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  • Year Anniversary of West, TX Explosion

    Lawrence D. Sloan, president and CEO of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), issued the following statement regarding the one-year anniversary (April 17) of the tragic events at the West Fertilizer Plant in West, TX that killed 15 people:   “On the one-year...

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  • Powder & Bulk Solids Montreal Set for November

    Powder & Bulk Solids Montreal, November 19-20, 2014, at the Palais des congres de Montreal, Montreal, Canada,  is the Canadian resource for process manufacturers to find the latest solutions to help increase production efficiencies, cut cost, eliminate waste, and ensure product consistency...

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  • Heyl & Patterson Signs Agreement with ELB Engineering Services in South Africa

    Heyl & Patterson Inc., a world leader in bulk material handling systems and thermal processing equipment, announces the signing of an exclusive license agreement with ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd (ELB), a bulk material handling provider based in Johannesburg, South Africa. This...

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  • Explosion Vent to be Showcased at Powder Show

    Oseco’s MV-RD explosion vent is manufactured with a dome design to withstand high-cycling applications and with vacuums of up to 12 psig. Such characteristics reduce maintenance needs and increase the vent’s service life. The MV-RD is available in a variety of sizes and specifications,...

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  • CSB to Share Fatal Explosion Findings

    The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on April 22, 2014, at 5:30 pm at the Southside Community Center in West, TX. At the public meeting, the board will hear preliminary findings from the CSB's investigation team into the April 17, 2013, fire and...

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  • Texture Training Key to Improved QC Analysis

    QC testing plays a more prominent role in the success of a product than ever before. Whether it’s a package that won’t open, crackers that have no snap, an adhesive bandage that won’t stay attached, or skin creams that won’t spread, in todays marketplace textural...

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  • Key Technology Appoints Process Systems Product Manager

    Key Technology has appointed Peter Wood as process systems product manager. Wood is responsible for planning and managing activities that support the development and sales of Key’s Smart Shaker suite of vibratory conveyors that includes Iso-Flo, Impulse, and Horizon conveyors. He also manages...

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  • Vecoplan Names Sales Engineering Manager

    Vecoplan LLC, a worldwide leader in size reduction technologies, recently appointed Lars Koller to the position of sales engineering manager – systems & products. Koller joined Vecoplan in 2011 as a project engineer. “Lars’ performance over the last couple of years, made...

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  • “Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials” Seventh Edition Available

    CEMA (Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association) announces that the seventh edition of “Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials, with Metric Conversion” is now available in print and PDF format. CEMA released the first edition of “Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials”...

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  • Continuous Mixer Selected for Multi-Recipe Plastics Processing

    Solids handling specialist, Ajax Equipment, has supplied leading Swedish plastics company Polykemi AB with a stainless steel, twin-screw continuous mixer that mixes plastic granulates with additives and pigments for a range of extrusion machines. The Ajax continuous mixer replaces a batch...

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