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In the Courts: First Talc/Asbestos Verdict

December 4, 2006 4:42 am | Comments

Industrial talc, an open-pit-mined mineral used in ceramic, paint, and paper manufacturing contains asbestos fibers responsible for a pottery artisan's fatal mesothelioma, a jury ruled in the first U.S. verdict connecting industrial talc with asbestos-related cancer.

Tip of the Month (1648)

December 4, 2006 4:42 am | Comments

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association is helping its members take the shock out of rising electricity costs.

Industry Leaders SeekSafer Transport forChlorine

December 4, 2006 4:42 am | Comments

Several leading chemical manufacturers have announced plans to replace their entire U.S. and Canadian chlorine tank car fleets by the end of 2017 with new rail tank cars that will feature significantly enhanced safety and security attributes.


Next-Generation PET

December 4, 2006 4:39 am | Comments

Eastman Chemical Co., considered the largest producer of PET for packaging, has introduced a new generation of PET resins called ParaStar.

Chemicals & Belts

December 4, 2006 4:39 am | Comments

What can be done to prolong the life of a belt drive system?

How to Tackle Combustible Dusts With Successful Dust Control Systems

December 4, 2006 4:37 am | Comments

Many solids processing companies have a serious potential for a dust explosion and may not even recognize the risks.

Tricky Business:Maintainingand MeasuringSulfur FlowWithout Clogs

December 4, 2006 4:36 am | Comments

Maintaining a steady flow of molten sulfur and measuring that flow are challenging enough.

What the U.S.Needs to Stayat the Top

December 4, 2006 4:34 am | Comments

Established in 1906, the Perkin Medal is considered one of the chemical industry's most prestigious awards and the highest honor that the Society of Chemical Industry bestows on an individual for outstanding work in applied chemistry in the U.S.


Compact Pump (1628)

December 4, 2006 4:31 am | Comments

The 2000 CC pump has been designed for municipal and industrial applications where close-coupled configurations are preferred but the robustness of a gear joint drive is needed.

Meter-Mix Dispense System

December 4, 2006 4:31 am | Comments

The Servo-Flo 801-HV is a positive-displacement, two-component meter-mix dispensing system designed to apply small precision beads and metered shots of precisely mixed resins.

Direct Steam Injection Heaters

December 4, 2006 4:31 am | Comments

The benefits of preheating sludge upstream of thermophilic digesters are well documented.

Size Reduction Equipment

December 4, 2006 4:31 am | Comments

The Fractionizer allows for precision size reduction of thin, leafy materials such as tea leaves, tobacco leaves, and spices.

Pipeline Mixers

December 4, 2006 4:31 am | Comments

The Greerco pipeline mixer is for the continuous high-speed, high-shear processing of applications involving homogenization, mixing, dispersion, and emulsion.

Drum Filler (1634)

December 4, 2006 4:31 am | Comments

Palletized filling is recommended whenever drums are to be stored or shipped on pallets, and a new drum filler has been developed to fill four 55-gallon drums in four minutes.

Large-Diameter Ball Valve

December 4, 2006 4:31 am | Comments

The Type 546 ball valve, available in 2-1/2-, 3-, and 4-in. sizes, is suitable for industrial water treatment, wastewater technology, potable water treatment, chemical distribution, electroplating, and power plants.


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