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  • Franklin Miller Launches New Web Site

    Franklin Miller Inc., a manufacturer of size reduction processors, has launched a new and improved Web site at www.franklinmiller.com. With its updated design, clear structure, and user-friendly navigation, the site provides comprehensive information about the company's line of Delumper series...

  • AIHA Applauds Chemical Industry's Support for Reform

    The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has lent its support to the chemical industry and other groups in their efforts to seek more robust federal regulation of chemicals. AIHA's support follows the chemical industry's recent announcement that it is open to substantial changes to the...

  • Florida Rock Slashes Production Costs Using Advanced Process Control and Real-Time Particle Size Analysis

    Florida Rock Industries, Jacksonville, FL, part of the Vulcan Materials Co., has slashed energy consumption and improved cement product quality using the powerful combination of a model predictive control package from Pavilion Technologies, Austin, TX, and real-time particle size analysis from...

  • Free Webinar to Focus on Standards for Solid Biofuels

    The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, along with the U.S. Department of Commerce, will host a free webinar on solid biofuels and related standards, September 11, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. (EST). As the demand for alternative fuel sources grows, U.S. companies are finding...

  • New Plastic Provides More Security against Contamination during Food Processing

    TECAFORM AH ID (POM-C) is the first stock shape thermoplastic that can be easily and quickly detected if equipment failure causes pieces of material to mix with the food product during the production run. The new plastic contains an additive which enables it to be more readily detected in the event...

  • Flow Rate of Metal Powders Using Carney Funnel Measured by New ASTM International Standard

    Flow characteristics of fine metal powders are important in filling dies for pressing of powder metallurgy compacts, which are later sintered and sometimes machined into finished parts. The flow rate, as measured by a new ASTM standard, determines the flow necessary for a precise quantity of powder...

  • Sartomer Revises Prices on Monomers and Oligomers

    Global specialty chemicals manufacturer Sartomer Co. will increase prices on its monomers and oligomers by the following amounts ($/lb): • all acrylate monomers $0.12 • all oligomers $0.12 • all methacrylate monomers $0.07 • SR506 (IBOA) $0.45 • SR423 (IBOMA) $0.45...

  • CyPlus Commissions Cold Caro's Acid Systems at Two Jaguar Mining Brazilian Sites

    CyPlus has succeeded in commissioning two Cold Caro’s Acid systems for Concord, NH-based Jaguar Mining Inc. at its Turmalina and Paciencia gold-mining operations in Brazil. The systems treat cyanide-containing effluent. Cold Caro’s Acid is a powerful oxidant that is produced in situ by...

  • Stedman to Host Open House for 175th Anniversary

    Stedman hill host an open house on September 12, 2009 in celebration of its 175th anniversary this year. The open house is open to the public and local neighborhood, as well as to Stedman employees, retirees, and family members.  The mayor and town council of Aurora, IN, local senators,...

  • CC-Link Network Supports Mantecorp's Pharmaceutical Plant

    The Control and Communication Link (CC-Link) open Fieldbus network and Mitsubishi Electric controls now serve as the supervisory control and data acquisition system for the ultra modern 3.3 million-sq-ft Mantecorp pharmaceutical manufacturing and office facility in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The CC...