Clariant to present new colour solutions for aluminium finishing

Clariant International Ltd to present its latest high-durability, sustainable colour solutions for aluminium finishing. A new magenta shade with a unique level of light and weather fastness that is perfect for adding long-lasting vibrancy to indoor and outdoor applications. Adding to its appeal, the single dye formulation has a heavy metal-free dye structure, is non-bleeding and easy to handle. It shows good dye bath stability and enables a stable dyeing process. Clariant will be joined by Omya (Schweiz) AG, the exclusive distribution partner for its aluminium finishing portfolio in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, to demonstrate the product enhancing capabilities offered by its complete portfolio of Swiss-engineered colourants, process chemicals and special printing inks for sub-eloxal printing. Read More

Quaker Chemical Corporation to present informative, technical solutions for the metalworking industry. As the automotive industry continues to strive for improved fuel economy and reduced emissions, new materials and processes are being utilized to achieve vehicle weight reduction, increased engine performance, and to maintain or increase the overall performance and safety of the vehicle. The current focus towards lightweight engine components is leading to the use of highly engineered materials that introduces new machining challenges. To meet these challenges, Quaker will be highlighting field-proven, advanced product technology with the QUAKERCOOL 7450, 5035, and 8013 metal removal fluids: Read More

Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPD) has begun construction of a new natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionator adjacent to its Mont Belvieu, Texas complex. The new unit will have a nameplate capacity of 150,000 barrels per day (bpd). Giving Enterprise 905,000 bpd of fractionation capability in the Mont Belvieu area, and approximately 1.4 million bpd companywide. The fractionator is scheduled to begin service in the first quarter of 2020. “The addition of our newest fractionator will facilitate continued NGL production growth, including from the Permian Basin where NGL volumes are expected to more than double over the next four years. This new fractionator will supply NGL products for the expanding petrochemical industry on the US Gulf Coast as well as growing global demand for NGLs,” said A J Jim Teague, CEO of Enterprise’s general partner. Read More

McDermott International Inc (MDR) has successfully completed the contract for phase two of the Greater Western Flank (GWF) project. The contract was awarded by Woodside Energy Ltd in January 2016. McDermott was responsible for the procurement, fabrication, installation and testing of a series of pipeline buckle initiators, pipeline end terminations and foundation mudmats, in-line tee structures and approximately 21 miles (35 kilometers) of a 16-inch (40 centimeters) corrosion resistant alloy (CRA) pipeline extending from the existing Goodwyn A Platform to the Lady Nora and Pemberton field manifold locations. McDermott deployed two of its speciality vessels to complete the installation phase, namely DLV 2000 for the pipelay campaign and the Lay Vessel 108 for the pre-lay and post-lay campaign. Read More