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ITW Acquires Family-Owned M & C

July 31, 2007 12:04 pm | News | Comments

ITW Performance Polymers, an Illinois Tool Works company, has acquired M&C Specialties Co., a Pennsylvania-based contract manufacturer of custom-fabricated die-cut adhesive components, tapes, and labels. M&C also sells adhesive subassemblies, foils, and double- and single-coated foams.

Hose Material Meets FDA Standards

July 31, 2007 12:04 pm | News | Comments

Urebrade polyurethane hose, manufactured by NewAge Industries in Southampton, PA, is now made from non-toxic ingredients that conform to FDA's standard 177.2600 (rubber articles intended for repeated use).

Flow Instruments Get IEC Approval

July 31, 2007 12:04 pm | News | Comments

Designed for precision flow switching and measurement in rugged industrial applications, the FLT93 switch, ST98 flowmeter, and GF90 and GF92 flowmeters from Fluid Components International in San Marcos, CA, have received IEC/IECEx approvals for safe use.


Gas Detector With SIL 2 Rating

July 31, 2007 12:04 pm | News | Comments

With microprocessor-based intelligence and a true-fail-to-safe design, the IR2100 infrared point gas detector from General Monitors, Lake Forest, CA, is now rated SIL 2 suitable. It continuously monitors hydrocarbon gases and vapors within the lower explosive limit.

Zant Becomes President of Midland

July 31, 2007 12:04 pm | News | Comments

Thomas Zant has been appointed president of Midland Manufacturing in Skokie, IL. He brings a broad experience in engineering, lean manufacturing, and international operations to Midland after spending the past four years with Siemens Water Technologies/U.S. Filter Corp.

Airlanco Names New Operations Manager

July 31, 2007 12:04 pm | News | Comments

Airlanco, Falls City, NE, has promoted veteran engineer Doug Watkins to the position of operations manager. Watkins previously worked in machining, equipment design, and plant management prior to joining the company's engineering staff as a project manager six years ago.

Corrosion College: Knowledge Beats Desert Heat

July 27, 2007 5:38 am | News | Comments

The professionals at K & F Electric are electrical contractors specializing in the water and waste industry, where applications are known for extremely corrosive environments in which unprotected electrical products can deteriorate quickly, cause safety concerns, and increase costs.

Spiral Elements (2550)

July 27, 2007 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spirapro TFC SR3 and TFC reverse osmosis (RO) spiral elements can be used for pharmaceutical and fine chemical applications.


Wet-Mix Process Systems (2548)

July 26, 2007 1:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

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

10 Technologies You Shouldn't Miss

July 17, 2007 11:18 am | Articles | Comments

In a recent survey, we asked readers what they most want to find in the pages of CHEM.INFO magazine. Innovation was the top response. In fact, it was the most popular and passionate request. As a result, we have searched the marketplace for innovative ideas and have assembled this special report examining 10 cutting-edge technologies. We hope they help you bring innovation into your plant.


Chemical Packaging: Plastic Shatters Costs of Glass

July 12, 2007 8:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

When Spectrum Chemicals & Laboratory Products, a division of Spectrum Chemical Mfg. Corp., decided to switch from amber glass bottles to plastic bottles, it needed a high-quality plastic that would be compatible with most of its products.

Something Special in Separation Technology

July 9, 2007 5:42 am | Articles | Comments

The synthesis of most elastomers is carried out either by solution or emulsion polymerization. After the polymerization step, the polymer is separated from the solvent or emulsifying agents. This separation requires several process steps including coagulation, stripping, various mechanical separation stages, and finally drying. Beyond that, the existing technologies are energy consuming, waste solvent must be incinerated, and the installation of main and ancillary equipment occupies large spaces. The disadvantages of the solution and emulsion polymerization processes can be solved with the direct devolatilization process of elastomers contained in polymer solutions or polymer emulsion.

Getting Inside CPVC Piping for Wastewater Treatment Use

July 5, 2007 12:18 pm | Articles | Comments

CPVC is an attractive alternative for wastewater treatment facilities because of its corrosion resistance, mechanical strength, and life-cycle economics. Here’s a real-world look at its strengths and capabilities.

Fuel for Thought: How to Keep Ethanol Production Green

July 5, 2007 11:27 am | Articles | Comments

An ethanol developer's speed to market, permitting expenses, material logistics, energy source, and selected co-products all relate to the dryer type and air pollution control technology decisions.

12 Key Rules When Dealing With Gas Control Systems

July 5, 2007 11:14 am | Articles | Comments

It's essential to understand material compatibility issues — and your options — when selecting pressure and flow control devices for calibration and sampling of reactive gases in the chemical process and quality control laboratory.


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