 Outlook Survey from the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).
20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards highlight biomass and waste-to-resource technologies.
Life Cycle Engineering offers a Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Body of Knowledge Guided Study through its education entity, Life Cycle Institute.
The body of a female orca found on the shores of Scotland exhibits one of the highest concentrations of pollutants ever recorded in a marine mammal.
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals breaks ground for a demonstration plant to showcase a more sustainable technology platform for producing ethylene amines and their derivatives from ethylene oxide.
Sustainable technologies company De Nora appoints Dr. Mirka Wilderer as chief executive officer of the company’s water technologies group.
German federal government to present the awards in early December.
BASF broke ground on a new Innovation Campus in Navi Mumbai, India.
The U.S. Department of Energy has tapped the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering to help improve nuclear power plant safety.
Siemens Industry Services incorporates Veros Systems technology in a new condition monitoring offer.
NASA identifies 39 unreported sources of sulfur dioxide.
The two Chinese chemical companies are in discussions to create the world’s largest chemical group.
The California law designed to protect consumers from toxic chemicals is costing Texas and other states millions in lawsuits.
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation releases the June 2019 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry.
The product meets the increasing performance needs of the oil and gas industry.
A new video from METTLER TOLEDO spotlights the company’s M100 process analytical transmitter for its Intelligent Sensor Management (ISM) sensors.
Vertellus, a producer of specialty chemicals for the life sciences sector and other industrial applications, signed a definitive agreement to acquire the sodium borohydride (SBH) business, including associated assets, from The Dow Chemical Company.
Clariant’s new VAMax catalysts improve the economics of the vinyl-acetate monomer production process.
Chemical Industries Association hails approval of fracking application as the start of UK “energy revolution.”
Eastman TRĒVA is a cellulose-based thermoplastic that reportedly offers high performance and sustainability.
The NSB Gas Processing business has been renamed Busch NSB AG.
Siemens recognizes customers demonstrating digitalization at its 2019 Automation Summit.
The upgraded VPSRemote solution can now be used with information systems as well as control systems.
BASF is increasing its manufacturing footprint in Asia Pacific with a new chemical catalysts production facility at the company’s existing site in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Caojing, Shanghai, China.
Eastman Chemical Company completed its acquisition of specialty chemical producer Taminco Corporation.
Dr. Mario Nappa of Chemours receives The 2015 Winthrop-Sears Medal for entrepreneurial achievement.
Managing challenges and obstacles will ready you for inspections any time.
The continuing education course provides theory and applied instruction on various bulk solids handling, storage and flow concepts.
The $35 million challenge is helping to accelerate the deployment and adoption of leading technologies that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve cost competitiveness across Alberta’s industrial sectors.
Neste and LyondellBasell announce commercial-scale production of bio-based plastic from renewable materials.
Infographic describes how companies can increase the safety of their manufacturing process with industrial dust-collection systems.
Registration is open for ABB Automation & Power World, March 2-5, 2015 in Houston, Texas.
Sustainable Production and Consumption (SPC), a new academic journal from the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), in partnership with Elsevier, will launch in 2015 and focus on the importance of sustainability in sectors as diverse as retail, tourism, transport, health, food, energy, construction and the chemical and process industries.
Amyris, Inc. develops a yeast strain ready to produce a new fragrance molecule at commercial scale in less than 12 months from the start of strain engineering.
Private equity firm acquires supply chain operating network.
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) introduces Safety Manager SC, the next generation of its flagship Safety Manager platform.
3M admits chemical release in violation of Toxic Substance Control Act. .
Company will offer presentation on how advances in silicone chemistry and processing are giving LED designers at Strategies in Light Europe 2013.
DuPont Performance Polymers and DENKA have signed a definitive agreement to sell DuPont Neoprene polychloroprene to Denka Performance Elastomer LLC, a new joint venture company by DENKA and Mitsui.
New photonic crystal ink developed by a team of Chinese researchers reveals intricate patterns when breathed on, making it extremely hard for counterfeiters to reproduce.
The Hydraulic Institute publishes the Hydraulic Institute Guideline for Rotodynamic Pump Efficiency Prediction HI 20.3–2015.
Webinars address industry challenges and offer best practices for energy and water savings, increased efficiency and asset protection.
The companies will establish a new plant at Atul's facility in Gujarat by the first quarter of 2019.
BASF and Citrine Informatics collaborate to use artificial intelligence to develop new catalyst technology.
Italian researcher wins for work related to carbon dioxide capture
New ‘intelligent’ chemical feed and control system provides performance-based and knowledge-based control of specialty chemical applications.
Chemineer was awarded a Chinese Boiler and Pressure Vessel License (level A1) for Kenics products.
The Hydraulic Institute and Pump Systems Matter will conduct the opening session of a three-part webinar series on variable speed drives on January 22, 2015 at 1pm ET.
Perstorp launches innovation challenge.
The American Chemistry Council recognizes “Companies of the Year” for environment, health, safety and security performance.
For the fifth year, Rockwell Automation is accepting nominations for its Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards.
The American Chemistry Council reports that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes continued to gain during the second quarter of 2018.
Christopher L. Jahn currently serves as president and CEO of The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) and will succeed Cal Dooley who has led ACC since 2008.
DeLome Fair was named senior vice president - gasification technology for Synthesis Energy Systems.
Tests indicate graphene may possess Superman-like strength in its ability to stop a speeding bullet.
ABB appoints Bazmi Husain chief technology officer.
SK Innovation implements SimSci Spiral Suite for planning and crude knowledge management.
MilliporeSigma invites chemistry graduate students in their third year or beyond to enter research projects for a chance to compete for the $5,000 Alfred R. Bader Award for Student Innovation grand prize.
