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P & G Aggressively Cutting Prices

September 18, 2009 5:56 am | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Procter & Gamble Co., maker of Tide laundry detergent and Gillette shavers, rose Friday after a Citi Investment Research analyst upgraded the stock to "Buy," praising the company's new price-cutting strategy. Shares rose $1.82, or 3.3 percent, to $57.

Company To Close Ind. Chemical Factory

September 18, 2009 5:44 am | News | Comments

ASHLEY, Ind. (AP) - A company that makes household chemicals plans to close a northeastern Indiana factory where 55 people work. Chemtura Corp. has asked a New York bankruptcy court to let it consolidate operations at its Bio-Lab Inc. plant in Ashley into a Georgia factory.

"Brand New" Biochemical Has Some History

September 18, 2009 5:36 am | News | Comments

Luke Simpson, Associate Editor, Chem.Info An article posted Wednesday on reported on the work being done by Minnesota-based biotech startup Segentis, and a “brand new” molecule that they are producing from cellulosic biomass: levulinic ketal.


Algae In The House

September 18, 2009 5:26 am | News | Comments

Jim Lane Biofuels Digest - September 17, 2009 In Washington, although some say that

Urban Streams Contaminated By Road Salt

September 18, 2009 5:08 am | News | Comments

STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press Writer - September 17, 2009 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Many urban streams have become salty enough to harm aquatic life, largely because of salt used for deicing roads in the winter, according to a new government study released Wednesday. The U.S.

Sidestream Filtration Of Cooling Systems

September 17, 2009 12:30 pm | News | Comments


Serena, You’re Hired

September 17, 2009 10:22 am | Blogs | Comments

By David Mantey, Editor, PD&D “Hey, Old Man River, zip it or I’ll break your hip.

Controlling Motor Inefficiencies

September 17, 2009 9:35 am | News | Comments

By Christian Fritz, Product Marketing Manager, and Brian MacCleery, Senior Product Manager,


Arkema To Build Nanotube Pilot Plant

September 17, 2009 6:48 am | News | Comments

Arkema has announced the construction of a carbon nanotube (CNT) pilot production plant at its Mont site (France, Pyrenees-Atlantiques).

Humid, Hazardous Environment Transducer

September 17, 2009 6:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Balluff's new Micropulse® ProCompact linear position transducer has a Micropulse ProCompact rod-style transducer that incorporates field-proven, non-contact magnetostrictive technology into welded, hermetically-sealed stainless steel housing.

Collect Samples Directly From Process Piping

September 16, 2009 12:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments

September 16, 2009 Sure Seal, Inc., has launched its new SV series sampling system valves. The valves feature: A direct in-line closed-loop design that collects representative samples direct from the process piping or instrumentation loop without the need for flushing.

Raising The Roof

September 16, 2009 10:52 am | News | Comments

September 16, 2009 Footage of an explosion literally blowing the floating roof off a refinery storage tank after lighting bypassed the facility's lightning protection system and started a fire.

Extreme Maintenance

September 16, 2009 10:11 am | News | Comments

September 16, 2009 A bolt that wouldn't budge nearly stopped the $175 million replacement of Hubble's best survey camera.

Google's Cooling Water Treatment Plant

September 16, 2009 9:45 am | News | Comments

September 16, 2009 A tour of the 20,000 sq. ft. water treatment plant that Google built in Belgium to provide cooling water for its massive data center.

Clunker Recycling Pilot Plant

September 16, 2009 7:48 am | News | Comments

September 16, 2009 Currently, when a vahicle is junked, about 75 percent of it is recycled. Argonne National Laboratory's recycling pilot plant demonstrates how the remaining 25 percent, known as automobile shredder residue, can be separated into metals, polymers and waste.


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