Why Calcium Oxide is known as a versatile chemical?

Calcium oxide (CaO) known as a versatile chemical is a frequently used industrial compound. It’s a major and essential commodity chemical in industries like steelmaking and aerated concrete production since it is very cost-effective. However, Calcium oxide’s versatility has made it most demanded industrial compound, and is as well responsible for making it one of the most versatile chemicals in history. Generally calcium oxide is referred to as quicklime or burnt lime. It possesses a property of white crystalline solid at room temperature, and it is also highly caustic. Read more


Heat Exchangers application in chemical industry 

Heat exchangers have been successfully employed for decades in the chemical industry in the most diverse sectors, such as the cooling and heating of base, intermediate and final products, heat recovery or also the tempering of containers, reactors and autoclaves. They are mainly used to transfer the heat from one fluid/gas to another. While there are a variety of applications and adaptations of the heat exchanger, here are their four typical adaptations: Cooling hot liquids, Heating and drying, Heating cold liquids and Cooling and condensing. Read more


Total SA has accepted an offer from Ineos Styrolution, to acquire its polystyrene business in China. It includes in particular two facilities with a production capacity of 200,000 tons per year each, located in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, and in Foshan, Guangdong Province. In a highly competitive polystyrene market, Total considered it did not have the required critical mass in China, unlike its positions in Europe and the United States. “The sale is in line with our active portfolio management strategy. Read more


Evonik Industries AG said that it sold the US Jayhawk site in Galena, Kansas to private equity firm Permira. The site produces precursors for agrochemicals, which are not included in the growth businesses defined by Evonik. Jayhawk’s activities fall under the agrochemicals & polymer additives business Line in Evonik’s Performance Materials Segment. Under a share deal, funds advised by the international investment firm Permira will acquire the site along with the company and its approximately 120 employees. The sale price is in the high double-digit million-dollar range. Read more