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Faulty Valve Blamed For Propane Blaze

December 14, 2009 9:34 am | Comments

Investigators are blaming a faulty valve for a propane-fueled blaze at a closed Nebraska manufacturing plant that forced thousands of evacuations.

Biodiesel Plant Looks To Poultry Fat For Fuel Feedstock

December 14, 2009 4:54 am | by AMY LORENTZEN, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Elevance Renewable Sciences plans to make jet fuel, lubricants and adhesives from plant oils and poultry fat instead of petroleum-based chemicals.

People Protection

November 24, 2009 11:42 am | Comments

Anna Wells, Editor, IMPO For industrial manufacturers, safety and compliance can sometimes become an ‘out of sight, out of mind issue'-meaning, it becomes most critical when there is a breach of protocol, or worse, an accident where an employee's safety is put at risk.

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Maintenance Workers Exposed To Radiation At Three Mile Island

November 24, 2009 5:11 am | Comments

MARC LEVY Associated Press Writer - November 24, 2009 HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP)

Air France-KLM Complete First Passenger Flight Using Biofuel

November 24, 2009 5:03 am | Comments

AMSTERDAM (AP) - An airliner using a 50 percent biofuel mix in one engine has successfully completed a demonstration flight in the Netherlands. Air France-KLM says it was the first flight using biofuel to carry passengers.

Salt Power Generator Unveiled In Norway

November 24, 2009 4:49 am | Comments

OSLO (AP) - Norwegian energy company Statkraft on Tuesday unveiled what it called the world's first salt power generator, a system which harnesses the energy produced when fresh water and sea water mix.

China Executes Men Involved In Tainted Milk Scandal

November 24, 2009 4:34 am | Comments

Christopher Bodeen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - November 24, 2009 BEIJING - China

Slim Jim Plant Explosion Claims Fourth Victim

November 24, 2009 4:23 am | Comments

EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press Writer - November 24, 2009 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A fourth victim has died from injuries suffered in a natural gas explosion that tore through a North Carolina Slim Jim plant five months ago, a hospital spokesman said Monday.

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Breaking Down Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Material

November 23, 2009 9:52 am | Comments

Interest in biodegradable disposable plastic items has steadily grown over the last decade. With packaging materials, the reduction in usage of raw materials, re-use and recycling are the best route to a sustainable lifestyle.

GlaxoSmithKline Halts H1N1 Vaccinations In Canada

November 23, 2009 5:59 am | Comments

WASHINGTON (Kyodo) - British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline Plc. is suspending the use of 170,000 doses of its new H1N1 influenza vaccine in Canada given a higher-than-usual rate of reported side effects, Canadian media reported Monday.

Processor Fined $41,700 After Worker Amputation

November 23, 2009 5:49 am | Comments

ATLANTA - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Callaway Farms Manufacturing for safety and health violations. The inspection occurred in July at the Washington, Ga.

Breaking Down Conveying System Complexity

November 23, 2009 5:07 am | Comments

Evaluating and choosing a pneumatic conveying system should not be a complicated process.

New Dow Adhesives To Debut At Label Expo Asia 2009

November 23, 2009 4:32 am | Comments

SHANGHAI (Business Wire) - When two world-class pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) forces come together, a PSA powerhouse is bound to be formed.

Ethanol Plant Sues Gas Provider For Pipeline Explosion

November 23, 2009 4:19 am | Comments

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The owners of a Lexington ethanol plant and their insurer are suing a subsidiary of a Houston-based natural gas provider they say is responsible for an explosion and fire that shut down the plant for weeks.

Venezuela Plans To Annul Bayer Drug Patents

November 23, 2009 4:06 am | Comments

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's trade minister says the government plans to annul the pharmaceutical patents for an antibiotic produced by Bayer HealthCare.

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