Ohio's Fairmount Minerals is one of the largest producers of industrial sand in the U.S., and its Illinois-based subsidiary, Wedron Silica, has been hard at work for more than a century. The sand is mined from the St. Peters Sandstone, which is a 200 million-year-old sand deposit that runs from Minnesota to Oklahoma.
Variations of the Paravisc modular mixing system from Ekato Corp. are being used for the production of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, gels, toothpastes, shampoos, and foodstuffs as well as paste-like products such as adhesives, paints, and building materials.
Nanomaterial manufacturer nGimat may have accidentally found a solution to some of industry's biggest environmental problems. The company's ionic liquid solvents, stumbled upon during non-related precursor work, are now being developed to make industrial processes run cleaner and consume less energy.
Manufacturers do not need reminding that in today's litigious and safety conscious climate, a solid metal detection process is crucial. As they strive for greater automation and uptime, compliance with legislation and good manufacturing practice (GMP), manufacturers want a metal detector that does more than just prevent contamination.
The Dyna-Purge Division of Shuman Plastics Inc., Buffalo, NY, has introduced its new Dyna-Purge M grade. One of 10 engineered purging compounds, this enhanced formulation has been engineered to provide dual-scrubbing action so that it can purge faster and clean more effectively than other types of purging products.
Elobau Sensor Technologies, Lake Bluff, IL, is offering a 356-page print catalog or a CD to readers interested in learning more about magnetic sensors, vehicle and machine safety components, e-stops, and other devices
FCI, Etters, PA, has set up online help for those concerned with meeting the Chinese RoHS environmental regulations that went into effect on March 1.
Double Eccentric Vs. Centric Design The centric operating principle that most metal and plastic butterfly valves employ is often not enough for demanding applications. Let's examine a workable alternative: double eccentricity. Fig. 2 Fig. 3 Fig.
W.F. Taylor Co. Inc. manufactures state of the art, environmentally friendly adhesives and epoxies for the installation of floor covering products.
The International Pump Users Symposium, billed as the only meeting organized by pump users for pump users, had a record number of participants at this year's event in Houston.
A challenge confronted Darin Davis, the environmental manager of the General Mills facility in Wellston, OH, considered to be the largest producer of frozen pizzas.
We've come a long way since radio frequency identification (RFID) technology was first used to track military planes in World War II. Today, by combining RFID with the electronic product code (EPC), the technology has many new uses from improving efficiency in the retail supply chain to protecting patients from receiving counterfeit drugs.
The Texas A&M University System is famous for its agricultural and engineering programs but less well known is the fact that one of its agencies has the country's largest training facility for firefighters. The 120-acre Brayton Fire Training Field is operated by the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and includes full-scale buildings, a chemical complex, a petroleum refinery unit, a loading terminal, a ship, and an aircraft fuselage for realistic firefighting drills.
In our first issue of 2007, CHEM.INFO asked industry experts from chemical processing associations across the country about the challenges chemical plants would face in the coming year. Most predicted that the growing energy crisis, plant security concerns, and railroad service issues would be the most problematic. Knowing our readers would not sit by idly, we asked how they're handling what they view as the industry's toughest issues.
Ludeca Inc., Doral, FL, is offering two new videos on alignment, vibration, and balancing. The first video examines the features and benefits of the Rotalign Ultra shaft alignment system with continuous sweep measurement mode and wireless Bluetooth communication to the sensor.