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  • Spray Drying: The Explosion Protection Challenge

    This online presentation, organized by IChemE's Pharma, and Food & Drink Special Interest Groups, aimed at those who operate and specify spray drying equipment in the dairy, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology industries, will be held January 27, 2016, from 5-6 am Eastern. Attendance is free...

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  • Container Manufacturer Names Ryan President

    Indiana-based material handling product manufacturer MODRoto has named J.R. Ryan president. Ryan will be responsible for the business functions such as the strategic direction and growth of the rotational molding company's multiple business units, which includes Ship Shape bulk containers,...

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  • Key Technology Launches Website in French

    Key Technology announces the launch of its new mobile-friendly website in French to support its many French-speaking customers around the world. The responsive website, found at www.key-technology.fr, offers interactive features that enhance ease of use on any online device. It provides...

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  • U.S. Specialty Chemicals Market Falls

    The Specialty Chemicals Market Volume Index, a new tool created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), fell further during the fourth quarter, slipping back 0.2 percent on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis in November. This follows a 0.1 percent decline in October and a generally...

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  • OSHA Cites Cement Plant for Repeated Hazards

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Toledo area office cited Quality Ready Mix Inc., St. Mary's, OH, on Dec. 7, 2015, for one willful, three repeat, and two serious safety violations at the company's Van Buren cement silo hopper. The...

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  • Cybersecurity Solutions Vital for Manufacturing’s Survival

    International Society of Automation (ISA) executive director Patrick Gouhin delivered a keynote address, entitled, “Utilizing an Operational Technologies Approach to Mitigating Cybersecurity Risk” at the Cybersecurity Conference in Raleigh, NC, December 15, which was co-hosted by the US...

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  • Two Critically Injured in Plastic Pellet Accident

    Four workers were injured when an explosion occurred at a warehouse business in Humble, TX Tuesday afternoon. Two of the workers were in critical condition with severe burns, one was in good condition, and the fourth was treated and released. A police spokesman said the explosion was caused by...

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  • KWS Engineer Receives Professional Engineering License

    Jimmy Dufinetz, P.E. of KWS Manufacturing Co., has received his professional engineer license for the state of Texas. This accomplishment is the culmination of Dufinetz’s hard work and desire for continual improvement. In order to receive a professional license in engineering one must...

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  • U.S. Chemical Industry Growth Will Outpace U.S. Economy

    The business of American chemistry expanded 3.6 percent in 2015 despite global headwinds that included a strong appreciation of the U.S. dollar and a weakness in several key global markets. “The U.S. chemical industry renaissance is just getting started,” said Kevin Swift, chief...

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  • General Mills Adds Two New Directors

    General Mills elected Roger W. Ferguson Jr. and Eric D. Sprunk to its board of directors. Ferguson has served as chief executive officer of TIAA-CREF, a financial services firm, since 2008. Prior to joining TIAA-CREF, Ferguson served as chairman of Swiss Re America Holding Corp., vice chairman...

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