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  • Yokogawa Appoints Ian Verhappen Head of Canadian Business

    Yokogawa Electric Corp. announces that Ian Verhappen will become the managing director of Yokogawa Canada Inc., reporting to Yokogawa Corp. America president Chester J. Mroz. In this position, Verhappen will be responsible for overseeing all Yokogawa business operations in Canada. With his...

  • Haver Filling Systems Welcomes New Management

    After 32 years with Haver Filling Systems, Thomas Reckersdrees resigned his position as vice president in April, in order to start his own business. Paul Ribka joined Haver as executive vice president on April 1. Before joining the Haver Group, Paul worked as a management consultant for the global...

  • FlowCAM Reveals Impact of Particle Shape on Powder Flow, Performance

    The FlowCAM imaging particle analysis system from laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies, Yarmouth, ME, has enabled Ross Clark, distinguished research fellow of global ingredient supplier CP Kelco, San Diego, to detect and identify minute batch to batch variations in...

  • ISPE Updates Standards for Assessing Particulate Containment Performance of Pharmaceutical Equipment

    ISPE has updated its Good Practice Guide on Assessing the Particulate Containment Performance of Pharmaceutical Equipment, which sets a standard method of measurement for particulate containment systems so that they can be accurately compared and assessed. The Guide has been updated to address a...

  • Mole•Master Introduces Advanced Dry Ice Blasting

    Mole•Master Services Corp. is now offering dry ice blasting as part of its silo and bin cleaning and abrasive blasting services. "Tremendous advances in engineering enable us to provide dry ice blasting that offers major reductions in set-up time and production downtime," said Dave...

  • Matcon UK ‘Open Day’ Showcased Latest in Lean Powder Manufacturing Solutions

    Matcon is a market leading organization specializing in the design and supply of flexible materials handling solutions using Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) technology. Matcon recently hosted another successful "Lean Manufacturing Open Day" at its UK headquarters, welcoming delegates...

  • Cardinal Scale Launches New Web Site

    Cardinal Scale Mfg. Co., Webb City, MO, has launched its new Web site at www.CardinalScale.com. The new site is a resource for Cardinal Scale company and product information, with many new features and a new design that presents the company’s American-made scales and weighing systems....

  • SOR Achieves SIL Certification for Pressure and Level Switches

    SOR announced that its line of pressure, differential pressure, temperature, vacuum, and level switches have been certified fit for use in SIL (Safety Integrity Level) environments. SOR is one of only a few manufacturers in the industry to offer its entire range of switches certified to IEC 61508...

  • Genomatica Appoints Jeff Lievense Executive Vice President, Process Technology

    Genomatica announced that it has hired Jeff Lievense, Ph.D., as executive vice president, process technology, effective May 1, 2012. Lievense served at Amyris from December 2007 until April 2012, most recently as executive vice president, process development. From 1994 to November 2007, he was...

  • Chemical Industry Honors Companies for Performance, Commitment to Health and Safety

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) kicked off its 21st Annual Responsible Care Conference and Expo by honoring member and Partner companies, as well as individuals that have made significant contributions to the environment, health, safety, and security in the chemical industry. The annual...