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CEC 2015 Engineering Buyers Guide

June 25, 2014 4:04 pm | by Chem.Info | Digital Editions | Comments

Click here to view the CEC2015 Engineering Buyers' Guide, the technology resource for processing professionals.

Choosing The Right Material For The Job

May 29, 2014 1:00 am | by Anderson Development | Articles | Comments

A common question customers will ask is “What polyurethane product do I use for my application...

Solving An Age-Old Powder Handling Dilemma

May 5, 2014 1:00 am | by Spiroflow Systems | Articles | Comments

Access Security Products Ltd. manufacturer burglary and fire resistant vaults and security...

Ethanol Producers Complain About Rail Service

April 4, 2014 10:26 am | by JOSH FUNK, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Ethanol producers say clogged rail lines and other shipping problems have forced them to reduce...

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16 Dead In Factory Fire

January 14, 2014 11:34 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A fire at a shoe factory in eastern China on Tuesday killed at least 16 people, state media reported. The blaze broke out at the Dadong factory in the city of Wenling in Zhejiang province, state broadcaster CCTV said. Firefighters put it out about three hours later and rescued more than 20 people.

Troubleshooting The Cold Weld Process

December 30, 2013 3:24 pm | by Jim Norton, President of Custom Products & Services, Inc. | Articles | Comments

When it comes to cold welding, proper preparation is as crucial to success as tool and tubing material selection. Read on for insights on the preparation process and tips on how to avoid or remedy the most common cold weld problems. 

Choosing The Right Tools For Cold Welding

December 30, 2013 2:32 pm | by Jim Norton, President of Custom Products & Services, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Within a wide variety of industries, pinching off and hermetically sealing ductile metal tubing is a necessary process when separating a device from a vacuum pumping station. Tube seal failures often result in significant financial and product performance losses, making tubing and tool selection crucial.   

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Hudson River GE Moving South

December 23, 2013 11:04 am | by MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press | News | Comments

When General Electric moves jobs from its capacitor plant in this Hudson River town next year, about 200 jobs will head south as GE sends local operations to Florida to cut costs.                                          

Novelis Invests $120 Million In NY Expansion

December 18, 2013 10:31 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Novelis Inc. says it will invest $120 million to install a third aluminum automotive sheet finishing line and expand recycling of automotive scrap at its production plant near Oswego.                                             

New Zealand Company To Open Biomass Resin Plant In U.S.

December 10, 2013 9:49 am | News | Comments

A New Zealand company plans to move its headquarters to Kearney and set up a production plant for its biomass resin product. The plant will use distillers grains to produce a functional filler for the plastics industry, the Kearney Hub reported. 

OSHA Cites Rail Car Services For Violations

December 10, 2013 9:45 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Monday in a release that Rail Car Services was cited for 11 violations at its rail car refurbishing facility in Kansas City, Kan. OSHA says the violations stem from inspections that began after a complaint about fall protection and work done in confined spaces.

Jobs vs. Environment In Pinelands Pipe Plan Fracas

December 10, 2013 9:31 am | News | Comments

The age-old jobs-versus-the-environment clash is playing out again, this time in the New Jersey Pinelands, a million-acre spread of protected woods and wetlands that happens to be in the way of a proposed pipeline.         

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Truck With Radioactive Load Stolen

December 4, 2013 12:37 pm | by RODRIGO SOBERANES, Associated Press | News | Comments

A cargo truck hauling used medical equipment with extremely dangerous radioactive material was stolen from a gas station in central Mexico, and authorities have put out an alert in six central states and the capital to find it, Mexican and U.N. nuclear officials said Wednesday.

Worker Presumed Dead In Silo Collapse

December 4, 2013 12:33 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A worker was missing and presumed dead after a silo collapsed and spilled 50 tons of corn at a facility that was cited this year for six "serious" safety violations, officials said.                             