Artificial intelligence renders a robot capable of identifying crops from weeds.
Specialty chemicals company Perstorp will investigate the potential production of recycled methanol using carbon dioxide and residual streams at its Swedish facility in Stenungsund.
Process optimization software will be deployed at two of Maoming Company’s ethylene-cracking facilities.
METTLER TOLEDO introduced a new version of its iSense software for the Intelligent Sensor Management (ISM) technology.
The Life Cycle Institute partners with the University of Kansas to offer Reliability Engineering Certification.
ACC’s Mid-Year Report shows increased output in 2015 and further expansion in 2016.
The American Chemistry Council reports that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes rose 0.6% in April following similar gains in March and February.
Corrosion Products & Equipment, Inc. is the first to join the program.
Work on terpenes garners recognition
Company recognized for its DeltaV automation safety system.
Emerson has acquired Stirling, Scotland-based Cascade Technologies Ltd., a manufacturer of gas analyzers and monitoring systems using Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) technology.
The Lubrizol Corporation acquires Particle Sciences.
A research project from Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute of Graduate Studies and Engineering Research, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, is the recipient of the QuickFire Challenge award in Latin America.
Engineering academies in the U.S., United Kingdom and China announce 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit.
The new facility will offer practical experience with next-generation automation, wireless and Industrial Internet of Things technologies.
CEO: The recent fire at the refinery complex has made it impossible for us to continue operations.
Volume calculation tool for processors now available as a free download.
Mettler Toledo produced a guide to pH measurement for the process industries.
Dr. Thomas M. Connelly, chief executive officer of the American Chemical Society, and Dr. M. Sam Mannan, director of the Mary K. O'Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M University, are the featured speakers at SOCMA’s National Chemical Safety Symposium.
The company postpones building the Freeport plant due to volatile commodity prices.
Chemical producers including Clariant, Chemours and Valspar are working with environmental NGO ChemSec to raise the visibility of alternatives to hazardous chemicals.
Changes to the rules proposed after the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion will make it harder for the department to respond to similar incidents.
3M and Discovery Education announce national finalists and state merit winners in 2019 Young Scientist Challenge.
Renewicals are based on renewable feedstocks and sustainable advanced manufacturing processes.
GTI celebrates more than seven decades developing energy solutions.
The National Science Foundations awards research grants to Arkansas, Louisiana, West Virginia and Guam through its Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.
Confidence in the equipment finance market eases again in May to 63.2, down from the April index of 65.8.
A new industry-led collaborative research consortium will pursue scientific studies addressing global methane emissions from all sectors along the entire natural gas value chain, from production to end use.
SOCMA launches new member-centric brand focusing on “Solutions for Specialties.”
Spirax Sarco’s October issue includes tips on achieving clean steam.
Emerson acquires Spectrex, Inc.
Alaska's biofuel-powered flights demonstrate new, scalable aviation fuel alternative.
Chemistry solutions that tap native plants to tackle mosquito borne diseases through environmentally friendly insecticides and a focus on eco-remediation of land devastated by crude oil spills in Nigeria won the Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge.
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization announces that Distinguished Professor Sang Yup Lee of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology will receive the 11th annual George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology.
Registration is now open for the Chemical Sector Security Summit.
Company selected as main automation contractor.
Five DuPont scientists and engineers advance to the highest technical level in the company.
The turnover of millennials and other workers challenges North American chemical companies as retirement surge looms.
A new contract with energy company Vattenfall will enable AkzoNobel to ramp up the supply of renewable electricity to its facilities in Sweden and Finland.
Siemens partners with Festo Didactic to offer the new Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program (SMSCP), which will help students, instructors and learning institutions combat the skills gap in the rapidly changing manufacturing industry.
The scholarship offers $2,000 to a candidate who shows potential for leadership and interest in engineering, particularly as it relates to instrumentation, fluid mechanics and flow or pressure measurement.
Company also recognized for training and development.
Honeywell Experion C300 Controller R410 receives ISASecure EDSA certification.
The company will invest $40 million in a separation unit to manufacture products in Georgia and Florida.
The May ISA Economic Indicator Report from the Industrial Supply Association shows that manufacturers and distributors experienced slower growth in April than March.
Mettler Toledo will host Data Integrity Seminar Series presented by world renowned industry expert Bob McDowall, PhD.
Qatar’s polyethylene production will reportedly rise to 4,300 tons a year when the plant is completed in 2025, from 2,300 tons currently.
Stratix 5900 services router is the first in the Rockwell Automation product portfolio to deliver VPN and firewall capabilities simultaneously.
The acquisition of EcoSys will add project controls to Intergraph’s existing enterprise portfolio.
The Hard to Wet Surfaces research slated to take place on the International Space Station examines how certain pharmaceuticals dissolve.
The merger will create a global specialty chemical company with approximately $20 billion enterprise value.
ABB completes its acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions, GE’s global electrification solutions business.
Evonik expands fumed silica capacity.
ABB Integrated Vision works with PC-based ABB RobotStudio to provide a platform for creating vision tasks quickly.
Hydro, Inc. test lab facility becomes the first approved pump test lab through the Hydraulic Institute’s Pump Test Lab Approval Program.
South Korea defense ministry proposes to scrap military exemptions for science and engineering students.
Scientists discover that laser-induced graphene made from an inexpensive polymer is an effective anti-fouling material and, when charged, an excellent antibacterial surface.
The American Chemistry Council reports that the global chemical industry continued on a good note as the second quarter progressed.
Anurag Sodhi of Maryland takes home the championship title.
