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  • Combustible Dust, Sanitary Design Hot Topics

    By Joe Florkowski Sanitary design and combustible dust were among the topics discussed on the first day of the 119th annual International Association of Operative Millers conference at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs Wednesday. When designing a sanitary facility, location,...

  • Flexco Names Heavy-Duty Mechanical Belt Fasteners Manager

    Aaron Rosso recently joined Flexco as senior product manager, heavy-duty mechanical belt fasteners. In this role, Rosso is responsible for managing the global heavy-duty mechanical belt fastener program, including the program vision and strategy, product development plan, product line portfolio,...

  • Grain Entrapments, Confined Space Incidents Rise in 2014

    By Joe Florkowski, managing editor, Powder & Bulk Solids There were at least 70 confined space-related injuries and fatalities in the U.S. in 2014, up slightly from 2013, according to a new report issued by Purdue University. Of the 70 confined-space cases documented in 2014, more than half...

  • Dow Chemical to Cut 1500+ Jobs

    The Dow Chemical Co. announced a series of actions to further streamline the organization and optimize its footprint that will result in a reduction of approximately 1500–1750 positions, or approximately 3 percent of the global workforce. The company is also announcing additional minor...

  • Economic Pessimism Rises in Canada

    For the first time since the fourth quarter of 2011, economic pessimism is running ahead of optimism in the CPA Canada Business Monitor. The quarterly survey of professional accountants in leadership positions finds pessimism continuing its sharp upward climb. Thirty per cent of respondents...

  • Process Measurement and Automation Bookings up 14%

    Bookings in the process measurement and automation industry grew approximately 14.2% in 2014, according to data reported by Measurement, Control & Automation Association (MCAA) members in various bookings reports. MCAA collects data from its member companies for a variety of reports. On a...

  • Everything You Need to Know about Salt

    The “Mechanical Behavior of Salt VIII” conference (Salt Mech 8) will be held May 26-28 on the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology campus. Nearly 100 university faculty members, industry, and government laboratory workers from all over the world will attend. The conference...

  • Micromeritics Porosimeter Recognized

    The Annual Conference of China Scientific Instruments (ACCSI) recently recognized Micromeritics’ Autopore V Mercury Porosimeter as one of the leading new instruments introduced to the China marketplace in 2014. The annual Best New Scientific Instruments awards are presided over by 60...

  • Growing Market for Safer Chemicals

    A new report finds significant market growth potential for safer, less toxic chemicals. The report from Trucost, an independent research firm, builds a strong case for the growing market potential for safer chemicals based on an in-depth examination of economic research, market trends, and...

  • LPW Awarded Funding to Develop Super-Clean Powders

    The UK Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills announced that LPW Technology, a market leader in the development and supply of metal powders for additive manufacturing (AM), has been awarded government funding through the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (...