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  • EcoSystem Appoints Bourne to Board of Directors

    EcoSystem Corp. has announced the appointment of Trevor Bourne, the founder and chief executive officer of Global Ethanol LLC, to EcoSystem’s board of directors. Founded in July 2006, Global operates two ethanol plants for a total production of 160 million gallons per year. Global...

  • Laidig Systems Hosts Manufacturing Plant Open House

    About 250 people toured the manufacturing facilities of Laidig Systems Inc. in Mishawaka, Indiana, during a three-day open house May 4-6. The focus of the open house was a new blast-cleaning and powder-coat painting system for large steel components. As one of the largest such systems in the U.S...

  • ACC Announces 2008 Responsible Care Energy Efficiency Award Winners

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is honoring 17 of its member companies for implementing energy efficiency improvements in 2008 that together saved enough BTUs to power a city the size of St. Petersburg, Florida for one year. ACC presented a total of 56 awards to these companies for their...

  • Dooley Reinforces Commitment to Chemicals Management in Letter to Secretary Clinton

    As the second International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM-2) approaches next week in Geneva, Cal Dooley, president and CEO of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), highlighted the progress made by the global chemical industry. In a letter sent to Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton,...

  • Jet Pulverizer Meets Triosyn Particle-Size Reduction Requirements

    The Jet Pulverizer Co. has developed a process solution to produce Triosyn powder with a 1.2 µm average particle size. In 2008, Triosyn Corp., located in Williston, VT, approached Jet Pulverizer to obtain Triosyn powder of particle size averaging at 1.5 µm. Triosyn Corp. is...

  • Chilworth Presents Fire, Explosion, & Thermal Hazards Training Course

    An essential part of safe manufacturing is the evaluation of processes and plant to identify sources of hazard and to prescribe practical safety measures. To do this effectively requires a technical understanding of process safety and the practical experience of implementing safety measures in...

  • Freeman Webinar to Focus on Measuring Powder Behavior in Relation to QbD

    On May 20, 2009, Tim Freeman, director of operations for powder characterization company Freeman Technology, will present a free Webinar on measuring powder behavior in relation to quality by design. Recent advances in technology for measuring the flow properties of powders enable the...

  • OSHA Initiating Tougher Rules on Combustible Dust

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is initiating a comprehensive rulemaking on combustible dust. OSHA will issue an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and convene related stakeholder meetings to evaluate possible regulatory methods and request...

  • American Chemistry Council Launches Facebook Application

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has launched Mylecule, a new application on the social networking Web site Facebook.com. Similar to other Facebook applications, such as “friend wheel” or “friend sets,” the Mylecule allows users to create “molecular bonds”...

  • Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems to Host Size Reduction Webinar

    Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems will host an online educational program on Wednesday, May 20 at 2:00 pm EST on the “Basics of Size Reduction”. Focusing on selecting the best technology for your desired size reduction needs, this webinar has been designed to discuss the basics of size...