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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.

A Universal Seal

November 3, 2009 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Flowserve Corporation has launched the ISC2 series of cartridge seals, designed to fit a large range of pump models in order to reduce inventory and downtime. The series features: Thermal management technology, which tolerates short-term dry run events without overheating.

Wash-Down Stainless Steel Conveyors

November 3, 2009 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Specialty Equipment has a new line of stainless steel conveyors, designed for handling drums, pallets or IBCs in wash down applications. Features of this chain driven roller conveyor include: Loads of 500 to 5,000 lbs.

Multiphysics 4.0 Modeling & Simulation

November 3, 2009 10:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

COMSOL has released the beta edition of its Multiphysics 4.0 modeling and simulation environment. Version 4.0 includes the COMSOL Desktop™, a new user interface that makes it easy for users to build and run simulations.

E.Coli Affects East Coast, Elton John

November 3, 2009 4:39 am | News | Comments

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Contaminated fresh ground beef caused a possible E. coli outbreak that killed two people and sent 16 others to hospitals, federal health officials said Monday. Twenty-eight people may have become ill after eating beef produced by Fairbank Farms of Ashville, N.Y.


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