With all signs pointing to an explosion in the bio-fuels marketplace, Aon's Agribusiness and Food Systems Group has created a unit to focus on the specialized risks associated with this evolving industry.
Atlanta's TRX Inc., a provider of transaction processing and data integration services to the travel industry, has launched a carbon emissions model to provide corporations with empirical data that details the impact of employee travel on the environment.
Indocan Resources Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, is finding significant uranium opportunities in Australia along with its natural gas and crude oil exploration.
EPA's Office of Air and Radiation has received funding to update hearing protector testing and labeling regulations, which have been pending since 2003.
Water buildup in compressed air systems causes millions of dollars of damage every year. Air Options Inc., Houston, TX, says its new line of dryers represent a significant advancement in the field of compressed air drying.
Purdue University has a new technique to identify bacteria, including E. coli, without the time-consuming treatments usually required. Called desorption electrospray ionization, it could be used to create fast, accurate detectors for food safety and homeland security applications.
Termex intrinsically safe text and graphic panels from Pepperl+Fuchs feature a monochrome LC display for flexible and cost-effective PLC and computer-based operation and monitoring of machines and processes located in hazardous areas.
Bubble gum's days as an urban eyesore may be coming to an end. Revolymer Ltd., a startup company based in Wales, UK, has developed a new chemical base for chewing gum that allows it to be removed easily from pavements and other surfaces.
Mott Corp., Farmington, CT, has all-metal inertial gas sampling filters that allow the collection of particle-free samples from virtually any gas stream, even those that are very hot or heavily contaminated.
Pennsylvania has launched an online reporting system to help emergency responders take care of incidents involving hazardous chemicals. The PATTS system, which will replace paper reports, will store data about the presence of harmful substances throughout the state.
There are two key shows set for this month: Informex and Pittcon. Informex is a global event for networking and business in the fine, custom, and specialty chemical manufacturing industry.
Coast Southwest, a division of Coast Chemical Inc., Placentia, CA, has received its certificate of completion from the National Association of Chemical Distributors, signifying its achievement of third-party document verification of the Responsible Distribution Process an initiative demonstrating that all member companies are committed to product stewardship and responsible distribution in every phase of chemical storage, handling, transportation, and disposal.
Ekato Corp. has opened its new North American Technical Center in Oakland, NJ.
ITW Performance Polymers, Danvers, MA, has acquired Franklynn Industries Inc., the Ohio-based manufacturer of DiamondKote and AquaLift environmentally safe mold release coatings.