An adequate energy supply in the United States is vital to ensure industrial growth.
The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and the Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center (OBIC) , in conjunction with PolymerOhio , recently launched an initiative that will accelerate the innovation and commercialization of soy-based industrial products.
According to a new technical market research report, Sludge Treatment: The Global Market from BCC Research , the global market for sludge treatment technology is expected to be worth $4.6 billion in 2008. This will increase to more than $5.8 billion in 2013, adding up to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6 percent.
On January 1, 2009, new international regulations for transporting hazardous materials by air and vessel will go into effect. New marking requirements and revisions to existing ones are included in the regulations. Labels and markings compliant with the new regulations are furthermore now offered by Labelmaster , a distributor of regulatory compliance products.
Altra Industrial Motion has launched a new Web site that provides engineers and professionals in the global energy industry with a comprehensive resource for application-specific power transmission and motion control solutions.
Chemists and chemical engineers using dataloggers or chart recorders for environmental monitoring critical to preserving chemical purities can now contact Dickson calibration specialists for no-charge consultations on custom point calibrations best-matched to application requirements.
The Institute for Supply Managementâ„¢ (ISM) is currently taking nominations for the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award and will continue taking nominations until January 31, 2009. The J. Shipman Gold Medal Award is presented annually to an individual whose persistent efforts have aided the advancement of supply management.
Pump Systems Matterâ„¢ and the U.S. Department of Energy 's (DOE) Industrial Technologies Program will host two free audio Web briefings on how â€œPump Systems Performance Impacts Multiple Bottom Lines.â€
Schneider Electric North America recently announced that it will integrate Citect , an industrial automation software provider, into its automation and control solutions lineup.
Simrit Oil & Gas , a wholly owned subsidiary of Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership, recently acquired the assets of Petroleum Elastomers , a specialized custom-sealing components manufacturer based in Houston, aimed specially at the oil and gas industry.
NewAge Industries , a plastic and rubber tubing and hose manufacturer, located in Bucks County, PA, will celebrate its 55th anniversary in 2009.
Edwards recently announced that-despite a turndown in the semiconductor vacuum market in the final quarter-the International Statistics on Vacuum Technology (ISVT) working group's report indicated that the vacuum component market grew 12 percent in 2007 at a value of almost $5 billion.
The global market for specialty chemicals for water treatment technology is expected to be worth $21.0 billion in 2008, according to a new technical market research report from BCC Research ; the report is entitled â€œSpecialty Chemicals For Water Treatment: The Global Market.â€
The U.S. has always made Europe seem like a lazy man's paradise what with all of the holidays alotted to even the most menial of job positions. (According to a July 2008 article called â€œPutting In The Hoursâ€ in The Economist , Americans work 15 percent more hours on average than employees in the western European Union-assuming that a European were to work a â€œnormalâ€ 40-hour American workweek, the statistic would raise their week by six hours.)
TÃœVRheinlandÂ® has partnered with the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) to guide local manufacturers through the European Union's (EU) Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) pre-registration and registration regulatory process.