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Thought Leadership Series: How to Utilize Your Supplier For a Better Safety Program

February 12, 2015 3:47 pm | by Chem.Info | Videos | Comments

According to Chem.Info's sister publication, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations, on a day-to-day basis, many manufacturers have their hands full working on their core competencies like pumping out quality products, and struggle in critical areas like safety compliance and documentation. Sound familiar?

New Alliance Aims to Protect Workers and First Responders From Hazardous Fertilizers

February 4, 2015 4:03 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

In one of the latest moves to improve chemical safety standards by bolstering coordination and...

5 Best Practices for Using Robotics in Your Food Processing Plant

February 2, 2015 9:37 am | by Brian Roffers, Packaging Engineer, Stellar | Blogs | Comments

Food and beverage processors are increasingly turning towards robotics for the technology’s slew...

ND Fines Company $687,000 For Waste Water Violations

December 17, 2014 4:19 pm | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Dakota regulators assessed a $687,000 fine Wednesday against a Utah company for violating...

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Pack Expo Top 10

December 5, 2014 3:40 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Check out the top ten trends spotted at this year's Pack Expo. We look at the expressive robot Baxter, fog computing, Modified Atmosphere Packaging, Parker Automation's SCOUT, Honeywell's wearable Dolphin, Dorner's SmartPace Conveyor, food safety reforms, the skills gap, the omnipresent Internet of Things, and other exciting ideas and products.

Wyoming Opens Door To More Gas-Liquid Conversion Plants

November 26, 2014 9:52 am | News | Comments

The Wyoming Legislature's Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Interim Committee voted 13-1 to sponsor a bill that would allow the state to buy natural gas and then contract with a plant to convert it into more expensive products, such as diesel.

Proposed Rail Terminal Would Be The Largest For Oil In The U.S.

November 25, 2014 11:34 am | News | Comments

A proposed oil terminal in Vancouver, Washington would handle more crude than any single rail facility in the U.S. Vancouver Energy, a joint venture, would handle an average of 360,000 barrels of oil per day, or up to four trains daily.

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Taming The Complexity And Cost Of Manufacturing Operations

November 4, 2014 10:02 am | by Ralf Suerken | Articles | Comments

Not having a single picture of what’s happening on the floor — or a seamless way to connect it with processes like quoting or material planning — is one of the main reasons that being production manager at a small- or medium-sized manufacturing company is so stressful.

Niche Segments Offer Opportunities For Process Mixing Equipment

October 30, 2014 10:59 am | by Frost & Sullivan | News | Comments

As industrial growth intensifies in Europe, rising investments in the food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries will bolster the process mixing equipment market in the region. New application areas such as bioreactors, fine chemistry, and vaccine manufacturing will give a further boost to the market.

5 Ways To Maximize Success With a Co-Packer

October 22, 2014 1:00 am | by Sheila Heath, Marketing Manager, CROWN Specialty Packaging N.A. | Articles | Comments

From family businesses to the largest multinational brands, many manufacturers rely on co-packers as a way to enhance production efficiencies and reduce costs, allowing them to increase capacity at peak times without large investments. This short checklist can help guide brands in their search to find the right partner at the right time.

The Challenge Of Transporting Coal Combustion Residues

October 20, 2014 1:00 am | by R. Munson, BEUMER Kansas City LLC | Articles | Comments

Many projects are contemplating the design of coal combustion residues handling systems to comply with EPA regulations and to relieve pressure on existing ash ponds. For each of these projects, one critical aspect of their feasibility is to determine how to store the CCR at the point of production and how to transport it to the new landfill.

Material Handling Industry Outlook

October 15, 2014 1:00 am | by Jerry Matos, Product Specialist, Cherry's Material Handling | Articles | Comments

Several leading industry groups shared their vision for the future of the material handling industry in a report entitled, “The U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics.” The report analyzes the challenges and opportunities facing the industry and focuses on several trends that will play a key role in the future of the material handling and logistics industries.

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3 Key Business Drivers For Labeling In A Global Supply Chain

October 13, 2014 2:25 pm | by Josh Roffman | Articles | Comments

In today’s global economy, it’s critical to identify, understand and measure how certain business drivers impact your supply chain and  business growth. To do so, you must consider the critical role that labeling plays in meeting the demands of key business drivers, as they can have a significant impact on the performance and success of your business. 

6 Ways To Encourage Warehouse Safety

October 9, 2014 1:00 am | by Jerry Matos, Product Specialist, Cherry's Industrial Equipment | Articles | Comments

Maintaining a safe working environment in your warehouse is just as important as your productivity. Productivity declines when accidents disable skilled employees or damage equipment and materials. Safety as a result must be taken seriously. Here are six ways to encourage your crew to work safely.

Eradicating The Harmful Impacts Of Manufacturing

October 8, 2014 10:27 am | by Plymouth University | News | Comments

Plymouth University scientists confirm a new technique for applying high-quality finishes in engineering reduces the harmful impact by more than 98%.                                        

How Lean Is Your Workstation?

October 8, 2014 9:37 am | by IMPO Magazine | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue of IMPO, we show you the power of innovation and vision with ORG Chem Group, the importance of integrating workstations into Lean process flow, and investigate where the optimum place to manufacture really is. 

Polyester Plant Opening In Northwest GA

October 7, 2014 10:53 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A new polyester fiber manufacturing company is opening a facility in northwest Georgia and is expecting to create 114 new jobs.                                              

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DuPont To Increase Packaging & Polymer Capacity

October 2, 2014 10:31 am | by DuPont | News | Comments

DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers announced its intent to continue to increase production capacity of its ethylene copolymers assets at its Texas manufacturing facilities to meet growing market demand.                          

Thousands Attend Anti-Pipeline Gathering In Nebraska

September 29, 2014 11:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Roughly 8,000 people filled a northeast Nebraska farm Saturday to hear Willie Nelson and Neil Young perform at a concert organized by opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.            

Nucor Buys Gallatin Steel For $770M

September 15, 2014 10:41 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Steel company Nucor is buying Gallatin Steel Co. for about $770 million, which will expand Nucor's footprint in the Midwest.                                       

LaSalle County Approves Sand-Processing Facility

September 11, 2014 10:01 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

LaSalle County officials cleared the way for expansion of a sand mine this week, voting to allow construction of a sand-processing and transportation facility.                                       

Small Town Stresses Over Oil Transport Facility

August 25, 2014 10:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Residents in Powers Lake are concerned about a proposed oil transport facility that they say would be built too close to the city and the lake.                                      

Recycling The World's E-Waste

August 25, 2014 9:47 am | by CORINNE CHIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of the estimated 50 million metric tons of hazardous electronic-waste the world generated last year.

UN/DOT Approved Bulk Containers

July 31, 2014 12:45 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Introducing a line of UN/DOT-approved, ShipShape bulk containers that stay covered and secure even if turned completely upside down.

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?” With so many different types of applications, practically no two are the same. The trick is to figure out what material properties are the most important, while at the same time keeping price and processability in mind. 

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 equipment using a proprietary cement mixture in the walls that render them almost impenetrable to thieves and fire. This material also happens to be very difficult to handle. After a year of using a crane to manually unload, they finally found a real solution.

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 production of the fuel and contributed to higher prices.                                           

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.

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