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  • NIR System Gets Nod for Use in Combustible Dust Settings

    The DA 7300 HLD In-line NIR system by Perten Instruments Inc. received certification from Intertek Group plc, ELT Listing Branch, Equipment Design Review Section that the instrument conforms to NFPA STD 496 & UL STD 913, 508A, 698A & 61010-1 for the USA. The instrument is also...

  • NAM Urges Next U.S. President to Revamp Infrastructure

    Roads. Bridges. Seaports. Airports. These pieces of infrastructure that America’s foremost organization representing manufacturers wants the next President of the United States to focus on in 2017. In a statement released Wednesday, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) said that...

  • U.S. Mining Deaths, Respirable Dust Levels at Record Low

    The fiscal year of 2016 was the “safest year in mining history” in America, according to new data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Tuesday. 24 workers died between Oct. 1, 2015 and Oct. 30, 2016, the lowest recorded figure...

  • Tyson Foods Acquires Stake in Meatless Protein Startup

    America’s largest meat producer, Tyson Foods Inc., has acquired a 5% stake in plant-based protein product maker Beyond Meat that will provide the meat alternative company with funds to expand its product offerings and distribution, the companies announced on Monday. “We’re...

  • Syngenta Beefs Up Production in Brazil and Switzerland

    Syngenta has completed a $240 million production capacity expansion at several sites in Brazil and Switzerland to help meet increased demand for seeds and agricultural chemicals, the agriculture company announced Oct. 4. “With these investments in production capacity expansion, we confirm...

  • General Motors Cutting 150 Foundry Jobs in Ohio

    General Motors Co. notified employees at its Defiance, OH foundry Friday that around 150 jobs will be cut over the next year and a half, the Toledo [OH] Blade reported Oct. 8. The plant makes cast-iron engine components, some of which are being phased out in favor of parts made from nodular iron,...

  • Reading Bakery Systems Launches Snack Development System

    One of the globe’s leading makers of baking and process systems for the food industry, Reading Bakery Systems, recently announced the addition of an automated snack system to its Sinking Spring, PA-based Science & Innovation Center. “The RBS expanded snack system allows for...

  • DuPont Opens Europe’s First Zytel HTN Polymer Plant

    DuPont Performance Materials (DPM) held an event Oct. 7 to mark the opening of its Zytel HTN polymer production facility in Uentrop, Germany, a move that aims to boost the company’s presence in the polyamide industry and its ability to serve the European market. Zytel HTN, a cost-effective,...

  • Conveyor Equipment Orders up 100%

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its August 2016 booked orders increased 99.6% when compared to August 2015 orders. When compared to July 2016, August 2016 booked orders were up 110.9%. August booked orders were up 2.5% for Bulk Handling Equipment and...

  • Updated Product Inspection Guides Available

    How to increase product quality without reducing productivity has become the holy grail for many manufacturers. A new updated set of four product inspection guides is now available for download that addresses product inspection challenges. Updated with new content, each guide focuses on a...