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Russia Aims To Lead Nanotechnology Industry

October 6, 2009 12:33 pm | News | Comments

MOSCOW (AP) - President Dmitry Medvedev says Russia is thinking big when it comes to nanotechnology. Medvedev told an international nanotechnology forum Tuesday that Russia aims to be a world leader in an industry he said has vast potential.

Absorption Sensor For Process Automation

October 6, 2009 12:15 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Optek’s AF26 dual-channel absorption sensor is designed to automate manual processes and offer increased control of inline applications. The sensor: Measures color and concentrations using light at wavelengths of 380 to 1100 nm.

CRM: The Secret Ingredient

October 6, 2009 11:52 am | News | Comments

As with many a treasured recipes and favorite dish, Illes Seasonings & Flavors' name and genesis came from its founding family: current owner Rick Illes' grandfather, Dr. A.E.

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Optical Multi-Gas Monitors

October 6, 2009 11:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Precisive has introduced two new series of multi-gas industrial monitors for process automation. Based on its unique Tunable Filter Spectroscopy (TFS) technology, the OXS-3100 series is designed for measurement levels in the ppm to percent range, while the OXS-4100 is used for sub-ppm ranges.

Triple Offset Butterfly Valve

October 6, 2009 11:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

NEWAY Valve has introduced a triple offset design butterfly valve, designed for piping applications that require higher temperatures and pressure settings.

Back-Flushable Filter Cassette

October 6, 2009 10:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microdyn Technologies Inc. will introduce its new cassette system for the ultrafiltration of highly viscous media at the Chem Show in New York.

Beefed Up Coolers

October 6, 2009 9:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Julabo FL series of recirculating coolers now includes models with up to 20-kW cooling capacity. The series also features: Air and water cooled models. A pump supplying 80 lpm, up to 87 psi. Wide operating temperature range.  Chem Show Booth #547 www.

Manufacturing Footprint Optimization

October 6, 2009 6:47 am | News | Comments

By Raj G. Konanahalli and Russ Dillion, AlixPartners LLP Chances are, your competitors are quickly rightsizing their manufacturing footprint in response to today's deteriorating global market conditions. Improving operations within facilities is likely not enough.

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Fertilizer Maker Settles Alleged Clean Air Violations

October 6, 2009 5:31 am | News | Comments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Minnesota-based company accused of violating the Clean Air Act has agreed to spend about $30 million to improve air pollution controls at its sulfuric acid production plant in Louisiana, federal authorities announced Monday.

Unions: Chemical Safety Board Is Broken

October 6, 2009 5:23 am | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH - Several international unions representing hundreds of thousands of chemical workers again criticized the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), today for their report on the October 11, 2008, oleum release at INDSPEC Chemical Corporation in Petrolia, PA.

Boeing To Study Jet Fuel Made From Saltwater Plants

October 6, 2009 5:11 am | News | Comments

HONG KONG - Boeing today announced it is joining with Honeywell's UOP to commission a study on the sustainability of a leading family of saltwater-based plant candidates for renewable jet fuel. The study is being commissioned as part of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group consortium.

30 Soldiers Sue KBR Over Chemical Exposure

October 6, 2009 4:48 am | News | Comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Two subsidiaries of KBR Inc. are being sued by 30 members of the West Virginia National Guard who claim they were exposed to a toxic chemical while guarding a water plant in Iraq.

French Workers Free Boss At Dow Plant

October 6, 2009 4:34 am | News | Comments

Remy De La Mauviniere THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - October 6, 2009 SEMOY, France - Workers at a French chemical plant owned by the U.S. company Dow Chemical freed their boss Tuesday after holding him overnight to protest the closing of the factory in the Loire Valley.

Too Much Nano? Get Used To It

October 5, 2009 12:45 pm | Blogs | Comments

Tired of carbon nanotubes? Me, too. But with the Nikon Small World competition upon us, it seems I can't escape them.

Dow Chemical Unveils Solar Roof Shingles

October 5, 2009 12:32 pm | News | Comments

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) - Dow Chemical Co. on Monday introduced a solar roof shingle designed to be woven into a roofing system that uses standard asphalt shingles. The Midland, Mich.

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