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Explosive Issue: Safety Board WarnsRefiners to Stop Dangerous Venting

November 6, 2006 6:36 am | Comments

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) is urging the refining industry to eliminate the type of atmospheric vents that caused an explosion that killed 15 workers at BP's Texas City refinery in March 2005.

China's PVC Prices Set for Downturn

November 6, 2006 6:36 am | Comments

Chinese traders and sellers are saying China, the world's largest PVC producer, has become a victim of its own success as wild domestic price fluctuations, disparate pricing strategies, and a web-like distribution and trader network have eroded its selling power.

Biodegradable Approach to Fast Food

November 6, 2006 6:36 am | Comments

Alcoa KAMA has decided to make plastic sheet for food service packaging using Cereplast's starch-based, biodegradable resins.

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Numbers Mask Real Economic Growth

November 6, 2006 6:36 am | Comments

Underlying U.S. economic growth remains solid for chemicals and other manufacturing despite anaemic third-quarter growth in gross domestic product, says a top manufacturing economist.

Spiral Elements

November 6, 2006 6:33 am | Comments

Designed for pharmaceutical and fine chemicals applications, the Spirapro TFC SR3 and reverse osmosis spiral elements have been engineered to lower operating costs in such applications as the desalting and separation of antibiotics and APIs.

Pump for Low-Flow Transfer Applications

November 6, 2006 6:33 am | Comments

Designed for transferring and dosing additives in continuous processing applications, a new pump is ideal for handling thin, abrasive, aggressive, and higher viscosity fluids due to its low contact piston speed and direct contact between the piston and cylinder.

Pipeline Basket Strainer

November 6, 2006 6:33 am | Comments

The Model 570 Duplex pipeline basket strainer continuously protects system components in pipelines from 8 to 36 inches.

Packaged Plants for MBR Systems

November 6, 2006 6:33 am | Comments

With the introduction of the new 1 MGD Z-MOD-X packaged plant for membrane bioreactor systems, GE announced it has the industry's largest offering of pre-engineered immersed membrane systems for wastewater treatment.

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Digital Flow Batch Controller

November 6, 2006 6:33 am | Comments

The Type 8035 digital flow batch controller, which is designed for neutral and aggressive solid-free liquids, promises the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry continuous, highly accurate measurements.

Control Valve

November 6, 2006 6:33 am | Comments

The Spira-Trol control valve is a modular, two-port design engineered for refined performance and wide rangeability in such applications as food and beverage, pharmaceutical, rubber, plastics, and chemicals.

Portable Cryogenic Cylinder

November 6, 2006 6:33 am | Comments

Meeting the performance specifications for gas and liquid withdrawal, the Model 240-HP portable cryogenic cylinder comes with integral swivel casters or can be purchased cart-mounted for easier mobility.

Awards

November 6, 2006 6:18 am | Comments

The Stockholm office of Danaher Motion, a leading manufacturer of motion control products, has won first prize in Sweden's prestigious Posten Logistics Award contest.

Acquisitions

November 6, 2006 6:18 am | Comments

Westlake Chemical Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase from Eastman Chemical Co. its polyethylene business.

It's Time to Step Up:SustainabilityCan't Be a Distant Goal

November 6, 2006 6:18 am | Comments

DuPont Chairman and CEO Charles Holliday Jr. says the pace of society's transition to products and services that meet the definition of "sustainable" will accelerate.

Going Buggy: Insect Repellent Sales Buzzing

November 6, 2006 6:18 am | Comments

The U.S. consumer market for pesticides and fertilizers has grown by approximately 5 percent a year over the past two years.

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