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  • American Chemistry Council Releases Year-End Situation and Outlook Report

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has released its 2008 Year End Situation and Outlook publication. The Situation and Outlook is used as a resource by a wide variety of industry participants including chemical manufacturers and distribution companies, investment banks, consulting firms,...

  • Performance of RFID Transponders Tested in New ASTM Packaging Standard

    While the use of radio frequency identification transponders has become common for inventory tracking purposes, RFID system performance can be affected by product and packaging materials. A new ASTM standard can be used to provide a framework for testing RFID system performance that can be applied...

  • Malvern Instruments and Rutgers Collaborate on Materials Characterization Lab

    A new particle characterization and rheology laboratory is being installed at the Center for Ceramic Research (CCR) at Rutgers (State University of New Jersey), as part of a collaborative project between the university and Malvern Instruments. Malvern is providing a suite of state-of-the-art...

  • Material Transfer Appoints Operations Manager

    Material Transfer and Storage Inc., Allegan, Michigan, has announced the appointment of Jim Altvater to the position of operations manager. In this position Altvater will be responsible for the engineering, production control, and assembly groups. Altvater holds a degree in Business Administration...

  • Flexicon Triples Australia Manufacturing Space

    Flexicon Corp. (Australia) Pty Ltd. has more than tripled its Brisbane, Australia operation by expanding into an adjacent manufacturing facility. The new plant adds approximately 23,680 sq ft to the company’s existing 10,760 sq ft of space and will be dedicated to increasing manufacturing...

  • New Kalenborn International Organization Announced

    Abresist Corp. has announced that its parent company, Kalenborn Kalprotect GmbH & Co. KG, has now become the holding company Kalenborn International GmbH & Co. KG. The oldest of 12 subsidiaries of Kalenborn International, Abresist Corp. manufactures and installs a wide range of abrasion-...

  • Lorenz & Son Becomes Lorenz Conveying Products

    Lorenz & Son has announced it has changed its name to Lorenz Conveying Products. For almost 30 years Lorenz has been supplying quality couplings, elbows, fittings, diverter valves, and gates for the conveying industry. “The fact is that we have grown so much in the past few years we...

  • Evonik Industries Adds Investment in Nanning to Construct New API Manufacturing Plant

    Evonik Industries AG has announced a new investment at Evonik Rexim (Nanning) Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. for an active pharmaceutical ingredients plant. A groundbreaking ceremony for this investment was held on November 21. Evonik Rexim (Nanning) Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. was originally established...

  • Vortex Valves Wins Exporter Award

    Vortex Valves has been awarded the 2008 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award by Kansas Governor, Kathleen Sebelius. The award is presented annually to a single Kansas company that has demonstrated excellence in export sales and international marketing. The award recognizes Vortex as a...

  • Atlas Copco Acquires Aggreko's European Compressor Rental Business

    Atlas Copco has acquired the European oil-free air compressor rental business of Aggreko plc, expanding the Atlas Copco Specialty Rental division. The $18 million deal includes nearly 200 compressors and dryers, which will be integrated into Atlas Copco’s existing European rental fleet....