Consumers in emerging markets have been instrumental in creating an upsurge in private consumption, according to Business Wire. Consequently, this has triggered more business ventures in the chemical and petrochemical markets, which are picking up pace to supply the extra demand.
OriginOil Inc. has been developing a breakthrough technology to transform algae-a promising source of renewable oil-into a true competitor to petroleum. The company recently announced that prominent algae scientist Takaaki Maekawa has made a positive evaluation of the technology.
Vacuum equipment manufacturer Edwards Ltd. recently expanded its Industrial Service Center located in Strongsville, OH. Standing by its commitment to continuously improve customer service, the company has amplified support for its popular Stokes Microvac product line.
The initials remain the same-but what they stand for has changed. ISA 's Council of Society Delegates voted in its annual meeting during the ISA Expo in Houston to change the organization's name to the International Society of Automation by an overwhelming majority. The council voted to rename the society from the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society.
On Tuesday, July 29, 2008, the Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) convened a hearing in the Dirksen Office Building of the U.S. Senate.
The European Union (EU) environmental NGOs, via The International Chemical Secretariat (otherwise known as ChemSec, an agency that provides chemical expertise to the EU), has published its infamous SIN list-or in other words, Substitute It Now-for identifying candidate substances of very high concern.
Norgren Inc. and Pneu-Logic Corp. recently joined forces to initiate the industry's first intelligent compressed air management program, boasting of plant-wide analysis, real-time process control and pneumatic system design in a single integrated solution.
ISA will collect financial donations throughout ISA EXPO 2008, and will dedicate Tuesday evening's industry reception to the relief effort with a silent auction to raise money for the American Red Cross' Hurricane Ike disaster relief fund.
Fluke Corp. recently launched www.mybuildingdoctor.com , a Web site designed to help technicians solve problems and meet building maintenance challenges.
Nanmac Corp. recently held a ceremony to mark the turning on of its new solar array system.
Pall Corp., a filtration, separation and purification manufacturer, recently purchased GeneSystems, a privately held French biotechnology company that has developed a cost-effective and easy-to-use molecular diagnostics platform used for process monitoring.
SmartSignal Corp. recently released findings of a new industry-wide research study identifying several key factors necessary to improve availability and capacity in power plants-and the need for most plants to improve levels of equipment performance intelligence.
Gough Econ recently announced that it has shipped its 275th vibratory unit since production began in 2002.
Premier Pneumatics , a member of the K-Tron Process Group, recently launched an all-new Web site intended to integrate the company's online presence with all of the other K-Tron member sites.
Involved in the design, development and manufacture of large-diameter slewing ring bearings, Rotek Inc. officially broke ground on an $82 million expansion of its plant in Aurora, OH.