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Success in Mexico: LIMS Standardization Project

March 5, 2007 7:26 am | Comments

Better productivity and product quality generate increase in revenues By Ing. José Manuel Cardel Gonzalez and Oliver Faidi Cortes Automation of laboratory data capture and analysis is seen as the major challenge facing the petrochemical industry.


Hot News: Phasing Out PFOA

March 5, 2007 7:26 am | Comments

In a recent teleconference with key members of the press, DuPont executives talked about the breakthrough the company is making in developing high-performance products with reduced perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) content.

Actuated Ball Valves: Not Always Your Best Bet

March 5, 2007 7:23 am | Comments

Here's why Y-pattern valves might offer a better option By Paul Ainsworth Over the years, the ball valve has played a major supporting role in food manufacturing plant utilities: steam, water, and CIP chemicals. Invented for use in firefighting systems aboard U.S.


Reaching Too Far?

February 27, 2007 4:25 am | Comments

REACH, the European Commission's newly initiated and controversial chemicals policy, will enter into force on June 1.

Pollution Solution?Nano Research Leadsto Happy Accident

February 26, 2007 5:45 am | Comments

Nanomaterial manufacturer nGimat may have accidentally found a solution to some of industry's biggest environmental problems.

On a Roll:Paper Mill UsesDC DriveTechnologyin Major Retrofit

February 26, 2007 5:41 am | Comments

'A problem with the slitter-rewinder can halt production for the entire mill'


Adopting a NewUniformApproach toFood Safetyand HACCP

February 26, 2007 5:32 am | Comments

Because the responsibility of HACCP falls to each individual processing plant, it's smart to rely on trusted sources for sanitary garments.

How the Right Pump Brings Efficiency and Much Greater Energy Savings

February 26, 2007 5:21 am | Comments

'By eliminating the need to increase the pump speed over time, sliding vane pumps are inherent energy savers'


Emergency Guide

February 26, 2007 4:10 am | Comments

New literature (LV-120) describing emergency mixing valves systems for eyewash, facewash, and emergency showers is available from Leonard Valve Co., Cranston, RI. The free brochure includes American National Standards Institute for Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment information (ANSI Z358.

Safety Suggestions

February 26, 2007 4:10 am | Comments

Supresta, Ardsley, NY, is offering a new online video demonstrating the advantages of using Fyrquel hydraulic fluids, which are both fire-resistant and self-extinguishing. It examines the importance of using such liquids in production facilities, where leaking fluids can lead to fire.

White Paper on Biofuels

February 26, 2007 4:08 am | Comments

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc., Columbia, MD, has a new white paper, "Overview of Biofuels and the Analytical Processes Used in their Manufacture," available for free download at

What is ISO 8655-7?

February 23, 2007 10:54 am | Comments

With new domestic and international regulations and standards published daily, it's difficult for laboratories to keep up with changes and maintain compliance.


Managing Filtration Integrity With Collaborative Technology

February 23, 2007 10:54 am | Comments

In the pharmaceutical and bioprocess environments, strict quality control standards ensure that production meets specification.


Keep What's Under Foot in the Forefront of Your Mind

February 23, 2007 10:54 am | Comments

Industrial facilities of all kinds in the U.S. are required to adhere to federal standards, and the food processing industry is certainly no exception.

Washing Away More Than Waste

February 16, 2007 11:56 am | Comments

Wallace & Tiernan, part of USFilter, a Siemens business, designs and manufactures a broad range of water and wastewater treatment systems.



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