CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY, CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT
Ingevity | March 15, 2023
On March 14, 2023, Ingevity Corporation announced that it will participate at the European Coatings Show 2023 in Nuremberg, Germany, to showcase its Capa® caprolactone high-performance polyol technology as well as the company's expanded vegetable oil-based products that can be used to improve coating formulations.
The engineered polymers team at Ingevity will display the versatility of Capa polyols for both waterborne and high-solid coating applications. Amanda Tosh, who works at Ingevity as a coatings application manager, will present a study about the benefits of using polycaprolactone-based polyols in 2K polyurethane coatings. The study oversees how Capa polyols can be used to make more durable and sustainable coatings for longer.
Steve Hulme, Senior Vice President, Performance Chemicals and President, Engineered Polymers at Ingevity, said, "The versatility and durability of Capa polyols make them an ideal choice for a number of high-performance polyurethane coating applications." He also mentioned, "We look forward to discussing the benefits of Capa, including showcasing the sustainability benefits of our biodegradable Capa thermoplastic product range, and its application for the paper coatings industry."
(Source – Business Wire)
The industrial specialties team at Ingevity will display its vegetable oil-based products, such as the recently launched low-color vegetable oil-based fatty acid, AltaVeg FA 120, that is suitable for use in coatings and other applications.
"We are excited to launch our low-color AltaVeg FA 120," said Rich White, Senior Vice President, Performance Chemicals and President of Industrial Specialties and Pavement Technologies at Ingevity. "Ingevity's ability to offer vegetable oil-based fatty acid products provides additional options for customers needing stronger, more durable alkyd coatings that maintain high gloss."
(Source – Business Wire)
Headquartered in North Charleston, South Carolina, Ingevity is a leading provider of products and technologies that protect, purify, and enhance the world. With the help of a team of experienced and intelligent people, the company develops, manufactures, and provides solutions that assist customers in solving challenging problems and making the world a better place to live.
Ingevity operates in two reporting segments: Performance Chemicals which includes engineered polymers and specialty chemicals, and Performance Materials, which includes high-performance activated carbon. These products are used in a wide range of demanding applications, such as adhesives, asphalt paving, elastomers, bioplastics, agrochemicals, coatings, publication inks, lubricants, pavement markings, oil exploration and production.
PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES, MARKET OUTLOOK
businesswire | June 06, 2023
Pembina Pipeline Corporation is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement ("MOA") with Marubeni Corporation ("Marubeni"), to progress an end-to-end, low-carbon ammonia supply chain from Western Canada to Japan and other Asian markets (the "Project"). The Project includes the joint development of a world-scale, low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia production facility (the "Facility") to be sited on Pembina-owned lands adjacent to its Redwater Complex in the Alberta Industrial Heartland near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.
"This project represents a transformative opportunity that is highly aligned with Pembina's strategic priorities, including supporting global decarbonization efforts by exporting low-carbon energy derived from natural gas responsibly produced in Western Canada," said Stu Taylor, Pembina's Senior Vice President & Corporate Development Officer. "The Project is an example of Pembina's ability to leverage its existing asset base and core competencies to develop new integrated value chains, including carbon capture, utilization and storage ("CCUS") and low-carbon energy such as hydrogen, and ammonia as a hydrogen carrier and fuel source. Marubeni has deep expertise in areas critical to the success of the Project and we are delighted to be working with them to facilitate the global movement towards greater use of low-carbon ammonia and to support Japan's decarbonization strategy."
Demand for low-carbon ammonia in Japan and other Asian markets is expected to grow substantially given its efficiency as a carrier of hydrogen and use as a low-carbon fuel source. Ammonia is one of the most widely produced synthetical chemicals in the world today and the production technology and handling are well understood and established. Alberta is the leading region in Canada for existing ammonia production and the Project is another opportunity to support development of a hydrogen and low-carbon economy.
"The Project will leverage access to existing infrastructure and benefit from Canada's abundant natural gas supply, advantaged West Coast shipping access to Asia, and growing carbon capture and sequestration industry. Pembina has a long history and strong reputation as a leading Canadian energy infrastructure provider and we are honoured to be working together as partners in the establishment of a low-carbon fuel supply chain from Canada to Japan," said Yoshiaki Yokota, Marubeni's Chief Executive Officer, Energy & Infrastructure Solution Group.
Initial feasibility studies have been completed and the Facility has an anticipated design capacity of up to 185 kilotonnes per annum of low-carbon hydrogen production, which will be converted into approximately one million tonnes per year of low-carbon ammonia. The Facility is contemplated to utilize innovative technology to capture a significant amount of the CO2 emissions with the potential for integrated transportation and sequestration on the proposed Alberta Carbon Grid being developed by Pembina and TC Energy. The low-carbon ammonia would be transported via rail to Canada's West Coast and shipped to Japan and other Asian markets.
