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  • Micromeritics Scientist Elected to Expert Committee

    Micromeritics senior pharmaceutical scientist Myke Scoggins, Ph.D., was recently elected to serve on the 2015–2020 Convention Cycle for the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP). The role of this expert committee is to develop new and revise existing general chapters related to...

  • Four Feared Dead after Wood Flour Mill Explosions

    One person died and three others are feared dead after explosions at Wood Flour Mills near Cheshire, England Friday, July 17. William Barks, 51, Dorothy Bailey, 62, Jason Shingler, 38, and Derek Moore, 62 are believed to have been inside the mill when the explosion ripped through the building just...

  • General Mills to Close Two Facilities, Cut 600 Jobs

    General Mills announced plans to close its manufacturing facility in West Chicago, IL, and one of its two facilities in Joplin, MO. The decision to close the West Chicago facility is subject to negotiation with union officials. If the decision becomes final, the company expects the facility...

  • Chemical Safety Board to Discuss Chemical Safety Issues

    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will hold a public business meeting on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, to discuss chemical safety issues, including the status of current CSB investigations at Dupont in LaPorte, TX, and West Fertilizer in West, TX.  The Board will also discuss and may vote on...

  • Free Explosion Protection Seminar

    Fike Corp. announces a free, one-day explosion protection seminar that will be offered in four different cities. Attendees will learn about the following: •    Combustible Dust Essentials •    NFPA Standards and Code Updates •  ...

  • SPE Partners with Credible for Student Loan Debt Relief

    The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has named Credible, a leading independent marketplace for student loans and loan refinancing, as its preferred provider of student loan refinancing services.   The partnership with Credible will enable SPE members to compare student loan refinancing...

  • Simplifying Material Handling

    Featuring the piFLOW series of vacuum conveyors, this new 56-page Version 5.0 catalog is a resource guide for a variety of industries including food, chemical, and pharmaceutical. The catalog includes a Piab Vacuum Academy section that details the principles of vacuum conveying and how it can...

  • Fike Expands Explosion Vent Product Lines

    Fike Corp. has added two new types of vents to its explosion vent product lines: the round Sani-VA sanitary vent and the CV-S high vacuum vent.   The Sani-VA sanitary explosion vent is ideal for demanding "clean" applications.   "Fike has developed a leak-proof,...

  • Atlas Copco #1 in Newsweek Ranking

    Atlas Copco was ranked 11th in the world and highest in the industrial sector by Newsweek Green Rankings, one of the world’s foremost corporate environmental rankings of the 500 largest publicly-traded, global companies by market capitalization.        ...

  • Shipping Execs Say Hazmat Transport Regs Too Complex

    Is complying with the multitude of regulations for the transport of hazardous materials – also known as dangerous goods (DG) – truly a challenge? Well, even Albert Einstein would have had problems figuring out some of the rules, according to shipping executives recently surveyed by...