Government Call for Action to Save Chemical Jobs

iStock_000006963239Medium[1]As reported by the BBC, the Government is calling for action to save jobs at a chemical firm based in the South of Scotland.

The Merseyside-based Phoenix Chemicals, recently went into administration which has had the knock-on effect of putting jobs at risk their site in Newbie near Annan.

Politicians Elaine Murray and David Mundell have called for urgent action to rectify the situation. Murray stated, “Eighty jobs were lost when Shasun Pharma pulled out of Annan in 2008, and everyone was delighted that Phoenix Chemicals purchased the site the following year. We all hoped it would be a new beginning for the Annan site.”

Murray has subsequently asked for all agencies to work together to help find new posts for all those effected by the administration of the chemicals company.

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Phoenix Chemicals adds Fifth Siemens Control System

As reported by The Engineer, the Wirral-based chemical and pharmaceuticals intermediaries manufacturer, Phoenix Chemicals is planning to extend its process control with Siemens Industry Automation to introduce a fifth PCS7 system.

The main focus of Phoenix’s centre on the production of API’s (active pharmaceutical ingredients) for the competitive pharmaceutical industry.

Since 2002, Siemens have already installed four PCS7 systems on a number on a number of continuous product processes at the company and now plans to add a fifth in the future.

The main benefit of the technology is that it means that processes can be readily and speedily re-configured for different products – this meeting ongoing customer needs in a shorter time scale. This is critical in the fast-moving and innovative pharmaceutical industry.

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