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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.

Bayer, Thermo Fisher Get New CEOs

September 15, 2009 4:45 am | News | Comments

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) - Scientific instrument maker Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. said Tuesday that it has promoted Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Marc N. Casper to the roles of president and CEO, effective Oct. 15.

Top 50 Chemicals Toxic To Kids

September 15, 2009 4:26 am | News | Comments

PHUONG LE Associated Press Writer - September 15, 2009 SEATTLE (AP) - In 2008, Washington became the first state in the U.S. to pass a law requiring manufacturers to report whether certain products contain chemicals toxic to children.


Safety Board Rejects Slim Jim Recommendations

September 14, 2009 11:28 am | News | Comments

MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer - September 14, 2009 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Federal safety officials have rejected a series of urgent recommendations that investigators offered after an explosion at a Slim Jim factory in North Carolina killed three people.

Processing With Industrial PCs

September 14, 2009 10:55 am | News | Comments

In today's world of steel making, profit margins are as thin as sheet metal. That makes the margin of error at the Timken Faircrest plant in Canton, OH even thinner for the utilization of time, equipment and raw material.

Soldier Suing KBR Over Iraq Toxin

September 14, 2009 10:36 am | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A retired Pittsburgh soldier has joined dozens of others nationwide in suing a contractor for exposure to a dangerous chemical while he guarded a water treatment plant in Iraq. Glen Bootay's federal lawsuit was filed Friday against KBR Inc.

Breathe Pure Air

September 14, 2009 10:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Purair 5 ductless fume hoods from Air Science USA feature: OSHA, ANSI standards compliance. Ductless design that eliminates installation costs and allows the unit to be positioned over a sink or benchtop apparatus.

Discharge Difficult Materials

September 14, 2009 10:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

The FloMaster Circular Bin Discharger from Schenck Process is a compact and totally enclosed positive discharge aid for hoppers and silos where the material to be handled has characteristics that make it difficult to discharge or control.

Modular Ammonium Sensors

September 14, 2009 9:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new S10 and S17 ammonium sensors from Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD) consist of two universal sensors and replaceable electrode cartridges. The S10 sensor is an immersion or an insertion style sensor that uses a 0.

Safe, Ergonomic Pallet Trucks & Stackers

September 14, 2009 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

BASCO is now offering a complete line of WESCO® brand Walkie pallet trucks and stackers, featuring: Load capacities of 2,200 lbs. for the stacker and 4,400 lbs. for the walkie pallet truck, with 59” to 65.5” turning radii.


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