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Advanced CO2-To-Fuel Process

November 4, 2009 11:23 am | News | Comments

How the CO2-to-fuel process is emulated on an industrial scale using encapsulated enzymes with a prolonged lifecycle.

What's That Smell? Ask The E-Nose

November 4, 2009 11:16 am | News | Comments

It's still being developed, but the electronic nose has great potential in industrial applications such as quality control and hazardous gas detection.

BLEVE Explosion Demonstration & Explanation

November 4, 2009 11:00 am | News | Comments

A demonstration showing how the liquid level in a tank affects the likelihood of a boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion (BLEVE).


Dirty Jobs: Bologna Meat Processing

November 4, 2009 10:20 am | News | Comments

Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs spends the day at a bologna meat processing plant. You probably don't want this guy working on your packaging line.

Clorox's Preemptive Strike

November 4, 2009 8:20 am | Blogs | Comments

Clorox is ahead of the game with its announcement to stop using chlorine to produce its consumer products. The chemical industry could be moving towards an ecosystem with centralized high-security facilities and satellite plants.

Merck To Complete $41B Schering-Plough Takeover

November 4, 2009 5:30 am | News | Comments

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) - Merck & Co. is set to complete its $41 billion acquisition of Schering-Plough Corp. later Tuesday, creating the world's second-largest drugmaker, behind Pfizer Inc. The companies expect the deal will close after the end of market trading Tuesday.

J & J Cutting Up To 7 Percent Of Work Force

November 4, 2009 4:58 am | News | Comments

By Damian J. Troise AP Business Writer - November 4, 2009 NEW YORK (AP) - Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday it will trim layers of management, cut thousands of jobs, and set other restructuring moves in order to save up to $900 million next year. The New Brunswick, N.J.

Settlement Reached After Plant Explosion

November 4, 2009 4:49 am | News | Comments

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Triumph Foods has reached a settlement with Missouri Gas Energy arising from a natural gas explosion during construction of the pork company's plant in St. Joseph.


Winning It At Home

November 4, 2009 4:30 am | Blogs | Comments

By Karen Langhauser, Editor-in-Chief, Food Manufacturing I’m trying hard not to blame myself for the Yankees’ Game 5 World Series loss. In my defense, the Yankees’ starting lineup was sans Posada, Matsui and Cabrera. AJ Burnett was pitching on short rest.

ExxonMobil Affiliate To Develop Battery Separator Films

November 4, 2009 4:21 am | News | Comments

HOUSTON (AP) - Exxon Mobil Chemical Co., one of the world's biggest petrochemical

Failing Sewage Plant Threatens MN Town

November 4, 2009 4:12 am | News | Comments

DAN GUNDERSON The Associated Press - November 4, 2009 WILLIAMS, Minn. (AP) - A sewage treatment plant in a small northern Minnesota town is failing and threatens to dump thousands of gallons of raw sewage into Lake of the Woods.

DuPont Sees 2010 Rebound, Pushes Overseas Sales

November 4, 2009 4:02 am | News | Comments

SANDY SHORE AP Business Writer - November 4, 2009 A leaner DuPont chemical company is pushing hard into China and other developing countries and said Tuesday it is in position to outperform markets that have been rattled by the recession. DuPont Co., based in Wilmington, Del.

DOE Announces Industrial Energy Efficiency Projects

November 4, 2009 3:38 am | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, DC - Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that the Department of Energy is awarding more than $155 million in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for 41 industrial energy efficiency projects across the country.

Pneumatic Conveying Systems (7012)

November 3, 2009 11:45 am | News | Comments

It's one thing to move materials during the production process, but when it's a finished product on the packaging line, choosing the right material handling system is essential.  Getting it wrong results in squandered production time and wasted raw materials.

Small, Powerful Dust Bin Vent Collector

November 3, 2009 11:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Donaldson Company has released the Torit® PowerCore® CPV-1 dust bin vent collector, featuring: A 20-70 percent smaller footprint compared with other bin vent collectors on the market.


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