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R & D at R & S Targets Sustainability

July 5, 2007 4:58 am | Comments

Rohm and Haas Co. says it's allocating $150 million — roughly half of its nearly $300 million 2007 R&D budget — for sustainability efforts including new product development, energy efficiency, and process improvements.

Good News for Soy-Based Biodiesel

July 5, 2007 4:58 am | Comments

LPP Combustion LLC, Columbia, MN, says it has demonstrated that its patented LPP Combustion System will allow soybean oil-based biodiesel to burn as cleanly as natural gas — with no net greenhouse gas emissions.

Timely Safety Advice: MSDS May Not Be Enough

June 1, 2007 11:02 am | Comments

A well-prepared material safety data sheet (MSDS) may not be enough to protect a company facing a failure-to-warn claim, says Eric Hudson, an attorney with Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens, and Cannada PLLC.

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Trials in 16 States: EUPs for DuPont Insecticides

June 1, 2007 11:02 am | Comments

The EPA has approved experimental use permits (EUPs) for DuPont Altacor and Coragen insecticides for use on 10 fruit and vegetable crops in 16 states including California, Florida, and Texas.

Glycerine in Spotlight: Innovation Award for Solvay

June 1, 2007 11:02 am | Comments

It's relatively easy to make orange juice from oranges. But imagine making an orange from orange juice. That analogy is an apt description for the work done by Solvay SA representatives who are the recipients of the 2007 Glycerine Innovation Award from the Soap and Detergent Association and the National Biodiesel Board.

Acquisition Update: Cristal and Millennium

June 1, 2007 11:02 am | Comments

Cristal, an affiliate of Saudi Arabia's National Industrialization Co., has completed its acquisition of Lyondell's titanium dioxide business, Millennium Inorganic Chemicals.

Emission Solution: Mercury Sorbent Shipments

June 1, 2007 11:01 am | Comments

Sorbent Technologies Corp., Twinsburg, OH, has begun commercial shipment of brominated carbon mercury sorbents under a long-term supply agreement.

IChemE Report: Engineers and Environment

June 1, 2007 11:01 am | Comments

An Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) report says its members are stepping up to the challenge to solve the world's biggest environmental issues and calls on government, industry, and the public to get involved.

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Top Entrepreneur: Robroy Selected Finalist

June 1, 2007 11:01 am | Comments

Peter McIlroy II, CEO and chairman of the board of Robroy Industries, has been selected as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Upstate New York and Western Pennsylvania Region.

Automation Category: Emerson Earns F & S Award

June 1, 2007 11:01 am | Comments

For the fourth year in a row, Frost & Sullivan has selected Emerson Process Management, St. Louis, as company of the year for industrial automation and process control.

Software Update: Star Award Goes to Aspen

June 1, 2007 11:01 am | Comments

Aspen Technology Inc., Cambridge, MA, a provider of software and services to the process industries, is the recipient of the 2007 SSPA Star best online support award presented by the Service & Support Professionals Association.

Acquisition: Coen Co. Inc.

June 1, 2007 10:45 am | Comments

John Zink Co. LLC, Tulsa, OK, has finalized the acquisition of Coen Co. Inc., a privately held combustion supplier to the power generation, steam generation, and process combustion markets.

Noteworthy: SPX PE

June 1, 2007 10:45 am | Comments

Drew Van Norman, chief engineer at SPX Process Equipment, Delavan Operations, will take on an additional leadership role in the company's New Product Development program.

Kudos: Dow Chemical

June 1, 2007 10:45 am | Comments

Dow Chemical Co., Midland, MI, has been named winner of an American Chemistry Council Responsible Care Energy Efficiency Award.

EPA News: Lanxess Corp.

June 1, 2007 10:45 am | Comments

Lanxess Corp.'s Material Protection Products business unit, Pittsburgh, has received EPA registration for several formulations based on the active ingredient benzisothiazolinone (BIT).

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