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  • Plastics Industry to Add 462,000 New Jobs

    Due largely to plentiful and affordable natural gas and natural gas liquids from shale formations, U.S. jobs related to plastics manufacturing are expected to grow by 462,000 (more than 20 percent) over the next decade, reaching more than 2.7 million, according to a new report. “The...

  • DIR Technologies Partners with Pfizer

    DIR Technologies, a provider of quality and process control solutions for pharmaceutical primary packaging, has announced a five-year agreement with Pfizer Inc. The agreement provides Pfizer with access to DIR Technologies’ first-to-industry inspection and quality control solutions, and...

  • Heyl & Patterson to Present on Frac Sand Drying

    Heyl & Patterson Inc., a world leader in thermal processing and bulk material handling systems, will present “Fluid Bed and Rotary Dryers for Frac Sand” at the 2015 Oilfield Minerals & Markets Forum on Thursday, May 28 at 4:30 pm CST at The Houstonian Hotel in Houston....

  • ISA Releases Automation System Tuning Pocket Guide

    The newly released fourth edition of the International Society of Automation’s (ISA) Good Tuning: A Pocket Guide by Gregory K. McMillan has been updated to deliver more precise and optimal tuning for nearly all types of applications in the process industries. “This new edition is...

  • Bulk Solids Innovation Center Grand Opening Set

    After breaking ground on the project less than a year ago, the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center will celebrate its grand opening with a purple ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2pm Thursday, May 14. The two-story, 13,000-sq-ft facility is the only one of its kind in North America...

  • Conveyor Equipment Sales Rise Sharply

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its March 2015 billed sales (shipments) increased by 17.2% when compared to March 2014 sales. When compared to February 2015, March 2015 billed sales were up 18.6%. March billed sales were up 21.1% for Bulk Handling...

  • Managing Grain Bin Safety in Multiple Locations

    By Joe Florkowski Preventing accidents in grain bins and silos may be challenging but an Ohio-based milling company shared how it evaluates storage space and promotes safety across multiple locations and hundreds of facilities during the 119th annual International Association of Operative Millers...

  • Dust Hazard Assessment Strategies

    By Joe Florkowski The hows and whys of combustible dust explosions and how to prevent them were part of the focus of the second and final day of the 119th annual International Association of Operative Millers conference at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, Thursday, May 7. Dr....

  • Dow Acquires Univation Technologies LLC

    The Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) has closed on the acquisition of ExxonMobil Chemical Co.’s ownership share of Univation Technologies LLC, previously a 50/50 joint venture with Dow. In October 2014, Dow and ExxonMobil announced jointly the signing of a definitive agreement to restructure...

  • Ametek Acquires Global Tubes

    Ametek Inc. has acquired Global Tubes, a leading manufacturer of high-precision, small-diameter metal tubing, for approximately $200 million.   The business has annual sales of approximately $120 million. Global Tubes is comprised of two businesses: Fine Tubes, based in Plymouth, UK, and...