Square, rectangular and round permanent magnetic grate magnets remove ferrous contamination in hoppers, chutes and floor openings.
Epic Systems hires Chris Abduljabbar as process development engineer.
Operators must decide which assets will be fitted with the IIoT-enabled condition monitoring solution.
Work on heat and mass transport at interface of nano-droplets is honored
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals will upgrade its Rotterdam chlor-alkali plant to strengthen development of the local industrial cluster.
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) names Stephanie Batchelor BIO’s vice president for its industrial & environmental (I&E) section.
Company invests approximately 2 million euro in a 400m2 project house in Pogliano, Italy.
The Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Royal Society of Chemistry launch a new journal, Molecular Systems Design & Engineering.
Four elements get new names.
The team from Puget Sound Electrical JATC is chosen the winner of the 2016 Fluke Connect Student Contest.
Evonik says it is streamlining processes and reducing administrative and selling expenses.
Honor recognizes work on organometallic complexes and hydroformylation
Tests provide the necessary data for the assessment of flash fire and explosion hazards.
Altivia Petrochemicals signs a definitive agreement to acquire all of Haverhill Chemicals' assets for the company’s phenol, acetone, alpha-methylstyrene (AMS) and bisphenol-A businesses.
The EPA bans the disposal of fracking waste at Pennsylvania public treatment facilities.
Emerson completes the purchase of Mynah Technologies, a long-time Emerson alliance partner and provider of dynamic simulation and operator training software.
A sweeping new study finds that half of women in science experience harassment.
The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center calls for nominations for the Trevor Kletz Merit Award and the Harry West Memorial Service Award.
The unit has the ability to detect 0.2mm spheres.
Natural sunlight triggers smog-forming compounds from the grime that coats outdoor surfaces in urban areas.
Department of Defense grants $2.5 million to Purdue researchers to study the effects of perfluoroalkyl, the chemical used in firefighting foams.
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates looks forward to working with the Trump administration to strengthen NAFTA.
Hawk Measurement Systems earns Safety Integrity Level rating SIL2 / SIL3 from the International Electrotechnical Commission.
Lanxess increases production capacity of urethane prepolymers at the site in Porto Feliz, Brazil.
Event will also include training courses.
BASF consolidates its chemical catalysts recycling and refining operations to the company’s Seneca, South Carolina production facility.
Theater air composition changes based on events in the film.
An economic report released today by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) shows that the Appalachian region could become a second center of U.S. petrochemical and plastic resin manufacturing, similar to the Gulf Coast.
ISA publishes new book on safety instrumented systems life cycle based on ISA/IEC 61511 functional process safety standard.
A Smyrna, Georgia plant manager is sentenced to house arrest for polluting a Chattahoochee River tributary.
White paper guides safety engineers through the steps needed to determine the right logic solver for their needs.
Group aims to honor outstanding PhD thesis
Johnson Matthey acquires Miox.
The Gordon E. Moore Medal recognizes early career success in innovation, as reflected both in market impact and improvement to quality of life.
The Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center at the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station announces its Fall 2018 safety engineering distance learning courses.
BASF plans to cut 6,000 jobs from its global workforce due to decreased demand for chemicals.
Larson Electronics offers two new options for rechargeable explosion proof lighting.
Wood Group’s acquisition of Automated Technology Group strengthens the company’s automation capabilities.
Company outlines a five-step approach to help organizations better prepare their operations and empower their workers.
A Greenpeace East Asia investigation at the Lianyungang Chemical Industrial Park in Jiangsu Province identifies 226 organic chemicals in air, soil and water samples taken in the vicinity of the park.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in the presence of Angela Merkel and Li Keqiang.
Ametek Mocon launches a new service program for all U.S. customers who own Mocon permeation instruments.
Life Cycle Engineering and The Woodhouse Partnership form an alliance to promote asset management best practices.
Grillo-Werke AG achieves breakthrough in the activation of methane.
The Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) has tested SpecBuilder over the past year.
LSU Construction Management Professor Zhu secures $450K National Science Foundation grant.
Type-14 diaphragm valves are available in half-inch through 2-inch sizes.
ABB and Werum IT Solutions will collaborate on control system solutions for the life science industries.
U.S. specialty chemicals market continues second quarter on a soft note.
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) shows overall new business volume for April was $7.9 billion, up 8% year-over-year from new business volume in April 2016.
The ability of technology to improve decision-making and drive profitability in global chemical manufacturing will be critical in meeting these challenges.
ExxonMobil selects Yokogawa Electric Corporation to be the open process automation system integrator responsible for establishing the company’s OPA test bed.
Termination provides data that can enable real-time monitoring throughout the underground MV distribution network.
License agreement adds countries in Southeast Asia.
The U.S. Department of Energy is funding a project to extract uranium from the Earth's oceans.
Prescriptive maintenance strives to produce outcome-focused recommendations for operations and maintenance.
The majority of business with Paris-aligned climate commitments say that at least half of products and services will be low carbon in 10 years.
George Rosenkranz was part of the team that developed the combined oral contraceptive.
Agreement adds significantly to Genomatica's butadiene program.
The software simplifies access to HART field device information and feeds it to numerous diagnostic and process optimization packages.
Want a more-predictable supply chain? Work on building – and honing – your corporate reliability strategy.
Hess Corporation signs a non-exclusive 10-year global agreement with Wood Group to provide engineering, project management, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance, integrity management, subsea and decommissioning services.
Petroteq Energy Inc. partners with Cavitation Technologies, Inc.
Equipment breakdown is responsible for nearly one-third of all property-related losses in 2018, reports FM Global.
Process uses microorganisms placed in fermenters to turn synthesis gas into chemical products.
