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These Things We Do

September 16, 2009 5:44 am | Blogs | Comments

September 16, 2009 By Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Manufacturing Group Do you know the

Illegally Dumped Chemicals Kill 3 In China

September 16, 2009 5:27 am | News | Comments

September 16, 2009 SHANGHAI (AP) - Three people have died and an additional 17 required medical treatment after they were exposed to bags of a toxic chemical illegally dumped by a factory in eastern China, the local government said Wednesday.

Robot Sub Hunts Toxic Waste Off Italian Coast

September 16, 2009 5:11 am | News | Comments

ROME (AP) - Italian authorities have dispatched a robot submarine with a video camera to a shipwreck off the Calabrian coast to see if it's carrying radioactive waste dumped by the mob in a lucrative disposal racket.


Slim Jim Plant Blast Leads To NC Gas Code Changes

September 16, 2009 4:52 am | News | Comments

MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer - September 16, 2009 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Three months after an explosion at a Slim Jim factory in North Carolina killed three people, a state panel has made emergency changes to its gas guidelines despite federal inaction on the standards.

Jamaica Tightens Rules After Chemical Spill

September 16, 2009 4:44 am | News | Comments

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Companies handling corrosive materials along Kingston Harbor will soon be required to have special permits to ensure the safe operation of hazardous chemicals after a 300-ton (270 metric ton) sulfuric acid spill, officials said Tuesday.

Great Lakes Toxic Cleanups Lagging Badly

September 16, 2009 4:28 am | News | Comments

JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer - September 16, 2009 TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Cleanup of the most polluted sites in the Great Lakes is moving so slowly it will take 77 more years to finish the job at the existing pace, according to a federal report. The U.S.

Loyalty Leads The Way

September 15, 2009 12:53 pm | News | Comments

By Glenn Webb, Senior Product Specialist, Pump Solutions Group Loyalty is a trait in short supply these days. Baseball players who have been nurtured by an organization for upwards of a decade will brazenly chase the biggest free-agent contract.

Precision Low Pressure Regulator

September 15, 2009 12:32 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Industrial Products’ new Model M4100 pressure regulator is designed with a large diaphragm to provide high sensitivity and high accuracy for precision control in extreme low pressure applications, where output pressure must be continuously controlled to within +/- 0.


Improved Gas Detection

September 15, 2009 12:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Detcon has reengineered its gas detection sensor, named the Series 200 UniTox, to included a significantly-improved mechanical assembly.

Be ‘Explosion-Proof’

September 15, 2009 12:12 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Nilfisk CFM recently announced the launch of a new micro-site that specifically addresses the issue of potentially-dangerous combustible dust in the manufacturing industry. The website can be seen at .

Cooling & Relief Systems Caused Fla. Plant Blast

September 15, 2009 11:57 am | News | Comments

RON WORD Associated Press Writer - September 16, 2009 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -

Application Specific Gloves

September 15, 2009 10:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

West Chester Holdings has expanded its PosiGrip® line with dipped gloves for industrial and commercial applications. The gloves feature: Nylon or poly/cotton base material. Sizes from xs to xxl.

Ethanol's Ugly Sister: Solid Biofuels

September 15, 2009 6:57 am | Blogs | Comments

By Luke Simpson, Associate Editor, Chem.Info Solid biofuels aren’t getting as much coverage as the other biofuels currently being developed, and who’s surprised? Wood pellets are not nearly as sexy as fighter jet biofuel ( Navy To Test Biofuels In F-18A Super Hornets ).

Chart Industries To Lay Off 90 Workers

September 15, 2009 5:19 am | News | Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - A manufacturer that makes industrial heat exchangers in La Crosse says it will soon lay off 90 employees. Chart Industries Inc. says the slow global economy is forcing officials to make the layoffs, which are effective Sept. 28.

Plant To Cut Storage Of Deadly Chemical

September 15, 2009 5:10 am | News | Comments

INSTITUTE, W.Va. - Bayer CropScience reported last month that a West Virginia plant will reduce its storage of a toxic chemical that was in danger of being released in a deadly explosion nearly a year ago.


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