Custom pressure vessels for end users


Custom pressure vessels for end users

Oriental Manufacturers manufacture custom pressure vessels to suit the process requirements of the end user. Each pressure vessel is fabricated using ASME standards and also provided with “U”, “U2” & “R” stamp and NB registrations. The features are it has plate bending facility up to 50 mm, types of welding processed used is SAW, SMAW, TIG & MIG, non-destructive and destructive testing methods are used to check the quality and further customization available for various segments of chemical, pharmaceuticals, petrochemical, refineries, paper & pulp and various other segments of process industries. Read More

 

Citeo, Total, Saint-Gobain and the French Union of Fresh Dairy Product Manufacturers (Syndifrais) are joining forces to help lay the groundwork for an industrial-scale polystyrene recycling channel in France and to validate its technical and cost feasibility within 18 months. This is part of the voluntary commitments for the French government’s Circular Economy Roadmap and in line with French and European Union objectives in the area of plastic recycling, All of the players in the polystyrene consumer packaging value chain are actively seeking a recycling solution that will enable the development of a circular economy for these products. Read More

 

ExxonMobil has completed the acquisition of PT Federal Karyatama (FKT), one of Indonesia’s largest manufacturers and marketers of motorcycle lubricants, from PT Mitra Pinasthika Mustika Tbk and its affiliate. The acquisition, first announced in April, includes the Federal Oil brand and a 700,000 barrel per year blending plant in Cilegon, Indonesia. The acquisition of FKT and its distribution network, which is supported by about 40 dealers, 3,200 Federal Oil centers and more than 10,000 retailers in Indonesia, strengthens ExxonMobil’s position in a key growth market and will contribute to building the Mobil lubricant brand in Indonesia. Read More

 

Songwon Industrial Co Ltd said that prices for its polymer stabilizers products will be raised by up to 15 percentage. The new prices are effective as of 1 July 2018. These price increases are a consequence of the rising costs of resources and services, especially raw materials, energy and logistics. Read More

 

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Cosmetics, personal care to be biggest driver of wax market


Cosmetics, personal care to be biggest driver of wax market

Wax Market size is forecast to exceed $10 billion in 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc. Sturdy growth in cosmetics and personal care industry will be majorly driving wax market demand over the forecast period. Wax has air and water barrier properties, which open up a myriad of applications in various industries such as packaging, cosmetics and adhesives. The global cosmetics industry is driven by product innovation, the rise of e-commerce and growth in travel retail across the globe. Wax has skincare properties and its flexibility and plasticity facilitate easy application. Read More

 

Scientists from IIT Madras have developed a solar powered system to convert non-recyclable plastic into fuel that can substitute diesel used in generators, furnaces and engines. The technology – which consists of a mobile unit that can collect and process waste – currently yields around 0.7 liters of fuel oil per kilo gram of plastic, researchers said. “India produces approximately 15,000 tonnes of plastic waste in a day. Centralized systems for plastic waste management cannot work to effectively deal with this much plastic waste on a daily basis, said Ramya Selvaraj, a research student at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in Tamil Nadu. Read More

 

BP plc said that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Chargemaster, the UK’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging company. Chargemaster operates the UK’s largest public network of EV charging points, with over 6,500 across the country. It also designs, builds, sells and maintains EV charging units for a wide range of locations, including for home charging. “Bringing together the UK’s leading fuel retailer and its largest charging company, BP Chargemaster will deliver a truly differentiated offer for the country’s growing number of electric vehicle owners,” Tufan Erginbilgic, chief executive, BP Downstream. Read More

 

Unbelievable Skin Benefits of Glycerin

Skin care agents and why do we require them? Skin care is a method which supports, maintains skin integrity such as nutrition, avoidance of excessive sun exposure, appropriate use of emollients and also enhance appearance with the use of cosmetics, botulinum, exfoliation, fillers, laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion, peels, retinol therapy etc. All these skin protective agents help to remediate skin break down and relieve various skin conditions. If you choose a natural route for skin care solution, there are three endorsed products which fit into your beauty regimen. Read More

Did you know there exists chemistry behind delicious fluffy cakes?


Did you know there exists chemistry behind delicious fluffy cakes?

