ADPO strengthens its multimodal model

Antwerp Distribution and Products Operations (ADPO) has invested heavily in the expansion of its logistics infrastructure in recent years. Goal: to strengthen its multimodal model to take more trucks off the road. For example, the company has constructed a new barge quay so that containers that are normally delivered by road can now also be […]

Digitalisation of the vaccine development and production process at GSK

The pharmaceutical company GSK collaborates with Siemens and ATOS, two of the world’s leading expert companies in digital transformation and technology, to digitalise its vaccine development and production process. This innovative concept named digital twin, which combines the real and digital worlds in a closed loop. A key benefit will be much shorter development times for […]

Pack it better promotes ecodesign in packaging

The industry has made significant commitments to reduce the impact of packaging and increase recyclability. In response to these commitments, Comeos, Fevia and DETIC, together with Fost Plus and Valipac, have set up the platform Pack It Better promotes ecodesign in packaging by bringing companies and centres of expertise into contact with one another. […]

Takeda Lessines saves 600 million litres of water per year

In March 2021, the pharmaceutical company Takeda inaugurated a new wastewater recycling facility in Lessines.  This investment will result in a 90% reduction in the consumption of drinking water at the site. This represents 600,000 cubic metres of water per year, equal to the average amount of drinking water consumed by almost 18,000 people.  After treatment, the […]

85% of liquid bulk is transported by water

Within the chemical industry, the storage of liquid raw materials and products is often outsourced to companies specialising in the storage and transport of liquid bulk. These service providers are grouped into a business association called BATO, the Belgian Association of Tank Storage Businesses, part of essenscia. Their strategic location within the port area means […]

Nuclear medicine: the National Institute for Radioelements in Fleurus is to become uranium-free

Used in nuclear medicine for diagnosis and therapy, radioisotopes are currently produced from uranium. The National Institute for Radioelements (IRE) has developed a way to produce radioisotopes without uranium, greatly reducing nuclear waste.   The initiative, called SMART (Source of MedicAl RadioisoTopes) requires 335 million euros and should be up and running in 2028.  The IRE is also […]