Category: Manufacturing

Air Liquide and its U.S. subsidiary, Airgas, on Wednesday inaugurated the Advanced Fabrication Center (AFC) at the Air Liquide Delaware Innovation Campus ​in Newark. The AFC helps industrial customers adopt new manufacturing technologies and production processes. “Air Liquide is devoted to innovation through application-focused research development and technological solutions. said Michael Graff​, chairman & CEO…

Gov. John Carney on Tuesday finalized an agreement to lease the Port of Wilmington to GT USA Wilmington, LLC, the local subsidiary of global shipping company Gulftainer. The agreement lays out a plan to construct a new container shipping facility on the Delaware River, create jobs and bring $600 million in new investment over the…

Metrohm AG from Herisau, Switzerland has acquired B&W Tek’s Spectroscopy Solution Business based in Newark. “We are pleased to strengthen our product portfolio in spectroscopy by the acquisition of B&W Tek’s R&D, production and sales organizations,” said Dr. Christoph Fässler, CEO and president of Metrohm AG. The field of spectroscopy looks at how matter and…

Dr. Norman Wagner is Unidel Robert L. Pigford Chair in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware and is co-founder of STF Technologies LLC. Dr. Wagner is also very involved with organizations and discussions that address startup companies and entrepreneurial activities in Delaware. We asked him some questions about both his work and…

Mishimoto was founded in 2003 and is now the world leader in performance cooling products for everyday driving, the racing circuit, and for bikes and trucks. Headquartered in New Castle, it employs almost 100 people who are involved in activities from research to marketing. We talked with Ricky Nietubicz, Mishimoto’s communications head, about what’s in…

When chemical researcher Bill Gore left DuPont more than a half century ago to form his own materials company, W.L. Gore, he did so with the parent firm’s blessing. When Doug McKenna, a W.L. Gore researcher, was working with a technology that, he says, “fell outside of the company’s interests,” he formed his own company…

Next year, Agilent Technologies will celebrate its 20th birthday. Spun off in 1999 by computer pioneer Hewlett Packard, Agilent went public that same year. Its IPO was at the time the largest in Silicon Valley history. Today, Agilent is a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets with two facilities in Delaware —…

The National Association of Manufacturers gives us some statistical insights into Delaware manufacturing and its place in the state and in the worldwide economy. Here is the picture that it paints using the most recent information: 1. Delaware’s total export to foreign countries is dominated by our manufactured products — 96 percent of the state’s…

Sometimes it seems as if Mike Bowman is running a hatchery for startup companies instead of an incubator at Delaware Technology Park (DTP) and nearby DTP@STAR Campus, the University of Delaware’s growing facility on South College Avenue in Newark. Since DTP’s founding in 1992, more than 100 companies have been located at the park, including…