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Monsanto Plans Deeper Staff Cuts

September 10, 2009 6:10 am | News | Comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Monsanto Co., the world's biggest seed maker, said Thursday it plans to make deeper work force cuts than previously announced, saying it will reduce its staff by about 8 percent to cut costs. The St.

Stainless Steel Vertical Conveyor

September 10, 2009 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

A stainless steel version of TKF’s high-speed continuous vertical lift resists rust and other corrosion.

Keep Your Material Up & Moving (6004)

September 10, 2009 5:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Martin Sprocket & Gear now offers a complete line of heavy-duty conveyor pulleys and

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Diaphragm Process Pumps Built To Suit You

September 10, 2009 4:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

KNF diaphragm process pumps can easily be customized for application-specific duty in industries ranging from nuclear to petrochemical.

Sliding Vane Pumps Now With 3-Inch Valve

September 10, 2009 4:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

The piston air valve used on Blackmer’s TX/TXD series of sliding vane pumps is now available in a 3-inch configuration. According to the company, the piston air valves provide much longer service life, which means less leakage from the pump.

When Robot Programmers Get Bored

September 9, 2009 12:20 pm | News | Comments

Thrill-seeking robot programmers, that is. Chem.Info's editorial staff, of course, does not condone such obviously dangerous - albeit fun-looking - creativity.

Dry Ice Blasting

September 9, 2009 12:09 pm | News | Comments

The removal of residue from processing equipment using a dry ice blasting machine.

Styrene Tanker Explosion

September 9, 2009 11:58 am | News | Comments

A flaming styrene tanker catches firefighters off guard when it explodes, showering them with flames and debris.

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Specialized Yeast For Biofuels

September 9, 2009 11:42 am | News | Comments

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu talks about promising cellulosic ethanol feedstocks and new research that allows yeast to convert simple sugars to biodiesel and gasoline by altering its metabolic pathway.

Merck Acquires China's Taizhu

September 9, 2009 6:05 am | News | Comments

BERLIN (AP) - German drug and chemical maker Merck KGaA said Wednesday that it has bought Chinese pigment company Suzhou Taizhu Technology Development Co. Ltd. in a deal that gives it more clout in a fast-growing market.

Embracing The Role

September 9, 2009 5:54 am | Blogs | Comments

By Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Manufacturing Group One of the great American traditions is that of embracing the plight of the little guy, the underdog, the one with all the odds stacked against them.

Munich Brewers Research Energy Savings

September 9, 2009 5:32 am | News | Comments

The brewing of beer is the most energy-intensive of all foodstuffs during production. A cool, freshly drawn beer has a dark side: it is among the most energy-intensive foodstuffs during production.

Bacteria Could Make Radioactive Materials Inert

September 9, 2009 5:14 am | News | Comments

By Nancy McMullen COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Lost Orphan Mine below the Grand Canyon hasn't produced uranium since the 1960s, but radioactive residue still contaminates the area.

New Rule Requires Faster Food Safety Reporting

September 9, 2009 4:55 am | News | Comments

MATTHEW PERRONE AP Business Writer - September 9, 2009 WASHINGTON (AP) - Food makers must alert government officials of potentially contaminated products within 24 hours under a new rule designed to help federal regulators spot food safety issues sooner.

Researchers Look For Cash In Switchgrass

September 9, 2009 4:38 am | News | Comments

MURRAY EVANS Associated Press Writer - September 9, 2009 ARDMORE, Okla. (AP) -

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