The Institution of Chemical Engineers calls for nominations for the latest round of medals and prizes.
For the first time, Dartmouth College awards more than half of engineering bachelor’s degrees to women.
Altana completes its acquisition of Formulated Resins Business from Solvay, which includes a production and research facility in New York.
The 2008 Economic Outlook from the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation forecasts a 7% expansion in equipment and software investment and 2.8% GDP growth.
The conference will be a forum for open dialogue, meeting industry peers and gaining insights to emerging technology trends.
Lack of barcode labeling strategy results in fines and disruption to business.
The American Chemistry Council’s Global Chemical Production Regional Index shows that global chemicals production rose 0.1% in April after a revised flat performance in March.
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals breaks ground for construction of an organic peroxide production facility in Tianjin, China.
The agreement includes product, technology and manufacturing assets in Brazil, India and South Africa.
Renmatix’s Plantrose technology enables production of industrial sugars from non-edible, woody biomass.
The facility is expected to start operations in 2019.
The global soy based chemicals market, valued at $11,688.7 million in 2015, is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% during 2016 - 2022.
Standards were passed years ago and have grown mature without being applied as widely, consistently and routinely as they should be, according to experts.
NABE releases July Business Conditions Survey.
The Ningbo expansion is the latest in a series of investments by Nouryon to better serve its customers in the polymer market.
New technology augments Emerson Process Management’s measurement instrumentation portfolio.
The company aims to raise the overall proportion of women in positions with disciplinary leadership responsibilities.
10-step methodology improves cyber security.
SPX Cooling Technologies releases an informational video that examines the differences between Grade 301L and Grade 304 stainless steel for cooling tower applications.
New laboratories meet increased demand for combustible dust testing.
Goulds Water Technology announces its 2015 fourth quarter Factory School schedule for in-person and online training.
American Chemistry Council publishes 2016 comprehensive economic profile of $797 billion business of American chemistry.
Emissions Reduction Alberta and Alberta Innovates are hosting Spark 2017, a conference to connect innovators and advance technology.
Specialty chemicals company Lanxess will open a new applications development and technical services laboratory for polyurethane dispersions in Latina, Italy.
Acquisition enables the deployment of A.I.-powered applications.
Michael Costello and Raymond Bakker assume new roles at Stahl.
Learn how manual process control tasks are getting automated.
Explosion triggered by a liquefied gas tanker in a loading area at the Linyi Jinyu Petrochemical Co.
The aim of the development project is to proceed to industrial scale trial during 2019.
Hyperzone PE’s new proprietary polyolefin process uses unique reactors to produce a broad spectrum of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), reportedly using less material to make more durable product.
Acquisition will expand GE’s ultrafiltration membrane wastewater treatment offerings.
A new MIT study investigates why women who go to college intending to become engineers stay in the profession less often than men.
ARC Advisory Group and SANS Institute will collaborate to further develop and nurture the global cybersecurity community.
Covering just over 62,000 square feet, the center stocks and ships a broad range of industrial parts and supplies including bearings, power transmission products, fluid power components, electrical parts and safety supplies.
The technology will advance fuel quality in integrated refining and chemical complex.
The company will exit Pittsfield, MA site.
U.S. Senate introduces bipartisan bill to support U.S. education and research.
Bedrock Automation releases the fifth in its series of white papers supporting implementation of Open Secure Automation.
The International Society of Automation creates an open, collaborative forum to advance cybersecurity awareness, readiness and knowledge sharing.
Endress+Hauser announces its fall and winter 2015 schedule of instrumentation training courses.
The web-based series is produced by MIT students and alumni.
Update reflects fundamental changes occurring in role and technology
ABB’s Measurement & Analytics business unit releases its ABB Ability Verification for measurement devices software product.
ENGlobal appoints former Honeywell UOP executive Michael Clark to vice president of business development.
Shanghai Huayi Energy Chemical Co becomes first to use ShiftMax 820S pre-sulfided catalyst for sour gas shift technology.
West Coast Summer Math and Science Honors Academy (SMASH) identifies and trains African American and Latino technology workers.
The American Chemical Society chooses Geraldine (Geri) Richmond, Ph.D., presidential chair in science and professor of chemistry at the University of Oregon, to receive its highest award, the 2018 Priestley Medal.
Researcher receives honor for broad-based efforts
Blast site has been reduced to ruins and covered by massive dust and debris.
The medal, awarded by the Chemical College Board of Engineers Australia, recognizes Trish Kerin’s performance in global process safety.
Expectation of safety in the workplace drives support.
L.J. Star, Inc. publishes a white paper that provides technical guidance and advice for process operators who use sight flow indicators in process pipelines to provide a visual means of verifying liquid flow.
“Nowcasting” better predicts when beaches need to close due to contamination.
Company invests 2 million euros to expand the Lyon location.
Emerson launches Project Certainty, a technology and engineering-based approach designed to improve capital efficiency.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wants to make math and science compulsory through high school to boost STEM literacy.
Siemens and TCS join forces for industrial IoT on MindSphere.
CPV Manufacturing names new director of engineering and vice president of sales.
Although the global specialty chemical market continues to expand, the plummeting profitability and the rising market competition are affecting the performance of specialty chemical companies.
Company expands Emprove program to include filtration and single-use products.
The award is the highest ACC distinction and annually recognizes outstanding performance and leadership in environmental, health, safety and security.
The acquisition of Polinox will expand the company's footprint in South America.
A new report finds that chemical manufacturing makes up 48.7% of the nearly 12,000 jobs in Alberta’s industrial areas.
Witt’s iGASES app features an inert gas advisor and other new tools.
Bias against women taking leadership roles is deeply rooted.
