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Beyond Poland:Air Products Looks to Central Europe

February 12, 2007 3:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Air Products' acquisition of BOC Gazy in Poland will allow the U.S. industrial gases company to take advantage of Central Europe's strong growth. In addition, the acquisition will serve as a bridge to the Ukraine, Russia, and other countries in Eastern Europe as these markets expand.

Intrinsically Safe Operator Panels

February 12, 2007 3:54 am | News | Comments

Termex intrinsically safe text and graphic panels from Pepperl+Fuchs feature a monochrome LC display for flexible and cost-effective PLC and computer-based operation and monitoring of machines and processes located in hazardous areas.

New at Purdue

February 12, 2007 3:54 am | News | Comments

Purdue University has a new technique to identify bacteria, including E. coli, without the time-consuming treatments usually required. Called desorption electrospray ionization, it could be used to create fast, accurate detectors for food safety and homeland security applications.


New Chemical Makes Removing Gum a Snap

February 12, 2007 3:54 am | News | Comments

Bubble gum's days as an urban eyesore may be coming to an end. Revolymer Ltd., a startup company based in Wales, UK, has developed a new chemical base for chewing gum that allows it to be removed easily from pavements and other surfaces.

Filter Know-How

February 12, 2007 3:54 am | News | Comments

Mott Corp., Farmington, CT, has all-metal inertial gas sampling filters that allow the collection of particle-free samples from virtually any gas stream, even those that are very hot or heavily contaminated.

Online Innovation

February 12, 2007 3:54 am | News | Comments

Pennsylvania has launched an online reporting system to help emergency responders take care of incidents involving hazardous chemicals. The PATTS system, which will replace paper reports, will store data about the presence of harmful substances throughout the state.

Juggling Act

February 12, 2007 3:53 am | Articles | Comments

We've heard what's being done by industry associations to remedy some of the industry's biggest challenges, but at CHEM.INFO we want to hear how our readers are tackling — or planning to tackle — their toughest issues.

Handy Checklist:How to ImprovePumpKnow-How andCut Downtime

February 12, 2007 3:52 am | Articles | Comments

A diligently maintained pump can reduce your costs while increasing efficiency. This review offers suggestions for minimizing pumping time, cutting fuel consumption, and ultimately boosting profits By Mike Austen Make sure all fittings are airtight.


Smart Energy: Finding Gold in the Air Power Equation

February 12, 2007 3:52 am | Articles | Comments

You can reduce energy costs for ventilation and emission control systems with careful attention to volumetric flow rate, pressure, density, and fan efficiency. Here's how to meet the challenge

Vacuum Conveyors (1776)

February 8, 2007 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

C-Series vacuum conveyors powered by pneumatically driven vacuum pumps transport up to 10-15 tons/hour of powders and granules.

Robotic Palletizing System

February 8, 2007 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

A new robotic palletizing system combines non-robotic layer-forming technology with a robotic palletizer to transfer and stack a full layer of product at a time using a roller curtain.

Diaphragm Metering Pump (1780)

February 8, 2007 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The 500AR Series hydraulic diaphragm metering pump is designed with an automatic air release valve to be used in sodium hypochlorite service or with other chemicals that off-gas at room temperature.

Internet/Ethernet Counter

February 8, 2007 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Available in PC-board and standalone versions, the iFPX Internet/Ethernet frequency pulse transmitter works with most conventional counting inputs (up to 500 kHz).

Structured Packing for Acid Applications

February 8, 2007 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Flexeramic structured packing promises high capacity and efficiency while providing a lower pressure drop than other products on the market.

Wet-Mix Process Systems

February 8, 2007 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Custom engineered wet-mix process systems featuring colloid mills and positive displacement feed pumps are packaged to achieve specific customer requirements for emulsifying, dispersion, and particle size reduction.


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