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  • NFPA Seeks Public Input on 2019 Combustible Dust Standard

    The National Fire Protection Association has opened for public input the Annual 2018 revision cycle of NFPA 652: Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust. The period for public comments will close on June 29, 2016. The next edition of the standard is expected to be released in 2019....

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  • General Mills Acquires Yogurt Maker

    General Mills has acquired Brazilian yogurt maker Carolina Administração e Participações Societárias Ltda, (Carolina), a privately-held dairy products company headquartered in Ribeirão Claro, Paraná, Brazil. Terms of the transaction were not...

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  • Spray Drying: The Explosion Protection Challenge

    This online presentation, organized by IChemE's Pharma, and Food & Drink Special Interest Groups, aimed at those who operate and specify spray drying equipment in the dairy, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology industries, will be held January 27, 2016, from 5-6 am Eastern. Attendance is free...

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  • Container Manufacturer Names Ryan President

    Indiana-based material handling product manufacturer MODRoto has named J.R. Ryan president. Ryan will be responsible for the business functions such as the strategic direction and growth of the rotational molding company's multiple business units, which includes Ship Shape bulk containers,...

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  • Key Technology Launches Website in French

    Key Technology announces the launch of its new mobile-friendly website in French to support its many French-speaking customers around the world. The responsive website, found at www.key-technology.fr, offers interactive features that enhance ease of use on any online device. It provides...

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  • U.S. Specialty Chemicals Market Falls

    The Specialty Chemicals Market Volume Index, a new tool created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), fell further during the fourth quarter, slipping back 0.2 percent on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis in November. This follows a 0.1 percent decline in October and a generally...

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  • OSHA Cites Cement Plant for Repeated Hazards

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Toledo area office cited Quality Ready Mix Inc., St. Mary's, OH, on Dec. 7, 2015, for one willful, three repeat, and two serious safety violations at the company's Van Buren cement silo hopper. The...

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  • Cybersecurity Solutions Vital for Manufacturing’s Survival

    International Society of Automation (ISA) executive director Patrick Gouhin delivered a keynote address, entitled, “Utilizing an Operational Technologies Approach to Mitigating Cybersecurity Risk” at the Cybersecurity Conference in Raleigh, NC, December 15, which was co-hosted by the US...

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  • Two Critically Injured in Plastic Pellet Accident

    Four workers were injured when an explosion occurred at a warehouse business in Humble, TX Tuesday afternoon. Two of the workers were in critical condition with severe burns, one was in good condition, and the fourth was treated and released. A police spokesman said the explosion was caused by...

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  • KWS Engineer Receives Professional Engineering License

    Jimmy Dufinetz, P.E. of KWS Manufacturing Co., has received his professional engineer license for the state of Texas. This accomplishment is the culmination of Dufinetz’s hard work and desire for continual improvement. In order to receive a professional license in engineering one must...

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