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Precision Manometer

May 8, 2006 8:03 am | Comments

The model HHP91 is a precision manometer for automotive, HVAC, laboratories and general industrial applications. It is compatible with air or non-corrosive and non-ionized gases and liquids. Eight selectable pressure ranges make it compatible with all measuring systems.

Bulk Filling System

May 8, 2006 8:03 am | Comments

This automated bulk filling system features a High-Lift Drum Dumper that automatically transfers bulk solid materials from drums to the dispensing valve dust-free and fills pails by weight.

Filtration/Containment System

May 8, 2006 8:03 am | Comments

Absolut filtration/containment systems contain and remove active compound and toxic product dust during industrial and pharmaceutical production.


Finding a Better Way to Test for VOCs

May 5, 2006 8:19 am | Comments

Charles M. Bartish is an expert on safety and regulatory issues, which makes him the ideal chairman for the Thermoset Resin Formulators Association's task force on VOCs.

U.S. Threatens to Reassess Trade With China

April 28, 2006 11:25 am | Comments

The U.S. may be forced to reassess its trade relations with China due to continuing Chinese counterfeiting, piracy and other barriers to U.S. businesses, says Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez.

Mexico’s Congress Blocks Petchem Production

April 28, 2006 11:25 am | Comments

A legislative logjam in Mexico's Congress has prevented needed investment in the country's plastics industry, according to the industry's association.

Bayer, BASF and Dow Subpoenaed by DoJ

April 28, 2006 11:25 am | Comments

Bayer, BASF and Dow Chemical have confirmed that they have been subpoenaed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) in an investigation of alleged anti-trust activities by polyurethane chemical producers.

Can Your Pneumatic System Do More for You?

April 28, 2006 10:42 am | Comments

If you need to handle more capacity, you may be able to retrofit your system with modern equipment. By Jack D. Hilbert, PE Thanks to new technology, you may be able to upgrade rotary airlocks and tweak associated equipment to handle higher throughput rates.


It’s Time to Look at RFID Technology in a New Way

April 28, 2006 8:13 am | Comments

When RFID is used in chemical processing environments, it offers functionalities related to liquid products and incorporates quality as well as quantity measures.

New Emission Regulation to Change Limits

April 28, 2006 7:43 am | Comments

Chemical plants may be required to invest substantial capital in air pollution control equipment thanks to a new EPA regulation.

Searching for Batch Integrity on Rubber Mixing Line

April 28, 2006 7:22 am | Comments

Engineers find an innovative solution involving low-melt labels to guarantee the right mix when developing rubber products for automotive market.

Rotary Selector Valves

April 14, 2006 12:03 pm | Comments

The Beswick selector valve can be used as a quiet replacement for solenoid valves. In the standard configuration, a single input can be switched between 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 output ports.

Ramp Valve

April 14, 2006 12:03 pm | Comments

Hexane leakage in soybean processes is a costly operating expense as well as a potential explosion hazard. This Ramp Valve is a specialized slide gate with a stainless steel blade that moves up a ramp to allow closure at the end of the cylinder stroke.

How and Why Butterfly Valves Are Used

April 14, 2006 8:46 am | Comments

By Kevin Peterson Applications include air, gas, steam and liquid A butterfly valve is used to control the flow of material through a circular pipe or tube. Typically the material is air, gas, steam or liquid. Certain dry materials may also be handled through a butterfly valve.

Overcoming Issues Through Innovation

April 14, 2006 8:05 am | Comments

As plastics manufacturing faces more challenges than ever before, a strong leader is needed if the industry is to overcome pressing issues such as escalating natural gas prices and global competitiveness.


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