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  • DuPont Develops New Conveyor Belt for Food with Esbelt

    A recent collaboration between DuPont Performance Materials and Spanish conveyor equipment maker Esbelt resulted in a new conveyor belt for the food industry that uses a DuPont thermoplastic elastomer to improve metal and x-ray food contamination detectability. DuPont’s Hytrel TPC-ET...

  • Schneider Electric Acquires Online Process Analyzer Firm

    Energy management and automation company Schneider Electric acquired Applied Instrument Technologies Inc. (AIT), an Upland, CA-based provider of online process analyzers for the hydrocarbon, petrochemical, chemical, pharmaceutical, and steel industries, the companies announced by press release...

  • Market for Advanced Composites to Reach $33B in 2024

    The global market for advanced composites, increasingly used as strong, lightweight alternatives to metals in automotive and maritime industries, is expected to total $33.44 billion by 2024, posits a new report by market insights firm Grand View Research Inc. The automotive and maritime sectors,...

  • Raytheon to Build Air Force Jet Facility in Mississippi

    If the U.S. Air Force approves Raytheon Company’s proposal to manufacture the service’s T-100 Integrated Air Training System jets, the defense contractor announced Monday that it will construct a final assembly and check out facility for production in Meridian, MS. “Our process...

  • OSHA Fines Paper Company $68K after Bag Machine Amputation

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited the AJM Packaging Corp. facility in Folkston, GA on Oct. 18 for one repeated safety violation after a worker’s finger was partially amputated this July, the agency announced Thursday. OSHA is...

  • HTS Intl. to Build $21M HQ, Manufacturing Plant in U.S.

    Industrial tooling and thermal management solutions prover HTS International announced plans Thursday to invest $21.4 million in the construction of its first facility in the U.S. in Knox County, TN., adding 200 positions over the next four years, according to a press release issued by Tennessee...

  • USDA Offers $17M Funding to Support Organic Agriculture

    $17.6 million in funding for research and outreach activities to support organic agriculture in America is now available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), the agency announced Friday. “The organic industry is the fastest...

  • Study: Manufacturing Not Viewed as “High-Tech” in U.S.

    While manufacturers are exploring applications of Big Data, the Industrial Internet of Things, “Smart” factories, and other ways to use technology to improve production, a recent survey found that many Americans do not consider employment in manufacturing as a “high-tech”...

  • CSB Issues Final Study on 2013 Williams Geismar Explosion

    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) issued its final case study on cause of the explosion and fire at a Williams Olefins facility in Geismar, LA on June 13, 2013 that killed two workers and injured 167 others on Wednesday, placing blame for the incident on lapses in the site’s process safety...

  • Three-Minute Truck Loading/Unloading Coming to U.S.

    The Heico Companies LLC, the parent holding company for a diversified portfolio of more than 36 businesses involved in manufacturing, construction, and industrial services, including Ancra International, Kinedyne, S-Line, and Wistra, announces the acquisition of Ancra Systems B.V. today. Ancra...