BASF to reorganise oilfield and mining businesses

first_imgBASF is reorganizing its paper, water, oilfield and mining businesses within the Performance Chemicals division to foster customer and industry focus and increase competitiveness. The Oilfield and Mining Solutions businesses operate in markets that are driven by differentiation to create sustainable industry solutions together with customers.BASF says “success factors for suppliers to these industries are technology and innovation leadership as well as engineering and application expertise. Oilfield & Mining Solutions will operate as a global business unit. Dedicated industry teams will increase effectiveness and focus on developing and commercialising innovative and sustainable products to support the predominantly global customers in optimising their yields.”The unit will be headquartered in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The changes will be effective as of January 1, 2016. The company expects overall a reduction of about 120 positions worldwide until the end of 2016 resulting from the alignment and refocussing of business structures.“The further development of our organisation will strengthen customer focus. The stepwise expansion of our polymer production network and investments in bio-acrylamide raw materials as well as the launch of innovative products will accelerate profitable growth,” said Prof Dr Christian Fischer, President of the Performance Chemicals division.For mining, BASF offers a diverse range of mineral processing chemicals and technologies to improve process efficiencies and aid the economic extraction of valuable resources. Expert advice is also available. The product range includes reagents, equipment, process technologies and expertise, focusing on applications such as grinding, flotation, hydrometallurgy, solid liquid separation, tailings management, materials handling.last_img read more

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Heres What Happened Today Friday

first_imgNEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.The scene where a mans body which has been found in the Phoenix Park in Dublin. (Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)IRISHGardaí have launched a murder investigation after a man’s body which was “engulfed by fire” was found in Phoenix Park.The family of Dylan Gaffney Hayes, who suffered catastrophic brain injuries during birth, was awarded a settlement of €8.5 million in the High Court today.Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has called on the board members of the Central Remedial Clinic to resign.Marks & Spencer staff are to strike next Saturday.The 19-year-old son of Susan Dunne, who was found dead at her home in Kerry earlier this week, has appeared in court charged with her murder. [Radio Kerry]A new testing programme at the Mater Hospital diagnosed almost three in every 1,000 people with the HIV infection.The chairman of the Dáil Public Accounts Committee has called the revelations about the Central Remedial Clinic “deeply disturbing”.Multinational companies have contacted the IDA to say they are very concerned about the possibility of power outages following ESB’s threat to strike.The director of the Central Bank has resigned.The Central Bank said there is no “tangible evidence” that some customers’ circumstances are improving.Cancer death rates for older women in Ireland are higher than the EU average.The Irish father of a suicide victim has called for more action to be taken against red-hair bullying.The PSNI have appealed for a man who made a phone call to Jean McConville’s family in the 90s to come forward.Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said Irish troops are fully committed to Golan Heights task despite their convoy being hit by an unknown blast yesterday.The Fallon brothers and Paddy Cosgrave were honoured at the Eircom Spiders last night.Kilkenny has been named as Ireland’s 2013 Tourism Town.The Government has confirmed that Santa Claus does exist.WORLD#UK: A further 19 hospitals face investigation in relation to their links to Jimmy Savile and allegations of sexual abuse.#UK: Police have received thousands of phone calls after the Madeleine McCann appeal.#THAILAND: Thai protesters stormed the army headquarters and ruling party offices.INNOVATIONScientists have used satellite observations to create a set of high-resolution 3D maps of the entire Great Barrier Reef. [The European Space Agency]Google has filed a patent for a robot that will write your Facebook posts, emails and tweets. Is this the future? [The Daily Mail]PARTING SHOTAre women hard-wired to be bitches? The New Statesman takes a look at this issue and proclaims that one is not born a bitch, one becomes one.Keith Urban stuck in the middle with Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, who reportedly were not the best of friends on “American Idol”. (PA Image)Here’s What Happened Yesterday>last_img read more

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