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  • Global Demand for Packaging Machinery to Approach $40 Billion in 2012

    World demand for packaging machinery is forecast to grow 5.2% annually through 2012 to almost $40 billion. Product sales will be spurred by rising economic output and improved standards of living, resulting in increased consumer spending, manufacturing activity, and associated packaging equipment...

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  • Illinois Tool Works Acquires GSE Scale Systems

    Illinois Tool Works Inc. today announced it has acquired the GSE Scale Systems product line from SPX Corp. A global leader in programmable weight indicators and scales, GSE Scale Systems will become a business unit of ITW and part of the company's Test and Measurement group, where it will join with...

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  • TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Summit Set for Columbus, Ohio

    The 2009 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Summit (Polymers, Laminations, Adhesives, Coatings and Extrusions) will be held April 28-30 in Columbus, Ohio. The event will include the two-day Consumer Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance Course and the Symposium on Nanomaterials for Flexible...

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  • Honeywell First to Offer TUV Rheinland Security Training for Process Industries

    Honeywell has partnered with TÜV Rheinland, a global leader in compliance testing and certification, to offer specialized certification courses for plant security professionals. Through the TÜV Security Professional Manager training course, plant personnel can gain a better understanding...

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  • NDC Infrared Engineering Celebrates Five Years in Japan

    NDC is proud to announce the fifth anniversary of the opening of its direct sales and service office in Tokyo, Japan. When the office opened in 2003, Hiroo Aiba, Hideo Shimizu, and Kikuro Kubota offered over 60 years of combined experience in providing product measurement and control solutions...

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  • Fleming New Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Cytec

    Cytec Industries Inc. welcomed Shane Fleming as chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer on January 1. Cytec’s Board of Directors elected Fleming to succeed David Lilley, who retired December 31, 2008. Fleming joined the Cytec predecessor company in 1983 in the Mining...

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  • Hennlich Delivers World's Longest Energy Chain

    The longest flexible energy supply in the world was manufactured and delivered by European company Hennlich Industrietechnik for the CEZ group (biggest Czech company) northern-bohemian power plant Tušimice II. “The total energy chain length exceeds 600 m and delivers brown coal,...

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  • Ross Appoints New Vice President

    Bogard Lagman, executive vice president, has announced the promotion of John Paterson to the position of vice president for Ross Mixing Inc., Pt. St. Lucie, Florida.  Paterson joined Ross as product manager – coatings equipment in 1995 and was promoted in 1996 to general manager of...

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  • Davis to Serve on ASTM International Board of Directors

    Carroll D. Davis, manager of analytical chemistry for the Alcoa Technical Center in Alcoa Center, PA, has been named to the ASTM International board of directors for the term 2009-2011. The 25-person ASTM board has responsibility for directing the affairs of ASTM International, one of the largest...

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  • Evonik to Produce Catalysts in China in 2009

    Evonik Industries, based in Essen, Germany, has commenced building a catalyst manufacturing plant, producing precious metal powder catalysts, in Shanghai, China. The plant will start operation in the fourth quarter of 2009. Precious metal powder catalysts are used in the synthesis of...

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