Peak Oil, the point at which development and supply of world petroleum resources fall below global oil consumption, is shaping up to be the most controversial issue of this century except it may already be moot.
Finland-based forest products group UPM plans to become a significant producer of biodiesel in Europe, using wood-based biomass as a raw material.
Bayer is investing $2.4 billion in R&D this year. "This is the biggest R&D budget of any chemical and pharmaceutical company in Germany," said Werner Wenning at a press forum in Leverkusen, Germany.
Chinese traders and sellers are saying China, the world's largest PVC producer, has become a victim of its own success as wild domestic price fluctuations, disparate pricing strategies, and a web-like distribution and trader network have eroded its selling power.
The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) is urging the refining industry to eliminate the type of atmospheric vents that caused an explosion that killed 15 workers at BP's Texas City refinery in March 2005.
Alcoa KAMA has decided to make plastic sheet for food service packaging using Cereplast's starch-based, biodegradable resins.
Underlying U.S. economic growth remains solid for chemicals and other manufacturing despite anaemic third-quarter growth in gross domestic product, says a top manufacturing economist.
Designed for pharmaceutical and fine chemicals applications, the Spirapro TFC SR3 and reverse osmosis spiral elements have been engineered to lower operating costs in such applications as the desalting and separation of antibiotics and APIs.
Meeting the performance specifications for gas and liquid withdrawal, the Model 240-HP portable cryogenic cylinder comes with integral swivel casters or can be purchased cart-mounted for easier mobility.
The Spira-Trol control valve is a modular, two-port design engineered for refined performance and wide rangeability in such applications as food and beverage, pharmaceutical, rubber, plastics, and chemicals.
Designed for transferring and dosing additives in continuous processing applications, a new pump is ideal for handling thin, abrasive, aggressive, and higher viscosity fluids due to its low contact piston speed and direct contact between the piston and cylinder.
The Type 8035 digital flow batch controller, which is designed for neutral and aggressive solid-free liquids, promises the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry continuous, highly accurate measurements.
With the introduction of the new 1 MGD Z-MOD-X packaged plant for membrane bioreactor systems, GE announced it has the industry's largest offering of pre-engineered immersed membrane systems for wastewater treatment.
The Model 570 Duplex pipeline basket strainer continuously protects system components in pipelines from 8 to 36 inches.