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  • CSB to Share Fatal Explosion Findings

    The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on April 22, 2014, at 5:30 pm at the Southside Community Center in West, TX. At the public meeting, the board will hear preliminary findings from the CSB's investigation team into the April 17, 2013, fire and...

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  • Texture Training Key to Improved QC Analysis

    QC testing plays a more prominent role in the success of a product than ever before. Whether it’s a package that won’t open, crackers that have no snap, an adhesive bandage that won’t stay attached, or skin creams that won’t spread, in todays marketplace textural...

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  • Key Technology Appoints Process Systems Product Manager

    Key Technology has appointed Peter Wood as process systems product manager. Wood is responsible for planning and managing activities that support the development and sales of Key’s Smart Shaker suite of vibratory conveyors that includes Iso-Flo, Impulse, and Horizon conveyors. He also manages...

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  • Vecoplan Names Sales Engineering Manager

    Vecoplan LLC, a worldwide leader in size reduction technologies, recently appointed Lars Koller to the position of sales engineering manager – systems & products. Koller joined Vecoplan in 2011 as a project engineer. “Lars’ performance over the last couple of years, made...

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  • “Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials” Seventh Edition Available

    CEMA (Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association) announces that the seventh edition of “Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials, with Metric Conversion” is now available in print and PDF format. CEMA released the first edition of “Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials”...

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  • Continuous Mixer Selected for Multi-Recipe Plastics Processing

    Solids handling specialist, Ajax Equipment, has supplied leading Swedish plastics company Polykemi AB with a stainless steel, twin-screw continuous mixer that mixes plastic granulates with additives and pigments for a range of extrusion machines. The Ajax continuous mixer replaces a batch...

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  • OSHA Hearing Examines Silica Dust Risks in Fracking

    OSHA wrapped up nearly three weeks of hearings on a proposed rule to limit workers' exposure to silica dust. Hydraulic fracturing was one of the industry exposures examined, along with general construction, masonry, and foundries. Silica dust is connected to respiratory illnesses and...

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  • Micromeritics Announces Instrument Grant to Rutgers University

    Micromeritics’ Instrument Grant Committee has selected its latest grant recipient. A 3Flex Surface Characterization Analyzer has been awarded to the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University. “Our main research areas are the development of novel and...

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  • Vortex Offers 10-Year Warranty on Loading Spout Cables

    Vortex Offers 10-Year Warranty on Loading Spout Cables Vortex announces a 10-year warranty on its loading spout lifting cables for its standard and high-volume loading spout systems. Vortex's loading spouts are unique for loading bulk materials into open and/or enclosed vessels...

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  • Fette Compacting America Names Scully President

    Fette Compacting America, a leading supplier of tablet press equipment for pharmaceutical and nutritional applications, has named veteran executive Sean Scully as its new president. For Scully, who has been with Fette Compacting since the company’s inception in 1991, the promotion marks...

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