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Lucy & Ethel: Pick-&-Place for the Next Generation

October 26, 2010 9:04 am | Comments

ABB and JLS committed to making Wolfgang Candy’s operations more agile by using flexible automation tools that can consistently, quickly and precisely accomplish the task at hand.

The Value of Laser-Driven Gas Analysis

October 26, 2010 6:29 am | Comments

Ease of implementation, low cost of ownership and the technology's level of cleanliness have made laser-driven gas analysis a very attractive option for some manufacturers.

Pesticide Analysis of Food Products

October 25, 2010 7:05 am | Comments

Conserve Italia processes around 650,000 tons of raw materials each year, and uses triple stage quadrupole mass spectrometers to achieve compliance with maximum residue limits.


Inactivation and sub-lethal injury of Escherichia coli in a copper water storage vessel: effect of inorganic and organic constituents.

October 22, 2010 8:38 pm | by Antoine van Leeuwenhoek | Comments

This study provides information on the effects of inorganic and organic constituents on inactivation and sub-lethal injury of Escherichia coli in water stored in a copper vessel. E. coli suspensions were stored for up to 24 h in copper vessels containing one of the following...

Total Cost of Ownership

October 21, 2010 11:34 am | Comments

Three equipment specialists discuss what you should consider when calculating total cost of ownership before a significant equipment purchase.

Natural Gas Feedstock Could Transform Chemical Manufacturing

October 19, 2010 12:36 pm | by Luke Simpson, Associate Editor | Comments

Siluria Technologies' president Alex Tkachenko speaks with Chem.Info about the natural gas-to-chemicals process, why scaling-up should not be a problem and how the technology benefits chemical manufacturers.


Supplies & Inventory Control Trends

October 19, 2010 6:22 am | Comments

Michael A. Pulick and Deb Oler from Grainger U.S. answer questions about the trend towards consolidation and the manufacturer-supplier relationship.


Spawning Traffic Restored in Hydropower Rivers

October 18, 2010 6:58 am | Comments

A series of dams, built in the early 1960’s, created a dynamic resource for hydropower, but the fish passage system built into the design proved unsuccessful.


Future directions in neuropathic pain therapy: closing the translational loop.

October 16, 2010 8:38 pm | by Oncologist | Comments

In the majority of patients, existing therapies for neuropathic pain are far from effective. Furthermore, all current treatments are symptomatic rather than disease-modifying or curative. A range of therapeutic modalities is emerging, targeting a variety of mechanisms, but...

Company: Corn-Based Plastic Packaging is Greener, Healthier

October 15, 2010 6:59 am | by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Through a life cycle study of PLA packaging, Stonyfield Farm Inc. found that it is a better option than polystyrene, in terms of energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and human health.


MD Egg Farm to Build Manure-to-Energy Plant

October 15, 2010 6:47 am | Comments

The 2.5 megawatt plant will turn manure into gas to produce electricity and keep the waste from being spread as fertilizer on farm land, where it can run off into waterways.  


Environmentalists Want EPA to Set Rules for Oil Dispersant Use

October 15, 2010 6:40 am | Comments

Cynthia Sarthou of the Gulf Restoration Network says the oil industry should never again be allowed to dump hundreds of thousands of gallons of dispersant into the sea as a preferred method of response to an oil spill.


Converting CO2 into High Value Renewable Chemicals

October 15, 2010 5:53 am | Comments

Mantra’s electroreduction of carbon dioxide technology combines captured CO2 with water to produce high value materials, including formic acid, formate salts, oxalic acid and methanol.


Equipment Q&A: Capital Equipment Tax Incentives

October 12, 2010 12:56 pm | Comments

Chem.Info speaks with industry experts about how tax cuts for capital equipment and lending measures will affect the processing industry.


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