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.
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.
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 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.
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.
When RFID is used in chemical processing environments, it offers functionalities related to liquid products and incorporates quality as well as quantity measures.
Chemical plants may be required to invest substantial capital in air pollution control equipment thanks to a new EPA regulation.
Engineers find an innovative solution involving low-melt labels to guarantee the right mix when developing rubber products for automotive market.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After four years of controversy and claims that America's chemical plants are prime targets for terrorist attacks, it appears that the government is forcing facilities to beef up security via regulatory action.
In Las Vegas, Aquatic Life Goes With the Flow There are only 12 golden saltwater crocodiles known to remain in the world, and five of them are in Las Vegas.