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  • ACC Statement on Senate Confirmation Hearings of Key Appointments on Obama's Environmental Team

    American Chemistry Council (ACC) president and CEO, Cal Dooley, issued the following statement on the confirmation hearings by the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works of Lisa Jackson as administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Nancy Sutley as chairman...

  • CSC Scientific Announces Affiliation with Moisture Register

    CSC Scientific Company, Inc. has announced a new affiliation with Moisture Register, a division of Aqua Measure Instrument Co., to distribute on-line moisture measurement and control equipment. CSC offers the moisture methods of  loss-on drying, capacitance, and Karl Fischer. In joining this...

  • Sweco Opens New Air Classifier Test Facility

    Sweco, A Business Unit of M-I LLC, has announced the opening of a new North American test facility for its Ecutec business unit. Located in Florence, Kentucky, the 1000-sq-ft laboratory will be used to conduct milling, classification, and coating trials on fine and ultrafine particles. This new...

  • Atlas Copco Compressors Announces Energy Saving Seminars

    Atlas Copco Compressors LLC has announced four one-day Compressed Air Energy Saving Seminars to be held in early 2009 at four locations across the U.S. The seminars teach energy savings techniques and technologies for managers responsible for maintenance, plants, facilities, energy reduction,...

  • Malvern Offers New Series of Laser Diffraction Master Classes

    Malvern Instruments has begun a new series of its popular Web-based laser diffraction master classes. With participation free of charge, these live events are delivered as a service to all users of laser diffraction particle sizing systems and aim to provide support from basic principles to...

  • Whitcraft Named Chairman of 2009 ASTM International Board of Directors

    Paul K. Whitcraft, director of quality, safety and engineering at Rolled Alloys Inc., Temperance, Michigan, has been elected chairman of the 2009 ASTM International board of directors.            Since 1975, Whitcraft has been active in several...

  • Honeywell Appoints Gilsdorf President of Process Solutions Business

    Honeywell has announced the appointment of Norman “Norm” Gilsdorf as president of Honeywell Process Solutions. Gilsdorf was formerly vice president and general manager of the Process Solutions business in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). He replaces Jack Bolick, who retired from...

  • Leistritz Expands NJ Twin Screw Extrusion Process Lab

    Leistritz has just completed a significant expansion of its New Jersey twin screw extrusion process laboratory in Somerville by adding a controlled environment room (temperature and dew point) for developing products for the plastics, medical, and pharmaceutical industries.  Areas of...

  • Research Shows Value of In-Line Particle Sizing to Control Spray Drying Processes

    New pilot-scale research in the Pharmacy Department of the National University of Singapore is demonstrating the value of the Insitec in-line particle size analyzer from Malvern Instruments for monitoring and control of spray drying processes. Process Analytical Technology (PAT) options, such as...

  • 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...