A delicious fluffy cake just doesn’t happen by chance. It takes a harmless chemical reaction to make a cake fluffy and light. Baking powder is mixed with an acid to produce carbon dioxide. This gas is harmless when eaten. As it becomes hot in the oven the gas expands and makes bubbles in the cake mixture. This makes the cake rise. When a carbonate (Bi-Carb Soda) is mixed with an acid (vinegar) carbon dioxide gas is produced. Did anyone think about what are the chemicals added to batter and dough to cause them to rise and delicious taste? Read More

 

ExxonMobil subsidiary XTO Energy Inc has reduced methane emissions from its operations by 9 percent since 2016, demonstrating significant progress in its methane emissions reduction program and other initiatives. Of that amount, a reduction of close to 4 percent, or more than 7,200 metric tons of methane, was achieved through XTO’s voluntary program and other operational improvements, XTO President Sara Ortwein said at the World Gas Conference in Washington. Across ExxonMobil operations, the reduction equates to a 2 percent reduction. Through its continued efforts, XTO will contribute to ExxonMobil’s measures to reduce methane emissions across its worldwide operations by 15 percent by 2020. Read More

 

Tacmina’s new XPL series pumps are designed to eliminate pulsation and maintain a stable chemical concentration transferring at a continuous flow. Smoothflow XPL Series pumps provide a constant and stable flow, economical to operate and compact size. Advantages include no intrusion of air or leakage, water resistance and no sliding parts, wide range controlling, automatic control system ready, easy disassembly and maintenance, and customization options. The XPL Series pumps are designed for use in nearly any industry and specifically for mixing and blending, filtration, spray drying, coating industries, and in chemical injection and dispersion processes. Read More

 

BASF said that it will increase prices for bismuth vanadate pigments and preparations based on this chemistry by up to 15 percent worldwide. The price increase will affect several market segments, predominantly the coatings industry. Price adjustments are necessary due to significantly higher raw material prices. Read More

Reactors with wide use for pharma API, clean room applications


ASP Chem Equipments reactors are provided with capacity range 100 ltrs to 35000 ltrs. Both GMP, Non GMP types are availble. The material of construction is Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel Alloys, Nickel Alloys, E,G.Hastelloy C 276, Inconel etc. The inside lining offered is halar lining, PVDF lining, rubber lining etc. The important features are the GMP reactors are widely used for pharma API, clean room applications as per design code ASME SEC VIII DIV I, it is provided with mirror finish from 220 grit to 440 grit, smooth welding & flush grinding and insulation with mirror finished s.s cladding. Read More

 

Thermo Scientific’s new scanning electron microscope (SEM) offers a full range of imaging and analytical options for more complex investigations. The Prisma platform features advanced automation, robust support for analytics; a large, precise and flexible stage; and a wide range of optional accessories. Labs with narrower dedicated needs will value its speed and simplicity, while multi-user, multi-application facilities will appreciate the broad selection of optional imaging detectors and analytical tools available on a single integrated platform. Read More

Kelvion’s robust heat exchangers are designed to withstand the rigors of chemical reactions, enabling critical processes to be completed safely and efficiently. The Heat Exchanger products help to minimize process costs and optimize energy efficiency. K°BLOC units are well suited for liquid-liquid, condensation and evaporation applications such as chemical, petrochemical, oil/gas, pulp and power, vegetable oil, refinery, amines and other oil and gas processes. The safety, technical sophistication and durability of the plate pack is second to none. Read More

 

MTS Sensors, a division of MTS Systems Corporation announced the expansion of the LP-Series, the next generation of its Level Plus® liquid level transmitters. The new LP-Series features Tank Slayer®, RefineME®, CHAMBERED and SoClean® models. Tank Slayer is complemented by the Level Plus RefineME level transmitter aimed at shorter process tanks in oil refineries, chemical plants and mines. The Level Plus CHAMBERED is especially optimized for incorporation into magnetic level gauge (MLG) systems, such as those found throughout refineries, chemical plants and boilers. Read More

UV Offset Inks for Luxury Folding Carton Applications


Sun Chemical has launched a new UV offset ink that was developed to make sophisticated graphics look stunning and vibrant on high-end luxury folding cartons while at the same time providing the longer-term shelf appeal brand owners require. The new ink system, SunCure® Aspire UV, has been formulated to exhibit immense color transparency to help create vivid color graphic effects on metallized, lenticular and holographic board stocks frequently used for pharmaceutical, perfume, liquor, cosmetic and POP applications. Read More

 

 

DuPont™ Artistri® Brite P5003 is a fabric pre-treatment product for application onto dark colored cotton t-shirts that enable efficient and consistent printing combined with bright, wash resistant color prints, while Artistri® P5010 is developed for use with white cotton and polyester shirts. P5003 and P5010 offer improved wash fastness, white ink setup productivity and tunnel dry performance. Artistri® Xite S2500 and S3500 dye sublimation inks offers better jetting, image sharpness, intensity of black inks and color saturation when compared to existing solutions. Read More

 

 

Creative Materials introduced its new 127-48 series of conductive Inks and coatings that are designed for manufacturing printed electronic circuits on washable textiles. These products have proven to be among the best performing products of their kind in the industry and are able to withstand a minimum of 50 machine wash and heated dryer cycles. Available in several variations, 127-48 inks offer new possibilities for smart textiles, as well as the facility for use in many wearable printed electronics applications. These products are very flexible, resistant to creasing and have excellent adhesion to a wide variety of substrates. Read More