The course focuses on the design of pneumatic conveying systems and common pneumatic conveying problems and solutions.
The Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association extends its e-learning program, initially created as a benefit of membership, to the wider industry.
Specialty chemicals executive will help grow new business units.
Industry partners Endress+Hauser and Rockwell Automation make major investment in BridgeValley Process Training Unit.
An increase in hydraulic fracturing is expected to drive the demand for silica sand over the next five years.
Honeywell Process Solutions, with the support of the Singapore Economic Development Board, will establish a new industrial cybersecurity center of excellence for Asia Pacific in Singapore.
Two Ohio nuclear plants are under scrutiny from federal regulators after a series of problems with backup safety systems.
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation releases the July 2019 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry.
Researchers develop a book with silver-impregnated pages that can filter contaminated water.
Thyssenkrupp initiates Carbon2Chem project.
Two academics share award for excellence in electrochemical research
The International Society of Automation and The Open Group announce cooperation in the development of a control architecture for application across the process industries.
The EPA restores use of a pesticide opposed by beekeepers.
HRL Laboratories will assemble nanoscale particles to create a finished component that is reportedly 1 million times larger than its individual building blocks.
Dow will cut 2,500 jobs after Dow Corning takeover.
The American Chemistry Council reports that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes ended the second quarter on a solid note.
Motion Industries, Inc., a distributor of maintenance, repair and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, names Jeremy Barton vice president of the company’s West Group effective August 1, 2019.
Honors recognize students who studied outside their home countries
DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) president William F. Feehery, Ph.D. will keynote the American Chemical Society (ACS) Green Chemistry Institute’s 21st Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Conference on Tuesday, June 13.
DuPont Clean Technologies signs contracts with Honeywell UOP to provide Stratco alkylation and MECS Advanced sulfuric acid regeneration technologies for the Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company.
The first issue of the journal will be available online by the start of 2020.
Three product development sites are world’s first to reach industry benchmark.
A new partnership between Rockwell Automation and ManpowerGroup will upskill 1,000 veterans per year by 2018.
FieldComm Group announces that ABB, Emerson and Schneider Electric have successfully completed the requirements for registration of an FDI device package for a field instrument.
Nouryon acquires leading Chinese metal alkyls producer.
Sasol selects Emerson Process Management to help automate its $8.9 billion petrochemical complex in Lake Charles, La.
Intelligrated will join Sensing and Productivity Solutions (S&PS) in Honeywell’s Automation and Controls Solutions business.
The event will take place at the Renaissance Worthington in Fort Worth, Texas, October 23-26, 2017.
Honeywell integrates aeSolutions’ software to provide process safety management and risk reduction offering.
Hiring continues, but filling high-skill jobs is difficult, according to NABE.
ICL Brasil will be the first in the world to use Honeywell’s Experion Orion Console.
People working at or living near fracking sites are found to have higher concentrations of toxic chemicals in their bodies.
The site will reportedly be able to reduce electricity use by 40% and cut carbon emissions by approximately 109,000 tons per year.
LyondellBasell names Jim Guilfoyle executive vice president, Advanced Polymer Solutions and Global Supply Chain.
Trinity Technology Group expands manufacturing plant in Higginsville, Missouri.
Kills infectious bacteria for up to four years.
A recent transfer increases employee ownership to 49%.
Meyer Industries, Inc. announces that it has been acquired by Precision, Inc., an international employee-owned heavy industry conveyor, pulley and idler manufacturer based out of Pella, Iowa.
The U.S. Department of Energy announces $30 million in funding for 10 projects to advance research in the growing field of “ultrafast” science.
The bipartisan Clean Industrial Technology Act would create R&D program for emissions-reducing technologies.
The biorefinery has the capacity to produce 30 million gallons per year of clean fuel.
Dow’s Camp de Tarragona DEMOWARE industrial water reuse project is named Environmental Leader’s Project of the Year.
Estes will accept the award and deliver remarks at the 2017 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology.
KAP Project Services and Mobideo Technologies announce a strategic partnership to deliver end-to-end real-time planning and execution management for shutdowns, turnarounds and outages.
ABB wins a multi-million-dollar order to modernize a major oil refinery in Kazakhstan.
Human Factors in Health & Safety training is offered in November.
Advances in gas analyzer technology are predicted to drive the global gas analyzer market until 2020.
Distinguished chemist from the University of Edinburgh will join Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in late September.
AW-Lake Company announces new ATEX and IECEx explosion-proof certifications of RT-30EX meter-mounted flow transmitter and HUB-41EX flow sensor for use in hazardous areas.
Researchers from nearly 80 colleges and universities gather at the 12th National Graduate Research Polymer Conference at the University of Akron in Ohio.
Jennifer Wilcox joins Worcester Polytechnic Institute as the third recipient of the James H. Manning Professorship in Chemical Engineering.
The committee will set the strategic priorities across the breadth of activities that IChemE already undertakes in its role as a learned society.
Safety publication EHS Today names Solenis one of “America’s Safest Companies.”
Strengthen four pillars to build lasting excellence for quality in development: organizational structure; process ownership and improvement responsibilities; skills, capabilities and tools; and quality metrics.
The new refinery is set to become the largest single-train refinery in the world and the complex will include a petrochemical plant, a fertilizer plant and a subsea pipeline project.
Of the 21 women named ACS Fellows in the 2018 class, 12 are in academia.
Sphera, a global provider of integrated risk management software and information services, agrees to acquire Thinkstep, a Stuttgart, Germany-based software and consulting services company that specializes in corporate sustainability and product stewardship.
HPS will provide maintenance, support and project delivery to New Zealand’s sole oil refinery through the HPS Assurance 360 program.
