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Stimulus Could Boost Ailing Chemical Industry

February 27, 2009 7:31 am | News | Comments

Chemical makers stand to get a much-needed boost as an indirect recipient of the billions in government money promised in the stimulus package signed by President Obama.

Companies Join To Develop And Commercialize A New Clean Coal Carbon Capture Technology

February 27, 2009 7:28 am | News | Comments

ThermoEnergy Corporation ("ThermoEnergy" - OTC Bulletin Board: TMEN), and Babcock Power Inc. of Danvers, MA announce the formation of a limited liability company to be called Babcock-Thermo Carbon Capture LLC, to develop and commercialize a new and advanced carbon capture power plant design.

New Generation Biofuels To Provide Delta Chemical Corporation With Renewable Biofuel For Cleaver-Brooks Boiler Test

February 23, 2009 10:45 am | News | Comments

LAKE MARY, Fla., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc.

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Water Plants Reopen After Chemical Leak In China

February 23, 2009 10:29 am | News | Comments

Two water plants shut for three days after a massive chemical leak in eastern China resumed operation Monday, local officials and state media confirmed.

Nova Chemicals Agrees To International Petroleum Buyout

February 23, 2009 10:25 am | News | Comments

Nova Chemicals Corp., Canada's largest plastics producer, said Monday that it has agreed to be acquired by International Petroleum Investment Co. for $6 per share, or about $499.2 million.

Total Subsidiary On Trial In Deadly French Blast

February 23, 2009 10:09 am | News | Comments

A subsidiary of French oil giant Total and a former factory director went on trial Monday for an explosion at a chemical plant eight years ago that killed 30 people and injured thousands.

More In Control Of Your Plant By Honing In On Hydraulic Systems

February 23, 2009 6:42 am | Articles | Comments

Hydraulic systems play a critical role in press operation, enabling the transfer and concentration of enormous force to press metal into desirable shapes in very hostile environments.  However, conventional hydraulic systems can be highly inefficient, and lack the precise control necessary to achieve the highest levels of quality and productivity.

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Processing Outlook Report: Food & Beverage Segment

February 20, 2009 9:13 am | Articles | Comments

Survey results would indicate that this segment has not been hit as hard as others by current economic conditions.

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Processing Outlook Report: Fuel Refinement Segment

February 20, 2009 9:11 am | Articles | Comments

Although this segment has been hit hard in recent years due to natural disasters in the Gulf of Mexico and a lack of interest in building more refineries, it is still surprising to see that investments in this sector could take a pretty dramatic step backwards in 2009.

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Processing Outlook Report: General Chemical Production Segment

February 20, 2009 9:08 am | Articles | Comments

As could be expected with a general grouping like this, which includes a wider range of facilities with varying production focuses, responses show some interesting ranges.

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Processing Outlook Report: Materials Processing Segment

February 20, 2009 9:06 am | Articles | Comments

Although this encompasses a range of facilities with varying plants, respondents seem to be unified in taking a less severe, yet cautious attitude when looking ahead to 2009 purchases.

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Processing Outlook Report: Pharmaceuticals Segment

February 20, 2009 9:04 am | Articles | Comments

While the processing marketplace is not immune to cutbacks, the pharmaceuticals segment offers more promise than most.

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Processing Outlook Report: Resins & Plastics Segment

February 20, 2009 9:01 am | Articles | Comments

The most significant issues for this sector seem to stem from fewer capital equipment purchases being made over one year ago, and as a result, maintenance costs have increased, thereby impacting operational efficiency.

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Processing Outlook Report: Pulp & Paper

February 20, 2009 8:27 am | Articles | Comments

As could be expected with the changes in its business climate, this segment will not be among the most dynamic when it comes to purchasing in 2009.

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2009 Processing Outlook Report

February 20, 2009 5:51 am | Articles | Comments

While at a slower pace than last year, survey respondents show that a strong interest in purchasing new equipment and implementing new technology still persists.

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