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  • Schenck Process Wins Red Dot Design Award

    CONiQ, the new weighing control unit from Schenck Process for industrial weighing applications, is engineered to be fit for completely different environments and completely different tasks. It starts to be launched still within 2019 and already now, the new control unit has received its first award...

  • Rain Carbon Starts Up New Hydrocarbon Resins Plant

    Industrial chemicals producer Rain Carbon Inc. announced Thursday that it has commenced the phased start up of its new hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins production plant in Castrop-Rauxel, Germany. Slated to become fully operational by the last quarter of this year, the facility will feature a...

  • Conveyor Fire at ArcelorMittal Steel Plant

    Firefighters responded to the ArcelorMittal steel plant in Krakow, Poland this Thursday after a fire ignited in a conveying system, international news organizations reported.  “The conveyor transporting coke to the blast furnace caught fire,” a company spokesperson told ...

  • Texas Firm Buys Facility, Business Line from Dow

    Texas-based chemicals firm ALTIVIA recently entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Dow Chemical’s acetone derivatives business line and related chemical production assets, a company press release announced Tuesday.  The business produces ketones and carbinols, which...

  • Canadian Firm Opens New Grain Elevator

    Canadian grain company G3 held an event on Wednesday to mark the grand opening of its new grain elevator in Maidstone, SK, the firm announced in a release.  “G3 Maidstone is the latest addition to our growing network of high-efficiency facilities,” the company’s chief...

  • Explosion at Metals Plant Leaves 2 Workers Injured

    Two workers were injured in an explosion and fire Thursday at the Selmet specialty metals plant in Albany, OR, according to a report by the Lebanon Express.  The blaze was reported at the Seven Mile Lane site at 7:53 a.m., drawing a response from over 30 emergency personnel, the ...

  • “World’s Largest” Hydrogenation Plant Comes On Line

    Specialty chemicals firm Clariant announced Thursday that a new dehydrogenation plant capable of producing over 1 million tn/yr of olefins is operational at the Hengli Group’s site in Dalian, China. The company describes the facility as the “world’s largest” on-purpose...

  • Fire Damages Food Processing Plant

    A fire broke out at the Baker Produce food processing plant in Kennewick, WA late Tuesday night that caused significant damages to the facility, several local news organizations reported. Called to the scene at about 11:30 p.m., firefighters determined that the blaze was in a warehouse at the...

  • LANXESS Divests from Chrome Chemicals Business

    Specialty chemicals firm LANXESS entered into an agreement Monday to sell its chrome chemicals business to Chinese leather chemicals manufacturer Brother Enterprises, a company press release announced.  “We have successfully reorganized our chrome chemicals business in recent years....

  • Solvay Sheds Polyamide Assets in Europe

    Advanced materials and specialty chemicals firm Solvay entered into an agreement to sell certain Polyamide assets in Europe to Domo Chemicals as part of the divestment of its Polyamides business to BASF, the company announced in a release Wednesday.  The divestiture of the assets will satisfy...