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  • Schenck Process Acquires Clyde Process Solutions

    Schenck Process has grown yet again. Since the end of February the Darmstadt, Germany-based company has been the sole shareholder of Clyde Process Solutions, a leading supplier of air filtration, pneumatic conveying, and injection technologies. The shareholders of the previously listed U.K. company...

  • TAPPI Announces New International Nanotechnology Division

    TAPPI has announced that its nanotechnology groups have created a new International Nanotechnology Division. This Division will focus on nanotechnology for renewable materials, including the advancement of research and development for nanocellulose. The International Nanotechnology Division will...

  • SAMPE Advanced Materials Forecast Forum Ends With a Look into the Future

    SAMPE (The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering) invited two dozen executives for a three-day meeting on the future of the advanced materials industry.  Possible trends and projections on advanced materials spanning five to 20 years were made by government,...

  • Food Extrusion Technology Course Offered

    The Center for Professional Advancement’s (CfPA) is offering a course on Food Extrusion Technology, March 28-30, 2011, in New Brunswick, NJ Food extrusion has become a very important processing operation. Today, the food extruder is used to produce pasta and other cold formed products,...

  • Meyer & Sons Announces New President

    Wm. W. Meyer & Sons Inc., a world leader in the manufacture of dry bulk material processing equipment, pneumatic conveyors, dust collectors, insulation blowing machines, and vacuum collection systems, has announced the promotion of Greg Buric from general manager to president of the company...

  • AAR Reports Gains in Carload and Intermodal Traffic

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports rail traffic gains for the week ending March 5, 2011, with U.S. railroads originating 300,953 carloads, up 5.5 percent compared with the same week last year. Intermodal volume for the week was also up, totaling 214,343 trailers and containers, up...

  • Netzsch Premier Promotes Randall Smith to President, Appoints Stephen Miranda Sales Director

    Netzsch Premier Technologies LLC promoted Randall Smith to president has named Stephen Miranda as the new sales director grinding and dispersing for North America. Smith oversees the operation of Netzsch’s U.S. grinding division and the company’s products and is responsible for...

  • SOCMA to Host Fourth Annual Washington Fly-In

    With more than 100 new members of Congress and recently-introduced legislation affecting the industry, chemical executives are rallying in the nation's capital to discuss their concerns with lawmakers during SOCMA's Annual Washington Fly-in, April 12-13, 2011. "Given the influx of freshman...

  • Conveyor Industry Shipments Rebound in 2010

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports that 2010 shipments in North America were up 9.6%. CEMA estimates that shipments totaled $6.642 billion for 2010, an increase of $584 million from 2009 shipments of $6.058 billion. CEMA estimates that new orders totaled $6.85 billion...

  • George Huber III Elected CEMA President

    George Huber III, vice president, Industrial Kinetics Inc., Downers Grove, IL, was elected president of the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) at the organization's recent 78th Annual Meeting in La Quinta, CA.    Huber becomes head of the North American industry trade...