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  • Price Increase for Carbon Black Pigments

    The Inorganic Materials Business Unit of Evonik Industries, Essen, is increasing prices for carbon black pigments by up to 9% depending on the product. The price increase will be effective for all deliveries on or after August 1, 2009. Evonik is the world's second largest producer of carbon...

  • Mettler-Toledo Releases Newsletter for Bakery, Snack, and Confectionary Industries

    Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed and Mettler-Toledo Safeline, worldwide leaders in product inspection equipment, have released a newsletter aimed specifically at the bakery, snack, and confectionary industries. The newsletter includes several case studies of installations of Hi-Speed checkweighers and...

  • Fairbanks Scales Acquires Automated Access Solutions

    Fairbanks Scales Inc. has announced the purchase of a majority of the assets of Automated Access Solutions (AAS) from PDQ Manufacturing Inc., a subsidiary of Dover Corp. AAS is engaged in the business of designing, manufacturing, and marketing automated access systems used in vehicle weighing...

  • Call for Topics for Pittcon Conferee Networking Sessions

    Pittcon Conferee Networking Sessions are free to all registered attendees and provide an open forum for people to establish new friendships, alliances, and communication in an informal environment. These sessions provide an arena for conferees, exhibitors, sales, and technical people to come...

  • Siemens Launches Safety Innovation Tour

    As part of its ongoing effort to bring technology and solutions directly to its customers, Siemens Energy & Automation Inc. (SE&A) has announced that it has launched a Safety Innovation Tour. The tour, which will visit cities across the U.S., features live demonstrations and seminars on how...

  • NXP and Siemens Collaborate on Pharmaceutical RFID Innovation

    NXP, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, today announced a collaboration with Siemens on an RFID-based supply chain pharmaceutical project designed to improve efficiency from manufacture to retail. Using NXP’s Application and System Center (ASC, formerly known as RFID...

  • Jenike & Johanson Launches New Web Site in Spanish

    Jenike & Johanson Inc., a world leader in the engineering of powder and bulk solids handling, is pleased to announce its newest Web site is available in Spanish. The site includes case studies, technical newsletters, technical papers, and examples of powder and bulk solids flow problems, and...

  • IPIC and NOVA Chemicals Announce Closing of Transaction

    International Petroleum Investment Co. (IPIC) and NOVA Chemicals Corp. have announced the completion of the acquisition of NOVA Chemicals by way of a plan of arrangement. NOVA Chemicals will continue to operate its chemicals and plastics business from its North American base. "We are very...

  • Hartzell Fan Receives Patent

    Hartzell Fan, a leading manufacturer of industrial air moving equipment, received notice from the United States Patent Office that Patent Application #7,494,325 on the Adjustable Pitch Aluminum Prop (AL Prop) has been approved. This patent is based on the shape, arrangement, and location of the...

  • Hexion Specialty Chemicals Launches Albecor-Bio Low-Temperature Cure Powder Coating Resins

    Hexion Specialty Chemicals has launched Albecor-Bio, a family of bio-based, low-temperature cure powder coatings. The Albecor-Bio modified polyester technology, derived from renewable resources, results in powder coatings that are curable at low temperatures while retaining excellent durability and...