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  • “Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials” Seventh Edition Available

    CEMA (Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association) announces that the seventh edition of “Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials, with Metric Conversion” is now available in print and PDF format. CEMA released the first edition of “Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials”...

  • Continuous Mixer Selected for Multi-Recipe Plastics Processing

    Solids handling specialist, Ajax Equipment, has supplied leading Swedish plastics company Polykemi AB with a stainless steel, twin-screw continuous mixer that mixes plastic granulates with additives and pigments for a range of extrusion machines. The Ajax continuous mixer replaces a batch...

  • OSHA Hearing Examines Silica Dust Risks in Fracking

    OSHA wrapped up nearly three weeks of hearings on a proposed rule to limit workers' exposure to silica dust. Hydraulic fracturing was one of the industry exposures examined, along with general construction, masonry, and foundries. Silica dust is connected to respiratory illnesses and...

  • Micromeritics Announces Instrument Grant to Rutgers University

    Micromeritics’ Instrument Grant Committee has selected its latest grant recipient. A 3Flex Surface Characterization Analyzer has been awarded to the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University. “Our main research areas are the development of novel and...

  • Vortex Offers 10-Year Warranty on Loading Spout Cables

    Vortex Offers 10-Year Warranty on Loading Spout Cables Vortex announces a 10-year warranty on its loading spout lifting cables for its standard and high-volume loading spout systems. Vortex's loading spouts are unique for loading bulk materials into open and/or enclosed vessels...

  • Fette Compacting America Names Scully President

    Fette Compacting America, a leading supplier of tablet press equipment for pharmaceutical and nutritional applications, has named veteran executive Sean Scully as its new president. For Scully, who has been with Fette Compacting since the company’s inception in 1991, the promotion marks...

  • Pharma Tech Names Bryan Cox Director of Technology Transfer

    Pharma Tech Industries (PTI), the largest pharmaceutical contract manufacturer and packager of powder products in the world, has promoted industry veteran Bryan Cox to the position of director of technology transfer.   In his new role, Cox will oversee all commercialization activities for...

  • Bill to Spur Manufacturing Innovation Clears Senate Commerce Committee

    A bill cosponsored by U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) to establish a national network for manufacturing innovation took a big step forward Wednesday, clearing the Senate Commerce Committee by a voice vote. The bipartisan Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2013, led by Senators...

  • Camfil APC Expands Headquarters, Opens New Facility

    Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has expanded its corporate headquarters in Jonesboro, AR with the recent opening of a 13,600-sq-ft office facility for sales and administrative staff. The facility includes open-plan and private offices for 85 employees and a training center to be used for...

  • Schak to Manage Kason Fluid Bed Line

    James Schak has been named product manager of fluid bed processing equipment for Kason Corp., where he will oversee expansion and technical support of the company's line of Vibro-Bed circular vibratory fluid bed dryers and coolers. “Jim brings 30-plus years of experience with direct...