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  • DEM Keynote Tech Panel Kicks Off Day Two of Powder Show

    “DEM is going to replace the need for experimentation,” according to Alan Roberts, professor emeritus, University of Newcastle/founding director, TUNRA Bulk Solids. The second day of the Powder & Bulk Solids Conference – the dry processing and bulk solids handling industry...

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  • Watch Video Highlights from the Powder Show Floor

    Earlier this month, the dry processing and bulk solids handling world converged on the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL for the 2014 International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition. The Powder Show has been the premier event for the industry for nearly 40...

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  • Powder Flow Analysis at Powder Show Conference

    Preventing and solving powder flow problems was one of the main focuses of the second day of the International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Powder flow problems can lead to limited storage, caking, or agglomeration, or possibly...

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  • Industry Professionals Overflow Conference Rooms at Powder Show

    Conference rooms were filled to capacity and more as the revamped 2014 International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference got underway Tuesday at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.  A standing-room only throng turned out for the opening Keynote Technology Panel on...

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  • Brookfield Celebrates 80th Anniversary

    Brookfield Engineering, Middleboro, MA, is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2014. The company began in 1933 when Donald Brookfield, Sr. envisioned a new, unconventional approach to measuring viscosity. His experimentation with motors and springs in the basement of his family’s home...

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  • Watch a Live Explosion on the Powder Show Floor

    In addition to providing his insights as part of the keynote panel on combustible dust, Johannes Lotterman, head of projects and expansion with Rembe Inc., later demonstrated mini explosions on the show floor. The first video shows an explosion without the Rembe Q-Rohr indoor explosion venting...

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  • Man Dies in Grain Storage Bin

    Leon Madey, a 73-year-old farmer died Monday after becoming trapped in a grain bin in Genoa, IL, according to the DeKalb County the coroner’s office. According to reports, Madey had been loading a truck with his son and entered the silo in an attempt to clear a crust (a hard top that...

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  • Powder Show Kicks Off Tuesday

    The dry processing and bulk solids handling world has been converging on Rosemont, IL as the 2014 International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition (Powder Show) begins Tuesday at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.     The Powder Show has been the premier...

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  • Plastic Bag Ban Could Kill Manufacturing Jobs

    The Chicago City Council’s decision to ban plastic shopping bags will damage the plastics manufacturing industry’s ongoing efforts to create and maintain American manufacturing jobs, according to SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association. The City Council voted April 30 to ban...

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  • Explosion Trial Delayed

    The trial for the West Fertilizer Plant explosion that occurred April 17, 2013, in West, TX, that resulted in at least 14 fatalities, 226 injuries, has been delayed. Lawyers from both sides discussed changes that are necessary before the trial begins. The trial was originally scheduled for...

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