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Virtual Plant Training

September 28, 2009 12:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The EYESim™ virtual reality immersive training solution from Invensys Operations Management is now available to help engineers and operators see and safely interact with the plant and the processes they control.

Six-Port Valve Multi-Burette

September 28, 2009 11:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mettler Toledo has released the Liquid Handler, a 50 mL multi-burette with integrated drive for accurate dosing of aqueous or non-aqueous liquids using a six-port valve. Each port is individually assignable, allowing dosing of up to four different liquids.

Fine Material Vibratory Screening Sifter

September 28, 2009 11:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Cleveland Vibrator Co. has released the Twin Motor Sifter vibratory screener, engineered with three control variables: vibrator force, frequency, and drive angle. The sifter features: Three-dimensional motion that ultimately results in greater throughput.

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Programmable Mass Flowmeter & Totalizer

September 28, 2009 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega’s FMA-4100/4300 series programmable mass flowmeters can display flow rate in 23 different volumetric flow or mass flow engineering units including a user specific selection. The flow meters also feature: A programmable flow totalizer. High and low flow alarm.

IBM Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Moving Atoms

September 28, 2009 9:14 am | News | Comments

On September 28, 1989, Don Eigler became the first person in history to move and control an individual atom.

Poet Gets More Money For Cellulosic Ethanol

September 28, 2009 6:25 am | News | Comments

SIOUX FALL, S.D. (AP) - Sioux Falls-based Poet is getting more federal money for its effort to turn corn cobs into cellulosic ethanol. Poet plans a $250 million plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa, that is expected to produce about 25 million gallons of ethanol per year when it opens in 2011.

Report: Kraft Could Make Hostile Bid For Cadbury

September 28, 2009 6:15 am | News | Comments

Kraft Foods Inc. is poised to launch a hostile bid for British candy maker Cadbury PLC, The Observer said Sunday, citing unnamed sources. Kraft earlier this month made a $16.7 billion stock-and-cash proposal that was rebuffed by the U.K. confectionary company.

Glass Stockpiles Too Costly To Recycle

September 28, 2009 6:05 am | News | Comments

MEAD GRUVER Associated Press Writer - September 28, 2009 CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - After working out at a gym, Amy Mahaffy dropped off a half-dozen glass jars in a city recycling container before heading home. The containers however won't end up being recycled any time soon.

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BP Interested In Kuwait's Chinese Refinery

September 28, 2009 5:26 am | News | Comments

KUWAIT CITY (AP) - Oil giant BP PLC is interested in teaming up with Kuwait in a planned $9 billion joint venture refinery project in southern China, a senior Kuwaiti official said Monday.

50 Million Compounds Counting

September 28, 2009 5:10 am | Blogs | Comments

Paul Livingstone, Senior Editor, R&D Magazine As of Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, the Chemical Abstracts Service hit a milestone of impressive scale: more than 50 million organic and inorganic compounds are now characterized and catalogued within its database.

J & J Recalls Liquid Tylenol

September 28, 2009 4:59 am | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) - Johnson & Johnson's McNeil unit is voluntarily recalling 57 lots of infants' and children's liquid Tylenol products because of possible bacterial contamination.

Solvay Sells Pharma Operations To Abbott

September 28, 2009 4:45 am | News | Comments

BRUSSELS (AP) - Solvay, the Belgian chemicals and drugs maker, announced Monday it would sell its entire pharmaceutical business to Abbott Laboratories for euro4.5 billion ($6.6 billion) in cash. The deal's value could jump to euro5.2 billion ($7.

Lead Poisons 121 More Children In China

September 28, 2009 4:36 am | News | Comments

BEIJING (AP) - Medical tests have shown at least 121 children living near a battery plant in eastern China are suffering from lead poisoning, the latest in a recent string of such cases that have affected hundreds.

Mixing It Up With Marion

September 25, 2009 11:24 am | Articles | Comments

Marion President Doug Grunder discusses the future of processing mixers.

Fighting Fire With Fire

September 25, 2009 11:02 am | Articles | Comments

Columbus Chemical emerges stronger than ever—after a chemical blast and fire destroyed parts of its facility—due to an explosion-proof disaster recovery plan.

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