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Site Sign and Label Master Planning Webinar

July 15, 2013 12:14 pm | Events

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.

Cosmetics Plant Worker Settles Suit Over Workplace Sex Assault

July 15, 2013 10:25 am | News | Comments

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.

5 Quick Questions: Bobby Harris, CEO of BlueGrace Logistics

July 12, 2013 5:17 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

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.

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Judge Approves Sale of Ethanol Plant in Oshkosh

July 12, 2013 10:32 am | News | Comments

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.

NY Sets Hearings on Plan to Reduce Carbon Cap

July 11, 2013 10:31 am | News | Comments

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.

Grease-Resistant Additive

July 11, 2013 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Direct-to-Sheet Process

July 11, 2013 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Case Sealers

July 11, 2013 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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Private Company Plans Ohio Electric Plant

July 10, 2013 9:30 am | News | Comments

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.

Dodging Disaster: VPP Group

July 9, 2013 2:59 pm | by Krystal Gabert, Editor | Articles | Comments

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.

Temporary Bonding Solution for Semiconductor Packaging

July 9, 2013 9:00 am | by Chem.Info Staff | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Bottle Unscrambler

July 9, 2013 9:00 am | by Chem.Info Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: Omega Design Corporation’s bottle unscrambler features patented rotary pockets and provides speed, precision and expandability.

Tube Filling Platform

July 9, 2013 9:00 am | by Chem.Info Staff | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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EPA's Abandoned Wyoming Fracking Study One Retreat of Many

July 9, 2013 8:13 am | by ABRAHM LUSTGARTEN, ProPublica | News | Comments

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.

Looking Back at Japan's Nuclear Crisis (Part I)

July 8, 2013 5:29 pm | by Discovery Channel | Videos | Comments

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.

Baseball Teams Honor West Victims, First Responders

July 8, 2013 10:38 am | by URIEL J. GARCIA, Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

Polypropylene Storage and Packaging Containers

July 8, 2013 9:00 am | by Chem.Info Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: Milliken’s Millad polypropylene is a lightweight, low density and high clarity option for storage and packaging containers.

Tray Forming System

July 8, 2013 9:00 am | by Chem.Info Staff | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Tablet Counter

July 8, 2013 9:00 am | by Chem.Info Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PACKAGING EQUIPMENT: NJM Packaging’s tablet counter is a versatile servo driven counting and filling system for solid-dose pharmaceuticals.

Western Group Submits Proposal for Nuclear Power

July 3, 2013 10:20 am | by SHANNON DININNY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A consortium of Western utilities and a nuclear reactor designer have submitted a proposal to the U.S. Department of Energy to build a small nuclear reactor to meet future demand for carbon-free power. The proposal seeks millions of dollars in grant money to walk the project through the vigorous licensing and permitting process.

Ex-FBI Director to Review BP Settlement Program

July 3, 2013 10:17 am | by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh was appointed Tuesday to investigate alleged misconduct by a lawyer who helped run BP's multibillion-dollar settlement fund. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued an order naming Freeh, who now runs a consulting firm, a "special master" for the investigation.

Site of 2 Deadly La. Plant Explosions Still Closed

July 2, 2013 10:13 am | by LITTICE BACON-BLOOD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Plants that were the sites of two chemical explosions a day apart in south Louisiana remained closed, and it could be months before federal investigators determine the causes of the blasts that killed three workers and sent nearly 100 others to hospitals last month.

BP Starts New Unit at NW Indiana Oil Refinery

July 2, 2013 10:03 am | News | Comments

BP says its northwestern Indiana oil refinery is back at full production with major unit back in operation. The oil giant says startup of the new 250,000 barrel-per-day crude distillation unit at the Whiting Refinery marks a major milestone in the ongoing $3.8 billion upgrade and expansion of the facility along Lake Michigan.

Dry Screw Pump

July 2, 2013 9:00 am | by Chem.Info Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PUMPS & VALVES: Edwards Group Limited’s dry screw pump features cutting-edge technology, enabling users to optimise their processes with a low cost of ownership and a reduced footprint.

Liquid Carbon Dioxide Pump

July 2, 2013 9:00 am | by Chem.Info Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PUMPS & VALVES: Supercritical Fluid Technologies’ self-contained liquid carbon dioxide pump makes it possible to achieve high pressure without the need for an external cooling bath.

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