History

Our History

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2018

Scientific Design’s Process Technologies, Catalyst and Equipment are used in over 100 Chemical Plants spanning 6 Continents Worldwide

Scientific Design receives the latest 9001:2015 ISO Certification

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2017

Scientific Design Scientific Design launches rebranding, announcing it’s Technology Excellence vision

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2016

Scientific Design Celebrates 70th Anniversary

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2013

Paul LambPaul Lamb named CEO and President of Scientific Design

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2011

Clariant acquired Sud Chemie and became 50% owners in Scientific Design

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2005

Scientific Design continued to increase Ethylene Oxide/Ethylene Glycol plant capacities and licensed three 700,000 tpa MEG plants

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2003

 

 

 

Linde sold Scientific Design as a 50/50 joint venture between SABIC and Sud – Chemie

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1985

Halcon International Company, Inc. (HIC)/Scientific Design designed the first renewable Ethylene technology in India

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1982 –2003

Halcon International Company, Inc. (HIC)/Scientific Design was bought by Texas Eastern Corporation and then several other companies purchase Scientific Design such as Denka, Bayer, and then Linde the majority of this time

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1980

Halcon International Company, Inc. (HIC)/Scientific Design became ISO certified

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1976

Halcon International Company, Inc. (HIC)/Scientific Design became the first company to License EO/EG Plant in China

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1968

Halcon International Company, Inc. (HIC)/Scientific Design Group discovered high yield direct Ethylene Oxide process

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1967

Halcon International Company, Inc. (HIC) partnered with Atlantic Richfield Co. (Arco) to form Oxirane, to produce propylene oxide, styrene, and tert-Butyl alcohol

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1963

Scientific Design became a subsidiary of Halcon International Company (HIC)

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1961

Scientific Design developed the first Ethylene Oxide/Ethylene Glycol plant technology

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1960

Scientific Design developed and commercialized Ethylene Oxide Technology

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1957

Scientific Design began manufacturing proprietary Oxidation Catalyst at NJ location at USA Headquarters and manufacturing site

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1950

Scientific Design developed and commercialized key Petrochemical Technologies at NYC location

  • Bromine assisted air oxidation of p-xylene to terephthalic acid (main ingredient of polyester fibers)
  • KA Oil
  • Caprolactum (Nylon)
  • Maleic Anhydride
  • Phthalic Anhydride
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1946

Scientific Design Company Incorporated (SD) founded as a Process Development and engineering construction company by Dr. Ralph Landau.