Construction on a $700 million expansion at Valero Refinery's St. Charles Parish plant is expected to begin sometime in late 2015 or early 2016. The plant occupies roughly 1,000 acres along the Mississippi River in Norco. The expansion will include construction of a large methanol unit.
Conveying equipment can’t just keep getting faster — it has to get smarter as well. Learn how market conditions, design elements, and maintenance issues work together to create positive trends in the conveyor industry. Investments in conveying systems have been slowly creeping up in manufacturing environments.
Excel Energy’s French Island plant is a combination generating plant and resource recovery facility. By working together to turn trash into power, the two facilities generated more than 88,500 MWH of electricity in 2012 -- enough to power nearly 10,000 homes.
GREEN PRODUCTS: Dayton Progress’ nanoceramic grease uses particles that act as sub-microscopic ball bearings to provide continuous lubrication to steel surfaces, and the grease has a much lower coefficient of friction at all temperatures than traditional PTFE greases, making it environmentally friendly.
GREEN PRODUCTS: Raven Industries, Inc.’s high-efficiency cascade reclaim line recovers polymer from internal processes and pelletizes it under conditions that allow the pellets to be used instantly, resulting in increased productivity.
GREEN PRODUCTS: Innovnano’s 4YSZ nanostructured material is designed for use in suspension and is ideally suited for suspension plasma spray, a powerful new method for the application of coatings that offers an environmentally friendly TBC solution and reduces overall carbon footprints.
Graphic Products, Inc. will host Site Sign and Label Master-planning, a free webinar for facility managers, safety managers, operations managers, safety supervisors and other safety professionals on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 10 a.m. Pacific time/1 p.m. Eastern Time.
A woman has settled a lawsuit against Cosmetic Essence Inc. stemming from a sexual assault at the company's plant in Roanoke. According to the federal lawsuit, both the woman and her assailant worked at the plant. The lawsuit alleged that Cosmetic Essence didn't check the assailant's criminal background, which would have shown he was a sex offender.
Bobby Harris believes that social media and the platforms it rests on are not just a fad, but the future of his industry. He recently sat down with Manufacturing.net to discuss social media and the potential impact it can have for manufacturers.
A judge in Winnebago County has approved the sale of an ethanol plant in Oshkosh to a company in western Wisconsin. Ace Ethanol of Stanley wants to buy the Utica Energy plant for $16½ million. The deal must be approved by shareholders at a meeting later this month.
New York regulators have scheduled a series of hearing on a proposal to reduce the volume of carbon dioxide emissions allowed in a nine-state region. The state is part of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which announced in February plans to cap emissions at 91 million tons each year starting in 2014.
PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: Clariant’s grease-resistant additive is an eco-friendly solution for protective food papers and board that functions without releasing impurities into the packaging like similar fluorine technologies.
PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: OCTAL’s direct-to-sheet process streamlines manufacturing for DPET™ sheet making traceability documentation straightforward for thermoformers by eliminating five stages of the conventional sheet production process and reducing exposure to the atmosphere.
PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: Eagle Packaging Machinery’s case sealers reduce time that is wasted when manually sealing cases and are available in automatic and semi-automatic models. Ideal for small and growing companies, the sealers provide an accurate and consistent sealing process.
A private company says a planned $800 million electric power plant in eastern Ohio will be powered by natural gas from shale drilling. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that Carroll County Energy plans to build the 700-megawatt plant on 77 acres near Carrollton, southeast of Canton.
Chem.Info's recurring Dodging Disasters feature details the missteps and safety oversights that led to a recent plant disaster and provides actionable information to help processors avoid the same mistakes. Today we take a look at a recent incident at VPP Group.
PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: Dow Corning’s temporary bonding solution for 3D Through-Silicone-Via (TSV) semiconductor packaging is a bi-layer spin-on temporary bonding solutions that eliminates the need for specialized equipment for wafer pretreatment to enable bonding or wafer post-treatment for debonding.
PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: Omega Design Corporation’s bottle unscrambler features patented rotary pockets and provides speed, precision and expandability.
PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: Oystar Group’s tube filling platform is highly productive and ergonomically designed for maximum process reliability through servo technology and excellent accessibility from all sides.
An EPA fracking study drew heated criticism over its methodology and awaited a peer review that promised to settle the dispute. Now the EPA will instead hand the study over to the state of Wyoming, whose research will be funded by EnCana, the very drilling company whose wells may have caused the contamination.
In this gripping four-part series for Discovery Channel, Paula Zahn takes viewers inside the unthinkable natural disaster that triggered the nuclear crisis at Fukushima DaiiChi. In this clip, Zahn narrates the early moments of the disaster as the tsunami begins to overtake the nuclear power plant.
For a few hours Saturday, the beleaguered residents of West could put aside this spring's deadly fertilizer plant explosion and instead focus on which baseball team they liked better — the Texas Rangers or Houston Astros. The explosion killed 15 and injured 200.
PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: Milliken’s Millad polypropylene is a lightweight, low density and high clarity option for storage and packaging containers.
PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: Eagle Packaging Machinery’s tray forming system is an environmentally friendly and automatic tray forming solution designed to erect self-locking corrugated and paperboard trays.