Small LED Flood Lights

December 4, 2013 10:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed as energy-saving replacements for 100-watt quartz halogen through 175-watt metal halide fixtures, MaxLite introduces its second generation Small LED Flood Lights offered in 15-, 25- and 45-watt styles.      

Dry Scroll Vacuum Pump

December 3, 2013 3:54 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. introduces the IDP-15 Dry Scroll Pump for for non-corrosive, non-hazardous applications.

Could Plastic Quick Connects Expand Your Design Options?

December 3, 2013 3:19 pm | by Ken Davis, Value Plastics, Inc., a Nordson Company | Articles | Comments

No longer just for medical equipment, plastic quick connectors have been integrated into laboratory instrumentation and industrial equipment, where the need for reliable, critical connections is paramount and ease of servicing vital to maintain production uptime and throughput.

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Assistant Sec. Of Labor On Gunpowder Explosion Sentencing

December 3, 2013 1:56 pm | by U.S. Dept. Of Labor | News | Comments

Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels issued a statement regarding the sentencing of Craig Sanborn in Coös County Court in New Hampshire for manslaughter in connection with the May 2010 explosion at the Black Mag LLC plant.

Vented Chemical Storage Cabinets

December 3, 2013 1:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The new Safestore Vented Chemical Storage Cabinets from Air Science are suitable for storage of noxious or odorous chemicals.

Airlock Slide Rail System

December 3, 2013 9:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Bush & Wilton Easi-Clean Tapered Rotary Airlock is now offered with a Slide Rail System. 

Rear-Inlet Pipeline Regulator

December 2, 2013 4:15 pm | Product Releases | Comments

CONCOA has introduced a new industrial pipeline regulator designed to exceed heavy heating, cutting pressure and flow requirements. 

Dual-Shaft Mixers

December 2, 2013 3:23 pm | Charles Ross & Son Company | Product Releases | Comments

Ross Dual-Shaft Mixers deliver a balance of bulk flow agitation and high speed dispersion required in the processing of viscous pastes, gels, suspensions, slurries and emulsions.

Agglomerate Reduction Technology

December 2, 2013 3:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Nibbler from Powder Technologies offers the combination of integrated paddles and suitable screens to reduce lumps and agglomerates to the desired size needed for many applications working with raw products.

Maker's Row: Connecting The New Manufacturers

December 2, 2013 1:19 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

Maker’s Row, a website and free service that helps facilitate connections between designers and the small-batch American manufacturers that can help them turn a sketch into a real product, is on a roll.                                             

Legal Fallout Continues Over AR Oil Leak

December 2, 2013 12:23 pm | by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | News | Comments

Lawsuits and alleged safety violations are mounting against Exxon Mobil Corp. following the rupture eight months ago of a pipeline that spilled thousands of barrels of oil in central Arkansas.                              

U.S. Manufacturing Grows At Fastest Pace In 2.5 Years

December 2, 2013 12:02 pm | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. manufacturing grew in November at the fastest pace in 2½ years as factories ramped up production, stepped up hiring and received orders at a healthy clip.                                                             

Liquid Injection Vaporizer

December 2, 2013 11:13 am | Brooks Instrument | Product Releases | Comments

Brooks Instrument introduces a new technology for generating vapor from liquids, one that overcomes limitations of conventional vaporizer systems for chemical vapour deposition and humidification processes.

Mass Flow Meter

December 2, 2013 10:54 am | Brooks Instrument | Product Releases | Comments

Brooks Instrument has recently updated the SLA5800 and SLAMf model families of digital mass flow meters and controllers to make them easier and more user-friendly to integrate into a wide range of chemical and petrochemical research, laboratory, analytical, life sciences and fuel cell applications.

Variable Flowmeter

December 2, 2013 10:36 am | Brooks Instrument | Product Releases | Comments

The MT3809 VA meter, the newest version of Brooks Instrument metal tube VA meter, has been designed to perform effectively in extreme conditions, particularly for chemical, petrochemical, oil, natural gas and LP applications.

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