GERMANY: Sabic reaches agreement with Hte to fast-track R&D for catalysis

Under the MOU, hte will provide Sabic with a technology platform to support catalysis R&D. This will include advanced testing equipment, hosted exclusively at hte's newly constructed laboratory in Heidelberg, as well as state-of-the-art workshops, infrastructure, technology, service and catalysis expertise.

"The key principle of high throughput experimentation is parallelization," Sabic noted. "Thus, performing of more than hundreds of experiments under varying industrially relevant conditions is highly economical. It decreases cost for development of new catalysts and chemical processes considerably and ultimately their time-to-market."

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 6 Oct 2014
(Syed Rashid Ali, Pakistan)