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  • Plattco Awarded Patent for Pneumatic Conveying Valve Seal

    Plattco Corp., producer of advanced material handling valves for industrial applications, has been awarded a patent for a high-pressure mechanical shaft seal that improves the performance and maintenance-free operation of industrial valves in high-velocity, high-pressure conveying systems. The...

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  • SPI, Tooling U-SME Launch Online Machinery Training

    SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and Tooling U-SME, a leader in providing workforce development and training to the manufacturing industry, announce the launch of PlasticsU, a new online training program aimed at closing the manufacturing skills gap in the plastics industry....

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  • Bunting Magnetics Names GM of Magnet Materials Division

    Bunting Magnetics Co., a producer of precision magnetic products for the worldwide food, recycling, printing, automobile, plastics, and electronics industries, has named Alicia Wieder general manager of its Magnet Materials Div. in Elk Grove Village, IL. Wieder holds a Bachelor of Science...

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  • Online DEM Literature Database Hits 5000 Users

    The world’s first online DEM literature database has reached the milestone of up to 5000 users in its first year and now features 4000 abstracts of papers on Discrete Element Method (DEM) simulation technology that are available to the worldwide industry and academic audience. Created...

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  • Sonoco on Dow Jones Sustainability World Index Again

    Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has been listed on the 2014/2015 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI), marking the sixth consecutive year it has received the prestigious recognition - the longest consecutive streak of any packaging company currently listed...

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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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