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Extracting Humor From Food Manufacturing

August 26, 2009 12:09 pm | Comments

Mike Judge, creator of Office Space , returns with Extract , a comedy flick about the owner of a food manufacturing plant. The movie stars Jason Bateman as the plant operator and Ben Affleck as a local bartender.

Path To Success Paved With Recycled Plastic

August 26, 2009 12:04 pm | Comments

Correspondent Delia Gallagher speaks with Dr. Madhu from the Kerala Highway Research Institute concerning India's example of how to recycle plastic, using it for building roads in one of the wettest countries in the world.

Chemical Distributor Had Good Safety Record

August 26, 2009 12:00 pm | Comments

On February 7, 2007, KMBC's Kris Ketz reported from an explosion and fire at ChemCentral, which is a at Kansas City, MO chemical distribution facility that blends and repackages chemicals, such as waxes, resins, solvents, acids and other chemicals.

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Q & A: Rediscovering the Edison Nation

August 26, 2009 5:43 am | Comments

N.J. Slabbert is an award-winning writer and scholar, and co-author of the recent book, “Innovation, The Key To Prosperity: Technology & America's Role in the 21st Century Global Economy,” with Aris Melissaratos.

25,000 Advair Inhalers Stolen From Plant

August 26, 2009 4:44 am | Comments

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (AP) - GlaxoSmithKline says two lots of its blockbuster asthma medication Advair Diskus were stolen from its facilities earlier this month, and could pose a risk to patients.

China To Curb Industry Overcapacity

August 26, 2009 4:30 am | Comments

BEIJING (AP) - China's Cabinet said Wednesday it will try to curb overcapacity and excessive investment in industries including steel and cement - a possible side effect of its massive stimulus plan.

Captain: Detroit Plant Fire Started In Chemical Oven

August 26, 2009 4:20 am | Comments

DETROIT (AP) - Investigators say chemicals in a heating oven sparked a fire and explosions that destroyed part of a Detroit factory complex. Detroit Fire Capt.

Celanese Hikes Acrylic-Based Emulsion Prices

August 25, 2009 12:25 pm | Comments

DALLAS (AP) - Chemical maker Celanese Corp. said Tuesday it will increase the price of all its acrylic-based emulsions in North America effective Sept. 15 or as contracts allow.

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SPE Honors Carl G. Hagberg With Heinz List Award

August 25, 2009 12:15 pm | Comments

Carl G. Hagberg received the Heinz List Award at the Society of Plastics Engineers annual meeting in Chicago in June.

Jury Finds DuPont Negligent In Herbicide Misuse

August 25, 2009 12:00 pm | Comments

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A federal jury has found the Bureau of Land Management and E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co. negligent in the use of an herbicide blamed for damaging thousands of acres of crops across a broad swath of southern Idaho.

Filters For Semiconductor Applications

August 25, 2009 11:18 am | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates has announced the release of GORE® filters for semiconductor applications.

Energy Microbes As Monocellular Biorefineries

August 25, 2009 5:04 am | Comments

Biofuels Digest - In California, a report on Craig Venter in Discover focuses on the Syntehtic Genomics founder's ambitions to develop synthetic life forms .

The Future Of Energy Harvesting

August 25, 2009 5:02 am | Comments

By Jonathan C. Smith, Senior Industrial Designer, IDSA Energy harvesting? Let's begin by establishing a definition for the phrase. Energy harvesting as defined on Wikipedia is the process by which energy is derived from external sources (e.g.

Milacron Exits Bankruptcy

August 25, 2009 4:50 am | Comments

BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) - Plastics processing company Milacron LLC said Monday its businesses have emerged from bankruptcy following their sale to investors. The new company, Milacron LLC, is owned by investors led by Avenue Capital Group and DDJ Capital Management LLC.

Coconut Catches Fire At Candy Plant

August 25, 2009 4:41 am | Comments

August 24, 2009 ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) - Mallo Cups and Smoothies won't be rolling off the Boyer Candy Co.'s production lines for a few days because of a machine fire at the plant in central Pennsylvania.

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