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  • Explosion, Fire at Chemical Plant

    An explosion occurred at about 11:30pm June 6 at Eastman Chemical Resins in Jefferson Hills, PA, that caused a fire that resulted in area residents being asked to stay in their homes. Firefighters extinguished the blaze in roughly two hours. The explosion was said to have occurred in a...

  • Metal Powders Partnership Announced

    LPW and Metalysis are collaborating to develop an alternative supply chain for clean, spherical tantalum and tungsten powders for quality critical applications. It will combine Metalysis’s metal production technology with LPW’s spherodization and post-processing capability. LPW will be...

  • OSHA Recommends Fines after Railcar Facility Explosion

    Two workers endured several weeks of skin graft surgery and physical therapy after suffering second-degree burns when gas vapors exploded in a railcar in December 2014 at GBW Railcar Services LLC. The car was being prepared for cleaning when an electric heater ignited the flammable gas. Seven other...

  • Solving Powder Flow Problems at Powder Show Canada

    Understanding powder segregation and material flow problems can be difficult if you are working with a material you are unfamiliar with or are unsure about. Often, material flow and segregation problems occur because the company handling the material doesn’t know as much about their material...

  • Three 20-Year Employees

    The success of any company is typically due in large part to the longevity and skill of its people. That’s certainly the case with Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, which is celebrating a significant milestone in 2015 with the 20-year anniversary of three employees. Mark Navin, Ron Fojtik, and...

  • Materials for Energy and Environment Workshop

    An advanced three-day GdRi workshop on materials for energy and the environment, organized by Micromeritics Instrument Corp., the Joint CNRS-MIT laboratory, MSE2, and the International Research Network, M2UN, will take place August 26–28, 2015 on the MIT campus in Boston. With a theme of...

  • Strong Outlook for U.S. Chemical Industry

    Following a first quarter softened by transitory extreme weather as well as port disruption, the U.S. economy is growing below its potential as high taxes, debt, and regulatory burdens continue to take a toll on business and consumer confidence, causing businesses to cut-back on capital spending in...

  • UniTrak Adds Dynequip as Rep

    UniTrak Corporation Ltd, Port Hope, ON, announces that Dynequip Inc., St. Paul, MN, is now representing UniTrak in MN, South and North Dakota, and parts of northwestern WI and western IA. Dynequip Inc. has been in the material handling business for 44 years and will be representing UniTrak...

  • FMC Corp. Releases Sustainability Report

    FMC Corp. released its fourth annual Sustainability Report, summarizing the specialty company's continuing efforts to address several major global challenges in 2014. "Embracing Opportunities for Tomorrow," focuses on FMC's five sustainability priorities: fostering safety,...

  • General Mills Donates $500,000

    Walton Arts Center announced a $500,000 gift from General Mills. This gift is designated for the Investing in our Future: The Expansion of Walton Arts Center, Walton Arts Center’s $23 million campaign to add 30,000 sq ft of space, which includes a new and expanded atrium lobby that connects...