The Institution of Chemical Engineers marks the 40th anniversary of the Seveso disaster by offering free safety resources to members and non-members.
The rule’s effective date is extended until February 19, 2019.
William Grieco is appointed chief executive officer of AIChE’s RAPID (Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment) Manufacturing Institute, replacing the interim CEO, Thomas Walsh.
Robert Coridan, a chemist at the University of Arkansas, is one of only 73 scientists nationwide to receive prestigious award.
Program promotes environmental and economic benefits of using novel green technologies in chemical design, manufacture and use.
Naval midshipmen deliver STEM lessons to Baltimore middle school students.
The compound demonstrates high efficacy for the control of major plant diseases including those that have developed resistance to other available fungicides.
Aveva partners with Virsec to strengthen defense against targeted cyberattacks.
The EPA ends policy that notifies companies that they have not met the requirements to substantiate claims that information about their chemicals provided to that Agency is entitled to confidentiality.
Larry Avery, Filtration Engineer, 1921 - 2015
Company’s rapeseed-based resin will reportedly let wood panel industry save on traditional chemicals.
Topsoe sells automotive and stationary DeNOx business areas to Umicore.
MIT develops a “jumping robot” that can navigate difficult terrain.
Cyber insurance may create false sense of security among senior financial executives at world’s top companies, suggests FM Global survey.
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates will hold its 94th Annual Dinner at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York City.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers developed bioprocessing equipment standards specific to the requirements of hygienic industries.
Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and Yangquan Coal Industry Group will jointly develop an Industrial Demonstration Project for the R-GAS gasification process in China.
A Texas jury charges Arkema North America and top officials with “recklessly” releasing chemicals amid Harvey flooding last year.
Harris County, Texas sues ExxonMobil in the wake of a fire at the company’s Baytown plant, near Houston.
New services can optimize IT asset management and reduce downtime and inventory costs.
Annellotech announces Toyota Tsusho as a strategic investor in the BTX supply chain.
The 2017 class includes scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and have made important contributions to ACS.
A study from FM Global finds that for every dollar spent on hurricane prevention, loss exposure cost decreases by an average of $105.
Philadelphia Energy Solutions, damaged by fire in June, takes first steps to remove 30,000 barrels of modified hydrofluoric acid.
Chemical engineering students are recognized with UniSim Design Challenge award at annual customer symposium.
A new alkoxylation unit in Texas will focus on North American customers.
Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development and Growth will look at how the cost of building in Sarnia stacks up against competing U.S. sites.
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and Renmatix will jointly develop biomass-based performance additives that improve the properties of architectural paints and construction materials.
Global innovation expert will advise how to thrive among high-velocity disruption.
Updated 36-page brochure covers full range of ABB flow products, applications, and solutions.
New rules should include prevention and information sharing to mitigate risk.
After a strong start to the second quarter, growth in U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes eased to a 0.3% gain in May, about half the pace of the first quarter.
Malaysia Human Resource Minister M. Kulasegaran reports 42,513 reported cases of workplace accidents in 2017.
Shell considers installing solar panels at its Pulau Bukom refining site.
Smart Commissioning helps reduce automation commissioning time and effort.
About 1 million will benefit from grant-funded technology and engineering education programs.
The company invests $1.75 million to expand its full-service research and testing laboratory.
The America Chemistry Council issues a statement in response to a Harris County, Texas grand jury indictment against Arkema.
Winners will be announced at Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2019 Conference.
DEKRA Insight represents the collective expertise of legacy businesses and partners BST, Chilworth, Optimus Seventh Generation, RCI Safety, RoundTheClock Resources and Russell Consulting.
With help from industry partners including the American Chemistry Council and Dow, the Ocean Conservancy commits to raising $10 million by 2020 to address problem of plastics littering the oceans.
This is the second year in a row in which the U.S. team earned four golds.
New method for analyzing complex mixtures improves assignment of elemental compositions of molecules.
NUS takes home chemical engineering awards in three categories.
Proposed bill would include registration and reporting requirements, substance risk assessments and risk management measures.
The $300 million fund will back public and private firms in late stage drug development.
A federal court orders the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency farm pesticide chlorpyrifos.
Hydraulic Institute launches Energy Rating Certificate Program.
Specialty chemicals company Lanxess is reportedly strengthening its presence in the North American market with a comprehensive investment program.
Solenis will acquire Quimatec Productos Quimicos Ltda. for an undisclosed amount.
Nationwide Boiler and Superior Boiler Works complete production of 1,000 hp mobile boiler room.
Five Siemens Gamesa turbines of six megawatt class are installed on floating foundations in Stord, Norway, at the 30 MW “Hywind Scotland” project – the world’s largest floating wind farm.
Bayer AG is reportedly proposing $8 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits related to its Roundup product.
TCO Certified aims to further reduce hazardous, unknown substances in electronics.
The 16 month program is designed to prepare engineering, science, and technology professionals to be successful in industry.
The award recognizes “outstanding research in computational molecular science and engineering, encompassing both methods and applications.”
Siemens and PSE sign a long-term collaboration agreement around model-based offerings.
Rosengren will join ABB on February 1, 2020 and succeed CEO Peter Voser.
Hydrocarbons Command Center at Oyster Creek, Texas is designed for operator effectiveness.
Experts will share their thoughts on a variety of topics and entertain Q&A.
The Blair manufacturing site will focus on new omega-3 fatty acids production from natural marine algae for animal nutrition.
Jim Becker, currently vice president, Polymers, sassume an additional role to shape the company’s emerging sustainability strategy.
A new study reveals that expanding class size in STEM classrooms has the greatest negative effect on female participation.
