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  • Chemical Distributors Urge Regulatory Certainty for U.S. Businesses

    Members of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) headed to Capitol Hill Tuesday to encourage Congress to reform the regulatory process and provide chemical distributors and other U.S. businesses the regulatory certainty needed to continue as economic engines and job creators....

  • USDA Increases OAQ for Domestic Sugar

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Tuesday an increase to the fiscal year 2016 Overall Allotment Quantity (OAQ) for domestic sugar, reassigned some of the projected surplus sugar marketing allotments among processors, and reassigned part of the surplus cane sugar marketing...

  • Sealed Air Receives Packaging Innovation Award from DuPont

    Sealed Air Corporation received a Silver Award from DuPont for its Korrvu Lok packaging design at the 28th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, Sealed Air announced Tuesday. The DuPont Packaging Awards program is an independently-judged competition that recognizes developments in packaging...

  • Report: Material Handling Tops Causes of Workplace Injuries

    Material handling accidents were found to be the most common cause of workers compensation claims from 2010 to 2014, according to a new report released Monday by the Travelers Companies Inc. Examining 1.5 million workers compensation claims over five years, the “Travelers Injury Impact...

  • Course Offered Waste and Recycled Bulk Materials Handling

    The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology is offering a one-day course this July on handling and storage issues with waste and recycled bulk materials at the University of Greenwich [UK], Medway campus. On July 5, 2016, the center’s director and professor of bulk and particulate...

  • Bunting Magnetics Names New Member of Advisory Board

    Bunting Magnetics Co. appointed former K-Tron International president Kevin Bowen to its advisory board, the Newton, KS-based company announced Tuesday. The company’s advisory board – which includes technology advisor John Ormerod, sales and marketing consultant Steven Schnoll, and...

  • Dow Corning CEO to Retire after Ownership Restructure

    Robert D. Hansen, chairman, CEO, and president of Dow Corning Corporation will retire following the completion of Dow Chemical’s ownership restructure of Corning Inc., a press release announced Monday. Hansen is expected to remain with the Dow Corning for several months to help transition...

  • MIT and Lockheed Martin Launch Research Initiative

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Lockheed Martin are engaging in a new initiative to research autonomous systems, MIT News reported Monday. MIT’s department of aeronautics and astronautics and the institute’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory...

  • Pfizer Enters Merger Agreement with Anacor

    Pfizer Inc. announced Monday that it has entered into a “definitive” merger agreement with Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc., a maker of an eczema treatment that is currently under FDA review. Agreeing to purchase the Palo Alto, CA-based company for $5.2 billion, Pfizer said in a press...

  • Chemistry Student Lands Prestigious Internship

    Abigail Cawoski, a Westminster College junior chemistry major, has been awarded a paid industrial internship from the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) at LyondellBasell Industries in Cincinnati. Of the 243 applicants, 27 students were selected, three being from small liberal arts colleges...