Pembina and Marubeni will utilize their complementary strengths to develop and execute the Project. Pembina brings its expertise in Western Canadian energy infrastructure development, construction and operations, rail logistics and export. Marubeni, a globally leading independent power producer and integrated trading conglomerate, will leverage its marketing and marine logistics capabilities, and is expected to contract for offtake from the Facility, which will be used to supply Marubeni-owned and other Japanese utility power plants. Under the MOA, Pembina and Marubeni will focus on completing work critical to the development of the Project, including preliminary Front End Engineering Design ("pre-FEED"), engagement with various stakeholders, including governments in Canada and Japan, and commercial activities. The Project is expected to be structured as an infrastructure-style, fee-based business with investment grade counterparties. Pre-FEED work is currently expected to be completed by early 2024.
Pembina Low Carbon Complex
The Project would potentially serve as an anchor development to advance Pembina's ongoing efforts to establish a new growth platform known as the Pembina Low Carbon Complex ("PLCC"). With over 2,000 contiguous acres of undeveloped land located in the Alberta Industrial Heartland, Pembina's vision is to develop an industrial complex for low-carbon energy infrastructure to better enable Pembina and third parties to develop projects, while reducing costs, emissions, and risk.
The PLCC will be focused on attracting and developing investment for innovative and emerging energy transition technologies, sustainable fuels, and chemicals, specifically low-carbon hydrogen and hydrogen carriers such as ammonia and methanol. Projects within the PLCC would gain access to one or more of the following prerequisites to enable the construction and operation of large-scale clean energy projects: land, low-carbon hydrogen, clean power, natural gas and industrial gases, water, CCUS, and the construction and operation of rail assets to support product movement.
Within the PLCC, Pembina would lease land to third parties and provide infrastructure, logistics, and shared services to tenants, depending on their needs, under typical Pembina commercial models. Tenants are contemplated to capture CO2 and direct those emissions to Pembina in support of the proposed Alberta Carbon Grid. Pembina may also consider direct investments in projects.
Commercial discussions are progressing with various potential tenants and strategic partners and Pembina looks forward to providing future updates.
Pembina Pipeline Corporation is a leading energy transportation and midstream service provider that has served North America's energy industry for more than 65 years. Pembina owns an integrated network of hydrocarbon liquids and natural gas pipelines, gas gathering and processing facilities, oil and natural gas liquids infrastructure and logistics services, and a growing export terminals business. Through our integrated value chain, we seek to provide safe and reliable infrastructure solutions which connect producers and consumers of energy across the world, support a more sustainable future and benefit our customers, investors, employees and communities.
Globenewswire | June 08, 2023
CollabraTech Solutions a full-service capital equipment company, has announced the latest evolution of its Liquid Chemical Delivery System, which addresses the challenging logistical component lead times facing the market and the pain points experienced by customers designing semiconductor applications. With an industry-leading lead time of just 20 weeks, these state-of-the-art systems set new benchmarks for performance, efficiency, reliability, and flexibility while meeting the evolving needs of the semiconductor industry.
"Our approach to the market has always been to find innovative methods to address our customers’ critical challenges," said CollabraTech President Steve Lemons. "With the significant obstacles in the supply chain that continue to impact our industry and continuously evolving process requirements, our flexibility and creativity allow us to support our customers in ways that other equipment suppliers cannot. Our new Liquid Chemical Delivery System offers a compelling proof point for our approach, accelerating time-to-market by 55% and achieving a significant 33% boost in output while concurrently improving sustainability by reducing power consumption and facility needs. These unprecedented capabilities and superior features will redefine how liquid chemicals are delivered, transforming operations and propelling our industry forward."
CollabraTech Solutions is committed to pushing boundaries, delivering cutting-edge solutions, and empowering its customers to achieve their goals. Major design benefits that drive the performance improvements of the new Liquid Delivery System include
Adding the Siemens S7 family of PLC-based control systems allows for lead time reduction while offering comparable performance, compatibility and ease of integration with existing control systems. Six outlets allow customer to supply more chambers per delivery system reducing the initial capital outlay and on-going maintenance costs. Flexible configurations that deliver chemistries for production and development applications for a variety of deposition and etch processes. Consistent delivery pressures across cannisters eliminates pressure fluctuations inherent in day tank systems, yielding improved vaporizer performance. Auto cross-over and canister refill from the optional Bulk system, enabling the continuous and uninterrupted flow of liquid precursor to the process tools. Increasing canister capacity of up to 38 liters provides extended operational autonomy at the lowest cost per outlet in the industry.
CollabraTech Solutions' Liquid Chemical Delivery systems are available now.
About CollabraTech Solutions
CollabraTech Solutions is a fully integrated engineering and manufacturing solutions company. Drawing on decades of experience in gas and chemical delivery, contract manufacturing, and our proven supply chain networks, the company brings together the optimal resources to provide our customers with creative solutions to their complex, technical challenges in design and manufacturing.