Kallo, Belgium – Borealis is increasing its Polypropylene (PP) capacity in Europe and strengthening its long-term commitment to meet the European customers’ needs for innovative polypropylene. The company has taken the final investment decision to expand the capacity of its PP plant in Kallo, Belgium, by 80kt. The added capacity is expected to come on stream in mid-2020.Continue reading Borealis: final investment decision Taken to expand capacity of PP plant in Kallo, Belgium
Limena (PD), Italy – ONT, part of the BEDESCHI Group, was commissioned by OCRIM with a new belt conveyor system for grain in Yanbu Port – Saudi Arabia. The order comprises a system of three belt conveyors with a width of 1400 mm and a length of 180 m+360 m+36 m transporting 1000 t/h grain from the client ship-unloader on the jetty to the existing storage bins.
Rheinberg, Germany – Industry has many choices today for conveyor chains. Most available chains are designed for a certain strength rating and expected wear life. However, there is much more to chain design than these basic parameters. AUMUND, being a conveyor specialist, has designed their chains to meet the demand of certain heavy production industries, based upon more than 40 years of experience.
Edinburgh, Scotland – EDEM®, a leading provider of Discrete Element Method (DEM) technology for bulk material simulation announced the release of the latest version of its flagship software. As the demand for performing big simulations involving millions of particles of any shape and size increases, EDEM continues to harness the latest GPU technology to enable users to run larger and more advanced simulations faster.
London, United Kingdom – SABIC has announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UK-based PLASTIC ENERGY Ltd., a pioneer in chemical plastics recycling, for the supply of feedstock to support SABIC’s petrochemical operations in Europe, as per the company’s press release. SABIC and PLASTIC ENERGY intend to build a first commercial plant in the Netherlands to refine and upgrade a valuable feedstock, known as TACOIL. The plant is anticipated to enter commercial production in 2021.
Moscow, Russia – According to a report by Russia Today, plans have been brought back to live for a USD 4 billion sea port project in the Nenets region, one of Russia’s northernmost areas. Annual cargo turnover of the project, which is said to be key to the country’s strategic plan to open shipping in the Arctic, is set to reach 70 million tons, of which 50 million tons will account for coal shipments.
Essen, Germany – thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions has been awarded one of the largest fabrication and construction projects the company has ever handled in Western Australia. Under the contract, thyssenkrupp will design, supply, construct and commission large-scale stockyard machines for the BHP South Flank iron ore project in the central Pilbara region of Western Australia. The contract is valued at approximately €150 million (A$250 million).
Sterling (IL), United States – Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. announces availability of its automation application module for the Grinding of solids, such as for Grinding applications in Feedmills. Grinders are known by many names/types, e.g. Grinder, Classifier, Hammermill, etc. Sterling Systems routinely incorporates its Grinding application module in automation systems within a variety of industries, most notably in feed, Petfood, seed, food and other agricultural industries.
Schliengen, Germany –At a factory of a food manufacturer, a suitable filter system was installed to clean the dust-laden exhaust air generated during the processing of dairy powder. In order to ensure that the dedusting system continues to function reliably even after prolonged operation, a ProSens dust measurement system from SWR engineering Messtechnik was installed, which continuously monitors the dust concentration in the clean gas side after filter elements.
Utica (NY), United States – A new model Rotary Lump Breaker from Munson Machinery breaks chunks of agglomerated abrasive or friable materials that have compacted during storage or shipment, conditioning them for downstream processing or conveying.