Developments illustrate how The Connected Enterprise will deliver the next wave of manufacturing productivity.
DuPont Fellows represent the highest technical level in the company and are recognized for outstanding science and engineering achievement.
Siemens recognizes customers demonstrating digitalization in manufacturing.
The NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (HSI Program) issues its first research awards for 31 projects totaling approximately $45 million.
More than 16% of water wells tested near the army installation over the past six years show contamination by RDX.
Baker Hughes Kilgore Blend Plant wins top Gold award.
Laboratories support end-to-end process development and training.
Watlow launches its EZ-Link mobile app and adds an option for Bluetooth wireless technology to 1/16 DIN EZ-Zone PM products.
The Velsicol Chemical Superfund site in St. Louis, Michigan will get $9.7 million to start a massive cleanup project this fall.
Early bird registration closes August 16.
GE Power & Water and Alstom Power combine to form GE’s largest digital industrial business, GE Power.
ASTM International Committee E15 on Industrial and Specialty Chemicals votes to merge into ASTM Committee D16 on Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Chemicals.
Group aims to honor outstanding achievement in catalysis research
Neste, ReNew ELP and Licella will collaborate in utilization of waste plastic as a raw material.
Altivia will acquire Dow's acetone derivatives business and associated chemical manufacturing assets at Institute, West Virginia, as well as the Institute Industrial Park.
DuPont Industrial Biosciences agrees to purchase enzyme and technology assets from Dyadic International, Inc.
Indian rapper Sofia Ashraf pens rhyme about Bhopal disaster and calls out chemical company.
The American Chemistry Council’s Global Chemical Production Regional Index (Global CPRI) shows that global chemicals production rose 0.5% in May after revised flat performance in April.
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation releases the August 2018 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry.
Forty finalists have a chance of winning a trophy for excellence and innovation in chemical, biochemical and process engineering at the Institution of Chemical Engineers Malaysia Awards 2019.
Carbon can lead to system fouling but these steps can maintain or reduce carbon levels.
Evonik and Sinopec will collaborate on membrane technology.
An IFS Study shows a 26% increase in digital transformation readiness in service, manufacturing and energy sectors since 2015.
Comprehensive e-learning program will initially cover three products.
Pump manufacturer moves into a new facility in Houston, Texas.
Plastic waste originating off the UK’s coasts presents a clear threat to wildlife in the fragile Arctic Circle.
The 11th Annual Chemical Sector Security Summit will be held July 19-21 in Houston, Texas at the JW Marriott.
Breen has been president and chief executive officer since November 2014.
Most business economists expect a recession by the end of 2021.
An oxidizer is to blame for the blaze near Pittsburgh.
The U.S. specialty chemicals market declines for third consecutive month, ending second quarter on a soft note.
Stephen Delo retires; Carol Jackson becomes chairman and CEO.
NABE economists worry that tariffs or the threat of tariffs could have unfavorable consequences for the U.S. economy.
The 2019 program from Chemtrec includes sessions on complying with regulatory training requirements, lifecycle of a spill, improving carrier relationships, powering the future with lithium batteries and regional and regulatory updates.
Cryocap is an industrial installation that enables the capture of Carbon Dioxide released during hydrogen production via a cryogenic process.
Only 6% of American adults ace 12-question test.
Nucelis and Fermic enter partnership to bring naturally-sourced specialty ingredients to market.
Purdue-affiliated company develops way to predict chemical processes to help agribusinesses, cosmetic, fuel and food industries.
The chemical industry is most at risk to supply chain disruption from fires and explosions, according to new data.
Emerson Process Management joins forces with Intel Security to enhance its integrated cybersecurity solution.
UK’s national academies say that world-leading position in science, medicine and engineering is threatened.
Participants in Minneapolis 2017 and The Hague 2018 will share best practices, practical insights and solutions that lead to efficiencies across operations.
NASA’s Glenn Research Center awards a commercial license to Intellihot Inc. of Galesburg, Illinois.
The deal includes engineering plastics operations in France and Poland; high performance fibers in France; and polymer and intermediates operations in France, Spain and Poland.
Honeywell Process Solutions names winners of the 2015 UniSim Design Student Challenge for Europe and Asia.
New initiatives are designed to close gender gap in technology.
AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business is investing more than €20 million to increase production capacity in Sweden for its Expancel product line for expandable microspheres.
Students who have studied in two countries can enter
Seabulk Tankers, Inc. announces the successful delivery of its first methanol parcel chemical shipment aboard the articulated tug-barge Sea-Power/Sea-Chem I.
One of the world’s leading biochemical engineering events is headed to Dublin, Ireland next year.
eral government approves use of Corexit to disperse ocean oil spills.
Alain Bérard is named group executive vice president of Camfil’s Air Pollution Control global unit.
HarbisonWalker International celebrates grand opening of new monolithics refractory plant in South Point, Ohio.
Prepared annually by ACC’s Economics and Statistics Department, the Guide to the Business of Chemistry divides the $553 billion business into more than thirty categories of production.
The Specialty Chemicals Market Volume Index, a tool created by the American Chemistry Council entered the fourth quarter on a tepid note.
Scientists find that byproducts from olive oil production benefit food and chemical industries.
The mobile app expedites remote reviews and approvals of asset documents.
The rule was originally proposed after the deadly 2013 fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.
DuPont is honored for promoting peace and prosperity through international scientific cooperation.
Medal honors distinguished chemical engineering professor
Evonik allocates €100 million for digitalization and enters into cooperation with IBM and the University of Duisburg-Essen.
July new business volume is up 4% year-over-year, down 10% month-to-month and up 4% year-to-date.
