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  • OSHA Fines Tonawanda Coke $175k After Worker’s Death

    The Buffalo, NY area office of the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is proposing $175,200 in fines for the Tonawanda Coke Corp. facility in New York state after an investigation following the death of a worker there in January uncovered several...

  • SOCMA Webinar to Examine Impacts of TSCA Reform

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is hosting a webinar on July 20 examining the impacts of recent reforms of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Taking place from 1 pm to 2 pm EST, the webinar, "Enacted TSCA Reform - What is on the Horizon?" aims to assist...

  • Monsanto and DuPont Form Dicamba Supply Agreement

    Monsanto and DuPont are entering a multi-year supply agreement for the chemical herbicide dicamba, a major component of the St. Louis-based agricultural giant’s Roundup line, in the US and Canada, Monsanto announced by press release Thursday. Terms were not disclosed. “This agreement...

  • OSHA Issues New Combustible Dust Hazard Fact Sheet

    The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a new fact sheet on combustible dust explosion hazards, Safety & Health Magazine reported Wednesday. Titled “Protecting Workers from Combustible Dust Explosion Hazards,” the...

  • Piab Acquires Kenos, Grips New Market

    Piab has acquired Italian-based Kenos, a leading company in the market of large area vacuum grippers. Kenos designs and manufactures gripping systems used in various applications e.g. packaging, wood, food, etc. Piab and Kenos have complementary product offerings and the combination will...

  • New Alcoa Factory for Metal Powders Used in 3D Printing

    Alcoa has opened a 3D printing metal powder production facility to produce proprietary nickel, aluminum, and titanium powders used in 3D printed aerospace parts, the New York City-based company announced Wednesday. The company said the plant is part of a $60 million investment in expanding Alcoa...

  • Honeywell Buys Automation Technology Firm Intelligrated

    Intelligrated, a Mason, OH-based provider of automated material handling solutions, is being acquired by Honeywell in a $1.5 billion transaction that is expected to complete regulatory approval by the third quarter of 2016, the companies announced in separate press releases on July 1. “...

  • Pfizer Invests $350 Mil. in China Biotechnology Center

    Global pharmaceutical company Pfizer is investing $350 million to develop a new biotechnology research and production center in China’s Hangzhou economic development area, the company recently announced by press release. “We believe that the Pfizer Global Technology Center in Hangzhou...

  • Sintex-Wausaukee CEO to Retire

    Edward Trueman, president, chief executive officer and director of the Sintex-Wausaukee division of Sintex Industries will retire this year pending the selection and instatement of a new CEO, the company announced by press release Wednesday. “It has been my privilege to have led Sintex-...

  • Nestlé, Chromocell Searching for Salt Alternatives

    Nestlé and Chromocell Corp., a life sciences company focused on the discovery of novel ingredients, have agreed to extend their collaborative effort to reduce sodium in foods. The continuation of the joint effort underscores the commitment both companies share to develop nutritious,...