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Second Lead Poisoning Case Hits China, 1,300 Sick

August 21, 2009 4:38 am | News | Comments

Alexa Olesen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - August 21, 2009 BEIJING - China has detained two factory officials after 1,300 children were poisoned by pollution from a manganese processing plant, days after emissions from a lead smelter in another province sickened hundreds.

Workplace Suicides Rise 28 Percent

August 21, 2009 4:24 am | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) - Workplace suicides surged 28 percent last year, the Labor Department said Thursday, as experts said anxious workers watched colleagues depart in a rash of layoffs and faced survivor's guilt.

Big Time Data Management

August 20, 2009 1:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Canary Labs has released the Canary Trend Historian version 8.0, designed to ease the task of collecting, storing, managing, and automatically validating vast quantities of time series data. Features of the system include: Writing performance exceeding 3.

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Chemical Plant Fined $731,000 For MNT Blast

August 20, 2009 12:32 pm | News | Comments

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - First Chemical Corp. will pay the federal government $731,000 in civil penalties for an October 2002 explosion at the company's Pascagoula plant. The U.S.

Brewing Over Private Labeling

August 20, 2009 12:27 pm | Blogs | Comments

Karen Langhauser, Editor-in-Chief, Food Manufacturing My friends are constantly inviting me “out for coffee.” Now, I like coffee - I drink at least three cups a day - but coffee is not recreational to me; it’s functional.

DuPont To Expand Tedlar Line

August 20, 2009 11:56 am | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) -- Chemical giant DuPont said Thursday it will invest $120 million to increase production of a component used in solar cells as the company anticipates rapid growth in the photovoltaic market in the next several years. Wilmington, Del.

Wireless Connectors, Batteries Included

August 20, 2009 9:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega's new MWTC series of wireless thermocouple connectors are available in standard J, K, T, E, R, S, B, C, or N type calibration.

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Centrifugal Pumps With Options Galore (5694)

August 20, 2009 9:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

FRIATEC offers a complete line of horizontal and vertical metallic and non-metallic centrifugal pumps for corrosive and abrasive services.

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Walking Beam Synchronous Automation Platform

August 20, 2009 8:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Almac Industrial Systems has added the Walking Beam to its product portfolio. When engineers think about synchronous automated assembly systems, they most often picture rotary indexing dials or carousels. But there is another synchronous automation platform.

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Hydrogen-Powered Harley

August 19, 2009 1:24 pm | News | Comments

The power emissions control (PEC) generator uses the Harley's charging system to pass an electrical charge through a series of electrodes that are separated by water chambers.

Creating An Impenetrable Wastewater Wall

August 19, 2009 1:00 pm | News | Comments

Maintaining extremely high-quality effluent levels is an absolute necessity. Bio-Microbics introduces a new generation of wastewater treatment solutions, the BioBarrier membrane bioreactor, to help meet the increasingly stringent needs of these specialized applications.

And The Oscar Goes To: 3M

August 19, 2009 12:54 pm | News | Comments

Directed by Bang-Yao Liu for his senior project at Savannah College of Art and Design, the story stems from Bang-Yao's constant battle with deadlines and Post-it notes.

If You Can't Handle The Heat ...

August 19, 2009 12:26 pm | News | Comments

This video depicts news coverage of a major chemical explosion - or a series of chemical explosions - at Barton Solvents in Des Moines, IA.

EPA - R.I.P.

August 19, 2009 8:54 am | Blogs | Comments

By Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Chem.Info One of the more interesting green developments in recent months has been Wal-Mart’s decision to initiate greater sustainability standards in the products they’ll purchase and re-sell.

U.S. Loses WTO Appeal In Dispute With Japan

August 19, 2009 5:45 am | News | Comments

BRADLEY S. KLAPPER Associated Press Writer - August 19, 2009 GENEVA (AP)

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