 

By Prasad Pant: The Need For Chemical Management- When we enter a store to buy a garment, the things that immediately grab our attention are its color, style, texture, material, fit and price. We do not bother to check if the garment contains any colors or chemicals or materials that can be harmful to our health or the environment. Nor do we wonder whether the conditions in which the garment has been made have been safe to workers and the environment. The textile manufacturing process uses hundreds of chemicals and colorants from the fiber manufacture/cultivation stage right through spinning, weaving, knitting, processing, garment cut & sew to transportation and retail. Read More

Organic printing inks may restore sight to blind people


A simple retinal prosthesis is being developed in collaboration between Tel Aviv University in Israel and LiU. Fabricated using cheap and widely-available organic pigments used in printing inks and cosmetics, it consists of tiny pixels like a digital camera sensor on a nanometric scale. Researchers hope that it can restore sight to blind people. Researchers led by Eric Glowacki, principal investigator of the organic nanocrystals subgroup in the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Linkoping University, have developed a tiny, simple photoactive film that converts light impulses into electrical signals. Read More

 

Who doesn’t like blue jeans? They’re practically wrinkle-proof. The indigo dye that provides their distinctive color holds up to detergents, but ages into that soft, worn look. No wonder the average American wears jeans four days a week. No wonder it’s a $66 billion a year industry, with three billion pairs of jeans manufactured each year. ndigo is one of the oldest dyes used for coloring textiles. Commercial synthesis of indigo dye replaced the plant source around 1900. Today, the jean industry uses about 40,000 tons of indigo a year. But there is a dark side. Industrial synthesis of indigo from petroleum is a “dirty” chemical process. Read More
Fast paced developments in the automotive industry demands a new outlook for pigments and coatings market. By Debarati Das: Its not just the speed and the throttle that determines the X-factor of a car, but also the sheen, the shine and the gloss that ups the oomph of these automobiles. And hence, the right pigment for that perfect coating determines the market success of the whole package. According to a report by Grand View Research, the global automotive coatings market is expected to reach $36.31 billion by 2025 owing to the increasing vehicle production. Read More

University of Portsmouth researchers are at the forefront of a drive to develop environmentally-friendly materials from agricultural waste for use in the automotive, marine and aerospace industries. A team from the University’s School of Engineering are producing and developing lightweight materials from farming leftovers (agriculture biomass) – a process that could provide significant environmental benefits. The sustainable composite materials are produced from flax, hemp, jute and waste biomass date palm fibres to provide parts like car bumpers and door linings – mainly non-structural components. Read More

Smart solutions for paint shop 4.0


The optimal link-up of flexible hardware with intelligent software, complemented with innovative digital services, maximizing customer benefits – with this in mind, the German painting plant manufacturer Eisenmann is tackling the challenges of the future. The aim is to build the “Paint Shop 4.0” for the automotive industry and other sectors. How far the possibilities of digitization in surface treatment have developed in the meantime was shown to the visitors at several trade fairs with Eisenmann participation. Around 1,000 guests from 34 nations, mainly from the automotive industry, came to the Eisenmann Technology Days to see the latest solutions for surface treatment in Industry 4.0. Read More

 

BASF SE said that human needs inspired its 2018-19 automotive colour trends with the trends “Keep it Real”. As innovations such as artificial intelligence, autonomous driving and robotic industrialization take hold, the return to the human element – people’s needs and emotions – becomes increasingly important. The designers at BASF’s coatings division translated these observations into a collection of 65 colours for automotive surfaces. Dark colors, blue hues and complex effects represent the omnipresence of technology. Advancements in digitalization make technology become less visible and more intertwined with reality. Read More

 

In an interview, Dr. Mohammad Vaseem with Chemical Today Magazine opens up on the opportunities that printed electronics ink has in the age of wearable electronics. Dr. Vaseem is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Division of King Abdullah University Of Science & Technology (KAUST), KSA. Printed electronics (or additive manufacturing) is revolutionizing the way electronics are manufactured. Inspired by the printing of newspapers and magazines, the roll-to-roll and reel-to reel printing capability is being considered as the future for large volume manufacturing of flexible and wearable electronics. Read More

In an interview, Dr. Apoorv Shanker with Chemical Today Magazine delves into the use of polymers and sift materials in his research on cancer immunotherapy. Dr. Shanker is a post-doctoral associate at Prof. Paula T. Hammond Lab, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Research insight: With new cancer treatment regimens coming up, a lot of effort is being expended on developing spatiotemporally-controlled drug delivery systems. Polymers and soft materials are at the core of such systems. In my current project, I am focusing on cancer immunotherapy. Read More