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  • NOVA Chemicals Announces Business Leadership Appointments

    NOVA Chemicals announced that Chris Bezaire has been promoted to the new role of senior vice president, polyethylene. In related moves, John Hotz has been appointed to the role of vice president, corporate strategy, and John Siegrist has been named vice president, sales. “These...

  • Fike Expands Manufacturing Facility

    Fike has completed a new pressure vessel manufacturing facility at its corporate headquarters in Blue Springs, MO. This new facility allows for the increased production of Fike commercial clean agent fire protection cylinders, while providing employees with a clean, safe, and more comfortable work...

  • SOCMA Renews Call for Long-Term Authorization of Chemical Security Standards

    In a statement submitted to a key House Homeland Security Subcommittee, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), called for swift congressional action to pass a three-to-five year authorization of current Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) that expire March 4...

  • Brambles Continues Growth Strategy Through Acquisition of CAPS

    Brambles Ltd has acquired Container and Pooling Solutions (CAPS), a U.S.-based provider of intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) and automotive containers, for $16.4 million.  “This acquisition is consistent with our strategy of growing our pooling business,” said Brambles CEO...

  • American Chemistry Council Welcomes Passage of U.S. House Resolution 72

    Cal Dooley, CEO and president of the American Chemistry Council, issued the following statement in response to passage of House Resolution 72, which directs committees to review existing, pending, and proposed federal regulations with respect to their impact on jobs and economic growth: “...

  • Guaranteed In-Stock Partner Program Announced by Cleveland Vibrator Co.

    Cleveland Vibrator Co. has announced a Guaranteed In-Stock Partner program that offers ready-to-ship inventory levels for up to 50 different industrial vibrator products. The program is designed to bring added value and availability to existing customers as well as new customers. “Our...

  • Particle Sciences and Horiba Instruments Form Strategic Relationship

    Particle Sciences Inc., a leading pharmaceutical CRO, is pleased to announce the establishment of a strategic alliance with Horiba Instruments of Irvine, CA, which is the U.S. sales and marketing division of Horiba Limited of Kyoto, Japan. This alliance assures that both client bases are provided...

  • Brenntag Opens New Chemical Distribution Facility in Indonesia to Meet Growing Demand

    Brenntag, a global leader in full-line chemical distribution, unveiled its new distribution facility in Jakarta built to meet growing market demand. The facility will provide a bigger storage capacity than the current warehouse in Jakarta, and allow Brenntag to improve and expand value-added...

  • Campaign Launched to Halt Coal Mine in Bangladesh

    Seeking to avert a "humanitarian and ecological catastrophe," Cultural Survival launched a campaign to prevent UK-based Global Coal Management Resources (GCM) from building one of the world's largest open-pit coal mines in one of the world's poorest countries, Bangladesh.  ...

  • Atomization, Sprays, and Atomizers Course Offered

    The Center for Professional Advancement’s (CfPA) is offering Atomization, Sprays and Atomizers March 10-11 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This course is for professionals in the chemical, biotechnology, agricultural sprays, food, pulp and paper, combustion, and medical areas. Those involved...