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Globalization in the process industries

At the end of World War II, nearly half of the world’s total productive capacity resided in the United States. That’s not the case today. The process industries are global in both scope and scale.

Global Processing e-news tracks industry news and solutions in what has truly become a global marketplace.

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EBRD proposes $1.9m loan to upgrade water, wastewater services in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is set to receive a sovereign loan of up to EUR1.5 million ($1.9 million) to improve water supply and selected wastewater services in the southwest region of the country.
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New Eastman copolyester for medical products could allow faster processing

A styrene-free alternative to high-impact polystyrene (HIPS) for opaque medical packaging has been introduced by Eastman Chemical Company in the European market.
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Inquiry examines safety of FLNG projects in Australian waters

A parliamentary inquiry into the safety of floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) processing plants is being held in Western Australia.
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Major new desalination plant opens in Algeria

The biggest seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant on the African continent was officially opened in Algeria this week.
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UK proposes sovereign wealth fund for shale gas revenues

A sovereign wealth fund could be created in the United Kingdom to help protect revenues generated by shale gas extraction, Chancellor George Osborne said on Monday.
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Ineos adds two more 'Dragon' ships for US ethane export

Chemicals company Ineos has ordered another two state-of-the-art vessels to transport U.S. shale gas ethane to its facilities in Scotland and Norway.
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Roche to make diagnostic products in China

Roche is to establish a new diagnostic manufacturing facility in China, investing 450 million Swiss francs ($463 million) over the next three years.
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New process improves taste of alcohol-free beer

A new process developed by researchers in Spain helps improve the smell and the taste of alcohol-free beer by adding aromas from regular beer.
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TransCanada files application for pipeline to Eastern Canada

TransCanada Corporation has filed a formal application to build a new pipeline that would carry 1.1 million barrels of oil per day from Alberta and Saskatchewan to refineries in Eastern Canada.
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New facility in Australia aims to boost food processing industry

The University of Sydney has opened a new training center for the food processing industry.
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