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  • Strong Q2 Gain for Plastics Machinery Shipments

    The accelerating momentum in plastics machinery demand that emerged in the second half of 2013 was sustained through the first half of this year, according to statistics compiled and reported by the Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES) of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association....

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  • Chemical Manufacturers Exceeding Requirements

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) announced that 21 member facilities are now exceeding key ChemStewards benchmarks, qualifying them for the Excellence Tier – the program’s highest ranking. Seven facilities are new to the Excellence Tier:  ...

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  • Micromeritics to Participate in University of Maryland Tableting Course

    The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy will hold its second annual Tablets & Capsules Hands-On Short Course in October. The training will provide a general overview of the production of multiparticulate beads, capsules, and tables. Micromeritics has been asked to present a lecture and...

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  • Auburn’s Particulate Monitor Receives CSA Certification for Hazardous Locations

    Auburn’s TRIBO.dsp U3400H is the industry’s first two-wire, loop-powered, wide dynamic range particulate monitor for both high- and low-temperature applications utilizing HART protocol. The TRIBO.dsp U3400H was awarded Hazardous Location Certification by CSA International, a leading...

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  • Grain Dust Explosion Injures Four

    A grain dust explosion Sunday at the Nestle Purina plant in Flagstaff, AZ, severely burned two contractors and injured two others. According to Flagstaff Fire Department captain Bill Morse, the four workers were operating welding equipment on the fifth floor of the seven-story grain elevator...

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  • Hazardous Location Certificates for New Point Level Products

    Bindicator announces that Hazardous Location certificates from UL have been issued to the company’s recently launched, redesigned Bin-Dicator and VRF II point level sensors. The UL certification is recognized in both the U.S. and Canada for explosion-proof Class I, Div 1, Groups C and D, and...

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  • Fike Welcomes New Managing Director for European Operations

    Frank Oosterlinck has joined the Fike Corp. as the managing director of Fike Europe.     "Frank's background and expertise will be a tremendous asset to Fike. He has held numerous leadership positions at globally recognized companies, overseeing commercial and business...

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  • Mondi Increases Bag Capacity in Mexico by 50 Million Annually

    Mondi in North America has increased its industrial bag manufacturing capacity in Mexico by approximately 50 million bags per year with the addition of a Windmoeller and Hoelscher 2379 in-line production line at its Chihuahua, Mexico plant, and a Windmoeller and Hoelscher 2378 at its Tehuacan,...

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  • Maguire Promotes Kavanagh to VP Global Sales

    Maguire Products Inc. has appointed Frank Kavanagh vice president of global sales. Kavanagh will oversee worldwide sales of all Maguire auxiliary equipment systems, including gravimetric blenders, vacuum dryers, loading systems, feeders, granulators, and related equipment and software....

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  • Sullair Expands Air Compressor Line to Latin America

    Sullair announces the introduction of the expanded ShopTek line of lubricated rotary screw air compressors to Latin America. The expanded product line features larger compressors ranging from 25 to 100 hp, complementing the existing ShopTek line of smaller compressors.   The compressors...

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