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11 Killed In Chinese Chemical Plant Ceiling Collapse

March 23, 2009 8:35 am | Comments

BEIJING (AP) - The ceiling at a chemical plant in southwest China collapsed today, killing 11 workers and leaving one person trapped under rubble, according to state media. The accident occurred at the Jian Feng Chemical Co. factory in the southwestern city of Chongqing, Xinhua News Agency says.

Eastman Chemical Cutting Up To 300 Jobs

March 9, 2009 12:35 pm | Comments

Eastman Chemical Co. on Monday said it will take a $30 million charge as it cuts up to 300 jobs and reduces salaries, in an effort to trim costs and keep its dividend and lowered capital spending plans intact.

Better Than Ethanol

March 9, 2009 12:32 pm | Comments

Biobutanol has a number of important advantages as a fuel over ethanol.

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Among Chemical Makers, Rohm & Haas A Prized Asset

March 9, 2009 12:29 pm | Comments

When Dow Chemical swooped in last summer to buy a much-smaller rival, many believed the more-than $15 billion offer was too high with Wall Street barreling toward an economic meltdown and the mortgage crises in full swing.

Obama Budget Proposes Shift To Green Energy

March 5, 2009 10:20 am | Comments

President Barack Obama's first budget plan moves aggressively to tackle climate change and shift the nation from reliance on foreign oil to green energy.

Calculating Your Annual Dust Collection Savings

March 4, 2009 4:07 am | Comments

United Air Specialists (UAS) recently launched an easy-to-use interactive cost-savings calculator on its Web site in order to enable users to determine their approximate annual energy and operational savings using Proturaâ„¢ nanofiber cartridge filters in conjunction with UAS dust collection equipment.

In-Demand Efficiency Gains Due To Air Analysis

March 4, 2009 4:07 am | Comments

Kaeser Compressors recently unveiled its comprehensive Air Demand Analysis program-a complete compressed air system audit that uses dataloggers and precision sensors to create detailed air usage profiles for individual facilities.

Improving Operational Productivity Through Education

March 4, 2009 4:07 am | Comments

ICONICS, a 2008 Microsoft Gold-Certified Partner of the Year and Web-enabled, OPC-based human-machine interface(HMI)/supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) visualization and manufacturing intelligence software provider for Microsoft Windows® operating systems, recently announced the release of its new seminar series entitled "Improving Operational Productivity."

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Measurement At Your Doorstep

March 4, 2009 4:07 am | Comments

In an effort to deliver product demonstrations to customers' doorsteps, Emerson Process Management will present Rosemount® Analytical gas chromatograph, liquid and process analytic solutions in its recently enhanced demo van.

Free Laptops ... While They Last

March 4, 2009 4:07 am | Comments

CWorks Systems is pushing facility management mobility by giving new one-year Web-based CareWorks computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) subscribers a free, new WiFi-ready Lenovo S10 Netbook PC, which is to be given on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last.

China: Chemical Plants To Shut In Polluted City

March 3, 2009 10:46 am | Comments

A city in eastern China that had its tap water contaminated by an industrial chemical leak will shut down more than 30 chemical plants.

Company Provides Tracking Systems To Solar PV Project Operating On Dual-Axis Trackers

March 3, 2009 10:44 am | Comments

ET Solar Group, in cooperation with Solar Power Partners, Inc. (SPP), announced the completion of the largest dual-axis PV tracker system in the United States.

Guard Seeking WV Troops In Possible Chem Exposure

March 3, 2009 10:33 am | Comments

The West Virginia National Guard is still trying to locate about 25 troops who may have been exposed six years ago to a toxic chemical at an Iraqi water treatment plant, a Guard spokesman said Monday.

West Virginia Plant To Pay About $1M To Settle Violations

March 3, 2009 10:30 am | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday that Bayer CropScience agreed to spend more then $1 million in penalties and improvements to resolve environmental violations at its plant in Institute, WV.

Advanced CO2 Sensors Meet Growing Demand For Energy Efficiency

March 3, 2009 10:27 am | Comments

Cemtrex Inc. announces that a new line of carbon dioxide sensors has been added to their portfolio of gas sensing instruments.

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