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Notes From The Real World

November 23, 2009 5:23 am | Blogs | Comments

By Mike Rainone, Co-Founder, PCDworks To offer an alternative to my usual rant, this month I thought I'd share some hard-earned insights with those of you who have an insane itch to develop, manufacture, and sell your own products.

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Breaking Down Conveying System Complexity

November 23, 2009 5:07 am | News | Comments

Evaluating and choosing a pneumatic conveying system should not be a complicated process.

New Dow Adhesives To Debut At Label Expo Asia 2009

November 23, 2009 4:32 am | News | Comments

SHANGHAI (Business Wire) - When two world-class pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) forces come together, a PSA powerhouse is bound to be formed.

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Ethanol Plant Sues Gas Provider For Pipeline Explosion

November 23, 2009 4:19 am | News | Comments

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The owners of a Lexington ethanol plant and their insurer are suing a subsidiary of a Houston-based natural gas provider they say is responsible for an explosion and fire that shut down the plant for weeks.

Venezuela Plans To Annul Bayer Drug Patents

November 23, 2009 4:06 am | News | Comments

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's trade minister says the government plans to annul the pharmaceutical patents for an antibiotic produced by Bayer HealthCare.

Not Enough Woody Biomass For Biofuels

November 23, 2009 3:59 am | News | Comments

JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer - November 23, 2009 PARK FALLS, Wisconsin (AP)

GHS Values Added To Chemical Inventory System

November 20, 2009 11:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

ChemSW, Inc. has released a new capability in its CISPro Global and CISPro Live chemical inventory systems that allows users to define and identify GHS values for chemicals in the CISPro database.

Self-Cleaning Magnetic Drum Separators

November 20, 2009 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

IMI's Magnetic Drum Separators provide ferrous metal removal from dry, bulk products in free-flowing processing systems. By nature of design, the units are continously self-cleaning. Material enters the top of the housing and flows across the surface of the drum.

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Titrator Tasks Are One Click Away

November 20, 2009 10:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

METTLER TOLEDO has released the new G20 Compact Titrator, designed for basic applications. Features of the titrator include: One Click™ user interface, optimized for direct access to all routine tasks.

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Ramen Noodle Plant Expands During Recession

November 20, 2009 4:45 am | News | Comments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A ramen noodle factory in Chesterfield County is expanding. Maruchan Virginia Inc. announced Thursday that it has completed a new manufacturing line, which will add 50 jobs. The $18 million project is the ninth manufacturing line at the Chesterfield plant.

TX Plant Won't Incinerate Mexican Hazardous Waste

November 20, 2009 4:33 am | News | Comments

JOHN McFARLAND Associated Press Writer - November 20, 2009 DALLAS (AP) - A southeast Texas industrial plant is scrapping plans to import and incinerate 20,000 tons of hazardous materials from Mexico, the facility's general manager said.

Lifting Dock Safety Standards

November 20, 2009 4:21 am | News | Comments

Joe Manone, Vice President, Rite-Hite Corporation Nearly 100 workers are killed each year in the United States as a result of forklift-related incidents.

Emerging Municipal Waste Feedstock Biofuel Companies

November 20, 2009 3:53 am | News | Comments

Jim Lane Biofuels Digest - November 20, 2009 In a recent poll, Biofuels Digest readers identified “waste biomass” as the hottest feedstock - and with 5-6 pounds of garbage being produced per person, per day in the U.S.

P & G Recalls Vicks Nasal Spray After Bacteria Found

November 20, 2009 3:27 am | News | Comments

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Procter & Gamble Co. has recalled some 120,000 bottles of Vicks Sinex nasal spray after the company found bacteria in samples during routine testing. Spokesman Tom Millikin described the voluntary recall as a precaution after small amounts of the B.

Factory Chief Acquitted Over AZF Disaster That Killed 31

November 19, 2009 11:51 am | News | Comments

AUDREY SOMMAZI & JOHANNA DECORSE Associated Press Writers - November 19, 2009

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