BHS-Sonthofen will perform production-scale tests at the center on all machines and processes offered by the company.
B&P brings Littleford Day’s product lines and technical expertise into the fold after June acquisition.
IMI launches intelligent specification tool for severe service products.
A large area of Brazilian rainforest located within one of AkzoNobel's sites is being planted with around 12,000 seedlings of species native to the region as part of an ongoing project to safeguard the fragile ecosystem.
Attorneys for residents living near the North Carolina chemical plant want the company to stop communicating with residents whose wells were polluted by GenX.
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) shows their overall new business volume for July was $9.4 billion, up 15% year-over-year from new business volume in July 2018.
Braskem and Genomatica successfully achieve direct biological production of butadiene at lab scale.
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry and Penn State's Science U make forensic science accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired.
Block succeeds Bernhard Kerscher.
Rockwell Automation seeks manufacturers committed to safety excellence.
Angarsk Petrochemical Company features Honeywell Process Solutions' Experion PKS R.410 distributed control system.
Chemical Safety Board adds preventive maintenance and emergency response and planning to its list of the “Most Wanted” safety improvements.
Plant-based materials offer promise for pharmaceutical, agrochemical and other applications
Rajesh Shende, Ph.D., associate professor in the chemical and biological engineering department at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology receives a $2.16 million grant from the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office.
The combined company will provide measurement technologies and cloud-based monitoring.
The American Chemical Society establishes cannabis chemistry subdivision.
Cloud-based, on-demand system offers 24/7 access to computing and data analysis tools for science and engineering research.
Professor Roland Clift is awarded the 12th George E Davis Medal.
Atlas Copco Group agrees to acquire the cryogenic business of Brooks Automation, Inc. through its wholly owned US entity Edwards Vacuum LLC.
Girl Scouts introduce three new space science badges.
Dawn Rittenhouse, director of sustainable growth for DuPont, receives a Green Building & Design Women in Sustainability Leadership Award.
UC Berkeley bio-engineers are inspired by mussels’ ability to attach to submarine surfaces to develop a potent surgical glue.
The companies became part of the same group on July 10 with the full organizational merger expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Women Forward in Technology Scholarship Program announces 2018 recipients.
The testing laboratory features full-size, fully operational equipment to allow food, chemical, plastics, pharmaceutical and other process engineers to test their products and materials in actual operating conditions and eliminate the risks involved in scaling up from benchtop machinery.
Shell makes final investment decision to expand alpha olefin production at Geismar, Louisiana chemical plant.
There are many more research scientists than tenure-track professorships in the U.S.
State regulators impose fines on only 3% of air polluters.
The Environmental Integrity Project determines that Hurricane Harvey was responsible for 8.3 million pounds of unauthorized air pollution late last summer.
Investment enables Clariant to meet growing demand for maleic anhydride catalysts, especially in Asia.
How manufacturers are approaching analytics capabilities to improve APM, minimize risk, and start the transition toward new business models enabled by new levels of reliability and uptime.
John Lawrence joins the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center as its first research director.
Mettler Toledo hosts a data integrity seminar series presented by industry expert Bob McDowall, PhD.
Shift handover has a well-documented impact on production and safety.
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group acquires the business and assets of Flow Smart Inc. through its parent company Spirax Sarco Engineering.
Abhishek Roy of Dow will receive 13th annual SCI Gordon E. Moore Medal.
The investor wants to remove Akzo Nobel Chairman Antony Burgmans due to the board’s handling of the failed PPG bid.
This is the first deployment of the cloud-based technology in Asia.
This year includes a new Clean Energy Medal to recognize an individual’s outstanding service in the field of clean energy.
Three veterans of the chemical manufacturing industry launch Chemvalon to help private equity investors, owners and managers improve their operations and profitability.
Sketches are thought to reflect da Vinci’s earliest musings on the laws of friction.
Indian Oil Corporation Limited and, LanzaTech, a carbon recycling company, sign a Statement of Intent to construct a refinery off gas-to-bioethanol production facility in India.
Group aims to honor work during a PhD thesis relevant to industry
Evonik will replace last coal-fired power plant at Marl Chemical Park with a modern, flexible gas and steam turbine power plant.
The Dow Chemical Company had 21 nominations and won six times at the R&D 100 Awards, often referred to as the “Oscars of Innovation.”
German chemical manufacturer works with local logistics companies on 12 emergency response stations across the country.
The Chemical Activity Barometer was flat in August, continuing a general softening trend since the first quarter.
The €12-million expansion and upgrade project includes the installation of a new reactor and is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2021.
Awards recognize contributions to quality of life
2,400,000 and 6,000,000 Btu/Hr output units are available.
The G20 releases plan to reduce marine litter and its impacts by 2025.
Eastman achieves Cradle to Cradle Platinum certification in material health for eight polymers lines.
Blasts at a chemical factory in Shirpur taluka of Dhule district, India, leave 13 dead.
Sabic is merging its technology and innovation operations from its Pittsfield, MA; Exton, PA and Selkirk, NY locations.
Research finds that lack of confidence in math ability, rather than math capability itself, discourages female students from STEM disciplines.
Biennial report also demonstrates gender and industry sector disparities.
The National Safety Council is accepting submissions for its prestigious Green Cross for Safety awards.
Dr. Pam Marrone is founder and CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations.
The merger between the Chemical Heritage Foundation and the Life Sciences Foundation is complete.
Scientist develop cloaking device that makes curved surfaces look flat when encountering electromagnetic waves.
Pfeiffer Vacuum appoints Brian Pahl president of ATC.
Flexicon completes construction of a test laboratory for Flexi-Disc tubular cable conveyors and integrated bulk handling equipment.