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  • LMT Group Opens International Customer Center

    On September 10, 2015, the LMT Group celebrated the opening of Fette Compacting's machine construction division’s newly established customer center in Schwarzenbek. Following almost a year of construction, the very latest testing and acceptance rooms for tablet presses have been unveiled...

  • Material Handling Operations Courses Offered

    Registration is now open for two November grain operations courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (K-State). The online courses cover management tactics for grain facility supervisors and advanced materials handling. Courses run from Nov. 2-Dec. 4...

  • Tarsco Begins $7M Bolted Tank Facility Upgrade

    Tarsco, a TF Warren company has purchased a Bystronic ByTrans Extended 3015 laser for its Goodman, MO bolted tank operations facility. The laser is the first part of a $7 million equipment upgrade to improve overall quality and reduce production costs. The state-of-the-art, high-speed laser is...

  • China Issues Combustible Dust Explosion Guidelines

    After multiple deadly explosions, China has released the first national guidelines on preventing explosion of combustible dust in work places. Issued by the State Administration of Work Safety, the guidelines list requirements on safety management of work sites with combustible dust, technical...

  • Pneumatic Conveying Market to Reach $30 Billion

    The global pneumatic conveying system market is expected to reach $30.67 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. Rapid industrialization coupled with the growing need to achieve energy efficiency is expected to elevate industry growth over the forecast period....

  • OSHA Fines Food Processing Plant $71K

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Wichita area office cited Reser's Fine Foods, Topeka, KS, for 13 serious safety and health violations. OSHA opened an investigation at the company, after receiving a complaint about an ammonia...

  • Nestlé Expansion Plan Includes Nespresso Factory

    Nestlé Nespresso has inaugurated a CHF 300 million ($308 million) factory in Romont, Switzerland to satisfy growing world demand for Nespresso coffee and support its expansion plan in North America. The factory has already created 125 new jobs, and will produce original Nespresso...

  • Activated Carbon Lab Facility Tour

    Heyl & Patterson Inc. will host participants of the 36th International Activated Carbon Conference at its pilot plant testing laboratory to demonstrate equipment it manufactures for the production of activated carbon. The tour is planned for 4pm on Thursday, September 17, 2015.  ...

  • Chemical Safety Symposium to Feature Top Experts

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas M. Connelly, chief executive officer of the American Chemical Society (ACS), and Dr. M. Sam Mannan, director of the Mary K. O'Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M University, will be the...

  • Pneumatic Conveying System Design

    When designing a pneumatic conveying system, be aware of the consequences of compromise. It is important to match the system design to the products you want to convey when designing a system, according to Jack Hilbert, principal engineering consultant with Pneumatic Conveying Consultants LLC....