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Solvay Sells Pharma Operations To Abbott

September 28, 2009 4:45 am | Comments

BRUSSELS (AP) - Solvay, the Belgian chemicals and drugs maker, announced Monday it would sell its entire pharmaceutical business to Abbott Laboratories for euro4.5 billion ($6.6 billion) in cash. The deal's value could jump to euro5.2 billion ($7.

Lead Poisons 121 More Children In China

September 28, 2009 4:36 am | Comments

BEIJING (AP) - Medical tests have shown at least 121 children living near a battery plant in eastern China are suffering from lead poisoning, the latest in a recent string of such cases that have affected hundreds.

The Impact Of Impactable Doors

September 25, 2009 9:12 am | Comments

How impactable dock doors can be used to minimize energy loss and increase poductivity.

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Iran Has New Pilot Fuel Enrichment Plant

September 25, 2009 4:52 am | Comments

GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer - September 25, 2009 VIENNA (AP) - Iran has

Megatons To Megawatts

September 25, 2009 4:39 am | Comments

BETHESDA, Md. - USEC Inc. announced today that the Megatons to Megawatts program has

Unilever Buys Sara Lee Brands

September 25, 2009 4:22 am | Comments

TOBY STERLING AP Business Writer - September 25, 2009 AMSTERDAM (AP) - Consumer products giant Unilever NV said Friday it has agreed to buy soaps and personal care businesses including the Sanex and Duschdas brands from Sara Lee Corp. for euro1.28 billion ($1.88 billion).

Packaging Sustainability

September 24, 2009 10:55 am | Comments

By Kent St. Vrain, Vice President, Business Development & Marketing, Paxoni x Sustainability is clearly the hot topic of the day - you cannot turn the page in any periodical without reading about it. This is particularly true in the manufacturing and packaging worlds.

Paper Added To China-U.S. Trade Dispute

September 24, 2009 10:39 am | Comments

BEIJING (AP) - A U.S. labor union and three paper companies have filed a new trade complaint over imports of Chinese paper, possibly fueling tensions between Washington and Beijing amid disputes over tires and other goods. The complaint was announced Wednesday as U.S.

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BP Delays Plant Safety Improvements

September 24, 2009 10:19 am | Comments

JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer - September 24, 2009 HOUSTON (AP) - Oil giant BP PLC is requesting more time to implement required safety improvements at its Texas City refinery where a 2005 explosion left 15 people dead, the U.S.

Sugar Company Ignored Dangers Before Blast

September 24, 2009 10:04 am | Comments

RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer - September 24, 2009 SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Imperial Sugar Co.

Forklift Safety Training Video Game

September 24, 2009 4:13 am | Comments

Safetyworksâ„¢ Lift Truck is a game-based interactive training tool. Forced reaction, decision-making and ongoing real-time feedback for trainees offers experience with critical operating techniques

Furniture With A Taste For Flesh

September 23, 2009 10:12 am | Comments

This coffee table and lamp generate energy using microbial fuel cells that run on the mice and flies that are captured by their built in "fuel" traps.

Crude Oil Boilover Explosion

September 23, 2009 9:54 am | Comments

Footage of a 210,000 gallon crude oil tank boilover explosion that created an 1800°F fireball. A fire protection specialist explains how the boilover occurs and how it can be avoided.

Three Plants Using Wireless Monitoring

September 23, 2009 8:53 am | Comments

Honeywell shows us how their wireless technology is used by an ethanol plant to monitor tank levels, an olefins plant to ensure accurate collection of field data and a chemical facility to detect pipe corrosion on the fly.

Anaerobic Digestion Plant To Use Ethanol Byproduct

September 23, 2009 5:29 am | Comments

HAZEN, N.D. (AP) - A Minnesota company is exploring building a plant in central North Dakota that would use bacteria to turn lignite, manure and the leftover liquid from ethanol production into natural gas and fertilizer. St.

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