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Alliance Collaborates On Producing Bio-Based Plasticizers

November 5, 2008 4:32 am | Comments

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), a food processing company, Battelle, a developer of new sciences and technology, and PolyOne Corp., a $2.7 billion polymer material and service provider, recently announced a collaborative effort to develop bio-based plasticizers that can be used to make softer, more flexible plastic products.

Rescuing The Twinkie

November 5, 2008 4:32 am | Comments

I recently learned that the makers of one of the most delicious entrees ever to grace a 7-Eleven’s counter has been in bankruptcy for the better part of the last four years.

A Watchful Eye With Smarts For Hot Tanks

November 5, 2008 4:32 am | Comments

Several hot tanks at the refinery are fitted with wireless temperature transmitters as a cost-effective means of keeping control room operators informed of internal tank conditions. This enables them to maintain temperature uniformity in the tanks, thereby preventing the formation of cold spots in which trapped moisture can lead to extensive damage-with repairs costing up to $200,000 per tank, according to the company.


Teamwork Breeds Efficiency, Efficiency Will Prevail

October 23, 2008 7:54 am | Comments

Efficiency. Whether it's energy, cost, time, I think we can all agree efficiency is crucial to success in the processing industry. As I think about all the forms of efficiency on the minds of processing plant engineers and managers, it gets me thinking: what about workplace efficiency?

From Single-Source to Best- of-Breed

October 21, 2008 5:18 am | Comments

Bullet List Performance of the MBR System. The most important consideration in the retrofit of an existing MBR is the performance of the biological system. In many cases, poor performance in the bioreactor will result in problems with membrane performance. In such situations, changes to the biological treatment system may be needed to improve the system. Simply changing the membrane modules may not be sufficient.

Waste? Not!

October 21, 2008 5:18 am | Comments

By Jeff Reinke In light of the somewhat overwhelmingly negative economic news that we’ve all been inundated with, I found it refreshing when a release to the contrary came across my computer screen.

I'm Not Eavesdropping - I'm Learning

September 29, 2008 10:38 am | Comments

Chem.Info editor Carrie Ellis sounds off about the value that can be unearthed at industry events like National Manufacturing Week and Schneider Electric's Initi@tive 2008

Gathering The Perfect Storm For Soaring Electricity Costs

September 25, 2008 11:10 am | Comments

By Bob Zak Industrial manufacturers consume roughly one-third of the power utilized in the US. This fact is not lost on utilities and energy service providers.


Not 'For The Birds?'

September 25, 2008 11:10 am | Comments

Ford Mennel is a plant manager for The Mennel Milling Co., a fifth-generation family flour-milling company (founded in Roanoke, VA, in 1886) that enjoys a reputation for quality, service and uniformity of product.

Annual Energy Savings Of $675,000 Due To VOC Abatement

September 25, 2008 11:10 am | Comments

Operating two regenerative thermal oxidizers (RTOs) for the last 25 years, Soliant LLC of Lancaster, SC considered what repairs were needed to keep them operating reliably

A Mix Of Requirements

September 25, 2008 11:10 am | Comments

Chemical companies are faced with increasingly global supply chains, shorter delivery timelines and tighter product specifications at a time when production costs are rising across the board, from raw materials to energy.

More Mechanical Power Transmission

September 16, 2008 7:05 am | Comments

Maska is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of sheaves, bushings, couplings and related mechanical power transmission components, whereas Baldor markets, designs and manufactures industrial electric motors, power transmission products, drives and generators.

Water & Wastewater Treatment Market Info

September 16, 2008 7:05 am | Comments

Chemineer Inc. recently released a Water and Wastewater Treatment market brochure featuring an overview of its extensive product line that satisfies a range of applications in the water and wastewater industry.

Click, Click & Save Time With New Online Feature

September 16, 2008 7:05 am | Comments

When visiting the enhanced site, you can input your contact information, application requirements and any other additional information, and simply submit it to the company.

An Overflow Of Flowmeter Calibration Capabilities

September 16, 2008 7:05 am | Comments

Flow Dynamics Inc., a provider of primary standard, NIST-traceable calibrations for all types of flowmeters, has expanded its Scottsdale, AZ flow laboratory capabilities to provide calibrations for all COX Instruments turbine flowmeters.


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